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Database compiled by Vladimir Heiskanen (Finland). Correspondence: valtsu.heiskanen@gmail.comShort link to this database: www.bitly.com/PBM-database
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CategoryFirst authorCountryYearJournalTitleStudy typeNotesλ
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Adipose tissueAdipocyte hypertrophyMcCollochUSA
(Arlington, TX)
2021Transl BiophotonicsReversal of stem cell-derived hypertrophic adipocytes mediated by photobiomodulation (1064 nm)🧪 In vitro106420000.14725.52.6513.6
cm2
beam
1207
/ 7 days
"Adipose-derived stem cells were induced to hypertrophy with the addition of palmitic acid (...)

PBM-treated hypertrophic cells (1064 nm and 17.6 J/cm2 every day for 7 days following addition of PA) decreased the lipid levels in hypertrophic adipocytes, restored the GLUT4 protein expression and enhanced glucose transport.

Taken together, PBM is shown capable of restoring the cellular morphology and function of hypertrophic cells. This could have important clinical implication for the development of laser-based potential therapeutic treatment of complications due to metabolic syndrome"
Wiley
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📷Adipose tissueInflammationYoshimuraBrazil
(São Paulo)
2016J BiophotonicsPhotobiomodulation reduces abdominal adipose tissue inflammatory infiltrate of diet-induced obese and hyperglycemic mice.🐁 MouseLED phototherapy

Anti-inflammatory
843600.019185.73.14
cm2
3006"Non-irradiated control animals display inflammatory areas almost five times greater than the treated group (p < 0.001). This result on inflammatory infiltrate may have caused impacts on the significant lower blood glucose level from irradiated animals (p = 0.04), twenty-four hours after the last irradiation session."PubMed
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Adipose tissueFat graftSertTurkey
(Ankara)
2021Lasers Surg MedPhotobiomodulation with polychromatic light (600-1200 nm) improves fat graft survival by increasing adipocyte viability, neovascularization, and reducing inflammation in a rat model🐀 RatPolychromatic light 🌈600-
1200
---31.2-7207
/ 7 days
"Intergroup comparison revealed that fat graft retention regarding weight and volume, was significantly superior in Group IV (p = 0.049 and p = 0.043, respectively), which polychromatic light was applied both before and after transfer of the graft. Hematoxylin-eosin and Masson's trichrome stained sections showed absence of necrosis, fibrosis, inflammation, cyst formation, and increased vascularization of both inner and outer zones of the grafts in Group IV."

"Application of PBM to the recipient site before and after fat transfer improved outcomes in rats at 56 day after fat grafting by means of volume retention, increased neovascularization and adipocyte viability and reduced necrosis, fibrosis and inflammation."
PubMed
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🔖Adipose tissueFree fatty acids (FFA)GongChina
(Guangzhou)
2019Cell SignalPhotobiomodulation therapy decreases free fatty acid generation and release in adipocytes to ameliorate insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes.🐀 RatHFD mice
Diabetic mice

Insulin-resistant 3T3-L1 adipocytes and WAT
63550000.072-8-600daily
for
10
weeks
"The current results indicated that PBMT inhibited FFA generation and release in insulin-resistant adipocytes and reduced plasma FFA levels in diabetic db/db mice and HFD-fed mice. Therefore, PBMT might ameliorate whole-body insulin resistance in diabetic mice.

GTT analysis indicated that glucose tolerance was markedly enhanced in db/db mice after PBMT (Fig. 5D, E). Meanwhile, insulin sensitivity was also elevated in laser-treated db/db mice (Fig. 5F, G). In HFD-fed mice, glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity were also improved after PBMT (Fig. 5H–K). These results indicate that PBMT could improve whole-body insulin resistance in diabetic mice"

"PBMT promoted mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, which inhibited phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN) and promoted protein kinase B (AKT) activation. Photoactivation of AKT inhibited the transcriptional activity of Forkhead box transcription factor O1 (FoxO1), reducing expression of lipolytic enzymes and FFA generation and release. Eliminating ROS elimination or inhibiting AKT blocked the effects of the laser therapy in vivo and in vitro."

"Taken together, PBMT suppresses FFA generation and release in insulin-resistant adipocytes, contributing to improvement of insulin resistance in mouse models of type 2 diabetes."

PubMed
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Adipose tissueGene expressionMafraBrazil
(Mogi das Cruzes)
2019
epub
Photobiomodul Photomed Laser Surg904 nm Low-Level Laser Irradiation Decreases Expression of Catabolism-Related Genes in White Adipose Tissue of Wistar Rats: Possible Roles of Laser on Metabolism.🐀 RatCholesterol levels

Triglyceride levels
904600.1209
/leg
60.5
cm2
spot
50
/leg
20
/ 4 weeks
"We demonstrated that the low-level laser irradiation was able to increase the feed intake of the animals and the relative mass of the adipose tissue in the CTL (L) group compared with CTL.

Laser treatment also increases serum triglycerides [CTL = 46.99 ± 5.87; CTL (L) = 57.46 ± 14.38; CAF = 43.98 ± 5.17; and CAF (L) = 56.9 ± 6.12; p = 0.007] and total cholesterol (CTL = 70.62 ± 6.80; CTL (L) = 79.41 ± 13.07; CAF = 71.01 ± 5.52; and CAF (L) = 79.23 ± 6.881; p = 0.003)."

"Laser PBM decreased gene expression of the studied genes in the adipose tissue, indicating that PBM is able to block the catabolic responses of this tissue. Interestingly, the CAF (L) and CAF animals presented the same CLT (L) phenotype, however, without increasing the feed intake and the relative weight of the adipose tissue. The description of these phenomena opens a new perspective for the study of the action of low-level laser in adipose tissue."

Comment: It seems the authors may misunderstand dose parameters since they assume fluence of different sites can be summed (eg. they claim irradiation of 3 points at 6 J/cm2 would equal 18 J/cm2).
PubMed
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Adipose tissueInsulin signallingSilvaBrazil
(Diamantina)
2017
epub
Lasers Med SciInfrared photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy improves glucose metabolism and intracellular insulin pathway in adipose tissue of high-fat fed mice.🐁 Mouse780100.2502

(0.4
/p)
100.04
cm2
spot
200

(5p)
20"PBM therapy improved glucose tolerance and phosphorylation of Akt (Ser473) and reversed the HFD-induced reduction of GLUT4 content and phosphorylation of AS160 (Ser588). Also, PBM therapy reversed the increased area of epididymal and mesenteric adipocytes.

"The total serum cholesterol was not affected by diet (diet main effect p = 0.39), but there was a PBM main effect (p = 0.047). Post hoc revealed that PBM reduced total serum cholesterol (p = 0.043), regardless of diet treatment (Fig. 3b)."

"In the present study, PBM therapy did not alter HFD-induced increase in fasting hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, and insulin resistance, as assessed by HOMA-IR. On the other hand, PBM therapy improved glucose intolerance in HFD-fed mice."

"Also, PBM therapy reversed the increased area of epididymal and mesenteric adipocytes."

