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HOT, HOTTER, HOTTEST!!! Laser Ther. 2019 Sep 30;28(3):161-163 Authors: Ohshiro T PMID: 32009728 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - February 6, 2020 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Percutaneous Exposures of volunteers to polychromatic light (480-3400 nm) trigger systemic mechanism of the human myeloma cells growth delay without any effect on bortezomib cytotoxicity in vitro.
Conclusion: The results suggest the systemic mechanism of polychromatic light and argue in favor of its oncological safety during/after BTZ therapy of MM patients without effect on the drug cytotoxicity. PMID: 32009729 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - February 6, 2020 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Photobiomodulation guided healing in a sub-critical bone defect in calvarias of rats.
Conclusion: This current study concluded that the use of PBM was effective in stimulating newly formed bone and collagen fiber deposition in the sub-critical bone defect, being a promising strategy for bone tissue engineering. PMID: 32009730 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - February 6, 2020 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Antimicrobial effect on Candida albicans biofilm by application of different wavelengths and dyes and the synthetic killer decapeptide KP.
Authors: Merigo E, Chevalier M, Conti S, Ciociola T, Fornaini C, Manfredi M, Vescovi P, Doglio A Abstract The aim of this study was to test the application in vitro of different laser wavelengths at a low fluence in combination or not with proper photosensitizing dyes on Candida albicans biofilm with or without a synthetic killer decapeptide (KP). Candida albicans SC5314 was grown on Sabouraud dextrose agar plates at 37°C for 24 h. Cells were suspended in RPMI 1640 buffered with MOPS and cultured directly on the flat bottom of 96-wells plates. The previously described killer decapeptide KP was used in this stud...
Source: Laser Therapy - February 6, 2020 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

The effect of different re-mineralizing agents and diode laser irradiation on the microhardness of primary molar enamel: An in vitro study.
Conclusion: Application of the agents, containing the combination of Ca, P, and F, was significantly better than others in increasing the microhardness of the enamel. Although the application of diode laser increased the hardness of the enamel. PMID: 32009732 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - February 6, 2020 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

The effectiveness of home-use photobiomodulation toothbrush for treating dentin hypersensitivity: A pilot study.
Conclusion: At-home treatment of dentin hypersensitivity with photobiomodulation toothbrush is a convenient, safe, and effective method for the management of dentin hypersensitivity. PMID: 32009733 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - February 6, 2020 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Er:YAG laser for the aesthetic treatment of developmental enamel defects in frontal teeth: a case report.
Conclusions: The use of Er:YAG laser for the treatment of developmental enamel defects in frontal teeth is a safe, painless and minimally invasive; moreover, it is able to assure a good aesthetic result. PMID: 32009734 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - February 6, 2020 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Efficacy of seasonal allergic rhinitis using an 810 nm diode laser system.
Conclusions: The results showed that the 810 nm diode laser offered a safe and effective solution for the uncomfortable symptoms of allergic rhinitis and could be well applied during the season of Japanese cedar pollen dispersion. Furthermore, a tendency towards high efficacy was demonstrated for laser treatment in class 6 cedar pollinosis patients, based on the specific IgE antibody test. PMID: 31190693 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - June 14, 2019 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Altered adhesion of dental sealant to tooth enamel microscopically modified by Er:YAG laser irradiation: An in vitro study.
Conclusion: Our study has shown a reduced shear bond strength of dental sealant to an Er:YAG laser-irradiated enamel, compared with phosphoric acid-etched enamel. PMID: 31190694 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - June 14, 2019 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

