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Light-based devices in the treatment of cutaneous vascular lesions: An updated review.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2017 Sep 13;16(3):296-302. Epub 2017 Jul 13.

Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey, New York, NY, USA.

Background: Light-based devices have been used to treat cutaneous vascular lesions almost since the original development of the laser. After the introduction of the initial continuous wave and pulsed laser systems, the pulsed lasers became the gold standard device. Since then, new devices and methods to treat patients have been introduced. Read More

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September 2017
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Energy-Based Facial Rejuvenation: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment.

JAMA Facial Plast Surg 2017 Jan;19(1):64-71

Division of Otolaryngology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison.

Importance: The market for nonsurgical, energy-based facial rejuvenation techniques has increased exponentially since lasers were first used for skin rejuvenation in 1983. Advances in this area have led to a wide range of products that require the modern facial plastic surgeon to have a large repertoire of knowledge.

Objective: To serve as a guide for current trends in the development of technology, applications, and outcomes of laser and laser-related technology over the past 5 years. Read More

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January 2017
34 Reads

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation.

Clin Plast Surg 2016 Jul 29;43(3):535-40. Epub 2016 Apr 29.

Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA; Sanctuary Plastic Surgery, Boca Raton, FL, USA. Electronic address:

Intense pulsed light (IPL), also known as pulsed light and broad band light, is a nonlaser light source used to treat a variety of vascular and pigmented lesions, photo damage, active acne, and unwanted hair. Current IPL systems are much improved from older-generation devices with better calibration, integrated cooling, and improved tuning. These devices are extremely popular because of their versatility and are often the first devices recommended and purchased in many offices. Read More

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July 2016
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Low-Level Laser Therapy to the Bone Marrow Ameliorates Neurodegenerative Disease Progression in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease: A Minireview.

Authors:
Amir Oron Uri Oron

Photomed Laser Surg 2016 Dec 13;34(12):627-630. Epub 2016 Jun 13.

2 Department of Zoology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University , Tel Aviv, Israel .

Objective: This communication reviews the ability of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to stimulate mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in autologous bone marrow (BM) to enhance the capacity of MSCs to infiltrate the brain, clear β-amyloid, and improve cognition.

Background: We recently reported that LLLT applied to the BM enhanced the proliferation of MSCs and their mobilization toward the ischemic heart region, suggesting a possible application of this approach in regenerative medicine and neurodegenerative diseases. It was also shown that circulating monocytes can infiltrate the brain and reduce brain amyloid load in an Alzheimer's disease (AD) mouse model. Read More

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December 2016
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Laser Treatment of Nongenital Verrucae: A Systematic Review.

JAMA Dermatol 2016 09;152(9):1025-34

Department of Dermatology, University of California Irvine School of Medicine.

Importance: Although cutaneous warts are common lesions, full remission is not always achieved with conventional therapies. Laser modalities including carbon dioxide (CO2), erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG), pulsed dye (PDL), and Nd:YAG have been investigated as alternative treatments for warts.

Objective: To review the use and efficacy of lasers for treating nongenital cutaneous warts. Read More

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September 2016
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A Rayleigh Scatter-Based Ocular Flare Analysis Meter for Flare Photometry of the Anterior Chamber.

Transl Vis Sci Technol 2015 Dec 11;4(6). Epub 2015 Dec 11.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA, USA ; Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA, USA ; Department of Pathology, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA, USA.

Purpose: Existing flare photometers are based on the Tyndall effect, which requires sophisticated laser photometry. The ocular flare analysis meter (OFAM) is a nonlaser photometer that uses quantitative Rayleigh scatter and absorption from visible light to compute a flare value. This study is designed to correlate OFAM measurements with qualitative measurements of flare in vitro and in vivo. Read More

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December 2015
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Comparison of nonlaser endoscopic endonasal revision surgery and diode laser transcanalicular revision surgery for failed dacryocystorhinostomy.

J Craniofac Surg 2015 May;26(3):863-6

*Dongguk University Gyeongju Hospital †Pohang Naenoone Kim Eye Hospital, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.

