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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697148/influence-of-class-iv-laser-therapy-on-the-outcomes-of-tibial-plateau-leveling-osteotomy-in-dogs
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S Michelle Renwick, Alasdair I Renwick, David C Brodbelt, John Ferguson, Humberto Abreu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on clinical outcomes in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament disease treated with tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO). STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Owners and surgeons (care providers and assessors) were masked. ANIMALS: Ninety-five dogs were admitted for TPLO and assigned to 1 of 2 groups, laser group (LG; n = 51) or placebo group (PG; n = 44)...
April 26, 2018: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563183/dendrite-regeneration-of-adult-drosophila-sensory-neurons-diminishes-with-aging-and-is-inhibited-by-epidermal-derived-matrix-metalloproteinase-2
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Laura DeVault, Tun Li, Sarah Izabel, Katherine L Thompson-Peer, Lily Yeh Jan, Yuh Nung Jan
Dendrites possess distinct structural and functional properties that enable neurons to receive information from the environment as well as other neurons. Despite their key role in neuronal function, current understanding of the ability of neurons to regenerate dendrites is lacking. This study characterizes the structural and functional capacity for dendrite regeneration in vivo in adult animals and examines the effect of neuronal maturation on dendrite regeneration. We focused on the class IV dendritic arborization (c4da) neuron of the Drosophila sensory system, which has a dendritic arbor that undergoes dramatic remodeling during the first 3 d of adult life and then maintains a relatively stable morphology thereafter...
March 21, 2018: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520953/class-iv-laser-therapy-for-trapeziometacarpal-joint-osteoarthritis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#3
Ivan Medina-Porqueres, Raquel Cantero-Tellez
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic and prevalent joint disorder with great impact on quality of life and high economic burden. Although a number of conservative therapies have proven to be effective for the management of hand OA, only modest treatment effects were reported for most individual interventions. The aim of the proposed study is to assess the effect of Class IV laser therapy (LT) on pain and pinch strength in patients with thumb carpometacarpal (TCMC) OA. METHODS: A randomized, controlled, single-centre, double-blind, clinical trial, with 1:1 allocation ratio, will be carried out involving patients presenting TCMC-OA Grades 1-2 (aged >18 years)...
April 2018: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502347/acupuncture-for-depression
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REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Myeong Soo Lee, Li-Qiong Wang, Phillipa J Hay
BACKGROUND: Depression is recognised as a major public health problem that has a substantial impact on individuals and on society. People with depression may consider using complementary therapies such as acupuncture, and an increasing body of research has been undertaken to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture for treatment of individuals with depression. This is the second update of this review. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness and adverse effects of acupuncture for treatment of individuals with depression...
March 4, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427390/prevention-of-acute-radiodermatitis-by-photobiomodulation-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-in-breast-cancer-patients-transdermis-trial
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Jolien Robijns, Sandrine Censabella, Stefan Claes, Luc Pannekoeke, Lore Bussé, Dora Colson, Iris Kaminski, Paul Bulens, Annelies Maes, Leen Noé, Marc Brosens, An Timmermans, Ivo Lambrichts, Veerle Somers, Jeroen Mebis
OBJECTIVE: Acute radiodermatitis (RD) is a distressing and painful skin reaction that occurs in 95% of the patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) in the prevention of acute RD in breast cancer (BC) patients undergoing RT. METHODS: This study was a randomized, placebo-controlled trial including 120 BC patients that underwent an identical RT regimen post-lumpectomy. Patients were randomly assigned to the laser therapy (LT) or placebo group, with 60 patients in each group...
February 10, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138824/genetic-mutational-testing-of-chinese-children-with-familial-hematuria-with-biopsy%C3%A2-proven-fsgs
#6
Yongzhen Li, Ying Wang, Qingnan He, Xiqiang Dang, Yan Cao, Xiaochuan Wu, Shuanghong Mo, Xiaoxie He, Zhuwen Yi
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a pathological lesion rather than a disease, with a diverse etiology. FSGS may result from genetic and non‑genetic factors. FSGS is considered a podocyte disease due to the fact that in the majority of patients with proven‑FSGS, the lesion results from defects in the podocyte structure or function. However, FSGS does not result exclusively from podocyte‑associated genes, however also from other genes including collagen IV‑associated genes. Patients who carry the collagen type IVA3 chain (COL4A3) or COL4A4 mutations usually exhibit Alport Syndrome (AS), thin basement membrane neuropathy or familial hematuria (FH)...
January 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069915/aspartic-acid-derivatized-hydroxylated-fullerenes-as-drug-delivery-vehicles-for-docetaxel-an-explorative-study
#7
Nagarani Thotakura, Gajanand Sharma, Bhupinder Singh, Vipin Kumar, Kaisar Raza
The objective of the present study was to deliver docetaxel to cancerous cells with enhanced efficacy and safety profile, using aspartic acid linked fullerenols. This aspartic acid derivatized fullerenol conjugate linked with docetaxel was characterized by UV, FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy. Studies for particle size, PDI, zeta potential and FE-SEM were also performed. The conjugate was evaluated for release kinetics, cancer cell cytotoxicity, cellular uptake using confocal laser microscopy and also for pharmacokinetic profile...
