LLLT vs PEMF or Laser Combined with PEMF

Lasers Med Sci. 2015 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print]

LASER versus electromagnetic field in treatment of hemarthrosis in children with hemophilia.

Eid MA1, Aly SM.

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  • 1Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Najran University, Najran, KSA, Saudi Arabia, mohamed.eid27@yahoo.com.

Abstract

Children with hemophilia usually have recurrent joint bleeding that leads to joint damage, loss of range of motion, and restriction of mobility, therefore affecting the quality of life in these children. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to that of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) in treatment of hemarthrosis in children with hemophilia. Thirty boys with hemophilia A with ages ranging from 9 to 13 years were selected and assigned randomly, using sealed envelopes, into two equal intervention groups. The study group I received the traditional physical therapy program in addition to LLLT, whereas the study group II received the same physical therapy program given to the study group I in addition to PEMF. Both groups received the treatment sessions three times per week for three successive months. Pain, laboratory investigations, swelling, and range of motion (ROM) of the affected knee joint, in addition to physical fitness were evaluated before, at the end of the sixth week and at 12 weeks of the treatment program. Laser group showed significant improvement in all measured variables after the sixth week of treatment when compared with PEMF. By 12 weeks of treatment, there was a significant improvement in pain, ROM, ESR and leucocytes levels in laser group compared with PEMF, while there was no significant difference in knee circumferences and the 6-min walk test (6MWT) between both groups. Both groups showed significant improvement at 12 weeks of treatment compared with that at 6 weeks. Both LLLT and PEMF are effective modalities in reducing pain, swelling, increasing ROM and improving physical fitness. Twelve weeks of treatment of both modalities demonstrated significant improvement than 6 weeks of treatment. Laser therapy induced significant improvement than electromagnetic therapy in treatment of hemarthrosis-related problems in children with hemophilia.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2014 Mar-Apr;(2):25-8.

The role of magnetolaserotherapy in the correction of the adaptive potential of the brain in the children suffering absence seizures.

[Article in Russian]
Kravtsova EIu, Kravtsov IuI, Shevchenko KV.

Abstract

We have conducted a course of magnetic laser therapy targeted on the vegetative structures at the neck of the children suffering absence seizures in an attempt to optimize the functioning of the non-specific brain structures. The study has demonstrated that such treatment promotes normalization of the components of the orientation response to sound almost to the level observed in the healthy children. The alpha-index returned to the normal value as well.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2013 Nov-Dec;(6):36-41.

The early postoperative rehabilitation of the patients presenting with cholelithiasis and experiencing psychoemotional stress.

[Article in Russian]
Poddubnaia OA, Marsheva SI.

Abstract

Early postoperative rehabilitation of the patients presenting with cholelithiasis and experiencing psychoemotional stress is designed to restore the function of bile secretion, enhance their adaptive capabilities, and normalize the psychovegetative status for the purpose of preventing further progress of the disease and reducing the risk of the development of post-cholecystectomy syndrome. The inclusion of drinking mineral water, magnetic laser therapy, and UHF therapy in the combined rehabilitative treatment of such patients results in the appreciable enhancement of all functional abilities of the body manifest as the significant improvement and normalization of clinical and laboratory characteristics (elimination of clinical symptoms of the disease, improvement of general and biochemycal parameters of peripheral blood). Simultaneously, the adaptive capabilities and the psychovegetative status of the patients improved as apparent from the increased lymphocyte count, normalization of the Kerdo and Hildebrandt indices and indices of stress level, decreased psychoemotional stress, enhancement of physical functioning characteristics. Taken together, these changes account for the high effectiveness of the above procedures of early postoperative rehabilitation of the patients presenting with cholelithiasisand experiencing psychoemotional stress (94.7%).

Urologiia. 2013 Jul-Aug;(4):19-20, 22-3.

Rehabilitation of patients with urolithiasis after minimally invasive procedures on the kidneys.

[Article in Russian]
Avdoshin VP, Andriukhin MI, Kiriukhina TA, Za?tseva IV.

