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Kinga Grzech-Leśniak, Jacek Matys, Kamil Jurczyszyn, Piotr Ziółkowski, Marzena Dominiak, Aldo Brugnera, Umberto Romeo
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was histological and thermometric examination of soft tissue de-epithelialization using digitally controlled laser handpiece (DCLH) - X-Runner. BACKGROUND DATA: Commonly used techniques for de-epithelialization include scalpel, abrasion with diamond bur, or a combination of the two. Despite being simple, inexpensive and effective, these techniques are invasive and may produce unwanted side effects. It is important to look for alternative techniques using novel tools, which are minimally invasive and effective...
March 23, 2018: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
M Gambacciani, M Levancini, E Russo, L Vacca, T Simoncini, M Cervigni
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term efficacy of a second generation of vaginal laser treatment, the vaginal erbium laser, as a non-ablative photothermal therapy for the management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause. METHODS: The study was performed using an erbium laser crystal yttrium-aluminum-garnet (XS Fotona Smooth™, Fotona, Ljubljana, Slovenia) with a wavelength of 2940 nm. Postmenopausal women (n = 205) were treated with three laser applications at 30-day intervals...
February 13, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
Ivan Fistonić, Nikola Fistonić
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A growing body of evidence indicates that a non-invasive erbium yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser may be an effective and highly tolerable treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. The primary objective was to identify pre-intervention predictors of short-term Er:YAG outcomes. The secondary objective was to identify patient segments with the best Er:YAG laser treatment short-term outcomes. METHODS: A prospective cohort study performed in 2016 at Ob/Gyn Clinic, Zagreb, Croatia, recruited 85 female patients who suffered from SUI...
January 23, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
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...
June 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Marco Gambacciani, Marco Levancini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and acceptability of a second generation of vaginal laser treatment, the vaginal erbium laser, as a nonablative photothermal therapy for the management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors. METHODS: The study was performed using an erbium laser crystal yttrium-aluminum-garnet (XS Fotona Smooth, Fotona, Ljubljana, Slovenia) with a wavelength of 2,940 nm. Forty-three postmenopausal breast cancer survivors were treated with three laser applications every 30 days...
March 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Tugba Unver, Emre Aytugar, Orhan Ozturan, Tugçe Kıran, Ebru Ademci, Aslihan Usumez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of laser irradiation with a novel snoring handpiece on the histological structures of the soft palate in a rat model. BACKGROUND: Snoring is a common problem and studies have shown that 20-50% of the population is affected. An apnea-hypopnea index of <5/h without daytime somnolence is documented as simple snoring. No snoring treatment should ever be attempted until a sleep study has been completed to rule out sleep apnea...
August 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Maarten A Meire, Sophie Havelaerts, Roeland J De Moor
Laser-activated irrigation (LAI) using erbium lasers is an irrigant agitation technique with great potential for improved cleaning of the root canal system, as shown in many in vitro studies. However, lasing parameters for LAI vary considerably and their influence remains unclear. Therefore, this study sought to investigate the influence of pulse energy, pulse frequency, pulse length, irradiation time and fibre tip shape, position and diameter on the cleaning efficacy of LAI. Transparent resin blocks containing standardized root canals (apical diameter of 0...
May 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
Carlo Fornaini, Jean-Paul Rocca
INTRODUCTION: The reattachment of a dental fragment may be performed for treatment of traumatized anterior teeth, both in cases of simple coronal fracture (enamel and superficial dentin) and in those with complicated coronal fracture (deep dentin with pulp exposure). A major part of this procedure is the adhesion technique, which was described for the first time by Buonocore in 1955. This clinical case demonstrates the use of Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers in fragment reattachment of a traumatically fractured anterior tooth with pulp exposure, describes their advantages and highlights the steps involved in their use...
November 2015: Trauma Monthly
N Fistonić, I Fistonić, A Lukanovič, Š Findri Guštek, I Sorta Bilajac Turina, D Franić
OBJECTIVES: This is the first assessment of efficacy and safety of the Er:YAG laser in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. The aim of this study was to assess the short-term outcome of a non-invasive laser treatment for mild-to-severe stages of this condition and to check its applicability in different body mass index and age groups. METHODS: A prospective cohort, single-center study at the Ob/Gyn Clinic, Zagreb, Croatia recruited a consecutive sample of 73 female patients suffering from stress urinary incontinence...
2015: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
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January 2015: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
Eren Isman, Mutan Hamdi Aras, Beyhan Cengiz, Recep Bayraktar, Umit Yolcu, Tolga Topcuoglu, Aslihan Usumez, Tuncer Demir
The aim of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of four different laser wavelengths used for low-level laser therapy(LLLT) on healing of mucositis in an animal model of wound healing, by investigating expression of transient receptor potential melastatin(TRPM) ion channels. Forty-five rats were intraperitoneally injected with 100 mg/kg 5-fluorouracil on day 1 and 65 mg/kg on day 3. Superficial scratching on left cheek pouch mucosa was performed on days 3 and 5. After ulcerative mucositis was clinically detected, LLLT was started (660 nm, HELBO; 810 nm, Fotona-XD; 980 nm, ARC-Fox; and 1064 nm, Fidelis-Plus3) at 8 J/cm(2)/day from days 1 to 4...
July 2015: Lasers in Medical Science
Mehmet Bostanciklioglu, Şeniz Demiryürek, Beyhan Cengiz, Tuncer Demir, Serdar Öztuzcu, Mutan Hamdi Aras, Semih Özsevik, Aslihan Usumez, Sercan Ergün, Halime Kübra Özbal, Cahit Bagci
It is known that high-dose radiation has an effect on tissue healing, but tissue healing does not occur when low dose radiation is applied. To clarify this issue, we compare the treatment success of low dose radiation with programmed cell death mechanisms on wounded tissue. In this study, we aimed to investigate the interactions of low and high-dose radiation using an autophagic mechanism. We included 35 adult Wistar-Albino rats in this study. All animals were injected with 100 mg/kg of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) on the first day and 65 mg/kg of 5-FU on the third day...