Background: Numerous surgical techniques for failed dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) have been described. The aim of this study was to compare nonlaser endoscopic endonasal DCR revision surgery and diode laser transcanalicular DCR revision surgery. This study described the success rate, merits, and demerits of each surgery, and compared them. Read More

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May 2015
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Update on contraindications for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis and photorefractive keratectomy.

Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2014 Jul;25(4):251-7

Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Laser refractive surgery (LRS) is one of the most common elective procedures performed in the USA today. Patients should be rigorously screened for certain ocular and systemic conditions, which may represent contraindications to LRS. Before treating, the refractive surgeon should be aware of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling for the procedure as well as what other evidence, such as clinical studies, case series, cases reports, and anecdotal evidence, exists. Read More

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July 2014
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Outcomes of Holmium Laser-Assisted Lithotripsy with Sialendoscopy in Treatment of Sialolithiasis.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014 06 5;150(6):962-7. Epub 2014 Mar 5.

Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology HNS, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Objectives: The purpose of the current study was to compare outcomes and complication rates of sialolithiasis treated with intracorporeal holmium laser lithotripsy in conjunction with salivary endoscopy with those treated with simple basket retrieval or a combined endoscopic/open procedure.

Study Design: Case-comparison study.

Setting: Tertiary hospital. Read More

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June 2014
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CO2 laser debonding of a ceramic bracket bonded with orthodontic adhesive containing thermal expansion microcapsules.

Lasers Med Sci 2015 Feb 13;30(2):869-74. Epub 2013 Nov 13.

Nihon University Graduate School of Dentistry, 1-8-13 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-8310, Japan.

We have been studying an easy bracket debonding method using heating of an orthodontic adhesive containing thermal expansion microcapsules. However, heating with a high-temperature heater brings obvious risks of burns around the oral cavity. Thus, we examined safer and more effective bracket debonding methods. Read More

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February 2015
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Twin-twin transfusion syndrome.

Authors:
Lynn L Simpson

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jan 27;208(1):3-18. Epub 2012 Nov 27.

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Publications Committee, Washington, DC, USA.

Objective: We sought to review the natural history, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment options for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).

Methods: A systematic review was performed using MEDLINE database, PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library. The search was restricted to English-language articles published from 1966 through July 2012. Read More

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January 2013
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Changes in optic nerve head circulation in response to vasoactive agents: intereye comparison in monkeys with experimental unilateral glaucoma.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2012 Aug 22;53(9):5771-8. Epub 2012 Aug 22.

Department of Ophthalmology, the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Purpose: To investigate circulatory changes in the optic nerve head (ONH) in response to vasoactive agents including calcium antagonists, a substrate of nitric oxide (NO), and an inhibitor of NO synthase (NOS) in monkeys with unilateral experimental glaucoma.

Methods: Argon laser cautery to the trabecular meshwork was used to create experimental unilateral glaucoma in nine monkeys. The effects of systemic lomerizine or nilvadipine (calcium-antagonists), L-arginine (a substrate of NO), and NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME, a NOS inhibitor) on the ONH tissue blood velocity (NB(ONH)) was studied by the laser speckle method. Read More

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August 2012
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Full field optical coherence tomography can identify spermatogenesis in a rodent sertoli-cell only model.

J Pathol Inform 2012 29;3. Epub 2012 Feb 29.

Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.

Background: Microdissection testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE) has replaced conventional testis biopsies as a method of choice for obtaining sperm for in vitro fertilization for men with nonobstructive azoospermia. A technical challenge of micro-TESE is that the low magnification inspection of the tubules with a surgical microscope is insufficient to definitively identify sperm-containing tubules, necessitating tissue removal and cytologic assessment. Full field optical coherence tomography (FFOCT) uses white light interference microscopy to generate quick high-resolution tomographic images of fresh (unprocessed and unstained) tissue. Read More

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October 2012
2 Reads
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Subthreshold diode laser micropulse photocoagulation for the treatment of diabetic macular edema.

Expert Rev Med Devices 2012 Mar;9(2):189-97

King's College Hospital, Laser and Retinal Research Unit, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS, UK.

Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a sight-threatening complication of diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of visual loss in the working-age population in the industrialized and emerging world. The standard of care for DME is focal/grid laser photocoagulation, which is proven effective in reducing the risk of vision loss, but inherently destructive and associated with tissue damage and collateral effects. Subthreshold diode laser micropulse photocoagulation is a nondestructive tissue-sparing laser procedure, which, in randomized controlled trials for the treatment of DME, has been found equally effective as conventional photocoagulation. Read More

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March 2012
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A meta-analysis of primary dacryocystorhinostomy with and without silicone intubation.

Can J Ophthalmol 2011 Dec;46(6):521-7

The Affiliated Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Zhejiang, China.

Objective: To examine possible differences in success rates of primary dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) with and without silicone intubation, and to find out whether the use of silicone tubes is beneficial.

Design: A literature search was conducted in the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Controlled Trials Register to identify potentially relevant controlled trials.

Methods: Language was restricted to English. Read More

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December 2011
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A review of targeted ultraviolet B phototherapy for psoriasis.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2012 Apr 14;66(4):664-72. Epub 2011 Oct 14.

Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1071, USA.

Targeted ultraviolet (UV) B phototherapy devices provide a practical means to treat localized psoriasis while sparing harmful effects to unaffected skin. The objective of this study was to characterize the efficacy and safety of targeted phototherapy devices for psoriasis. We conducted a PubMed search for broadband UVB, narrowband UVB, and localized phototherapy, and a Google search for handheld phototherapy. Read More

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April 2012
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Evaluation of economic efficiencies in clinical retina practice: activity-based cost analysis and modeling to determine impacts of changes in patient management.

Clin Ophthalmol 2011 12;5:913-25. Epub 2011 Jul 12.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL, USA.

Background: The purpose of this study is to report the use of activity-based cost analysis to identify areas of practice efficiencies and inefficiencies within a large academic retinal center and a small single-specialty group. This analysis establishes a framework for evaluating rapidly shifting clinical practices (anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy, microincisional vitrectomy surgery) and incorporating changing reimbursements for care delivery (intravitreal injections, optical coherence tomography [OCT]) to determine the impact on practice profitability. Pro forma modeling targeted the impact of declining reimbursement for OCT imaging and intravitreal injection using a strategy that incorporates activity-based cost analysis into a direct evaluation schema for clinical operations management. Read More

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December 2011
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Comparison of nonlaser nonendoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy with external dacryocystorhinostomy.

Can J Ophthalmol 2011 Apr;46(2):191-5

Department of Ophthalmology, Saskatoon City Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask., Canada.

Objective: To compare the success rate of nonlaser nonendoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (EN-DCR) with that of externalDCR(EX-DCR).

Design: Retrospective chart review.

Participants: Eighty-eight patients that underwent 102 consecutive EN-DCR or EX-DCR between November 1, 1995, and September 1, 2003. Read More

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Actively coupled cavity ringdown spectroscopy with low-power broadband sources.

Opt Express 2011 May;19(11):10164-73

Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques, Heidenhofstrasse 8, 79110 Freiburg, Germany.

We demonstrate a coupling scheme for cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy that makes use of an intracavity acousto-optical modulator to actively switch light into (and out of) a resonator. This allows cavity ringdown spectroscopy (CRDS) to be implemented with broadband nonlaser light sources with spectral power densities of less than 30μW/nm. Although the acousto-optical element reduces the ultimate detection limit by introducing additional losses, it permits absorptivities to be measured with a high dynamic range, especially in lossy environments. Read More

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May 2011
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Nonablative lasers and nonlaser systems in dermatology: current status.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2011 May-Jun;77(3):380-8

Department of Dermatology, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India.

Unlabelled: Nonablative lasers and nonlaser systems are newer systems used for skin rejuvenation, tightening, body sculpting, and scar remodeling.

Devices: Different technologies such as lasers, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and radiofrequency have been introduced. Most nonablative laser systems emit light within the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum (1000-1500 nm). Read More

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August 2011
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Laser acupuncture therapy for primary monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis.

