8 March 2016 PDT in non-surgical treatment of periodontitis in kidney transplanted patients: a split-mouth, randomized clinical trial
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This study was to evaluate clinical and microbiological effectiveness of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of periodontal disease in kidney-transplanted patients. Eight kidney transplanted patients treated at Paulista University were arranged in two groups: SRP performed scaling and root planning by ultrasound; SRP+PDT- in the same patient, which was held to PDT in the opposite quadrant, with 0.01% methylene blue and red laser gallium aluminum arsenide, wavelength 660 nm, power 100 mW. There was reduction in probing pocket depth after 45 days and 3 months regardless the group examined; plaque and bleeding index showed improvement over time, regardless the technique used, and bleeding index in the SRP+PDT group was lower when compared with the baseline the other times. There was no difference in the frequency of pathogens. Photodynamic therapy may be an option for treatment of periodontal disease in renal-transplanted patients and its effectiveness is similar to conventional therapy.
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Kelly Cristine Tarquinio Marinho, Elcio Magdalena Giovani, "PDT in non-surgical treatment of periodontitis in kidney transplanted patients: a split-mouth, randomized clinical trial", Proc. SPIE 9695, Mechanisms of Photobiomodulation Therapy XI, 96950R (8 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2211770; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2211770
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