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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885520/the-effect-of-pre-operative-topical-anaesthetic-cream-on-the-ablative-width-and-coagulative-depth-of-ablative-fractional-resurfacing-laser
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Preawphan Punyaratabandhu, Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha, Penvadee Pattanaprichakul, Panitta Sitthinamsuwan, Weeranut Phothong, Sasima Eimpunth, Visnu Lohsiriwat, Woraphong Manuskiatti
Topical anaesthetic cream (TAC) is commonly used as a pre-treatment of ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) laser. Most of anaesthetic cream contains distilled water as major component. Therefore, pre-operative TAC may interfere the photothermal reaction in the skin treated with fractional carbon-dioxide (FCO2) laser and fractional erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (FEr:YAG) laser. The objective of the study was to compare the ablative width (AW) and coagulative depth (CD) of AFR laser with and without pre-treatment with TAC...
November 24, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869377/physical-modalities-for-the-treatment-of-rosacea
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Maja A Hofmann, Percy Lehmann
Rosacea is characterised by a wide variety of vascular changes. Apart from telangiectasia and erythema, often so-called flushing occurs. These vascular abnormalities can be targeted with specific light and laser devices. In addition to KTP laser, pulsed dye laser (PDL) and Nd:YAG laser, also intense pulsed light devices (IPLs) are used. The described therapeutic effects include the reduction of vascular abnormalities and even improvement of papulopustular changes. While the KTP laser shows very good results in telangiectasia, the dye laser and IPL devices are used preferably in erythema...
December 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869376/physikalische-methoden-zur-behandlung-der-rosazea
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Maja A Hofmann, Percy Lehmann
Die Rosazea ist durch vielfältige vaskuläre Veränderungen gekennzeichnet. Neben Teleangiektasien und Erythemen treten häufig auch sogenannte "Flushings" auf. Haupteinsatzgebiete von Licht- und Lasersystemen sind diese vaskulären Veränderungen, wie Erytheme und Teleangiektasien. Neben dem KTP-Laser, dem Farbstofflaser (PDL) und dem Nd:YAG-Laser kommen auch Blitzlampen (IPL) zum Einsatz. Neben der Rückbildung der vaskulären Komponente, ist auch eine Verbesserung der papulopustulösen Komponente beschrieben...
December 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856377/assessment-of-the-efficiency-of-erbium-yag-laser-as-an-assistant-method-to-rapid-maxillary-expansion-an-in-vivo-study
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Shadi George Moawad, Joseph Bouserhal, Mohammad Kusai Al-Munajed
INTRODUCTION: Maxillary transverse deficiency (MTD) is one of the most pervasive and common skeletal problems in the craniofacial complex. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of associating the application of Erbium-YAG laser with rapid maxillary expansion (RME) for treating MTD in young adult patients with permanent dentition in regard to skeletal and dental effects. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects, aged from 15.5 to 19 years and needing RME as a therapeutic procedure, were randomly assigned to either the laser group (n=12) or the control group (n=12)...
November 14, 2016: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849400/erbium-yttrium-aluminium-garnet-laser-versus-q-switched-neodymium-yttrium-aluminium-garnet-laser-for-the-treatment-of-xanthelesma-palpebrarum
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Ali Balevi, Pelin Ustuner, Mustafa Ozdemir
BACKGROUND: Several lasers have been used for the treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum (XP), such as Q-switched Neodymium:Yttrium Aluminium Garnet (QSNd:YAG), Erbium:Yttrium Aluminium Garnet (Er:YAG) laser. However, there is no comparemental study among these laser options in the treatment of XP. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy and response rates of QSNd:YAG and Er:YAG in the treatment of XP. METHODS: Sixty patients with a total of 102 XP lesions were randomly and equally divided into two groups...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796132/carbon-dioxide-laser-versus-erbium-yag-laser-in-treatment-of-epidermal-verrucous-nevus-a-comparative-randomized-clinical-study
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Mai Abdel Raouf Osman, Ahmed Nazmi Kassab
Background A verrucous epidermal nevus (VEN) is a skin disorder that has been treated using different treatment modalities with varying results. Ablative lasers such as Carbon dioxide laser (CO2) and erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser have been considered as the gold standard for treatment of epidermal naevi. Objective To evaluate and compare the efficacy, postoperative wound healing and side effects of pulsed CO2 laser and Er:YAG laser for the treatment of verrucous epidermal nevi. Materials and methods Twenty patients with localized VEN were randomly divided into two groups...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778116/the-effectiveness-of-the-erbium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-pips-technique-in-comparison-to-different-chemical-solutions-in-removing-the-endodontic-smear-layer-an-in-vitro-profilometric-study
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Riman Nasher, Rene Franzen, Norbert Gutknecht
This study evaluated the degree of endodontic smear layer removal using the Er:YAG PIPS technique (2.94 μm) in comparison with different irrigants. Sixty-four single-rooted teeth were endodontically prepared up to size #40 and were divided into 8 groups (a-h) (n = 8). Groups a, b, c, and d were irrigated with (3 % NaOCl + 20 % EDTA), (0.9 % NaCl), (3 % NaOCl), and (20 % EDTA), respectively. Groups e, f, g, and h were treated with (3 % NaOCl + 20 % EDTA + PIPS), (0.9 % NaCl + PIPS), (3 % NaOCl + PIPS), and (20 % EDTA + PIPS), respectively...
