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Kanika Chhabra, Prempal Kaur, Karamjit Singh, Anand Aggarwal, Dharamvir Chalia
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyse the outcome of solid-state green laser in high-risk retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) at a tertiary centre in India. METHODS: Fifty-nine eyes of 30 infants with high-risk ROP were recruited in this prospective, interventional study. High-risk ROP included prethreshold type 1 ROP and APROP. Laser photocoagulation was performed with 532 nm solid-state green laser (Novus Spectra, Lumenis, GmbH, Germany). RESULTS: Of the 30 infants, 18 were males (60%) and 12 were females (40%)...
February 15, 2017: International Ophthalmology
Emil Goosen, Kate Coleman, Linda Visser, William E Sponsel
AIM: Sub-Saharan Africa has a population of 1 billion, with one ophthalmologist per million people. Basic ophthalmic support services are virtually absent for all but a few urban populations. Minimally invasive laser treatment may help. This study reports our initial experience using selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) in a mixed-racial population of adult glaucoma patients in Durban, South Africa. STUDY DESIGN: Institution Review Board approved the 5-year chart review...
January 2017: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
Karen L Stern, Sean B McAdams, Stephen S Cha, Haidar M Abdul-Muhsin, Mitchell R Humphreys
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the recently introduced Lumenis Pulse 120H laser platform, which offers a dual-pedal footswitch and preset energy modes to easily switch among laser settings, facilitates a more efficient process in holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. METHODS: Patients at a single institution who underwent HoLEP with the new Lumenis Pulse 120H laser platform were matched 1:2 with patients who underwent the procedure with the previously used 100-watt VersaPulse single-pedal laser platform...
December 22, 2016: Urology
Abdullah Zreik, Matthew Rewhorn, Ross Vint, Rehan Khan, David Hendry
INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVE: The non-invasive nature of penile intraepithelial neoplasia (PeIN) allows for curative penile sparing therapy and is recommended, in their guidelines, by the European Association of Urology (EAU). Treatment options include topical chemotherapy, immunotherapy, laser treatment, photodynamic therapy and surgical excision. Our primary aim was to evaluate the outcome of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment of penile intraepithelial neoplasia. METHODS: A retrospective review of 47 patients who underwent CO2 laser ablation of PeIN, from May 2008 to June 2015, in our tertiary referral centre was performed...
December 7, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Assi Levi, Dan Ben Amitai, Moshe Lapidoth
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The understanding that adipocytes are greatly influenced by thermal changes combined with the advancement of non-invasive ultrasound technologies have led to the application of ultrasound as an energy source to induce thermal fat destruction. While application of high intensity focused, ultrasound energy have been widely explored, there is far less information regarding the effects of non-focused ultrasound on adipose tissue. The purpose of this study was to characterize the effects of a novel transcutaneous, multi-elements, non-focused ultrasound energy regimen in an animal model, as a proof-of-concept of its potential to treat non-invasive subcutaneous benign tumors...
October 29, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Benoit Peyronnet, Grégoire Robert, Vincent Comat, Morgan Rouprêt, Fernando Gomez-Sancha, Jean-Nicolas Cornu, Vincent Misrai
PURPOSE: To compare the learning curves, perioperative and early functional outcomes after HoLEP and GreenLEP. METHODS: Data from the first 100 consecutive cases treated by GreenLEP and HoLEP by two surgeons were prospectively collected from dedicated databases and analysed retrospectively. En-bloc GreenLEP and two-lobar HoLEP enucleations were conducted using the GreenLight HPS™ 2090 laser and Lumenis™ holmium laser. Patients' characteristics, perioperative outcomes and functional outcomes after 1, 3 and 6 months were compared between groups...
