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Lim Shueh-Wei - - 2009
The cosmetic deformity produced by rhinophyma is characterized by nodular hypertrophy of the nasal skin. A retrospective review and analysis of nine consecutive patients with moderate and major rhinophyma treated with scanned carbon dioxide laser was performed. A particular method of continuous scanner use is described. This report demonstrates excellent ...
Knudsen Bodo - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the durability of 4 next-generation flexible ureteroscopes in a randomized, multi-institutional, prospective study. METHODS: Patients at 3 institutions were randomized to 1 of 4 flexible ureteroscopes: the Wolf Viper, Olympus URF-P5, Gyrus-ACMI DUR-8 Elite (DUR-8E), and Stryker FlexVision U-500. Each center used 1 scope from each manufacturer ...
Lin S-Z - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To observe the long-term effect of laser occlusion of the posterior semicircular canal for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. METHOD: Case report and review of the relevant world literature. RESULTS: We treated a patient with refractory benign paroxysmal positional vertigo using laser occlusion of the posterior semicircular canal, and achieved ...
Gnessin Ehud - - 2009
PURPOSE: We assessed the long-term outcome of laser endoureterotomy for benign ureteral stricture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From a database of 69 patients who underwent retrograde laser endoureterotomy from October 2001 to June 2007 we identified 35 with a benign ureteral stricture. Clinical characteristics, operative results and functional outcomes were investigated. ...
Desmytt?re J - - 2010
AIM: This study aims to demonstrate the treatment outcomes of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of incompetent small saphenous veins (SSVs) with a 980-nm diode laser. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1 June 2003 and 30 June 2006, 128 patients (147 limbs) with varicose veins and reflux in the SSV on duplex ...
Cho S B - - 2009
The efficacy of a 1064-nm Q-switched neodymium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (QS Nd:YAG) laser with low pulse energy in the treatment of melasma in 25 women was assessed by retrospective analysis of clinical photographs and patient satisfaction rates. Follow-up results 2 months after the last treatment revealed that, as defined by our grading scale, ...
Cury Vivian - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Some studies have shown that laser phototherapy is able to increase skin flap viability by decreasing the necrotic area and increasing neoangiogenesis. However, the mechanism by which laser acts on cells is not fully understood. The present study investigated the effects of two different laser wavelengths at ...
Sun Yinghao - - 2009
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of the high-power (70 W) holmium laser in percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL) for staghorn calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From December 2004 to March 2008, 438 consecutive patients (456 renal units) with > or =4-cm staghorn stones underwent PCNL with a pulsed holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser ...
Cho Sung Bin - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We have used an ablative 10,600-nm carbon dioxide fractional laser system (CO(2) FS) for suppurative diseases in order to attempt improvement. The purpose of our study was to demonstrate the effect of CO(2) FS on the course of inflammatory reactions in suppurative diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We ...
Kim Hee Jung - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Acne scarring is a common complication of acne but no effective single treatment modality has been developed. To compare the efficacy of 1,550 nm Er:Glass fractional laser and chemical reconstruction of skin scar (CROSS) method in the treatment of acne scars. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: A split-face ...
Lau Rufina W L - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in managing postmastectomy lymphedema. BACKGROUND DATA: Postmastectomy lymphedema (PML) is a common complication of breast cancer treatment that causes various symptoms, functional impairment, or even psychosocial morbidity. A prospective, single-blinded, controlled clinical trial was conducted to examine the ...
Bhola Rahul - - 2009
PURPOSE: To study the effect of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) on the incidence of threshold retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all neonates who received GCSF at our neonatal intensive care unit over a period ranging from January 2003 to September 2007 was performed. Of the ...
Assaf S A - - 2010
To investigate perioperative changes in fetal heart rate (FHR) associated with sequential vs standard selective laser photocoagulation of communicating vessels for the treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Women with TTTS were treated with the intent of using the sequential procedure. Those who failed this treatment were categorized as having ...
