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Low level laser therapy in the treatment of oral mucositis in cancer patients: systematic review of literature
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Paper Abstract

Oral mucositis is a debilitating and dose limiting side effect of oncotherapy in cancer patients. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a promising new intervention for the treatment of oral mucositis. Aims and objectives: 1. Perform a systematic review of available literature on the therapeutic effect of LLLT on established oral mucositis. 2. Formulate recommendations for future studies based on results of review. Methods: Electronic search oflow level laser therapy in the treatment of oral mucositis was conducted and eligible studies reviewed. Results: Four studies met the inclusion criteria and were analyzed. A total of 109 patients were included, 59 of which received LLLT as a therapeutic measure. An overall success rate of 81.4% success rate was reported in regard to OM. Conclusion: The review demonstrated the positive therapeutic effect of LLLT on oral mucositis. However, the need for future studies with standardized reporting of parameters and methods is needed to increase the level of evidence of this intervention.

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Date Published: 22 March 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9670, Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 96700N (22 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2195752
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Rula Fawzi El-Sabbagh, Univ. of Genoa (Italy)
King Hussein Cancer Ctr. (Jordan)
Wayne J. Selting, Univ. of Genoa (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9670:
Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine
Darinca Carmen Todea; Adrian Gh. Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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