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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726192/study-of-proliferative-activity-of-vaginal-epithelium-in-women-with-stress-urinary-incontinence-treated-by-er-yag-laser
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G A Lapii, A Yu Yakovleva, A I Neimark, E L Lushnikova
The expression of Ki-67 proliferation marker was studied in vaginal biopsy specimens from women with stress urinary incontinence treated using a Fotona nonablative erbium laser. Cells expressing Ki-67 were located in all cases in the parabasal and basal levels of stratified squamous epithelium, the index of labeled nuclei before Er:YAG laser exposure was 19.05±2.86%. After 1-2 months of laser therapy, the index of labeled nuclei in the epithelium increased significantly and reached 31.79±2.25%. These changes were interpreted as a result of epithelial-stromal interactions...
July 18, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710660/fractional-er-yag-laser-assisting-topical-betamethasone-solution-in-combination-with-nb-uvb-for-resistant-non-segmental-vitiligo
#2
Ru Yan, Jinping Yuan, Hongqiang Chen, Yuan-Hong Li, Yan Wu, Xing-Hua Gao, Hong-Duo Chen
Resistant non-segmental vitiligo is difficult to be treated. Ablative erbium-YAG (Er:YAG) laser has been used in the treatment of vitiligo, but the ablation of entire epidermis frustrated the compliance of patients. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of fractional Er:YAG laser followed by topical betamethasone and narrow band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) therapy in the treatment of resistant non-segmental vitiligo. The vitiligo lesions of each enrolled patient were divided into four treatment parts, which were all irradiated with NB-UVB...
July 14, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691887/effects-of-an-erbium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-er-yag-laser-and-an-ultrasonic-scaler-on-tio2-coated-titanium-surfaces-contaminated-with-subgingival-plaque-an-in-vitro-study-to-assess-post-treatment-biocompatibility-to-osteogenic-cells
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Marco Giannelli, Daniele Bani, Alessia Tani, Fabrizio Materassi, Flaminia Chellini, Chiara Sassoli
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effects of conventional ultrasonic scaler vs. Er-YAG laser on titanium surfaces contaminated with subgingival plaque from peri-implantitis patients in terms of: plaque and bio-corroded titanium oxide coating removal; surface change induction; residual biocompatibility towards osteoblasts. METHODS: Subgingival plaque-coated titanium discs with moderately rough surface were fixed with ethanol and treated with ultrasonic scaler (metal tip) or Er-YAG laser (20...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683481/-recanalization-of-lacrimal-duct-stenosis-by-laserdacryoplasty-using-a-diode-laser-comparison-of-success-rates-using-an-erbium%C3%A2-%C3%A2-yag-laser
#4
Ludwig Stock, Ralf Ungerechts, Karl-Heinz Emmerich
Background In a retrospective study, the success rates of laserdacryoplasty using a diode laser were defined and compared to success rates using an erbium : YAG laser. Using a diode laser at a wave length of 980 nm, thermal destruction of tissue leads to recanalization. Using an erbium : YAG laser at a wave length of 2940 nm, recanalization of punctual stenosis is achieved by formation of a cavitation bubble in a closed system. Materials and Methods 94 patients (64 women, 30 men, mean age 60.8 years) with 107 absolute lacrimal duct stenoses who were treated by laserdacryoplasty using a diode laser were included in a retrospective study...
July 6, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665655/real-time-observation-of-internal-motion-within-ultrafast-dissipative-optical-soliton-molecules
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Katarzyna Krupa, K Nithyanandan, Ugo Andral, Patrice Tchofo-Dinda, Philippe Grelu
Real-time access to the internal ultrafast dynamics of complex dissipative optical systems opens new explorations of pulse-pulse interactions and dynamic patterns. We present the first direct experimental evidence of the internal motion of a dissipative optical soliton molecule generated in a passively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser. We map the internal motion of a soliton pair molecule by using a dispersive Fourier-transform imaging technique, revealing different categories of internal pulsations, including vibrationlike and phase drifting dynamics...
June 16, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656929/effect-of-erbium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-laser-on-bond-strength-of-a-total-etch-adhesive-system-to-caries-affected-dentin-on-gingival-wall
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F Cebe, M Bulbul, I Simsek, M A Cebe, B Ozturk
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of the erbium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser on bond strength of a total-etch adhesive system to the caries-affected dentin on the gingival wall. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten human molars with proximal carious lesions were randomly divided into two groups. In the first group, the carious dentin was removed with a bur, whereas in the second group it was removed with the Er:YAG laser. Carious lesions were excavated with one of these two techniques until laser fluorescence values decreased to 15 in the center of the lesions...
