15 October 2002 Nd:YAG laser in experimentally induced chronic degenerative osteoarthritis in broiler chickens: pilot study
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Proceedings Volume 4903, Laser Florence 2001: A Window on the Laser Medicine World; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.486625
Event: Laser Florence 2001: a Window on the Laser Medicine World, 2001, Florence, Italy
Abstract
The Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been widely tested in arthritis disorders, but there is still some disagreement in the results, therefore in this study we have investigated High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT). The degenerative arthritis was induced in 18 chickens by intra-articular inoculation of Freund's complete adjuvant. Clinical studies were carried out (weight increase and grades of lameness) as well as morphological (macroscopic and histological) tests and seroassay (C Reactive Protein). The Nd:YAG pulsed wave was employed. The serologic data revealed the anti-inflammatory effect on the laser, with a highly significant difference between those treated and the control group. No lesion on the skin, i.e. burn, or in depth has been observed in the Treated group. Heavyline of broiler chickens in growing age has been revealed a good animal model of O.A.. The Nd:YAG Pulsed Wave it is safe on these structures. The anti-inflammatory effect of the HILT it seems to contrast the destructive degenerative process.
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Damiano Fortuna, Damiano Fortuna, Giacomo Rossi, Giacomo Rossi, Teresa Wanda Bilotta, Teresa Wanda Bilotta, Allesandro Zati, Allesandro Zati, Ilaria Cardillo, Ilaria Cardillo, Antonio Venturini, Antonio Venturini, Stefania Pinna, Stefania Pinna, Christian Serra, Christian Serra, Leonardo Masotti, Leonardo Masotti, } "Nd:YAG laser in experimentally induced chronic degenerative osteoarthritis in broiler chickens: pilot study", Proc. SPIE 4903, Laser Florence 2001: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (15 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.486625; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.486625
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