Low-level laser therapy improves pain in postcesarean section: a randomized clinical trial

This study aimed to evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on immediate postpartum pain relief during cesarean section. A randomized, parallel controlled trial was carried out. In total, 88 women with immediate postpartum were divided into 4 groups: control group (n = 22), placebo group (n = 22), experimental group I (n = 22, dose of 4 J/cm2), and experimental group II (n = 22, dose of 2 J/cm2). The pain measured by Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), algometry, and Global Change Perception Scale (GCPS) was assessed at 12, 20 –24, and 44–48 h postpartum. Two LLLT sessions were performed at 12 and 24 h postpartum. A significant interaction was observed between time versus group for NRSF (2.40) = 36.80,p
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Inhalation Toxicology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Inhal Toxicol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Bone Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Educational Development - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
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