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Dimitrios Stasinopoulos, Costas Papadopoulos, Dimitrios Lamnisos, Ioannis Stasinopoulos
Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of Bioptron light therapy for the treatment of acute ankle sprains. Method A parallel group, single-blind, controlled study was carried out in patients with grade II acute ankle sprains. Patients were randomly allocated into two treatment groups (n = 25 for each). Both groups received cryotherapy, and the test group also received Bioptron light therapy. All treatments were performed daily for 5 d. Evaluations included self-reported pain via a visual analogue scale, degree of ankle edema, and ankle range of motion via goniometry carried out before the treatment and at the end of the treatment...
March 4, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
N F Farashchuk, Yu A Rakhmanin, O N Savostikova, O G Telenkova
The study of the structural state of tap water that has been stored for two days in the packaging materials of various type and in different conditions, was performed with the use of crystallographic method for the investigation of liquids based on a special approach for dehydration of the drop, which is a fixed thin "slice" of the examines liquid. Most organized crystallographic pattern was shown to observe in a drop of water after treatment Bioptron lamp (content of liquid-crystal associates (LCA)--6.90 ± 0...
July 2014: Gigiena i Sanitariia
V G Zilov, A A Khadartsev, V D Bitsoev
Experimental study of the effects of polychromatic visible and infrared light on biological fluids was carried out in order to validate the new approaches to phototherapy. Polychromatic light generated by Bioptron device at different modes and frequencies was released through the fiberoptic cable, including the exposure paralleled by CO2 saturation of water and exposure from a device placed 10 cm above the water surface, which ensured maximum light absorption. The effects of irradiation were recorded in 26 and 15 min, while the increase of light absorption by blood plasma in vivo was recorded 1 h after a bath with water pre-exposed to polarized light...
August 2014: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
N F Farashchuk, R I Mikhaylova, O G Telenkova
The effect of water samples with different structural states on some physiological indices of white laboratory rats, 5 groups of 10 animals (5 females and 5 males) and frogs has been studied. The investigation was performed for 1 month. For the determination of the content of liquid crystal associates (LCA) in water samples there was used the dilatometric method, the performance of experimental animals was studied by the swimming test (up to total fatigue). The performed experiment on growing rats with the use of water with varying degrees of structuredness showed that according to the weight gain there were optimal water "Lekor" and tap water, treated with Bioptron (the content of the structured fraction is 5...
March 2014: Gigiena i Sanitariia
E V Drozhzhin, O N Sidorkina
The authors generalized their experience in treating a total of 77 patients presenting with atherosclerosis of the arteries of lower limbs with degree III-IV ischaemia according to the A.V. Pokrovsky-Fontain classification. The patients were subjected to comprehensive treatment including the impact of piler-light (apparatus Bioptron 2) and ozone therapy. The control group was composed of 66 people receiving conventional therapy. The two groups were comparable by the nosological entity of the disease, gender, age, and the nature of accompanying pathology...
2012: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
S A Monakhov, M A Perminova, R A Shabliĭ, N B Korchazhkina, O Iu olisova
This paper reports the results of the treatment of 70 patients presenting with atopic dermatitis using a variant of phototherapy (polarized light generated by Bioptron-2 and Bioptron compact medical lamps). The efficacy of the treatment was estimated based on the dynamics of the skin conditions and variations of the dermatological index of the quality of life.
July 2012: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
M M Sharipova, S N Voronova, E M Rukin, A M Vasilenko
The objective of the present experimental study was the comparative assessment of the wound-healing effects of radiation emitted from Bioptron, Minitag, Orion+ apparatuses and hollow cathode lamps (HCL). The emitters of any type were shown to be equally efficacious in that they accelerated wound epithelization by 30% on the average compared with control. Based on the difference between spectral and power characteristics of different sources of radiation and dynamics of their wound-healing efficacy (including that of two types of HCL), the authors arrived at the conclusion that the further development of the proposed approach to wound healing is a promising line of research in the field of spectral phototherapy...
July 2011: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Dimitrios Stasinopoulos, Ioannis Stasinopoulos, Manias Pantelis, Kalliopi Stasinopoulou
BACKGROUND DATA: The use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and polarized polychromatic non-coherent light as supplements to an exercise program has been recommended for the management of lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET). OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an exercise program supplemented with LLLT is more successful than an exercise program supplemented with polarized polychromatic non-coherent light in treating LET. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with unilateral LET for at least 4 wk were sequentially allocated to receive either an exercise program with LLLT or an exercise program with polarized polychromatic non-coherent light...
June 2009: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
N F Farashchuk, Iu A Rakhmanin, R I Mikhaĭlova, O G Telenkova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2008: Gigiena i Sanitariia
Aleksandar Durović, Dragan Marić, Zorica Brdareski, Miodrag Jevtić, Slavisa Durdević
BACKGROUND/AIM: Neglecting polarized light as an adjuvant therapy for pressure ulcers and methodology distinctions in the trials engaging polarized light are the reasons for many dilemmas and contradictions. The aim of this study was to establish the effects of polarized light therapy in pressure ulcer healing. METHODS: This prospective randomized single-blind study involved 40 patients with stage I-III of pressure ulcer. The patients in the experimental group (E) were subjected, besides polarized light therapy, to standard wound cleaning and dressing...
