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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646390/2940-nm-er-yag-fractional-laser-enhanced-the-effect-of-topical-drug-for-psoriasis
#1
Ruilian Li, Jun Zhou, Hui Su, Mei Wang, Yongxian Wang, Shengxiang Xiao, Huiqun Ma
We observed the promoting effects of the 2940-nm erbium:YAG (Er:YAG) fractional laser in topical drug delivery for psoriasis. A total of five (four males and one female) recalcitrant psoriasis patients were given laser treatment eight times at 1-week intervals with the following parameters: 5-11% spot density and 100-μm energy depth. The psoriatic skin lesions on the left knee and the corresponding lesions at the right ones of each psoriasis patient were randomly divided into two groups: laser + topical drug group (L) and drug alone group (D)...
June 23, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646389/photodynamic-therapy-controls-of-staphylococcus-aureus-intradermal-infection-in-mice
#2
Palloma Porto Almeida, Ítalo Sousa Pereira, Karine Bitencourt Rodrigues, Lorena Santos Leal, Andressa Souza Marques, Luciano Pereira Rosa, Francine Cristina da Silva, Robson Amaro Augusto da Silva
Infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus lead to skin infections, as well as soft tissues and bone infections. Given the communal resistance to antibiotics developed by strains of this bacterium, photodynamic therapy emerges as a promising alternative treatment to control and cure infections. Females of the Balb/C mice were infected with 10(8) CFU of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and divided into four distinct groups: P-L- (negative control group), P+L- (group exposed only to curcumin), P-L+ (group exposed only to LED incidence of 450 nm, 75 mW/cm(2), and 54 J/cm(2) for 10 min), and P+L+ (group exposed to curcumin followed by 10 min of LED irradiation) (n = 24)...
June 23, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643046/clinical-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-combined-bipolar-radiofrequency-and-optical-energies-vs-optical-energy-alone-for-the-treatment-of-aging-hands
#3
Ines Verner, Tuvia Dror Kutscher
Different treatment modalities are used for the treatment and esthetic improvement of aging hands. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of a novel technology, which combines bipolar radio frequency (RF) and optical energies for the cosmetic treatment of aging hands. The objective of the study was to assess the efficacy, safety, tolerability, and patient satisfaction of combined bipolar radiofrequency and optical energies vs. optical energy alone for the treatment of aging hands. Thirteen female patients with solar lentigines on the back of the hands were enrolled...
June 23, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643045/validation-of-a-mathematical-model-for-laser-induced-thermotherapy-in-liver-tissue
#4
F Hübner, C Leithäuser, B Bazrafshan, N Siedow, T J Vogl
The purpose of the study was to develop a simulation approach for laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) that is based on mathematical models for radiation transport, heat transport, and tissue damage. The LITT ablation was applied to ex vivo pig liver tissue. Experiments were repeated with different laser powers, i.e., 22-34 W, and flow rates of the cooling water in the applicator system, i.e., 47-92 ml/min. During the procedure, the temperature was measured in the liver sample at different distances to the applicator as well as in the cooling circuit using a fiber optic thermometer...
June 22, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634633/erratum-to-nd-yag-laser-irradiation-associated-with-fluoridated-gels-containing-photo-absorbers-in-the-prevention-of-enamel-erosion
#5
L G S Pereira, S H Joao-Souza, S J C Bezerra, A B Borges, A C C Aranha, T Scaramucci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620822/digital-imaging-information-technology-for-biospeckle-activity-assessment-relative-to-bacteria-and-parasites
#6
Evelio E Ramírez-Miquet, Humberto Cabrera, Hilda C Grassi, Efrén de J Andrades, Isabel Otero, Dania Rodríguez, Juan G Darias
This paper reports on the biospeckle processing of biological activity using a visualization scheme based upon the digital imaging information technology. Activity relative to bacterial growth in agar plates and to parasites affected by a drug is monitored via the speckle patterns generated by a coherent source incident on the microorganisms. We present experimental results to demonstrate the potential application of this methodology for following the activity in time. The digital imaging information technology is an alternative visualization enabling the study of speckle dynamics, which is correlated to the activity of bacteria and parasites...
June 15, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616700/evaluation-of-irradiation-effects-of-near-infrared-free-electron-laser-of-silver-alloy-for-dental-application
#7
Takao Kuwada-Kusunose, Alisa Kusunose, Masanobu Wakami, Chikako Takebayashi, Haruhiko Goto, Masahiro Aida, Takeshi Sakai, Keisuke Nakao, Kyoko Nogami, Manabu Inagaki, Ken Hayakawa, Kunihiro Suzuki, Toshiro Sakae
In the application of lasers in dentistry, there is a delicate balance between the benefits gained from laser treatment and the heat-related damage arising from laser irradiation. Hence, it is necessary to understand the different processes associated with the irradiation of lasers on dental materials. To obtain insight for the development of a safe and general-purpose laser for dentistry, the present study examines the physical effects associated with the irradiation of a near-infrared free-electron laser (FEL) on the surface of a commonly used silver dental alloy...
