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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923503/in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-detects-bilateral-changes-of-corneal-immune-cells-and-nerves-in-unilateral-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus
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Bernardo M Cavalcanti, Andrea Cruzat, Afsun Sahin, Deborah Pavan-Langston, Eric Samayoa, Pedram Hamrah
PURPOSE: To analyze bilateral corneal immune cell and nerve alterations in patients with unilateral herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) by laser in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) and their correlation with corneal sensation and clinical findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, cross-sectional, controlled single-center study. Twenty-four eyes of 24 HZO patients and their contralateral clinically unaffected eyes and normal controls (n = 24) were included...
September 15, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918904/comparison-of-laser-doppler-imaging-ldi-and-clinical-assessment-in-differentiating-between-superficial-and-deep-partial-thickness-burn-wounds
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Saadia Nosheen Jan, Farid Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Mustehsan Bashir, Muneeb Nasir, Hamid Hussain Ansari, Hussan Birkhez Shami, Umer Nazir, Asif Hanif, Muhammad Sohail
PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION/STUDY: To compare the accuracy of Laser Doppler Imaging (LDI) and clinical assessment in differentiating between superficial and deep partial thickness burns to decide whether early tangential excision and grafting or conservative management should be employed to optimize burn and patient management. STUDY PERIOD: March 2015 to November 2016. METHODS/PROCEDURE DETAILS: Ninety two wounds in 34 patients reporting within 5days of less than 40% burn surface area were included...
September 14, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917280/a-novel-use-of-the-intraoperative-mri-for-metastatic-spine-tumors-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-percutaneous-treatment-of-epidural-metastatic-spine-disease
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REVIEW
Jonathan G Thomas, Wajd N Al-Holou, Dhiego Chaves de Almeida Bastos, Amol J Ghia, Jing Li, Andrew J Bishop, Behrang Amini, Laurence D Rhines, Claudio E Tatsui
Spinal laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) appears to be a promising novel modality for treatment of epidural metastatic spine disease in patients who are poor candidates for larger-scale oncologic spinal surgery and can act synergetically with spinal stereotactic radiosurgery to maximize local control and palliate pain. This technique is ideally suited for the intraoperative MRI suite to monitor the extent of the ablation in the epidural space. As percutaneous navigation, imaging, and LITT technology improve, broader applicability of this minimally invasive technique in spinal oncology is foreseen...
October 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915284/long-term-comparison-of-a-large-spot-vacuum-assisted-handpiece-vs-the-small-spot-size-traditional-handpiece-of-the-800-nm-diode-laser
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Nour J Youssef, Alain G Rizk, Omar A Ibrahimi, Zeina S Tannous
BACKGROUND The 800 nm long-pulsed diode laser machine is safe and effective for permanent hair reduction. Traditionally, most long-pulsed diode lasers used for hair removal had a relatively small spot size. Recently, a long-pulsed diode laser with a large spot size and vacuum assisted suction handpiece was introduced. The treatment parameters of each type of handpiece differ. Short and long-term clinical efficacy, treatment associated pain, and patient satisfaction are important factors to be considered. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to conduct a direct head to head comparison of both handpieces of the 800nm long-pulsed diode laser by evaluating long term hair reduction, treatment associated pain and patient satisfaction...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912943/assessment-of-low-level-laser-therapy-effects-after-extraction-of-impacted-lower-third-molar-surgery
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Shahrokh Raiesian, Mehdi Khani, Kazem Khiabani, Ershad Hemmati, Mohammad Pouretezad
Introduction: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on pain, swelling and maximum mouth opening in patients undergoing third molar surgery. Methods: A prospective, randomized double-blind study was undertaken on 44 patients at the Dental School, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, in 2015. A low-level laser was randomly applied on one of the two sides after surgery of 15 patients. The experimental side received 18 J/cm(2) of energy density, wavelength of 980 nm, and output power of 1...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912937/relieving-pain-in-oral-lesions-of-pemphigus-vulgaris-using-the-non-ablative-non-thermal-co2-laser-therapy-ntclt-preliminary-results-of-a-novel-approach
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Nasrin Zand, Parvin Mansouri, Mohsen Fateh, Leila Ataie-Fashtami, Samad Rezaee Khiabanloo, Farid Safar, Reza Chalangari, Katalin Martits, Afshan Shirkavand
Introduction: Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a chronic, serious autoimmune mucocutaneous bullous disease. Oral lesions in PV may be extremely painful. This pain may adversely affect the patients' oral intake and quality of life. This before-after clinical trial was designed to assess the pain relieving effects of single session of non-ablative, non-thermal CO2 laser therapy (NTCLT) in oral lesions of PV. Methods: Fifty painful oral lesions of fourteen patients with PV were illuminated by CO2 laser (power: 1 W, scanning the lesions with rapid circular motion of the handpiece) passing through a thick layer of transparent gel with high water content...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906568/diode-laser-to-treat-small-oral-vascular-malformations-a-prospective-case-series-study
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Christian Bacci, Luca Sacchetto, Gastone Zanette, Stefano Sivolella
OBJECTIVE: The current work examined a consecutive series of patients presenting vascular malformations (VMs) and venous lakes (VLs) of the lip and oral mucosa who were treated with transmucosal diode laser applications and assessed over a 1 year period. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Fifty-nine patients (31 males and 28 females) presenting low-flow VMs or VLs of the oral cavity were treated transmucosally using a diode laser (with an 830 nm operating wavelength and 1...
