Clinical benefit of using a multifractional Er:YAG laser combined with a spatially modulated ablative (SMA) module for the treatment of striae distensae: A prospective pilot study in 20 patients
Background and ObjectiveStriae distensae (SD) are cutaneous lesions that often occur on the breasts, abdomen, hips, and thighs. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a new technique using a non ‐invasive Er:YAG laser combined with Spatially Modulated Ablation (SMA) module for the treatment of SD.Study Design/Materials and MethodsThis prospective pilot clinical study included 20 patients with skin phototypes I to IV who are affected by SD. The Er:YAG 2940  nm laser with SMA module was used in scanning mode with fluences of 2.3 J/cm2, frequency of 3  Hz, and pulse duration of 0.3 mi...
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Jean Paul Meningaud, Mounia SidAhmed ‐Mezi, Raphaelle Billon, Kessara Rem, Simone La Padula, Barbara Hersant Tags: Clinical Reports Source Type: research

Treatment of poikiloderma of Civatte using a redesigned pulsed dye laser with a 15  mm diameter treatment spot
ConclusionThis study demonstrates the safety and effectiveness of a new pulsed ‐dye laser with a 15 mm spot and 50% higher fluences for the treatment of poikiloderma of Civatte. Lasers Surg. Med. © 2018 The Authors.Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine)
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Eric F. Bernstein, Kevin Schomacker, Amit Paranjape, Christopher J. Jones Tags: Clinical Reports Source Type: research

Treatment of benign pigmented lesions using a novel Dermal Cooling System
Benign pigmented lesions are among the most common dermatologic diagnoses that patients seek treatments for. Treatment modalities range from cryotherapy to light and laser ‐based technologies. These treatments have been shown to be effective, yet may lead to dyschromia or significant downtime. Therefore, we report the first clinical experience with a novel Dermal Cooling System that provides localized and controlled freezing to benign pigmented lesions. Twenty patie nts seeking treatment for benign pigmented lesions were treated with the Dermal Cooling System at the laser and cosmetic dermatology clinic at the University...
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Aria Vazirnia, Arisa E. Ortiz Tags: Clinical Reports Source Type: research

Retraction statement: Dental hard tissue ablation using mid ‐infrared tunable nanosecond pulsed Cr:CdSe laser
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Retraction Source Type: research

Assessment of combined fractional CO2 and tranexamic acid in melasma treatment
BackgroundMelasma continues to be a disease that is difficult to treat with no fully satisfactory results. The role of a fractional CO2 laser in its treatment is controversial. The addition of tranexamic acid (TXA) might be helpful.ObjectivesTo assess the efficacy of a low ‐power fractional CO2 laser alone versus its combination with tranexamic acid used either topically or intradermally for melasma treatment.MethodsA randomized comparative split ‐face study included a total of thirty female patients with bilateral, symmetrical melasma. The whole face was subjected to treatment via a low‐power (12 Watts) fract...
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Shereen O. Tawfic, Dalia M. Abdel Halim, Ameera Albarbary, Mohamed Abdelhady Tags: Clinical Reports Source Type: research

Soft tissue cutting efficiency by 980  nm laser with carbon‐, erbium‐, and titanium‐doped optothermal fiber converters
ConclusionAll three studied types of converters can be used for contact surgery of soft tissues by 980  nm diode laser. Er‐doped and Ti‐doped converters are more resistant to laser heating then C‐doped converter, they dissect soft tissue more effectively. This will also expand the potential of everyday routine clinical procedures, making them safer, faster, and easier. These converters can be used in general surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology, angioplasty, dentistry, neurosurgery, etc. Lasers Surg. Med. 9999:1–16, 2018. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine)
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Andrey V. Belikov, Alexei V. Skrypnik Tags: Preclinical Reports Source Type: research

Energy ‐based treatment for gynecologic conditions including genitourinary syndrome of menopause: Consensus, controversies, recommendations, and FDA clearance
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Yona Tadir, Cheryl Iglesia, Macrene Alexiades, G Willy Davila, Nathan Guerette, Adrian Gaspar Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Setting appropriate pain expectations: Lessons learned from a clinical trial
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Lauren M. Bonati, Nicola A. Quatrano, Mona Sadeghpour, Kenneth A. Arndt, Jeffrey S. Dover Source Type: research

Comparison of treatment options for small to medium congenital melanocytic nevi: A retrospective review of 119 cases
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Jung Min Lim, Yeongjoo Oh, Si ‐Hyung Lee, Mi Yeon Cho, Kee Yang Chung, Mi Ryung Roh Source Type: research

Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the dual wavelength picosecond laser for the treatment of benign pigmented lesions in Asians
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 25, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Ka ‐yee Kung, Samantha Y.‐N. Shek, Chi K. Yeung, Henry H‐L. Chan Source Type: research

