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Low-level laser therapy and Calendula officinalis in repairing diabetic foot ulcers

Overview of attention for article published in Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, August 2016
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Title
Low-level laser therapy and Calendula officinalis in repairing diabetic foot ulcers
Published in
Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, August 2016
DOI 10.1590/s0080-623420160000500013
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Ana Flávia Machado de Carvalho, Maura Cristina Porto Feitosa, Nayana Pinheiro Machado de Freitas Coelho, Veruska Cronemberger Nogueira Rebêlo, Juçara Gonçalves de Castro, Patrícia Regina Gomes de Sousa, Valrian Campos Feitosa, Emilia Angela Lo Schiavo Arisawa

Abstract

To evaluate the effects of low-level laser therapy isolated and associated with Calendula officinalis oil in treating diabetic foot ulcers. An experimental, randomized, controlled, prospective, interventional clinical case study using a quantitative approach. The sample consisted of 32 diabetic patients of both genders. Participants were randomly divided into four groups. Doppler Ultrasound evaluation of the Ankle-Brachial Index, brief pain inventory and analog pain scale were performed at baseline and after 30 days. Reduced pain was observed in the Low-level laser therapy and Low-level laser therapy associated with Essential Fatty Acids groups (p<0.01). Regarding the Ankle-Brachial Index and Doppler Ultrasound, all groups remained stable. By analyzing lesion area reduction, Low-level laser therapy associated with Essential fatty acids group showed a significance of p=0.0032, and the Low-level laser therapy group showed p=0.0428. Low-level laser therapy, performed alone or associated with the Calendula officinalis oil was effective in relieving pain and accelerating the tissue repair process of diabetic foot. Avaliar os efeitos da Terapia a Laser de Baixa Intensidade isolada e associada ao óleo de Calendula officinalis no reparo de úlceras em pé diabético. Estudo de caso clínico, experimental, controlado, randomizado, prospectivo, intervencional, de caráter quantitativo. A amostra foi composta de 32 pacientes diabéticos, de ambos os gêneros. Os participantes foram distribuídos aleatoriamente em quatro grupos. Ultrassom Doppler, avaliação do Índice Tornozelo-Braquial, Inventário breve de dor e escala de dor analógica foram realizados no início e após 30 dias. Houve redução da dor nos grupos Terapia a Laser de Baixa Intensidade e Terapia a Laser de Baixa intensidade associada aos Ácidos Graxos Essenciais, com p<0,01. Quanto ao Índice Tornozelo-Braquial e Ultrassom Doppler, todos os grupos mantiveram-se estáveis. Na análise da redução de área da lesão, o grupo Terapia a Laser de Baixa Intensidade associada aos Ácidos Graxos Essenciais apresentou uma significância p=0,0032, e o grupo Terapia a Laser de Baixa Intensidade, p=0,0428. A Terapia a Laser de Baixa Intensidade, realizada tanto isoladamente quanto associada ao óleo de Calendula officinalis, foi eficaz no alívio da dor e na aceleração do processo de reparo tecidual de pé diabético.

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Unknown 143 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 30 21%
Student > Master 21 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 9%
Other 8 6%
Professor 7 5%
Other 20 14%
Unknown 44 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 3%
Other 15 10%
Unknown 52 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 January 2022.
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#12,674,652
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#145
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