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Nam Dong Heun - - 2010
Combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium (CHRRPE) is a rare, benign tumor, but there are no established managements for CHRRPE. A patient with CHRRPE who is treated successfully by the new combination therapy was described. A 32-year-old man was diagnosed as having CHRRPE after evaluation with ophthalmoscopy, ...
Vincent Robert - - 2010
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To compare short-term hearing results in patients undergoing laser stapedotomy for primary otosclerosis using either the flexible potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) or CO(2) laser fiber. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized clinical study at a tertiary referral center. METHODS: Two hundred fourteen patients undergoing 214 stapedotomies for otosclerotic stapes fixation were ...
Maschke C - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate prenatal and postnatal growth of twins with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) after intrauterine laser coagulation. STUDY DESIGN: The weight and length of 54 sets of twins with severe TTTS surviving intrauterine laser coagulation at the intervention (median 20+4 weeks), at birth ...
Angeletti Pierangelo - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of laser therapy on bone regeneration in the midpalatal anterior suture (MPAS) after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME). METHODS: Thirteen patients aged between 18 and 33 years old with maxillary transverse deficiency (> or =7.0 mm) were evaluated. ...
Gonzalez Victor H - - 2010
PURPOSE: To describe the efficacy, outcomes, and complications of confluent laser technique in a cohort of premature infants with threshold retinopathy of prematurity. Laser photocoagulation has a good treatment outcome in the management of retinopathy of prematurity; however, the number and density of laser spots remains debatable. Laser treatment can ...
Yang Yun-Seok - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Various repigmentation patterns such as perifollicular, marginal, diffuse, and mixed configuration can occur in vitiligo. The aim of this study was to clinically assess the types of repigmentation patterns obtained with narrow-band ultraviolet B (NBUVB) phototherapy or targeted phototherapy using a 308 nm excimer laser and to reveal whether ...
Lim Bernard - - 2010
PURPOSE: To determine whether the treatment of oral leukoplakia with potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) lasers versus CO(2) lasers results in lower recurrence rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective data were collected from the records of 30 patients (mean age 75.6 years) with 35 primary oral leukoplakia who had their lesions ablated by KTP ...
Karsai Syrus - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Laser treatment of facial rhytides has evolved as a major modality of aesthetic surgery. Published results, while generally encouraging, feature highly diverse evaluation methods, which makes an evidence-based assessment of treatment efficacy and safety all but impossible. OBJECTIVE: To compare the results of different instruments of measurement. PATIENTS/METHODS: Twenty-eight ...
Ferreira Esmeralci E Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil. - - 2010
There is a scarcity of cost-effectiveness analyses in the national literature comparing drug-eluting stents (DES) with bare-metal stents (BMS), at late follow-up. To estimate the Incremental Cost-Effectiveness Ratio (ICER) between DES and BMS in uniarterial coronariopathy. 217 patients (130 DES and 87 BMS), with 48 months of follow-up (mean = ...
Al-Mutairi Nawaf - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Some cases of focal or segmental vitiligo are refractory to medical treatment, and surgical management is the treatment of choice. Postsurgical exposure to ultraviolet B rays can lead to faster and better cosmetic results. OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term results of combination therapy with split-skin-thickness grafting and 308-nm excimer ...
Phadnis S V - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare two excisional treatments, laser cone biopsy and large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ), in terms of the volume of tissue removed, and to determine the relation between the height and the total volume of the cone specimen. DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: Large teaching hospital ...
Wazni Oussama - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine the safety and efficacy of laser-assisted lead extraction and the indications, outcomes, and risk factors in a large series of consecutive patients. BACKGROUND: The need for lead extraction has been increasing in direct relationship to the increased numbers of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices. METHODS: ...
Ortiz Arisa E - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Recently, there has been much debate regarding the long-term efficacy of fractional resurfacing devices. While pulsed CO(2) laser resurfacing is considered a highly effective treatment, fractionated resurfacing is a newer modality and its long-term efficacy has yet to be assessed. We report the long-term outcomes of subjects ...
Hwang Chian-Yaw - - 2010
The development of skin hyperpigmentation in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD) have been well documented. However, the cosmetic concern was neither valued seriously nor treated effectively in the past. We report a female case who suffered from facial hyperpigmentation (FH). She was treated by large-spot sized, ...
Manuskiatti Woraphong - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Uses of appropriate laser parameters are essential for an optimum outcome with minimal risks of complications. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of pulse width of a variable square pulse (VSP) Er:YAG laser on the treatment outcome. METHODS: Twenty-four Thais with periorbital wrinkles received two treatments with a low-fluence, VSP ...
Karsai Syrus - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ablative fractional lasers were introduced for treating facial rhytides in an attempt to achieve results comparable to traditional ablative resurfacing but with fewer side effects. However, there is conflicting evidence on how well this goal has generally been achieved as well as on the comparative value of ...
Demir Turgut - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present randomized controlled clinical trial was to assess the clinical and histopathological effects of laser and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on healing of the oral mucosa after vestibuloplasty surgery. METHODS: The alterations at the end of healing in scalpel- and laser-incised and LLLT-applied oral mucosa ...
