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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228289/clinical-practice-guideline-for-physical-therapy-assessment-and-treatment-in-patients-with-nonspecific-neck-pain
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Jasper D Bier, Wendy G M Scholten-Peeters, J Bart Staal, Jan Pool, Maurits W van Tulder, Emmylou Beekman, Jesper Knoop, Guus Meerhoff, Arianne P Verhagen
The Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) issued a clinical practice guideline for physical therapists that addresses the assessment and treatment of patients with nonspecific neck pain, including cervical radiculopathy, in Dutch primary care. Recommendations were based on a review of published systematic reviews.During the intake, the patient is screened for serious pathologies and corresponding patterns. Patients with cervical radiculopathy can be included or excluded through corresponding signs and symptoms and possibly diagnostic tests (Spurling test, traction/distraction test, and Upper Limb Tension Test)...
December 4, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227728/use-of-low-level-laser-therapy-in-treatment-of-the-androgenic-alopecia-the-first-systematic-review
#2
Ibrahim Najem, Hongxiang Chen
Alopecia is a common disease affecting more than half of the world total number of people. Alopecia exists in different types, but one of the most common of these types is the Androgenic Alopecia which has affected approximately 51% of the total number of males ranging between the age bracket of 40 years and 75 years. This type of alopecia is more common in females who are above the age of 65 years and above. Despite this widespread effect, much has not been done regarding identifying the possible drugs for treating this disease...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227581/aging-of-lymphoid-organs-can-photobiomodulation-reverse-age-associated-thymic-involution-via-stimulation-of-extrapineal-melatonin-synthesis-and-bone-marrow-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Denis Odinokov, Michael R Hamblin
Thymic atrophy and the subsequent reduction in T cell production are the most noticeable age-related changes affecting lymphoid organs in the immune system. In fact thymic involution has been described as "programmed aging". New therapeutic approaches such as photobiomodulation (PBM) may reduce or reverse these changes. PBM (also known as low-level laser therapy or LLLT) involves the delivery of non-thermal levels of red or near-infrared light that are absorbed by mitochondrial chromophores, in order to prevent tissue death and stimulate healing and regeneration...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221612/low-level-laser-therapy-may-reduce-the-time-of-recovery-from-paresthesia-after-orthognathic-surgery
#4
Romina Brignardello-Petersen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 4, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216916/low-level-laser-therapy-photobiomodulation-therapy-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-a-systematic-review
#5
G David Baxter, Lizhou Liu, Simone Petrich, Angela Spontelli Gisselman, Cathy Chapple, Juanita J Anders, Steve Tumilty
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL) is a prevalent complication secondary to cancer treatments which significantly impacts the physical and psychological health of breast cancer survivors. Previous research shows increasing use of low level laser therapy (LLLT), now commonly referred to as photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy, for BCRL. This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of LLLT (PBM) in the management of BCRL. METHODS: Clinical trials were searched in PubMed, AMED, Web of Science, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure up to November 2016...
December 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209867/non-specific-effects-and-clusters-of-women-with-painful-tmd-responders-and-non-responders-to-lllt-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#6
Laís Valencise Magri, Vinícius Almeida Carvalho, Flávia Cássia Cabral Rodrigues, César Bataglion, Christie Ramos Andrade Leite-Panissi
The aim was to analyze the non-specific effects (placebo, spontaneous remission, and regression to the mean) of the low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in women with myofascial pain (painful temporomandibular disorder (TMD)), as well as to differentiate between responders and non-responder clusters to active and placebo LLLT according to the anxiety levels, salivary cortisol, use of oral contraceptives, and premenstrual period. Sixty-four women diagnosed with myofascial pain (Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD)) were included, divided into laser (n = 20), placebo group (n = 21), and 23 controls (without treatment (WT))...
December 5, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209866/photobiomodulation-therapy-protects-skeletal-muscle-and-improves-muscular-function-of-mdx-mice-in-a-dose-dependent-manner-through-modulation-of-dystrophin
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Gianna Móes Albuquerque-Pontes, Heliodora Leão Casalechi, Shaiane Silva Tomazoni, Andrey Jorge Serra, Cheila de Sousa Bacelar Ferreira, Rodrigo Barbosa de Oliveira Brito, Brunno Lemes de Melo, Adriane Aver Vanin, Kadma Karênina Damasceno Soares Monteiro, Humberto Dellê, Lucio Frigo, Rodrigo Labat Marcos, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior
This study aimed to analyze the protective effects of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) with combination of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and light emitting diode therapy (LEDT) on skeletal muscle tissue to delay dystrophy progression in mdx mice (DMD mdx ). To this aim, mice were randomly divided into five different experimental groups: wild type (WT), placebo-control (DMD mdx ), PBMT with doses of 1 J (DMD mdx ), 3 J (DMD mdx ), and 10 J (DMD mdx ). PBMT was performed employing a cluster probe with 9 diodes (1 x 905nm super-pulsed laser diode; 4 x 875nm infrared LEDs; and 4 x 640nm red LEDs, manufactured by Multi Radiance Medical®, Solon - OH, USA), 3 times a week for 14 weeks...
