Category Archives: Research

Talking Evidence with THOR Photomedicine

THOR Photomedicine work with leading universities and hospitals around the world, providing up to date research data and cutting edge knowledge on training courses. This 2 minute video gives you a small taste/overview of what you can expect attending our one day Photobiomodulation workshop course.

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Training with THOR Photomedicine

THOR Photomedicine provide the best Photobiomodulation (PBM) / low level laser therapy (LLLT) training in the world. This 2 minute video gives you a small taste/overview of what you can expect attending our one day Photobiomodulation workshop course.

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PBM Therapy Literature Watch February 2018

36 Photobiomodulation therapy papers published in February 2018. Highlights include:

  • DNA repair mechanisms, modulation of telomere maintenance
  • Improved motor response in patients with spinal cord injury
  • Prevention of < grade 2 radiodermatitis in breast cancer patients (RCT)
  • No adverse effects on SCC primary cancer, recurrence or survival
  • Improved physiological and performance parameters in runners
  • Improved depth of anaesthesia during endodontic treatment
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PBM Therapy Literature Watch January 2018

27 Photobiomodulation therapy papers published in January 2018. Highlights include:

  • Treatment 6h before + immediately before exercise best for reducing muscle fatigue
  • Review of pre-clinical data for dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke, trauma and depression
  • Improved bacteriological, cytological and clinical benefits after root planing (RCT)
  • Improved wound healing of skin graft donor site (RCT)
  • Systematic review of RCTs on  LED PBM therapy in dermatology
  • NSAIDs vs PBM Therapy post root canal (RCT)
  • ESWT vs PBM Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis (RCT)
  • Effect of PBM on cerebral hemodynamics and metabolism are not thermal
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American College of Physicians Guidelines include a “strong recommendation” for Low-Level Laser Therapy as a non-invasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute & Chronic Low Back Pain

Abstract source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=28192789

Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians.

Qaseem A, Wilt TJ, McLean RM, Forciea MA, Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians

From the American College of Physicians and Penn Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

DESCRIPTION: The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations on noninvasive treatment of low back pain. Methods: Using the ACP grading system, the committee based these recommendations on a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials and systematic reviews published through April 2015 on noninvasive pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for low back pain. Updated searches were performed through November 2016. Clinical outcomes evaluated included reduction or elimination of low back pain, improvement in back-specific and overall function, improvement in health-related quality of life, reduction in work disability and return to work, global improvement, number of back pain episodes or time between … Continue reading

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Annette Quinn – Oral Mucositis Academy of Laser Dentistry 2016

Annette Quinn, RN, MSN speaking at Academy of Laser Dentistry about how Photobiomodulation Therapy reduces oral mucositis.

PHOTOBIOMODULATION / LLLT IS HELPFUL FOR:

  • Oral mucositis
  • Hyposalivation and xerostomia
  • Lymphoedema

OTHER EMERGING APPLICATIONS

  • Radiation dermatitis
  • BRONJ
  • Dysphagia
  • Trismus
  • Fibrosis
  • Pain control

Read more: https://www.thorlaser.com/oralmucositis/

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LLLT / Photobiomodulation cures acute thrombocytopenia in mice

Zhang et al showed that whole body 810nm laser 100mW/cm2, 30J/cm2 cures acute thrombocytopenia in mice.

Thrombocytopenia is a common hematologic disorder that is managed primarily by platelet transfusions. They showed that noninvasive whole-body illumination cures acute thrombocytopenia triggered by g-irradiation within 2 weeks in mice, as opposed to a 5-week recovery time required in controls.

The low-level laser (LLL) also greatly accelerated platelet regeneration in the presence of anti-CD41 antibody that binds and depletes platelets, and prevented a severe drop in platelet count caused by a common chemo-therapeutic drug.

They conclude: this safe, drug-free, donor-independent modality represents a paradigm shift in the prophylaxis and treatment of thrombocytopenia.

Full abstract and paper here http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/8/349/349ra101

As you know we are investigating the many possible benefits of whole body treatment PBM with our NovoTHOR light pod novoTHOR.com

NovoTHOR: The whole-body light pod using Photobiomodulation Therapy

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