J Urol 2011 May 21;185(5):1852-6. Epub 2011 Mar 21.

Department of Urology, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose: Monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis is the nighttime bed-wetting that occurs among children without lower urinary tract symptoms or bladder dysfunction, and affects a considerable part of the population. In our study the effect of laser acupuncture therapy on patients with primary monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis was evaluated in a prospective, randomized, placebo controlled, single-blind study.

Materials And Methods: A total of 91 children with a mean age of 8. Read More

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May 2011
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A systematic review of outcomes after dacryocystorhinostomy in adults.

Am J Rhinol Allergy 2010 Jan-Feb;24(1):81-90

Common Cold Center, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Background: This study was designed to systematically review the clinical outcomes of dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery. Data sources included PubMed for English language literature from January 1966 to December 2008 combined with a manual review of citations within article bibliographies.

Methods: Citations acquired from the targeted search were filtered independently by two researchers. Read More

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Nonlaser endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy with adjunctive mitomycin C in nasolacrimal duct obstruction in adults.

Ophthalmology 2010 May 15;117(5):1037-40. Epub 2010 Jan 15.

Division of Orbital, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Clinica de Oftalmología de Cali, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

Purpose: To determine the outcome and safety of nonlaser endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (NLEN-DCR) with the use of adjunctive mitomycin C (MMC) in congenital, traumatic, and primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction in adults.

Design: Retrospective, nonrandomized, noncomparative, case series.

Participants: One hundred ninety-three consecutive adult patients underwent NLEN-DCR with the use of adjunctive MMC. Read More

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May 2010
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A comparison of outcomes between nonlaser endoscopic endonasal and external dacryocystorhinostomy: single-center experience and a review of British trends.

Am J Otolaryngol 2010 Jan-Feb;31(1):32-7. Epub 2009 Mar 26.

Department of Otolaryngology, Warrington General Hospital, United Kingdom.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes between nonlaser endonasal endoscopic and external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in a district general hospital in the United Kingdom.

Study Design: We conducted retrospective case notes review and postal questionnaire.

Subjects And Methods: Case notes of patients who had DCR from August 2003 to August 2007 were reviewed. Read More

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February 2010

Determinants of pathology in light-irradiated cells.

Photochem Photobiol 2010 Jan-Feb;86(1):123-30. Epub 2009 Nov 18.

Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

This work is devoted to further evaluation of pathological states in light-irradiated cells in terms of relationship between the level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) count. Human leukocytes were isolated from 34 donors exhibiting flu-like symptoms, irradiated with a nonlaser blue light (2 and 5 mW cm(-2)) and examined for ROS production by a chemiluminescence (CL) assay. The level of ROS was measured as a basal chemiluminescence before (BCL0) and after (BCL) irradiation. Read More

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Targeted phototherapy.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2009 Mar-Apr;75(2):119-25

Centre for Advanced Dermatology, Bangalore, India.

Phototherapy is one of the most important therapeutic modalities in dermatology. This field has seen several major advances in the recent years, the most recent being targeted phototherapy. Targeted phototherapy, which includes laser and nonlaser technologies, delivers light/laser in the ultraviolet spectrum, of specific wavelength, specifically targeted at the affected skin and thereby avoids many of the side effects of conventional phototherapy. Read More

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January 2010
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Nonlaser endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy with adjunctive mitomycin C in children.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2008 Sep-Oct;24(5):390-3

Division of Orbital, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Clinica de Oftalmología de Cali, Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, Colombia, South America.

Purpose: To determine the outcome and safety of pediatric endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy with the use of adjunctive mitomycin C.

Methods: A prospective, nonrandomized and noncomparative interventional case series study was performed in 71 consecutive procedures. Sixty patients 16 years of age and younger underwent nonlaser endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy with the use of adjunctive mitomycin C. Read More

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September 2008
5 Reads

Diffraction light modulator based on transverse electro-optic effect in short-pitch ferroelectric liquid crystals.

Authors:
A Parfenov

Appl Opt 1999 Sep;38(26):5656-61

Lebedev Physics Institute, Leninsky 53, Moscow 117912, Russia.