Using reflectance confocal microscopy to observe in vivo melanolysis after treatment with the picosecond alexandrite laser and Q ‐switched Nd:YAG laser in melasma
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 23, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Da Jung Jo, In ‐Hye Kang, Ji Hwoon Baek, Min Jae Gwak, Sang Jun Lee, Min Kyung Shin Source Type: research

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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine,Volume 50, Issue 9, Page 889-889, November 2018. (Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine)
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research

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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine,Volume 50, Issue 9, Page 973-974, November 2018. (Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine)
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research

Long pulsed dye laser with a back ‐to‐back double‐pulse technique and compression for the treatment of epidermal pigmented lesions
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Jessica G. Labadie, Aleksandar L. Krunic Source Type: research

Lidocaine ‐induced potentiation of thermal damage in skin and carcinoma cells
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Adam B. Raff, Carina N. Thomas, Gary S. Chuang, Mathew M. Avram, Monica H. Le, R. Rox Anderson, Martin Purschke Source Type: research

The toxic edge —A novel treatment for refractory erythema and flushing of rosacea
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Or Friedman, Amir Koren, Roni Niv, Joseph N. Mehrabi, Ofir Artzi Source Type: research

Perfluorodecalin ‐infused patch in picosecond and Q‐switched laser‐assisted tattoo removal: Safety in Fitzpatrick IV–VI skin types
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Ramya Vangipuram, Selina S. Hamill, Paul M. Friedman Source Type: research

High intensity focused electromagnetic therapy evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging: Safety and efficacy study of a dual tissue effect based non ‐invasive abdominal body shaping
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Brian M. Kinney, Paula Lozanova Source Type: research

Laser threshold and cell damage mechanism for intravascular photoacoustic imaging
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Timothy Sowers, Don VanderLaan, Andrei Karpiouk, Eleanor M. Donnelly, Ethan Smith, Stanislav Emelianov Source Type: research

Full ablative versus fractional ablative laser therapy for Dowling –Degos disease
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 3, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Anna ‐Theresa Seitz, Helen Sterz, Vincent Strehlow, Stephanie Nagel, Konstantin Dumann, Sonja Grunewald, Jan C. Simon, Manfred Kunz Source Type: research

Feature characterization of scarring and non ‐scarring types of alopecia by multiphoton microscopy
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - September 24, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Jessica Lin, Inga Saknite, Manuel Valdebran, Mihaela Balu, Griffin Lentsch, Joshua N. Williams, Karsten Koenig, Bruce J. Tromberg, Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska Source Type: research

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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine,Volume 50, Issue 8, Page 797-797, October 2018. (Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine)
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research

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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine,Volume 50, Issue 8, Page 883-885, October 2018. (Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine)
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research

Effects of transcranial photobiomodulation with near ‐infrared light on sexual dysfunction
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Paolo CassanoMD, PhD , Christina DordingMD , Garrett ThomasBA , Simmie FosterMD, PhD , Albert YeungMD, ScD , Mai UchidaMD , Michael R. HamblinPhD , Eric BuiMD, PhD , Maurizio FavaMD , David MischoulonMD, PhD , Dan V. IosifescuMD, MSc Source Type: research

2 ‐deoxy‐D‐glucose augments photodynamic therapy induced mitochondrial caspase‐independent apoptosis and energy‐mediated autophagy
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Xiaolan Feng , Yin Shi , Lifen Xie , Kun Zhang , Xiaobing Wang , Quanhong Liu , Pan Wang Source Type: research

Does blue light restore human epidermal barrier function via activation of Opsin during cutaneous wound healing?
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - August 31, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Irene Castellano ‐Pellicena , Natallia E. Uzunbajakava , Charles Mignon , Bianca Raafs , Vladimir A. Botchkarev , M. Julie Thornton Source Type: research

Development and evaluation of a low ‐cost, portable, LED‐based device for PDT treatment of early‐stage oral cancer in resource‐limited settings
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - August 31, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Hui Liu , Liam Daly , Grant Rudd , Amjad P. Khan , Srivalleesha Mallidi , Yiran Liu , Filip Cuckov , Tayyaba Hasan , Jonathan P. Celli Source Type: research

Topical delivery of vismodegib using ablative fractional laser and micro ‐emulsion formulation in vitro
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Uffe H. OlesenPhD , Gael ClergeaudPhD , Catharina M. LerchePhD , Thomas L. AndresenPhD , Merete HaedersdalMD, DMSc Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of picosecond 755 ‐nm alexandrite laser with diffractive lens array for non‐ablative rejuvenation in Chinese skin
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Heidi WatBSc, MD , Samantha Yee ‐nam ShekMBBS , Chi Keung YeungMD, FRCP , Henry Hin‐lee ChanMD, PhD, FRCP Source Type: research

