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Pannier F - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Most of the published EVLA data concern 810, 940, 980 nm diode lasers and 1064 or 1320 nm Nd:Yag laser systems. Major side effects are postoperative pain and bruising. The aim of this study was to show the outcome one year after EVLA of incompetent saphenous veins with a ...
Hamid Shoaib - - 2009
AIMS: Cardiac resynchronization therapy is an accepted treatment for heart failure but it may be necessary to explant these systems along with their leads. The evidence base for coronary sinus (CS) lead extractions is limited. We aimed to evaluate the percutaneous removal of these leads and the utility of laser ...
Ipci Sebnem Dirikan - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate and compare the efficacy of CO(2) and Er:YAG lasers alone and in combination with topical sodium fluoride (NaF) in the management of dentine hypersensitivity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A group of 50 patients presenting with a total of 420 hypersensitive teeth ...
Sandoval Maria Christina - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of low-level laser (LLL) energy on the clinical signs of inflammation and the cellular composition of synovial fluid (SF) in the inflamed knee of the rabbit. BACKGROUND DATA: There are few findings related to the effects of LLL on ...
Aras Mutan Hamdi - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on postoperative trismus and edema after the removal of mandibular third molars. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two patients who were to undergo surgical removal of lower third molars were studied. Patients were randomly allocated to ...
Bayat Mohammad - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The present study investigates whether low-level laser therapy (LLLT) can accelerate healing of large osteochondral defects in rabbits. BACKGROUND DATA: LLLT has been used in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy rabbits were divided into control and experimental groups. Under sterile conditions and after ...
Ho P - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To examine the safety and efficacy of endovenous laser obliteration to treat varicose vein in a day surgery setting, using sedation and local anaesthesia. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Day surgery centre in a regional hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS: A total of 24 patients with duplex-confirmed long saphenous vein ...
Jung Jae Yoon - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The effect of combined 585/1,064-nm (sequential dual-wavelength pulsed dye laser (PDL) and neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) laser therapy for acne vulgaris has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of PDL and of combined 585/1,064-nm laser treatment for mild to moderate facial acne. METHODS: A 12-week, ...
Choe Jun-Ho - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Surgical scars are a common cosmetic problem that occurs in various surgical fields including dermatology. Diverse trials have been made to prevent this annoying scar formation. Recently, 585- and 595-nm pulsed dye laser irradiation presented satisfactory cosmetic outcome for the treatment of surgical scars. Other fractionated lasers or light ...
Hakeem Abdul - - 2009
A 48-year-old woman presented with a 2-week history of diarrhoea and abdominal pain. No overt gastrointestinal bleeding was reported and there was no history of loss of weight or loss of appetite. General and abdominal examination was unremarkable except for subconjunctival pallor. The haemoglobin was 7.1 g/dl at presentation with ...
Fuks Leonardo - - 2009
Background. Typical pulmonary carcinoids represent less than 5% of primary lung tumors. In patients with typical bronchial carcinoid, formal surgical resection still remains the gold-standard treatment. Data regarding long-term outcome in using flexible bronchoscope-based modalities under conscious sedation is very limited. Objectives. We sought to investigate, over extended follow-up period, ...
Khouri Vivian Youssef - - 2009
Oral mucositis (OM) affects patients who are submitted to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) due to high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. The purpose of this investigation was to perform a comparative study of the frequency and evolution of OM among patients subjected to therapeutic laser and to the conventional ...
Rankin Alan - - 2009
A case is presented of a 24-year-old man who sustained a forceful blow to the right side of the abdomen during a tackle while playing rugby union. The patient was thought to be "winded" and could not play on. He sought medical attention several hours later at the local hospital ...
Passeron Thierry - - 2009
The relapses and the chronicity of acne inversa cause a significant impact on the quality of life of the affected patients and urge for a search of more effective treatments. We report the treatment of four consecutive acne inversa patients with pulse dye laser-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDL-PDT). Three months after ...
Tsuritani Mitsuhiro - - 2009
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the safety and efficacy of CO(2) laser conization in pregnant women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 3/carcinoma in situ (CIN3/CIS) or microinvasive carcinoma (MIC). OBJECTIVES: A total of 49 pregnant women with biopsy-proven CIN3/CIS (30 patients) or MIC (19 patients) were studied. METHODS: Retrospective analysis based on clinical ...
Fukui Toshimitsu - - 2009
Surgical resection is the first-choice therapy for extramammary Paget's disease, but extensive resection is highly invasive and non-surgical treatments are sometimes preferred. Although photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been used for extramammary Paget's disease for some time, recurrence and residual tumour cells are common. In the present study, five patients with ...
Bayat Mohammad - - 2009
This study examined the influence of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the healing of a large osteochondral defect in rabbits.An osteochondral defect with 5 mm diameter was surgically induced in the right femoral patellar groove of 48 adult male rabbits. They were divided into a control and an experimental group. ...