September 14, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898491/skin-denervation-does-not-alter-cortical-potentials-to-surface-concentric-electrode-stimulation-a-comparison-with-laser-evoked-potentials-and-contact-heat-evoked-potentials
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S La Cesa, G Di Stefano, C Leone, A Pepe, E Galosi, F Alu, A Fasolino, G Cruccu, M Valeriani, A Truini
BACKGROUND: In the neurophysiological assessment of patients with neuropathic pain, laser evoked potentials (LEPs), contact heat evoked potentials (CHEPs) and the evoked potentials by the intraepidermal electrical stimulation via concentric needle electrode are widely agreed as nociceptive specific responses; conversely, the nociceptive specificity of evoked potentials by surface concentric electrode (SE-PREPs) is still debated. METHODS: In this neurophysiological study we aimed at verifying the nociceptive specificity of SE-PREPs...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888300/heterotopic-ossification-and-hypertrophic-scars
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REVIEW
Shailesh Agarwal, Michael Sorkin, Benjamin Levi
Burns and trauma cause superficial and deep soft tissue wounds that cannot heal to the preinjury state. Healing requires cell proliferation and differentiation into the injured tissue type, laying down extracellular matrix, often as collagens. Heterotopic ossification causes severe pain, nonhealing wounds, and restricted range of motion. Treatment includes radiation therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, bisphosphonates, and possibly surgical excision and prophylactic measures. Hypertrophic scars, nonosseous lesions caused by excessive collagen deposition, are often painful, functionally limiting, and aesthetically displeasing...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886794/no-trustworthy-evidence-about-the-effectiveness-of-laser-therapy-or-ibuprofen-to-minimize-pain-during-orthodontic-treatment-with-fixed-appliances-owing-to-major-limitations-in-the-process-to-conduct-a-systematic-review
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871936/xanthoma-like-skin-changes-in-an-elderly-woman-with-a-normal-lipid-profile
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Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869992/transforaminal-epiduroscopic-laser-ablation-of-sinuvertebral-nerve-in-patients-with-chronic-diskogenic-back-pain-technical-note-and-preliminary-result
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Hyeun Sung Kim, Byapak Paudel, Sung Kyun Chung, Jee Soo Jang, Seong Hoon Oh, Il Tae Jang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 4, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865823/insufficient-evidence-supports-the-use-of-low-level-laser-therapy-to-accelerate-tooth-movement-prevent-orthodontic-relapse-and-modulate-acute-pain-during-orthodontic-treatment
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Adrian Farsaii, Thikriat Al-Jewair
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in accelerating tooth movement, preventing relapse and managing acute pain during orthodontic treatment in humans: A systematic review. Sonesson M, De Geer E, Subraian J, Petrén S. BMC Oral Health 2017;17:11. SOURCE OF FUNDING: No funding was obtained for this study TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN: Systematic review.
September 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865377/assessing-pain-in-patients-with-chronic-disorders-of-consciousness-are-we-heading-in-the-right-direction
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Antonino Naro, Placido Bramanti, Alessia Bramanti, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
The deterioration of sensory-motor integration within the pain matrix in patients with chronic Disorders of Consciousness (DoC) is one of the principal mechanisms responsible for non-conscious pain perception. The present study aimed to assess whether the variability in the inter-peak interval (IPI) between the N2 and P2 components of laser evoked potentials (LEP) could represent an objective marker of the behavioral responsiveness to nociceptive stimulation, as measured by the Nociception Coma Scale-Revised (NCS-R), and regardless of the sensory part of pain processing...