October 20, 2016: World Journal of Urology
Tomasz Żądkowski, Paweł Nachulewicz, Maciej Mazgaj, Magdalena Woźniak, Czesław Cielecki, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek, Iwona Beń-Skowronek
Treatment of hypertrophic scars arising as a result of thermal burns in children is still a big problem. The results of the treatment are not satisfactory for patients and parents, and new methods of treatment are still investigated.We present the use of one of the most modern carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers (Lumenis Encore laser equipped with a Synergistic Coagulation and Ablation for Advanced Resurfacing module) in the treatment of hypertrophic scars in children after burns.From March to April of 2013, a group of 47 patients aged 6 to 16 years underwent 57 laser surgery treatments...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Casey A Dauw, Michael Borofsky, Nadya York, James E Lingeman
INTRODUCTION: The holmium laser has revolutionized the practice of minimally invasive endoscopy for kidney stones. Recently, a novel, rigid hand-piece for use in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) that couples the holmium laser with suction has been developed. To date, there exists limited data regarding the usability and ergonomics of such treatment systems. We thus sought to compare surgeon-rated usability with three different suction laser hand-pieces in a porcine model. METHODS: We performed bilateral reverse PCNL on 4 female domestic farm pigs...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Sang-Jun Lee, Dong-Hye Suh, Ji Min Lee, Kye-Yong Song, Hwa Jung Ryu
BACKGROUND: Ablative CO2 fractional lasers have recently been introduced for burn scar treatment because of pronounced clinical outcomes with fewer treatment sessions than nonablative fractional laser. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to observe clinical as well as histologic changes of burn scars after treatment with CO2 fractional laser. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven patients (one female and 10 males, aged 31-59 years) with skin phototypes III to V with burn scars received 10 sessions of fractional CO2 laser treatments (UltraPulse(®) Encore; Lumenis, Santa Clara, CA, USA) over an average 5-week interval...
October 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Anna Bujons, Félix Millán, Clara Centeno, Esteban Emiliani, Francisco Sánchez Martín, Oriol Angerri, Jorge Caffaratti, Humberto Villavicencio
INTRODUCTION: Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the treatment of choice for most cases of renal lithiasis in children. Some cases, however, are refractory to SWL and may be associated with anatomic and metabolic changes or a large stone burden. In these circumstances, mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini-PCNL) is an option. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to assess the safety and efficacy of high-power holmium YAG (Ho:YAG) laser in mini-PCNL for staghorn calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The clinical records relating to 35 mini-PCNLs (Table) performed between January 2008 and December 2012 in 33 patients (27 boys and 6 girls; mean age 7 years, range 2-18 years) were retrospectively reviewed...
August 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
I Karagyozov
AIM: A short presentation of the method--laser microsurgery and analysis of the achieved results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 631 laser procedures were done for 3 years (2008- 2011) at Tokuda hospital outpatient department. These procedures were divided as follows: 607 laser vaporizations and 24 laser conisations. Indications for vaporizations were: CINI-114 patients, CIN II--26 patients, CIN III (without invasion of the cervical os) -26 patients and 422 patients were done laser vaporization for different reasons-papiloma, leucoplakia, atypical vessels and so on...
2015: Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡
Garuna Kositratna, Matthew Louis Hibert, Martin Jaspan, David Welford, Dieter Manstein
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Fractional Photothermolysis (FP) is a method of skin treatment that generates a thermal damage pattern consisting of multiple columns of thermal damage, also known as microscopic treatment zones (MTZs). They are very small in diameter and are generated by application of highly focused laser beams. In order to obtain the smallest spot size, the treatment should be performed in the focal plane. Any deviation from the focal plane (DFP) results in an increase of spot size...
July 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Ahmed M Elshal, Ramy Mekkawy, Mahmoud Laymon, Ahmed El-Assmy, Ahmed R El-Nahas
INTRODUCTION: We assess different approaches to retrieve the enucleated adenoma after transurethral enucleation of the prostate, particularly using the holmium laser. METHODS: A retrospective review through our prospectively maintained database was performed looking for safety and efficacy of two morcellators. The enucleation phase of the holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) was classically performed followed by retrieval of the intravesical adenoma using either the Piranha (Wolf Inc...
