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Real efficiency of ambulatory laser treatment at the patients with different rheumatic diseases
Author(s): Elena-Luminita Sidenco; Sanda Ristache; Luminita Belu
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Paper Abstract

We consulted 189 patients, with different locomotory diseases: degenerative, posttraumatic and chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases. We followed the main clinical parameters: pain, limitation of mobility, affected function, inflammation and disorders of sensitivity. We applied an infrared LASER source of 100 mW (BTL), daily, for 5 days. The tolerance of the patients at the LASER treatment was excellent (100%). The evolution of the clinical parameters was variated, but inflammation, limitation of mobility and the affected function significantly improved (30-50%). We found a significant diminution of pain (27- 39%). We believe the LASER treatment in ambulatory conditions is essential for the function of the patients with different locomotory diseases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4430, ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics, (29 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432902
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Elena-Luminita Sidenco, Univ. Hospital Bucharest (Romania)
Sanda Ristache, Univ. Hospital Bucharest (Romania)
Luminita Belu, Univ. Hospital Bucharest (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4430:
ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad, Editor(s)

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