Etudes Cliniques & Matériel

Systematic review of photobio­modulation for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients and clinical practice guidelines.
  • PBM is recommended for the prevention of OM & related pain in cancer patients treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, H&N radiotherapy and H&N radiotherapy with chemotherapy.
Low level laser therapy against radiation induced oral mucositis in elderly head and neck cancer patients-a randomized placebo controlled trial.
  • LLLT decreases severity of OM and oral pain
  • Lesser weight loss, less morphine analgesic use and less radiation break in LLLT group
A systematic review with meta-analysis of the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in cancer therapy-induced oral mucositis.
  • Consistent evidence that red & infrered LLLT can partly prevent development of cancer therapy-induced OM
  • LLLT reduces significantly pain, severity & duration of symptoms in patients with cancer therapy-induced OM
  • Limitation of laser therapy due to heterogeneous laser parameters