The results showed that chronic PBM therapy improved parameters related to obesity and insulin resistance in HFD-induced obesity in mice."
PubMed
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Adipose tissueLipase activityMafraBrazil
(Mogi das Cruzes)
2019Photobiomodul Photomed Laser SurgLaser Photobiomodulation 904 nm Promotes Inhibition of Hormone-Sensitive Lipase Activity in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes Differentiated Cells.🧪 In vitro3T3-L1 cells904600.81
2
3
14.2
28.5
42.8
0.07
cm2
spot
17
33
50
1"The response of laser photobiomodulation was able to trigger an inhibition of HSL activity"PubMed
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Adipose tissueLipolytic activityMartinsBrazil
(Canoas)
2021Lasers Med SciEvaluation of lipolysis and toxicological parameters of low-level laser therapy at different wavelengths and doses in the abdominal subcutaneous tissue🐀 Rat660

808
"Except for the IR3.3 group, all treated groups reduced the body weight (p < 0.001). The R5 group reduced the abdominal subcutaneous tissue weight and thickness (p < 0.05), even though all treated groups reduced the number of adipocytes and its size (p < 0.001). No histological changes in the liver. There were no alterations in the triglycerides and LDL levels. The IR5 group increased the total cholesterol levels and decreased the HDL, ALT (both p < 0.05), and AST levels (p < 0.001). The group IR3.3 showed higher levels of ALP (p < 0.01). The R3.3 group increased the TBARS and CAT activity (p < 0.05). No mutagenic effects were found. The red laser treatment at 5 J/cm2 led to lipolysis and did not alter the liver's parameters."PubMed
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Adipose tissueLipolytic activityBarbosaPortugal
(Porto)
2020J Cosmet DermatolEffect of one session of aerobic exercise associated with abdominal laser therapy in lipolytic activity, lipid profile, and inflammatory markers🧑 Human
🎲 Randomized trial
👥 36 participants
⌛ single session
940"It is concluded that one session of aerobic exercise associated with LLLT and one session of aerobic exercise appears to be able to increase the lipolytic activity. However, it appears that LLLT does not provide increased value to the aerobic physical exercise by itself in lipolysis process."PubMed
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Adipose tissueLipoplastyNeiraColombia
(Cali)
2006Clin Plast SurgLow-level laser-assisted liposuction: the Neira 4 L technique📖 Review"LLLL has been performed successfully in in-vitro and human adipose tissue cultures. It protects the patient from the surgical trauma of liposuction by protecting and preparing tissues for the surgical trauma; modulating the inflammatory response to prevent short and long-term side effects of surgery; and improving the quality and quantity of the healing process by accelerating recovery time, modulating secondary cicatrization, and preventing postoperative neuralgias."PubMed
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Adipose tissueLipoplastyBrownUSA
(Dallas, TX)
2004Plast Reconstr SurgEffect of low-level laser therapy on abdominal adipocytes before lipoplasty procedures.🧑 Human
📄 Single-arm study
👥 3 participants
+ 🐖 Pig
+ 🧪 In vitro
63510
(?)
14.4

?
720"Recently, low-level laser therapy was reported to "liquefy" or release stored fat in adipocytes by the opening of specialized yet not identified cell membrane-associated pores after a brief treatment."

"No histologic tissue changes or specifically in adipocyte structure were observed at any depth with the longest low-level laser therapy (60 minutes with superwet fluid)."

"These data do not support the belief that low-level laser therapy treatment before lipoplasty procedures disrupts tissue adipocyte structure."
PubMed
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Adipose tissueLipoplastyNeira & Ortiz-NeiraColombia
(Cali)
2002Aesthet Surg JLow-level laser-assisted liposculpture: clinical report of 700 cases.🧑 Human
📄 Retrospective study
👥 700 cases
635"Excellent aesthetic results, including an improved silhouette contour, smooth abdominal surface, and good skin retraction, were obtained in 95% of cases. Postoperative recovery was rapid, and complications were minimal."PubMed
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Adipose tissueLipoplastyNeiraColombia
(Cali)
2002Plast Reconstr SurgFat liquefaction: effect of low-level laser energy on adipose tissue.🧪 In vitroHuman adipose tissue samples635101.2
2.4
3.6
(120)
240
360
"The low-level laser energy affected the adipose cell by causing a transitory pore in the cell membrane to open, which permitted the fat content to go from inside to outside the cell. The cells in the interstitial space and the capillaries remained intact. Low-level laser-assisted lipoplasty has a significant impact on the procedural implementation of lipoplasty techniques."

Comment: These results were unsupported by Brown et al. paper published in 2004.
PubMed
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Adipose tissueLiposuction complicationsBoaroBrazil
(São Paulo)
2023J Lasers Med SciPhotobiomodulation Therapy as an Adjuvant Treatment of Cervicofacial Liposuction Complications🧑 Human
📄 Case series
👥 2 cases
⌛ single treatment -> 3-day follow-up
808110060

(30 points)
0.028
cm2
spot
size
1"In the current cases reported, PBMT resulted in an important clinical improvement in the patient’s quality of life in less than three days. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first case of the benefits of this phototherapeutic approach to cervicofacial liposuction complications."

Comment: The case reports are somewhat inadequately described.
PubMed
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Adipose tissueMitochondrial functionModenaBrazil
(São Paulo)
2023Lasers Med SciPhotobiomodulation therapy with light-emitting diode in stimulating adipose tissue mitochondria🧑 Human
📄 Non-randomized study, self-controlled
👥 8 participants
⌛ ~4-week treatment
LED phototherapy630+
850
3900+
3150
(????)
0.034+
0.039
2.398+
292.5

(4 points)

(????)
6+
4
80 cm2 spot size
+
400 cm2 applied area
123+
45

per point (4 points)
7

(2 per week)
"A non-randomized clinical trial was conducted using a split abdomen design in obese women who received red and infrared LED photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT). The patients underwent bariatric surgery, and adipose tissue samples were collected for immunohistochemical analysis with primary mitochondrial antibodies.

Adipose tissue samples subjected to LED intervention exhibited positivity in mitochondrial antibodies for cAMP, DRP1, FAS, FIS1, MFN2, and OPA1 (p<0.001) compared to the control group.

In conclusion, we observed that PBMT was capable of generating mitochondrial stimulation in adipose tissue cells, as evidenced by the positive antibody signals. This finding suggests that mitochondrial stimulation could be the mechanism and action underlying adipose tissue lipolysis and apoptosis."

Comment: The parameters reported seem somewhat contradictory.
PubMedDevice: "Antares® (IBRAMED – Amparo - Brazil)"
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Adipose tissueSubcutaneous adipose tissueModenaBrazil
(São Paulo)
2022J Cosmet Laser TherEffects of LED photobiomodulation therapy on the subcutaneous fatty tissue of obese individuals - histological and immunohistochemical analysis🧑 Human
📄 Non-randomized study, self-controlled
👥 (?)
⌛ (?)
LED phototherapy630+
850
"PBMT and LED associating red and infrared wavelengths were able to promote autophagic lipolysis induced by adipocyte cell apoptosis in the subcutaneous tissue of obese individuals."PubMed📕
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Adipose tissueSubcutaneous adipose tissueTanakaJapan
(Nagano)
2011EplastyNear-Infrared Irradiation Non-thermally Affects Subcutaneous Adipocytes and Bones.🐀 RatPolychromatic light 🌈1100-
1800

without
1400-
1500
"The central back tissues of rats were irradiated with a specialized near-infrared device that simulates solar radiation. The total energy emitted was equivalent to approximately 8.75 hours of sunbathing in North America."

"Near-infrared irradiation that simulated solar radiation non-thermally affected subcutaneous adipocytes and bones in rats. It induced putative, non-thermal damage of bone marrow, which was mediated by apoptosis. However, it increased subcutaneous and bone marrow adipocytes, CD34-positive hematopoietic stem cells in bone marrow, and cortical bone mass."
PubMed
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Adipose tissueMedradoBrazil
(Salvador, Bahia)
2006Lasers Med SciAction of low-level laser therapy on living fatty tissue of rats.🐀 Rat6709--4
8
12
16
-31
62
124
248
"Low-level laser rays cause brown adipose fat droplets to coalesce and fuse. Additionally, they stimulated proliferation and congestion of capillaries in the extracellular matrix."

