Effect of low-level laser therapy on radiotherapy-induced hyposalivation and xerostomia: a pilot study.

@article{Saleh2014EffectOL,
  title={Effect of low-level laser therapy on radiotherapy-induced hyposalivation and xerostomia: a pilot study.},
  author={Jamil Saleh and M A Z Figueiredo and Karen Cherubini and Aroldo Braga-Filho and Fernanda Gonçalves Salum},
  journal={Photomedicine and laser surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 10},
  pages={546-52}
}
OBJECTIVE The present pilot study aimed to assess the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on hyposalivation and xerostomia as a consequence of head and neck radiotherapy. BACKGROUND DATA The benefits of LLLT in salivary flow have been shown; however, there are no studies investigating its effects on patients who have already undergone radiotherapy and present hyposalivation and xerostomia as a sequela. METHODS Twenty-three patients with a history of head and neck malignancy, who were… CONTINUE READING

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