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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351498/high-power-diode-laser-on-management-of-drug-induced-gingival-overgrowth-report-of-two-cases-and-long-term-follow-up
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Luana Campos, Marina Gallottini, Débora Pallos, Alyne Simões, Fabiana Martins
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced gingival overgrowth (DIGO) is attributed mainly to the prolonged use of calcium channel blocking agents, anticonvulsants, and anti-calcineurin inhibitors . The management of DIGO depends on the severity of the disease and includes surgical intervention and plaque control. Compared to conventional surgical treatment, the recent literature data have shown that gingivectomy using a high-power laser (HPL) is a short and easy procedure, which results in minimal postoperative discomfort and greater patient accep- tance...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350880/temporal-and-spatial-quantification-of-pain-related-small-fiber-functionality-assessed-using-laser-speckle-contrast-analysis-lasca
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Isin Unal-Cevik
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to establish a practical method for assessing pain symptomatology and develop criteria for quantifying small fiber functions, using LASCA. METHODS: Axon flare responses, which reflect small fiber functions, were induced either by histamine or capsaicin applied to the volar surface of the skin of the left forearm. To inhibit small fiber function, local anesthetic cream was applied to the skin of right forearm. The effects on pain symptomatology (severity/timing) and axon flare responses (temporal/spatial characteristics) were measured using LASCA...
January 19, 2018: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349511/treatment-of-severe-periodontitis-with-a-laser-and-light-emitting-diode-led-procedure-adjunctive-to-scaling-and-root-planing-a-double-blind-randomized-single-center-split-mouth-clinical-trial-investigating-its-efficacy-and-patient-reported-outcomes-at-1%C3%A2-year
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Marco Giannelli, Fabrizio Materassi, Tiziana Fossi, Luca Lorenzini, Daniele Bani
Broad methodological heterogeneity makes the literature on the clinical effects of laser treatment in periodontitis, both as monotherapy and adjunct to non-surgical therapy, which is difficult to interpret. The present split-mouth study was performed: (i) to determine the efficacy and safety of a photoablative-photodynamic diode laser therapy, including antiseptic LED irradiation, in adjunct to scaling and root planing (iPAPD+SRP) vs. sham-treatment+SRP for the treatment of diffuse severe periodontitis and (ii) to estimate the patient-reported outcomes...
January 18, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344315/a-topical-anti-inflammatory-healing-regimen-utilizing-conjugated-linolenic-acid-for-use-post-ablative-laser-resurfacing-of-the-face-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Douglas C Wu, Mitchel P Goldman
Background: Fractionated, ablative lasers are usually associated with post-treatment erythema, edema, and crusting, which can last from 5 to 14 days. Conjugated linolenic acid, an omega-5 fatty acid, has significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and has been shown to stimulate keratinocyte proliferation and epidermal regeneration. By modulating the early inflammatory milieu and directly affecting skin structure and function, conjugated linolenic acid might therefore shorten downtime following fractionated ablative laser resurfacing of the face...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335074/trends-in-narcotics-and-sedative-use-during-mechanical-ventilation-of-preterm-infants-in-canadian-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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OBJECTIVE: Mechanical ventilation (MV) in preterm infants (PTI) causes discomfort. Whether it causes pain is controversial. Meta analysis reviews of published work on PTI during MV have shown no clinically significant impact of opioids on pain scales, and hence not recommended for routine use in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Similarly regular use of sedative midazolam is also not recommended. Therefore we hypothesized a downward trend in narcotics and sedatives used in MV of PTI in NICUs...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333582/outpatient-erbium-yag-2940%C3%A2-nm-laser-treatment-for-snoring-a-prospective-study-on-40-patients
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Isabelle Fini Storchi, Steven Parker, Francesca Bovis, Stefano Benedicenti, Andrea Amaroli
Snoring is a sleep phenomenon due to the partial upper airway obstruction during sleep which causes vibration of the tissues of the rhino-oro-hypopharynx and less frequently the larynx. This study evaluated the use and effectiveness of the erbium:YAG 2940-nm laser as an adjunctive in providing treatment for patients suffering from chronic snoring-related sleep disorders. A prospective study of 40 consecutive patients with snoring and sleep disorders was performed, assessing data before and after three Er:YAG laser treatment sessions...