December 5, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205980/retinopathy-of-prematurity-from-recognition-of-risk-factors-to-treatment-recommendations
#8
Reija Fagerholm, Eija Vesti
Retinopathy of prematurity is a proliferative retinal disorder diagnosed exclusively in prematurely born infants. In retinopathy of prematurity, growth of the retinal vasculature is disturbed, leading to hypoxia-induced pathological changes typical of retinopathy of prematurity, in the worst case resulting in retinal detachment. The most typical risk factors predisposing to the disease include hyperoxemia, low levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-I), and low birth weight in relation to weeks of pregnancy...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204914/muscle-fiber-conduction-velocity-and-emg-amplitude-of-the-upper-trapezius-muscle-in-healthy-subjects-after-low-level-laser-irradiation-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
#9
Fabiana Sarilho de Mendonça, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho, Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez, Simone Aparecida Penimpedo Calamita, Cid André Fidelis de Paula Gomes, César Ferreira Amorim, Marco Antônio Fumagalli, Fabiano Politti
Although low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is an important resource for the treatment of non-specific neck pain patients, the dose which presents the greatest therapeutic potential for the treatment of this pathology is still unclear. The present study aimed to evaluate the immediate effect of LLLT on the muscle fiber conduction velocity (MFCV) and electromyographic activity (EMG) of the upper trapezius (UT) muscle in healthy individuals. A total of 20 healthy subjects were enrolled in a randomized, double-blind, crossover study...
December 5, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202940/genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-management-strategies-for-the-clinician
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REVIEW
Stephanie S Faubion, Richa Sood, Ekta Kapoor
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), previously known as atrophic vaginitis or vulvovaginal atrophy, affects more than half of postmenopausal women. Caused by low estrogen levels after menopause, it results in bothersome symptoms, including vaginal dryness, itching, dyspareunia, urinary urgency and increased frequency, and urinary tract infections. Even though women with GSM can have sexual dysfunction that interferes with partner relationships, women are often embarrassed to seek treatment, and health care professionals do not always actively screen for GSM...
December 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198781/effectiveness-of-low-level-laser-therapy-in-lichen-planopilaris
#11
Pablo Fonda-Pascual, Oscar M Moreno-Arrones, David Saceda-Corralo, Ana R Rodrigues-Barata, Cristina Pindado-Ortega, Pablo Boixeda, Sergio Vaño-Galvan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196831/laser-for-bone-healing-after-oral-surgery-systematic-review
#12
REVIEW
Claudio Noba, Anna Carolina Volpi Mello-Moura, Thais Gimenez, Tamara Kerber Tedesco, Cacio Moura-Netto
The purpose of this study is to perform a systematic review on the use of lasers in oral surgery for bone healing. Selection of articles was carried out by two evaluators in Pubmed and Web of Science databases for published articles and OpenGray for gray literature. Search strategy was developed based on the PICO Question "Does the use of lasers after oral surgery improve bone healing?". Eligibility criteria were: being on laser; evaluate bone healing; involve oral surgery; do not be about implant, periodontics, orthodontics, osteonecrosis or radiotherapy, nor revisions, clinical cases, etc...
December 1, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185134/when-is-the-best-moment-to-apply-photobiomodulation-therapy-pbmt-when-associated-to-a-treadmill-endurance-training-program-a-randomized-triple-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#13
Eduardo Foschini Miranda, Shaiane Silva Tomazoni, Paulo Roberto Vicente de Paiva, Henrique Dantas Pinto, Denis Smith, Larissa Aline Santos, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior
Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) employing low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and/or light emitting diode therapy (LEDT) has emerged as an electrophysical intervention that could be associated with aerobic training to enhance beneficial effects of aerobic exercise. However, the best moment to perform irradiation with PBMT in aerobic training has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of PBMT applied before and/or after each training session and to evaluate outcomes of the endurance-training program associated with PBMT...
November 29, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181642/laser-photobiomodulation-in-pressure-ulcer-healing-of-human-diabetic-patients-gene-expression-analysis-of-inflammatory-biochemical-markers
#14
Anelice Calixto Ruh, Lúcio Frigo, Marcos Fernando Xisto Braga Cavalcanti, Paulo Svidnicki, Viviane Nogaroto Vicari, Rodrigo Alvaro Brandão Lopes-Martins, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal Junior, Natalia De Isla, Francesca Diomede, Oriana Trubiani, Giovani Marino Favero
Pressure ulcers (PU) are wounds located mainly on bone surfaces where the tissue under pressure suffers ischemia leading to cellular lesion and necrosis , its causes and the healing process depend on several factors. The aim of this study was evaluating the gene expression of inflammatory/reparative factors: IL6, TNF, VEGF, and TGF, which take part in the tissue healing process under effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT). In order to perform lesion area analysis, PUs were photographed and computer analyzed...
