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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. ...
Vescovi Paolo - - 2010
Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) in patients on long-term bisphosphonate Therapy (BPT) has been reported with increasing frequency in literature over the past 4 years. Therapy for this condition is still a dilemma. Temporary suspension of BPT offers no short-term benefits; hyperbaric oxygen has no proven efficacy and therefore is ...
Theivacumar N S - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Neovascularisation is a major cause of recurrent varicosities following surgery. This prospective cohort study compares recurrence rates and the occurrence of neovascularisation following surgery or endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for great saphenous vein reflux. METHOD: 118 consecutive patients (72 female, 46 male, median age 48 [range 32-68 years]), 129 ...
Civaş Ekrem - - 2009
Various laser treatment modalities for angiokeratomas have been reported in the literature. A 60-year-old male patient presented for the treatment of multiple angiokeratomas of the scrotum and a 56-year-old female patient presented for the treatment of vulvar angiokeratomas. A 1064 nm long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser was used to treat the patients' ...
Dhanasekar Ganapathy - - 2009
To determine the short-term results of endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) with a mucosal flap and a bone dissection technique. A retrospective study including consecutive 22 patients who underwent endonasal DCR between June 2004 and January 2006. The study was designed to look at the patients' symptoms and satisfaction following the procedure; ...
Olivieri Massimo - - 2009
To evaluate the clinical outcome of left partial arytenoidectomy by video-assisted laser diode photoablation as a surgical treatment for canine laryngeal paralysis (LP). Case series. Dogs with bilateral LP (n=20). After endoscopic diagnosis of bilateral LP, left partial arytenoidectomy was performed by photoablation of arytenoid cartilage tissue using a diode ...
Dudelzak Jacob - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Liposuction has become increasingly popular over the past several decades. However, liposuction is a relatively traumatic procedure with known risks, which include skin redundancy. Laser lipolysis has the potential of producing similar clinical results to those seen with liposuction while providing the additional benefit of tissue tightening. ...
Hamel-Desnos C - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of saphenous veins ablation by laser in a clinic room. To study immediate and short term (1 to 6 months) complications and to pinpoint those that could be directly linked to this environment. Efficacy of the technique should also be documented. METHODS: Retrospective study (22 ...
Bapat Shivadeo - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is an established minimally invasive modality for treating large renal stones. Even with newer crushing modalities, difficulties are encountered during intrarenal manipulation of complex pelvicalyceal anatomy. We are presenting a modified technique to overcome this difficulty by using Kuntz laser carrier and Sachse urethrotome sheath. MATERIALS ...
Pesevska Snezana - - 2010
The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of low-level laser irradiation to traditional topical fluoride treatment for treatment choices of dentinal hypersensitivity following scaling and root planing. The experimental group (15 patients) was treated with low-energy-level diode laser at each site of dentinal hypersensitivity following scaling and ...
Leheta Tahra M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a disease of the pilosebaceous unit characterized by the development of inflammatory and/or non-inflammatory lesions that may progress to scars. The increase of bacterial resistance and adverse effects, the teratogenicity of retinoids and lack of response to usual therapies has led to the investigation of new ...
Mokmeli Soheila - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the systemic effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on blood prolactin levels and lactation status when it is used to hasten surgical wound healing in women having undergone a cesarean section. BACKGROUND DATA: LLLT has been used in parturient patients for postpartum mastitis and nipple soreness. ...
Aras Mutan Hamdi - - 2010
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of extraoral and intraoral low-level laser therapies (LLLT) on postoperative trismus and oedema following the removal of mandibular third molars. Forty-eight patients who were to undergo surgical removal of their lower third molars were studied. Patients were randomly allocated to ...
Mackenzie R K - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To report early clinical outcomes and learning experience following the introduction of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) to an NHS vascular unit. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. RESULTS: Between February 2006 and January 2008, 631 consecutive patients underwent EVLA to 704 refluxing truncal veins - 579 GSV, 119 SSV and 6 ...
Tierney Emily - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic suppurative condition for which there is limited efficacy of medical and surgical treatments. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the 1,064-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser is an effective treatment for HS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective, randomized, controlled study for patients with stage II ...
Chavira Emiliano R - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between cervical length (CL) and perinatal outcomes in cases of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) treated with laser surgery and to assess whether patients with a very short cervix (0.5-1.9 cm) are appropriate candidates for laser surgery. METHODS: All women ...
Ang Eng K - - 2009
Many advances have been made in laser refractive surgery, and this review examines how they have affected treatment outcomes in individuals with varying degrees of myopia (law, moderate, and high). Studies with a minimum follow-up of 1 year with at least 2 of the 3 major outcome measures--efficacy, stability, and ...
