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The evolution of laser therapy

Read about the evolution of laser technology into medical applications.

Published: Veterinary Practice News. July 2012. www.veterinarypracticenews.com
Author(s): Brian Pryor, PhD

Optical properties of human skin, subcutaneous and mucous tissues in the wavelength range from 400 to 2000 nm

The absorption and reduced scattering coefficients of human skin, subcutaneous adipose tissue and mucous in the wavelength range from 400 to 2000 nm were measured. These values have been used in modelling tissue-light interactions.
Published:  J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2005; 38: 2543–2555.

Published: J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2005; 38: 2543–2555.
Author(s): Bashkatov AN, Genina EA, Kochubey VI, Tuchin VV

International Association for the Study of Pain. “Myofascial Pain.”

Position paper from the International Association for the Study of Pain that recommends the use of laser therapy in the treatment of Myofascial Pain: “Laser Therapy shows strong evidence of effectiveness for pain relief.”

Published: Global Year Against Musculoskeletal Pain. IASP. October 2009-October 2010. Web. August 4, 2012. < http://www.iasp-pain.org/files/Content/ContentFolders/GlobalYearAgainstPain2/MusculoskeletalPainFactSheets/MyofascialPain_Final.pdf>. Accessed on Dec. 14, 2016: www.iasp-pain.org > 2009-2010 Musculoskeletal Pain > Fact Sheets > Myofascial Pain

Intracellular signaling cascades following light irradiation

This paper reviews the available literature on molecular signaling pathways involved in photobiomodulation therapy stimulation for the enhancement of cell proliferation, differentiation, or apoptosis in various indications. The pathways through activating receptor tyrosine kinases are also highlighted in LLLT-induced neuroprotection, wound healing, and skeletal muscle regeneration.
Published:  Laser Photonics Rev. 2014; 8(1): 115–130. doi: 10.1002/lpor.201300015

Published: Laser Photonics Rev. 2014; 8(1): 115–130. doi: 10.1002/lpor.201300015
Author(s): Wu S, Xing D

Effect of diode laser in the treatment of patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

Study to evaluate pain reduction efficacy of treatment with GaAlAs laser (980 nm) with a large diameter spot size combined with exercise. The study evaluated 100 patients with chronic low back pain. At the end of the 3 week period, the Laser + exercise group showed a significantly greater decrease in pain than did the [...]

Published: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2014; 32(9): 490-494.
Author(s): Vallone F, Benedicenti S, Sorrenti E, Schiavetti I, Angiero A

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