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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 ...
Al-Otaibi Sultan R SR Department of Dermatology, Adan Hospital, P.O. Box 2193, Qurain 47372, Kuwait. - - 2009
Current vitiligo therapies require many months of treatment and often result in disappointing outcomes. Treatment with a 308-nm excimer laser has shown promising results in patients with vitiligo. This controlled prospective trial studied the effectiveness of the 308-nm excimer laser for treating vitiligo in Asians. Thirty-four patients (14 males and ...
Seifi Massoud - - 2010
A growth center of the mandible that contributes to its length and height is the mandibular condyle. Proliferation of prechondroblasts, followed by synthesis of the extracellular matrix and hypertrophy of the cartilage cells, governs the major part of condylar growth. The sample consisted of 54 male rats, weighing between 60 ...
Ruszat Robin - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, efficacy and short-term outcome of a new 980 nm high-intensity diode (HiDi) laser (Limmer Laser, Berlin, Germany) system in comparison to the diode-pumped solid-state laser high-performance system (HPS; GreenLight(TM), AMS, Minnetonka, MI, USA) for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in a prospective non-randomized single-centre study. ...
Wanitphakdeedecha Rungsima - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Treatment of melasma remains a challenge. Laser treatments show limited efficacy, with a high rate of recurrence and side effects. Recently, variable-pulsed erbium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) lasers have shown favorable results in skin resurfacing, with minimal downtime and adverse effects. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy and side effects of ...
Smith Marshall E - - 2009
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Endoscopic treatment of laryngotracheal stenosis by airway dilation, despite short-term improvement, is often associated with long-term relapse. Mitomycin-C (MMC) inhibits fibroblast proliferation and synthesis of extracellular matrix proteins, and thereby modulates wound healing and scarring. MMC application at the time of endoscopic dilation and laser surgery has been suggested ...
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 ...
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, ...
Anbar Tag S TS Department of Dermatology, Al-Minya University, Al-Minya, Egypt. - - 2008
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 prognosis ...
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) ...
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