August 30, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861729/a-preliminary-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-diode-laser-and-scalpel-periosteal-incision-during-implant-surgery-impact-on-postoperative-morbidity-and-implant-survival
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Aysan Shahnaz, Raika Jamali, Farnush Mohammadi, Afshin Khorsand, Neda Moslemi, Reza Fekrazad
The aim of this preliminary randomized clinical trial was to compare: (1) post-operative morbidity after application of laser or scalpel incision for flap advancement during implant surgery and bone grafting and (2) implant survival rate following flap advancement with laser or scalpel incision after 6 months of loading. Eighteen patients who were scheduled for dental implant placement and simultaneous bone grafting were randomly assigned to test or control groups. Diode laser (810 nm, 2 W, pulse interval 200 μs; pulse length 100 μs, 400-μm initiated fiber tip), or scalpel (control) was used to sever the periosteum to create a tension-free flap...
August 31, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860790/evaluation-of-pain-during-endovenous-laser-ablation-of-the-great-saphenous-vein-with-ultrasound-guided-femoral-nerve-block
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Abdullah M Al Wahbi
BACKGROUND: Endoluminal laser ablation is now considered the method of choice for treating greater saphenous vein insufficiency. General anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks with sedation have the risk of post-procedural delay in discharge and prolonged immobilization with the risk of deep vein thrombosis. The main pain experienced by patients during the procedure is during the laser ablation and the multiple needle punctures given along and around the great saphenous vein. The aim of our study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of blocking the femoral nerve only under ultrasound-guidance without sedation, to reduce or prevent pain during injectable tumescent anesthesia in endovenous laser ablation of the greater saphenous vein...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859860/visual-reminders-of-death-enhance-nociceptive-related-cortical-responses-and-event-related-alpha-desynchronisation
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Elia Valentini, Valentina Nicolardi, Salvatore Maria Aglioti
Previous research suggests that prompting individuals to think on their own mortality affects their perception of painful somatic stimuli and related brain activity. Grounded on the assumption that reminders of mortality may recruit threat-defence mechanisms similar to the ones activated by painful nociceptive stimuli, we hypothesize that the effects exerted by linguistic reminders of death on pain perception and brain activity would be elicited by passive observation of death-related pictures vs. more generic threat-related pictures...
August 30, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856913/effects-of-external-trigeminal-nerve-stimulation-etns-on-laser-evoked-cortical-potentials-lep-a-pilot-study-in-migraine-patients-and-controls
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Eleonora Vecchio, Eleonora Gentile, Giovanni Franco, Katia Ricci, Marina de Tommaso
Background Transcutaneous external supraorbital nerve stimulation has emerged as a treatment option for primary headache disorders, though its action mechanism is still unclear. Study aim In this randomized, sham-controlled pilot study we aimed to test the effects of a single external transcutaneous nerve stimulation session on pain perception and cortical responses induced by painful laser stimuli delivered to the right forehead and the right hand in a cohort of migraine without aura patients and healthy controls...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854500/efficacy-of-high-intensity-laser-therapy-in-treatment-of-patients-with-lumbar-disc-protrusion-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lianghua Chen, Dandan Liu, Liping Zou, Ju Huang, Junqi Chen, Yucong Zou, Jienuan Lai, Jingjie Chen, Haihong Li, Gang Liu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the effect of high intensity laser therapy (HILT) in patients with lumbar disc protrusion (LDP). METHODS: This study included 63 patients suffering from protrusion of lumbar intervertebral disc; they were divided into Groups 1 (n= 32) and 2 (n= 31). Group 1 was treated with HILT and spinal decompression system (SDS). Patients in Group 2 received SDS alone. Evaluations were conducted on Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), lumbosacral portion pain, and lower limb radiation pain with visual analogue scale (VAS) of two patient groups before treatment, two weeks after treatment, and 1 month after follow-up visit...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839165/gene-expression-profiling-of-cutaneous-injured-and-non-injured-nociceptors-in-sni-animal-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Temugin Berta, Florence E Perrin, Marie Pertin, Raquel Tonello, Yen-Chin Liu, Alexander Chamessian, Ann C Kato, Ru-Rong Ji, Isabelle Decosterd
Nociceptors are a particular subtype of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons that detect noxious stimuli and elicit pain. Although recent efforts have been made to reveal the molecular profile of nociceptors in normal conditions, little is known about how this profile changes in pathological conditions. In this study we exploited laser capture microdissection to specifically collect individual injured and non-injured nociceptive DRG neurons and to define their gene profiling in rat spared nerve injury (SNI) model of neuropathic pain...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
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