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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913970/radiological-and-biochemical-effects-ctx-ii-mmp-3-8-and-13-of-low-level-laser-therapy-lllt-in-chronic-osteoarthritis-in-al-kharj-saudi-arabia
#1
Gopal Nambi S, Walid Kamal, Julie George, Elbagir Manssor
Inflammation of synovial membrane and degeneration of articular cartilage in osteoarthritis (OA) lead to major changes in joint space width (JSW) and biochemical components such as collagen-II telopeptide (CTX-II) and matrix metallo protineases (MMP-3, 8, and 13). Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is thought to have an analgesic effect as well as biomodulatory effect on microcirculation and cartilage regeneration in animal studies. The objective of this study was to examine the analgesic and biochemical effect of LLLT in patients with knee osteoarthritis...
December 3, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913969/laser-photobiomodulation-830-and-660%C3%A2-nm-in-mast-cells-vegf-fgf-and-cd34-of-the-musculocutaneous-flap-in-rats-submitted-to-nicotine
#2
Lais Mara Siqueira das Neves, Gabriella de Paula Marcondes Ferreira Leite, Alexandre Marcio Marcolino, Carlos Eduardo Pinfildi, Sérgio Britto Garcia, João Eduardo de Araújo, Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of laser photobiomodulation (PBM) on the viability of the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap in rats subjected to the action of nicotine. We evaluated 60 albino Wistar rats, divided into six groups of ten animals. Group 1 (saline) underwent the surgical technique to obtain a TRAM flap; group 2 (laser 830 nm) underwent the surgical technique and was irradiated with a laser 830 nm; group 3 (laser 660 nm) underwent the surgical technique and was irradiated with a laser 660 nm; group 4 was treated with nicotine subcutaneously (2 mg/kg/2×/day/4 weeks) and underwent surgery; group 5 (nicotine + laser 830 nm) was exposed to nicotine, underwent the surgical technique, and was irradiated with a laser 830 nm; group 6 (nicotine + laser 660 nm) was exposed to nicotine, underwent the surgical technique, and was irradiated with a laser 660 nm...
December 2, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909918/review-in-vivo-optical-spectral-tissue-sensing-how-to-go-from-research-to-routine-clinical-application
#3
Lisanne L de Boer, Jarich W Spliethoff, Henricus J C M Sterenborg, Theo J M Ruers
Innovations in optical spectroscopy have helped the technology reach a point where performance previously seen only in laboratory settings can be translated and tested in real-world applications. In the field of oncology, spectral tissue sensing (STS) by means of optical spectroscopy is considered to have major potential for improving diagnostics and optimizing treatment outcome. The concept has been investigated for more than two decades and yet spectral tissue sensing is not commonly employed in routine medical practice...
December 2, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909917/strength-training-prior-to-muscle-injury-potentiates-low-level-laser-therapy-lllt-induced-muscle-regeneration
#4
Samuel Rodrigues Lourenço Morais, Alexandre Ginei Goya, Úrsula Urias, Paulo Roberto Jannig, Aline Villa Nova Bacurau, Wagner Garcez Mello, Paula Lazilha Faleiros, Sandra Helena Penha Oliveira, Valdir Gouveia Garcia, Edilson Ervolino, Patricia Chakur Brum, Rita Cássia Menegati Dornelles
We evaluated whether strength training (ST) performed prior to skeletal muscle cryolesion would act as a preconditioning, improving skeletal muscle regeneration and responsiveness to low-level laser therapy (LLLT). Wistar rats were randomly assigned into non-exercised (NE), NE plus muscle lesion (NE + LE), NE + LE plus LLLT (NE + LE + LLLT), strength training (ST), ST + LE, and ST + LE + LLLT. The animals performed 10 weeks of ST (climbing ladder; 3× week; 80% overload). Forty-eight hours after the last ST session, tibialis anterior (TA) cryolesion was induced and LLLT (InGaAlP, 660 nm, 0...
December 1, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909916/effects-of-different-fluences-of-low-level-laser-therapy-in-an-experimental-model-of-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#5
Suellen Veronez, Lívia Assis, Paula Del Campo, Flávia de Oliveira, Gláucia de Castro, Ana Claudia Muniz Renno, Carla Christina Medalha
The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vivo response of different fluences of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the area of the injury, inflammatory markers, and functional recovery using an experimental model of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Thirty two rats were randomly divided into four experimental groups: control group (CG), laser-treated group 500 J/cm(2) (L-500), laser-treated group 750 J/cm(2) (L-750), and laser-treated group 1000 J/cm(2) (L-1000). SCI was performed by an impactor equipment (between the ninth and tenth thoracic vertebrae), with a pressure of 150 kdyn...
December 1, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904977/erratum-to-effects-of-low-level-laser-therapy-applied-before-or-after-plyometric-exercise-on-muscle-damage-markers-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#6
Carolina Gassen Fritsch, Maurício Pinto Dornelles, Lucas Severo-Silveira, Vanessa Bernardes Marques, Isabele de Albuquerque Rosso, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896528/low-level-laser-therapy-as-an-adjunct-to-conventional-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#7
R K Mathur, Khageswar Sahu, Siddharth Saraf, Pooja Patheja, Fareed Khan, P K Gupta
Foot ulcers are serious complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) and are known to be resistant to conventional treatment. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers in a tertiary care centre (Department of Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital, A.B. Road, Indore). A total of 30 patients with type 2 DM having Meggitt-Wagner grade I foot ulcers of more than 6 weeks duration with negative culture were studied...
