The Use of Low Intensity Laser as a Complementary Therapy in the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in a Patient in Palliative Care: A Case Report

Mucositis is a systemic inflammatory process which may affect the oral cavity to the anus due to antineoplastic therapies. The low level laser therapy (LLLT) has significant therapeutic properties, such as anti-inflamatory and analgesic effects in addition to modulation of celullar activity, which improve clinical response of mucositis.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (209) Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (1281) Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (458) Source Type: research
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