Low-Level Laser Therapy: History, Mechanisms and Medical Uses

Vikrant Rai, Joe Abdo and Swati Agrawal (Editors)
Creighton University, Department of Clinical and Translational Sciences, California Plaza, Omaha, NE, USA

Series: Lasers and Electro-Optics Research and Technology
BISAC: MED048000

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In this book, the authors have provided the latest and most in-depth information on one of clinical medicine’s most useful tools: Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). Written by over a dozen experts from five continents, from Jerusalem to Johannesburg and San Diego to Sao Paolo, the breadth of knowledge provided herein expands not only the globe, but many medical fields. LLLT is an inexpensive, easily employed therapeutic strategy that has validated clinical utility in dermatology, oncology, dentistry, veterinary field, wound healing and many other medical arenas. This book provides the most up-to-date information on recent clinical trials as well as catalogs the optimal therapeutic settings for a myriad of disease states.

In the past, biochemical mechanisms associated with LLLT therapy have not been well-described; however, this book provides comprehensive and simple biochemical processes pieced together from theories provided by the most recent and reputable publications. The mechanisms involved in the numerous diseases covered by each chapter are also included herein. Low-Level Laser Therapy: History, Mechanisms, and Clinical Uses captures the incredible dynamic usefulness of this simple technology while also listing the therapeutic settings that have been deemed the most effective for dozens of medical ailments. Whether you are a student of medicine or a clinical practitioner, this book will serve as a helpful guide on how LLLT could play a role in the care you or your team provides on a daily basis.

Preface

Chapter 1. A Historical Perspective of Low-Level Laser (Light) Therapy
(Swati Agrawal, Department of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, USA)

Chapter 2. Mechanisms of Action of Low-Level Laser Therapy
(S. Mathan Kumar and Saravanan Subramanian, Faculty of Pharmacy, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, India, and others)

Chapter 3. The Influence of Photobiomodulation (Low-Level Laser Therapy) on Diabetic Wound Healing
(Nicolette Nadene Houreld, D. Tech and Sandra Matabi Ayuk, Laser Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Chapter 4. The Role of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) in Inflammation
(Saravanan Subramanian, Department of Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, USA)

Chapter 5. The Modulation of Metabolic Pathways by Action Conjugated of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Physical Exercise
(Antonio Eduardo de Aquino Junior Ph.D., Fernanda Mansano Carbinatto Ph.D. and Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato Ph.D., São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, São Carlos-SP, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Low-Level Laser Therapy: A New Dimension for the Management of Infectious Diseases
(Smitha Chenicheri, PhD and Remya Komeri, PhD, Microbiology Division, Biogenix Research Center for Molecular Biology and Applied Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, and others)

Chapter 7. The Role of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Surgical and Medical Oncology
(Joe Abdo, Department of Clinical and Translational Science, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, USA)

Chapter 8. Low-Level Laser Therapy in Dental Hygiene: A Continued Controversy
(Courtney P. Rudick, Department of Clinical & Translational Science, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, USA)

Chapter 9. The Role of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Orthodontics
(Irfan Qamruddin and Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Orthodontic Department, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan, and others)

Chapter 10. The Role of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Dentistry
(Kirti Chawla, Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 11. A Review of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Hair Regeneration
(Meda Sandra Orăsan, Andrei Coneac, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and others)

Chapter 12. Low-Level Laser Therapy in Cardiovascular Diseases
(Vikrant Rai, Department of Clinical and Translational Science, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, USA)

Chapter 13. PBM as an Integrative Therapy for Late Stage Chronic Renal Disease
(Ronald E. Hirschberg, Lilach Gavish, Anthony Barnstable, and Elizabeth Lamperelli, Medical Director, Brockton Animal Hospital, Brockton, Massachusetts, USA, and others)

Chapter 14. Low-Level Laser Therapy in Eye Diseases
(Chandra S. Boosani, Department of Clinical and Translational Science, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, USA)

Chapter 15. Low-Level Laser Therapy: A Pristine Therapy for Lung Diseases
(Swati Agrawal and Vikrant Rai, Department of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, USA, and others)

Chapter 16. The Role of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Skin Diseases
(Prakash Babu Narasimhan, Department of Inflammation Biology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, San Diego, USA)

Index

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