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Effect of low intensity laser therapy in an experimental model of cranio-encephalic trauma in rats
Author(s): Daiane T. Meneguzzo; Cristina Yuri Okada; Márcia K. Koike; Bomfim Alvares Silva; Maria Stella Moreira; Carlos de Paula Eduardo; Marcia Martins Marques
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The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of phototherapy with low intensity laser on the inflammatory reaction after rat brain injury. Cryogenic injury was performed at the brain of 16 male Wistar rats (250-300g) using a cooper probe at -80º C. Immediately, 24 h and 48 h later, the rats received laser irradiation using a GaAlAs laser (830 nm, 100 mW). The samples were randomly divided into four groups (n= 4 per group): A: control (non- irradiated); B: energy density of 14.28 J/cm2; C: 28.57 J/cm2; D: 42.85 J/cm2. Three days later, the cerebral vascular permeability and the inflammatory cells at the trauma site were evaluated. For vascular permeability analysis, 2 h prior sacrifice an intra vascular injection of Evans blue stain was done in the rats. For inflammatory cells counting, frozen samples were sectioned and the histological slides were stained with Giemsa. The data were compared by either ANOVA or Kruskall-Wallis complemented by the Dunn's test. The irradiated groups presented higher cerebral vascular permeability than controls (A: 2.6 ± 0.8; B:12.0 ± 2.0; C: 13.1 ± 4.1, and D: 12.4 ± 1.8; p=0.016). The inflammatory cell numbers of irradiated samples were similar to controls (A: 65 ± 6; B:85 ± 9; C: 84 ±14, and D: 83 ± 3; p=0.443). The data showed that phototherapy with low intensity laser modulates the inflammatory reaction in the brain by increasing the cerebral vascular permeability after a cryogenic trauma.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6428, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy II, 64280G (21 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.702252
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Daiane T. Meneguzzo, School of Dentistry, Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Cristina Yuri Okada, School of Dentistry, Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Márcia K. Koike, School of Medicine, Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Bomfim Alvares Silva, School of Medicine, Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Maria Stella Moreira, Sao Paulo City Hospital (Brazil)
Carlos de Paula Eduardo, School of Dentistry, Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Marcia Martins Marques, School of Dentistry, Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6428:
Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy II
Michael R. Hamblin; Ronald W. Waynant; Juanita Anders, Editor(s)

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