Abstract

Minimally invasive surgeries in patients with urolithiasis are not always successful. Prevention of inflammatory and cicatrical-sclerotic complications in the postoperative period plays an important role. 49 patients with urolithiasis divided into two groups were followed-up. The study group included 25 patients who underwent percutaneous puncture nephrolitholapaxy. The control group consisted of 24 patients with a history of percutaneous puncture nephrolitholapaxy. In postoperative period, active prevention of inflammation and cicatrical-sclerotic complications using drug Longidaza in combination with magneticlaser therapy was performed in study group. The control group received standard treatment. 6 months after surgery, 1 (4%) patient in the study group had pyeloectasis approximately 2 cm and obstruction of UPJ of operated kidney, which required re-treatment with Longidaza. In the control group, pyeloectasis and violation of passage through the upper urinary tract were recorded in 4 (16.7%) patients. These data allow to recommend a comprehensive prevention of postoperative inflammation and cicatrical-sclerotic complications using Longidaza and magneticlaser therapy in patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery of the kidney.

Adv Med Sci. 2011;56(2):270-4. doi: 10.2478/v10039-011-0041-z.

Comparison of the long-term effectiveness of physiotherapy programs with low-level laser therapy and pulsed magnetic field in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Dakowicz A1, Kuryliszyn-Moskal A, Koszty?a-Hojna B, Moskal D, Latosiewicz R.

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Abstract

PURPOSE:

 

The aim of the study was to compare the long term effects of lowlevel laser therapy (LLLT) and pulsed magnetic field (PMF) in the rehabilitation of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

METHODS:

The study included 38 patients with idiopathic CTS, confirmed by electroneurographic (ENG) examination. All patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups: group L (18 patients) treated with LLLT and group M (20 patients) with PMF therapy. Clinical assessment, including day and night pain, the presence of paresthesia, functional tests (Phalen, Tinel, armband tests) and pain severity according to the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was conducted before treatment, after the first series of 10 sessions, after a two-week break, after the second series of 10 sessions and six months after the last series.

RESULTS:

After LLLT a significant reduction of day and night pain was observed at each stage of treatment and 6 months after the last series (p<0.05). However, in group M, a significant reduction of both day and night pain was demonstrated only after the second series (p<0.05). A reduction of the incidence of Phalen’s symptoms were noticed in both groups, however, only in group L the improvement was significant (p<0.05). In groups L and M a significant reduction of pain intensity was observed at every stage of treatment (p<0.05).

CONCLUSIONS:

Although after LLL as well as PMF therapy clinical improvement was observed, the most significant differences were registered after the second series and persisted for up to 6 months in both groups.

Lasers Med Sci. 2013 May;28(3):901-9. doi: 10.1007/s10103-012-1165-5. Epub 2012 Aug 5.

Low-level laser therapy vs. pulsed electromagnetic field on neonatal rat calvarial osteoblast-like cells.

Eames Y1, Akça K, Aybar B, Yalçn S, Çavu?o?lu Y, Baysal U, I?sever H, Atalay B, Vural P, Ergüven M, Çehreli MC, Bilir A.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

To compare the effects of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on osteoblast cells in a cell culture model. Fifty thousand neonatal rat calvarial osteoblast-like cells per milliliter were seeded and 0.06 mT PEMF, 0.2 mT PEMF, and LLLT at 808 nm were applied for 24 and 96 h on the cells. To evaluate cellular proliferation and differentiation, specimens were examined for DNA synthesis, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, cell numbers, and viability of the cells. Morphological appearances of the cells were observed using scanning electron microcopy after 24 and 96 h of incubation. At 24 and 96 h, the control group had a higher cell proliferation than 0.06 and 0.2 mT PEMF groups (p=0.001). At 96 h, 0.2 mT PEMF group had higher cell proliferation rate than 0.06 mT PEMF and LLLT groups (p=0.001). The cell count and cell viability in 0.2 mT PEMF group were higher than the 0.06-mT PEMF and LLLT groups, although these differences were not statistically significant at 96 h (p>0.05). At 24 and 96 h, cell viability in the control group was higher than the test groups. Alkaline phosphatase levels of the groups were comparable in both time intervals (p>0.05). 0.2 mT PEMF application on osteoblast-like cells led to cell proliferation and differentiation better than 0.06 mT PEMF and LLLT at 808 nm, although a remarkable effect of both PEMF and LLLT could not be detected. The ALP activity of 0.2 and 0.06 mT PEMF and LLLT were comparable.

Lik Sprava. 2012 Jul-Sep;(5):106-11.

Possibilities of magneticlaser therapy in comprehensive treatment of patients with brain concussion in acute period.

[Article in Ukrainian]
Zubkova OV, Samosiuk IZ, Polishchuk OV, Shul’ga NM, Samosiuk NI.

