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Low-level light/laser therapy versus photobiomodulation therapy

Editorial on the use of the term “photobiomodulation therapy” and its acceptance as a MeSH search term.

Published: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2015; 33(4): 183-184. doi: 10.1089/pho.2015.9848
Author(s): Anders JJ, Lanzafame RJ, Arany PR

Efficacy of high and low level laser therapy in the treatment of Bell’s palsy: A randomized double blind placebo-controlled trial

Patients with Bell’s palsy. Three treatment groups; all groups received facial massage and facial expression exercises. HILT was Nd:YAG pulsed, total enegy 80 J, 10 J/cm2 LLLT with 830 nm 100 mW, 10 J/cm2, total dose 80 J.

Published: Lasers in Medical Science. 2014; 29(1): 335-342.
Author(s): Alayat MSM, Elsodany AM, Fiky AARE

Pre-conditioning with low-level laser (light) therapy: light before the storm

Review article on using LLLT (or photobiomodulation therapy) for preconditioning.

Published: Dose-Response. 2014; 12: 619-649. doi: 10.2203/dose-response.14-032.Agrawal
Author(s): Agrawal T, Gupta GK, Rai V, Carroll JD

Effectiveness of physiotherapy and GaAlAs laser in the management of temporomandibular joint disorders

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a treatment method commonly used in physiotherapy for musculoskeletal disorders. The aim of this study was to monitor the function of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and surrounding tissues and compare the objective measurements of the effect of LLLT.

Published: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2012; 30(5): 275–280. doi: 10.1089/pho.2011.3171
Author(s): Dostalová T, Hlinakov Pa, Kasparova M, Rehacek A, Vavrickova L, Navrátil L

Laser photobiomodulation of gene expression and release of growth factors and cytokines from cells in culture: a review of human and animal studies

The aim of this paper was to review experimental studies of laser irradiation of human and animal cells in culture to assess the photobiomodulatory effects of such irradiation on gene expression and release of growth factors and CYTOKINES.

Published: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2011; 29(5): 285-304. doi: 10.1089/pho.2010.2846
Author(s): Peplow PV, Chung T-Y, Ryan B, Baxter GD

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