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OBJECTIVE Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) treatment for pain caused by temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) was investigated in a controlled study comparing applied energy density, subgroups of TMD, and duration of disorders. BACKGROUND DATA Although LLLT is a physical therapy used in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, there is little evidence(More)
Magnetotherapy is a relatively new, nowadays however, relatively widespread method in several medical disciplines. The mechanism proper of the favourable action of the pulsed magnetic field on the living organism is not quite clear so far, clinical investigations revealed, however, a favourable anti-inflammatory, angioedematous and analgesic therapeutic(More)
OBJECTIVE This case report describes the treatment of a patient with arthralgia of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) caused by disc displacement. BACKGROUND DATA The goal of the treatment of TMJ arthralgia is to decrease pain by promotion of the musculoskeletal system's natural healing ability. METHODS This report describes the complex treatment of TMJ(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was an objective consideration of possible benefits of phototherapy implemented with therapeutic laser or possibly polarized light in treating episiotomy, which is the most frequent obstetric intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the present study, the authors treated a total of 2,436 women. The light sources were as(More)
OBJECTIVE Noninvasive laser therapy is a treatment method employed in many disciplines. This review article points out instances when it appears to be effective to administer such therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Noninvasive laser therapy has a number of suitable applications that cause minimal damage to the patient. Many patients are not sent to(More)
Lymphocytes from former uranium miners who finished work underground one or more decades ago were analysed with respect to possibly persisting genetic damage induced by their radiation exposure. A modified micronucleus-centromere test was used which determined the frequency of micronucleus-containing binucleate cells after cytochalasin B treatment and the(More)
We measured number of bcl-2, apoptotic, neutrophil, and surfactant apoprotein D (SP-D) positive cells in irradiated rat lungs during different time points after the sublethal whole-thorax irradiation of rats. We also investigated the influence of pentoxifylline (PTX) therapy on these markers. Wistar rats were given 15 Gy thoracic irradiation and PTX (35(More)
Micronuclei can be used as markers of past radiation exposure, but only few studies have dealt with uranium miners. In this paper, we report on micronuclei in lymphocytes from individuals currently working at Rožná, Czech Republic, the last functioning uranium mine in the European Union. A modified micronucleus-centromere test was applied to assess the(More)
OBJECTIVE Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a treatment method commonly used in physiotherapy for musculoskeletal disorders. The aim of this study was to monitor the function of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and surrounding tissues and compare the objective measurements of the effect of LLLT. BACKGROUND DATA LLLT has been considered effective in reducing(More)
The beneficial biostimulating effects induced by therapeutic laser in involved tissues was checked by a number of experimental as well as clinical works. Most of them particularly pay their attention to the description of the basic disease; there is, however, considerable imprecision in the technical characterization of the laser appliances used. Only the(More)