Comment: Parameters were poorly reported: spot area (cm2) and radiant energy (J) were not mentioned.
PubMed
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AgingAging-related changesMonteiroBrazil
(São Paulo)
2024BiomedicinesEffects of Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term Treatment Using Photobiomodulation Therapy Combined with Static Magnetic Field in Aging Rats🐀 RatPBM safety / safety of PBM

PBM + static magnetic field
640+
875+
905
1
3
10
30
"PBMT-sMF did not have detrimental effects on the skin, muscle, bone, kidney, or liver after short-, medium-, and long-term treatments in aging rats. In addition, PBMT-sMF may have protective effects on the muscle tissue in aging rats after short- and long-term treatment."PubMed
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AgingEditorialsMitrofanis & JefferyAustralia & UK2018Aging (Albany NY)Does photobiomodulation influence ageing?📰 Editorial"In conclusion, photobiomodulation has been shown to alter the course of ageing in the central nervous system, by improving the survival and function of neurons and reducing gliosis and inflammation. These results in the laboratory are ripe for translation to the clinic, to determine whether this treatment effectively slows ageing in humans. Some of the key advantages of photobiomodulation therapy relate to its economy and safety, as it can be delivered with commercially available light emitting devices at energies well within the human safety range. Moreover, a major strength of this therapy is that it can offer a potential clinical application where there is little alternative available."PubMed
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Bibliometric researchLiuChina
(Nanjing)
2023Photobiomodul Photomed Laser SurgBibliometric Analysis to Global Research Status Quo on PhotobiomodulationBibliometric analysis"Background: Photobiomodulation (PBM) becomes a remedial technology with growing popularity. The primary goal of this article is to conduct a PBM literature review, providing an overall systematic understanding of current and future trends.

Methods: A dataset was made with topic retrieval, concerning PBM research retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection. We analyzed to forecast research frontiers in this field using the softwares: VOSviewer, CiteSpace, and Biblioshiny.

Results: Four thousand five hundred thirty pieces of literature were retrieved from our database. Current trends were characterized by keywords of "light," "spinal cord injury," "skeletal muscle," and so on. Future trends were characterized probably by six cutting-edge terms: "wound healing," "pain," "oral mucositis," "Alzheimer's disease," "Parkinson's disease," and "orthodontics."

Conclusions: This study finds that the inadequacy of in-depth reliable interpretation of current clinical data calls for molecular biological mechanisms together with well-designed, large-sample, multicenter clinical trials. The study of oral, wound, and neural-related mechanisms and the exploration of therapeutic effects may be the popular trend at present and in the next few years"
PubMed
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BoneAngiogenesis for bioactive materialsHuangChina
(Beijing)
2022Biomed MaterThe additive effects of photobiomodulation and bioactive glasses on enhancing early angiogenesis🐀 Rat120"In conclusion, with the optimum PBM fluence and BG concentration, PBM combined with BG exerted additive effects on enhancing early angiogenesis."PubMed
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BoneBone and stromal cellsParentiItaly
(Bologna)
2020Arch Biochem BiophysEvidence from systematic reviews on photobiomodulation of human bone and stromal cells: Where do we stand?📚 Systematic review (🧪 In vitro) "Six reviews using explicit eligibility criteria and methods selected in order to minimize bias were included.

There was no compelling evidence on the cellular mechanisms of action or treatment parameters of photobiomodulation; compliance with quality assessment was poor.

A rigorous description of laser parameters (wavelength, power, beam spot size, power density, energy density, repetition rate, pulse duration or duty cycle, exposure duration, frequency of treatments, and total radiant energy), exposure conditions (methods to ensure a uniform irradiation and to avoid cross-irradiation, laser-cell culture surface distance, lid presence during irradiation) and cell-related characteristics (cell type or line, isolation and culture conditions, donor-related factors where applicable, tissue source, cell phenotype, cell density, number of cell passages in culture) should be included among eligibility criteria for study inclusion.

These methodological improvements will maximize the contribution of in vitro studies on the effects of photobiomodulation on human bone and stromal cells to evidence-based translational research."

"PBM is a highly promising strategy, but its effectiveness on the proliferation and differentiation of bone and stromal cells is still controversial and even SRs disagree in their conclusions. A high degree of heterogeneity was observed between the primary studies being combined in SRs together with the absence of quantitative analyses; these aspects make it impossible to conduct a meta-analysis. Compliance with the quality assessment of the currently available SRs is poor, with no compelling evidence on the cellular mechanisms of action or treatment parameters of PBM for clinical practice. Above all, SRs do not evaluate and take into account the quality of the primary studies when interpreting the results. These limitations make it difficult to provide strong evidence of the biostimulatory effect on different bone and stromal cells used in in vitro studies. "
PubMed
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BoneBone graftsVarelaBrazil
(Campinas)
2023Photobiomodul Photomed Laser SurgCan Collagen Membrane on Bone Graft Interfere with Light Transmission and Influence Tissue Neoformation During Photobiomodulation? A Preliminary Study🐀 Rat"The membrane reduced the light transmittance (808 nm) by an average of 78%. Histomophometric analyses showed significant differences in new blood vessels on day 7 and bone neoformation on day 14. Irradiation without membrane interposition resulted in a 15% more neoformed bone compared with the control (G1), and 6.5% more bone compared with irradiation over the membrane (G2)."

"The collagen membrane interferes with light penetration during photobiomodulation, decreases light dosimetry on the wound area, and interferes with bone neoformation."
PubMed
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BoneBone graftsde Oliveira GonçalvesBrazil
(Bauru)
2016J Photochem Photobiol BEffects of low-level laser therapy on autogenous bone graft stabilized with a new heterologous fibrin sealant.🐀 Rat830300.25862.9
(4p)
60.116
cm2
96
(4p)
18
(?)
"In conclusion, low-level laser therapy stimulated bone regeneration and accelerated the process of integration of autogenous bone grafts."PubMed
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BoneBone graftsValiatiBrazil
(Lages)
2012Int J Med SciEffect of low-level laser therapy on incorporation of block allografts.🐇 Rabbit83048"Deep-freeze-processed block allografts followed by LLLT showed incorporation at the graft-host interface, moderate bone remodeling, partial filling of osteocyte lacunae, less inflammatory infiltrate in the early postoperative period, and higher collagen deposition than the control group."PubMed
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BoneBone marrowPyczekPoland
(Kraków)
1994Folia Biol (Krakow)Effect of low-energy laser power on the bone marrow of the rat.🐀 Rat6335"These indicated that AsGa laser light induced a decrease in bone marrow mastocytes and peripheral blood basophils with an increase in the number of eosinophils. An increase in mitotic activity in the bone marrow was observed in the exposed groups of animals. No significant changes in Hb, Ht, erythrocyte or reticulocyte levels in the peripheral blood were noted, nor was there an increase in megakaryocyte emperipolesis."PubMed
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BoneBone metabolismBomfimBrazil
(São Paulo)
2018Acta Cir Bras.Influence of low-level laser irradiation on osteocalcin protein and gene expression in bone tissue1.🐀 RatOstectomy8082000.21.25
/p
20.02
mm2
5
/p
13"Immunocytochemistry scores showed no significant differences between control and laser groups either in vivo and in vitro. Gene expression also showed no statistical differences."

"Low-level laser irradiation did not alter osteocalcin protein and gene expression in vivo and in vitro in the studied period but it may have been expressed them in an earlier period."
PubMed
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BoneBone metabolismPatrocínio-SilvaBrazil
(São Carlos)
2016Arch Endocrinol MetabLow-level laser therapy associated to a resistance training protocol on bone tissue in diabetic rats.🐀 RatDiabetic rats

Exercise+LLLT on bone tissue

Bone density (mineral density)
8081003.573.31200.028
cm2
3324"In conclusion, it can be suggested that the resistance exercise program stimulated bone metabolism, culminating in increased cortical tibial area, bone mineral content, bone mineral density and biomechanical properties. Furthermore, the association of physical exercises and LLLT produced higher values for bone mineral content and stiffness."

