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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 Previous studies have used outdated technology, resulting in a potential overrepresentation of adverse outcomes.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 ...
Karsai Syrus - - 2009
Treating xanthelasma palpebrarum may prove difficult because of its delicate location on the eyelid. Various forms of nonablative laser techniques have been examined, and Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser therapy has shown promising preliminary results. To determine the efficacy of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser treatment for xanthelasma removal. Thirty-seven ...
Liang Jun - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To determine the safety and efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical application of 20% wt/vol aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (ALA) in the treatment of condylomata acuminata (CA). STUDY DESIGN: Patients with CA were randomly allocated into the ALA-PDT group and the CO(2) laser group in an allocation ratio of ...
Cho Sung Bin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The nonablative 1,550-nm erbium-doped fractional photothermolysis system (FPS) has been effectively used for scar treatments, but it seems that several sessions of treatment must be delivered to achieve satisfactory improvement. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combined use of two treatment modes of an ablative 10,600-nm ...
Kim Jin-Sung JS Department of Neurosurgery, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea. - - 2009
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of CO2 laser dissection in patients who had undergone lumbar discal cyst removal. Clinical and radiological data were reviewed for 14 patients who underwent single lumbar level CO2 laser dissection followed by lumbar discal cyst removal between 2003 and ...
Serino F - - 2010
This prospective study aims to evaluate the impact of the excimer laser technology as the first-line endovascular treatment of critical limb ischaemia (CLI) in diabetic patients. The protocol allowed the use of laser ablation of obstructive lesions when conventional endoluminal guidewire crossing of the plaque was unsuccessful. We extrapolate the ...
Dainichi Teruki - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Fractional laser resurfacing is a new procedure for skin rejuvenation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the skin remodeling effect of fractional laser treatment. METHODS: Twelve Asian patients with acne were irradiated using a fractional 1,540-nm erbium glass laser on a random half of the face twice with a 4-week interval. RESULTS: ...
Kanellopoulos Anastasios John - - 2009
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel femtosecond laser-assisted technique for intrastromal administration of riboflavin and higher fluence ultraviolet a (UVA) light in collagen cross-linking (CXL) for keratoconus. METHODS: Ten eyes with early keratoconus were treated with CXL and followed for a mean of 26 months (range: ...
Coelho Roberto P - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To compare the results of preoperative Nd:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy versus two-stage continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) in phacoemulsification of eyes with white intumescent cataracts and liquefied cortex. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-three eyes with white intumescent cataract were consecutively randomized for phacoemulsification with preoperative Nd:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy ...
Lin C-M - - 2009
PURPOSE: This study aimed to report the results of endoureterotomy for benign ureteral strictures using the holmium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nineteen patients (8 men and 11 women, mean age 51.47 years) underwent holmium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser endoureterotomy for benign ureteral strictures (8 proximal, 3 middle, and 8 distal) using ...
Gold Michael H - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Fractional photothermolysis with a CO2 laser shows promise in the treatment of photodamaged skin. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a fractional CO2 laser device (SmartSkin, Cynosure, Westford, MA) for the treatment of facial photodamage. METHODS: Twelve subjects seeking treatment of facial hyperpigmentation, skin laxity, ...
Deng Hui - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a 2940 nm fractional photothermolysis laser in the treatment of acne scarring in Chinese people. METHODS: Twenty-six patients with moderate-to-severe atrophic scarring were treated with a 2940 nm-wavelength fractional photothermolysis laser. RESULTS: All patients had encouraging results. Both skin elasticity and moisture ...
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 JA Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine, CA 92612, - - 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 ...
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, ...
King T T Illinois Phleboloby Group, Venous Redearch Foundation, Schaumburg, IL 60159-0444, - - 2009
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) of ...
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 ...
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