June 14, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612301/erratum-to-the-clinical-experience-and-efficacy-of-radiofrequency-device-for-wrinkle-treatment
#8
Yeon A No, Beom Joon Kim, Myeung Nam Kim, Chang Kwun Hong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612300/effects-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-on-bothrops-moojeni-snake-envenomed-gastrocnemius-of-mice-using-enzymatic-biomarkers
#9
Doroty Mesquita Dourado, Rosemary Matias, Marcos Barbosa-Ferreira, Baldomero Antonio Kato da Silva, Jéssica de Araujo Isaias Muller, Willians Fernando Vieira, Maria Alice da Cruz-Höfling
Bothropic venom contains a range of biologically active substances capable of causing severe local and systemic envenoming symptomatology within its victims. The snake anti-venom is effective against systemic effects but has no neutralizing effect against the fast developing local effects. Herein, mice gastrocnemius injected with Bothrops moojeni venom (40 μg/kg) or saline solution were irradiated with HeNe (632.8 nm) and GaAs (904 nm) lasers (daily energy density of 4 J/cm(2); 0.03/0.21 power density; 0...
June 13, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612299/enhancement-of-photodynamic-inactivation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilms-by-disruptive-strategies
#10
Lautaro Gándara, Leandro Mamone, Gabriela Cervini Bohm, Fernanda Buzzola, Adriana Casas
Photodynamic inactivation (PDI) has been used to inactivate microorganisms through the use of photosensitizers and visible light. On the one hand, near-infrared treatment (NIRT) has also bactericidal and dispersal effects on biofilms. In addition, dispersal biological tools such as enzymes have also been employed in antibiotic combination treatments. The aim of this work was to use alternative approaches to increase the PDI efficacy, employing combination therapies aimed at the partial disruption of the biofilms, thus potentially increasing photosensitizer or oxygen penetration and interaction with bacteria...
June 13, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608190/endoluminal-laser-assisted-vascular-anastomosis-an-in-vivo-study-in-a-pig-model
#11
Zacharia Mbaidjol, David Kiermeir, Annemarie Schönfeld, Jörg Arnoldi, Martin Frenz, Mihai A Constantinescu
Microvascular surgery is time consuming and requires high expertise. Laser-assisted vascular anastomosis (LAVA) is a promising sutureless technique that has the potential to facilitate this procedure. In this study, we evaluate the handling of our soldering material and the 1-week patency rate in a porcine model. Six pigs were subjected to LAVA. For each pig, the saphenous artery on one side was transected while the contralateral side was used as control. A porous polycaprolactone scaffold soaked in 40% (w/w) bovine serum albumin solution in combination with 0...
June 12, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580494/efficacy-of-low-level-laser-therapy-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-management-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
Amira Hassan Bekhet, Basma Ragab, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Ahmed Elgebaly, Olfat Ibrahim Ali
We performed this meta-analysis to investigate the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT), a physiotherapy modality with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, in the management of mild-to-moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). We searched PubMed, Web of Knowledge, Scopus, Cochrane Central, and Virtual Health Library for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the effects of LLLT with or without splinting versus placebo on functional and electromyographic outcomes in CTS. All outcomes were pooled as mean differences (MD) under the inverse variance or random effects model, using the statistical add-in (MetaXL, version 5...
June 5, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577186/multiple-laser-pulses-in-conjunction-with-an-optical-clearing-agent-to-improve-the-curative-effect-of-cutaneous-vascular-lesions
#13
Jun Ma, Bin Chen, Yue Zhang, Dong Li, Zhuang Lin Xing
Port-wine stains (PWSs) usually respond poorly to pulsed dye laser treatment because of the shallow penetration and light absorption of melanin in the epidermis. Multiple laser pulses (MLPs) Nd:YAG laser in conjunction with an optical clearing agent can help to reduce the total laser energy required for blood coagulation. The quantitative optical clearing effect (OCE) of glycerol was investigated by using a tissue-like phantom. Thereafter, an in vitro capillary tube experimental system and an in vivo hamster dorsal skin chamber experiment for the laser treatment of PWSs were established to visually obtain the quantitative relationship between the OCE and the blood coagulation properties under the irradiation of 1064 nm MLPs...
June 3, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577185/light-emitting-diode-modulates-carbohydrate-metabolism-by-pancreatic-duct-regeneration
#14
José Carlos Tatmatsu-Rocha, Cynthia Aparecida de Castro, Marcela Sene-Fiorese, Nivaldo Antonio Parizotto
Pancreatic lesions can produce metabolic disorders. Light-emitting diode (LED) has been used as a safe and effective phototherapy for cell proliferation and regeneration. We investigate the effects of phototherapy using LED irradiation on the pancreas after the injection of streptozotocin (STZ) to induce experimental diabetes and evaluate that the β cells can regenerate in the pancreas in an in vivo model and observe its implications on the control of carbohydrate metabolism. Twenty Wistar rats were randomized into three groups: non-diabetic control, diabetic control, and diabetic treated with LED...
