Pain and limb circumference reduction after low-level laser therapy

Abstract The aim of this paper was to study the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in the treatment of postmastectomy lymphedema. Eleven women with unilateral postmastectomy lymphedema were enrolled in a double-blind controlled trial. Patients were randomly assigned to laser and sham groups and received laser or placebo irradiation (Ga-As laser device with a [...]

2016-07-02T11:18:25-04:00December 8th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Low-level laser therapy is effective in the management of postmastectomy lymphedema

Abstract Send to: Photomed Laser Surg. 2009 Oct;27(5):763-9. doi: 10.1089/pho.2008.2330. Managing postmastectomy lymphedema with low-level laser therapy. Lau RW1, Cheing GL. Abstract OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in managing postmastectomy lymphedema. BACKGROUND DATA: Postmastectomy lymphedema (PML) is a common complication of breast cancer treatment that causes various symptoms, [...]

2018-02-03T21:32:41-04:00December 8th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Laser treatment reduces the volume of the extracellular fluid and tissue hardness with postmastectomy lymphedema

Abstract BACKGROUND: The current study describes the results of a double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, single crossover trial of the treatment of patients with postmastectomy lymphedema (PML) with low-level laser therapy (LLLT). METHODS: Participants received placebo or one cycle or two cycles of LLLT to the axillary region of their affected arm. They were monitored for [...]

2016-07-02T11:18:25-04:00December 8th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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