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ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Hypertension in Cats Samantha S Taylor, Andrew H Sparkes, Katherine Briscoe, Jenny Carter, Salva Cervantes Sala, Rosanne E Jepson, Brice S Reynolds and Brian A Scansen J Feline Med Surg 2017; 19: 288-303 Readers should note that the version of the guidelines that appeared in print in March 2017 and online until May 2018 has been amended. The version now appearing online is the correct one. For information, the following amendment has been made to the original published version...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756653/the-effect-of-photodynamic-therapy-on-pathogenic-bacteria-around-peri-implant-sulcus-and-in-the-cavity-between-abutment-and-implant-after-healing-phase-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Lin-Yi Zhou, Jun-Yu Shi, Yu Zhu, Shu-Jiao Qian, Hong-Chang Lai, Ying-Xin Gu
OBJECTIVES: To compare levels of pathogens from peri-implant sulcus versus abutment screw cavities after photodynamic therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty patients were included. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) was applied both in sulcus and cavities after sampling following suprastructures loading, and repeated after 2 weeks. Two samples each containing four paper points were collected for each implant at baseline, 2 weeks, 3 months: (i) peri-implant sulcus and (ii) abutment screw cavities...
May 14, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756652/laser-treatment-for-women-with-high-grade-vaginal-intraepithelial-neoplasia-a-propensity-matched-analysis-on-the-efficacy-of-ablative-versus-excisional-procedures
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Giorgio Bogani, Antonino Ditto, Fabio Martinelli, Lavinia Mosca, Valentina Chiappa, Diego Rossetti, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Ilaria Sabatrucci, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term effectiveness of LASER treatment in women affected by high-grade vaginal intra-epithelial neoplasia. METHODS: Data of consecutive women treated for high-grade vaginal intra-epithelial neoplasia were retrieved. Efficacy and long-term effectiveness of ablative and excisional procedures were tested using a propensity-matched algorithm. Risk of recurrence over the time was assessed using Kaplan-Meier and Cox models. RESULTS: Overall, 204 patients met the inclusion criteria...
May 14, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756651/optical-signature-of-nerve-tissue-exploratory-ex-vivo-study-comparing-optical-histological-and-molecular-characteristics-of-different-adipose-and-nerve-tissues
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Andrea J R Balthasar, Torre M Bydlon, Hans Ippel, Marjolein van der Voort, Benno H W Hendriks, Gerald W Lucassen, Geert-Jan van Geffen, Maarten van Kleef, Paul van Dijk, Arno Lataster
BACKGROUND: During several anesthesiological procedures, needles are inserted through the skin of a patient to target nerves. In most cases, the needle traverses several tissues-skin, subcutaneous adipose tissue, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels-to reach the target nerve. A clear identification of the target nerve can improve the success of the nerve block and reduce the rate of complications. This may be accomplished with diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) which can provide a quantitative measure of the tissue composition...
May 14, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737551/whole-body-and-local-hyperthermia-enhances-the-photosensitizing-efficacy-of-3-1-hexyloxy-ethyl-3-devinylpyropheophorbide-a-hpph
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Avinash Srivatsan, Arindam Sen, Ravindra R Cheruku, Joseph R Missert, Farukh A Durrani, Khurshid Guru, Ravindra K Pandey
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In this study, we evaluated the impact of hyperthermia in photosensitizing efficacy of 3-[(1'-hexyloxy)ethyl-3-devinylpyropheophorbide-a (HPPH or Photochlor) for the treatment of cancer by photodynamic therapy (PDT). STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: The outcome of both whole body hyperthermia (WBH) and local hyperthermia (LH) in combination with HPPH-PDT was determined in BALB/c and nude mice bearing Colon26 and U87 tumors, respectively...
May 8, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737540/5-ala-in-the-management-of-malignant-glioma
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Herbert Stepp, Walter Stummer
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from malignant gliomas have a poor prognosis. For the surgical treatment of these tumors, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) has become a new standard. AIMS: This review intends to provide an overview over current status, significance, limitations, and future perspectives of 5-ALA based fluorescence guided surgery and photodynamic therapy for brain tumor patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From peer reviewed publications on the many aspects connected with this topic, those with potential clinical relevance were selected and put in the context of our own experience...