June 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652898/effects-of-root-debridement-with-hand-curettes-and-er-yag-laser-on-chemical-properties-and-ultrastructure-of-periodontally-diseased-root-surfaces-using-spectroscopy-and-scanning-electron-microscopy
#7
Reza Amid, Gholam Ali Gholami, Masoud Mojahedi, Maryam Aghalou, Mohsen Gholami, Mahdieh Mirakhori
Introduction: The efficacy of erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser for root debridement in comparison with curettes has been the subject of many recent investigations. Considering the possibility of chemical and ultra-structural changes in root surfaces following laser irradiation, this study sought to assess the effects of scaling and root planing (SRP) with curettes and Er:YAG laser on chemical properties and ultrastructure of root surfaces using spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652100/current-role-for-radioisotope-synovectomy
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Vincent André, Vincent Dalibard, Emmanuelle Dernis, Stéphane Varin, Grégoire Cormier
Radioisotope synovectomy has been extensively used to treat patients with chronic inflammatory joint disease but has moved to a less prominent position since the introduction of new and highly effective drugs. Remaining indications are refractory synovitis, pigmented villonodular synovitis as an adjunct to surgery, and hemophilic arthropathy. The three main radioisotopes used are yttrium-90, rhenium-186, and erbium-189. Radioisotope synovectomy should be performed only by highly experienced professionals, to minimize the risk of injection-related complications...
June 23, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646753/mechanical-properties-and-molecular-structure-analysis-of-subsurface-dentin-after-er-yag-laser-irradiation
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Zhengdi He, Lingling Chen, Xuejuan Hu, Yasushi Shimada, Masayuki Otsuki, Junji Tagami, Shuangchen Ruan
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the chemical and mechanical modifications in subsurface dentin layer after Er: YAG (Erbium-Yttrium Aluminium Garnet) laser irradiation, as the guidance of new dental restorative materials specific for laser irradiated dentin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dentin disks obtained from extracted human molars were prepared and exposed to a single pulse Er:YAG laser irradiation at 80mJ/pulse. After laser irradiation the mechanical and chemical characteristics of intertubular dentin in subsurface layer were studied using nanoindentation tester and micro-Raman spectromy (μ-RS)...
June 3, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646390/2940-nm-er-yag-fractional-laser-enhanced-the-effect-of-topical-drug-for-psoriasis
#10
Ruilian Li, Jun Zhou, Hui Su, Mei Wang, Yongxian Wang, Shengxiang Xiao, Huiqun Ma
We observed the promoting effects of the 2940-nm erbium:YAG (Er:YAG) fractional laser in topical drug delivery for psoriasis. A total of five (four males and one female) recalcitrant psoriasis patients were given laser treatment eight times at 1-week intervals with the following parameters: 5-11% spot density and 100-μm energy depth. The psoriatic skin lesions on the left knee and the corresponding lesions at the right ones of each psoriasis patient were randomly divided into two groups: laser + topical drug group (L) and drug alone group (D)...
June 23, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641206/efficacy-of-surgical-laser-therapy-in-the-management-of-oral-pigmented-lesions-a-systematic-review
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Tariq Abduljabbar, Fahim Vohra, Zohaib Akram, Siti Mariam Ab Ghani, Nawwaf Al-Hamoudi, Fawad Javed
BACKGROUND: Oral pigmentation, especially in the gingiva poses esthetic problems. Laser therapy has been widely used for cosmetic therapy in dentistry. The aim of the present study was to systematically review the efficacy of surgical laser therapy (SLT) in the management of oral pigmented lesions (OPL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The addressed focused question was "Is SLT effective in the management of OPL?" Databases (MEDLINE via PubMed; EMBASE; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Oral Health Group Trials Register databases) were searched from 1970 up to and including February 2017...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621453/the-pinhole-method-using-an-erbium-yag-laser-for-the-treatment-of-papular-acne-scars
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Sang Ju Lee, Jae Min Kim, Young Koo Kim, Seong Jun Seo, Kui Young Park
Papular acne scars are skin-colored or hypopigmented, soft and elevated lesions of the chin and trunk. Papular scars are one of the most difficult acne scars to treat. Herein, we reported two patients with papular acne scars on the chin that were successfully treated by the pinhole method using an Erbium (ER):YAG laser. Good cosmetic results were achieved in both patients. The side effects included mild, intra-, and post-procedural pain and erythema that resolved spontaneously within 2 weeks. The pinhole method with an Er:YAG laser could potentially be used as a safe and effective treatment for papular acne scars...
June 16, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612410/structural-and-luminescent-studies-of-erbium-doped-cazro3-green-emitting-nanophosphors
#13
Evangeline Ballem, Abdul Azeem, Prasada Rao Rayavarapu, Haranath Divi
Erbium (Er) (0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 wt%)-doped CaZrO3 nanophosphors were synthesized by the sol-gel method using poly(vinyl alcohol) as the chelating agent. Their structural and photoluminescence properties were studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy (FESEM-EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), photoluminescence and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The XRD patterns of the samples confirm that nanoscale crystallite sizes...