Star: Parameters were well reported.
PubMed
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BoneBone metabolismGordjestaniBelgium
(Ghent)
1994Int J Oral Maxillofac SurgInfrared laser and bone metabolism: a pilot study.🐀 Rat9040.03332030056,

in
28
days
"A circular defect in each parietal bone of six Wislander rats was created. The animals were divided into two three-unit subgroups. The experimental group received infrared laser radiation on the left defect. The control group was sham irradiated. After 28 days, the bone metabolism was evaluated by technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate scintigraphy. The obtained results revealed no differences in bone metabolic activity between the laser-treated and the control defects."PubMed
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BoneBone metabolismLugerIsrael
(Tel Aviv)
1998Laser TherThe effect of low level laser irradiation on bone cell culture🧪 In vitroWavelength comparison633
635
650
670
780
830
"A significant increase in DNA synthesis was observed at the wavelengths of 632.8, 635 and 830 nm, depending on the energy density level. A decrease was found at 780 nm. These findings suggest a possible therapeutic use of LLLI in the process of bone repair."J-STAGE
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BoneBone growthYeomKorea
(Seoul)
2013Evid Based Complement Alternat MedEffects of laser acupuncture on longitudinal bone growth in adolescent rats.🐀 Rat635-
680
401.2
(?)
120

(4p)
9"In conclusion, LA promotes longitudinal bone growth in adolescent rats, suggesting that laser acupuncture may be a promising intervention for improving the growth potential for children and adolescents."PubMed
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BoneBone repairLuChina
(Wuhan)
2024Prog Biophys Mol BiolThe role of photobiomodulation in accelerating bone repair📖 Review"Bone repair is faced with obstacles such as slow repair rates and limited bone regeneration capacity. Delayed healing even nonunion could occur in bone defects, influencing the life quality of patients severely. Photobiomodulation (PBM) utilizes different light sources to derive beneficial therapeutic effects with the advantage of being non-invasive and painless, providing a promising strategy for accelerating bone repair.

In this review, we summarize the parameters, mechanisms, and effects of PBM regulating bone repair, and further conclude the current clinical application of PBM devices in bone repair. The wavelength of 635-980 nm, the output power of 40-100 mW, and the energy density of less than 100 J/cm2 are the most commonly used parameters. New technologies, including needle systems and biocompatible and implantable optical fibers, offer references to realize an efficient and safe strategy for bone repair. Further research is required to establish the reliability of outcomes from in vivo and in vitro studies and to standardize clinical trial protocols."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairVigliarBrazil
(São Paulo)
2024Bioengineering (Basel)Photobiomodulation Therapy Improves Repair of Bone Defects Filled by Inorganic Bone Matrix and Fibrin Heterologous Biopolymer🐀 RatGroups:
(1) PBM
(2) fibrin biopolymer
(3) both
830"In the histomorphometric analysis, the percentage of neoformed bone tissue in G3 (28.4% ± 2.3%) was higher in relation to G1 (24.1% ± 2.91%) and G2 (22.2% ± 3.11%) at 14 days and at 42 days, the percentage in G3 (35.1% ± 2.55%) was also higher in relation to G1 (30.1% ± 2.9%) and G2 (31.8% ± 3.12%). In the analysis of the birefringence of collagen fibers, G3 showed a predominance of birefringence between greenish-yellow in the neoformed bone tissue after 42 days, differing from the other groups with a greater presence of red-orange fibers."

Comment: No negative control group
PubMed
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BoneBone repairMohebbiIran
(Tehran)
2023Photobiomodul Photomed Laser SurgMicroRNA-26 and Related Osteogenic Target Genes Could Play Pivotal Roles in Photobiomodulation and Adipose-Derived Stem Cells-Based Healing of Critical Size Foot Defects in the Rat Model🐀 Rat8101.2"The results indicate that miRNA-26a, BMP, SMAD, RUNX, and OSTREX had higher expression in the treated groups than in the control group. Further, the biomechanical and histological properties of CSFDs in treated groups were improved compared with the control group."PubMed
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BoneBone repairLealBrazil
(São Paulo)
2023J Funct BiomaterEvaluation of How Methacrylate Gelatin Hydrogel Loaded with Ximenia americana L. Extract (Steam Bark) Effects Bone Repair Activity Using Rats as Models🐀 Rat858"The results shows that the Ximenia americana L. stem extract incorporated into GelMA hydrogel associated with LED therapy is a potentiator for animal bone repair."PubMed
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BoneBone repairAllamEgypt
(Giza)
2023Minerva Dent Oral SciEfficacy of photobiomodulation using diode laser 650 nm combined with nano-cellulose and nano-amorphous calcium phosphate in bone healing of rabbit tibial defects assessed by H&E staining and computed tomography🐇 Rabbit650"Diode laser 650nm photobiomodulation significantly improved bone defects healing.

'Mineralized nano-cellulose experimental bone substitute material showed a delayed effect in bone healing and graft material resorption. The combination of LLLT with the graft material had no positive outcome on bone defect healing."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairPominiBrazil
(Bauru)
2022Polymers (Basel)Use of Photobiomodulation Combined with Fibrin Sealant and Bone Substitute Improving the Bone Repair of Critical Defects🐀 Rat830300.2592.96.220.116
cm2
beam
area
96

(4p)
post-op
and then
3x/week
"We conclude that PBMT positively influenced the repair of bone defects filled with B and T."PubMedDevice: "gallium–aluminum–arsenide (GaAlAs) laser (LaserpulseTM IBRAMED, Amparo, Brazil)"
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BoneBone repairBerniItaly
(Pavia)
2023Int J Mol SciThe Role of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Bone Healing: Systematic Review📚 Systematic review (preclinical research)"All the data reported in the literature show different clinical applications of LLLT but do not provide accurate knowledge on the stimulation of cellular responses due to the wide difference in dosimetry parameters (wavelength, power density, energy, irradiation time, frequency repetition and distance from the sample) used in the different studies. Therefore, it will be necessary to carry out more accurate analyses such as investigating in vivo cell survival, apoptosis, epigenetic changes and stress responses to have a broader view of the entire cellular context and the physiopathology of tissues. However, a better understanding of the in vitro effects of LLLT on biological systems would be a golden opportunity to predict in vivo outcomes. Due to the lack of standardized experimental guidelines and the great heterogeneity of the LLLT dosimetry parameters used both in vitro and in vivo, the controlled trials produced data that were not comparable and were inconclusive."PubMed
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BoneBone repairde Freitas2023J Funct BiomaterPhotobiomodulation and Inorganic Bovine Bone in Guided Bone Regeneration: Histomorphometric Analysis in Rats🐀 Rat7301006
/point
210"The application of photobiomodulation in guided bone regeneration (GBR+P) has shown a decrease in the median value for the RPA variable (26.8) when compared to the GBR group (32.4), with a significant statistical difference; however, for NBA and LBE, the therapy has not provided significant results."PubMed
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BoneBone repairAdolphoBrazil
(Ribeirão Preto)
2023J Funct BiomaterMesenchymal Stem Cells Combined with a P(VDF-TrFE)/BaTiO3 Scaffold and Photobiomodulation Therapy Enhance Bone Repair in Rat Calvarial Defects🐀 Rat808401.420.12
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40.028
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3
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/ 5 days
"The μCT and histological analyses showed an increment in bone formation, which exhibited a positive correlation with the treatments combined with the scaffold, with MSCs and PBM inducing more bone repair, followed by the scaffold combined with PBM, the scaffold combined with MSCs, and finally the scaffold alone (ANOVA, p ≤ 0.05)."PubMed
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BoneBone repairKawanoJapan
(Saitama)
2023Lasers Med SciEffect of Nd:YAG laser on bone formation in rat tibia defects: three-dimensional micro-computed tomography image analysis🐀 Rat10643.77420daily
for
7/14/21
days
"Tibial BV and BS values were highest in both groups at 7 days after the operation and decreased at 14 days after operation. BV and BS values were both significantly higher in the LT group than in the control group at 7 and 14 days. There was no significant difference between the groups for either metric at 21 days."PubMed
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BoneBone repairIshidaJapan
(Saitama)
2023In VivoEffects of Irradiation by Carbon Dioxide Laser Equipped With a Water Spray Function on Bone Formation in Rat Tibiae🐀 RatFar-infrared10600"Bone defects were created in rat tibiae by dental bur in a Bur group and by laser in laser irradiation groups with (Spray group) and without (Air group) water spray function."

