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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336034/quantitative-evaluation-of-collagen-and-elastic-fibers-after-intense-pulsed-light-treatment-of-mouse-skin
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Luciana L Faucz, Sonia E Will, Consuelo J Rodrigues, Henrique Hesse, Angelina C Moraes, Durvanei A Maria
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aging of human skin includes intrinsic aging and photo-aging, which are characterized by a decrease in collagen and the deposition of abnormal elastic fibers. Intense pulsed light (IPL) sources are widely used in medicine to treat various cosmetic problems, including photo-damaged skin. Few studies have examined the microscopic changes produced by IPL. The objective of this study was to quantitatively evaluate the effects of IPL on collagen and elastic fibers in mice...
January 16, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333608/the-synergistic-effect-of-pdt-and-oxacillin-on-clinical-isolates-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#2
Natanel Iluz, Yasmin Maor, Natan Keller, Zvi Malik
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus is a major pathogen in clinical microbiology. It is known to cause infections at various body sites and can be life-threatening. The development of resistance to many well-established antibiotic treatments and the prevalence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRAS) among hospital patients and the general community pose challenges in treating the pathogen. The antimicrobial effect of photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been a subject of study for a long time and can offer new strategies for dealing with resistant strains...
January 15, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331041/effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-the-healing-of-sites-grafted-with-coagulum-deproteinized-bovine-bone-and-biphasic-ceramic-made-of-hydroxyapatite-and-%C3%AE-tricalcium-phosphate-in-vivo-study-in-rats
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Guilherme J P L de Oliveira, Maurício A T Aroni, Marcell C Medeiros, Elcio Marcantonio, Rosemary A C Marcantonio
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the healing of biomaterial graft areas (i.e., coagulum, deproteinized bovine bone, and biphasic ceramics comprising hydroxyapatite and β-tricalcium phosphate). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety rats were divided into two groups according to laser irradiation use (λ 808 nm, 100 mW, φ ∼600 μm, seven sessions with 28 J of irradiation dose in total): a laser group and a control group...
January 13, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331035/noninvasive-optical-spectroscopy-for-identification-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-pilot-study
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David J Carpenter, Mirabelle B Sajisevi, Nikita Chapurin, Clifford Scott Brown, Tracy Cheng, Gregory M Palmer, Daniel S Stevenson, Caroline L Rao, Russell P Hall, Charles R Woodard
OBJECTIVE: Optical spectroscopy offers a noninvasive alternative to biopsy as a first-line screening tool for suspicious skin lesions. This study sought to define several optical parameters across malignant and benign tissue types. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective pilot trial utilizing the Zenalux IM1 optical spectroscopy device from April 2016 to February 2017. For each skin lesion, provider pre-biopsy probability of malignancy was compared to histolopathologic diagnosis...
January 13, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331032/a-split-body-study-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-a-conformable-surface-cryolipolysis-applicator-for-the-treatment-of-male-pseudogynecomastia
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Isabela T Jones, Monique J Vanaman Wilson, Isabella Guiha, Douglas C Wu, Mitchel P Goldman
BACKGROUND: Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive method of body shaping that has been used for male pseudogynecomastia. However, traditional vacuum suction cryolipolysis requires a minimum pinchable fat layer which may not always be present in this area. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a conformable surface cryolipolysis applicator for the reduction of male pseudogynecomastia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten male subjects with pseudogynecomastia received two cycles of cryolipolysis to the breast 6 weeks apart...
January 13, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322537/comparative-evaluations-of-hypertrophic-scar-formation-in-in-vivo-models
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Myeongjin Kim, Hyejin Kim, Hyun Wook Kang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Hypertrophic scar (HTS) results from a connective tissue reaction to trauma, inflammation, surgery, or burn on skin. In spite of various techniques for wound generation, the degree of scar in animal models after healing is still unpredictable and less reproducible. The objective of the current study was to identify the appropriate method to create the maximal HTS tissue in a reliable manner by comparing three different methods in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 27 ICR mice were tested for the in vivo evaluations...
January 11, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214666/low-level-ultrahigh-frequency-and-ultrashort-pulse-blue-laser-irradiation-enhances-osteoblast-extracellular-calcification-by-upregulating-proliferation-and-differentiation-via-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1
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Risako Mikami, Koji Mizutani, Akira Aoki, Yukihiko Tamura, Kazuhiro Aoki, Yuichi Izumi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Low-level laser irradiation (LLLI) exerts various biostimulative effects, including promotion of wound healing and bone formation; however, few studies have examined biostimulation using blue lasers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of low-level ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) and ultrashort-pulse (USP) blue laser irradiation on osteoblasts. STUDY DESIGN/ MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MC3T3-E1 osteoblast cell line was used in this study...