November 29, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885523/a-review-of-the-mechanism-of-action-of-lasers-and-photodynamic-therapy-for-onychomycosis
#8
REVIEW
Anil Kumar Bhatta, Uma Keyal, Xiuli Wang, Emese Gellén
Onychomycosis is one of the most common diseases in the field of dermatology. It refers to the fungal infection of the nail plate or nail bed with high incidence in the general population. The available treatment options for onychomycosis have limited use due to side effects, drug interactions, and contraindications, which necessitates the application of an alternative treatment for onychomycosis. In the recent years, lasers and photodynamic therapy (PDT) have been recognized as alternative treatment options...
November 24, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885522/efficacy-and-safety-of-fractional-co2-laser-versus-fractional-er-yag-laser-in-the-treatment-of-facial-skin-wrinkles
#9
Reza M Robati, Elmira Asadi
Ablative fractional lasers were introduced for treating facial rhytides. Few studies have compared fractional CO2 and Er:YAG lasers on cutaneous photodamages by a split trial. The aim of the present study was to compare these modalities in a randomized controlled double-blind split-face design with multiple sessions and larger sample size compared to previous studies done before. Forty patients with facial wrinkles were enrolled. Patients were randomly assigned to receive three monthly treatments on each side of the face, one with a fractional CO2 and one with a fractional Er:YAG laser...
November 24, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885521/laser-and-led-phototherapy-on-midpalatal-suture-after-rapid-maxilla-expansion-raman-and-histological-analysis
#10
Cristiane Becher Rosa, Fernando Antonio Lima Habib, Telma Martins de Araújo, Jean Nunes Dos Santos, Maria Cristina T Cangussu, Artur Felipe Santos Barbosa, Isabele Cardoso Vieira de Castro, Antônio Luiz Barbosa Pinheiro
The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of laser or LED phototherapy on the acceleration of bone formation at the midpalatal suture after rapid maxilla expansion. Forty-five rats were divided into groups at 7 days (control, expansion, expansion and laser irradiation, and expansion and LED irradiation) and into 14 days (expansion, expansion and laser in the 1st week, expansion and LED in the 1st week, expansion and laser in the 1st and 2nd weeks, expansion and LED in the 1st and 2nd weeks). Laser/LED irradiation occurred every 48 h...
November 24, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885520/the-effect-of-pre-operative-topical-anaesthetic-cream-on-the-ablative-width-and-coagulative-depth-of-ablative-fractional-resurfacing-laser
#11
Preawphan Punyaratabandhu, Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha, Penvadee Pattanaprichakul, Panitta Sitthinamsuwan, Weeranut Phothong, Sasima Eimpunth, Visnu Lohsiriwat, Woraphong Manuskiatti
Topical anaesthetic cream (TAC) is commonly used as a pre-treatment of ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) laser. Most of anaesthetic cream contains distilled water as major component. Therefore, pre-operative TAC may interfere the photothermal reaction in the skin treated with fractional carbon-dioxide (FCO2) laser and fractional erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (FEr:YAG) laser. The objective of the study was to compare the ablative width (AW) and coagulative depth (CD) of AFR laser with and without pre-treatment with TAC...
November 24, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864646/low-level-laser-irradiation-modulates-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-mrna-transcription-through-calcium-dependent-activation-of-the-erk-creb-pathway
#12
Xiaodong Yan, Juanfang Liu, Zhengping Zhang, Wenhao Li, Siguo Sun, Jian Zhao, Xin Dong, Jixian Qian, Honghui Sun
Low-level laser (LLL) irradiation has been reported to promote neuronal differentiation, but the mechanism remains unclear. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been confirmed to be one of the most important neurotrophic factors because it is critical for the differentiation and survival of neurons during development. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the effects of LLL irradiation on Bdnf messenger RNA (mRNA) transcription and the molecular pathway involved in LLL-induced Bdnf mRNA transcription in cultured dorsal root ganglion neurons (DRGNs) using Ca(2+) imaging, pharmacological detections, RNA interference, immunocytochemistry assay, Western blot, and qPCR analysis...
November 19, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858258/application-of-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-to-evaluate-skin-damage-after-irradiation-with-an-yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet-ysgg-laser
#13
Xueping Yue, Hongwei Wang, Qing Li, Linfeng Li
The objective of this study was to observe the characteristics of the skin after irradiation with a 2790-nm yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet (YSGG) laser using reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM). A 2790-nm YSGG laser was used to irradiate fresh foreskin (four doses, at spot density 3) in vitro. The characteristics of microscopic ablative columns (MAC), thermal coagulation zone (TCZ), and microscopic treatment zones (MTZ) were observed immediately after irradiation using digital microscope and RCM. The characteristics of MAC, TCZ, and MTZ with variations in pulse energy were comparatively analyzed...
