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De Moor Roeland J G - - 2010
The study assessed the efficacy of laser activated irrigation (LAI) with Erbium: Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Er:YAG) and Erbium Chromium: Yttrium Scandium Gallium Garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) wavelengths as compared with passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI). Previously proposed irrigation times were used for LAI (4x 5 seconds) and the intermittent flush technique (3x 20 ...
Wind Bas S - - 2010
Melasma is a uichronic, often relapsing skin disorder, with poor long-term results from all current therapies. To assess efficacy and safety of non-ablative 1,550 nm fractional laser therapy (FLT) as compared to the gold standard, triple topical therapy (TTT). Twenty-nine patients with melasma were included in a randomized controlled observer-blinded ...
Hütz Werner W - - 2010
To investigate the efficacy of two excimer laser techniques for recurrent corneal erosions (RCEs). Of 100 patients with RCEs not responding to common treatments, 50 received transepithelial (group 1) and 50 received subepithelial (group 2) treatment of 20 pulses of a 193-nm excimer laser (170 J/cm(2)). Postoperative follow-up occurred at ...
Kustarci Alper - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of antimicrobial pretreatments [chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX), Clearfil Protect Bond (CPB), and potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser] on microleakage under metal orthodontic brackets. Sixty freshly-extracted human premolars were randomly assigned to four equal groups: group 1, 37% phosphoric acid; group 2, 37% phosphoric ...
Pozo Jesús del - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Milia are a usual consultation in dermatologic practice and optimal treatment modalities are not established. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and the safety of CO(2) laser vaporization in the treatment of milia. METHODS: We report four patients, aged from 12 to 50 years old, with different variants of milia: ...
Sadick Neil S - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The safety and efficacy of a 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser (Cynosure, Westford, USA) utilizing a 300-microm optical fiber and a 1-mm diameter micro-cannula were evaluated as a treatment for reduction in the appearance or elimination of unwanted fat in the lower back/flanks ('love handles'). In addition, the use of the ...
Yilmaz Hasan Guney - - 2010
Mucous membrane pemphigoid is a heterogeneous group of autoimmune, subepithelial, blistering diseases. A combination of topical and systemic steroid treatment is often used when managing patients with mucous membrane pemphigoid. The use of systemic steroids presents an increased risk of adverse side effects. Consequently, effective alternative modalities of therapy should ...
Fernández-Guarino Montserrat - - 2011
Abstract Background: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been explored for the treatment of recalcitrant viral warts (VW) with good results in recent publications. Methods: We carried out a descriptive and observational study in 19 patients with recalcitrant VW. Methyl aminolaevulinic acid (MAL) was occluded for 3 hours and pulsed dye laser ...
Pannier Felizitas - - 2010
Major side effects after endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) are pain and bruising. Low temperature of the tumescence fluid might cause additional venous constriction and a cooling effect around the vein. The aim of this study was to show outcome and side effects after EVLA of incompetent great saphenous veins (GSV) ...
Goode S D - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: There have been few randomised studies comparing Radiofrequency Ablation(RFA) with other endovenous techniques. The primary aim of this study was to determine whether RFA of the great saphenous vein (GSV) was associated with less pain and bruising than endovenous laser ablation (EVLA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This trial had two ...
Minicucci Eliana Maria - - 2010
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare group of diseases characterized by skin fragility. There is no specific treatment, short of protection from trauma, currently available for these patients. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) was effective as an analgesic and in accelerating cutaneous wound healing after six sessions of therapy in a ...
Onay Emel Olga - - 2010
The purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the ability of Er,Cr:YSGG laser irradiation at different energy settings to eliminate Candida albicans, either with or without 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) treatment. In total, 90 extracted human single-rooted teeth were shaped by using a crown-down technique with HERO Shaper ...
Lu Yuan-Gang - - 2010
Abstract Objectives: To evaluate the safety and effect of systemic administration of photosensitizer Photocarcinorin (PsD-007) in the treatment of oral florid papillomatosis (OFP). Background: OFP is a rare and refractory disease characterized by multiple papillomatous lesions. The outcomes of many methods for OFP are not satisfactory. Materials and Methods: Photosensitizer ...
Ko Hyuk-Jin - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of and patient's satisfaction with treatment of gingival melanin hyperpigmentation with a Nd:YAG laser and a high speed rotary instrument. Three patients with melanin hyperpigmentation in the anterior parts of the gingiva were chosen for this case study. Clinical ...
Jones Timothy - - 2011
We reviewed patient satisfaction with the management of oral vascular lesions using a potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser. Questionnaires consisting of 10 questions were given to 95 patients who had had laser treatment for oral vascular lesions between September 2007 and July 2009. A five-point scale ranging from poor (1) ...
Klonizakis Markos - - 2011
Laser Doppler Fluximetry (LDF) and iontophoresis of vasodilators have been combined to assess microvascular flow and vasodilator reactivity in humans for many years and their use established. However, traditional data analysis methods measure the magnitude of flux change but not its time-course, a factor that may be of importance in ...
