Vaginal laser for overactive bladder syndrome.

Overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) is defined as urinary urgency, usually with urinary frequency and nocturia, with or without urge urinary incontinence. The prevalence of OAB in adult women ranges between 11% and 42%, is particularly common in elderly people, and can overlap with the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). There is a wide approach to the treatment of symptoms, often in a stepwise fashion, including lifestyle changes, bladder retraining and pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation, drug therapy, intra-vesical botulinum toxin injections or neuromodulation. Recently, vaginal laser therapy has been proposed as an emerging minimal invasive effective treatment option for women with OAB. We explore this further.

International urogynecology journal. 2020 May 12 [Epub ahead of print]

Ioannis Charalampous, Visha K Tailor, Alex Digesu

Medical School, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus., Department of Urogynaecology, St Marys Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, 4th Floor, Mary Stanford Building, London, W2 1NY, UK. ., Department of Urogynaecology, St Marys Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, 4th Floor, Mary Stanford Building, London, W2 1NY, UK.

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