Scott Paul A - - 2009
AIMS: Both electrosurgical dissection (EDS) and laser tools are effective in the extraction of chronic implanted endovascular leads. It is unclear which is superior. We undertook a retrospective single-centre study to assess this. METHODS AND RESULTS: In our institution from 2000 to 2004, all extractions requiring an ablative sheath were ...
Caggiati Alberto - - 2010
This report describes an ischemic stroke following endovenous laser treatment of the great saphenous vein in a patient with a patent foramen ovale. No thrombophilic conditions or other possible sources of emboli could be demonstrated.
Han Tae Young - - 2009
Various treatment methods have been adopted in the management of warts; however, there is still no consensus on first-line treatment. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of warts. Over the course of 1 yr, 369 patients with recalcitrant or untreated warts ...
Vuylsteke M E - - 2010
BACKGROUND: A new endovenous laser wavelength (1,500 nm diode laser) in the treatment of great saphenous vein (GSV) reflux was evaluated. We studied the occlusion rate at 6 months and noted possible side effects. METHODS: In 129 patients, 158 GSVs were treated using the 1,500 nm diode laser. An average ...
Wu Yan-Hua - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of Chinese decoction and ligustrazin hydrochloride injection combined with He-Ne laser on lipoperoxide (LPO) and Superoxide dismutase (SOD) in patients with chloasma. METHODS: 90 cases of chloasma were randomly divided into the following two groups: a treatment group (of 54 cases) treated by a self-prepared ...
Rhee Douglas J - - 2009
Selective laser trabeculoplasty is an effective means of lowering intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma with a low risk of complications. The authors report a case of hyphema noted 3 days after selective laser trabeculoplasty in a 77-year-old woman with primary open-angle glaucoma. Her intermittent use of oral nonsteroidal ...
Angelov Nikola - - 2009
This study assessed the effects of low-level laser treatment in combination with scaling and root planing (SRP) in patients with periodontitis. Sixty subjects with chronic advanced periodontitis were assigned randomly to three treatment groups (n = 20) after collecting gingival clinical parameters. Group A received SRP on a single quadrant ...
Battaglia-Parodi Maurizio - - 2009
PURPOSE: To propose a possible treatment for symptomatic serous pigment epithelium detachment (SPED) in the setting of dry age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: A 60-year-old woman presented with a SPED, subfoveal in location, enlarging in size and with gradually worsening vision over 1 year of follow-up, without any evidence of choroidal ...
Moslemi M - - 2009
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the Er,Cr:YSGG loser on the enamel's acid resistance when irradiated alone, prior to or after acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) treatment. METHODS: Eighty-five enamel surfaces were prepared from 17 extracted human premolars and randomly assigned to 5 groups: (1) ...
Zeitels Steven M - - 2009
Photoangiolytic lasers effectively treat glottal papillomatosis, but do not reliably prevent recurrence. Therefore, sublesional injections of the antiangiogenic agent bevacizumab (Avastin) were given to assess the effect on disease recurrence and phonatory function. A retrospective investigation was done in a pilot group of 10 adult patients with bilateral glottal papillomatosis ...
Tournas Joshua A - - 2009
Pulsed dye laser (PDL) is a commonly utilized treatment for port wine stain birthmarks (PWS) in the United States; however, results are variable and few patients achieve complete removal. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is commonly used in China, but treatment associated photosensitivity lasts several weeks and scarring may occur. We propose ...
Korkmaz Yonca - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate shear bond strength (SBS) between a light-curing nano-ionomer restorative and enamel or dentin after acid etching, after erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser etching, or after combined treatment. Forty third molars were selected, the crowns were sectioned, and 80 tooth slabs were obtained. The specimens ...
