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Low-energy laser treatment of rheumatic diseases: a long-term study
Author(s): Ciprian Antipa; Vladimir Moldoveanu; Nicolae Rusca; Ion I. Bruckner; Adrian Gh. Podoleanu; Viorica Stanciulescu
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2391, Laser-Tissue Interaction VI, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209936
Show Author Affiliations
Ciprian Antipa, Coltea Clinical Hospital (Romania)
Vladimir Moldoveanu, Bagdasar Hospital (Romania)
Nicolae Rusca, Genesis Co. (Romania)
Ion I. Bruckner, Coltea Clinical Hospital (Romania)
Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Polytechnical Institute (Romania)
Viorica Stanciulescu, Chimdiagnosis (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2391:
Laser-Tissue Interaction VI
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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