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Comparison between two different types of lasers for fibromyositis treatment used on different patients and on the same patients
Author(s): Leonardo Longo; M. Marchi; M. G. Postiglione
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of our work is to evaluate any statistically significant difference between different types of lasers using the treatment schedule. In the years 1980 - 1996 we used lasers 904 - 10,600 nm together on patients affected by many rheumathologic diseases. Since 1997 we started to use 810 nm laser. In 1998 we used always lasers 904 - 10,600 in a group of 26 patient affected by chronic fibromyositis. The results were positive, but the same pathology appeared again on the same patients after two years (year 2000), and we treated half group of 13 patients with laser 810 nm. The other half group of 13 patients with the same pathology and the same relapses was treated again with lasers 904 - 10,600 nm during the year 2000. The same density energy and fluence has been applied. From a mathematical and physical point of view there should not have been any difference, whereas from the biological and clinical point of view the result has not been the same.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4606, Laser Florence 2000: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (23 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.446703
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Leonardo Longo, Univ. degli Studi di Siena (Italy)
M. Marchi, Univ degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
M. G. Postiglione, Institute for Laser Medicine (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4606:
Laser Florence 2000: 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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