May 2015: Lasers in Medical Science
G Ierardo, G Di Carlo, F Petrillo, V Luzzi, I Vozza, G Migliau, R Kornblit, J P Rocca, A Polimeni
BACKGROUND: The introduction of Er:YAG laser in dentistry for ablation of hard tissues advocated an alternative method of enamel etching for orthodontics purpose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 55 extracted human third molars were inserted in acrylic resin blocks and divided into five groups of 11 teeth. Group 1 was treated with 37% orthophosphoric acid for 30 seconds. Group 2 was treated with laser irradiation (Er:YAG Fidelius III, Fotona, Slovenia) at 80 mJ and 4 Hz. Group 3 underwent laser treatment (80 mJ, 4 Hz), followed by 37% orthophosphoric acid for 30 seconds...
2014: TheScientificWorldJournal
Asghar Gholami, Molood Baradaran-Ghahfarokhi, Marjan Ebrahimi, Milad Baradaran-Ghahfarokhi
In recent years, interest in medical application of lasers especially as a surgical alternative is considerably increasing due to their distinct advantages such as non-contact intervention, bacteriostasis, less traumatization, minimal invasiveness, decreased bleeding and less heat damage. The present study aimed to evaluate the temperature changes and the consequent released thermal stress in cortical bone caused by an Erbium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser (Fideliss 320A, Fotona Inc., Deggingen, Germany) during osteotomy, using mathematical computation by means of Maple software, version 9...
October 2013: Journal of Medical Signals and Sensors
Nermin Demirkol, Fatih Sari, Mehmet Bulbul, Mehmet Demirkol, Irfan Simsek, Aslihan Usumez
The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of low-level laser (Nd:YAG) therapy and occlusal splints in patients with signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) characterized with myofascial pain (MP). A total of 30 patients were selected after being diagnosed with MP according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TDM). The patients were divided into three groups. The first group was occlusal splint (OS) group A (n = 10), the second was low-level laser therapy (LLLT) group B (n = 10), and the last group C was placebo (n = 10)...
April 2015: Lasers in Medical Science
Asli Topaloglu-Ak, Ozant Onçağ, Bülent Gökçe, Berrin Bent
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of different techniques of surface treatment on the microleakage of fissure sealants in permanent molar teeth in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 96 extracted impacted human third molars were randomly divided into 8 surface treatment groups (n=12/group) as 1. Er: YAG laser ; (Fidelis II, Fotona, Ljubljana, Slovenia) (125 mj, 20Hz) ; 2. Er: YAG laser + 37% H3PO4 (15s) ; 3. ER: AG laser + 37% H3PO4+Prime&Bond NT ; 4...
November 2013: Acta Medica Academica
Yeliz Guven, Oya Aktoren
The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength (SBS) of a microhybrid composite resin bonded with three different adhesive systems to Er:YAG laser- (EL) or bur-prepared dentin surfaces and to analyze the quality and ultrastructure of the adhesive-dentin interfaces by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The specimens prepared for SBS test and SEM analysis were randomly assigned to eight groups (G1-G8): G1, EL (Fidelis PlusIII, Fotona) + Clearfil S3 Bond (C3S); G2, EL + AdperSE Plus (SE); G3, EL + laser etch + Adper Single Bond2 (SB2); G4, EL + acid etch + SB2; G5, EL + SB2 (no etching); G6, bur + acid etch + SB2; G7, bur + S3; G8, bur + SE...
February 2015: Lasers in Medical Science
Olena Pich, René Franzen, Norbert Gutknecht, Stefan Wolfart
In the present paper, we investigate the behaviour of different dental materials under laser irradiation. We have used e.max Ceram, e.max ZirCAD, and e.max Press dental ceramics and glass ionomer cement Ketac Cem in the present study. The dental ceramics were prepared in the form of samples with thickness of 0.5-2 mm. We used two lasers [solid-state laser (Er:YAG, Fidelis III+, Fotona) and an 810- nm diode laser (FOX, A.R.C)] for the transillumination of ceramic samples. It has been shown that the laser energy transmitted through the ceramic material decreases to 30-40% of the original values along with an increase in the thickness of the irradiated sample...
February 2015: Lasers in Medical Science
Aslihan Usumez, Beyhan Cengiz, Serdar Oztuzcu, Tuncer Demir, Mutan Hamdi Aras, Norbert Gutknecht
The aim of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of four different laser wavelengths (660, 810, 980, and 1,064 nm) used for low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the healing of mucositis in an animal model of wound healing by investigating the expression of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β), and blood-derived fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). Thirty-five male Wistar albino rats with a weight of 250-300 g body mass and 5 months old were used in the study...
November 2014: Lasers in Medical Science
Carlo Fornaini, Elisabetta Merigo, Igor Cernavin, Gonzalo Lòpez de Castro, Paolo Vescovi
The aim of this clinical study was to describe the possibility of using the Nd:YAG laser device utilized in the dental offices to weld metals intraorally. The authors, before applying this technique "in vivo" on human subjects, tested the "in vitro" metal welding efficacy of dental Nd:YAG device firstly by interferometry, SEM, and EDS and subsequently by thermal camera and thermocouples in order to record temperature changes during the welding process on bovine jaws. Four implants were inserted in the edentulous maxillary arch of a 67 years old male patient...
2012: Case Reports in Dentistry
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