22 May 1995 Low-energy laser treatment of rheumatic diseases: a long-term study
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We tried to establish the efficiency of low energy (power) lasers (LEL), in various inflammatory and noninflammatory rheumatic diseases during five years. We treated 514 patients with osteoarthrosis, 326 patients with nonarticular rheumatism and 82 patients with inflammatory rheumatism, in four different ways: only with Galium-Aluminum-Arsenide (GaAs) infrared lasers; both GaAs lasers and Helium neon (HeNe) lasers; with placebo laser; with classical anti-inflammatory therapy. The results were analyzed using local objective improvements and the score obtained from a pain scale before and after the treatments. We also note some preliminary results obtained by the computer analysis of the evocated potentials after laser irradiation. We conclude that LEL (especially HeNe with GaAs) is obviously more efficient than placebo laser therapy and also had better or at least similar results, in most of the cases, than classical anti-inflammatory therapy.
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Ciprian Antipa, Ciprian Antipa, Vladimir Moldoveanu, Vladimir Moldoveanu, Nicolae Rusca, Nicolae Rusca, Ion I. Bruckner, Ion I. Bruckner, Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Viorica Stanciulescu, Viorica Stanciulescu, } "Low-energy laser treatment of rheumatic diseases: a long-term study", Proc. SPIE 2391, Laser-Tissue Interaction VI, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209936; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.209936
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