Efficacy of low-level laser therapy and aluminum hydroxide in patients with chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis.

@article{Lima2010EfficacyOL,
  title={Efficacy of low-level laser therapy and aluminum hydroxide in patients with chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis.},
  author={Aline Gouv{\^e}a de Lima and Reynaldo Antequera and Maria Paula de Siqueira Melo Peres and Igor Moys{\'e}s Longo Snitcosky and Miriam Hatsue Honda Federico and Ros{\^a}ngela Corr{\^e}a Villar},
  journal={Brazilian dental journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          186-92
        }
}
This study evaluated the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and aluminum hydroxide (AH) in the prevention of oral mucositis (OM). A prospective, comparative and non-randomized study was conducted with 25 patients with head and neck cancer subjected to radiotherapy (RT) or radiochemotherapy (RCT). Twelve patients received LLLT (830 nm, 15 mW, 12 J/cm²) daily from the 1st day until the end of RT before each sessions during 5 consecutive days, and the other 13 patients received AH 310 mg/5… CONTINUE READING

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