Rosa Andreia Martins - - 2009
PURPOSE: To prospectively compare laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) flaps created with a femtosecond laser or a mechanical microkeratome and analyze the effect of the postoperative measurement interval on estimated femtosecond flap thickness using ultrasound (US) pachymetry. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Coimbra, and Coimbra Surgical Centre, Coimbra, ...
Kuştarci Alper - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser and gaseous ozone in experimentally infected root canals. STUDY DESIGN: Eighty single-rooted teeth with straight canals were selected. After preparation and sterilization, the specimens were inoculated with 10 microL Enterococcus faecalis for 24 hours ...
Simonds Jana - - 2009
Determine the effectiveness of treating epistaxis in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) with potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser cautery combined with submucosal injection of 100 mg of bevacizumab. Retrospective pilot study. Bevacizumab was injected throughout the nasal cavity following KTP laser treatment in 10 patients (bevacizumab/KTP group) and compared to nine ...
Lim Ji Yeon - - 2009
There are various treatment options for congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN), including surgical excision, dermabrasions, curettage, laser treatment, chemical peels and cryosurgery. The proper choice of treatment depends on the size, location, thickness and clinical appearance of the nevi, the risk for developing melanoma, the psychological effect and the cosmetic component. ...
Xi Zhou - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is characterized by gastrointestinal hamartomatous polyps and visible mucocutaneous lentigines distributed in the oral and anal mucosa, hands, face, and nails. Although there are many reports regarding successful treatment of intestinal polyps of PJS, there is little information regarding treatment of lentigines. Q-switched lasers are the ...
Kim Sangeun - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Many methods have been proposed for the treatment of acne scars, with variable cosmetic results. Nonablative skin resurfacing is one method that has been proposed. Because of a need for more noticeable clinical improvements, the ablative fractional laser was recently introduced. OBJECTIVE: To reduce complications and improve the results ...
Choi Jae Eun - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Becker's nevus (BN) can be a distressing cosmetic handicap for patients and a treatment challenge for physicians. Various treatment modalities have been used, but repigmentation commonly occurs after treatment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of long-pulse alexandrite laser in the treatment of BN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven Korean patients ...
Kishi K - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Medium-sized to giant congenital melanocytic naevi (CMN) are difficult to treat, especially if the lesions appear on the face or extremities where treated areas are visible and cosmesis is important. OBJECTIVES: In infants, nests of pigmented naevus reside more superficially and the skin is more transparent than in adults, ...
Lee Mei-Ching - - 2009
BACKGROUND: In recent years, using the 1,064-nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser (QSNYL) with or without exogenous topical carbon solution application for facial skin rejuvenation has become popular in Southeast Asia, but there has not been any published clinical report discussing the rejuvenation effect of QSNYL for Asian ...
Alster Tina S - - 2009
PURPOSE: Although pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment of port-wine stain (PWS) has long been proven safe and effective, incomplete clearance of these vascular malformations can be problematic. In addition, advanced PWS with deeper coloration and tissue hypertrophy can be particularly difficult to treat because of the superficial dermal penetration of ...
Alster Tina S - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The most common side effects of fractional laser skin treatment are erythema and edema. Low-level light therapy and light-emitting diode (LED) devices have been used to stimulate fibroblast activity and hasten wound healing. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether LED treatment immediately after fractional laser skin resurfacing affects the severity and ...
Shammas Nicolas W - - 2009
PURPOSE: To report the results from a single-center prospective registry (DEEP EMBOLI) established to evaluate distal embolization during percutaneous lower extremity interventions using excimer laser ablative therapy. METHODS: Elective patients with infrainguinal occlusive disease were eligible for this registry if the lesion(s) met one or more of these angiographic criteria: ...
Pinfildi Carlos Eduardo - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on viability of mast cells of the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap. BACKGROUND DATA: LLLT has been recently used on the TRAM flap to stimulate mast cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-four Wistar rats were randomly divided into seven groups ...
Erceg Angelina - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Treatment of chronic discoid lupus erythematosus (CDLE) with a pulsed dye laser (PDL) has shown promising results, although outcomes in previous studies were not validated and laser parameters were inconsistent. OBJECTIVE: We conducted an open prospective study to assess the efficacy and safety of PDL for the treatment of ...
Ko Wang-Cheng - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Despite the availability of various new methods to treat vitiligo, surgical methods offer rapid, simple, and safe ways for treating small-sized vitiligo. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy in treating vitiligo using suction blister epidermal grafting (SBEG) combined with CO2 laser epidermal ablation. METHODS: Forty patients with small, ...