Abstract

The efficacy of magneticlaser therapy used according to the method developed by us was studied in patients having the brain concussion (BC) in an acute period. The study was based on the dynamics of values of the evoked vestibular potentials and the disease clinical course. It was shown that following the magneticlaser therapy in combination with traditional pharmacotherapy in BC acute period, the statistically significant positive changes were registered in the quantitative characteristics of the evoked vestibular brain potentials that correlated with the dynamics of the disease clinical course. The data obtained substantiate the possibility of using the magneticlaser therapy in patients with a mild craniocereblal injury in an acute period.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2011 May-Jun;(3):24-7.

The combined treatment of patients presenting with chronic pyelonephritis with the use of magnetolaserotherapy.

[Article in Russian]

Nurtdinova GM, Chrnyshova LP, Galimova ES.

Abstract

The present study included 70 patients (mean age 36.0 +- 1.5 years) presenting with chronic pyelonephritis. Thirty of them were given magnetolaserotherapy in addition to the conventional treatment. Their immune status as well as the levels of proinflammatory cytokines (interleukin-1 bets, interleukin-6, and tumour necrosis factor-alpha) were determined. It is shown that the combined treatment (basal therapy and magnetolaserotherapy) caused a significant decrease in the duration of the main clinical manifestations of the disease and normalization of the immune system and cytokine production.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2011 Jan-Feb;(1):28-32.

New methods of physical therapy and instruments for their application (based on projects developed in Belarus).

[Article in Russian]
Ulashchik VS.

Abstract

This article was designed to overview new methods (thermomagnetotherapy, photomagnetotherapy, vacuum darsonvalization, low-frequency fonotherapy, etc.) developed in Belarus under the guidance of the author. The information about the influence of these therapeutic modalities on the human organism is presented along with indications for their application in clinical and sports medicine.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2010 Jul-Aug;(4):3-6.

The use of drinking sulfate mineral water in combination with laser and magneticlaser irradiation for primary prophylaxis of post-radiation disorders(experimental study).

[Article in Russian]
Korolev IuN, Mikha?lik LV, Geniatulina MS, Nikulina LA.

Abstract

Experiments on laboratory rats have demonstrated that prophylactic use of drinkable sulfate mineral water in combination with laser and magnetolaser irradiation of adrenal glands produces a radioprotecive effect that was especially well apparent in the liver and less so in the testes. Simultaneously, the functional activity of the thymus decreased. Protection of the liver by the combination of the above factors was more pronounced than the effect of each of them applied separately.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2010 Sep-Oct;(5):30-3.

 

Analysis of parameters of reproductive tract mucosal immunity in women with chlamydial infection before and after local magnetolaserotherapy.

[Article in Russian]

 

 

Gizinger OA, Dolgushin II, Letiaeva OI.

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to evaluate the influence of combined treatment with low-intensity laser radiation and magnetic field on neutrophil function in women presenting with Chlamydial infection. Dysfunction of neutrophil granulocytes in these patients was manifest in the first place as the decreased number of phagocytes and the low rate of phagocytosis. It was shown that the concentration of active oxygen species in neutrophils in the patients with Chlamydial infection was significantly smaller than in healthy women. The concurrent application of low-intensity laser radiation and a magnetic field not only stimulated phagocytosis but also increased intracellular production of active oxygen species especially under in vitro conditions. It is concluded that combined treatment with low-intensity laser radiation and magnetic field has beneficial effect on the parameters of mucosal immunity in the reproductive tract of women with Chlamydial infection.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2010 Jul-Aug;(4):20-2.

The use of magneticlaser therapy in the combined treatment of osteoarthrosis in workers exposed to inorganic fluoride compounds.

[Article in Russian]
Fedorov AA, Riabko EV, Gromov AS.

Abstract

The present study included 67 patients who had been exposed to the impact of inorganic fluoride compounds. It demonstrated beneficial effect of magnetolaser therapy in combination with whole body iodine-bromide-sodium chlorine baths, physical exercises, and massage on clinical manifestations of the primary disease and concomitant pathologies. Simultaneously, metabolic processes in the articular cartilage and bone tissue were normalized, lipid peroxidation was improved and optimization of antioxidative protection achieved. These changes are indicative of high therapeutic efficiency of the combined treatment employed in this study and its favourable influence on the quality of life of the patients.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2009 Nov-Dec;(6):3-11.

Many-level polysensory stimulation of brain functions by physical therapeutic agents.

[Article in Russian]
Tyshkevich TG, Ponomarenko GN.