"Histological findings and 3D observation confirmed induction of new bone formation following laser irradiation in both the Air and Spray groups. No bone formation was seen in the Bur group."

"The water spray function appears effective in reducing thermal damage to tissues irradiated by CO2 laser. CO2 lasers with water spray function may be useful in bone regeneration therapy."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairHuangChina
(Beijing)
2023Regen BiomaterThe additive effects of bioactive glasses and photobiomodulation on enhancing bone regeneration🐀 Rat
+ 🧪 In vitro
8080.200
in vivo
120600"The in vitro results revealed that BG combined with PBM remarkably enhanced human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells proliferation, osteogenic-related genes expression and mineralization, which was better than applying BG or PBM respectively.

For in vivo studies, the histological staining results showed that BG induced new bone formation in the interior of defects and promoted new bone reconstruction at 6 weeks post-operation. The micro-computed tomography results further confirmed that BG combined with PBM accelerated bone formation and maturation, improved the speed and quality of bone regeneration, and promoted bone repair."
PubMed
47
BoneBone repairXueChina
(Taiyuan)
2023HeliyonAnalysis of the effects of concentrated growth factor and low-level laser therapy on the bone healing🐇 Rabbit1064344d = 8 mm"Both CGF and LLLT can promote osteogenesis effectively, but the combination of the two did not show a synergistic effect. The pro-osteogenic effect of Nd:YAG low-level laser irradiation is superior to that of CGF, and also superior to the combined effect of the two."PubMed
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BoneBone repairde OliveiraBrazil
(Juiz de Fora)
2022J Lasers Med SciBone Neoformation Induced by Low-Level Laser and Methylene Blue Suggests Early Ossification in Rats🐀 RatPBM vs PBM+MB vs MB vs ctrl

PBM vs methylene blue
"The combined use of MB with LLLT initiated during the transoperative phase may stimulate the bone repair process in rats."

Comment: The study methods are described somewhat vaguely. Apparently the control group too received light so there may not be a negative control group in this study?
PubMed
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BoneBone repairDe MarcoBrazil
(São Jose Dos Campos)
2022J Lasers Med SciEffect of Photobiomodulation Therapy Associated With Biphasic Phosphate Calcium on Bone Repair: A Histomorphometric Study in Rats🐀 Rat660304512.56
mm2
focus
spot
area
60
(5p)
"Based on this study, it was possible to conclude that the application of PBM at 45 J/cm2 resulted in the highest percentage of the bone neoformation area after 60 days. The combination of PBM at 660 nm and 45 J/cm2 with BCP did not induce a significant increase in the bone neoformation area in critical calvarial defects of rats when compared with other study groups. Our findings suggest that although BCP exerts some osteogenic activity during bone repair, PBM therapy is not able to modulate this process."PubMed
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BoneBone repairSbranaBrazil2022Int J Oral Maxillofac ImplantsEvaluation of Different Photobiomodulation Therapy Protocols as Adjuncts in the Healing of Bone Defects Grafted with Inorganic Bovine Bone🐀 Rat730100
100
4
6
140
210
"The 6 J protocol showed the best results, promoting greater bone formation with greater resorption of residual particles."PubMed
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BoneBone repairTurgut & YanmazTurkey
(Erzurum)
2022Lasers Med SciInvestigating effects of locally applied boric acid on fracture healing with and without low-level laser therapy🐀 RatBA vs BA+PBM vs PBM vs ctrl

(local application of BA)
90525"On the 30th day, the highest radiological score was recorded for the BA + LLLT group (3.63 [2-4]), followed by the BA (3.38 [2.75-3.75]), control (3 [2-3.25]), and LLLT (2.5 [1.25-3]) groups."

"On day 30, superoxide dismutase, catalase, and alkaline phosphatase levels were highest in the BA + LLLT group compared to the control group (p < 0.001).

When the histopathological, immunofluorescence, and immunohistochemical findings on the 15th and 30th days were compared with the control group, a statistically significant difference was found for the BA and BA + LLLT groups (p ˂ 0.05)."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairFekrazadIran
(Tehran)
2023J Photochem Photobiol BAngiogenetic and anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation on bone regeneration in rat: A histopathological, immunohistochemical, and molecular analysis🐀 Rat8100.1004"In this study's conditions, the results showed a meaningful alteration in osteogenic, inflammatory, and angiogenic mediators in post-surgical calvarial defect following PBMT. It appears that PBM can accelerate angiogenesis in the bone healing procedure which can be helpful in bone tissue engineering."PubMed
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📷BoneBone repairPominiBrazil
(Bauru)
2023MoleculesTissue Bioengineering with Fibrin Scaffolds and Deproteinized Bone Matrix Associated or Not with the Transoperative Laser Photobiomodulation Protocol🐀 Rat8081003.576/point

(5 points)
0.028
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beam
area
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"Histologically, in all experimental groups, the defects were not reestablished either in the external cortical bone or in the epidural, occurring only in partial bone repair. At 42 days, the bone area (BA) increased in all groups, being significantly higher in the laser-treated groups. "PubMed
54
BoneBone repairKhosravipourIran
(Tehran)
2022J Lasers Med SciDifferent Protocols of Combined Application of Photobiomodulation In Vitro and In Vivo Plus Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Improve the Healing of Bones in Critical Size Defects in Rat Models🐀 Rat
+ 🧪 In vitro
89010.9721 cm2
beam
area
900"HSLs of CSFD in rats that received treatments of hDBMS plus hADS plus PBM were significantly higher than treatments with hADS and PBM alone and control groups."PubMed
55
BoneBone repairShaneiIran
(Alborz)
2022Cell JThe Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Combination with Leukocyte- and Platelet- Rich Fibrin on Bone Regeneration in Rabbits' Calvarial Defects: Histologic and Histomorphometric Studies🐇 Rabbit8082500.450.5
cm2
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"The combined L-PRF and LLLT was more likely to have a positive effect on accelerating bone regeneration and reducing fibrosis."PubMed
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BoneBone repairSilvaBrazil
(Jundiaí)
2022Int J Mol SciSuitability of Chitosan Scaffolds with Carbon Nanotubes for Bone Defects Treated with Photobiomodulation🐀 Rat90470718.48
(3p)
6160.01
cm2
beam
area
265
(3p)
1 post-op
+
15
/ 3 weeks
"It was concluded that chitosan-based carbon nanotube materials combined with LLLT effectively stimulated the bone healing process."PubMed
57
BoneBone repairReisBrazil
(Marilia)
2022Polymers (Basel)Effects of a Biocomplex Formed by Two Scaffold Biomaterials, Hydroxyapatite/Tricalcium Phosphate Ceramic and Fibrin Biopolymer, with Photobiomodulation, on Bone Repair🐀 Rat830300.2592.96.20.116
cm2
96~19
(?)
"It was concluded that the use of PBM with low-level laser therapy (LLLT) positively interfered in the repair process of bone defects previously filled with the biocomplex formed by the heterologous fibrin biopolymer associated with the synthetic ceramic of hydroxyapatite and tricalcium phosphate."PubMed
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BoneBone repairSantosBrazil
(Vitoria)
2022Front PhysiolOptimal Parameters of Laser Therapy to Improve Critical Calvarial Defects🐀 Rat8081002003 mm2604
7
11
"Compared to the Control group (non-irradiated), the percentage of mineralization (formation of new bone into the cavities) gradually increased 25, 49, and 52% with, respectively, 4, 7, and 11 sessions of LT. In summary, combining the use of IBB with seven sessions of LT seems to be an optimal approach to greatly improve the recovery of calvarial defects."PubMed
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BoneBone repairBuchaimBrazil
(Marilia)
2022J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop DisA biocomplex to repair experimental critical size defects associated with photobiomodulation therapy🐀 Rat830302.886.20.116
cm2
14
(?)
"PBM therapy allowed an improvement in the formation of new bone, with a more organized deposition of collagen fibers in the defect area. Biocomplex favored the insertion and permanence of the particulate material in bone defects, creating a favorable microenvironment for accelerate repair process."PubMed
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BoneBone repairKhosravipourIran
(Tehran)
2022Lasers Med SciEvaluation of the effects of preconditioned human stem cells plus a scaffold and photobiomodulation administration on stereological parameters and gene expression levels in a critical size bone defect in rats🐀 Rat630+
810
"ASC [adipose-derived stem cells] preconditioned with PBM in vitro plus PBM in vivo significantly increased stereological parameters and SDF1, RUNX2, and BMP4 mRNA expressions during bone healing in a CSFD [critical size femoral defect] model in rats."PubMed
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BoneBone repairGarciaBrazil
(Curitiba)
2022J Clin Exp DentIn vivo comparative study of the effects of using the enamel matrix derivative and/or photobiomodulation on the repair of bone defects🐀 Rat6603560"These results lead to the conclusion that treatments with EMD and PBM, both separate and in association were effective in filling and maturing bone tissue in tibial bone cavities, with greater effectiveness in the period of 30 days in the EMD and EMD + PBM groups."PubMed
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BoneBone repairYılmazTurkey
(Ankara)
2022Lasers Med SciIn vivo efficacy of low-level laser therapy on bone regeneration🐇 Rabbit9404
6
8
"Our findings indicate that LLLT have a positive effect on new bone formation. The high efficacy of doses of 4 j/cm2 and 6 j/cm2 is promising to promote early bone healing."PubMed
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BoneBone repairRufatoBrazil
(Ribeirão Preto)
2021Clin Oral InvestigTexturized P(VDF-TrFE)/BT membrane enhances bone neoformation in calvaria defects regardless of the association with photobiomodulation therapy in ovariectomized rats🐀 RatOvariectomy78030"The utilization of texturized P (VDF-TrFE)/BT, regardless of the association with photobiomodulation therapy, enhanced bone repair in an experimental model of osteoporosis."PubMed
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BoneBone repairBaiChina
(Dalian)
2021Stem Cell Res TherLow level laser therapy promotes bone regeneration by coupling angiogenesis and osteogenesis🐁 Mouse
+ 🧪 In vitro
80840


