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Looking for a Therapeutic Laser to Love?

March 2013 Footnotes

By Narda Robinson, DO, DVM

Posted: March 4, 2013, 7:45 p.m. EST

These are the footnotes for Dr. Robinson's March 2013 Evidence Based Medicine column, Looking for a Therapeutic Laser to Love?

1. Robinson NG. Non-surgical options for IVDD? Keeping hope, and dogs, alive. Veterinary Practice News. May 23, 2011. Accessed at

2. Draper WE. Schubert TA, Clemmons RM, et al. Low-level laser therapy reduces time to ambulation in dogs after hemilaminectomy: a preliminary study. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 2012;53:465-469.

3. Jann HW, Bartels K, Ritchey JW, et al. Equine wound healing: influence of low level laser therapy on an equine metacarpal wound healing model. Photo Lasers Med. 2012;1:117-122.

4. Azizi A, Sahebjamee M, Lawaf S, et al. Effects of low-level laser in the treatment of myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome. JODDD. 2007;1(2):53-58.

5. Jang H and Lee H. Meta-analysis of pain relief effects by laser irradiation on joint areas. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2012;30(8):405-417.

6. Gur A, Cosut A, Sarac AJ, et al. Efficacy of different therapy regimes of low-power laser in painful osteoarthritis of the knee: a double-blind and randomized-controlled trial. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2003;33:330-338.

7. Larkin KA, Martin JS, Zeanah EH, et al. Limb blood flow after Class 4 laser therapy. Journal of Athletic Training. 2012;47(2):178-183.

8. Tumilty S, McDonough S, Hurley DA, et al. Clinical effectiveness of low-level laser therapy as an adjunct to eccentric exercise for the treatment of Achilles’ tendinopathy: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012;93:733-739.

9. Mota FCD, Belo MAA, Beletti ME, et al. Low-power laser therapy for repairing acute and chronic-phase bone lesions. Research in Veterinary Science. 2012;Epub ahead of print./redirect.aspx?

10. Kirkby KA, Freeman DE, Morton AJ, et al. The effects of low-level laser therapy in a rat model of intestinal ischemia-reperfusion injury. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2012;44:580-587.

11. Yamato M, Kaneda A, and Kataoka Y. Low-level laser therapy improves crescentic glomerulonephritis in rats. Lasers Med Sci. 2012; DOI 10.1007/s10103-012-1229-6.

12. Oliveira FAM, Moraes ACM, Paiva AP, et al. Low-level laser therapy decreases renal interstitial fibrosis. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2012;30(12):705-713.

13. Lorenzini L, Giuliani A, Giardino L, et al. Laser acupuncture for acute inflammatory, visceral and neuropathic pain relief: an experimental study in the laboratory rat. Research in Veterinary Science. 2010;88:159-165.

14. Ryan T and Smith RKW. An investigation into the depth of penetration of low level laser therapy through the equine tendon in vivo. Irish Veterinary Journal. 2007;60(5):295-299.

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