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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769452/acute-glaucoma-attack-following-microvascular-decompression-surgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Kenichi Amagasaki, Masami Nagayama, Saiko Watanabe, Naoyuki Shono, Hiroshi Nakaguchi
Microvascular decompression (MVD) is widely accepted as an effective surgical method to treat trigeminal neuralgia (TN), but the risks of morbidity and mortality must be considered. We experienced a case of acute angle-closure glaucoma attack following MVD for TN in an elderly patient, considered to be caused by lateral positioning during and after the surgery. A 79-year-old female underwent MVD for right TN in the left lateral decubitus position, and TN disappeared after the surgery. Postoperatively, the patient tended to maintain the left lateral decubitus position to prevent wound contact with the pillow, even after ambulation...
May 17, 2018: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764244/kinetics-and-tissue-repair-process-following-fractional-bipolar-radiofrequency-treatment
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G Kokolakis, L von Eichel, M Ulrich, J Lademann, T Zuberbier, M A Hofmann
INTRODUCTION: Fractionated radiofrequency (RF) tissue tightening is an alternative method to fractionated laser treatment of skin wrinkling, laxity and acne scars, with reduced risk of scarring or persistent pigmentation. The aim of this study was to evaluate and quantify the wound healing process after RF treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 12 patients were treated with a 64-pin fractional bipolar RF device with 60 mJ/pin applied energy. Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) examination was performed on day 1, day 2, day 7 and day 14 after treatment...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748911/patient-education-and-rehabilitation-after-hip-arthroplasty-in-an-italian-spa-center-a-pilot-study-on-its-feasibility
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Alfredo Musumeci, Giulia Pranovi, Stefano Masiero
Nowadays, some spa centers are suitable for providing rehabilitative and preventive treatment in association with traditional spa therapy. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and the effectiveness of an intensive rehabilitation program after hip arthroplasty in an Italian spa center. Early after total hip arthroplasty for severe osteoarthritis (≤ 10 days after the intervention), 12 consecutive patients (5 males and 7 females) aged between 50 and 85 years were enrolled for this study. All the patients performed a 2-week thermal multimodal rehabilitation program, which consisted of education and physical rehabilitative measures...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747378/treating-mucocele-in-pediatric-patients-using-a-diode-laser-three-case-reports
#4
Sara M Bagher, Ayman M Sulimany, Martin Kaplan, Cheen Y Loo
A mucocele is the most common minor salivary gland disease and among the most common biopsied oral lesions in pediatric patients. Clinically, a mucocele appears as a round well-circumscribed painless swelling ranging from deep blue to mucosa alike in color. Mucoceles rarely resolve on their own and surgical removal under local anesthesia is required in most cases. Different treatment options are described in the literature, including cryosurgery, intra-lesion injection of corticosteroid, micro-marsupialization and conventional surgical removal using a scalpel, and laser ablation...
May 9, 2018: Dentistry journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746426/a-comparison-study-of-the-nonablative-fractional-1565-nm-er-glass-and-the-picosecond-fractional-1064-532-nm-nd-yag-lasers-in-the-treatment-of-striae-alba-a-split-body-double-blinded-trial
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Lisa A Zaleski-Larsen, Isabela T Jones, Isabella Guiha, Douglas C Wu, Mitchel P Goldman
BACKGROUND: Few effective treatments exist for striae alba, which are the mature stage of stretch marks. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the nonablative fractional 1,565-nm Er:glass and the picosecond fractional 1,064/532-nm Nd:YAG lasers in the treatment of striae alba. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty subjects with striae alba on the bilateral abdomen were treated with either the nonablative fractional 1565-nm Er:glass or the picosecond fractional 1,064/532-nm Nd:YAG laser, with a total of 3 treatments 3 weeks apart...
May 9, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742720/sacral-epiduroscopic-laser-decompression-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-after-lumbar-spinal-surgery-a-case-report
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Jae-Wook Jung, Yong Han Kim, Hyojoong Kim, Eunsu Kang, Hyunji Jo, Myoung Jin Ko
RATIONALE: CRPS after a lumbar surgery has symptoms that are similar to PSSS. However, standard criteria for distinguishing CRPS from PSSS do not exist. We present a case report of a 31-year-old female with CRPS symptoms after lumbar spinal surgery treated by performing SELD. PATIENT CONCERNS: This patient was referred to our pain clinic for left ankle pain. She received a lumbar discectomy for a herniated lumbar disc (L5/S1) but the pain was aggravated after surgery...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742567/erbium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-laser-versus-traditional-bur-in-the-extraction-of-impacted-mandibular-third-molars-analysis-of-intra-and-postoperative-differences
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Ilaria Giovannacci, Giovanna Giunta, Giuseppe Pedrazzi, Marco Meleti, Maddalena Manfredi, Mario Migliario, Matteo Brucoli, Alberta Greco Lucchina, Carmen Mortellaro, Paolo Vescovi
INTRODUCTION: Different osteotomy techniques have been proposed in order to improve postoperative course of impacted third molar extraction. The aim is to evaluate the possible advantages achieved with erbium yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser osteotomy compared with traditional burs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-six extractions were randomly classified into 2 groups according to osteotomy instrument: group 1 (G1)-Er:YAG laser: 35 patients; group 2 (G2)-traditional bur: 41 patients...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736490/in-office-treatments-for-dentin-hypersensitivity-a-randomized-split-mouth-clinical-trial
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Deise Osmari, Sara Fraga, Ana Carolina de Oliveira Ferreira, Carlos de Paula Eduardo, Marcela Marquezan, Bruno Lopes da Silveira
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness of four in-office therapies used for the treatment of dentin hypersensitiviy (DH) after one single application. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomised, controlled, split-mouth clinical trial was designed to evaluate the following treatments: 5% sodium fluoride varnish (positive control); 3% potassium oxalate; two-step self-etching adhesive; high power diode laser. Nineteen patients were selected and one tooth per quadrant was included in the study...