A diffraction modulator that exploits the transverse electro-optic effect in ferroelectric liquid crystals is proposed for applications in displays and in spatial light modulators. Experiments with a short-pitch ferroelectric liquid crystal aligned homeotropically show an achromatic contrast ratio of greater than 100:1 available with oblique readout. The sources of the contrast deterioration and the tolerance of the proposed scheme to this deterioration are analyzed. Read More

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September 1999
2 Reads

One-step two-dimensional rainbow-holographic technique with a nonlaser light source.

Opt Lett 1998 Jul;23(13):1055-6

Department of Physics, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China.

A technique for recording two-dimensional rainbow holograms by use of a nonlaser light source is described. Multicolor holograms are recorded in one step. The optical setup is lensless. Read More

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Novel bioadhesive patch-type system for photodynamic vulvodynia therapy after delivery of 5-aminolevulinic acid: preliminary evaluation.

J Reprod Med 2007 Jul;52(7):645-53

Department of Gynaecology, Belfast City Hospital; School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, UK.

Objective: To assess the applicability of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the management of vulvodynia whereby a novel, patch-type system, loaded with 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), was used to administer PDT to vulvar regions displaying the characteristics of vulvodynia.

Study Design: Eleven patients underwent PDT using a bioadhesive patch to deliver ALA over 4 hours. A nonlaser light source delivered 100 J cm(-2) to the target area using red light of 630 nm. Read More

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July 2007
4 Reads

Conductive keratoplasty.

Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2007 Jul;18(4):334-7

Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Conductive keratoplasty is a noninvasive, in-office procedure for the correction of hyperopia, hyperopic astigmatism, and management of presbyopia. It serves as an alternative to laser-based refractive surgery with essentially no intraoperative or postoperative complications.

Recent Findings: In the past decade, photorefractive keratectomy and laser in-situ keratomileusis have been the most popular refractive surgical procedures to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Read More

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July 2007
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Nonlaser UVB-targeted phototherapy treatment of psoriasis.

Cutis 2006 Sep;78(3):200-3

Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1071, USA.

Nonlaser localized narrowband (290-315 nm) UVB phototherapy was tested in 10 subjects with localized psoriasis. Treatments were given 2 to 3 times weekly. Four patients did not complete the planned 25-treatment course. Read More

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September 2006
9 Reads

The minimal instrumentation requirements for Hoechst side population analysis: stem cell analysis on low-cost flow cytometry platforms.

Stem Cells 2006 Nov 3;24(11):2573-81. Epub 2006 Aug 3.

NPE Systems, Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA.

The Hoechst side population (SP) technique is a critical method of identifying stem cells and early progenitors in rodent, nonhuman primate, and human hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic tissues. In this technique, the cell-permeable DNA-binding dye Hoechst 33342 is loaded into the cell population of interest; stem cells and early progenitors subsequently pump this dye out via an ATP-binding cassette membrane pump-dependent mechanism, resulting in a low-fluorescence "tail" (the SP) when the cells are analyzed by flow cytometry. This population contains stem cells and early progenitors. Read More

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November 2006
5 Reads

Treatment of hyperpigmentation-melasma with photodynamic therapy.

J Drugs Dermatol 2006 Feb;5(2 Suppl):9-11

Chair of Dermatology, Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ, USA.

Hyperpigmentation-melasma was treated in a 31-year-old female with the application of aminolevulinic acid HCL 20%-single use Levulan Kerastick followed by exposure to 10 J/cm2 of nonlaser blue light. The results have been excellent and long-lasting. Read More

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February 2006
36 Reads

Topical application of mitomycin C before versus after myringotomy: an experimental study.

ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 2006 20;68(2):73-6. Epub 2006 Jan 20.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany.

The objective of this animal study was to compare topical mitomycin C (MMC) before and after nonlaser myringotomy. Bilateral myringotomies were performed in 12 rats. On the left side, MMC was applied to the intact tympanic membrane for 10 min before myringotomy (preapplication group). Read More

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August 2006
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Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy vs KTP 532 laser-assisted endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2005 Oct;57(4):278-82

Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, 576104 Manipal, Karnataka India.

