Research and Innovation
The work "LED light in the treatment for the genitourinary syndrome of menopause in women survivors of breast cancer", developed by the research center of the Center for Attention to the Pelvic Floor - CAAP, linked to the Bahiana, was awarded in the Conservative Treatment (non-invasive) category at the International Continence Society – ICS 2022, the most important international scientific event in the area of pelvic problems, which takes place from September 7 to 10, in Vienna, Austria. The award will be presented on September 10, at the closing ceremony of the event.
The work, which will be presented on September 8, is the result of a doctorate in Medicine and Human Health at Bahiana, authored by academic Daniela Barros, oncologist, member of the CAAP. As it is a randomized clinical trial, the study also involved physical therapists, gynecologists, master's, doctoral and Medicine and Physiotherapy students at Bahiana, in addition to scholarship students from CNPq, Fapesb, PIBIC and PIBIC junior (high school), all members of the CAAP. Another three works produced by the Center were also selected and will be presented at ICS 2022.
The LED Light device was developed by Prof.ª Dr. Patrícia Lordêlo, in partnership with Dr. Mariana Robatto and doctoral student Maria Clara Pavie, and patented by Bahiana. The construction of this advance relied on the partnership of industry entities. According to the founder and coordinator of the CAAP and professor of the undergraduate and Doctorate of Medicine and Human Health at Bahiana, Dr. Patrícia Lordêlo, “winning the award is the result of the union of a group that works to offer the best treatment to patients. For this success, we count on the combination of several forces, we joined the academy and the industry to produce this device that today is already commercialized by the company DGM Eletrônica".
The award honored researchers who contributed to the advancement of science in Bahia
The event marked the beginning of the partnership with the Maria Emília Pedreira Freire de Carvalho Foundation (FME).