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Therapeutic Efficacy of Home-Use Photobiomodulation Devices: A Systematic Literature Review

Therapeutic Efficacy of Home-Use Photobiomodulation Devices: A Systematic Literature Review AbstractObjective: Perform systematic literature review on photobiomodulation (PBM) devices used at home for nonesthetic applications.Background: Home-use PBM devices have been marketed for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. This is the first systematic literature review for nonesthetic applications.Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted for PBM devices self-applied at home at least thrice a week. Two independent reviewers screened the articles and extracted the data. Treatment dosage appropriateness was compared to the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) recommendations. The efficacy was evaluated according to the relevant primary end-point for the specific indication.Results: Eleven studies were suitable. Devices were applied for a range of indications, including pain, cognitive dysfunction, wound healing, diabetic macular edema, and postprocedural side effects, and were mostly based on near-infrared, pulsed light-emitting diodes with dosages within WALT recommendations. Regarding efficacy, studies reported mostly positive results.Conclusions: Home-use PBM devices appear to mediate effective, safe treatments in a variety of conditions that require frequent applications. Conclusive evaluation of their efficacy requires additional, randomized controlled studies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Mary Ann Liebert

Therapeutic Efficacy of Home-Use Photobiomodulation Devices: A Systematic Literature Review

Therapeutic Efficacy of Home-Use Photobiomodulation Devices: A Systematic Literature Review

Photomedicine and Laser Surgery , Volume Preprint: 1 – Nov 10, 2018

Abstract

AbstractObjective: Perform systematic literature review on photobiomodulation (PBM) devices used at home for nonesthetic applications.Background: Home-use PBM devices have been marketed for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. This is the first systematic literature review for nonesthetic applications.Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted for PBM devices self-applied at home at least thrice a week. Two independent reviewers screened the articles and extracted the data. Treatment dosage appropriateness was compared to the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) recommendations. The efficacy was evaluated according to the relevant primary end-point for the specific indication.Results: Eleven studies were suitable. Devices were applied for a range of indications, including pain, cognitive dysfunction, wound healing, diabetic macular edema, and postprocedural side effects, and were mostly based on near-infrared, pulsed light-emitting diodes with dosages within WALT recommendations. Regarding efficacy, studies reported mostly positive results.Conclusions: Home-use PBM devices appear to mediate effective, safe treatments in a variety of conditions that require frequent applications. Conclusive evaluation of their efficacy requires additional, randomized controlled studies.

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Mary Ann Liebert
Copyright
Copyright 2018, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
ISSN
1549-5418
eISSN
1557-8550
DOI
10.1089/pho.2018.4512
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Abstract

AbstractObjective: Perform systematic literature review on photobiomodulation (PBM) devices used at home for nonesthetic applications.Background: Home-use PBM devices have been marketed for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. This is the first systematic literature review for nonesthetic applications.Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted for PBM devices self-applied at home at least thrice a week. Two independent reviewers screened the articles and extracted the data. Treatment dosage appropriateness was compared to the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) recommendations. The efficacy was evaluated according to the relevant primary end-point for the specific indication.Results: Eleven studies were suitable. Devices were applied for a range of indications, including pain, cognitive dysfunction, wound healing, diabetic macular edema, and postprocedural side effects, and were mostly based on near-infrared, pulsed light-emitting diodes with dosages within WALT recommendations. Regarding efficacy, studies reported mostly positive results.Conclusions: Home-use PBM devices appear to mediate effective, safe treatments in a variety of conditions that require frequent applications. Conclusive evaluation of their efficacy requires additional, randomized controlled studies.

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Photomedicine and Laser SurgeryMary Ann Liebert

Published: Nov 10, 2018

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