September 2015: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
Garuna Kositratna, Michael Evers, Amir Sajjadi, Dieter Manstein
BACKGROUND: Ablative fractional laser procedures have been shown to facilitate topical drug delivery into the skin. Past studies have mainly used ex vivo models to demonstrate enhanced drug delivery and in vivo studies have investigated laser created channels over a time course of days and weeks rather than within the first few minutes and hours after exposures. We have noticed rapid in vivo fibrin plug formation within ablative fractional laser lesions impairing passage through the laser created channels...
February 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Marawan M El Tayeb, Michael S Borofsky, Jessica E Paonessa, James E Lingeman
PURPOSE: Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia involves the 2 steps of enucleation and morcellation. Few prostate morcellation devices are available. In this study we compare the Wolf Piranha and Lumenis® VersaCut™ prostate morcellation devices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After institutional review board approval and patient informed consent, a prospective, randomized trial was initiated for patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia undergoing holmium laser enucleation of the prostate...
February 2016: Journal of Urology
Erin C Akar, Bodo E Knudsen
OBJECTIVE: To test the performance of 16 new single-use holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser fibers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Small and medium core fibers were evaluated for flexibility, true diameter, connector temperature, and failure threshold. A flexible ureteroscope was deflected with the fiber in the working channel to measure flexibility. Diameter was measured by micrometer and connector temperature by infrared thermometer. Failure threshold was determined by bending the fiber to 180°, beginning with a radius of 1...
August 2015: Urology
Manuela Boleira, Laila Klotz de Almeida Balassiano, Thiago Jeunon3
The use of lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) technology has become an established practice in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. The use of laser therapy and IPL in the treatment of pigmented melanocytic lesions is a controversial issue. We report clinical, dermoscopic and histological changes of a completely regressed pigmented melanocytic nevus after hair removal treatment with the LightSheer™ Diode Laser (Lumenis Ltd, Yokneam, Israel).
April 2015: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
Anna E Wright, Kevin Williams, Nicholas J Rukin
The objective of the study is to evaluate the reduction in flow and scope deflection of four leading 200-μm marketed laser fibres (Boston Scientific Flexiva™ 200, Boston Scientific Flexiva™ Trac Tip 200, Lumenis SlimLine™ EZ200 and Optical Integrity ScopeSafe™) via a flexible ureterorenoscope. A laboratory-based bench test was performed using a Flex X2™ flexible ureterorenoscope. Mean upward/downward deflection angles and flow rates (ml/min) for each fibre were calculated and compared to a control...
July 2015: Lasers in Medical Science
Charles Scott Hultman, Jonathan S Friedstat, Renee E Edkins
INTRODUCTION: No treatment algorithms exist to reliably treat burn scar dyschromias. Intense pulsed light (IPL) has been used successfully to treat hyperpigmentation disorders, but has not been studied extensively in the treatment of burn scars. The purpose of this investigation was to assess clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction with IPL for the treatment of burn scar dyschromia. METHODS: Patients with burn scar dyschromias were treated using the Lume 1 platform (Lumenis) to target pigmented lesions, using fluences between 10 and 22 joules/cm and filters ranging from 560 to 650 nm...
June 2015: Annals of Plastic Surgery
I G Colditz, T Cox, A H Small
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether human laser epilation technology can permanently prevent wool growth in sheep. DESIGN: An observational study. METHODS: Two commercial human epilation lasers (Sharplan alexandrite 755 nm laser, and Lumenis LightSheer 800 nm diode laser) were tested at energies between 10 and 100 J/cm2 and pulse widths from 2 to 400 ms. Wool was clipped from flank, breech, pizzle and around the eyes of superfine Merino sheep with Oster clippers...
January 2015: Australian Veterinary Journal
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