Bach Thorsten - - 2010
PURPOSE: Thulium:YAG (Tm:YAG) VapoEnucleation has been introduced and relief of obstruction was demonstrated. The aim of this study was to proof durability of the outcomes in patients with an postoperative follow-up >12 month. METHODS: VapoEnucleation was performed using a 70 Watt continuous-wave-laser. After enucleation tissue was morcellated within the bladder. ...
Roqueplan Fran?ois - - 2010
To evaluate the efficiency and complication rate of two percutaneous treatments of osteoid osteomas, percutaneous trephine resection (PR) and interstitial laser ablation (ILA). Ethical review board was obtained for the retrospective study. One hundred and 26 patients were treated by PR (n = 26) or ILA (n = 100) under ...
Guirro Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The main objectives of this study were to characterize low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and the physical therapy clinical procedures for its use. BACKGROUND DATA: There are few scientific studies that characterize the calibration of LLLT equipment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty lasers at 36 physical therapy clinics were selected. The ...
Trip-Hoving Margreet - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Conventional surgical treatment for small saphenous vein (SSV) reflux is associated with high recurrence rates and complications. Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a treatment modality with promising results. This study reports patient satisfaction and short-term results after EVLA of SSV reflux. METHODS: Fifty-two legs of 49 consecutive patients were ...
King T - - 2009
AIM: The aim of this paper was to evaluate the efficacy of the concomitant use of endovenous laser treatment (ELT) and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (USGFS) in the management of chronic venous disorder and to objectively analyze the influence of the combination therapy on the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) ...
Geraghty Laurel Naversen - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Nonablative fractional lasers are well recognized for rejuvenating photoaged skin. We previously reported favorable outcomes with short follow-up after the use of 1,440-nm Nd:YAG laser energy used alone or in combination with a 1,320-nm laser to effect rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction. We now report longer follow-up data. ...
Soracco J E - - 2009
AIM: The aim of this research was to show the efficacy of the 1 470-nm wavelength diode laser for endovenous laser treatments and the clinical results obtained. METHODS: Patients with varicose veins stratified by CEAP classification (clinical) in C2-6 and low-flow venous malformations were treated with and without crossectomy. Endolaser ...
Huisman L C - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate treatment of the small saphenous vein (SSV) by endovenous laser ablation. STUDY DESIGN: A cohort study, occlusion of the vein and safety of the procedure was analysed prospectively. PATIENTS: 150 consecutive patients (169 limbs) were treated between August 2006 and January 2008 in an outpatient clinic setting. ...
Sharan Sapna - - 2009
PURPOSE: Treatment of the capillary vascular malformation (port-wine stain) in Sturge-Weber syndrome with the use of a laser is helpful cosmetically. However, concerns have been raised that laser obliteration of port-wine stains may result in ocular hypertension. The aim of this study was to review clinical features and management of ...
Brito Artur Henrique - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic unilateral hematuria is characterized by intermittent or continuous gross hematuria that cannot be diagnosed using standard radiology and hematology methods. In the past, it was managed with partial or total nephrectomy. In the age of minimally invasive procedures, however, endoscopy has enabled more accurate diagnosis and ...
Lee Woo Jin - - 2009
Acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules (ABNOM) is a dermal pigmented lesion common in individuals of Oriental origin. The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (QSNYL) has been used successfully to treat a variety of benign, dermal, pigmented lesions, including nevus of Ota lesions. The similarity between ABNOM and nevus of Ota suggested ...
Minkis Kira K New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, - - 2009
Port wine stains are congenital low-flow vascular malformations of the skin. Unlike hemangiomas, PWS do not involute with time, but rather if left untreated can hypertrophy and develop nodularity. Laser therapy of PWS particularly with pulsed-dye lasers, is a safe, well-established treatment that is successful in the majority of patients, ...
Glade Robert S - - 2009
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of CO(2) laser resurfacing in the symptomatic treatment of intraoral lymphatic malformations (LM). Retrospective review. Charts were reviewed on 26 patients (16 male, 10 female) from January 1997 to July 2007 who underwent CO(2) laser resurfacing for symptomatic treatment of intraoral LM. A questionnaire ...