Boureau Catherine - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of Nd:YAG laser treatment following 3 square-edged intraocular lenses (IOLs) of different composition implanted during cataract surgery. DESIGN: Patient chart analysis. PARTICIPANTS: Patients aged 50-85 years and given a hydrophobic acrylic IOL (either SA60AT or AR40E) or hydrophilic acrylic IOL (XL-Stabi) were included. Analysis was ...
Kontothanassis Dimitrios - - 2009
Endovenous laser treatment is a minimally invasive technique for ablation of the incompetent great (GSV) and small saphenous vein (SSV). Compared with the GSV, fewer data are available on SSV laser ablation and are not validated. This multicenter prospective study evaluated the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of endovenous laser ablation ...
Campos Luana - - 2009
Common side effects of radiotherapy (RT) to the head and neck include oral mucositis, xerostomia, and severe pain. The aim of this study is to report improvement in the quality of life of an oncological patient by laser phototherapy (LPT). The patient, a 15-year-old girl diagnosed with mucoepidermoid carcinoma, underwent ...
Marotti Juliana - - 2009
Herpes is a common infectious disease that is caused by human herpesviruses. Several treatments have been proposed, but none of them prevent reactivation of the virus. This article describes the use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) as a treatment for herpes lesions, and reports on four cases. PDT was used as ...
Szeimies Rolf-Markus - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Recurrence after therapy for anogenital warts, or condylomata acuminata (CA), is common. Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) using 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is efficient in the treatment of CA, but one problem with PDT is the limited penetration depth of photosensitizer and light. Pre-PDT vaporization of CA using a carbon dioxide ...
Yeung Chi K - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The 1,450-nm diode laser is effective for the treatment of inflammatory acne, but there is a significant risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) in Asian skin. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether lower fluence and shorter cooling duration of the 1,450-nm diode laser improve acne effectively with minimal PIH in darker skin. ...
Madan Vishal - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Surgical excision is considered the criterion standard treatment for lentigo maligna (LM) but may sometimes be unsuitable for elderly people or in the treatment of large lesions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (QS:Nd:YAG) and alexandrite lasers in the treatment of LM. METHODS: QS:NdYAG ...
Sano H - - 2009
AIM: The aim of the study was to investigate trends in the incidence of blindness and the association with laser photocoagulation in patients with type 1 diabetes in Japan. METHODS: Patients diagnosed between 1965 and 1979 aged under 18 years old were studied. The status of blindness and laser photocoagulation ...
Angiero Francesca - - 2009
A series of 49 patients diagnosed with osteonecrosis and all treated with latest-generation bisphosphonates was reviewed retrospectively to evaluate the use of erbium-doped: yttrium, aluminum, and garnet laser (Er:YAG) in terms of clinical outcome, and examine current trends from the clinical-therapeutic standpoint. Pathology reports on specimens submitted over the previous ...
Xu Xin - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the bacteriostatic and cariostatic effect of a novel povidone-iodine/fluoride foam in children at high risk for caries. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Sixty-one 6- to 9-year-old children with at least 1 active dental caries lesion were randomly assigned to 2 groups and treated weekly with either povidone-iodine/fluoride foam (n ...
Haedersdal Merete - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Burn scars cause permanent and disfiguring problems for many patients and limited treatments are available. Nonablative fractional lasers induce a wound healing response, which may lead to remodeling of burn scar texture. This randomized trial evaluates efficacy and adverse effects of 1540 nm fractional laser versus untreated ...
DeFatta Robert J - - 2009
To assess the safety and efficacy of a 595-nm pulsed-dye laser in the treatment of ecchymoses after facial cosmetic procedures. Twenty consecutive patients with ecchymoses after facial cosmetic procedures underwent treatment with the pulsed-dye laser. A 10-mm spot size was used, with pulse duration of 6 milliseconds, fluence of 6 ...
Thompson James T - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: A dramatic rise in positional plagiocephaly has been noted over the last decade. Methods for treating and following outcomes are varied. We present our results from a passive soft helmet molding therapy using a surface scanning laser to provide objective outcomes. METHODS: One hundred seventy-five infants with positional plagiocephaly ...
Fuste Pere - - 2009
To evaluate the usefulness of the endocervical cytology immediately after loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and viral human papilloma virus (HPV) determination as predictive factors of persistence/recurrence (P/R) of squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL) in the remaining cervix of patients treated with LEEP due to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) II or ...
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