100
1.8
(in vivo)

4.5
(in vitro)
"Mouse bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) combined with biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) grafts were implanted into C57BL/6 mice to evaluate the effects of LLLT on the specialized vessel subtypes and bone regeneration in vivo. Furthermore, human BMSCs and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were co-cultured in vitro. The effects of LLLT on cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and osteogenesis were assessed."

"LLLT enhanced vascularized bone regeneration by coupling angiogenesis and osteogenesis. ROS/HIF-1α was necessary for these effects of LLLT. LLLT triggered a ROS-dependent increase of HIF-1α, VEGF, and TGF-β and resulted in subsequent formation of type H vessels and osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. As ROS also was a target of HIF-1α, there may be a positive feedback loop between ROS and HIF-1α, which further amplified HIF-1α induction via the LLLT-mediated ROS increase. This study provided new insight into the effects of LLLT on vascularization and bone regeneration in bone tissue engineering."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairCorisBrazil
(Botucatu)
2021Acta Cir BrasEffect of low-level laser therapy on the membrane induced by the Masquelet technique at an orthotopic site in rabbits🐇 Rabbit808100"Based on imaging studies and histology and immunohistochemistry, the LLLT at 2 J of energy for 20 seconds, every 48 hours for 15 days, did not show effects on the development of induced membrane at an orthotopic site in rabbits compared to non-irradiated control ones."PubMed
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BoneBone repairLeeTaiwan
(Kaohsiung)
2021Int J Mol SciThe Effects of Photobiomodulation on Bone Defect Repairing in a Diabetic Rat Model🐀 Rat
+ 🧪 In vitro
6604
(in vivo)

8
(in vitro)
"With the PBMT, all groups (control, osmotic control and high glucose) showed higher osteogenic differentiation when compared to the non-irradiated groups."

"With the PBMT, the volume of bone regeneration was increasing and back to the similar level of the [healthy] control group."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairGazorIran
(Rasht)
2021J Lasers Med SciSimultaneous Treatment of Photobiomodulation and Demineralized Bone Matrix With Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Improve Bone Healing in an osteoporotic bone defect🐀 Rat8901
cm2
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900
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The PBM plus DBM [demineralized bone matrix] with or without ASCs significantly enhanced bone healing in the CSFD in OVX rats compared to control, DBM alone, and ALN plus DBM groups.PubMed
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BoneBone repairBellatoBrazil2021Acta Cir BrasEffect of S53P4 bioactive glass and low-level laser therapy on calvarial bone repair in rats submitted to zoledronic acid therapy🐀 Rat660"The rats were then randomly assigned to groups according to the following treatments: AZC: control group, treated with blood clot; AZBIO: bone defect filled with bioactive glass; AZL: treated with blood clot and submitted to PBMT; and AZBIOL: treated with bioactive glass S53P4 and submitted to PBMT."

"At 14 days, bone neoformation in the AZBIO (52.15 ± 9.77) and AZBIOL (49.77 ± 13.58) groups presented higher values (p ≤ 0.001) compared to the AZC (23.35 ± 10.15) and AZL groups (23.32 ± 8.75). At 28 days, AZBIO (80.24 ± 5.41)still presented significant higher bone recovery values when compared to AZC (59.59 ± 16.92)and AZL (45.25 ± 5.41) groups (p = 0.048). In the 28-day period, the AZBIOL group didn't show statistically significant difference with the other groups (71.79 ± 29.38)."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairCalisTurkey
(Ankara)
2021Lasers Med SciPhotobiomodulation combined with adipose-derived stem cells encapsulated in methacrylated gelatin hydrogels enhances in vivo bone regeneration🐀 RatPolychromatic light 🌈600-
1200
"ADSC-loaded microwave-induced GEL-MA hydrogels and periodic application of photobiomodulation with polychromatic light appear to have beneficial effect on bone regeneration and can stimulate ADSCs for osteogenic differentiation."PubMed
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BoneBone repairDe MarcoBrazil
(São José dos Campos)
2021J Lasers Med SciThe Effect of Photobiomodulation Therapy in Different Doses on Bone Repair of Critical Size Defects in Rats: A Histomorphometric Study🐀 Rat6603015
30
45
60
"As regards the treatment factor, the highest percentage of bone neoformation was achieved by group L45-60. The group with the highest closure, despite not having a statistically significant difference with the other doses, was 45 J with only 0.49 mm between edges."PubMed
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BoneBone repairTorquatoBrazil
(São José dos Campos)
2021Lasers Med SciBone repair assessment of critical size defects in rats treated with mineralized bovine bone (Bio-Oss®) and photobiomodulation therapy: a histomorphometric and immunohistochemical study🐀 Rat66045"At 60 days, groups L and C displayed the highest proportion of bone neoformation. However, group B+L had more than twice as much bone neoformation as group B at 30 days. These findings indicate the positive role of PBM in the early stages of bone regeneration. In addition, TRAP immunostaining occurred later in group L, demonstrating a possible association of PBM with positive bone metabolism."PubMed
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BoneBone repairBaranTurkey
(Balcali)
2021Photobiomodul Photomed Laser SurgThe Effects of Photobiomodulation on Leukocyte and Platelet-Rich Fibrin as Barrier Membrane on Bone Regeneration: An Experimental Animal StudySheep"The PBMT/L-PRF group presented higher values than the L-PRF group and controls for these parameters though not statistically significant (p > 0.05)."