October 25, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068756/long-term-effect-of-pulsed-nd-yag-laser-combined-with-exercise-on-bone-mineral-density-in-men-with-osteopenia-or-osteoporosis-1-year-of-follow-up
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Mohamed Salaheldien Mohamed Alayat, Ehab Mohamed Abdel-Kafy, Ali Abdel Monsif Thabet, Ahmed Salman Abdel-Malek, Tariq Helmi Ali, Eslam A Header
BACKGROUND: A pulsed Nd-YAG laser is an effective physiotherapy modality used as a class IV high-intensity laser therapy (HILT). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of HILT alone or combined with exercise (HILT+EX) on bone mineral density (BMD) after 24 weeks and at 1 year of follow-up in men with osteopenia or osteoporosis. METHODS: One hundred men with osteopenia or osteoporosis (mean age, 53.78 [2.89] years; weight, 80...
February 2018: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027866/magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-as-treatment-for-intractable-insular-epilepsy-in-children
#9
M Scott Perry, David J Donahue, Saleem I Malik, Cynthia G Keator, Angel Hernandez, Rohit K Reddy, Freedom F Perkins, Mark R Lee, Dave F Clarke
OBJECTIVE Seizure onset within the insula is increasingly recognized as a cause of intractable epilepsy. Surgery within the insula is difficult, with considerable risks, given the rich vascular supply and location near critical cortex. MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LiTT) provides an attractive treatment option for insular epilepsy, allowing direct ablation of abnormal tissue while sparing nearby normal cortex. Herein, the authors describe their experience using this technique in a large cohort of children undergoing treatment of intractable localization-related epilepsy of insular onset...
December 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895157/laryngeal-exposure-and-margin-status-in-glottic-cancer-treated-by-transoral-laser-microsurgery
#10
Cesare Piazza, Alberto Paderno, Paola Grazioli, Francesca Del Bon, Nausica Montalto, Pietro Perotti, Riccardo Morello, Marta Filauro, Piero Nicolai, Giorgio Peretti
OBJECTIVE: Laryngeal exposure is one of the most limiting factors in transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) for glottic cancer. We evaluated the correlation between the degree of laryngeal exposure, as assessed by an easy previously described scoring tool (Laryngoscore), and histopathologic surgical margin status after TLM. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective evaluation of 147 patients affected by Tis-T2 glottic cancer treated by TLM with curative intent between January 2012 and April 2016...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625446/a-novel-treatment-for-chronic-opioid-use-after-surgery
#11
Paul F White, Ofelia Loani Elvir-Lazo, Hector Hernandez
In a recent article from the Center for Disease Control, the authors addressed the current opioid epidemic in America and emphasized the importance of utilizing non-opioid analgesic alternatives to opioid medication for treating chronic pain. In cases where non-opioid analgesic drugs alone have failed to produce adequate pain relief, these authors suggested that non-pharmacologic therapies should also be considered. This Case Series describes a pilot study designed to evaluate a novel non-pharmacologic approach to treating long-standing (>1year) opioid dependency...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574039/-peripheral-perfusion-in-cad-patients-with-various-stage-chronic-heart-failure-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#12
O V Kamenskaia, A S Klinkova, D V Khabarov
Using the orthostatic test, we examined peripheral perfusion by means of laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) and transcutaneous oximetry in a total of 104 patients presenting with coronary artery disease and functional class II-IV chronic heart failure (CHF) prior to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and in the remote terms thereafter. Volumetric velocity of the microcirculatory blood flow (MCB) of the lower limbs was measured by means of LDF in perfusion units; partial oxygen pressure (TcPO2, mmHg) was registered by means of transcutaneous oximetry...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825283/physical-chemical-properties-of-furosemide-nanocrystals-developed-using-rotation-revolution-mixer
#13
Sávio Fujita Barbosa, Takayuki Takatsuka, Guilherme Diniz Tavares, Gabriel Lima Barros Araújo, Hui Wang, Reinhard Vehring, Raimar Löbenberg, Nádia Araci Bou-Chacra
Recently, several approaches have been reported to improve the dissolution rate and bioavailability of furosemide, a class IV drug. However, to the best of our knowledge, none of them proposed nanocrystals. In the last decade, nanocrystals successfully addressed solubility issues by increasing surface area and saturation solubility, both leading to an increase in the dissolution rate of poor water soluble drugs. The preparation of furosemide nanocrystals was by a rotation revolution mixer method. Size distribution and morphology were performed using laser diffraction and scanning electron microscopy, respectively...
November 2016: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27170594/high-recurrence-of-device-related-adverse-events-following-transvenous-lead-extraction-procedure-in-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-devices
#14
François Regoli, Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Roberto Rordorf, Matteo Santamaria, Caterine Klersy, Luca Segreti, Valentina De Regibus, Tiziano Moccetti, Giulio Conte, Maria Luce Caputo, Angelo Auricchio
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the clinical outcome and recurring system-related adverse events (SAE) in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) patients after transvenous lead extraction (TLE). METHODS AND RESULTS: From January 2009 to June 2014, 256 consecutive CRT patients (mean age 68.3 ± 11.6 years, 216 male, 88% in New York Heart Association class II-IV, ejection fraction 35.1 ± 10.8%) were treated at four European institutions with TLE. Indications for TLE included systemic (18%) or local (45%) infection, system malfunction (34%), or other (3%)...