May 8, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734854/aafp-and-isfm-guidelines-for-diagnosing-and-solving-house-soiling-behavior-in-cats
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Hazel C Carney, Tammy P Sadek, Terry M Curtis, Vicky Halls, Sarah Heath, Pippa Hutchison, Kari Mundschenk and Jodi L Westropp J Feline Med Surg 2014; 16: 579-598 Readers should note that the version of the guidelines that appeared in print in July 2014 and online until May 2018 has been amended. The version now appearing online is the correct one. For information, the following amendments have been made to the original published version. 1) Reference 35 has been updated  to 'Guy NC, Hopson M and Vandestichel R...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
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/29733113/endovascular-repair-of-aortic-arch-intramural-hematoma-and-penetrating-ulcers-with-810-nm-in-situ-laser-assisted-fenestration-preliminary-results-of-a-single-center
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Guang Liu, Jinbao Qin, Chaoyi Cui, Zhen Zhao, Kaichuang Ye, Huihua Shi, Xiaobing Liu, Minyi Yin, Guanglin Yang, Sheng Huang, Min Lu, Xintian Huang, Mier Jiang, Weimin Li, Xinwu Lu
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to report the clinical outcomes of the use of 810 nm in situ laser-generated fenestration (ISLF) for the treatment of aortic aneurysms (AAs) and intramural hematomas (IMHs) located in the aortic arch. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Between April 2014 and September 2017, 23 patients (15 men, mean age 66.0 years) with AAs (n = 12) or IMHs (n = 11) underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) with 810 nm ISLF of the arch...
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
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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/29733104/fractional-co-2-laser-treatment-for-vaginal-laxity-a-preclinical-study
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Tae-Rin Kwon, Jong Hwan Kim, Joon Seok, Jae Min Kim, Dong-Ho Bak, Mi-Ji Choi, Seok Kyun Mun, Chan Woong Kim, Seungwon Ahn, Beom Joon Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Various studies have investigated treatment for vaginal laxity with microablative fractional carbon dioxide CO2 laser in humans; however, this treatment has not yet been studied in an animal model. Herein, we evaluate the therapeutic effects of fractional CO2 laser for tissue remodeling of vaginal mucosa using a porcine model, with the aim of improving vaginal laxity. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: The fractional CO2 laser enables minimally invasive and non-incisional procedures...
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
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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/29714399/translating-phototherapeutic-indices-from-in-vitro-to-in-vivo-photodynamic-therapy-with-bacteriochlorins
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André F S Luz, Barbara Pucelik, Mariette M Pereira, Janusz M Dąbrowski, Luis G Arnaut
OBJECTIVE: To compare hydrophilic and lipophilic bacteriochlorin photosensitizers in the photodynamic therapy of cancer, and relate their properties and in vitro phototoxicities to the efficacy of in vivo PDT treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Photochemical characterization of a hydrophilic bacteriochlorin (F2 BOH) photosensitizer, and its use in PDT was compared with the performance of a closely related but water-insoluble bacteriochlorin (F2 BMet or redaporfin)...
May 1, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691890/synthesis-and-in-vitro-pdt-evaluation-of-new-porphyrins-containing-meso-epoxymethylaryl-cationic-groups
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Jaqueline Carneiro, Alan Gonçalves, Zehua Zhou, Kaitlin E Griffin, Nichole E M Kaufman, Maria da Graça Henriques Vicente
OBJECTIVES: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective cancer treatment that uses photosensitizers, light, and oxygen to destroy malignant cells. Porphyrins, and in particular the cationic derivatives, are the most investigated photosensitizers for PDT. In this context, it is important to study new methodologies to develop efficient cationic photosensitizers for use in PDT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: New porphyrins bearing cationic epoxymethylaryl groups were synthesized and characterized...
April 25, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667744/intraurethral-erbium-yag-laser-for-the-management-of-urinary-symptoms-of-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-a-pilot-study
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Adrian Gaspar, Sandra Maestri, Joaquin Silva, Hugo Brandi, Daniel Luque, Neža Koron, Zdenko Vižintin
OBJECTIVES: Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) combines the conditions of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) and urinary tract dysfunction, which is a result of urethral atrophy. There are several treatment methods available for the management of vulvovaginal symptoms of GSM, whereas urinary tract dysfunction often remains overlooked and undertreated. The objective of this pilot study was to assess the safety and efficacy of intraurethral Er:YAG laser treatment of urinary symptoms of GSM...