The effect of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy against virulence genes expression in colistin-resistance Acinetobacter baumannii.
Conclusions: It can be concluded from the results that the ompA as an outer membrane of A. baumannii is degraded after exposing aPDT and it will probably be done the penetration of antibiotics into cells of this bacterium easily. PMID: 31190695 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - June 14, 2019 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Goodby Dog, Hello Pig!
Authors: Ohshiro T PMID: 31182898 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - June 13, 2019 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Usefulness of picosecond pulse alexandrite laser treatment for nevus of Ota.
Conclusions: Our results suggest that 755 nm ps laser treatment is efficacious for the treatment of nevus of Ota with minimum adverse events. PMID: 31182899 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - June 13, 2019 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Candida albicans Sterilization Using a Light-Emitting Diode and Methylene Blue.
Conclusions: Our results suggested that PACT using basic MB was effective for C. albicans sterilization. PMID: 31182900 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - June 13, 2019 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Efficacy Comparison of Nd:YAG laser, diode laser and dentine bonding agent in dentine hypersensitivity reduction: a clinical trial.
In this study, 135 teeth of 22 patients diagnosed with dentin hypersensitivity were divided into three groups: In group 1, the teeth were irradiated by diode laser with 810 nm wavelength for 30 seconds and in group 2, the teeth were irradiated by Nd:YAG laser with 1064 nm wavelength for 40 seconds. CLEARFIL SE BOND was applied on teeth in group 3. LLLT was carried out in 3 sessions with 7-day intervals between sessions, during a period of 3 consecutive weeks. Hypersensitivity was assessed by cold test according to the criteria proposed by Uchida at baseline, immediately after treatment and at 1, 3 and 6 months, postoperati...
Source: Laser Therapy - June 13, 2019 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Association of Bioglass/Collagen/Magnesium composites and low level irradiation: effects on bone healing in a model of tibial defect in rats.
Conclusions: These results lead us to conclude that the Col enriched BG/Mg composites irradiated with LLLT presented superior biological and mechanical properties, demonstrating to be a promising bone graft. PMID: 31182902 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - June 13, 2019 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Fractional microneedling radiofrequency and fractional 1927 nm thulium laser treatment offer synergistic skin rejuvenation: A pilot case series.
Conclusions: The combination of MFR and FTL was safe and effective, and produced synergistic results in skin rejuvenation in the Asian skin type which were judged to be better than either system used on its own. Further larger population, split-face and controlled trials are warranted to confirm these optimistic results. PMID: 31182903 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - June 13, 2019 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Photosensitizers in antibacterial photodynamic therapy: an overview.
Authors: Ghorbani J, Rahban D, Aghamiri S, Teymouri A, Bahador A Abstract Antibacterial Photodynamic therapy (APDT) is a process utilizing light and light sensitive agents (named photosensitizer (PS)) and is usually applied in an oxygen-rich environment. The energy of the photons is absorbed by the photosensitizer and subsequently transferred to surrounding molecules. Consequently, reactive oxygen species and free radicals are formed. These oxidative molecules can damage bacterial macromolecules such as proteins, lipids and nucleic acids and may result in bacterial killing. Unlike antibiotics, APDT as a novel techn...
Source: Laser Therapy - June 13, 2019 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

ISLSM, WFSLMS and NPO-WFSLMS: What's in a Name?
Authors: Ohshiro T PMID: 30087526 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - August 9, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Effect of Er:YAG laser energy densities on thermally affected dentin layer: Morphological study.
Conclusion: Dentin organic matrix presented the minimum alteration when Er:YAG laser is used specifically at an appropriate level of energy (60 mJ). PMID: 30087527 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - August 9, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Effect of 810 nm diode laser on physiologic gingival pigmentation.
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of diode laser for treatment of PGP. Subjects and methods: This quasi-experimental study (one-group pretest-post-test design) was conducted on 20 patients complaining of gingival melanin pigmentation. The gingiva of the anterior segment of the arch was ablated with 810 nm diode laser until the entire visible pigmentation was removed. Clinical observations for the intensity of pigmentation were made at baseline, one month and three months, postoperatively. Data were analyzed using SPSS and Friedman test. Results: Preoperatively, the mean score of gingival melanin pigmentatio...
Source: Laser Therapy - August 9, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Hard dental tissues laser welding: a new help for fractured teeth? A preliminary ex vivo study.
Authors: Fornaini C, Merigo E, Poli F, Rocca JP, Selleri S, Lagori G, Cucinotta A Abstract Background and Aim: An important surgical goal is to provide a first intention wound healing without trauma produced by sutures and for this aim in the past several methods have been tested. The aim of this ex vivo preliminary study was to demonstrate the capacity of a 1070 nm pulsed fiber laser to treat the dental fractures by enamel and dentine melting with the apposition of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles as filler. Methods: Out of thirty freshly-extracted human third molars, decay-free, twenty-four cylinders of 5 mm thic...
Source: Laser Therapy - August 9, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Effects of different ceramic primers and surface treatments on the shear bond strength of restorative composite resin to zirconium.
Authors: Tabatabaei MH, Chiniforush N, Namdar SF Abstract Background and aims: Data are limited about the effect of ceramic primers on the bond of zirconia to restorative resin composite. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of different surface treatments and two ceramic primers on shear bond strength (SBS) of zirconia to restorative resin composite. Materials and methods: 100 samples of zirconium ceramic blocks were randomly divided into 5 groups (n = 20) and received the following surface treatments: a)Control groupb)AL2O3 abrasionc)Nd:YAG laserd)Er:YAG lasere)Bur preparation.Next, each group was d...
Source: Laser Therapy - August 9, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effect of two types of laser on the growth of streptococcus mutans.
This study was done to compare the antibacterial effect of Photodynamic therapy (PDT) on streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) using two different light sources and photosensitizers (PS). Materials and methods: Five groups were studied in this research:no light and no toluidine blue ortho (TBO) as PS for control group, irradiation only (CO2 laser or Nd:YAG laser), and irradiation with PS (CO2 laser and TBO or Nd:YAG laser and TBO). Standard suspensions of S. mutans, based on the type of group, were used in different PDTs. Bacterial suspension from each treatment was subcultured onto the surface of Mueller-Hinton agar plates...
Source: Laser Therapy - August 9, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