In ‐depth analysis of antibacterial mechanisms of laser generated shockwave treatment
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: William YaoPhD , Edward C. KuanMD, MBA , Young Hun Chung , Nathan C. FrancisPhD , Maie A. St. JohnMD, PhD , Zachary D. TaylorPhD , Warren S. GrundfestMD Source Type: research

Treatment of dissecting cellulitis of the scalp with 10% ALA ‐PDT
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - August 23, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Yuxin Feng , Yuhui Zhang , Hongzuo Guo , Zheng Lin , Hongqiang Chen , Yan Wu , Xing ‐Hua Gao , Hong‐Duo Chen Source Type: research

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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine,Volume 50, Issue 7, Page 703-703, September 2018. (Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine)
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - August 21, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research

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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine,Volume 50, Issue 7, Page 792-794, September 2018. (Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine)
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - August 21, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research

Mobile phone ‐based UV fluorescence microscopy for the identification of fungal pathogens
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Chhavi Goenka , William Lewis , Lee Roger Chevres ‐Fernández , Antonio Ortega‐Martínez , Esmeralda Ibarra‐Silva , Maura Williams , Walfre Franco Source Type: research

Efficacy of adjunctive photodynamic therapy in the treatment of generalized aggressive periodontitis: A randomized controlled clinical trial
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Tugce Borekci , Suleyman Emre Meseli , Ulku Noyan , Bahar Eren Kuru , Leyla Kuru Source Type: research

Sequential facial skin rejuvenation with intense pulsed light and non ‐ablative fractionated laser resurfacing in fitzpatrick skin type II–IV patients: A prospective multicenter analysis
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: J. Matthew KnightMD , Gerd KautzMD Source Type: research

Acne vulgaris severity graded by in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Christine S. K. Fuchs , Amanda J. B. Andersen , Marco Ardigo , Peter A. Philipsen , Merete Haedersdal , Mette Mogensen Source Type: research

1.7 micron optical coherence tomography for vaginal tissue characterization in vivo
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - July 30, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Yan Li , Neha T. Sudol , Yusi Miao , Joseph C. Jing , Jiang Zhu , Felicia Lane , Zhongping Chen Source Type: research

Upper airway reconstruction using long ‐range optical coherence tomography: Effects of airway curvature on airflow resistance
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Julia S. KimbellPhD , Saikat BasuPhD , Guilherme J.M. GarciaPhD , Dennis O. Frank ‐ItoPhD , Frances LazarowMD , Erica SuBS , Dimitry ProtsenkoPhD , Zhongping ChenPhD , John S. RheeMD, MPH , Brian J. WongMD, PhD Source Type: research

Plasmonic photothermal therapy: Approaches to advanced strategy
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - July 19, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Alla B. Bucharskaya , Galina N. Maslyakova , Marina L. Chekhonatskaya , Georgy S. Terentyuk , Nikita A. Navolokin , Boris N. Khlebtsov , Nikolai G. Khlebtsov , Alexey N. Bashkatov , Elina A. Genina , Valery V. Tuchin Source Type: research

A clinical study of choledochoscopic holmium laser lithotripsy for multiple intrahepatic calculi within ERAS programs
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - July 19, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Cheng Wang , Shangdong Lv , Aidong Wang , Fabiao Zhang , Binfeng Wang , Yongfu Xu , Yu Zhu , Zheping Fang Source Type: research

Selective ablation of dental caries using coaxial Co2 (9.3 ‐μm) and near‐IR (1880‐nm) lasers
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - July 19, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Kenneth H. Chan , Daniel Fried Source Type: research

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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine,Volume 50, Issue 6, Page 607-607, August 2018. (Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine)
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research

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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine,Volume 50, Issue 6, Page 696-699, August 2018. (Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine)
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research

Automating neurosurgical tumor resection surgery: Volumetric laser ablation of cadaveric porcine brain with integrated surface mapping
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Weston A. RossMS , Westin M. HillMS , Kimberly B. HoangMD , Avra S. LaarakkerMD , Brian P. MannPhD , Patrick J. CoddMD Source Type: research

Sentinel lymphadenectomy in cervical cancer using near infrared fluorescence from indocyanine green combined with technetium ‐99m‐nanocolloid
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Philipp Soergel , Johanna Kirschke , R üdiger Klapdor , Thorsten Derlin , Peter Hillemanns , Hermann Hertel Source Type: research

Choroidal remodeling after photodynamic therapy for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Colin S. TanMBBS, MMed(Ophth), FRCSEd (Ophth) , Louis W. LimMBBS , Dominic S. Ting Source Type: research

Assessing fluorescence detection and effective photothermal therapy of near ‐infrared polymer nanoparticles using alginate tissue phantoms
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Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Eleanor E. McCabe ‐Lankford , Theodore L. Brown , Nicole H. Levi‐PolyachenkoPhD Source Type: research