Objectives: Advances in endoscopy and lasers have improved surgical management of chronic nasolacrimal duct obstruction. This is a preliminary comparison between standard and laser assisted endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR).

Study Design: Combined retrospective and prospective study. Read More

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October 2005
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Evaluation of a novel 308-nm monochromatic excimer light delivery system in dermatology: a pilot study in different chronic localized dermatoses.

Br J Dermatol 2005 Jan;152(1):99-103

Photodermatology Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, 2 Place Saint-Jacques, 25030 Besançon cedex, France.

Background: Recently, units have been developed that are capable of delivering large fluences of narrowband ultraviolet (UV) B selectively to cutaneous lesions within a reasonable time.

Objectives: To analyse the efficacy of a novel nonlaser 308-nm monochromatic excimer light (MEL) delivery system in various dermatoses usually treated by narrowband UVB phototherapy.

Methods: Fifty-four patients with chronic and resistant localized dermatoses were enrolled in a prospective study: 17 with palmoplantar pustular psoriasis, seven with plaque-type psoriasis, four with nail psoriasis, eight with chronic atopic dermatitis of the hands, 10 with chronic nonatopic dermatitis of the hands and eight with alopecia areata. Read More

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January 2005
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Long-term follow-up outcomes of nonlaser intranasal endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy: how suitable and useful are conventional surgical instruments?

Authors:
B Gurler I San

Eur J Ophthalmol 2004 Nov-Dec;14(6):453-60

Department of Ophthalmology, Harran University Medical Faculty, Sanliurfa, Turkey.

Purpose: To investigate the long-term follow-up outcomes of nonlaser intranasal endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (IEDCR) using a nasal endoscope and conventional surgical instruments available in all operating rooms, the advantages of this technique, and the usability and suitability of conventional instruments.

Methods: Twenty-seven IEDCRs were performed in combination with bicanalicular silicone intubation on 24 patients with primary nasolacrimal sac or duct obstruction who had undergone no previous procedures. Ablation of the nasal mucosa was performed with a sickle blade (12 operations) or insulated sickle blade allowing simultaneous intranasal monopolar cauterization (15 operations); a bony window was opened with a drill; and ablation of the medial wall of the lacrimal sac was performed with a sickle blade, Blakesley forceps, and Bellucci ear microscissors. Read More

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February 2005
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Long-term follow-up outcomes of nonlaser intranasal endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy:How suitable and useful are conventional surgical instruments?

Authors:
B Gurler I San

Eur J Ophthalmol 2004 Nov - Dec 2004;14(6):453-460

Department of Ophthalmology, Harran University Medical Faculty, Sanliurfa and Department of Ophthalm.

Purpose: To investigate the long-term follow-up outcomes of nonlaser intranasal endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (IEDCR) using a nasal endoscope and conventional surgical instruments available in all operating rooms, the advantages of this technique, and the usability and suitability of conventional instruments.

Methods: Twenty-seven IEDCRs were performed in combination with bicanalicular silicone intubation on 24 patients with primary nasolacrimal sac or duct obstruction who had undergone no previous procedures. Ablation of the nasal mucosa was performed with a sickle blade (12 operations) or insulated sickle blade allowing simultaneous intranasal monopolar cauterization (15 operations); a bony window was opened with a drill; and ablation of the medial wall of the lacrimal sac was performed with a sickle blade, Blakesley forceps, and Bellucci ear microscissors. Read More

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February 2017

Efficacy of different UV-emitting light sources in the induction of T-cell apoptosis.

Photochem Photobiol 2004 May;79(5):434-9

Department of Dermatology, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary.

Ultraviolet B (UV-B) radiation is a modality widely used for the treatment of different skin diseases. One of the major mechanisms of UV-B immunosuppression in this treatment modality is thought to be an apoptosis-inducing effect on T cells infiltrating the skin. We examined the T-cell apoptosis-induction capacities of four different UV light sources, with and without UV filters. Read More

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May 2004
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Concomitant nasal procedures in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy.