Abstract

A combination of physiotherapeutic methods for neurorehabilitative treatment has been developed and applied to the treatment of 576 patients with neurosurgical problems including the loss of brain functions as a sequel to nervous system lesions of traumatic, vascular, and other origin. Methodologically, this complex is adapted to the level and extent of the lesion and the character of regeneration of the nervous tissues. It implies many-level stimulation of neuroregeneration by syndromically and pathogenetically substantiated application of physical factors in the early post-injury and postoperative periods. The proposed approach allows the brain function to be completely restored by virtue of persistent compensatory changes in the nervous system. A combination of many-level magnetic, electrical, and laser stimulation is recommended to manage lesions in the speech, motor, and visual analyzers. Combined laser and differential electrostimulation may be prescribed to patients with nerve lesions, extremely high frequency therapy to those with epileptic syndrome, combined microwave therapy to cases with impairment of consciousness, and a variant of systemic UV irradiation with underwater shower-massaging for the treatment of vegetative and asthenic disturbances. Selected physiological aspects of the action of the above physical factors are specified. This physiotherapeutic system is protected by 20 RF patents of invention.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2008 Sep-Oct;(5):27-30.

Magneto-laser therapy of chronic gastritis in children and adolescents.

[Article in Russian]
Zviagin AA, Nikolaenko EA.

Abstract

The efficiency of transcutaneous magneto-laser treatment as a component of combined therapy of chronic gastritis in children and adolescents (aged 5-17 years) was compared with that of pharmacotherapy and low-intensity laser therapy. The patients were allocated to three groups of 25 persons each. Patients of group 1 were given only drug therapy, those in group 2 were treated with pharmaceuticals and low-intensity laser therapy. The patients comprising group 3 were subjected to the action of magneto-laser radiation. Magneto-laser therapy was shown to result in a significantly more expressed improvement of clinical and morphological characteristics of the patients compared with pharmacotherapy alone. There was no significant difference between effects of magneto-laser and low-intensity laser radiation.

Khirurgiia (Mosk). 2008;(3):30-3.

Treatment of trophic ulcers of lower limbs with Myliacile and magnetolaserotherapy.

[Article in Russian]
Nuzova OB.

Abstract

Overall 73 patients with trophic ulcers of lower limbs were treated with wound-healing medication Myliacile and magnetolaserotherapy. The results of clinical, histological and microbiological examinations demonstrate higher efficacy of this therapy compared with combination of Myliacile and laser or Myliacile application only.

Clin Tech Small Anim Pract. 2007 Nov;22(4):160-5. doi: 10.1053/j.ctsap.2007.09.004.

Select modalities.

Canapp DA1.

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1Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group, Ellicott City, MD 21042, USA. dcanapp@vetsportsmedicine.com

Abstract

Physical rehabilitation modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound (TU), transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation (TENS), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), cold or low-level laser therapy (LLLT), and pulsed magnetic field therapy (PMF) can all, when used properly, assist in treating orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, and chronic conditions brought about by normal aging in our small animal companions. TU uses sound waves to produce both thermal and nonthermal effects that aid in tissue healing, repair, and function. TENS uses different frequencies of electrical current to decrease pain and inflammation. NMES also uses an electrical current to stimulate muscle contraction to assist in normal neuromuscular function in postorthopedic and neurological injuries. LLLT uses light energy to reduce pain, decrease inflammation, and stimulate healing at a cellular level. PMF uses magnetic field to stimulate normal cellular ion exchange and oxygen utilization and promote generalized healing of tissues. These modalities are discussed in detail covering mechanism of action, parameters, settings, and indications/contraindications of use in our small animals. Although these modalities are important in the physical rehabilitation of small animals, they need to be incorporated with a proper diagnosis, manual therapy, and home exercise program into a specific and individualized patient treatment protocol.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2006 May-Jun;(3):9-11.

[Effects of combined use of therapeutic physical factors on early postoperative adhesion process in experiment].

[Article in Russian]
Gobedzhishvili VK, Lavreshin PM, Ovchrenko LM.

Abstract

Experimental adhesion process in the abdominal cavity was provoked in 36 guinea-pigs by autoimmune injury of the abdomen. The adhesions were exposed to impulse magnetic field and low-intensive infra-red laser radiation. The effects of the latter modalities on adhesion in early postoperative period, further use of lidase electrophoresis and ultrasound were studied. A combined action of various physical factors changes adhesion process: limits adhesion and visceral deformity, makes adhesions elastic.