April 18, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667728/comparison-of-10-efficient-protocols-for-photodynamic-therapy-of-actinic-keratosis-how-relevant-are-effective-light-dose-and-local-damage-in-predicting-the-complete-response-rate-at-3-months
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Anne-Sophie Vignion-Dewalle, Gregory Baert, Elise Thecua, Fabienne Lecomte, Claire Vicentini, Henry Abi-Rached, Laurent Mortier, Serge Mordon
BACKGROUND: Topical photodynamic therapy is an established treatment modality for various dermatological conditions, including actinic keratosis. In Europe, the approved protocols for photodynamic therapy of actinic keratosis involve irradiation with either an Aktilite CL 128 lamp or daylight, whereas irradiation with the Blu-U illuminator is approved in the United States. Many other protocols using irradiation by a variety of light sources are also clinically efficient. OBJECTIVES: This paper aims to compare 10 different protocols with clinically proven efficacy for photodynamic therapy of actinic keratosis and the available spectral irradiance of the light source...
April 18, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665018/differential-response-of-human-dermal-fibroblast-subpopulations-to-visible-and-near-infrared-light-potential-of-photobiomodulation-for-addressing-cutaneous-conditions
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Charles Mignon, Natallia E Uzunbajakava, Irene Castellano-Pellicena, Natalia V Botchkareva, Desmond J Tobin
BACKGROUND OBJECTIVES: The past decade has witnessed a rapid expansion of photobiomodulation (PBM), demonstrating encouraging results for the treatment of cutaneous disorders. Confidence in this approach, however, is impaired not only by a lack of understanding of the light-triggered molecular cascades but also by the significant inconsistency in published experimental outcomes, design of the studies and applied optical parameters. This study aimed at characterizing the response of human dermal fibroblast subpopulations to visible and near-infrared (NIR) light in an attempt to identify the optical treatment parameters with high potential to address deficits in aging skin and non-healing chronic wounds...
April 17, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663460/treatment-of-atrophic-acne-scarring-with-fractional-micro-plasma-radio-frequency-in-chinese-patients-a-prospective-study
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Ting Lan, Yan Xiao, Li Tang, Michael R Hamblin, Rui Yin
BACKGROUND: Acne scarring is a common disfiguring sequela of acne vulgaris which can lead to serious psychosocial problems and have a negative effect on patients' quality of life. Although a variety of approaches can be used to treat atrophic acne scars, disadvantages such as long-healing time, dyspigmentation, infections, and prolonged erythema make these treatments unsatisfactory especially for Asians. Fractional micro-plasma radio-frequency is a novel technology that produces minor ablation to the epidermis to promote rapid re-epithelialization, while the radio-frequency evoked thermal effect can stimulate regeneration and remodeling of dermal fibroblasts...
April 16, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614139/practical-strategies-for-optimizing-management-of-psoriasis
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Jashin J Wu, April W Armstrong, Kenneth B Gordon, M Alan Menter
Approximately 30% of patients with moderate plaque psoriasis and 20% of those with severe psoriasis have inadequate disease control with their current therapeutic regimens. Among the factors that affect treatment efficacy are drug selection and lack of patient adherence to treatment, which is often due to patient frustration that psoriasis is a chronic, multisystemic, and incurable disease. By forming a strong therapeutic alliance with patients and by asking them about their expectations for treatment, clinicians have a better chance of providing patients with more effective and durable relief from their psoriasis symptoms...
February 2018: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614138/common-and-not-so-common-comorbidities-of-psoriasis
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M Alan Menter, April W Armstrong, Kenneth B Gordon, Jashin J Wu
Plaque psoriasis is increasingly recognized as a multisystemic disease whose most common comorbidities include psoriatic arthritis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, overweight/obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and depression. The presence of such comorbidities affects the therapeutic choices for clinicians. Patients often visit dermatologists more frequently than they do other clinicians, so it is incumbent upon dermatologists to recognize and address early signs of psoriatic comorbidities to prevent further deterioration and improve their patients' quality of life...
February 2018: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
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