J Laryngol Otol 2004 Apr;118(4):267-9

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich, UK.

Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is the preferred treatment for lacrimal duct blockage. Endoscopic DCR has been practised increasingly in recent years as it avoids a facial scar and can be performed as a day procedure. Recent improvements in endonasal surgical technique led to success rates of up to 90 per cent. Read More

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April 2004
2 Reads

Cosmetic considerations and nonlaser cosmetic procedures in ethnic skin.

Authors:
Brooke A Jackson

Dermatol Clin 2003 Oct;21(4):703-12, ix

Skin Wellness Center of Chicago, SC, 111 N. Wabash Ave, Suite 1116, Chicago, IL 60602, USA.

The face of the aesthetic patient is changing to be more representative of the ethnic diversity of the United States population. It is imperative that the cosmetic dermatologic surgeon not only understand the concerns of the ethnic aesthetic patient but have an awareness of the unique needs of those with darker skin. Read More

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October 2003
5 Reads

Antibody-targeted photodynamic therapy.

Am J Ophthalmol 2003 Dec;136(6):1151-2

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900, USA.

Purpose: To assess the feasibility of conjugation of verteporfin (Visudyne, Parkedale Pharmaceuticals, Rochester, Minnesota, USA) to antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor.

Design: Experimental study.

Methods: Rabbit antimouse vascular endothelial growth factor polyclonal antibody was conjugated to verteporfin. Read More

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December 2003
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A multicenter Phase I safety study of intratumoral photoactivation of talaporfin sodium in patients with refractory solid tumors.

Cancer 2003 Oct;98(8):1767-71

Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Background: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) currently is approved for the palliative treatment of malignancies of the aerodigestive tract using laser-activated porfimer sodium. A new approach has been developed, based on intratumoral placement of a nonlaser light device that activates talaporfin sodium, that may expand the use of PDT to include a broader range of treatment-resistant malignancies. The safety of this approach was assessed in a Phase I study in patients with locally advanced, refractory tumors. Read More

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October 2003
3 Reads

Revision stapedectomy.

Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003 Oct;11(5):347-54

Otology Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio 45242, USA.

During the past decade, the evolution of surgical techniques and philosophy for revision surgery after stapedectomy has accelerated. Lasers, new surgical techniques, and new prostheses now permit the precise identification and reliable correction of the conductive problem, while reducing the risk of postoperative sensorineural hearing loss that plagued nonlaser revision techniques. Read More

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October 2003
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The medical face lift: a noninvasive, nonsurgical approach to tissue tightening in facial skin using nonablative radiofrequency.

Dermatol Surg 2003 Apr;29(4):325-32; discussion 332

University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA.

Background: Traditional surgical rhytidectomy is aimed at correcting facial skin that is sagging, which is caused by excessive skin laxity as a result of photoaging. Operating room facilities, general anesthesia, and a skilled surgeon are needed. The patient has recuperation time, which may be prolonged if complications arise. Read More

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April 2003
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Comparison of external dacryocystorhinostomy with nonlaser endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy.

Authors:
Peter J Dolman

Ophthalmology 2003 Jan;110(1):78-84

Department of Ophthalmology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Objective: We compared outcomes after dacryocystorhinostomies (DCRs) performed by the traditional external approach (EX-DCR) or by a nonlaser, nonendoscopic endonasal approach (EN-DCR).

Design: Retrospective, nonrandomized, comparative interventional case series.

Participants: A total of 354 consecutive cases of DCR were reviewed in 349 patients performed by one surgeon over a 4-year period with a minimum 1 year of follow-up using either EX-DCR or EN-DCR. Read More

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January 2003
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Intense pulsed light in the treatment of striae distensae.

Dermatol Surg 2002 Dec;28(12):1124-30

Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, San Salvador, El Salvador.

Background: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a noncoherent, nonlaser, filtered flashlamp, emitting a broadband visible light. Its efficacy has been reported recently in the treatment of photodamaged facial skin, promoting the production of neo collagen and ordering of elastic fibers. We don't know however, its efficacy in the treatment of striae distensae. Read More

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December 2002
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