2018: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733117/incorporation-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-into-a-therapeutic-exercise-program-for-knee-osteoarthritis-a-placebo-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial
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Cid A F de Paula Gomes, Ernesto C P Leal-Junior, Almir V Dibai-Filho, Adriano R de Oliveira, André S Bley, Daniela A Biasotto-Gonzalez, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effects of incorporation of phototherapy in a therapeutic exercise program for individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA) when compared to a group that received exercise alone and to a group that received exercise + placebo phototherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a randomized, blinded and placebo-controlled trial. Thus, sixty male and female individuals aged 40-80 years with knee pain in the previous 6 months participated of the study, with diagnosis of unilateral knee OA based on the criteria established by the American College of Rheumatology and radiographic confirmation and Grades 2 or 3 of the Kellgren-Lawrence Classification...
May 7, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733110/parameters-in-fractional-laser-assisted-delivery-of-topical-anesthetics-role-of-laser-type-and-laser-settings
#10
Arne A Meesters, Marilin J Nieboer, Sanja Kezic, Menno A de Rie, Albert Wolkerstorfer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Efficacy of topical anesthetics can be enhanced by pretreatment of the skin with ablative fractional lasers. However, little is known about the role of parameters such as laser modality and laser density settings in this technique. Aims of this study were to compare the efficacy of pretreatment with two different ablative fractional laser modalities, a CO2 laser and an Er:YAG laser, and to assess the role of laser density in ablative fractional laser assisted topical anesthesia...
May 7, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733103/improvement-in-abdominal-and-flank-contouring-by-a-novel-adipocyte-selective-non-contact-radiofrequency-device
#11
Sun Young Choi, Young Jae Kim, So Yeon Kim, Woo Jin Lee, Sung Eun Chang, Mi Woo Lee, Jee Ho Choi, Chonghyun Won
BACKGROUND: The demand for undergoing subcutaneous fat reduction has been gradually increasing, and there are many methods and devices for performing non-surgical and non-invasive fat reduction, such as high-intensity focused ultrasound, cryolipolysis, radiofrequency (RF) devices, and lasers. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of a novel adipocyte-selective non-contact RF device for improving abdominal contouring in Asian subjects. METHODS: Twenty-four Asian subjects with abundant subcutaneous abdominal and love handle fat tissues were enrolled in this prospective clinical study...
May 7, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731592/wooden-spatula-for-pain-reduction-in-upper-lip-laser-hair-removal
#12
Nayak U K Sudhir, Kakroo Nissar Shafia, Shenoi D Shrutakirthi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728552/the-efficacy-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-pain-caused-by-placement-of-the-first-orthodontic-archwire-a-clinical-study
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Javeriya Nahin, Faisal Arshad, Bharathi V Srinivas, Shashi Kumar, Nagamangala K Lokesh
Aim: This study was conducted to clinically evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) as a method of reducing pain reported by patients after placement of their first orthodontic archwires. Materials and methods: A sample of 10 patients with an age group of 12 to 26 years with moderate-to-severe anterior crowding was selected. Each patient was assigned to an experimental group (left quadrant with laser therapy) and a control group (right quadrant with no laser therapy). Low-level laser therapy was given immediately after the placement of initial archwire...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727048/multicenter-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-of-laser-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-severe-oral-mucositis-induced-by-chemotherapy-in-children-lampo-rct
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Margherita Gobbo, Federico Verzegnassi, Luca Ronfani, Davide Zanon, Fraia Melchionda, Simone Bagattoni, Alessandra Majorana, Elena Bardellini, Rosamaria Mura, Alessandra Piras, Maria Grazia Petris, Maria Livia Mariuzzi, Angelica Barone, Elisabetta Merigo, Nunzia Decembrino, Marina Consuelo Vitale, Massimo Berger, Patrizia Defabianis, Matteo Biasotto, Giulia Ottaviani, Giulio Andrea Zanazzo
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the efficacy of laser photobiomodulation (PBM) compared to that of placebo on severe oral mucositis (OM) in pediatric oncology patients. The primary objective was the reduction of OM grade (World Health Organization [WHO] scale) 7 days after starting PBM. Secondary objectives were reduction of pain, analgesic consumption, and incidence of side effects. METHODS: One hundred and one children with WHO grade > 2 chemotherapy-induced OM were enrolled in eight Italian hospitals...
