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Author Hamblin, Michael R., author

Title Low-level light therapy : photobiomodulation / Michael R. Hamblin, Cleber Ferraresi, Ying-Ying Huang, Lucas Freitas de Freitas, James D. Carroll
Published Bellingham, Washington, USA : SPIE Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 367 pages)
Series Tutorial texts in optical engineering ; volume TT115
Tutorial texts in optical engineering ; v. TT 115
Contents History of LLLT and photobiomodulation -- Molecular mechanisms of LLLT -- Cellular mechanisms -- Tissue mechanisms -- Biphasic dose response -- Pre-conditioning -- Photobiomodulation in human muscle tissue: an advantage in sports performance? -- Photobiomodulation in bone: studies in vitro, in vivo, and clinical applications -- Photobiomodulation in cartilage: in vitro, in vivo, and clinical trials -- Photobiomodulation in tendon: effects in vitro, in vivo, and clinical use -- Low-level laser therapy and stem cells -- Edema and lymph flow -- Dental applications -- Applications to the central nervous system -- Intravascular laser irradiation of blood (ILIB) -- Applications to dermatology and aesthetic medicine -- Future directions and the path forward
Summary "Low-level laser therapy (or photobiomodulation therapy) is a rapidly growing approach to treating a wide range of diseases and disorders that afflict humanity. This Tutorial Text covers the basic molecular and cellular mechanisms of action, applications for treating diseases in animal models, and its use in clinical trials and therapeutic practice in patients. Other topics include the two basic chromophores and how they trigger the signaling pathways, activation of transcription factors, and mobilization of stem cells; how the light-source design and the relevant energy parameters can affect the outcome of therapy; and the physics and tissue-optics principles that concern LLLT"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 22, 2018)
Subject Lasers in medicine.
Lasers -- Therapeutic use.
Low-Level Light Therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Carroll, James D. (James Duncan), author
Ferraresi, Cleber, author
Freitas, Lucas F. de (Lucas Freitas), author
Huang, Ying-Ying, author
LC no. 2017051028
ISBN 1510614168 (electronic book)
9781510614161 (electronic book)