December 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666123/lasers-for-caries-removal-in-deciduous-and-permanent-teeth
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Alessandro Montedori, Iosief Abraha, Massimiliano Orso, Potito Giuseppe D'Errico, Stefano Pagano, Guido Lombardo
BACKGROUND: Despite considerable improvements in oral health, dental caries continue to be a public health issue. The most frequently used, and universally accepted technique, to remove caries is through mechanical ablation of decayed tissues by means of rotating drills (diamond or tungsten carbide, or both). In the past few decades, the introduction of adhesive filling materials (resin composites) has affected cavity filling procedures by reducing its retention needs, with advantages for dental tissue conservation...
September 26, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606883/the-erbium-yag-laser-a-new-technique-for-the-treatment-of-scrotal-calcinosis
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Markus Meissner, Johannes Kleemann, Roland Kaufmann, Falk Ochsendorf
Scrotal calcinosis is a rare local entity characterized by multiple, calcified and painless nodules of the scrotal skin and was first described by Lewinski in 1883 (Figure 1a).(1) It normally appears in men aged 20-40 years.(2) For a long time, the pathological origin of this disease was unclear. In the last years it became more and more obvious, that dystrophic calcification of epithelial cysts involving inflammation, rupture, calcification and finally obliteration of the cyst wall is the main pathological correlate for scrotal calcinosis...
September 8, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598303/fracture-resistance-of-endodontically-retreated-roots-after-retreatment-using-self-adjusting-file-passive-ultrasonic-irrigation-photon-induced-photoacoustic-streaming-or-laser
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Aliye Kamalak, Ismail Uzun, Hakan Arslan, Ali Keleş, Ezgi Doğanay, Cangül Keskin, Merve Akçay
OBJECTIVE: Additional cleaning techniques and devices are required to remove maximum amount of residual filling material, which might limit disinfection of root canal system during retreatment. This study aimed to compare fracture resistance of roots when self-adjusting file (SAF), photon-induced photoacoustic streaming (PIPS), passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI), erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG), or neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) lasers are applied following the use of retreatment files in endodontics...
October 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586159/laser-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-pearly-penile-papules
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Eric L Maranda, Lisa Akintilo, Kelsey Hundley, Austin H Nguyen, Kevin J Moore, Joseph Zullo, Joaquin J Jimenez
Pearly penile papules (PPP) present as dome-shaped papules of no more than 3 mm in diameter that line the base of the glans of the penis. These benign lesions affect between 14.3 and 48 % of men. While often asymptomatic, PPP can cause a great deal of psychological distress that may warrant treatment. Current treatment options include cryotherapy, electrodessication, and curettage (ED&C). However, these modalities may have considerable adverse cosmetic effects, including scarring, pain, and pigmentary changes...
September 2, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564314/evaluation-of-mechanical-properties-of-glass-fiber-posts-subjected-to-laser-surface-treatments
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Carolina Barbosa Siqueira, Natália Spadini de Faria, Walter Raucci-Neto, Vivian Colucci, Erica Alves Gomes
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of laser irradiation on flexural strength, elastic modulus, and surface roughness and morphology of glass fiber posts (GFPs). BACKGROUND DATA: Laser treatment of GFPs has been introduced to improve its adhesion properties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 GFPs were divided into 4 groups according to the irradiation protocol: GC-no irradiation, GYAG-irradiation with erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet [Er:YAG], GCR-irradiation with erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG), and GDI-irradiation with diode laser...
October 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559349/root-surface-roughness-after-scaling-and-root-planing-with-er-yag-laser-compared-to-hand-and-ultrasonic-instruments-by-profilometry
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Jaber Yaghini, Narges Naghsh, Elaheh Attaei, Reza Birang, Ehsan Birang
OBJECTIVES: Scaling and root planing (SRP) is one of the most commonly used procedures during periodontal treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the root surface roughness after SRP with erbium: yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser compared to ultrasonic and hand instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, 56 extracted sound single-rooted teeth with moderate level of calculus were selected and randomly divided into four groups: SRP was performed with Er:YAG laser (100 mJ pulse, 1W, 10Hz, VSP and contact mode, with 50% water and air) in group one, hand instrument in group two and ultrasonic tool in group three...