The durability of adhesion to Er,Cr:YSGG laser-irradiated enamel.
Authors: Ayar MK Abstract Background and aims: Adhesion durability of resin adhesives with Er,Cr:YSGG laser irradiated-enamel has been rarely investigated in the literature. Thus, the present study evaluated the influence of long-term water storage (12-month) on resin bond strength with the enamel irradiated with Er,Cr:YSGG laser irradiation deployed different settings. Materials and methods: The flattened enamel samples of 35 bovine teeth, which were embedded into acrylic blocks, were randomly divided into 7 groups (n = 5), according to surface treatments using Er,Cr:YSGG laser with different parameters 6 W/20...
Source: Laser Therapy - August 9, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Sperm motility is enhanced by Low Level Laser and Light Emitting Diode photobiomodulation with a dose-dependent response and differential effects in fresh and frozen samples.
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of laser and Light Emitting Diode (LED) LLLT photobiomodulation on human spermatozoa motility and DNA integrity. Methods: An in-vitro controlled trial was performed within an IVF clinic laboratory using three human semen specimens, one fresh and two frozen. Sperm were exposed to light from a GaAlAs single laser (810 nm 200 mW) and an LED cluster (660 nm and 850 nm total power 2 W) for various irradiation times. Sperm motility for the test and control aliquots was assessed using a SQA-IIB analyser, but fertilizing ability was not. Sperm chromatin integrity was t...
Source: Laser Therapy - August 9, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Modified Doppler-guided laser procedure for the treatment of second- and third-degree hemorrhoids.
Authors: Ram E, Bachar GN, Goldes Y, Joubran S, Rath-Wolfson L Abstract Background: Hemorrhoids are a common anorectal condition with a major medical and socioeconomic impact. Owing to the high incidence of symptomatic hemorrhoids in the adult population together with the risk of complications of traditional surgery, researchers are seeking less invasive methods of hemorrhoidal treatment.The aim of this study was to present our experience with the mini-invasive Doppler guided hemorrhoidal laser procedure (HeLP) in symptomatic 2nd and 3rd degree hemorrhoids with absent or minimal mucosal prolapse. Methods: The c...
Source: Laser Therapy - August 9, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

