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Corneal neovascularization. Pathogenesis and inhibition.
Preliminary studies indicate that PDT can induce regression of CNV in mice with IL-2 induced CNV, and immunologically mediated CNV may be more amenable to treatment than CNV that results from nonspecific inflammation.
Eyelid resurfacing
Laser resurfacing of eyelids was examined in a series of experiments designed to measure beam parameters, surface temperatures, ablation characteristics, thermal damage, tissue responses and clinical outcomes to develop a logical basis for clinical dosimetry.
Immune activation and IL‐12 production during acute/early HIV infection in the absence and presence of highly active, antiretroviral therapy
Despite successful virological responses to HAART, heightened in vivo CD8+ T cell activation, IL‐12 production, and IFN activity were sustained for at least 6 months during primary HIV infection, underscoring the need for comparative mechanistic analysis of the immunobiology of early and chronic HIV infection.
Endogenous porphyrin fluorescence in tumors
Bright autofluorescence of normal tissues has been observed in carcinogen‐induced tumors in the hamster oral mucosa and in patients with cancer of the oral cavity, representing a potential false‐positive identification of cancer when systemic hematoporphyrin derivative fluorescence is used as a diagnostic technique.
Autologous fibrin tissue adhesive
Various methods of making fibrin tissue adhesive from a patient's own blood were evaluated. The method using ammonium sulfate for fibrinogen preparation produced the greatest bonding strength.
Therapeutic ratio quantifies laser antisepsis: Ablation of Porphyromonas gingivalis with dental lasers
The purpose of this study was to develop a method to quantify the efficacy of ablation of Porphyromonas gingivalis in vitro for two different lasers.
Selective ablation of surface enamel caries with a pulsed Nd:YAG dental laser
High intensity infrared light from the pulsed Nd:YAG dental laser is absorbed by carious enamel and not absorbed by healthy enamel. Consequently, this system has potential for selective removal of
Change in clinical indices following laser or scalpel treatment for periodontitis: A split-mouth, randomized, multi-center trial
Improvement in the SRP quadrants suggests the hypothesis that an aspect of the LANAPTM protocol generated a significant, positive and unanticipated systemic (or trans-oral) effect on sub-gingival wound healing.
Laser ablation as a function of the primary absorber in dentin
Infrared transmission spectra of dentin reveal a broad absorption band between 6.0 and 7.0 μm composed of absorption peaks of water, collagen and carbonated hydroxyapatite to investigate ablation as a function of the primary absorber.
Pulsed Nd:YAG laser treatment for failing dental implants due to peri-implantitis
The LANAP protocol and laser dosimetry have been modified to treat ailing and failing implants and any successes in this area deserve reporting and further study.