"The findings show that PBMT may provide additional regenerative properties to L-PRF when used as barrier membranes. However, these results did not reach the collagen membranes, which warrants further studies for adapting the laser parameters to increase regenerative capacity of L-PRF."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairPoloBrazil
(Araçatuba)
2021J Photochem Photobiol BIs an anodizing coating associated to the photobiomodulation able to optimize bone healing in ovariectomized animal model?🐀 Rat8081003.56212"PEO [plasma electrolytic oxidation] and PBM are effective strategies for bone repair in fractures, however their association does not provide additional advantages."PubMed
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BoneBone repairMagriBrazil
(Santos)
2021J Biomed Mater Res ABone substitutes and photobiomodulation in bone regeneration: A systematic review in animal experimental studies📚 Systematic review (animal research)"After the eligibility analyses, 16 studies were included in this review. The results showed that the most common material used was hydroxyapatite (HA) followed by Biosilicate associated with infrared PBM."

"In conclusion, this review demonstrates that the association of ceramic biomaterials and PBM presented positive effects for bone repair in experimental models of bone defects."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairColettaBrazil
(São Paulo)
2021MoleculesPhotobiomodulation Therapy on the Guided Bone Regeneration Process in Defects Filled by Biphasic Calcium Phosphate Associated with Fibrin Biopolymer🐀 Rat830300.25862.96.20.116
cm2
beam
area
96
(4p)
3/wk"PBMT showed positive effects capable of improving and accelerating the guided bone regeneration process when associated with biphasic calcium phosphate and fibrin biopolymer."PubMed
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BoneBone repairHannaItaly
(Genoa)
2020J BiophotonicsEffects of photobiomodulation on bone defects grafted with bone substitutes: A systematic review of in vivo animal studies📚 Systematic review (animal research)"After applying the eligibility criteria, 38 papers included where the results reported according to "PRISMA." The results revealed insufficient and incomplete PBM parameters, however, the outcomes with or without biomaterials have positive effects on bone healing.

In conclusion, in vivo animal studies with a standardized protocol to elucidate the effects of PBMT on biomaterials are required initially prior to clinical studies."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairAlvesBrazil
(São Paulo)
2020J Photochem Photobiol BPhotobiomodulation as adjunctive therapy for guided bone regeneration. A microCT study in osteoporotic rat model🐀 Rat808401.42"The application of PBM as adjunctive therapy to GBR results in enhanced bone formation and maturation in comparison to the conventional GBR in the regeneration of lesions of osteoporotic bone in rats."PubMed
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BoneBone repairKhosravipourIran
(Tehran)
2020Biochem Biophys Res CommunPreconditioning adipose-derived stem cells with photobiomodulation significantly increased bone healing in a critical size femoral defect in rats🐀 Rat
(+ 🧪 In vitro)
630+
810
"In vitro preconditioned of hADS [adipose-derived stem cells] with PBM significantly increased ADSs viability compared to control group. A combination of ADS plus PBM had significantly increased bone repair of repairing tissue in the CSFD in comparison with control, the alone PBM in vivo, and alone ADS protocols in rats.

hADS preconditioned with PBM in vitro significantly increased bone repair in vivo and showed significantly better results than the hADS þ PBM in vivo and hADS þ PBM in vitroþin vivo protocols."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairSantinoniBrazil2020J Biomed Mater Res ABone marrow coagulated and low-level laser therapy accelerate bone healing by enhancing angiogenesis, cell proliferation, osteoblast differentiation, and mineralization🐀 Rat6604.9"Groups BMA/LLLT and LLLT presented significantly higher VEGF expression than group control.

Group BMA/LLLT presented a significantly higher expression of PCNA than all experimental groups.

Groups BMA and BMA/LLLT presented significantly higher expression of BMP-2 than all experimental groups.

Groups LLLT and BMA/LLLT presented significantly higher expression of OPN than groups control and BMA.

Groups LLLT, BMA, and BMA/LLLT presented a significantly higher expression of OCN than group control.

It can be concluded that the association of BMA and LLLT enhanced bone healing by improving expression of VEGF, PCNA, Runx2, BMP-2, OPN, and OCN."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairKheiriIran
(Tehran)
2020Arch Oral BiolEffect of Low- Level Laser Therapy on Bone Regeneration of Critical-Size Bone Defects: A Systematic Review of In Vivo Studies and Meta-Analysis📊 Meta-analysis (animal research)"Finally, 18 studies were included. Fourteen studies utilized low-level laser with a wavelength ranging from 606 to 980 nm and 53 % of studies applied low-level laser in a single session. Ten studies utilized continuous wave mode of laser. Highest and lowest values of power density were 1.5 W/cm2 and 0.1 W/cm2 in order. Eleven studies evaluated low-lever laser therapy on defects of 5 mm in calvaria.

Meta-analysis showed the positive effect of low-level laser therapy on osteogenesis after 30 days compared to control group and no significant difference after 60 days."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairGölTurkey
(Samsun)
2020J Craniofac SurgExtracorporeal Shock-Wave Therapy or Low-Level Laser Therapy: Which is More Effective in Bone Healing in Bisphosphonate Treatment?🐀 RatTooth extraction810"The highest new bone volume was observed in the early LLLT+ESWT. New vessel volume and CD31 expression were found to be high in the LLLT group. matrixmetalloproteinaze (MMP)-2 expression was found increased by the application of LLLT and ESWT."

"The LLLT and ESWT have similar effect on socket healing in the early period and that co-use is more effective upon healing. The LLLT has been shown to increase CD31 expression and increase vascularization and soft-tissue healing."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairCruzBrazil
(Santos)
2020J Bone Miner MetabMarine collagen scaffolds and photobiomodulation on bone healing process in a model of calvaria defects.🐀 Rat808300.8300.028
cm2
"Histological findings demonstrated that SPG/PBM-treated animals, 45 days post-surgery, demonstrated a higher amount of connective and newly formed bone tissue at the region of the defect compared to CG. Notwithstanding, no difference among groups were observed in the histomorphometry. Interestingly, for both anti-transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) immunostaining, higher values for SPG/PBM, at 45 days post-surgery could be observed."PubMed
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BoneBone repairLucaRomania
(Timisoara)
2020Int J Mol SciOsteogenic Potential of Bovine Bone Graft in Combination with Laser Photobiomodulation: An Ex Vivo Demonstrative Study in Wistar Rats by Cross-Linked Studies Based on Synchrotron Microtomography and Histology.🐀 RatCalvarial defect8080.45024.07585
(5p)
"We demonstrated that using photobiomodulation provides a better healing effect than when receiving only the support of the biomaterial. This effect has been evident for short times treatments, i.e., during the first 14 days after surgery."PubMed
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BoneBone repairMacedoBrazil
(Aracaju)
2020J Photochem Photobiol BEffect of laser photobiomodulation associated with a bioceramic cement on the repair of bone tissue in the femur of rats.🐀 Rat8081002.2/p8022/p"Laser photobiomodulation therapy is promising as an adjuvant in the bone repair process, especially when associated with the use of biomaterials."PubMed
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BoneBone repairRossoBrazil
(Bauru)
2020BiomoleculesPhotobiomodulation Therapy Associated with Heterologous Fibrin Biopolymer and Bovine Bone Matrix Helps to Reconstruct Long Bones.🐀 Rat830300.25960.116
cm2
beam
area
48
(2p)
"It was concluded that the association of PBMT with HFB and BM has the potential to assist in the process of reconstructing bone defects in the tibia of rats."PubMed
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BoneBone repairMagriBrazil
(Santos)
2019Laser TherPhotobiomodulation guided healing in a sub-critical bone defect in calvarias of rats.🐀 Rat808100306
18
"Histology analysis demonstrated that for PBM most of the bone defect was filled with newly formed bone (with a more mature aspect when compared to CG). Histomorphomeric analysis also demonstrated a higher amount of newly formed bone deposition in the irradiated animals, 2 weeks post-surgery. Furthermore, there was a more intense deposition of collagen for PBM, with ticker fibers.