Urologiia. 2006 Jul-Aug;(4):49-54.

Use of Intramag devices with Intraterm and LAST-02 attachments in complex therapy of chronic prostatitis.

[Article in Russian]
Shaplygin LV, Begaev AI, V’iushina VV.

Abstract

The examination of the patients exposed to physical factors (magnetotherapy, laser therapy and thermotherapy) has demonstrated that Intramag unit with attachments Intraterm and LAST-02 for local physiotherapy is effective in patients with chronic prostatitis and can be used in urological hospitals and outpatient clinics.

Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol. 2005 Dec;49(6):891-6. Epub 2006 Mar 16.

Evidences of physical agents action on bone metabolism and their potential clinical use.

[Article in Portuguese]
Lirani AP1, Lazaretti-Castro M.

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  • 1Departamento de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP. analirani@fcr.epm.br

Abstract

 

The action of physical agents such as low level laser therapy, low-intensity pulsed ultrasound and electrical and electromagnetic fields on bone have been often studied, showing that they are able to promote osteogenesis, accelerate fracture consolidation and augment bone mass. The use of these therapeutic modalities was first based on the finding that bone is a piezoelectric material, that means it can generate polarization when deformed, transforming mechanical energy into electric energy, and this has widen therapeutic possibilities to bony tissue. The present work aims to present evidences of physiologic effects and mechanisms of action of these physical agents on bone metabolism, based on articles published in international scientific literature.

Lik Sprava. 2004 Mar;(2):30-5.

Effect of low intensity helium-neon laser and decimeter electromagnetic irradiation on functional indices of immune cells in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

[Article in Russian]
Petrov AV.

Abstract

Clinical, laboratory, and immunoassay of 58 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, first and second degree of activity was carried out. Low-energy helium-neon laser exposure and decimeter electromagnetic radiation (DMEM) of peripheral blood was given along with the use of non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs and methotrexate. Peculiarities of this magneticlaser effect on proliferation response and apoptosis of mononuclear leucocytes in vitro and in vivo have been revealed. It was also established that the application of DMEM-therapy brought patients with RA in shorter period of time to clinical improvement evaluated by ACR criteria.

Ter Arkh. 2003;75(12):19-23.

Effect of membrane-stabilizing magnetolaser therapy on cardiodynamics in patients with ischemic heart disease.

[Article in Russian]
Vasil’ev AP, Senatorov IuN, Strel’tsova NN, Malishevski? MV, Dubova TV, Zykova EL.

Abstract

AIM:

To evaluate cardiodynamic changes in response to magnetolaser therapy (MLT) and these changes links with lipid shifts in cell membrane.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

The study enrolled 50 patients with effort angina (functional class II-III). Of them, 37 patients were exposed to 10-day courses of MLT, 13 patients were exposed to sham procedures. Before the treatment and 3 months after it measurements were made of lipid peroxidation (LPO) products, structure of erythrocytic membrane and cardiodynamic parameters.

RESULTS:

MLT resulted in a significant reduction of LPO products, stabilization of cell membrane structure and positive shifts in cardiodynamics. Correlation was found between the above parameters.

CONCLUSION:

Improvement of inotropic, diastolic functions of the myocardium and abatement of cardiac remodeling in coronary heart disease patients in response to MLT is realized primarily due to structural stabilization of cell membrane lipid biolayer.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2003 Mar-Apr;(2):19-20.

Magnetic and laser therapy of acute ischemic stroke.

[Article in Russian]
Samosiuk NI.

Abstract

The paper presents the technique of frequency-modulated magnetolaser therapy (FMMLT) used in combined treatment of 121 patients with ischemic stroke in acute period. The results were compared with those in the control group of 30 patients who received conventional drug treatment. The results of the comparison allowed the author to recommend FMMLT in ischemic stroke especially in the period of “therapeutic window”

Urologiia. 2003 Mar-Apr;(2):23-5.

[Etiopathogenetic basis for using magnetolaser therapy in the complex treatment of male infertility].

[Article in Russian]
Iurshin VV, Sergienko NF, Illarionov VE.

