Laser Therapy, Low-Level

Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology

BACKGROUND: Because chronic tinnitus is a condition that negatively impacts the quality of life of millions of people worldwide, a safe and effective treatment for tinnitus has been sought for millennia. However, effective treatments for tinnitus are greatly outnumbered by ineffective strategies, medications, devices, and surgeries that continue to be developed and promoted for the condition. PURPOSE: This article describes and critiques experimental, controversial, and potential treatments for chronic tinnitus.

Author(s): 
Folmer, Robert L.
Theodoroff, Sarah M.
Martin, William Hal
Shi, Yongbing
Publication Title: 
Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences / Udruženje Basičnih Mediciniskih Znanosti = Association of Basic Medical Sciences

The common complication after stroke is pain and dysfunction of shoulder of paralyzed arm, as well as the swelling of the hand. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of LASER therapy and to correlate with electrotherapy (TENS, stabile galvanization) in subjects after stroke. We analyzed 70 subjects after stroke with pain in shoulder and oedema of paralyzed hand. The examinees were divided in two groups of 35, and they were treated in the Clinic for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Tuzla during 2006 and 2007.

Author(s): 
Karabegović, Azra
Kapidzić-Duraković, Suada
Ljuca, Farid
Publication Title: 
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) creates vertical channels that might assist the delivery of topically applied drugs into skin. The purpose of this study was to evaluate drug delivery by CO(2) laser AFR using methyl 5-aminolevulinate (MAL), a porphyrin precursor, as a test drug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two Yorkshire swine were treated with single-hole CO(2) laser AFR and subsequent topical application of MAL (Metvix(R), Photocure ASA, Oslo, Norway), placebo cream and no drug.

Author(s): 
Haedersdal, Merete
Sakamoto, Fernanda H.
Farinelli, William A.
Doukas, Apostolos G.
Tam, Josh
Anderson, R. Rox
Publication Title: 
Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, I Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury

The present study included 67 patients who had been exposed to the impact of inorganic fluoride compounds. It demonstrated beneficial effect of magnetolaser therapy in combination with whole body iodine-bromide-sodium chlorine baths, physical exercises, and massage on clinical manifestations of the primary disease and concomitant pathologies. Simultaneously, metabolic processes in the articular cartilage and bone tissue were normalized, lipid peroxidation was improved and optimization of antioxidative protection achieved.

Author(s): 
Fedorov, A. A.
Riabko, E. V.
Gromov, A. S.
Publication Title: 
Clinics in Plastic Surgery

Noninvasive body contouring is perhaps one of the most alluring areas of esthetic surgery today. This article discusses current noninvasive body-contouring modalities, including suction massage devices, radiofrequency energy, high-frequency focused ultrasound, cryolipolysis, and low-level light laser therapy devices.

Author(s): 
Mulholland, R. Stephen
Paul, Malcolm D.
Chalfoun, Charbel
Publication Title: 
PM & R: the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation

The intent of this focused clinical review is to assess the current literature on a variety of complementary and alternative medicine treatments for osteoarthritis. This review assesses acupuncture techniques, moxibustion, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, low-level laser therapy, and massage. These treatment methods are growing in popularity among the general public.

Author(s): 
De Luigi, Arthur Jason
Publication Title: 
Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis

The motor system of the masticatory organ is a complex morphological and functional structure. Its dysfunctions are manifested by various symptoms within the masticatory apparatus and in distant organs. The paper presents a discussion on the physiotherapeutic procedure for the treatment of disorders in the motor system of the masticatory organ.

Author(s): 
Jagucka-Metel, Wioletta
Brzeska, Paulina
Sobolewska, Ewa
Machoy-Mokrzyńska, Anna
Baranowska, Agata
Publication Title: 
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cellulite is present in 90% of post-adolescent women. Several technologies have been developed for treating cellulite; however, they all involve some degree of massage or mechanical manipulation. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a low-level laser light device employing green 532 nm diodes as a stand-alone procedure without massage or mechanical manipulation for improving the appearance of cellulite in the thighs and buttocks.

Author(s): 
Jackson, Robert F.
Roche, Gregory C.
Shanks, Steven C.
Publication Title: 
Lasers in Medical Science

The aim of the present study was to investigate and compare the effects of high intensity laser therapy (HILT) and low level laser therapy (LLLT) on the treatment of patients with Bell's palsy. Forty-eight patients participated in and completed this study. The mean age was 43 ± 9.8 years. They were randomly assigned into three groups: HILT group, LLLT group, and exercise group. All patients were treated with facial massage and exercises, but the HILT and LLLT groups received the respective laser therapy.

Author(s): 
Alayat, Mohamed Salaheldien Mohamed
Elsodany, Ahmed Mohamed
El Fiky, Amir Abdel Raouf
Publication Title: 
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cellulite is present in 90% of post-adolescent women. Several technologies have been developed for treating cellulite; however, they all involve some degree of massage or mechanical manipulation. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a low-level laser light device employing green 532 nm diodes as a stand-alone procedure without massage or mechanical manipulation for improving the appearance of cellulite in the thighs and buttocks.

Author(s): 
Jackson, Robert F.
Roche, Gregory C.
Shanks, Steven C.

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