January 15, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332749/long-term-effect-of-direction-movement-control-training-on-female-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain
#7
Zohreh Khosrokiani, Amir Letafatkar, Yahya Sokhanguei
BACKGROUND: Treatment of movement faults in the neck is known as an important factor in treatment of chronic neck pain. Along with the identification of site and direction of the faults, direction-movement control intervention retrains the control of the movement faults. PURPOSE: This study was designed to investigate long-term effects of a direction-movement control training on pain, disability, head repositioning accuracy, function, cervical flexor endurance, and range of motion in female patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327602/combination-therapy-versus-exercise-and-orthotic-support-in-the-management-of-pain-in-plantar-fasciitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eda Cinar, Shikha Saxena, Fatma Uygur
BACKGROUND: This study aimed at estimating the effectiveness of two commonly used modalities-extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and low-level laser therapy (LLLT)-each combined with usual care (exercises and orthotic supports) in comparison to only usual care to relieve pain in patients with plantar fasciitis (PF). METHODS: Participants with PF were randomly allocated into 3 groups: ESWT (n = 25), LLLT (n = 24), and control (n = 17). All participants received a home exercise program with orthotic support...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326812/endovascular-laser-treatment-of-incompetent-saphenous-veins-using-the-1470%C3%A2-nm-diode-laser-and-radial-fiber
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Georgios Vourliotakis, Georgios Sahsamanis, Paschalis Evagelidis, Christina Aivatidi
Objectives: To assess the technical success, complications, and patients' quality of life (QoL) after treatment of chronic venous disease (CVD) using the 1470 nm radial fiber laser. Methods: A total of 170 patients with chronic venous disease, classified as C2 to C4 according to CEAP classification, were treated for incompetent greater (GSV) and small (SSV) saphenous veins, using the 1470 nm radial fiber laser and application of tumescent anesthesia. Additional phlebectomies were performed through stab microincisions, while 11 patients further underwent sclerotherapy intraoperatively...
January 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323424/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-effects-of-ophthalmic-solutions-on-silicone-hydrogel-bandage-lens-material-senofilcon-a
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Nejla B Erdal, Karin H Adolfsson, Sara De Lima, Minna Hakkarainen
BACKGROUND: Acuvue Oasys silicone hydrogel contact lenses (Senofilcon A) are used as bandage lenses and often combined with ophthalmic solutions in the treatment of ocular diseases. Concerns have been raised regarding the compatibility and effect of eye-drop solutions on the bandage lenses, which have led to frequent replacement of lenses causing clinical problems. Some patients experience pain or discomfort during treatments and the accumulation of drugs and preservatives in lenses has been suggested as a possible reason...
January 11, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320586/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-1550nm-1927nm-dual-wavelength-laser-for-the-treatment-of-photodamaged-skin
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Vic A Narurkar, Tina S Alster, Eric F Bernstein, Tina J Lin, Anya Loncaric
<p>BACKGROUND: Fractional photothermolysis (FP) is a popular treatment option for photodamaged skin and addresses shortcomings of ablative skin resurfacing and nonablative dermal remodeling. Previous studies have demonstrated that FP using the 1550nm wavelength has led to improvement of ultrastructural changes and clinical effects associated with photodamaged skin in the deeper dermal structures, while treatment with the 1927nm wavelength has shown clinical effects in the superficial dermis. Both wavelengths produce precise microscopic treatment zones (MTZs) in the skin...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314454/neurophysiological-comparison-among-tonic-high-frequency-and-burst-spinal-cord-stimulation-novel-insights-into-spinal-and-brain-mechanisms-of-action
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Tommaso Bocci, Giuliano De Carolis, Mery Paroli, Davide Barloscio, Laura Parenti, Lara Tollapi, Massimiliano Valeriani, Ferdinando Sartucci
RATIONALE: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an effective option for neuropathic pain treatment. New technological developments, as high-frequency (HF) and theta burst stimulation (TBS), have shown promising results, although putative mechanisms of action still remain debated. METHODS: thirty patients with lower back pain were enrolled and underwent LF, HF, and TBS. Laser evoked potentials (LEPs) were recorded by using a Nd:YAG laser. Amplitudes and latencies of the main two components (N1, N2/P2) were compared among different experimental sessions...
January 4, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303777/evaluation-of-serum-beta-endorphin-and-substance-p-in-knee-osteoarthritis-patients-treated-by-laser-acupuncture
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Nagwa Mohammed, Hemat Allam, Eman Elghoroury, Emad N Zikri, Ghada A Helmy, Aliaa Elgendy
Background Laser acupuncture is one of the complementary modalities used for treating osteoarthritis. The study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of laser acupuncture in the treatment of grade 2 knee osteoarthritis. Patients and methods Forty patients having bilateral knee osteoarthritis were divided into two groups (20 patients in each group). The patients of the first group were subjected to 12 laser sessions at the following acupoints (St 35, St36, Sp9, Sp10 and Gb 34). During each session, laser of 90 mw was directed to each acupoint for 1 min giving energy of 5...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303395/acute-primary-angle-closure-after-periorbital-facial-procedures-report-of-four-cases-and-literature-review
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Mohsen Bahmani Kashkouli, Maria Sharepour, Hamed Sianati, Parya Abdolalizadeh
AIMS: To report four cases of acute primary angle closure (PAC) after blepharoplasty and forehead lifting procedures and review the previous reported cases in the literature. METHODS: Four female subjects with age range of 50-67 years developed PAC 2-5 days after blepharoplasty and endoscopic forehead lifting procedures. All presented with pain, nausea, blurred vision, red eye, and eyelid swelling. Diagnosis was delayed in the first subject because of considering the signs and symptoms as usual postoperative ones...
