LOW LEVEL LASER TREATMENT

RESEARCH DATA

ARTHRITIS
The clinical efficacy of low-power laser therapy (lllt) on pain and function in cervical osteoarthritis. Ozdemir F, Birtane M, Kokino S. Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty of Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey. Clin Rheumatol 2001;20(3):181-4

BLUE VIOLET LIGHT
Blue-violet light emitting diode (LED) irradiation immediately controls socket bleeding following tooth extraction: clinical and electron microscopic observations. Isao Ishikawa, Tomohiro Okamoto, Seigo Morita, Fumika Shiramizu, Yoshihiro Fuma, Shizuko Ichinose, Teruo Okano, Tomohiro Ando Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Tokyo, Japan. Photomedicine and laser surgery. 05/2011; 29(5):333-8. DOI: 10.1089/pho.2010.2856

BONE REGENERATION AND REPAIR
Advances in Laser Therapy for Bone Repair by A. Barber, JE. Luger, A. Karpf, Kh. Salame, B. Shlomi, G. Kogan, M. Nissan, M. Alon, and S. Rochkind.

THE BRAIN – INJURY, DEPRESSION, ADDICTION AND DISEASE
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been evaluated in this study as a potential therapy for traumatic brain injury (TBI). Amir Oron, Uri Oron, Jackson Streeter, Luis De Taboada, Alexander Alexandrovich, Victoria Trembovler, Esther Shohami. Journal of Neurotrauma. April 1, 2007, 24(4): 651-656.

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Can Laser Lower Blood Pressure? – YES! This study reports on the effects of laser acupuncture on blood pressure, body weight, and heart rate variability by stimulating acupuncture points and meridians.

DENTISTRY
Can Laser Make Surgery More Successful? – YES! Photo Med Laser Surg. 2009 Aug 27. The aim of this randomized controlled animal trial was to assess the effects of laser and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on healing after oral surgery.

HYPOTHYROIDISM
Chronic autoimmune thyroiditis (CAT) is the most common cause of acquired hypothyroidism, which requires lifelong levothyroxine replacement therapy. Höfling DB, et al. (Höfling DB, Chavantes MC, Juliano AG, Cerri GG, Knobel M, Yoshimura EM, Chammas MC.) Lasers Med Sci. 2012 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print] Ultrasound Unit, Department of Radiology, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Hospital das Clínicas, São Paulo, 05403-000, Brazil.

LASER THERAPY EFFICACY ON PAIN AND INFLAMMATION
Action of 904 NM Diode Laser in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Giuseppe Tam, M. D. Specialist in Legal/Insurance Medicine, Laser Center Tolmezzo – Italy Objective: The semiconductor or laser diode (GaAs, 904 nm) is the most appropriate choice in pain reduction therapy. Summary Background Data: Low power density laser acts on the Prostaglandins synthesis, increasing the change of PGG2 and PGH2 Periossidos into PGI2 (also called Prostaciclyn or Endoprostol).

MISC. LOW LEVEL LASER STUDIES
Vaginitis, Healing, Thyroid Disease, Tuberculosis, Liver Disease, Eye Damage, Sinusitis, Calcaneal Tendon, Blood Pressure, Snake Venom, Irradiation on Trichophyton Rubrum Growth, Fibroblast Cells, Acupuncture, Hiccups, Erectile Dysfunction, Tinnitus, Autonomic Nervous System, Spinal Cord Injury, Antioxidant Activity, Chronic Prostatitis, In Vitro, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, and Chronic Prostatitis.

NAIL FUNGUS
Many people are uncomfortable with thick, brittle, yellow nails caused by fungus. There are many topical and oral medications, but they all have limitations. Because of this killing nail fungus is a hot topic right now with podiatrists and, because of this, they are waking up to the value of laser therapy.

SKIN DISEASE
Can Laser Really Help Acne? Br J Dermatol. 2009 Feb 23 This study identified 25 trials (694 patients), 13 of light therapy and 12 of light therapy plus light-activated topical cream (photodynamic therapy, PDT). Overall, the trials of blue light, blue-red light and infrared radiation were more successful, particularly those using multiple treatments.

WEIGHT LOSS
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is commonly used in medical applications, but scientific studies of its efficacy and the mechanism by which it causes loss of fat from fat cells for body contouring are lacking. This study examined the effectiveness and mechanism by which 635-680 nm LLLT acts as a non-invasive body contouring intervention method. Caruso-Davis MK, Guillot TS, Podichetty VK, Mashtalir N, Dhurandhar NV, Dubuisson O, Yu Y, Greenway FL, School of Human Ecology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, USA. Obes Surg. 2010 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20393809 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]