Mitsuishi Tsuyoshi - - 2010
BACKGROUND  Various laser therapies have been used to treat viral warts, and numerous successful results have been reported, but plantar warts are notoriously difficult to treat and eradicate. MATERIALS & METHODS  This study included 35 lesions in 31 patients (17 female, 14 male) with plantar warts. We used a carbon ...
Lee Jin Woong - - 2010
BACKGROUND Wrinkle formation usually accompanies skin aging. Periorbital wrinkles in particular are an early sign of skin aging. Therefore, several modalities have been developed to treat periorbital wrinkles, including topical applications, surgical techniques, and laser resurfacing. The 2,790-nm yttrium scandium gallium garnet (YSGG) laser has been increasing in popularity recently, ...
Khatri Khalil A - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The water content of epidermis below the stratum corneum is more than 70%. The 2,940-nm wavelength is at the peak of water absorption, making it an ideal wavelength for ablation of skin. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness and safety of a novel ...
Kim Sangeun - - 2010
BACKGROUND Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) due to facial acne commonly occurs in Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI and can have a considerable effect on quality of life. The sequelae in terms of pigmentation are often the main reason for consulting a dermatologist and take precedence over the acne itself. OBJECTIVE ...
Chang Cheng-Jen - - 2011
The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of Q-switched Ruby laser versus Q-switched neodymium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser for oculodermal melanosis (Nevus of Ota) birthmarks in a large group of patients. A retrospective review was conducted of 94 patients with Nevus of Ota treated with a Q-switched ...
Sever Celalettin - - 2010
Facial burns are very common and have significant clinical impact. Facial scars are easily recognized in the community and become a source of lifelong guilt, shame, and regret for the patients. In the presented clinical study, we aimed to investigate the effectiveness of CO2 laser resurfacing and thin skin grafting ...
Anil - - 2010
Studies on bioefficacy of insecticides against brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee on brinjal were carried out during 2007 and 2008. The results on bioefficacy of insecticides showed that in terms of shoot infestation, emamectin benzoate (0.002%), endosulfan (0.05%), novaluron (0.01%) and lambda-cyhalothrin (0.004%) were found superior. The ...
Malý I - - 2010
The authors performed a total of 237 endolaser treatments for insufficiency of great and small saphenous veins and assessed 5-year results. It was found that this method, especially if performed with a 1470-nm-wavelength laser combined with instrumental removal of some lateral veins, was very effective. It was delicate for patients, ...
Zervoudis S - - 2010
This is a prospective study to assess a complementary treatment for genital warts after laser vaporization. 62 patients were enrolled in two randomized groups: Al: laser vaporization alone. A2: laser vaporization, followed with Pidotimod plus vitamin C for 2 1/2 months. The latter treatment shortened the time of warts remission ...
Choi Mira M Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, - - 2010
Melasma is a common acquired pigmentary disorder which is sometimes hard to treat with conventional methods. Various kinds of modalities have been applied for the treatment of melasma but none shows constantly good results. In this study, we would like to know the effect of low-dose 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser ...
Alcántara González J - - 2011
Background  Keratosis pilaris rubra (KPR) and keratosis pilaris atrophicans faciei (KPAF) are both keratinization disorders characterized by erythema and keratotic follicular papules usually located on cheeks, forehead, chin and eyebrows. Topical keratolytics, vitamin D3 analogues, antibiotics, topical and oral retinoids have been used with limited results. As this condition can ...
Bordachar Pierre - - 2010
Some operators routinely extract chronically implanted transvenous leads from a femoral, whereas others prefer a superior approach. This prospective study compared the safety and effectiveness of laser sheaths versus femoral snare extractions. The single-center study comprised 101 patients referred for unequivocal indications to extract > or =1 transvenous lead(s). Patients ...
Prince Ethan A - - 2011
The design of laser fibers used for endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) in the management of lower-extremity varicose vein disease may affect treatment success. The purpose of this investigation is to report our experience using the gold-tip NeverTouch VenaCure laser fiber (AngioDynamics, Queensbury, NY) and to compare that to our experience ...
Hissink R J - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of endovenous laser ablation of incompetent perforating veins. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PATIENTS: A total of 58 perforating veins in 33 limbs of 28 patients were treated between March 2008 and February 2009 in an outpatient clinic setting. The average age was 65 years ...
Tesha Paul E - - 2010
The aim of the study was to determine whether subconjunctival anesthesia is effective at reducing pain associated with laser retinopexy. This was a single-center, prospective, patient-masked, randomized, controlled trial. In the primary study group, 65 patients were recruited. Thirty-two patients (32 eyes) received anesthetic injection, and 33 patients (33 eyes) ...
Rahman Mahdy Reda Abdel - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of combined treatment with posterior sub-Tenon's triamcinolone injection and focal laser photocoagulation, compared with laser treatment alone, in diffuse diabetic macular edema. METHODS: This was a nonrandomized, prospective, controlled study that involved 20 eyes with diffuse diabetic macular edema. The patients were divided into 2 ...
Prado Rodrigo - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of 830 and 670 nm laser on malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration in random skin-flap survival. BACKGROUND DATA: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been reported to be successful in stimulating the formation of new blood vessels and activating superoxide-dismutase delivery, thus ...
