Use of 660-nm diode laser in the prevention and treatment of human oral mucositis induced by radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

@article{Zanin2010UseO6,
  title={Use of 660-nm diode laser in the prevention and treatment of human oral mucositis induced by radiotherapy and chemotherapy.},
  author={Ta{\'i}s Zanin and F{\'a}tima Zanin and Artur Aburad de Carvalhosa and Paulo Henrique de Souza Castro and Marcos Tadeu Tavares Pacheco and Iriana Carla Junqueira Zanin and Aldo J{\'u}nior Brugnera},
  journal={Photomedicine and laser surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={233-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this multidisciplinary study was to evaluate quantitatively and qualitatively the effect of a 660-nm diode laser in the prevention and treatment of human oral mucositis (OM) in patients suffering from head and neck cancer who had undergone radiotherapy and chemotherapy. BACKGROUND DATA OM is a severe oral lesion resulting from the toxic effects of treatment for cancer in the head and neck region. Low-level laser therapy is indicated to prevent and treat this oral… CONTINUE READING