October 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27103012/bile-salt-micelles-and-phospholipid-vesicles-present-in-simulated-and-human-intestinal-fluids-structural-analysis-by-flow-field-flow-fractionation-multiangle-laser-light-scattering
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Philipp A Elvang, Askell H Hinna, Joachim Brouwers, Bart Hens, Patrick Augustijns, Martin Brandl
Knowledge about colloidal assemblies present in human intestinal fluids (HIFs), such as bile salt micelles and phospholipid vesicles, is regarded of importance for a better understanding of the in vivo dissolution and absorption behavior of poorly soluble drugs (Biopharmaceutics Classification System class II/IV drugs) because of their drug-solubilizing ability. The characterization of these potential drug-solubilizing compartments is a prerequisite for further studies of the mechanistic interplays between drug molecules and colloidal structures within HIFs...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26796710/same-strategy-for-pitfalls-of-radiotherapy-in-different-anatomical-districts
#16
Margherita Gobbo, Giulia Ottaviani, Katia Rupel, Francesca Ciriello, Aulo Beorchia, Roberto Di Lenarda, Serena Zacchigna, Matteo Biasotto
Oral mucositis (OM) and radiodermatitis (RD) are serious side effects of radiotherapy (RT), often leading to its suspension, need for analgesics, and enteral/parenteral nutrition. Laser therapy is becoming a recommended treatment option. This prospective study aimed at demonstrating the beneficial effect of class IV laser therapy (HPLT) on RT-induced OM, an off-label use of HPLT to treat RD in breast cancer patients. Fifty-three cancer patients, during/after RT and/or chemotherapy (CT), affected by OM, were treated with HPLT during four consecutive days (970 ± 15 nm, 5 W (50 %), 35-6000 Hz, 240 s)...
April 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26355716/in-vitro-study-on-the-safety-of-near-infrared-laser-therapy-in-its-potential-application-as-postmastectomy-lymphedema-treatment
#17
Francesca Cialdai, Ida Landini, Sergio Capaccioli, Stefania Nobili, Enrico Mini, Matteo Lulli, Monica Monici
Clinical studies demonstrated the effectiveness of laser therapy in the management of postmastectomy lymphedema, a discomforting disease that can arise after surgery/radiotherapy and gets progressively worse and chronic. However, safety issues restrict the possibility to treat cancer patients with laser therapy, since the effects of laser radiation on cancer cell behavior are not completely known and the possibility of activating postmastectomy residual cancer cells must be considered. This paper reports the results of an in vitro study aimed to investigate the effect of a class IV, dual-wavelength (808 nm and 905 nm), NIR laser system on the behavior of two human breast adenocarcinoma cell lines (namely, MCF7 and MDA-MB361 cell lines), using human dermal fibroblasts as normal control...
October 2015: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26347062/treatments-for-traumatic-brain-injury-with-emphasis-on-transcranial-near-infrared-laser-phototherapy
#18
REVIEW
Larry D Morries, Paolo Cassano, Theodore A Henderson
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a growing health concern affecting civilians and military personnel. In this review, treatments for the chronic TBI patient are discussed, including pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cognitive therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. All available literature suggests a marginal benefit with prolonged treatment courses. An emerging modality of treatment is near-infrared (NIR) light, which has benefit in animal models of stroke, spinal cord injury, optic nerve injury, and TBI, and in human trials for stroke and TBI...
2015: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26257591/kienbock-disease-a-complicated-postsurgical-case-study-using-diagnostic-ultrasonography
#19
Alicia M Yochum, Norman W Kettner
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case report is to describe a case of Kienbock disease (lunatomalacia) that was identified through diagnostic ultrasonography. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 27-year-old man presented to a chiropractic teaching clinic with a 3-year history of wrist pain. The history of chief concern consisted of lunatomalacia, diagnosed 2 years prior, with surgical intervention consisting of radial osteotomy and vascularized bone graft. Radiography and ultrasonography were performed upon presentation and at 2-year follow-up that demonstrated progressive collapse and fragmentation of his lunate with the development of progressive scapholunate advanced collapse of the wrist...
June 2015: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26249524/mr-guided-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-pediatric-drug-resistant-lesional-epilepsy
#20
Evan Cole Lewis, Alexander G Weil, Michael Duchowny, Sanjiv Bhatia, John Ragheb, Ian Miller
OBJECTIVE: To report the feasibility, safety, and clinical outcomes of an exploratory study of MR-guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (MRgLITT) as a minimally invasive surgical procedure for the ablation of epileptogenic foci in children with drug-resistant, lesional epilepsy. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of all MRgLITT procedures at a single tertiary care center. All procedures were performed using a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared surgical laser ablation system (Visualase Thermal Therapy System)...
October 2015: Epilepsia
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