Darwood R J - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of incompetent truncal veins has been proposed as a minimally invasive alternative to conventional surgery for varicose veins. Various strategies have been proposed for successful treatment and this study reviews the evidence for these. METHOD: A Medline and 'controlled trials online database' search was performed ...
Desiate Apollonia - - 2009
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a 980 nm diode laser for the treatment of benign facial pigmented and vascular lesions, and in oral surgery. 20 patients were treated with a 980 nm diode laser. Oral surgery: 5 patients (5 upper and lower frenulectomy). Fluence levels were 5-15 J/cm(2); ...
Ricci F - - 2009
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy and safety of indocyanine green (ICG) dye-enhanced subthreshold diode-laser micropulse (SDM) photocoagulation in patients with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CCSC) with no spontaneous resolution 6 months after the onset of the disease. STUDY DESIGN: Interventional prospective non-comparative case series of seven patients presenting with CCSC ...
Zafarghandi Mohammad Reza - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate treatment results for varicose great saphenous vein (GSV) using endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) in an ambulatory single center. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively studied 77 limbs with varicose GSV in 74 patients who were treated using 980-nm EVL with a 600-mm laser fiber and the power settings ...
Madan V - - 2009
Angioma serpiginosum (AS) is a rare, benign, vascular disorder comprising nonblanchable punctate red to purple lesions in a gyrate or serpiginous configuration. Tunable pulsed-dye laser (PDL) therapy has been successfully used in the treatment of AS. We report our results of treatment of 12 AS sites in eight patients who ...
Ozdemir Mustafa - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Angiokeratomas are typically asymptomatic, blue-to-red papules with a scaly surface located on the scrotum, shaft of penis, labia majora, inner thigh, or lower abdomen. The treatment of angiokeratomas may be necessary if they bleed and lead to patient anxiety. OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and effectiveness of long-pulse 1,064 ...
Figueira J - - 2009
AIM: The study was a prospective randomised controlled double-masked trial performed in two centres to compare sub-threshold micropulse diode laser photocoagulation (MPDL) with conventional green laser photocoagulation (CGL) in the treatment of clinically significant diabetic macular oedema (CSMO). METHODS: Fifty-three patients (84 eyes) with diabetic CSMO were randomly assigned to ...
Katz Bruce - - 2008
BACKGROUND: As reported elsewhere, there are several drawbacks associated with traditional liposuction: increased blood loss, ecchymoses, long recovery times with increased postoperative discomfort, and skin laxity. Laser-assisted lipolysis (LAL) is an emerging technology, but the level of safety associated with this device has not been reported. In October 2006, a ...
Anbar Tag S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: NB-UVB phototherapy is a very important modality in treating vitiligo but the treatment course usually exceeds 1 year. Skin ablation with mechanical dermabrasion with 5Fluorouracil (5FU) was introduced to treat vitiligo in 1983. This was modified replacing the mechanical dermabrasion by erbium-YAG (ER:YAG) laser ablation and resulted in better ...
Adnan Mustafa T - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To compare the intra- and post- operative morbidities on the use of radiofrequency ultrasonic dissector (US) with the use of laser during tonsillectomy in the same patients. METHODS: A randomized comparative study was implemented where all patients underwent tonsillectomy at Al-Hada Armed Forces Hospital, Taif, and Aouhod Hospital, Al-Madinah, ...
Vesnaver Ales - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Large vascular lesions in the orofacial region are often very difficult to remove. In the 1990s, the neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser emerged as a new and effective mode of treatment for vascular lesions. The purpose of this paper was to determine its effectiveness and safety for the treatment of ...
Bello-Silva Marina Stella - - 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser compared with traditional treatment on dentin permeability to calcitonin and sodium alendronate. Forty bovine roots were sectioned and divided into eight groups. Groups 1 and 2 (G1/G2) were immersed in saline solution; G1T/G2T were immersed in ...
Myers K A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for treating saphenous reflux associated with varicose veins. DESIGN: Out-patient treatment by EVLT with an 810nm laser wavelength with results assessed by ultrasound surveillance. PATIENTS: 361 patients who received EVLT for 509 incompetent saphenous veins over a five-year period. METHODS: ...
Fambrini Massimiliano - - 2008
AIM: To investigate the therapeutic efficacy of cylindrical or cone-shaped excision performed by laser CO2 in the conservative management of persistent-recurrent high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-CIN) in women of fertile age. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-four premenopausal patients with persistent-recurrent HG-CIN had undergone re-conization or cylindrical excision according to the time ...
Rinaldi Fabio - - 2008
Lasers and light-based treatments are extremely useful and now standardized techniques in the management of different stages of photoaging. To obtain the most successful results, protocols involving single or combination systems can be used, depending on skin photodamage. In the last years, the trend is to choose noninvasive or minimally ...
Lanzetta P - - 2008
PURPOSE: To verify the efficacy of nonvisible micropulse diode laser irradiation in the treatment of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: Twenty-two patients with CSC for a total of 24 eyes with a disease duration longer than 3 months were included in a prospective study. Patients underwent Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy ...