Results from Runx-2 immunohistochemistry demonstrated that a higher immunostaining for CG 2 week's post-surgery and no other difference was observed for Rank-L immunostaining."

"This current study concluded that the use of PBM was effective in stimulating newly formed bone and collagen fiber deposition in the sub-critical bone defect, being a promising strategy for bone tissue engineering."

PubMed
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BoneBone repairSarmadiIran
(Tehran)
2019J Lasers Med SciThe Effect of Photobiomodulation on Distraction Osteogenesis.📖 Review"This study reviews 18 published articles on the effects of LLLT on DO and summarizes their findings to further elucidate this topic."PubMed
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BoneBone repairRossoBrazil
(Bauru)
2019Materials (Basel)Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) Applied in Bone Reconstructive Surgery Using Bovine Bone Grafts: A Systematic Review.📚 Systematic review (animal research)"In the studies concerning animals (17 in total), there was evidence of PBMT assisting in biomaterial-related conduction, formation of new bone, bone healing, immunomarker expression, increasing collagen fibers, and local inflammation reduction. However, the results disagreed with regard to the resorption of biomaterial particles.

The only human study showed that PBMT with bovine bone was effective for periodontal regeneration.

It was concluded that PBMT assists the process in bone reconstruction when associated with bovine bone, despite divergences between applied protocols."
PubMed
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BoneBone repairEscuderoBrazil
(Bauru)
2019InjuryPhotobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) in bone repair: A systematic review.📚 Systematic review (animal research)"Many studies have shown that PBMT has positive photobiostimulatory effects on bone regeneration, accelerating its process regardless of parameters and the use of biomaterials. However, standardization of its use is still imperfect and should be better studied to allow correct application concerning the utilization protocols."PubMed
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BoneBone repairMagriBrazil
(Santos)
2019J Mater Sci Mater MedBioglass/PLGA associated to photobiomodulation: effects on the healing process in an experimental model of calvarial bone defect.🐀 Rat80810030"Interesting, the use of PBM did not have any stimulatory effects of BG/PLGA composites on the process of bone repair."PubMed
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BoneBone repairDikerTurkey
(Istanbul)
2019
epub
J Craniofac SurgEvaluation of the Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy on Diabetic Bone Healing.🐀 RatDiabetic rats8081003.572.278,50.028
cm2
2210"The LLLT was effective to stimulate osteoblastogenesis but failed to increase bone formation. Graft augmentation for treatment of bone defects seems essential for proper bone healing in diabetes, regeneration may be supported by the LLLT to enhance osteoblastogenesis."PubMed
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BoneBone repairNunesBrazil
(São Paulo)
2019J Appl Oral SciThe influence of LLLT applied on applied on calvarial defect in rats under effect of cigarette smoke.🐀 Rat6603080.028
cm2
"Within the limitations of this study, it can be concluded that the PBM protocol used provided adjunctive effect on osteogenesis and may compensate the negative factor of smoking in the bone repair process."PubMed
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BoneBone repairde MirandaBrazil
(São Paulo)
2019Int J Oral Maxillofac ImplantsHistologic Evaluation of Early Bone Regeneration Treated with Simvastatin Associated with Low-Level Laser Therapy.🐀 RatLLLT vs simvastatin830100
(?)
4
/p
(?)
"Greater new bone formation and a lower degree of inflammation were observed in the animals that had bone neoformation at the center of the defect, especially in the LLLT and SIM-LLLT groups.

SIM and C groups presented greater angiogenesis than LLLT and SIM-LLLT. SIMLLLT therapy showed a statistically significant reduction in the degree of inflammation when compared to the control group (P < .05)."
PubMed
94
BoneBone repairScalizeBrazil
(São Paulo)
2019Animal Model Exp MedLow-level laser therapy enhances the number of osteocytes in calvaria bone defects of ovariectomized rats.🐀 Rat78020/303
6
12
"We conclude that LLLT stimulated bone neoformation and contributed to an increase in the total number of osteocytes, especially with a laser energy density of 30 J/cm2 given for 6 and 12 sessions."PubMed
95
BoneBone repairWangTaiwan
(Kaohsiung)
2018PLoS OneLow power laser irradiation and human adipose-derived stem cell treatments promote bone regeneration in critical-sized calvarial defects in rats🐀 Rat660"ADSC and LPLI treatments improved fracture repair in critical-sized calvarial defects in rats. Importantly, the combined treatment of ADSCs and LPLI further enhances the bone healing process."PubMed
96
BoneBone repairGabbai-ArmelinBrazil
(São Paulo)
2018Laser TherAssociation of Bioglass/Collagen/Magnesium composites and low level irradiation: effects on bone healing in a model of tibial defect in rats.🐀 Rat808302.894"The results showed that Col could be successfully introduced into BG/Mg and the association of BG/Mg/Col and LLLT constituted an optimized treatment for accelerating material degradation and increasing bone deposition. Additionally, mechanical tests showed an increased maximal load for BG/Mg + LLLT compared to other groups."PubMed
97
BoneBone repairBuchignani Brazil
(Sāo Paulo)
2019Lasers Med SciEffect of low-level laser therapy and zoledronic acid on bone repair process🐀 RatGroups:
1) saline
2) LLLT
3) zoledronic acid (ZA)
4) ZA + LLLT

LLLT vs zoledronic acid
808300.423257.14/point0.07 cm2/point133 /point"In intergroup comparison, group 1 (mean ± SD= 45.2 ± 18.56%) showed a lower bone formation compared with groups 2 (64.13 ± 3.51%) (p = 0.358) and 4 (15.2 ± 78.22%) (p = 0.049), at the 14-day period. Group 3 (20.99 ± 7.42%) also presented a lower amount of neoformed bone tissue, with statistically significant difference when compared with groups 1 (p = 0.002), 2, and 4 (p ≤ 0,001). After 28 days, group 1 presented a lower amount of neoformed bone tissue compared with the other groups, with p = 0.020.

Thus, it was concluded that LLLT associated with zoledronic acid is effective for stimulating bone formation in surgically created defects in rats, at the periods studied."
PubMed
98
BoneBone repairPominiBrazil
(Bauru)
2019Int J Mol SciFibrin Sealant Derived from Human Plasma as a Scaffold for Bone Grafts Associated with Photobiomodulation Therapy.830300.2592.960.116
cm2
beam
94
(4p)
"It was concluded that the support system formed by the xenograft fibrin sealant associated with the photobiomodulation therapy protocol had a positive effect on the bone repair process."PubMed
99
BoneBone repairHosseinpourAustralia
(Brisbane)
2019Prog Biophys Mol BiolMolecular impacts of photobiomodulation on bone regeneration: A systematic review.📚 Systematic review"This systematic review was performed based on PRISMA guideline. Among these studies, five articles reported in vitro results, twelve articles were in vivo, and three of them were clinical trials (...)

PBM's effects depend on many parameters which energy density is more important than the others. PBM can significantly enhance expression of osteocalcin, collagen, RUNX-2, vascular endothelial growth factor, bone morphogenic proteins, and COX-2.

Although since the heterogeneity of the studies and their limitations, an evidence-based decision for definite therapeutic application of PBM is still unattainable, the findings of our review can help other researchers to ameliorate their study design and elect more efficient approach for their investigation."
PubMed
100
BoneBone repairPinheiroBrazil
(Salvador, Bahia)
2018Lasers Med SciLaser/LED phototherapy on the repair of tibial fracture treated with wire osteosynthesis evaluated by Raman spectroscopy.🐇 RabbitLLLT vs LED780
(laser)

850
(LED)
"It is concluded that the use of either laser or LED phototherapy associated to MTA cement was efficacious on improving the repair of complete tibial fractures treated with wire osteosynthesis by increasing the synthesis of collagen matrix and creating a scaffold of calcium carbonate (carbonated hydroxyapatite-like) and the subsequent deposition of phosphate hydroxyapatite."PubMed