- Ann-Sophie Page et al (BJOG 2022 Nov 8 DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.17335) assessed whether CO2- laser treatment is more effective than sham application in relieving the Most Bothersome Symptom (MBS) in women with Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) using a Single center, sham controlled, double-blind, randomised trial. All participants eventually received three consecutive laser and three consecutive sham applications, either first laser followed by sham, or conversely.
The authors Conclusions were that In women with GSM, the treatment response 12 weeks after laser application was comparable to that of sham applications. There were neither obvious differences for secondary outcomes. No serious adverse events were reported.