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Abstracts from the Journal of Photomedicine and Laser Surgery


Influence of Pulse Repetition Rate on Temperature Rise and Working Time During Composite Filling Removal with the Er:YAG Laser Photomedicine and Laser Surgery , Vol. 0, No. 0: 1-5. Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of Er:YAG laser energy for composite resin removal and the influence of pulse repetition rate on the thermal alterations occurring during laser ablation. Materials and Methods: …


Ultraviolet-C-Induced Apoptosis Protected by 635-nm Laser Irradiation in Human Gingival Fibroblasts Photomedicine and Laser Surgery , Vol. 0, No. 0: 1-6. Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the protection afforded by 635-nm irradiation against ultraviolet (UV)-C-induced apoptosis in primary human gingival fibroblasts (hGFs). Background Data: UV irradiation is known to cause …


Flattop Laser Irradiance Profile for Stimulation of Cutaneous Nociceptors Photomedicine and Laser Surgery , Vol. 0, No. 0: 1-6. Abstract Objective: A nerve stimulator based on a CO2 laser has been developed for use in human pain research. A flattened irradiance profile was generated for safer and more uniform pain stimulation. The pain evoked by the flattened profile was compared …



To Cut Is to Cure ... Or Is It? Photomedicine and Laser Surgery , Vol. 0, No. 0: 1-2.


Raman Spectroscopy and Fluorescence Analysis in Investigation of the Protective Action of Ischemic Preconditioning at Ischemic Insult by Estimation of Damage of Low-Density Lipoprotein of Blood
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery , Vol. 0, No. 0: 1-7.
Abstract Objective and Background Data: In recent years medical researchers have sought a method of ischemic preconditioning, which is training an organ for prolonged total ischemia by inducing short periods of ischemia. In this work we detail research ...


Low-Intensity Laser Irradiation Improves the Mitochondrial Dysfunction of C2C12 Induced by Electrical Stimulation Photomedicine and Laser Surgery , Vol. 0, No. 0: 1-6. Abstract Objective: We investigated the effects of electrical stimulation and low-intensity laser (LIL) energy on the mitochondrial function of cultured C2C12 myotubes in order to find a dosage that could be used to improve the function of mitochondria, …


Photodynamic Therapy for Root Canals Infected with Enterococcus faecalis Photomedicine and Laser Surgery , Vol. 0, No. 0: 1-5. Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) on endodontic pathogens by evaluating the decrease in numbers of Enterococcus faecalis colonies in the canals of extracted human teeth. Background Data:…



The Combined Treatment Effects of Therapeutic Laser and Exercise on Tendon Repair Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 137-141. ABSTRACT Objective: In this study we investigated the effects of different intensities of therapeutic laser energy and running exercise, and their combined effects on the repair of Achilles tendons in rats. Materials and Methods: Thirty-six mature …



Editorial: Fair, Reasonable and Just Versus Responsibility Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 73-75.



Elementary Processes in Cells after Light Absorption Do Not Depend on the Degree of Polarization: Implications for the Mechanisms of Laser Phototherapy Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 77-82. ABSTRACT Objective: The objective of this work was to evaluate the importance of the degree of light polarization in stimulation of cellular metabolism. Background Data: Although the possible role of polarization's effects on the mechanisms of laser …


Computer-Guided CO2-Laser Osteotomy of the Sheep Tibia: Technical Prerequisites and First Results
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 129-136.
ABSTRACT Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine for the first time the feasibility of performing complete osteotomy of sheep tibia using a computer-guided CO2-laser osteotome, and to examine bone healing under functional loading.