December 2008: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
Monika Ulamec, Antica Soldo-Belić, Majda Vucić, Marija Buljan, Bozo Kruslin, Davor Tomas
Most malignant melanomas are easily diagnosed; however, melanoma is also one of the lesions most frequently reported to mimic other tumors. One of the most difficult patterns to recognize is characterized by prominent myxoid matrix. A case is presented of primary cutaneous melanoma with abundant myxoid matrix in a patient who underwent prolonged phototherapy. Three years before, after getting sunburns, the patient noticed changes of a congenital nevus located in the area of sunburns. It became darker, started to blanch, and grew, with occasional bleeding...
April 2008: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Dimitrios Stasinopoulos, Ioannis Stasinopoulos
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of Cyriax physiotherapy, a supervised exercise programme, and polarized polychromatic non-coherent light (Bioptron light) in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis. DESIGN: Controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Rheumatology and rehabilitation centre. SUBJECTS: This study was carried out with 75 patients who had lateral epicondylitis. They were allocated to three groups by sequential allocation...
January 2006: Clinical Rehabilitation
K A Samoĭlova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2005: Klinichna Khirurhiia
D Stasinopoulos, I Stasinopoulos, M I Johnson
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the efficacy of polarized polychromatic noncoherent light (Bioptron light) in the treatment of idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome. BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common compression neuropathy, but no satisfactory conservative treatment is available at present. METHOD: An uncontrolled experimental study was conducted in patients who visited our clinic from mid-2001 to mid-2002. A total of 25 patients (22 women and three men) with unilateral idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome, mild to moderate nocturnal pain, and paraesthesia lasting >3 months participated in the study...
April 2005: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Lucretia Dediulescu
The Bioptron light therapy system acts naturally, upholding the capacity of regeneration of the body. Since the discovery of the therapeutical effects of the Bioptron light, over 20 years ago, its use as treatment has been developed for a large variety of diseases, among which also the eye-diseases (simplex and zoster herpes, conjunctivitis).
2004: Oftalmologia
Dimitrios Stasinopoulos
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of polarized, polychromatic, non-coherent, low energy light (Bioptron 2, Bioptron AG, Switzerland) in the treatment of acute tennis elbow. BACKGROUND: Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is one of the most common lesions affecting the arm. A plethora of treatment regimes have been described for this condition, but no specific therapy has emerged as a gold standard. METHODS: A pilot study was carried out with 25 patients who had acute tennis elbow...
February 2005: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Antonio Luiz Barbosa Pinheiro, Gyselle Cynthia Silva Meireles, Alessandro Leonardo de Barros Vieira, Darcy Almeida, Carolina Montagn Carvalho, Jean Nunes dos Santos
A wound represents the interruption of the continuity of tissue that is followed by damage or cellular death. Wound healing occurs due to a competitive mechanism between the synthesis and lysis of collagen. Any factor that increases collagen lysis or reduces its synthesis may result in changes in the healing process, i.e., nutritional deficiencies. Phototherapies have been suggested as an effective method to improve wound healing. This study evaluated, histologically, the differences in the healing of cutaneous wounds in nourished and undernourished rats following laser therapy or illumination by polarized light...
2004: Brazilian Dental Journal
Iu P Lymans'kyĭ, Z A Tamarova, S O Huliar
In experiments on mice, statistically authentic weakening of visceral pain has been shown after an action of low intensity polarized light from a device Bioptron on antinociceptive acupuncture points (AP). Pain was caused by an intraperitoneal injection of 2% acetic acid (0.1 ml/10 g). The intensity of pain was judged on duration and frequency of painful behavioral reactions (writhing, licking of abdomen), as well as on duration of sleep, eating and motor activity. In animals which immediately after injections of acetic acid were exposed to polarized light of low intensity for 10 min, applied on any of antinociceptive APs (E-36, E-43, VC-8, RP-6), the duration of painful behavioral reaction was determined to be reduced, while that of non-painful one increased...
2003: Fiziolohichnyĭ Zhurnal
V I Desiateryk, S P Mikhno, Iu M Kryvyts'kyĭ, S O Kostiuk
Influence of polarized light on general state and healing of wounds and trophic ulcers in 57 patients with obliterating atherosclerosis of lower extremities, chronic venous insufficiency of extremities, purulent postoperative complications, purulent-septic complications in patients with diabetes mellitus was analyzed. Main mechanisms of the polarized light action in "Bioptron" apparatus were enlighted, effective schemes of its usage were determined.
September 2002: Klinichna Khirurhiia
I P Tomashuk, I I Tomashuk
Experience of clinical treatment of 9 patients with diabetes mellitus and diabetic angiopathy using alprostan in combination with rays "Bioptron-II" and iruxol-miramistinum in conditions of polyclinic was summarized. Antidiabetic preparations, mainly insulin, were administered to all patients together with abovementioned treatment. Optimal scheme of treatment constitutes daily slow (no less than 6 h) dropper intravenous infusion of alprostan in 0.1 mg dosage in 150-200 ml isotonic solution of sodium chloride during 15 days...
August 2001: Klinichna Khirurhiia
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