January 5, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302697/-laser-and-light-therapy-for-treatment-of-radiation-dermatitis
#15
REVIEW
H-J Laubach, J Robijns
Radiation dermatitis (RD), an inflammatory skin disease that can be an unwanted side effect of medical radiation therapy (RT), most commonly occurs in patients undergoing cancer of the ENT, anal, and vulvar regions. The side effects on the skin and mucous membranes occur within a few weeks after the initiation of RT; however, late side effects can develop months to years after the RT. Therapeutically, various treatment approaches are considered such as pentoxifylline, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, laser therapy, and PBMT...
January 4, 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288102/a-split-face-single-blinded-randomized-controlled-comparison-of-alexandrite-755-nm-picosecond-laser-vs-alexandrite-755-nm-nanosecond-laser-in-the-treatment-of-acquired-bilateral-nevus-of-ota-like-macules-abnom
#16
Wenyou Yu, Jiafang Zhu, Wenxin Yu, Dongze Lyu, Xiaoxi Lin, Zhen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Q-switched alexandrite lasers (QSAL) have been used for the treatment of acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules (ABNOM). Currently, picosecond alexandrite laser (PSAL) pulses have become available for pigmentary disorders. However, no studies have compared PSAL and QSAL in the treatment of ABNOM. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of a PSAL and a QSAL in the treatment of ABNOM. METHODS: Each patient (n = 30) received three treatments at six-month intervals...
December 26, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286986/fractional-microablative-co2-laser-in-breast-cancer-survivors-affected-by-iatrogenic-vulvovaginal-atrophy-after-failure-of-nonestrogenic-local-treatments-a-retrospective-study
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Tiziana Pagano, Pasquale De Rosa, Roberta Vallone, Francesco Schettini, Grazia Arpino, Mario Giuliano, Rossella Lauria, Irene De Santo, Alessandro Conforti, Alessandra Gallo, Giovanni Nazzaro, Sabino De Placido, Mariavittoria Locci, Giuseppe De Placido
OBJECTIVE: Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is a condition frequently observed in menopause. Its symptoms can significantly affect the quality of life of patients. Since VVA is related to estrogen deficiency, chemotherapy and hormone therapy for breast cancer (BC) might cause VVA by inducing menopause. Given the lack of effective treatment for VVA in BC survivors, we retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of fractional microablative CO2 laser therapy in these patients. METHODS: We treated 82 BC survivors with three cycles of CO2 laser after failure of topical nonestrogenic therapy...
December 28, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283117/refractive-lenticule-extraction-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-a-new-refractive-surgery-paradigm
#18
REVIEW
Sri Ganesh, Sheetal Brar, Raghavender Reddy Arra
Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE), a variant of refractive lenticule extraction technology is becoming increasingly popular, as a flapless and minimally invasive form of laser vision correction (LVC) for the treatment of myopia and myopic astigmatism. This review aims at summarizing the principles, surgical technique, and clinical outcomes in terms of visual and refractive results, safety, efficacy, postoperative dry eye, aberrations, and biomechanics of SMILE and its comparison with other conventional techniques of LVC, such as laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276777/patient-centered-dentinal-hypersensitivity-treatment-outcomes-results-from-the-national-dental-pbrn
#19
M W Heft, M S Litaker, D T Kopycka-Kedzierawski, C Meyerowitz, S Chonowski, R L Yardic, V V Gordan, R Mungia, G H Gilbert
Dentinal hypersensitivity (DH) can have a significant impact on oral health and functioning, and it is a clinical symptom commonly managed by dentists during routine clinical practice. DH symptoms are typically elicited by otherwise innocuous, nonpainful stimuli applied to exposed dentin (e.g., tactile stimuli, warming or cooling temperatures or air puffs). Treatment approaches have sought to directly target the dentinal pulp tissues or close dentinal tubules via dental office care and treatment services (fluoride varnishes, glutaraldehydes, bonding agents, sealants, oxalates, or lasers) or home care services (toothpastes or dentifrices containing fluoride or potassium nitrate compounds)...
January 2018: JDR Clinical and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274162/low-level-laser-therapy-and-anesthetic-infiltration-for-orofacial-pain-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
R-C-V de Souza, E de Sousa, K-O Scudine, U Meira, E de Oliveira E Silva, A Gomes, F-A Limeira-Junior
BACKGROUND: To compare the analgesic effect of anesthetic infiltration of lidocaine 2% and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) by GaAlAs into tender points of patients with orofacial pain and fibromyalgia (FM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A randomized clinical trial was performed with adults (N=66) that were allocated into two groups (1:1): Group A received LLLT irradiation by Diode Laser GaAlAs (780nm) with expositions twice a week during six weeks and Group B was treated with anesthetic infiltration of lidocaine 2% without vasoconstrictor once a week for four weeks...
December 23, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
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