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May 30, 2012

Annals of Failed Research
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Why do some studies show negative results?

Is laser therapy a useful tool for treating tinnitus?

Is laser therapy a useful tool for treating tinnitus? Jan Tunér DDS Abstract: Low level laser therapy (LLLT) has been suggested as a treatment modality for reducing tinnitus. The scientific literature is ambiguous and the suggested treatment- and laser parameters differ read more
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Evidence-Based Therapies and Their Pitfalls

Evidence based therapies and their pitfalls By Jan Tunér Many systematic reviews on LLLT fail to understand the importance of analysing the actual laser parameters, thus mixing apples and bananas. One systematic review overcoming such shortcomings is the excellent review read more
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Burning Mouth Syndrome

The Burning Mouth Syndrome and LLLT – a useful concept? By Jan Tunér Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a common disease but still a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for clinicians. Despite many studie, its nature remains obscure and controversial; nowadays read more
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Recommended Reading for Researchers

Recommended reading for those planning to make a LLLT study Check this first:   WALT standards for conduct of randomized controlled trials:   WALT standards for conduct of systematic reviews and meta analyses.   WALT dosage recommendations. read more
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Next Issue…

Check back soon for the next issue of The Annals of Failed Research… read more
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Scientific Fraud in Laser

The following link will open a new window and/or download an article on scientific fraud in laser phototherapy. Scientific Fraud in Laser Therapy LINK:  Scientific Fraud in Laser Therapy (56 KB PDF Download) read more
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Issue 1, Paper 4, 2012

Paper 4/2012 Midwifery. 2011 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print] A randomised clinical trial of the effect of low-level laser therapy for perineal pain and healing after episiotomy: A pilot study. Santos JD, Oliveira SM, Nobre MR, Aranha AC, Alvarenga read more
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Issue 1, Paper 1, 2012

Paper 1/2012 J Orofac Pain. 2010 Summer;24(3):293-7. The anti-inflammatory effect of low-level laser therapy on experimentally induced inflammation of rabbit temporomandibular joint retrodiscal tissues. Kucuk BB, Oral K, Selcuk NA, Toklu T, Civi OG. Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, read more
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Issue 1, Paper 3, 2012

Paper 3/2012 Lasers Surg Med. 2005 Mar;36(3):210-9. Randomized controlled trial on low level laser therapy (LLLT) in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand. Brosseau L, Wells G, Marchand S, Gaboury I, Stokes B, Morin M, Casimiro L, Yonge read more
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Introduction to the Annals of Failed Research

Annals of failed laser research Editors: Jan Tunér, Peter Jenkins Email: These Annals aim at explaining why research in the field of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) sometimes fails. LLLT is a fairly young area of research and now read more
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