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Low-intensity laser therapy: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10979236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Low-intensity laser radiation is characterized by its ability to induce athermic, nondestructive photobiological processes. Although it has been in use for more than 30 years, this phototherapy is still not an established therapeutic modality. We have summarized the main arguments being brought up against the use of this therapy and have reviewed the literature addressing both its in vitro and in vivo effects. We conclude that low-intensity laser irradiations might be of benefit in selected indications if the existing preliminary data can be confirmed by more prospective and well-controlled studies.
A Schindl; M Schindl; H Pernerstorfer-Schön; L Schindl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  In Vitro; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1081-5589     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Investig. Med.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-25     Completed Date:  2000-09-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501229     Medline TA:  J Investig Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of Vienna Medical School, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Combined Modality Therapy
Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
Laser Therapy*
Radiotherapy Dosage
Skin Diseases / radiotherapy,  surgery
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing / radiation effects

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