Systematic review of laser and other light therapy for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients


" A recommendation was made for low level laser (wavelength at 650 nm, power of 40 mW, and each cm2 treated with the required time to a tissue energy dose of 2J//cm2) for the prevention of oral mucositis in adult patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplantation conditioned with high-dose chemotherapy with or without total body irradiation. A suggestion was made for low level laser (wavelength around 632.8 nm, the power of 10-60 mW, and each cm2 treated with the required time to a tissue energy dose of 2j/cm2) for the prevention of oral mucositis in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. No guideline was possible for other light sources such as infra-red LED and broad band visible light therapy, due to insufficient evidence."


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