November 17, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858257/maximal-oxygen-uptake-and-exercise-tolerance-are-improved-in-rats-with-heart-failure-subjected-to-low-level-laser-therapy-associated-with-resistance-training
#14
Vítor Scotta Hentschke, Lucas Capalonga, Douglas Dalcin Rossato, Júlia Luíza Perini, Jadson Pereira Alves, Giuseppe Potrick Stefani, Marlus Karsten, Mauro Pontes, Pedro Dal Lago
Exercise tolerance and maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) are reduced in heart failure (HF). The influence of combined resistance training (RT) and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on exercise tolerance and VO2max in HF has not yet been explored. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of combined RT and LLLT on VO2max and exercise tolerance in rats with HF induced by myocardial infarction (MI). Rats were allocated to sedentary sham (Sed-Sham, n = 12), sedentary heart failure (Sed-HF, n = 9), RT heart failure (RT-HF, n = 7) and RT associated with LLLT heart failure (RT + LLLT-HF, n = 7) groups...
November 17, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837338/analysis-of-debrided-and-non-debrided-invasive-squamous-cell-carcinoma-skin-lesions-by-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-before-and-after-therapy
#15
Wenzhong Xiang, Jianzhong Peng, Xiuzu Song, Aie Xu, Zhigang Bi
Hyperkeratosis hinders the application of reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) to image squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Not all lesions with SCC show hyperkeratosis, and these lesions can be directly imaged. However, lesions with hyperkeratosis can be treated by debriding the hyperkeratotic surface for further imaging. RCM was used to investigate patients with suspected SCC. Lesions without obvious keratosis underwent direct RCM examinations. Lesions with obvious keratosis were treated by debriding the hyperkeratotic surface...
November 12, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832391/comment-on-effectiveness-of-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-ampdt-on-staphylococcus-aureus-using-phenothiazinecompound-with-red-laser
#16
LETTER
Joanna Nakonieczna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826674/experimental-research-on-laser-interference-micro-nano-fabrication-of-hydrophobic-modification-of-stent-surface
#17
Junnan Wang, Longyue Gao, Yongliang Li, Bin Liu
Coronary artery disease (CAD) has become one of the important causes of human death, and coronary stent implantation is one of the most effective methods for the treatment of CAD. But the current clinical treatment has a high long-term restenosis rate and is easy to form late stent thrombosis. In order to solve these problems, coronary artery stent surface was directly modified by laser interference lithography and the highly ordered concave structures were fabricated. The morphology and contact angle (CA) of the microstructure were measured with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and CA system...
November 8, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807651/comparison-of-the-alendronate-and-irradiation-with-a-light-emitting-diode-led-on-murine-osteoclastogenesis
#18
Hong Moon Sohn, Youngjong Ko, Mineon Park, Bora Kim, Jung Eun Park, Donghwi Kim, Young Lae Moon, Wonbong Lim
Photomodulation therapy (PBMT) using light-emitting diode (LED) has been proposed as an alternative to conventional osteoporosis therapies. Our aim was to determine the effect of irradiation with a light-emitting diode on receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL)-mediated differentiation of mouse bone marrow macrophages into osteoclasts and compare it to alendronate treatment. The cells were irradiated with LED at 635±10 nm, 9-cm spot size, 5 mW/cm(2), and 18 J for 60 min/day in a CO2 incubator. The differentiation of irradiated and untreated RANKL-stimulated bone marrow macrophages into osteoclasts was evaluated by tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) staining and by molecular methods...
November 2, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807650/human-ex-vivo-oral-tissue-imaging-using-spectral-domain-polarization-sensitive-optical-coherence-tomography
#19
Priyanka Sharma, Yogesh Verma, Khageswar Sahu, Sudhir Kumar, Amit V Varma, Jyoti Kumawat, Pradeep Kumar Gupta
We report the use of spectral domain polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography for ex-vivo imaging of human oral mandibular tissue samples. Our results show that compared to the changes observed in the epithelium thickness and the decay constant of A-scan intensity profile, a much larger degree of change was observed in the phase retardation for tissue sites progressing from normal to the malignant state. These results suggest that monitoring of tissue retardance can help in better differentiation of normal and cancerous oral tissue sites...
November 2, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796672/three-consecutive-days-of-application-of-led-therapy-is-necessary-to-inhibit-experimentally-induced-root-resorption-in-rats-a-microtomographic-study
#20
Dayla Thyeme Higashi, Avacir Casanova Andrello, Pedro Marcelo Tondelli, Dari de Oliveira Toginho Filho, Solange de Paula Ramos
Previous studies have suggested that phototherapy may modulate orthodontic tooth movement and the incidence of root resorption. We aimed to identify a minimal dose-response relationship to LED therapy with regard to orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) and root resorption in rats. Forty-eight male Wistar rats were divided into six groups with equal and random distribution: control (C) no intervention; three daily LED irradiation (CLED); submitted only to OTM (RR); OTM and LED irradiation on the first day (LED1); OTM and two LED irradiation on the first and second days (LED2); and OTM and three LED irradiation on the first, second, and third days (LED3)...
October 29, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
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