Glade Robert S - - 2010
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Venous malformations are rare congenital aberrations of vein development frequently presenting in the head and neck. Without treatment, venous malformations cause progressive disfigurement, dysfunction, and bleeding. In this study, we analyzed a cohort of pediatric patients with cervicofacial venous malformations (CFVM), with the goal of developing a treatment algorithm ...
Watts Ashlee E - - 2010
To report a technique for laser-facilitated, minimally invasive proximal interphalangeal joint (PIJ) arthrodesis in horses. Case series. Horses (n=6); 5 thoracic and 2 pelvic limb PIJ. PIJ osteoarthritis (OA) diagnosis was confirmed by radiography. A diode laser was used to apply 2000 J of energy to the joint followed by ...
Costa Maíra S MS Division of Plastic Surgery, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2010
To assess the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) with output power of 30 and 60 mW in the viability of a random skin flap in rats. Output power values in LLLT are not well defined. Controlled, single-blind experimental study. Thirty-six animals were randomly distributed into three groups: sham group ...
Capon Alexandre - - 2010
The use of lasers has been proposed for scar revision. A recent pilot clinical study demonstrated that lasers could also be used immediately after surgery to reduce the appearance of scars. The LASH (Laser-Assisted Skin Healing) technique induces a temperature elevation in the skin which modifies the wound-healing process. We ...
Janne d'Othée Bertrand - - 2010
To assess outcomes after endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the small saphenous vein (SSV). Retrospective review was performed of all consecutive EVLA procedures performed over a 39-month period at three neighboring vein practices for symptomatic, duplex ultrasound-proven incompetence of the SSV. EVLA was performed under ultrasound guidance with an 810- ...
Amarillas-Escobar E Dar?o - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a therapeutic laser in the control of postoperative pain, swelling, and trismus associated with the surgical removal of impacted third molars. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted in 2 groups of 15 patients each undergoing surgical removal of impacted ...
Blumenkranz M S - - 2010
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss in working-age adults. Both inflammation and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) play a critical role, modern and emerging treatments have centred on both laser photocoagulation and new pharmacologic strategies to improve the prognosis. Focal and grid photocoagulation, as described in ...
Ancona Dvora - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of a new fractional CO2 laser system for improving periorbital rhytids, tightening skin and elevating the eyebrow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred subjects with periocular wrinkles, tissue laxity, photoaged skin and moderate dermatochalasis of the ...
Moreni Sue L - - 2010
Objective. When pathologic discrepancy arises between high-grade cytology on Papanicolaou (Pap) smear and low-grade histology on cervical biopsy, Loop Electrosurgical Excisional Procedure (LEEP) is one management alternative. Our objective was to determine whether the time from initial HGSIL Pap to LEEP affects the pathologic grade of the LEEP specimen. Study ...
Yang Shih-Wei - - 2010
To evaluate the clinically associated factors of malignant transformation in patients who received laser surgery for oral dysplastic leukoplakia. The clinicopathological data of patients receiving laser surgery for dysplastic leukoplakia from 2002 to 2008 and HPV genomic DNA extracted from paraffin-embedded specimens were analyzed statistically. A total 114 patients, 90 ...
Pathak Bhuvan - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The risk of iatrogenic rupture of membranes (IROM) is 5-30% after operative fetoscopy. The aim of this study was to describe outcomes of patients with IROM following selective laser photocoagulation of communicating vessels (SLPCV) for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) who were subsequently treated with amniopatch therapy. METHODS: A review ...
Youssef Tarek Fouad - - 2010
An experimental study was undertaken to investigate the use of a CO(2) laser welding technique in myringoplasty. Albumin solder was used to fix a temporal fascia graft via an overlay transcanal approach. The results of the operative procedure were assessed by microscopic and histopathologic examination over an interval of 1, ...
Sarafoleanu Codrut - - 2010
To evaluate the outcomes of endoscopic LASER assisted dacryocystorhinostomy without stenting, a total of 39 patients (41 eyes) with complains of epiphora and diagnosed with nasolacrimal duct obstruction were included in a prospective study. All the patients had the same preoperative assessment, including radiological and ophthalmologic evaluation, with repeated lacrimal ...
Castiñeiras Iria - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Actinic cheilitis (AC) is a precancerous lesion of the lip. Treatment of AC is indicated for prevention of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), although the exact transition rate of AC to SCC is unknown. Carbon dioxide (CO(2)) laser vaporization seems to be an adequate therapy for AC, but there are ...
Papanna R - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare a laparoscopy-assisted fetoscopic approach with an ultrasound-directed percutaneous approach for laser photocoagulation of placental anastomoses in cases of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) with anterior placentation. METHOD: We performed a retrospective review of all cases that underwent laser ablation of placental anastomoses for TTTS with an anterior placenta ...
Vetrano G - - 2010
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of laser CO2 vaporization in high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasias and to assess the diagnostic reliability of cytology, colposcopy, microbiology and HPV tests in predicting recurrence in a long-term outcome. METHODS: Forty-four patients affectd by high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-CIN) were submitted to laser CO2 vaporization ...
