Low level laser therapy for the patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy - A systematic review

Anju, M and Ummer, Saleena V and Maiya, Arun G and Hande, Manjunath H (2019) Low level laser therapy for the patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy - A systematic review. Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews, 13 (4). pp. 2667-2670. ISSN 1871-4021

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Abstract

Background: Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is an emerging treatment modality for management of neuropathic pain. It works by triggering biochemical changes with in cells. Objective: This systematic review focused on finding evidence on the effectiveness of LLLT on treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. Methods: We conducted a systematic review (PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL and Cochrane) to find the evidence on effectiveness of LLLT on treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. Randomized and nonrandomized studies were included in the review. Results: A total of 627 studies were screened. After the exclusion criteria (duplicate, animal studies, LLLT for treating other neuralgias) 6 studies were included in the study. The outcome measure that were considered were the difference in pain score and nerve conduction velocity test and quality of life questionnaire. Conclusion: The evidence obtained shows LLLT has a positive effect in controlling diabetic neuropathic pain.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Medical Laboratory Tech
Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 05:46
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 05:46
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154257

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