What is better in TRAM flap survival: LLLT single or multi-irradiation?

@article{Pinfildi2012WhatIB,
  title={What is better in TRAM flap survival: LLLT single or multi-irradiation?},
  author={Carlos Eduardo Pinfildi and Bernardo S Hochman and Michele Akemi Nishioka and Tatiana Rodrigues Sheliga and Marco Aur{\'e}lio Invaldi Neves and Richard E Liebano and Lydia Masako Ferreira},
  journal={Lasers in Medical Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={755-761}
}
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used with the aim of improving vascular perfusion of the skin and musculocutaneous flaps. This study evaluated the effect of LLLT on transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap (TRAM) viability, vascular angiogenesis, and VEGF release. Eighty-four Wistar rats were randomly divided into seven groups with 12 rats in each group. Group 1 received sham laser treatment; group 2, 3 J/cm2 at 1 point; group 3, 3 J/cm2 at 24 points; group 4, 72 J/cm2 at 1… CONTINUE READING

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