Wattanakrai Penpun - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Pigment lasers have been used in melasma with unsatisfactory results. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness and safety of 1,064-nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (QS-Nd:YAG) laser treatment of melasma in Asians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Split-face randomized study comparing combination QS-Nd:YAG laser and 2% hydroquinone with topical treatment in dermal ...
Stemer Andrew B - - 2010
Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator is the only proven therapy for acute ischemic stroke. Not enough patients are eligible for treatment and additional new therapies are needed. Recently, laser technology has been applied to acute ischemic stroke. This noninvasive technique uses near-infrared wavelengths applied to the scalp within 24 h of ...
Mauskopf Josephine - - 2010
Darunavir is a new protease inhibitor (PI) that is co-administered with low-dose ritonavir and has demonstrated substantial efficacy in clinical trials of highly treatment-experienced patients when combined with an optimized background regimen (with or without enfuvirtide). This study estimates the cost effectiveness of darunavir with ritonavir (DRV/r) in this population ...
Moeremans Karen - - 2010
Using data from the phase IIb POWER trials, darunavir boosted with low-dose ritonavir (DRV/r; 600/100 mg twice daily; bid)-based highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) was shown to be significantly more efficacious and cost effective than other protease inhibitor (PI)-based therapy in highly treatment-experienced, HIV-1-infected adults. Furthermore, in the phase III ...
Duvan Candan İltemir Cİ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Fatih University, Ankara, - - 2010
To analyse the compliance of patients and side effects of Implanon® during breast feeding. Prospective study of 61 postpartum women who chose Implanon® for long term contraception between April 2007 and December 2009. Compliance, side effects and removals were recorded. Amenorrhoea, prolonged bleeding, frequent bleeding and infrequent bleeding were reported ...
Ortved K F KF Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, - - 2010
Caudal descent of the larynx has been proposed to be associated with intermittent dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) as it leads to a loss of the seal between the epiglottis and soft palate but further investigation of this theory is required. To evaluate laryngohyoid position of horses with ...
Anchala Praveen R - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of endovenous laser ablation as a treatment for recurrent symptomatic saphenous insufficiency occurring after saphenous vein ligation and stripping. A single-center retrospective review of patients who received endovenous laser ablation as a treatment for recurrent symptomatic saphenous insufficiency ...
Hazen Paul G - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a disease associated with significant patient morbidity and less-than-ideal therapies. OBJECTIVES: To determine the long- and short-term benefits of carbon dioxide (CO(2)) laser excision and marsupialization in the management of persisent lesions of HS. METHODS: Patients with long-standing lesions of HS were treated using a ...
Carney A S - - 2010
A variety of treatment modalities are currently used to treat recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. We aimed to study the efficacy of radiofrequency cold ablation (coblation) for the treatment of laryngotracheal recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, by comparing treatment intervals for coblation and CO2 laser vaporisation. Retrospective case series of adult patients with advanced ...
Dave Rajesh M - - 2009
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a modified laser catheter designed for the endovascular treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) affecting the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and proximal popliteal artery. METHODS: The CliRpath Excimer Laser System to Enlarge Lumen Openings (CELLO) study was a single-arm, prospective registry conducted ...
der Kinderen Daan J - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There has been hesitation to use endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for the treatment of incompetence of the below-the-knee great saphenous vein (GSV). OBJECTIVE: To assess early pathologic changes in the below-the-knee nonvaricose GSV and adjacent tissue after EVLA in legs scheduled for below-the-knee amputation. METHODS: The below-the-knee GSV in ...
Cho Sung Bin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules (ABNOM), or Hori's nevus, is a common dermal melanocytic hyperpigmentation in Asians. AIM: To describe the effect of 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (QSNY) with low fluence in South Korean patients with ABNOM. METHODS: Fifteen South Korean patients (13 women and two men; mean ...
Civas Ekrem - - 2009
BACKGROUND: A neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser has been used with good results for the treatment of various vascular lesions. OBJECTIVE: To report our experience with a variable long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser for the treatment of different vascular lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred ten patients with different vascular skin ...
Cuda Domenico - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare 3 different devices used to perforate the stapes footplate in otosclerotic patients. STUDY DESIGN: The study design was a prospective unblinded study. It was conducted at the ENT Department of a general hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety subjects undergoing primary stapedotomy for otosclerosis by a senior surgeon ...
Weiss Robert A - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Potential benefits of laser-assisted liposuction include enhanced body shaping and skin tightening with reduced patient downtime. In this clinical study, we investigate whether additional safety and efficacy are achieved with a diode laser system that includes a novel 924 nm lipid-selective wavelength. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical ...
de Magalh?es Miriam Tomas - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effects of diode laser irradiation on human dental enamel treated by bleaching and acidulated phosphate fluoride gels (APF) according to microhardness analysis. BACKGROUND DATA: The high interest of patients for aesthetics in cosmetic dentistry has led to new ...
Rizzo Carina - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Laser treatment of childhood hemangiomas remains controversial. Previous studies have used outdated technology, resulting in a potential overrepresentation of adverse outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes of hemangiomas treated with the most current laser technology. METHODS: A retrospective chart analysis of 90 patients with a median age of 3.0 months ...
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