Laser Therapies: Types, Uses and Safety


Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: TEC019000

This compilation titled “Laser Therapy: Types, Uses, and Safety” focuses on varied aspects of laser (photobiomodulation, PBM) therapy ranging from types of lasers, parameters of optical radiation determining its biological activity and therapeutic action, basic and modern techniques, mitochondrial effects of laser for therapeutics to the clinical use of PBM in treating various medical conditions and its use in surgery. The authors discuss parameters of optical radiation of low intensity determining its biological activity and therapeutic action, basic techniques and modern technologies, and mitochondrial effects of laser therapy. This book provides the most up-to-date information on recent clinical and research trials and clinical uses as well as catalogs the optimal therapeutic settings for a myriad of disease states.

The book describes the use of PBM in dentistry, tissue repair and regeneration, treatment of fibromyalgia, muscle fatigue, injury, regeneration and repair, hearing loss, osteoarthritis, neurosurgery, gynecological diseases, snakebite envenomation, acute and chronic respiratory diseases, hypertension, relieving symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage, venous ulcer healing, treatment of inflammation, and its synergism with physical exercise in treatment of obesity. Further, the role of laser therapy in drug development and in enhancing drug delivery has been discussed. Lastly, we have discussed the evolving role of optogenetics using laser lights in elucidating the molecular mechanism in various pathologies. The authors have critically discussed the uses and side-effects of laser therapy and have highlighted the future directions and approaches to get the best outcome. Altogether, this book will serve as a helpful guide on how PBM could play a role in providing daily care to the patients and enlighten upcoming students and researchers.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Parameters of Optical Radiation of Low Intensity Determining Its Biological Activity and Therapeutic Action
(V. Yu. Plavskii, A. V. Mikulich, N. V. Barulin, L. G. Plavskaya, A. I. Tretyakova, I. A. Leusenko T. S. Ananich and N. S. Serdyuchenko, B. I. Stepanov Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Republic of Belarus)

Chapter 2. Basic Techniques of Low-Level Laser Therapy: Modern Technologies from Russia
(Sergey V. Moskvin, O.K. Skobelkin State Scientific Center of Laser Medicine under the Federal Medical Biological Agency, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 3. Mitochondrial Effects of Low-Level Light
(Lucas Freitas de Freitas, Institute for Nuclear and Energetic Research – IPEN/CNEN, Brazil)

Chapter 4. Photobiomodulation of Tissue Repair and Regeneration
(Vijendra Prabhu, Bharath Rathnakar and K. K. Mahato, Department of Biotechnology, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India, and others)

Chapter 5. Synergism of Laser Therapy with Therapeutic Resources in Medical Specialities
(Swati Agrawal and Vikrant Rai, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, US)

Chapter 6. Laser Therapy for Muscle Fatigue, Injury, Regeneration, Repair and Disease
(Aneesha Dasgupta, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, US)

Chapter 7. The Light in the Palms of the Hands: The Revolution in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia through New Technologies
(Antonio Eduardo de Aquino Junior, Heloisa Ciol, Fernanda Mansano Carbinatto and Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Institute of Physics of São Carlos, University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 8. Diode Laser in Periodontal Therapy
(H. R. Veena, MDS, and Riya Achamma Daniel, BDS, Department of Periodontics, K. L. E. Society’s Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India)

Chapter 9. Low-Level Laser Therapy: Progress and Future Trends in Hearing Loss and Vestibular Dysfunction
(Vikrant Rai, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, US)

Chapter 10. Laser Technology to Facilitate Drug Discovery and Development Processes: Perspective to Recent Advancements
(Santanu Hati and Gopal P. Jadhav, School of Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, US)

Chapter 11. Optogenetics
(Joseph R. Frank, Creighton University School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Omaha, NE, US)



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