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Self-organizing phenomena at membrane level and low-level laser therapy of rhinitis
Author(s): Laura Ailioaie; C. Ailioaie; Fl. Topoliceanu
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Paper Abstract

Allergic rhinitis is the most common allergic disease affecting many people worldwide. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) was applied as monotherapy to 32 children, under placebo controlled conditions. There have been used two GaAlAs diode lasers. The density of energy and the frequency 2 sessions daily - were applied under a special experimental protocol of treatment, including endonasal regions treated with an optical fiber and the extrameridian acupuncture points for rhinitis, 10 days monthly, three months consecutively. The initial investigations with fiberoptic rhinoscope revealed a swollen, pale and edematous mucosa, with increased nasal sections, which may be watery to mucoid. At the end of LLLT, the symptoms of rhinitis like sneezing, nasal congestion, stuffy nose, mouth breathing, snoring - have disappeared and the aspect of nasal mucosa was normal. The results could be explained in the new scenario of self-organizing phenomena at membrane level. The physiological beneficial effects may be correlated and possibly explained by self-organizing paradigms. Our result warrant that LLL is a very good therapy modality for children suffering from allergic rhinitis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4166, Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (28 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389503
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Laura Ailioaie, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy (Romania)
C. Ailioaie, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy (Romania)
Fl. Topoliceanu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4166:
Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Alfons G. Hofstetter; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R.A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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