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Biostimulation Effect For Rheumatoid Arthritis By Low Power He-Ne Laser
Author(s): Yoshinori Oyamada
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We have studied the effectiveness of He-Ne laser (8.5mW) in treatment of rheuma-toid arthritis of totally 77 cases. Placebo irradiation was applied to 32 patients, and He-Ne laser to 45 cases. The length of irradiation was 15 minutes per each treatment. During the experiment period, the assessment to tenderness, pain on motion, circumference, range of motion, grip strength, duration of morning-stiffness, hydrops, and ESR was performed. Thermograph and other laboratory tests were also assessed. The general assessment by the doctors showed significant clinical diffe-rence (P<0.01) in the intergroup comparison. In the assessment of the patients' personal impression, significant improvement was recorded too (P<0.01).

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Date Published: 11 September 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1066, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems, (11 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952032
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Yoshinori Oyamada, National Hanamaki Onsen Hospital (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1066:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems
Kazuhiko Atsumi M.D.; Norman R. Goldblatt; Stephen N. Joffe M.D., Editor(s)

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