May 4, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723522/transcriptomic-profiling-of-trigeminal-nucleus-caudalis-and-spinal-cord-dorsal-horn
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Lisette J A Kogelman, Rikke Elgaard-Christensen, Jes Olesen, Inger Jansen-Olesen, Thomas F Hansen
The pain sensation system is highly conserved among species, thus animal models have been used to investigate relevant tissues. The focus for head-specific pain has been on the primary nociceptive neurons in the trigeminal pathway, i.e. trigeminal ganglia. The secondary nociceptive neurons of the trigeminal pathway, trigeminal nucleus caudalis (TNC), have not been assessed. We expect different gene expression profiles compared to the homologous spinal cord dorsal horn (SDH), as several signalling substances provoke head-specific pain but not peripheral pain...
April 30, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722602/low-level-laser-therapy-and-interferential-current-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
#16
Renata Alqualo-Costa, Gustavo R Thomé, Mônica R Perracini, Richard E Liebano
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of low-level laser therapy and interferential current (IFC) on pain intensity, central sensitization, muscle strength and functional capacity in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Participants will be patients aged between 50 and 80 years, with knee osteoarthritis, pain intensity ranging from 3 to 8 points (0-10 scale), Lequesne Algofunctional Index ranging from 5 to 15 points, and Kellgren & Lawrence grade ≥2. A total of 168 patients will be randomly allocated into four groups as follows: active IFC + laser sham (G1), IFC sham + active laser (G2), active IFC + laser (G3) and IFC + laser sham (G4)...
May 3, 2018: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722183/near-infrared-low-level-laser-therapy-and-cell-proliferation-the-emerging-role-of-redox-sensitive-signal-transduction-pathways
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Mario Migliario, Maurizio Sabbatini, Carmen Mortellaro, Filippo Renò
Lasers devices are widely used in various medical fields (e.g. surgery, dermatology, dentistry, rehabilitative medicine, etc) for different applications, ranging from surgical ablation of tissues to biostimulation and pain relief. Laser is an electromagnetic radiation which effects on biological tissues strongly depends on a number of physical parameters. Laser wavelength, energy output, irradiation time and modality, temperature and tissue penetration properties have to be set up according to the clinical target tissue and the desired effect...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719301/retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-for-symptomatic-renal-sinus-cysts-long-term-results-and-literature-review
#18
Vito Mancini, Luigi Cormio, Nicola d'Altilia, Giuseppe Benedetto, Paolo Ferrarese, Matteo Balzarro, Lorenzo Defidio, Giuseppe Carrieri
INTRODUCTION: To report the long-term multicenter experience with retrograde intrarenal holmium-laser incision (RIR-HoLI) in the management of symptomatic renal sinus cysts (RSCs). In the literature, RIR-HoLI has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment, but there are only a few reports regarding long-term results and reproducibility of this procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From June 2010 to June 2015, 14 patients with symptomatic RSCs underwent RIR-HoLI...
May 2, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718376/assessment-of-ablative-fractional-co2-laser-and-er-yag-laser-to-treat-hypertrophic-scars-in-a-red-duroc-pig-model
#19
Luis Rodriguez-Menocal, Stephen S Davis, Sandra Becerra, Marcela Salgado, Joel Gill, Jose Valdes, Ambar Candanedo, Shanmugasundaram Natesan, Michael Solis, Wellington Guzman, Alex Higa, Carl I Schulman, Robert J Christy, Jill Waibel, Evangelos V Badiavas
Hypertrophic scarring is a fibroproliferative process that occurs following a third-degree dermal burn injury, producing significant morbidity due to persistent pain, itching, cosmetic disfigurement, and loss of function due to contractures. Ablative fractional lasers have emerged clinically as a fundamental or standard therapeutic modality for hypertrophic burn scars. Yet the examination of their histopathological and biochemical mechanisms of tissue remodeling and comparison among different laser types has been lacking...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717920/retrospective-study-on-laser-treatment-of-oral-vascular-lesions-using-the-leopard-technique-the-multiple-spot-irradiation-technique-with-a-single-pulsed-wave
#20
Hidetaka Miyazaki, Takafumi Ohshiro, Umberto Romeo, Tadahide Noguchi, Yutaka Maruoka, Gianfranco Gaimari, Georgi Tomov, Yoshitaka Wada, Kae Tanaka, Toshio Ohshiro, Shinichi Asamura
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to retrospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of laser treatment of oral vascular lesions using the multiple spot irradiation technique with a single-pulsed wave. BACKGROUND DATA: In laser therapy for vascular lesions, heat accumulation induced by excessive irradiation can cause adverse events postoperatively, including ulcer formation, resultant scarring, and severe pain. To prevent heat accumulation and side effects, we have applied a multiple pulsed spot irradiation technique, the so-called "leopard technique" (LT) to oral vascular lesions...
May 2, 2018: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
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