Soergel Philipp - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: CIN is a disease of women in their reproductive years, and treatment includes excisional techniques with increased risk of preterm deliveries. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using topical precursor of photoactive porphyrins may be a non-invasive alternative with minimal side effects. This study assessed the feasibility and response rate ...
Lee C J - - 2008
A variety of new methods for treating photoaging have been recently introduced. There has been increasing interest in comparing the relative efficacy of multiple methods for photoaging. However, the efficacy of a single method is difficult to assess from the data reported in the literature. Photoaged hairless mice were randomly ...
Park S W - - 2008
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the long-term treatment outcomes of endovenous laser ablation (EVA) of incompetent small saphenous veins (SSV) with a 980-nm diode laser. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-four patients (96 limbs), with varicose veins and reflux in the SSV on duplex ultrasound examination, were treated with a 980-nm diode laser under ...
Aschero A - - 2009
To evaluate the efficiency of laser thermocoagulation under computed tomography (CT) guidance in the treatment of osteoid osteoma within a strictly pediatric group. Twenty-five patients aged 4 to 17 years were treated under CT by laser thermocoagulation. The nidus measured on average 10.1 mm. Pain relief was the main item ...
Ng Gabriel Y F - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We examined the ultrastructural morphology (number of collagen fibrils, mean and mass-averaged diameter) of isolated and combined treatments of a therapeutic laser and herbs for medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight rats, divided into seven groups: laser (L), herb (H), laser + herb (LH), ...
Davoudi Seyyed Masoud - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To compare the long-term effectiveness and safety of long-pulsed Nd:YAG and alexandrite lasers, individually and in combination, in long-term leg hair reduction. DESIGN: Randomized, single-center, within-participant, investigator-blinded, active-controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Private skin laser center. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty individuals aged 16 to 50 years with skin phototypes III and IV. ...
Vural A Hakan - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To compare the histological changes occurring after three different treatment modalities for telangiectasias. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty 16-week-old New Zealand white rabbits weighing 2.4-3.1 kg were enrolled in the study. The rabbits were divided into three groups. The group 1 received sclerotherapy, he group 2 received phototherapy, and group ...
Reyhanian A - - 2008
If conventional endodontic treatment is not possible or not successful, apical endodontic surgery may be indicated. New techniques, materials and technologies have been used to increase the already high success rate of root canal treatment. The purpose of this article is to describe the use of the Erbium:YAG (2,940 nm) ...
Schwarz Frank - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim was to address the following focused question: What is the clinical effect of laser application compared with mechanical debridement in non-surgical periodontal therapy in patients with chronic periodontitis? A secondary aim was to survey the relevant literature in relation to safety of laser applications. MATERIAL AND ...
Prince Ethan A - - 2008
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship between energy density and the success of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 586 EVLAs were performed in a period of 35 months. Retrospective chart review was performed, and data collected included the patients' age, sex, and history of venous ...
Combes James - - 2009
Resurfacing of cutaneous tissue with carbon dioxide laser increases the amount and quality of collagen and elastin subepithelially. We used this technique to ablate 12 chronic lip fissures in one woman and 10 men. Five patients' fissures had persisted for durations ranging from several months to seven years; the other ...
Kim Hyun Koo - - 2009
Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) is a widely used minimally invasive alternative to stripping of varicose veins involving the great and small saphenous veins. We expanded the applications to tributary varicosities and compared EVLT alone with combined EVLT and ambulatory phlebectomy. The study included 132 patients (76 males, 56 females) who ...
Lloyd Jenifer R - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of fluence on the treatment of rhytids using a 1440 nm laser with CAP(SM) technology and the T350 tip. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve subjects with rhytids were enrolled in an IRB approved study. The Affirm laser ...
Abramoff Meire Maman Fracher - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: A pilot clinical study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in the prevention and treatment of chemotherapy (CT)-induced oral mucositis (OM) in young patients. BACKGROUND DATA: Besides compromising the patient's nutrition and well-being, oral mucositis represents a portal of entry into the ...
Park Hyun Su - - 2008
A prospective, non-blinded, non-randomized study on 120 wart patients treated with pulsed dye laser was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pulsed dye laser treatment for viral warts and to demonstrate the proper application and effective technique of this method. The overall clearance rate was 49.5%. The clearance ...
Banzer Winfried - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: This case report describes the treatment of a 63-year-old patient with spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee (SONK). BACKGROUND DATA: SONK usually appears in the elderly patient without the typical risk factors for osteonecrosis. It is characterized by acute and sudden pain, mostly occurring at the medial side of the ...
McGill David J - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have reported laser treatment of Capillary Malformations (CMs) using systems other than pulsed dye lasers (PDL). Few, however, have compared different systems in the same patients. This study aimed to directly compare CM fading using five different systems. METHODS: Eighteen previously PDL-treated patients were test-patched using the ...
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