Abstract

Up to 12-15% couples are infertile. The “responsibility” for infertility rests with the husband in 40-45% cases. The effects of routine drug therapy (n = 95) on a generative function are compared to those of magnetolaser therapy (n = 93) in 188 males with excretory-inflammatory infertility suffering from chronic prostatitis. Low-intensity laser infra-red radiation was used in a permanent magnetic field produced by Azor-2K unit. The magnetolaser therapy more significantly than the routine therapy raised concentration and number of mobile forms of the spermia, reduced their degenerative forms, elevated the level of serum sexual and gonadotropic hormones. In 1 year pregnancy occurred in 41.7 and 55.4% of 83 and 87 families (groups 1 and 2), respectively. The delivery took place in 35.8 and 49.7%, respectively.

Vestn Oftalmol. 2002 May-Jun;118(3):15-7.

Laser magnetotherapy after cataract extraction with implantation of intraocular lens.

[Article in Russian]
Maksimov VIu, Zakharova NV, Maksimova IS, Golushkov GA, Evseev SIu.

Abstract

Effects of low-intensive laser and alternating magnetic field on the course of the postoperative period were studied in patients with exudative reaction after extracapsular cataract extraction with implantation of intraocular lens (IOL). The results are analyzed for 148 eyes with early exudative reaction after IOL implantation (136 patients aged 42-75 years). The patients were observed for up to 6 months. The treatment efficiency was evaluated by the clinical picture of inflammatory reaction, visual acuity, and results of biochemical analysis of the lacrimal fluid (the ratio of lipid peroxidation products to antioxidants in cell membrane). The course of the postoperative period was more benign and recovery sooner in patients of the main group in comparison with the control.

Urologiia. 2005 Nov-Dec;(6):16-8.

Changes in prostatic circulation in response to laser therapy and magnetic therapy in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

[Article in Russian]
[No authors listed]

Abstract

The results of preoperative preparation were analysed in 59 patients with prostatic benign hyperplasia (PBH) subjected to TUR. Treatment outcomes were assessed by transrectal ultrasound (color Doppler mapping) in two groups of patients. Group 1 received combined therapy including transrectal laser radiation of the prostate, group 2–transrectal magnetotherapy. The analysis showed that laser radiation reduced insignificantly the size of the prostate and adenomatous node, improved microcirculation and circulation in the prostate. This resulted in relief of inflammation and reduction of the number of postoperative inflammatory complications. Transrectal magnetotherapy has a positive effect on vascularization and hemodynamics of the prostate, local immunity, contamination of the tissues with pathogenic flora.

Vestn Otorinolaringol. 2002;(1):11-4.

Electrophysical effects in combined treatment of neurosensory hypoacusis.

[Article in Russian]
Morenko VM, Enin IP.

Abstract

The authors consider different methods of electrobiophysical impacts on the body in the treatment of neurosensory hypoacusis: laser beam, laser puncture, electrostimulation, magnetotherapy, magnetolasertherapy, electrophoresis, etc. These methods find more and more intensive application in modern medicine. Further success of physiotherapy for neurosensory hypoacusis depends on adequate knowledge about mechanisms of action of each physical method used and introduction of novel techniques.

Stomatologiia (Mosk). 2001;80(6):8-11.

Pathomorphology of regenerative processes in mandibular fracture after sodium succinate treatment and laser magnetotherapy in an experimental setting.

[Article in Russian]
Faustov LA, Nedel’ko NA, Morozova MV.

Abstract

Morphological reactions in tissue adjacent to mandibular angular fracture were studied in guinea pigs treated with sodium succinate and laser magnetotherapy. Due to succinate therapy the exudative component of inflammation was less expressed in comparison with the control, macrophagal reaction and neoangiogenesis were activated, the volume of damaged muscle tissue and the incidence of suppurations decreased. The number of osteoblasts increased and new bone structures acquired a lamellar pattern earlier than in the control. Sodium succinate therapy in combination with laser magnetotherapy had a more pronounced positive effect as regards activation of macrophagal reaction and neoangiogenesis and a decrease in the area of fibrosclerotic changes in the zone of damaged muscles, where newly formed myosymplasts differentiated into myotubes and even in muscle fibers. Suppuration of the wound was prevented. Bone tissue in the fracture zone formed without preliminary formation of cartilaginous tissue, which resulted in more rapid osteogenesis (lamellar bone growth in the fracture zone).

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2000 May-Jun;(3):17-21.

The optimization of an early rehabilitation program for cerebral stroke patients: the use of different methods of magneto- and laser therapy.

[Article in Russian]
Kochetkov AV, Gorbunov FE, Minenkov AA, Strel’tsova EN, Filina TF, Krupennikov AI.