The Results of the Awards Are In!
Authors: Ohshiro T PMID: 29795965 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - May 30, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Keys to Building a Safe and Effective Healthcare Laser Program.
Authors: Smalley PJ PMID: 29795966 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - May 30, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Helicobacter pylori Eradication Using a Light-Emitting Diode and Methylene Blue.
Conclusions: We concluded that antimicrobial chemotherapy activated by light with basic MB was effective in H. pylori eradication. PMID: 29795967 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - May 30, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Statistical analysis of complications in laser treatment under general anesthesia performed for pediatric inpatients.
Conclusion: While the length of anesthesia time was reported as a factor of complication occurrence in the past, there has been no report on the extremity and the Q-switched Nd: YAG laser as significant complication factors. PMID: 29795968 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - May 30, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Clinical effects of photodynamic therapy as an adjunct to full-mouth ultrasonic scaling and root planing in treatment of chronic periodontitis.
Authors: Bundidpun P, Srisuwantha R, Laosrisin N Abstract Background and aims: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a potential strategy to eliminate infection in the specific tissue. It uses lower-power laser to activate a photosensitizing agent. Studies have shown the benefit of PDT in the periodontal treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the periodontal changes after applying PDT as an adjunct to one visit full-mouth SRP (scaling and root planing) with subgingival piezoelectric ultrasonic scaler compared with full-mouth SRP alone. Methods: A split-mouth randomized clinical trial was designed. Twenty pati...
Source: Laser Therapy - May 30, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Early effect of fractional CO2 laser treatment in Post-menopausal women with vaginal atrophy.
Authors: Eder SE Abstract Background and Aim: Fractional CO2 lasers have been shown to provide improvement of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). The aim of the current study was to assess the early effect of a fractional CO2 laser system in treating postmenopausal women with clinical symptoms of VVA. Methods: 28 healthy post-menopausal women (mean age 60.1 ± 5.55 years) with VVA-related symptoms were treated with fractional CO2 laser 3 times, in 4-week intervals. At each study visit, VHIS score and VVA symptom severity were recorded. Sexual function was assessed with the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). ...
Source: Laser Therapy - May 30, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

CO2 laser dentin surface treatment most effectively increased ceramic shear bond strength.
Conclusion: CO2 laser irradiation increases shear bond strength for both CAD/CAM ceramics bonded to dentin. PMID: 29795971 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - May 30, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Low Level Laser Therapy for Radial Nerve Palsy Patients : Our Experience.
Conclusion: The present study demonstrated that LLLT was an effective form of treatment for radial nerve palsy. In addition, patients were advised to avoid any incorrect posture which might induce radial nerve palsy. PMID: 29795972 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - May 30, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Dye laser treatment for hemorrhagic vascular lesions.
Conclusions: LPDL is effective for both infantile hemangioma and pyogenic granuloma. It not only stops bleeding, but also treats the vascular lesions. PMID: 29795973 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - May 30, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Exit the Cockerel, Enter the Dog.
Authors: Ohshiro T PMID: 29434425 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - February 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Reappraisal of Percutaneous Transluminal Laser Angioplasty.
Conclusions: PTLA could be a useful option to treat occlusive PAD, because it can produce longterm patency of natural arteries, provided a proper lesion was selected. PMID: 29434426 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - February 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Picosecond Laser Treatment for Tattoos and Benign Cutaneous Pigmented Lesions (Secondary publication).
Conclusions: Current ps-lasers could be a revolutionary advance for laser tattoo removal but may be less effective for some specific aesthetic indications such as melasma and other cosmetic procedures. Manufacturers must make an effort to reduce the current comparatively long ps-domain pulsewidths to deliver a 'true' ps-domain laser, with more basic studies also being required to allow expansion of the safe and effective use of the ps-laser outside of tattoo removal. PMID: 29434427 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - February 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Evaluation of Endovenous Laser Ablation for Varicose Veins Using a Computer Simulation Model (Secondary publication).
Authors: Hazama H, Yoshimori M, Honda N, Awazu K Abstract Background and aims: Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) has been well-reported as a minimally invasive method to deal with varices of the lower extremities. The lasers used fall into two categories: pigment, i.e., hemoglobin-specific lasers in the visible and near-infrared (near-IR) wavebands and longer wavelength mid-infrared lasers where the chromophore is water. The fiber used to deliver the laser energy is also important, and not enough attention has been paid to this element of EVLA. The present study was therefore designed to compare EVLA delivered throu...
Source: Laser Therapy - February 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in pregnancy with Polarized Polychromatic Non-coherent Light (Bioptron Light): A Preliminary, Prospective, Open Clinical Trial.
Authors: Dimitrios S, Stasinopoulos L Abstract The aim of this trial was to assess the efficacy of polarized polychromatic noncoherent light (Bioptron light) in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in pregnancy. An uncontrolled experimental study was conducted in pregnant patients with CTS who visited our clinic from January 2006 to January 2010. Bioptron light (480-3400 nm; 95% polarization; 40 mW/cm2; and 2.4 J/cm2) was administered perpendicular to the carpal tunnel area. The irradiation time for each session was 6 min at an operating distance of 5-10 cm from the carpal tunnel area, twice each day, five...
Source: Laser Therapy - February 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Microshear bond strength of self-adhesive composite to ceramic after mechanical, chemical and laser surface treatments.
Conclusion: Vertise Flow provides relatively good bond strength to ceramic even with no surface treatment. PMID: 29434430 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - February 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Venous malformations management by Er,Cr:YSGG laser: An Alternative approach.
Conclusion: Er,Cr:YSGG laser showed high clinical safety. Its advantages resulted in excellent healing of lesion and better acceptance by patient. PMID: 29434431 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - February 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Use of 1070 nm fiber lasers in oral surgery: preliminary ex vivo study with FBG temperature monitoring.
Conclusions: This ex vivo study showed that 1070 nm fiber lasers can be very useful in oral surgery, since they provide a reduced thermal elevation in the irradiated tissues, thus consequently respecting their biological structures. Moreover, this work demonstrates that FBG sensors, based on the optical fiber technology as the laser source considered for the tests, may be good instruments to record thermal elevation when applied to the ex vivo studies on animal models. PMID: 29434432 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - February 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

