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Use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in the treatment of some pulmonary diseases: ten-year experience
Author(s): V. A. Derbenev; V. A. Mikhailov; I. N. Denisov
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of the treatment of some pulmonary diseases with our without LLLT. 130 patients received LLLT and drug therapy, and 30 patients received only drug therapy. The obtained results on the use of LLLT show that the period of convalescence in patients with both pneumonia and exacerbation of chronic bronchitis was lower with 4-6 days compared with control group. 68 percent patients with chronic bronchitis have staunch remission more than three months. Patients with bronchial asthma reported the decreasing of both number of bronchospasms and doses of bronchodilators and glucocorticoids after LLLT. They have no exacerbation of asthma during 3-6 months; then these patients need the repetition of LLLT. In conclusion, LLLT is the suitable and effective complement to the treatment of pulmonary diseases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2000
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4166, Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (28 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389506
Show Author Affiliations
V. A. Derbenev, Moscow Scientific and Practical Ctr. of Laser Medicine (Russia)
V. A. Mikhailov, Moscow Scientific and Practical Ctr. of Laser Medicine (Russia)
I. N. Denisov, I.M. Setchenov Moscow Medical Academy (Russia)

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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