Zazzio Michael - - 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate if laser therapy in combination with pulsed electromagnetic field therapy/repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and the control of reactive oxygen species (ROS) would lead to positive treatment results for hyperacusis patients. Eight of the first ten patients treated for tinnitus, who were ...
Maxwell Evelyn Linda - - 2010
The aim of the study was to perform a prospective blinded trial to compare the improvement of midface acne rosacea using 532 nm laser therapy with and without a retinaldehyde-based topical application. A private clinic and surgicentre specializing in facial plastic surgery. A prospective randomized blinded clinical trial. Fourteen patients ...
Jin Tao - - 2010
Endoscopic treatment for urethral stricture, including cold knife and laser, poses a major challenge to clinical practice. Both the benefits and drawbacks of these two treatments remain controversial. This article aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of laser and cold knife urethrotomy for urethral stricture. We searched PubMed (1966 ...
Piñeyro Francisca - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous haemangioma (AVH) is considered a rare, benign, acquired, cutaneous tumour of vascular origin. Recently, a variant associated with chronic hepatic disease has been described. The usual treatment is surgical resection but no other treatments have been reported. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results obtained in the treatment of AVH ...
Shirakawa Makiko - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Aberrant Mongolian spots (AMS) distal from the lumbosacral region are said to be more apt to persist than the typical sacral AMS, so the Q-switched ruby laser (QSRL) has been the treatment of choice for AMS. However, so far as we could determine, there is no statistical ...
Simões Alyne - - 2010
The common consequences of radiotherapy (RT) to the head and neck are oral mucositis, xerostomia, and severe pain. The aim of this study was to verify how laser phototherapy (LPT) used for oral mucositis could influence xerostomia symptoms and hyposalivation of patients undergoing RT. Patients were divided into two groups: ...
Marotti Juliana - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (RHL) using a high-intensity laser or methylene blue (MB)-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) in combination with low-level laser therapy (LLLT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four clinical cases of patients diagnosed with RHL are described in this report. ...
Zhang Xiu-Ying - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of the treatment of vitiligo using a 308 nm excimer laser. METHOD: Thirty-six patients with 44 vitiligo patches were treated using a 308 nm excimer laser, which was performed twice a week, for a total of 30 treatments. The therapeutic efficacy and ...
Javadieh Farshad - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to examine the influence of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the healing of an osteochondral defect in rabbits. BACKGROUND DATA: Full-thickness defects of articular cartilage in the knee have a negligible capacity to heal spontaneously. Biostimulatory effects of LLLT on chondrocytes and ...
Wollina Uwe - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory non-cicatricial balanitis/balanoposthitis (Zoon 1952) is not uncommon among aged uncircumcised males. The course is chronic and will lead to severe epidermal atrophy. This disease is poorly responsive to topical treatment. The golden standard for treatment is circumcision. OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy and ...
Rotundo Roberto R Department of Periodontology, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy. - - 2010
This split-mouth, randomized, clinical trial aimed to evaluate the efficacy of erbium-doped:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Er:YAG) laser application in non-surgical periodontal treatment. A total of 27 patients underwent four modalities of non-surgical therapy: supragingival debridement; scaling and root planing (SRP)+Er:YAG laser; Er:YAG laser; and SRP. Each strategy was randomly assigned and performed in ...
Doganci S - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to compare efficacy, early postoperative morbidity and patient comfort of two laser wavelengths and fibre types in treatment of great saphenous vein (GSV) incompetence resulting in varicosities of the lower limb. DESIGN: Prospective randomised clinical trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients (106 limbs) ...
Sari E - - 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate two different acupuncture approaches in the treatment of orthodontic patients with a gagging reflex (GR). Forty-five patients (mean age 10.1 + or - 2.6 years) had an upper dental alginate impression taken prior to receiving laser stimulation. GR assessment was evaluated by ...
Suh Kee Suck - - 2011
Abstract Background: Melasma is difficult to treat and often recalcitrant to various treatments such as topical preparations and lasers. Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in Asian patients with melasma. Methods: Twenty-three Korean patients (skin types III-V) with melasma were treated with the ...
Ozgursoy Ozan B - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the manofluorographic and functional outcomes after endoscopic laser cricopharyngeal myotomy (ELCPM) for cricopharyngeal (CP) bar. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with chart review. SETTING: Academic medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Review of patients undergoing ELCPM between 2001 and 2007 was undertaken to determine the demographic, clinical, and manofluorographic ...
Olivi Giovanni - - 2010
The labial frenum may impede oral hygiene and result in diastema between anterior teeth and traction of the attached gingiva. Surgical removal of the frenum during puberty has been recommended for these patients. This article clinically evaluates the efficacy of an Er,Cr:YSGG laser in removing the labial frenum in an ...
Landsman Adam S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The Noveon is a unique dual-wavelength near-infrared diode laser used to treat onychomycosis. The device operates at physiologic temperatures that are thermally safe for human tissue. It uses only 870- and 930-nm near-infrared light, wavelengths that have unique photolethal effects on fungal pathogens. These wavelengths lack the teratogenic danger ...
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