A Stroll Down Memory Lane.
Authors: Ohshiro T PMID: 29133963 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - November 15, 2017 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

In vitro evaluation of repair bond strength of composite: Effect of surface treatments with bur and laser and application of universal adhesive.
This study aimed to assess the effect of surface treatment by bur and laser and application of universal adhesive on repair bond strength of composite resin. Materials and Methods: A total of 120 composite blocks measuring 6×4×4 mm were fabricated of Filtek Z250 composite. All samples were subjected to 5,000 thermal cycles and divided into two groups for surface preparation by bur and by Er,Cr:YSGG laser (n = 60). The surfaces were then etched with orthophosphoric acid, rinsed with water and divided into three groups (silane, silane plus Single Bond and silane plus Single Bond Universal). Repair composite w...
Source: Laser Therapy - November 15, 2017 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Evaluation of adjunctive effect of low-level laser Therapy on pain, swelling and trismus after surgical removal of impacted lower third molar: A double blind randomized clinical trial.
Conclusion: Under limitations of this study, using low-power laser with mentioned parameters, clinically reduces pain, swelling and trismus after surgical removal of impacted mandibular wisdom, but not statistically significant. PMID: 29133965 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - November 15, 2017 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Effect of low-level laser therapy on fracture healing in rabbits.
Conclusions: Findings suggest that in this study, laser treatment did not enhance callus formation nor reduce repair time of complete fracture of the radius in rabbits. PMID: 29133966 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - November 15, 2017 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Comparison of marginal microleakage of flowable composite restorations in primary canine teeth prepared with high-speed diamond bur, Er:YAG laser and Er,Cr:YSGG laser.
Conclusion: Use of Er:YAG and Er,Cr:YSGG lasers can decrease microleakage to the level of bur preparation. Bur and laser cavity preparations are not significantly different in terms of microleakage at the enamel or dentin margins. Thus, considering the advantages of laser, it may serve as a suitable alternative to bur preparation in pediatric dentistry. PMID: 29133967 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - November 15, 2017 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Effects of laser therapy and Grimaldi's muscle shortening manoeuvre on motor control of subjects with incomplete spinal cord injuries.
Conclusion: Associating laser treatment and Grimaldi's Muscle Shortening Manoeuvre (MSM) seems to be effective on muscle strength and motor control in patients affected by subtotal SCI compared to a control group. PMID: 29133968 [PubMed] (Source: Laser Therapy)
Source: Laser Therapy - November 15, 2017 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research

Treatment of Chronic Lower Extremity Ulcers with A New Er:Yag Laser Technology.
Authors: Alcolea JM, Hernández E, Martínez-Carpio PA, Vélez M, Khomchenko V, Sola A, Trelles MA Abstract Chronic lower extremity ulcers (CLEUs) have a high prevalence and are difficult to treat due to their various aetiologies. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results achieved in treating CLEUs using an Erbium: YAG (Er:YAG) laser with RecoSMA technology. This laser emits thousands of microbeams of energy causing superficial epidermal ablation and a separation of dermal fibres due to a mechanical-acoustic and resonance effect. The evaluation of the results achieved was carried out by que...
Source: Laser Therapy - November 15, 2017 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research