December 2015: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27546524/efficacy-of-erbium-yag-laser-treatment-compared-to-topical-estriol-treatment-for-symptoms-of-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause
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Adrian Gaspar, Hugo Brandi, Valentin Gomez, Daniel Luque
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this prospective comparative cohort study was to establish the effectiveness and safety of Erbium:YAG (Er:YAG) laser treatment for genitourinary syndrome of menopause and to compare it with an established topical estriol treatment. METHODS: Fifty patients with genitourinary syndrome of menopause were divided into two groups. The estriol group received a treatment of 0.5 mg estriol ovules for 8 weeks and the laser group was first treated for 2 weeks with 0...
August 22, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538158/-preliminary-research-of-er-yag-laser-used-for-pulpotomy-of-beagle-dogs
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Y D Guo, S Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of erbium:yttrium aluminium garnet (Er:YAG)laser irradiation on pulp and formation of dentin bridge. The beagle dogs' coronal pulp is amputated by Er:YAG laser. METHODS: In the study, 24 premolar teeth of two one-year-old Beagle dogs were used. They were divided into 3 groups: bur group, 200 mJ laser group,100 mJ laser group. The coronal pulp were removed by traditional bur or 200 mJ/20 Hz or 100 mJ/20 Hz Er:YAG laser. Then, they were dressed with mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and sealed with resin...
February 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448169/treatment-of-female-stress-urinary-incontinence-with-erbium-yag-laser-in-non-ablative-mode
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Jack I Pardo, Vicente R Solà, Andrea A Morales
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of laser photothermal therapy in a group of Chilean women with SUI. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Longitudinal prospective study based on 42 women with mild-to-severe SUI, intervened with non ablative Er:YAG laser, between July 2014 and October 2015, in Santiago, Chile. The therapy efficacy was evaluated through the difference between every patient's scores obtained, before and after treatment, with the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire - Urinary Incontinence Short Form (ICIQ-SF), at a confidence level of 95%...
September 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27426441/fractionated-er-yag-laser-versus-fully-ablative-er-yag-laser-for-scar-revision-results-of-a-split-scar-double-blinded-prospective-trial
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W James Tidwell, Cindy E Owen, Carol Kulp-Shorten, Abhishek Maity, Michael McCall, Timothy S Brown
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ablative laser resurfacing is a common treatment for post-surgical scars. Fractional ablative laser resurfacing has been an emerging treatment option that is replacing fully ablative lasers in many applications. Data comparing fractionated and fully ablative lasers in treating post-operative scars are lacking. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty patients were enrolled in a split scar study following excisions from dermatologic surgery. Wounds had to be older than 8 weeks but less than 1 year...
July 18, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27426249/multifractional-microablative-laser-combined-with-spacially-modulated-ablative-sma-technology-for-facial-skin-rejuvenation
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Barbara Hersant, Mounia SidAhmed-Mezi, Adrien Chossat, Jean Paul Meningaud
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Due to the increasing demand for aesthetic procedures, especially facial aesthetic surgery, a new laser technology has been developed for facial skin rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment. The aim of this study was to objectively and subjectively assess the clinical efficacy and safety of Erbium:YAG laser combined with Spatially Modulated Ablation (Er:YAG + SMA) on facial skin rejuvenation. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with Fitzpatrick skin type's I-IV were prospectively included...
July 18, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27419128/a-comparative-study-of-microleakage-on-dental-surfaces-bonded-with-three-self-etch-adhesive-systems-treated-with-the-er-yag-laser-and-bur
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Youssef Sanhadji El Haddar, Sibel Cetik, Babak Bahrami, Ramin Atash
Aim. This study sought to compare the microleakage of three adhesive systems in the context of Erbium-YAG laser and diamond bur cavity procedures. Cavities were restored with composite resin. Materials and Methods. Standardized Class V cavities were performed in 72 extracted human teeth by means of diamond burs or Er-YAG laser. The samples were randomly divided into six groups of 12, testing three adhesive systems (Clearfil s(3) Bond Plus, Xeno® Select, and Futurabond U) for each method used. Cavities were restored with composite resin before thermocycling (methylene blue 2%, 24 h)...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27371450/a-novel-method-of-facial-rejuvenation-using-a-2940-nm-erbium-yag-laser-with-spatially-modulated-ablation-a-pilot-study
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M A Trelles, V Khomchenko, J M Alcolea, P A Martínez-Carpio
The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of a novel method of facial rejuvenation using a 2940-nm erbium:YAG laser with Spatially Modulated Ablation™. A pilot study was performed in 16 women with moderate to severe signs of facial aging relative to chronological age, who underwent two treatment sessions with an Er:YAG laser coupled to the RecoSMA™ technology (Linline, Minsk, Belarus). The whole face was treated in all patients. Clinical efficacy, tolerance, adverse effects, complications, and histological changes due to the treatment were evaluated...
September 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
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