November 28, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181641/effect-of-photobiomodulation-on-connective-tissue-remodeling-and-regeneration-of-skeletal-muscle-in-elderly-rats
#15
Adriana de Brito, Agnelo Neves Alves, Beatriz Guimaraes Ribeiro, Daniel Victor D Emilio Barbosa, Erick Moreno Ramos Magalhaes, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes, Sandra Kalil Bussadori, Juliana Barbosa Goulardins, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on morphological aspects, IL-6 and IL-1β expressions, as well as the distribution and organization of collagen in the tibialis anterior (TA) muscle of elderly rats submitted to cryoinjury. Histological photomicrographs were taken of TA muscles stained with HE and picrosirius red. Immunohistochemistry was used for the evaluation of IL-6 and IL-1β. Male Wistar rats, aged 20 months, were distributed into three groups: (1) control animals not injured or treated with LLLT (n = 5), (2) cryoinjury without LLLT treatment (n = 15), and (3) cryoinjury treated with infrared LLLT (n = 15)...
November 27, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177979/photobiomodulation-effect-on-children-s-scars
#16
Jehan Alsharnoubi, Omnia Mohamed
The management of burn scars has become one of the major clinical challenges in the developing countries which involve enormous treatment cost; this needs new methods for better cost benefit relationship. The objective of the study is to analyze the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy on post-burn scar tissue in children. A randomized controlled study included 15 children, ranging from 2 to 10 years of age, presenting with burn scars. They received diode laser and topical treatment. Each scar was divided into two halves...
November 24, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175466/photodynamic-therapy-for-treatment-of-oral-mucositis-pilot-study-with-pediatric-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy
#17
Vânia Cavalcanti Ribeiro da Silva, Fabiana Moura da Motta Silveira, Gabriela Souza Lima, Mônica Moreira Dias da Cruz, Arnaldo de França Caldas Júnior, Gustavo Pina Godoy
BACKGROUND: Oral mucositis has become a major factor dose-limiting toxicity of antineoplastic treatment. AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and low level laser therapy (LLLT) on the treatment of chemotherapy-induced mucositis in pediatric patients. METHODS: An open, controlled, and blind, randomized clinical trial was conducted with 29 patients, from 10 months to 18 years old, who were divided into two groups...
November 22, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168896/healing-of-self-inflicted-thermal-injury-of-palatal-mucosa-by-low-level-laser-therapy
#18
Abdul Ahad, Shazra Tasneem, Arundeep Kaur Lamba, Saif Khan
Self-inflicted injury to oral mucosa is a rare entity. These injuries can be premeditated, accidental, or can result from an abnormal habit. These uncommon gingival injuries can sometimes test the clinician's diagnostic abilities as well as treatment planning skills. In conventional treatment, removal of etiology and application of topical drugs is usually sufficient for healing. However, some cases require alternative or adjunctive wound healing methods. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been reported to be effective in pain management and improvement in wound healing through promotion, fortification, and commissioning of cellular cycle to generate productive and substitute cells...
November 23, 2017: Special Care in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160001/low-level-laser-therapy-induces-increased-viability-and-proliferation-in-isolated-cancer-cells
#19
C Kara, H Selamet, C Gökmenoğlu, N Kara
OBJECTIVES: Low level laser therapy (LLLT), which stimulates natural biological processes in the application region, is frequently used in dental treatments. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of LLLT which could activate precancerous cells or increase existing cancerous tissue in case of clinically undetectable situations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Saos-2 osteoblast-like osteosarcoma cells and A549 human lung carcinoma cells were used. Twenty-four hours after preparation of cell culture plates, laser irradiation was performed 1, 2 and 3 times according to the test groups using Nd:YAG laser with the power output 0...
November 20, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159515/the-effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-660%C3%A2-nm-on-the-gene-expression-involved-in-tissue-repair
#20
Stheace Kelly Fernandes Szezerbaty, Rodrigo Franco de Oliveira, Deise A A Pires-Oliveira, Cristina Pacheco Soares, Daniele Sartori, Regina Célia Poli-Frederico
The effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the healing of skin lesions has been evaluated in many studies; however, the molecular mechanisms involved in the biostimulatory effects resulting from this treatment need to be better understood. The paper aims to analyze the effects of LLLT (660 nm) at doses of 1 and 5 J/cm2 on cell viability and expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and interleukin (IL6) genes in L929 fibroblast cells. The dose-response curve was performed with the GaInAlAs (660 nm) laser-treated cells at energy rates of 1 and 5 J/cm2...
November 20, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
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