December 7, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214662/airborne-particulate-concentration-during-laser-hair-removal-a-comparison-between-cold-sapphire-with-aqueous-gel-and-cryogen-skin-cooling
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Edward V Ross, Gary S Chuang, Arisa E Ortiz, Scott A Davenport
BACKGROUND: High concentrations of sub-micron nanoparticles have been shown to be released during laser hair removal (LHR) procedures. These emissions pose a potential biohazard to healthcare workers that have prolonged exposure to LHR plume. OBJECTIVE: We sought to demonstrate that cold sapphire skin cooling done in contact mode might suppress plume dispersion during LHR. METHODS: A total of 11 patients were recruited for laser hair removal...
December 7, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214660/thulium-laser-assisted-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-determining-safe-laser-settings-using-in-vitro-model-and-2-year-follow-up-results-in-106-patients
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Tjeerd de Boorder, Hans B Brouwers, Herke Jan Noordmans, Peter A Woerdeman, Kuo S Han, Rudolf M Verdaasdonk
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy is used to treat hydrocephalus. Different laser wavelengths have been proposed for laser-assisted endoscopic third ventriculostomies over the last decades. The aim of this study was to evaluate Thulium laser endoscopic third ventriculostomy heat penetration in the surrounding environment of the floor of the third ventricle in an in vitro setting with visualization of thermal distribution. Subsequently 106 Thulium laser endoscopic third ventriculostomy procedures were retrospectively analyzed to demonstrate safety...
December 7, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210446/quantification-of-noninvasive-fat-reduction-a-systematic-review
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Sogyong L Auh, Sanjana Iyengar, Alexandra Weil, Diana Bolotin, Todd V Cartee, Jeffrey S Dover, Ian A Maher, Joseph F Sobanko, Joel L Cohen, Emily Poon, Murad Alam
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Noninvasive fat reduction appears effective, but there are various methods for quantifying changes. The objective of this review is to assess comparative utility measures of subcutaneous fat. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Articles describing noninvasive fat reduction were searched using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and Scopus electronic databases on two dates (January 28, 2014 and February 16, 2016). Titles of studies and abstracts were screened for eligibility...
December 6, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198239/medical-response-to-the-tianjin-explosions-lessons-learned
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Jin-Jun Zhang, Tian-Bing Wang, Da Fan, Jun Zhang, Bao-Guo Jiang
BACKGROUND: On August 12, 2015, a hazardous chemical explosion occurred in the Tianjin Port of China. The explosions resulted in 165 deaths, 8 missing people, injuries to thousands of people. We present the responses of emergency medical services and hospitals to the explosions and summarize the lessons that can be learned. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of the responses of emergency medical services and hospitals to the Tianjin explosions. Data on injuries, outcomes, and patient flow were obtained from the government and the hospitals...
December 4, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193202/multifunctional-in-vivo-imaging-for-monitoring-wound-healing-using-swept-source-polarization-sensitive-optical-coherence-tomography
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Kwan S Park, Woo June Choi, Shaozhen Song, Jingjiang Xu, Ruikang K Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Wound healing involves a complex and dynamic biological process in response to tissue injury. Monitoring of the cascade of cellular events is useful for wound management and treatment. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the potential of multifunctional polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) to longitudinally monitor the self-healing process in a murine cutaneous wound model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multi-functional PS-OCT system based on swept source OCT configuration (1,310 nm central wavelength) was designed to obtain simultaneously microstructural, blood perfusion, and birefringent information of a biological tissue in vivo...
November 30, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193173/the-fractional-laser-induced-coagulation-zone-characterized-over-time-by-laser-scanning-confocal-microscopy-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Christina A Banzhaf, Lynlee L Lin, Nhung Dang, Michael Freeman, Merete Haedersdal, Tarl W Prow
BACKGROUND: Ablative fractional laser (AFXL) is an acknowledged technique to increase uptake of topical agents in skin. Micro thermal ablation zones (MAZs) consist of ablated vertical channels surrounded by a coagulation zone (CZ). Laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM) images individual MAZs at 733 nm (reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM)). Further, LSCM can image sodium fluorescein (NaF) fluorescence with 488 nm excitation (fluorescence confocal microcopy (FCM)), a small hydrophilic test molecule (370 MW, log P -1...
November 29, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178437/skin-color-and-tissue-thickness-effects-on-transmittance-reflectance-and-skin-temperature-when-using-635-and-808%C3%A2-nm-lasers-in-low-intensity-therapeutics
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Leanna Souza-Barros, Ghaith Dhaidan, Mikko Maunula, Vaeda Solomon, Sharon Gabison, Lothar Lilge, Ethne L Nussbaum
OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of skin color and tissue thickness on transmittance, reflectance, and skin heating using red and infrared laser light. METHODS: Forty volunteers were measured for skin color and skin-fold thickness at a standardized site near the elbow. Transmittance, reflectance and skin temperature were recorded for energy doses of 2, 6, 9, and 12 Joules using 635 nm (36 mW) and 808 nm (40 mW) wavelength laser diodes with irradiances within American National Standards Institute safety guidelines (4...
