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December 2, 2014

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Articles about clinical applications of photomedicine.

Lasers & Parachutes

Evidence and common sense – not the same but both are useful By Jan Tunér If you are interested in Evidence Based Medicine and have a sense of humour, I recommend the following paper. Smith GC, Pell JP. Parachute use read more
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Pseudoscience in Veterinary Circles…

Pseudoscience in veterinary circles By Jan Tunér The Swedish Veterinary Medical Society has published a position paper named “Alternative medical treatment methods for animals”.  Several “alternative” methods are evaluated and conclusions made. Not surprisingly, the conclusions are overall negative, which read more
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The illusive “Class 4” lasers…

The illusive “Class 4” lasers A comment on:  Ottaviani G, Gobbo M, Sturnega M, Martinelli V, Mano M, Zanconati F, Bussani R, Perinetti G, Long C S, Di Lenarda R, Giacca M, Biasotto M, Zacchigna S. Effect of Class IV read more
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Laser or ultrasound – or both?

Laser or ultrasound – or both? A comment on: Manca A, Limonta E, Pilurzi G, Ginatempo F, De Natale E R, Mercante B, Tolu E, Deriu F. Ultrasound and Laser as Stand-Alone Therapies for Myofascial Trigger Points: A Randomized, Double-Blind, read more
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LPT science – getting it right and getting it wrong…

LPT science – getting it right and getting it wrong A comment on: Kadhim-Saleh A, Maganti H, Ghert M, Singh S, Farrokhyar F. Is low-level laser therapy in relieving neck pain effective? Systematic review and meta-analysis. Rheumatol Int. 2013 Oct;33(10):2493-501. read more
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Wrong parameters - no results…

Wrong parameters – no results By Jan Tunér Comment on: de Carli ML, Guerra MB, Nunes TB, di Matteo RC, de Luca CE, Aranha AC, Bolzan MC, Witzel AL. Piroxicam and laser phototherapy in the treatment of TMJ arthralgia: a read more
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More Class IV myths…

“A Class 3B will take all day to do what a Class IV can do in minutes…” Peter A. Jenkins, MBA This claim, used to promote the supposed benefits of a high-power Class IV laser for LPT, is based on read more
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The “Class IV” myths…

The “Class IV” myths By Jan Tunér Several manufacturers offer lasers in the Class 4 (IV) group of lasers; that is lasers emitting more than 500 mW. This classification is a bit problematic, because it is possible to start a read more
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Pills or LPT?

Diclofenac, dexamethasone or laser phototherapy? By Jan Tunér In the May 2013 edition of Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, the editorial written by Tiina Karu has the title: Is it time to consider photobiomodulation as a drug equivalent? Well, is it? read more
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Low level laser on hearing – is there an effect?

Low level laser on hearing – is there an effect? Jan Tunér DDS Lars Hode, Dr. Sci Abstract Shawn S. Goodman, Ruth A. Bentler, Andrew Dittberner, Ian B. Mertes. The Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy on Hearing. ISRN Otolaryngology. Volume read more
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