June 14, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611487/athermal-synchronization-of-laser-source-with-wdm-filter-in-a-silicon-photonics-platform
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Nanxi Li, Zhan Su, Purnawirman, E Salih Magden, Christopher V Poulton, Alfonso Ruocco, Neetesh Singh, Matthew J Byrd, Jonathan D B Bradley, Gerald Leake, Michael R Watts
In an optical interconnect circuit, microring resonators (MRRs) are commonly used in wavelength division multiplexing systems. To make the MRR and laser synchronized, the resonance wavelength of the MRR needs to be thermally controlled, and the power consumption becomes significant with a high-channel count. Here, we demonstrate an athermally synchronized rare-earth-doped laser and MRR. The laser comprises a Si3N4 based cavity covered with erbium-doped Al2O3 to provide gain. The low thermo-optic coefficient of Al2O3 and Si3N4 and the comparable thermal shift of the effective index in the laser and microring cross-sections enable lasing and resonance wavelength synchronization over a wide range of temperatures...
May 22, 2017: Applied Physics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598190/paediatric-laser-dentistry-part-2-hard-tissue-laser-applications
#15
G Olivi, C Caprioglio, M Olivi, M D Genovese
Erbium lasers can provide effective and minimally invasive caries removal in children. The bonding phase remains a critic step as well as the choice of material. Glass ionomers exhibits lower bonding properties in laser irradiated teeth compared to the conventional method or to composite and resin modified glass ionomer. Laser can also provide effective decontamination and coagulation effects in vital and non vital pulp therapy of primary teeth, improving and simplifying the cleaning and disinfecting steps.
June 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569843/5-6%C3%A2-%C3%A2-w-monolithic-fiber-laser-at-3-55%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%AE-m
#16
Frédéric Maes, Vincent Fortin, Martin Bernier, Réal Vallée
We report, to the best of our knowledge, the first monolithic erbium-doped fluorozirconate fiber laser bounded by two fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) operating at 3.55 μm. Its output power and total optical efficiency are 5.6 W and 26.4% respectively, the highest ever achieved at this wavelength from a fiber laser. The monolithic design of the cavity also increases its stability and prevents fiber tip damage which has limited prior demonstrations to a maximum output power of 1.5 W. This Letter also studies the performances of the laser cavity for various output FBG reflectivities and presents numerical modeling results exhibiting remarkable agreement with experimental results...
June 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561064/turbulence-hierarchy-in-a-random-fibre-laser
#17
Iván R Roa González, Bismarck C Lima, Pablo I R Pincheira, Arthur A Brum, Antônio M S Macêdo, Giovani L Vasconcelos, Leonardo de S Menezes, Ernesto P Raposo, Anderson S L Gomes, Raman Kashyap
Turbulence is a challenging feature common to a wide range of complex phenomena. Random fibre lasers are a special class of lasers in which the feedback arises from multiple scattering in a one-dimensional disordered cavity-less medium. Here we report on statistical signatures of turbulence in the distribution of intensity fluctuations in a continuous-wave-pumped erbium-based random fibre laser, with random Bragg grating scatterers. The distribution of intensity fluctuations in an extensive data set exhibits three qualitatively distinct behaviours: a Gaussian regime below threshold, a mixture of two distributions with exponentially decaying tails near the threshold and a mixture of distributions with stretched-exponential tails above threshold...
May 31, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537743/er-3-photoluminescence-in-er2-c82-and-er2c2-c82-metallofullerenes-elucidated-by-density-functional-theory
#18
Jian Wang, Yuan-Yuan Zhao, Po-Heng Lee, Stephan Irle
Metallofullerenes with two erbium atoms encapsulated in IPR C82 cage isomers Cs-6 (I), C2v-9 (II), and C3v-8 (III) were investigated using density functional theory. The calculations suggest that erbium atoms assume a trivalent state with Er (4f(11)) valence electronic configuration in Er2@C82 and Er2C2@C82, where two electrons (6s(2)) per Er atom are transferred to the cage carrying four negative charges (C82(4-)), while the third electron is promoted from the 4f to the 5d shell, becoming involved in covalent bonding to near atoms...
May 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527844/evaluation-of-various-pretreatments-to-fiber-post-on-the-push-out-bond-strength-of-root-canal-dentin
#19
Ömer Kırmalı, Özlem Üstün, Alper Kapdan, Alper Kuştarcı
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the effect of different pretreatments (fiber post) with the laser-activated irrigation (LAI) technique (for removal of the smear layer) on root canal dentin in terms of push-out bond strength (PBS) in a fiber post. METHODS: Fifty freshly extracted mandibular single-rooted premolars were prepared, and LAI was applied to all roots (17% EDTA was 5 mL for 120 seconds with an erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser [0...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518180/the-effects-of-laser-with-different-parameters-and-crosshatching-on-fibroblast-adhesion-and-proliferation-to-implant-surfaces
#20
Hakki Çelebi, Pembegül Uyar Arpacı, Ilhami Çelik, Serhan Akman
PURPOSE: To compare the adhesion and proliferation effect of HGF-1 cells on pure titanium disks when the surfaces are unprocessed (machined surfaces after slicing) or modified with a laser. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight titanium disks were divided into four groups. Three surface topographies were created using an erbium fiber laser: group 1 (unidirectional application [no crosshatch]), group 2 (crosshatching in two directions), and group 3 (crosshatching in three directions)...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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