Schulz Steffan W - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We describe 3 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) with severe, transfusion-dependent gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) refractory to laser ablation who showed remarkable clinical and endoscopic improvement following intravenous (IV) pulse cyclophosphamide (CYC) treatment. METHODS: Review of clinical records and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy images from 3 patients with SSc ...
Elsaie Mohamed L - - 2009
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of tattoo removal using topical imiquimod 5% cream in conjunction with the 1,064-nm Nd:YAG laser. This procedure for tattoo removal will be compared to laser treatment alone, which is the standard for cosmetic removal of tattoos. Previous studies have linked ...
Madan V - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Rhinophyma is a progressive, localized or generalized nasal deformity resulting from hypertrophy of sebaceous and connective tissue. The CO(2) laser has been used for treatment of rhinophyma, but the long-term efficacy of the treatment is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To review the outcome of 124 patients with rhinophyma treated with the ...
Soares L??via Prates - - 2009
Acellular dermal matrix (ADM) was subcutaneously implanted into calvarian skin of male Wistar rats (n = 40). Low-level laser (lambda 685 nm, 4 J/cm(2)) was locally applied in experimental group (n = 20) above the skin flap. Grafts were harvested at 1, 3, 7 and 14 days after surgery and ...
Babighian S - - 2010
To compare the effectiveness and safety of excimer laser trabeculotomy (ELT) ab interno vs selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) over 24 months of follow-up in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) refractory to medical therapy. This prospective, randomized study included 30 consecutive eyes assigned randomly to either ELT or SLT group. ...
Sesterhenn Andreas M - - 2009
Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of stridor in newborns and infants. The aim of the contribution was to present objectified data of the outcome of transoral CO(2) laser microsurgery in patients with laryngomalacia utilizing polysomnography (PSG). This retrospective study comprised 21 patients who were diagnosed to suffer from laryngomalacia. ...
Nouri Keyvan - - 2009
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of the pulsed-dye laser (PDL) at a wavelength of 585 nm with those at 595 nm in the treatment of post-surgical scars, starting on the day of suture removal. The study was a prospective, non-randomized, double-blind, controlled, clinical trial, set ...
Sperandio Felipe Fornias - - 2009
This study sought to evaluate the clinical outcome of patients who had been diagnosed with recurrent herpes labialis (RHL) after treatment with photodynamic therapy (PDT) associated with low-level laser therapy (LLLT). PDT has shown great effectiveness for treating already-established RHL vesicles, compared to ordinary treatments involving antiviral compounds. Two patients ...
Yang Hong Yu - - 2009
Yet no universally accepted treatment protocol for oral hemangiomas and vascular malformations exists. This study determines the long-term clinical outcome after long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser treatment in 121 previously untreated patients (78 females, 43 males; mean age, 19 years) with oral hemangioma or vascular malformations. The end point was 100% vessel ...
Kara Cankat - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Various methods and materials are used in the treatment of dentin hypersensitivity. The aim of this randomized prospective controlled clinical trial was to evaluate and compare the desensitizing effects of the neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser and fluoride varnish by considering the degree of pre- and posttreatment pain, ...
Goveia Vania Regina - - 2009
It is estimated that electric drills (ED) have been used in orthopaedic surgeries for bone drilling for more than 50 years in Brazilian hospitals. It is an electric, thermosensitive equipment, not indicated for surgical use, which has not been previously evaluated regarding the sterilization efficacy, being suspect of infection risk. ...
Giles Jerald E - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To determine if Gold laser tonsillectomy is an acceptably safe method of removing tonsils by comparing its complication rates to other established methods, namely Coblation tonsillectomy and cold steel dissection tonsillectomy. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of 748 consecutive patients, ages 2-18, undergoing tonsillectomy at a pediatric teaching institution. ...
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