Nano-Hardness of Adhesive Interface between Er:YAG Laser-Irradiated Dentin and 4-META/MMA-TBB Resin Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 107-111. ABSTRACT Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hardness of the adhesive interface between resin and Er:YAG laser-irradiated bovine dentin by nano-indentation. Background Data: It has been reported that laser output energy and pulse …



A Comparative Study of the Effects of Laser Photobiomodulation on the Healing of Third-Degree Burns: A Histological Study in Rats Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 159-166. ABSTRACT Objective: The aim of this investigation was to compare by light microscopy the effects of laser photobiomodulation at wavelengths of 660 and 780 nm on third-degree burns in Wistar rats. Background Data: Burns are severe injuries that result in …


The Minimum Influences for Murine Normal Joint Tissue by Novel Bactericidal Treatment and Photodynamic Therapy Using Na-Pheophorbide a for Septic Arthritis Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 153-158. ABSTRACT Objective: In this study, we examined the effect of photodynamic therapy (PDT) using Na-pheophorbide a (Na-Phde a) on normal joint tissue. Background Data: The treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is a …



Infrared Laser Light Further Improves Bone Healing When Associated with Bone Morphogenetic Proteins and Guided Bone Regeneration: An in Vivo Study in a Rodent Model Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 167-174. ABSTRACT Objective: This study assessed histologically the effect of laser photobiomodulation on the repair of surgical defects created in the femurs of Wistar rats treated or not treated with bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) and organic bovine bone …



Er:YAG Laser, Ultrasonic System, and Curette Produce Different Profiles on Dentine Root Surfaces: An in Vitro Study Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 91-97. ABSTRACT Objective: The aim of the present study was to compare the in vitro effects of the Er:YAG laser, an ultrasonic system, and manual curette on dentine root surface by roughness and micro-morphological analysis. Materials and Methods: Thirty-six …



A New Method for Hemorrhoid Surgery: Experimental Model of Diode Laser Application in Monkeys Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 143-146. ABSTRACT Objective: Detailed here is an experimental model in monkeys of a new approach to treat hemorrhoids using a diode laser. Background Data: Hemorrhoids are a common source of pain and suffering. Endovascular laser therapy for variceal veins is a …


Laser-Assisted Anterior Cervical Corpectomy versus Posterior Laminoplasty for Cervical Myelopathic Patients with Multilevel Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 119-127. ABSTRACT Objective: This study reports on the comparative results of a series of patients with multilevel cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) who were treated with laser-assisted anterior corpectomy or laminoplasty. …


Treatment of Hemangioma of the Head and Neck with Diode Laser and Forced Dehydration with Induced Photocoagulation Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 113-118. ABSTRACT Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of treating oral hemangiomas using forced dehydration with induced photocoagulation (FDIP) via diode laser. Methods: One-hundred sixty patients were treated between 1999 and 2006 (…


Evaluation of Patient Perceptions of Frenectomy: A Comparison of Nd:YAG Laser and Conventional Techniques
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 147-152.
ABSTRACT Objective: The aim of the randomized controlled clinical trial described here was to determine the anxiety levels of patients prior to frenectomy using the Nd:YAG laser and conventional technique, and to compare the effects of these two methods..


Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer by Raman Spectroscopy: A Pilot Study Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 83-90. ABSTRACT Objective: To assess the efficacy of conventional Raman spectroscopy in combination with discriminating parameters, Mahalanobis distance, spectral residuals, and "limit test" methodology in differentiation of normal and malignant ovarian …

Photomedicine and LLLT Literature Watch Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 177-177.


Low-Power Laser Treatment in Patients with Frozen Shoulder: Preliminary Results Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Apr 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2: 99-105. ABSTRACT Objective: In this study I sought to test the efficacy of low-power laser therapy (LLLT) in patients with frozen shoulder. Background Data: The use of low-level laser energy has been recommended for the management of a variety of musculoskeletal …


Infrared Laser Light Further Improves Bone Healing When Associated with Bone Morphogenetic Proteins and Guided Bone Regeneration: An in Vivo Study in a Rodent Model
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery , Vol. 0, No. 0: 1-8.
ABSTRACT Objective: This study assessed histologically the effect of laser photobiomodulation on the repair of surgical defects created in the femurs of Wistar rats treated or not treated with bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) and organic bovine bone ...