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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 ...
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 ML NRC, Cairo, Egypt. - - 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 K Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA. - - 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. ...
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: ...
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