November 27, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171039/one-year-follow-up-of-a-traser-clinical-trial-for-the-treatment-of-nasal-telangiectasias
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Elizabeth Geddes-Bruce, Selina S Hamill, Christopher B Zachary, Paul M Friedman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term efficacy of treating nasal telangiectasias with the TRASER device. METHODS: Subjects from the TRASER efficacy analysis clinical trial were invited for a 1-year follow-up. Standardized photographs were taken to compare to baseline. The same clinical trial evaluator graded the subjects' current vessel clearance using the 5-point telangiectasia scale. The data was compiled and analyzed. RESULTS: Of the subjects with available follow-up data, 44% maintained "complete vessel clearance," 44% dropped down one grade to "almost complete vessel clearance," and 11% dropped down to "moderately clear vessel clearance...
November 24, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168554/relation-between-denaturation-time-measured-by-optical-coherence-reflectometry-and-thermal-lesion-depth-during-radiofrequency-cardiac-ablation-feasibility-numerical-study
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Ana González-Suárez, David Herranz, Enrique Berjano, Jose L Rubio-Guivernau, Eduardo Margallo-Balbás
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation is a minimally invasive medical procedure used to thermally destroy the focus of cardiac arrhythmias. Novel optical techniques are now being integrated into RF catheters in order to detect the changes in tissue properties. Loss of birefringence due to fiber denaturation at around 70°C is related to changes in accumulated phase retardation and can be measured by polarization-sensitive optical coherence reflectometry (PS-OCR)...
November 23, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160568/nerve-detection-using-optical-spectroscopy-an-evaluation-in-four-different-models-in-human-and-swine-in-vivo-and-post-mortem
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Gerrit C Langhout, Torre M Bydlon, Marjolein van der Voort, Manfred Müller, Jeroen Kortsmit, Gerald Lucassen, Andrea J R Balthasar, Geert-Jan van Geffen, Thorsten Steinfeldt, Henricus J C M Sterenborg, Benno H W Hendriks, Theo J M Ruers
OBJECTIVE: Identification of peripheral nerve tissue is crucial in both surgery and regional anesthesia. Recently, optical tissue identification methods are presented to facilitate nerve identification in transcutaneous procedures and surgery. Optimization and validation of such techniques require large datasets. The use of alternative models to human in vivo, like human post mortem, or swine may be suitable to test, optimize and validate new optical techniques. However, differences in tissue characteristics and thus optical properties, like oxygen saturation and tissue perfusion are to be expected...
November 21, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154501/challenges-to-laser-assisted-drug-delivery-applying-theory-to-clinical-practice
#18
Omer Ibrahim, Emily Wenande, Sara Hogan, Kenneth A Arndt, Merete Haedersdal, Jeffrey S Dover
BACKGROUND: The percutaneous penetration of topically applied compounds can be enhanced using external chemical or physical sources and thus laser-assisted drug delivery is a burgeoning area of interest within the field of dermatology. OBJECTIVES: This article briefly discusses the mechanism of laser-assisted drug delivery and expands upon the challenges and safety issues that may arise in the clinical implementation of this modality. RESULTS: The existing literature demonstrates that investigators and clinicians in dermatology have successfully delivered anti-inflammatory, anti-neoplastic, and anti-oxidative medications transdermally for the treatment of a variety of conditions including scarring, photoageing, and cutaneous neoplasia...
November 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154457/complications-from-microfocused-transcutaneous-ultrasound-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Daniel P Friedmann, Gregory P Bourgeois, Henry H L Chan, Ann C Zedlitz, Kimberly J Butterwick
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Microfocused ultrasound (MFUS) technology has been utilized since 2009 for improvement in mild to moderate skin and soft tissue laxity of the face and neck. Few complications have been previously reported, the majority of which include mild and transient erythema, edema, ecchymosis, and nerve paralysis. Rare yet serious potential complications of MFUS for noninvasive skin tightening of the face and neck are, however, possible. METHODS & MATERIALS: Retrospective multicenter case series of five patients from the authors' practice who developed serious adverse events directly related to MFUS with a commercially available device (Ultherapy; Merz North America, Inc...
November 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140537/using-normal-and-high-pulse-coverage-with-picosecond-laser-treatment-of-wrinkles-and-acne-scarring-long-term-clinical-observations
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Christine Dierickx
OBJECTIVE: The picosecond 755 nm alexandrite laser using a diffractive lens array has demonstrated consistent clinical efficacy for improving the appearance of acne scarring and wrinkles amongst other benefits. This small pilot study is to assess the difference, if any, in clinical benefit if a higher than the standard protocol for number of pulses delivered to a tissue area is used compared to the standard protocol guidelines. METHOD: Seven subjects received treatment to one side of the face with a standard protocol number of laser pulses with the other side of the face receiving higher than standard number of pulses from the same 755 nm picosecond laser using an additional diffractive lens array...
November 15, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
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