Abstract

Magnetotherapy and laser therapy were used in complex and complex-combined regimens in 75 patients after cerebral ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke starting on the poststroke week 4-5. Clinico-neurologic, neurophysiological and cerebrohemodynamic findings evidence for the highest effectiveness of neurorehabilitation including complex magneto-laser therapy in hemispheric ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke of subcortical location in the absence of marked clinico-tomographic signs of dyscirculatory encephalopathy. Complex-combined magneto-laser therapy is more effective for correction of spastic dystonia. Mutual potentiation of magnetotherapy and laser therapy results in maximal development of collateral circulation and cerebral hemodynamic reserve (84% of the patients). Complex effects manifest in arteriodilating and venotonic effects. Complex magneto-laser therapy is accompanied by reduction of hyperthrombocythemia and hyperfibrinogenemia.

Urologiia. 2000 Jan-Feb;(1):20-4.

[Comparative assessment of conservative treatment of chronic prostatitis with application of complex unit andro-gin].

[Article in Russian]
Golubchikova VA, Alekseev MIa, Sitnikov NV, Kochetov AG, Podgorny? VF.

Abstract

The Andro-Gin unit used in combined treatment of 78 patients with chronic prostatitis (CP) and 16 women with chronic interstitial cystitis with inflammation in the internal genitalia (56.5% of the patients had sexual and spermatogenesis disorders) employed effects of simultaneous exposure to local magnetic field, electrostimulation of the small pelvis organs and prostate with introduction of contact rectal electrode, neurostimulation of pathogenic zones, low-intensity laser and light-diode radiator and color impulse therapy. Control group consisted of 85 patients with CP who received conventional physiotherapy. The comparative analysis has shown high efficiency of the unit Andro-Gin in the treatment of CP and its complications. Laboratory and clinical convalescence and persistent remission was registered in 98% of the patients of the study group. Combined treatment using Andro-Gin is twice more effective than other treatments.

Vestn Khir Im I I Grek. 1996;155(5):37-9.

The potentials of laser and electromagnetic-laser therapy in the treatment of patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans of the vessels of the lower extremities.

[Article in Russian]
Galimzianov FV.

Abstract

A comparative analysis of the laser and electromagnetic laser therapy was performed in the complex treatment of patients with obliterating atherosclerosis of the lower extremity vessels. Laser treatment exerts a therapeutic effect related with its influence upon microcirculation. The effectiveness of complex treatment becomes higher when using a combination of laser therapy with the impulse electromagnetic therapy of complex modulation at the expense of improvement of the regional blood circulation in all links of the vasculature.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1996 Jul-Aug;(4):17-9.

The laser-magnetic phoresis of ascorbic acid in the combined health-resort therapy of osteoarthrosis patients.

[Article in Russian]
Ibadova GD, Khamrakulova VV, Lopatinski? VV.

Abstract

In vitro experiments demonstrate stability of ascorbic acid pH solution and a 1.5-fold increase in ascorbic acid mass-transfer through semipermeable membranes in exposure to laser radiation and magnetic field generated by the device Uzor. Bioavailability of ascorbic acid was proved by adaptogenic and antioxidant effects of laser-magnetophoresis of 2% ascorbic acid solution applied to the affected joints in 79 patients with osteochondrosis. The above laser-magnetophoresis compared to reflex-segmental technique of lasermagnetotherapy is more effective and safe as to balneopathological reactions.

Br J Rheumatol. 1994 Jun;33(6):566-8.

Physician perceptions of the value of physical modalities in the treatment of musculoskeletal disease.

Rush PJ1, Shore A.

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1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Abstract

We randomly surveyed 100 specialists in rehabilitation medicine and 100 rheumatologists concerning their perceptions of the value of 11 different physical modalities–cold, active and passive exercise, interferential current, laser, magnetotherapy

Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 1989;89(4):41-4.

Current methods of pathogenetic therapy of infectious-allergic polyradiculoneuritis.

[Article in Russian]
Neretin VIa, Ki’riakov VA, Sapfirova VA, Agafonov BV.

Abstract

This is a survey of the experience in using corticosteroids, plasmapheresis, immunodepressants, hyperbaric oxygenation, laser and magnetotherapy in treating the infectious-allergic Guillain-Barre polyradiculoneuritis. The indications and counter-indications to individual techniques are presented as related to the character and course of the disease. The principles of interrelation of these techniques with other drug and physical therapies are discussed. The authors infer that combination of plasmapheresis with corticosteroids is the best for acute polyradiculoneuritis and prolonged use of maintenance doses of corticosteroids and immunodepressants, physical methods and gymnastics are recommended for chronic polyradiculoneuritis.

Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 1989;89(8):23-7.

Complex stimulation of the locomotor and psycholingual develop- ment of children with perinatal lesions of the central nervous system.

[Article in Russian]
Skvortsov IA, Khavkhun LA, Ustinova EV, I’lin LB.

Abstract

In 121 children with perinatal CNS damage a combined therapy was performed including, besides routine drug treatment, imitation stimulation of age-matched posture-++-tonic attitudes and motor skills, metameric reflexotherapy aimed at the CNS region lesioned, magnetotherapy, electric laser puncture targeted at correction of dysfunctioning brain structures. Treatment efficiency was controlled by the brain “development profile” derived from formalized neurological and neuropsychological investigations, and electroneuromyography. The efficiency of the therapy was considerably decreased by the 3rd semester of life.

Urol Nefrol (Mosk). 1993 Mar-Apr;(2):17-20.

The effect of magnetic and laser therapy on the course of an experimental inflammatory process in the kidneys.

[Article in Russian]
Rodoman VE, Avdoshin VP, Eliseenko VI, Andriukhin MI, Rudyk IaV.

Abstract

Magnetolaserotherapy (impulse power 3.6-15.2 mW, 10-50 mT) in rabbits with acute pyelonephritis resulted in significant improvement against the responses in the control group. Histologically, this appeared as exudation phase reduction, more rapid proliferation, replacement of the inflammation focus for granulation tissue.

Khirurgiia (Mosk). 1991 Jul;(7):20-3.

The effect of the physical factors of treatment on lipid peroxidation in surgical infections in patients with diabetes mellitus.

[Article in Russian]
Kuliev RA, Babaev RF, Fattaev MD, Alekperova NV.

Abstract

Lipid peroxidation was studied in 179 patients with purulent surgical diseases and diabetes mellitus. Magnetotherapy, laser radiation, low-frequency ultrasound, ultraviolet irradiation of blood, and sorbent application were used as therapeutic factors. It was found that laser and ultraviolet irradiation of blood, and application of sorbents to the purulent wounds promoted stabilization of lipid peroxidation, had a more marked effect on the course of the wound process, and reduced the term of treatment.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2011 Jan-Feb;(1):9-13.

Combined application of magnetolaserotherapy and polyunsaturated fatty acids for the treatment of patients with hypertensive disease.

[Article in Russian]
Antoniuk MV, Kantur TA, Karaman IuK, Zhukova NV.

Abstract

The authors report the results of combined treatment including application of magnetolaserotherapy and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for the management of patients presenting with hypertensive disease. These data give evidence of the accumulation of atherogenic fractions of plasma lipids and pathological modification of the fatty acid composition in erythrocyte membranes. They suggest the appropriateness of lipid-correcting and membrane-protective treatment for patients presenting with hypertensive disease. It is concluded that the proposed combination of magnetolaserotherapy and polyunsaturated fatty acids may be instrumental in the normalization of the serum lipid profile and the correction of the cellular fatty acid composition.

Wiad Lek. 2006;59(9-10):630-3.

Comparison of analgetic effect of magnetic and laser stimulation before oral surgery procedures.

 

[Article in Polish]

Koszowski R, Smieszek-Wilczewska J, Dawiec G.

Z Katedry i Zakadu Chirurgii Stomatologicznej w Bytomiu Slaskiej Akademii Medycznej w Katowicach.chirstom@slam.katowice.pl

Abstract

Oral surgery procedures are often the cause of painful sensations because of their tissue invasiveness. To avoid these sensations a wide use of nonsteroid antiinflammatory drugs is usually accepted. Because of plenty side effects of these drugs alternative antipain agents are desired. The goal of this study was to assess antipain effect of laser stimulation and alternating magnetic field in oral surgery procedures. Pain sensations in patients during: local anesthetics application, surgical procedure and after it were assessed according to VAS scale. Level of stomatological fear was assessed with the use of Corah’s scale. Achieved results were analyzed statistically. Conclusion of this analysis is that laser stimulation and alternating magnetic field applied directly before oral surgery procedure are effective antipain agents that decrease intra and postoperative sensations. It was observed that patients with high level of stomatological fear had more pain sensations but even in this group laser and magnetic stimulation significantly lowered these complaints.

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