Efficacy evaluation of Lattice Carbon Dioxide Laser Therapy in the treatment of postmenopausal patients with mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence

Treatment of Postmenopausal Patients With Urinary Incontinence

  • Ya-ru Wu
  • Dan Shen
  • Yan-qiao Zhang
  • Zhen-yu Cui
  • Wenzeng Yang Affiliated Hospital of Hebei University
Keywords: Stress urinary incontinence, Lattice carbon dioxide laser, Menopause

Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the efficacy and postoperative complications of lattice carbon dioxide laser in the treatment of postmenopausal patients with mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence.

Methods: A total of 30 postmenopausal female patients with mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence, recruited from the Affiliated Hospital of Hebei University from September to November 2019, were selected as the study subjects and treated with lattice carbon dioxide laser therapy. Treatment was given at intervals of one month. The degree of urinary incontinence, the urinary incontinence questionnaire (ICI-Q-SF) score, and the urinary incontinence quality of life scale (I-QOL)) Score, surgical satisfaction, one hour pad test and postoperative complications before treatment and after each treatment of all patients were respectively recorded and compared.

Results: Compared with those before treatment, the grade of urinary incontinence and ICI-Q-SF scores of these 30 patients after each treatment were lower, and their I-QOL scores were higher. The difference of one hour urine pad test was statistically significant (P<0.05), but the follow-up data of three months after the third treatment was close to that of one month after the first treatment. The satisfaction rate of these 30 patients was 76.67% (23/30). After treatment, only one patient presented vaginal itching discomfort on the first day after surgery and the symptoms disappeared three days later. No obvious complications occurred in the other 29 patients.

Conclusion: The treatment of mild and moderate postmenopausal patients with stress urinary incontinence with lattice carbon dioxide laser can effectively reduce the incidence of incontinence and improve the quality of life.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.7.4077

How to cite this:
Wu Y, Shen D, Zhang Y, Cui Z, Yang W. Efficacy evaluation of Lattice Carbon Dioxide Laser Therapy in the treatment of postmenopausal patients with mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence. Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(7):1989-1993.  doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.7.4077

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Published
2021-10-06
How to Cite
Wu, Y.- ru, Shen, D., Zhang, Y.- qiao, Cui, Z.- yu, & Yang, W. (2021). Efficacy evaluation of Lattice Carbon Dioxide Laser Therapy in the treatment of postmenopausal patients with mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 37(7). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.7.4077
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