June 3, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569345/vascular-targeted-photodynamic-therapy-with-tookad%C3%A2-soluble-wst11-in-localized-prostate-cancer-efficiency-of-automatic-pre-treatment-planning
#15
N Betrouni, S Boukris, F Benzaghou
Vascular targeted photodynamic therapy (VTP) with WST11 is a novel non-thermal focal treatment for localized prostate cancer that has shown favorable and early efficacy results in previously published studies. In this work, we investigate the efficiency of automatic dosimetric treatment planning. An action model established in a previous study was used in an image-guided optimization scheme to define the personalized optimal light dose for each patient. The calculated light dose is expressed as the number of optical cylindrical fibers to be used, their positions according to an external insertion grid, and the lengths of their diffuser parts...
June 1, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569344/radiofrequency-treatment-induces-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-expression-and-subsequently-promotes-neocollagenesis-and-neoangiogenesis-in-the-skin-tissue
#16
Patrícia Froes Meyer, Patrícia de Oliveira, Flávia K B A Silva, Ana C S da Costa, Caline R A Pereira, Sebastian Casenave, Rodrigo Marcel Valentim Silva, Luis Gonzaga Araújo-Neto, Sebastião David Santos-Filho, Eric Aizamaque, Hennes Gentil Araújo, Mario Bernardo-Filho, Maria Goretti Freire Carvalho, Ciro Dantas Soares
Radiofrequency (RF) treatment appears to be involved in production of new collagen fibrils and the improvement of existing collagen structures; however, the molecular bases of the effect of non-invasive RF on the skin tissue have not been fully elucidated. This study reports the effects of RF associated or not with hydrolyzed collagen (HC) in the skin tissue. Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups, according to the treatment received: control group (G1, n = 5), no treatment; subjects in group G2 (n = 5) were treated with HC; and capacitive RF was applied to the back of each subject in G3 (n = 5) and RF associated with HC in G4 (n = 5)...
May 31, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560473/low-intensity-laser-therapy-efficacy-evaluation-in-fvb-mice-subjected-to-acute-and-chronic-arthritis
#17
João Paulo Mardegan Issa, Bianca Ferreira Trawitzki, Edilson Ervolino, Ana Paula Macedo, Lothar Lilge
Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune inflammation, has a high prevalence in the population, and while therapy is available, it required often injection of drugs causing discomfort to patients. This study evaluates the clinical and histological effect of low-intensity laser therapy (LILT) as an alternative treatment, in a murine model of acute and chronic inflammation. FVB mice received either a Zymosan A injection into one knee joint inducing acute inflammation, followed after 15 min or 24 h by LILT or a collagen bovine type II injection emulsified in "Freund's Complete Adjuvant" to induce chronic arthritis, followed at 4 weeks with multiple LILT sessions...
May 30, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551764/autofluorescence-spectroscopy-for-nerve-sparing-laser-surgery-of-the-head-and-neck-the-influence-of-laser-tissue-interaction
#18
Florian Stelzle, Maximilian Rohde, Max Riemann, Nicolai Oetter, Werner Adler, Katja Tangermann-Gerk, Michael Schmidt, Christian Knipfer
The use of remote optical feedback systems represents a promising approach for minimally invasive, nerve-sparing laser surgery. Autofluorescence properties can be exploited for a fast, robust identification of nervous tissue. With regard to the crucial step towards clinical application, the impact of laser ablation on optical properties in the vicinity of structures of the head and neck has not been investigated up to now. We acquired 24,298 autofluorescence spectra from 135 tissue samples (nine ex vivo tissue types from 15 bisected pig heads) both before and after ER:YAG laser ablation...
May 27, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551763/mesenchymal-stromal-cell-and-osteoblast-responses-to-oxidized-titanium-surfaces-pre-treated-with-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-808%C3%A2-nm-gaalas-diode-laser-or-chlorhexidine-in-vitro-study
#19
Flaminia Chellini, Marco Giannelli, Alessia Tani, Lara Ballerini, Larissa Vallone, Daniele Nosi, Sandra Zecchi-Orlandini, Chiara Sassoli
Preservation of implant biocompatibility following peri-implantitis treatments is a crucial issue in odontostomatological practice, being closely linked to implant re-osseointegration. Our aim was to assess the responses of osteoblast-like Saos2 cells and adult human bone marrow-mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) to oxidized titanium surfaces (TiUnite(®), TiU) pre-treated with a 808 ± 10 nm GaAlAs diode laser operating in non-contact mode, in continuous (2 W, 400 J/cm(2); CW) or pulsed (20 kHz, 7 μs, 0...
May 27, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547075/comparison-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-and-suprascapular-nerve-pulsed-radiofrequency-in-chronic-shoulder-pain-a-randomized-controlled-single-blind-clinical-trial
#20
Burcu Metin Ökmen, Korgün Ökmen
Shoulder pain can be difficult to treat due to its complex anatomic structure, and different treatment methods can be used. We aimed to examine the efficacy of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) and suprascapular nerve (SSN)-pulsed radiofrequency (RF) therapy. In this prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blind study, 59 patients with chronic shoulder pain due to impingement syndrome received PBMT (group H) or SSN-pulsed RF therapy (group P) in addition to exercise therapy for 14 sessions over 2 weeks...
May 25, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
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