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Clinical Medicine Research

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    Chapter 234 Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Autism Spectrum Disorder
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    Chapter 238 Prognostic Impact of Extracapsular Lymph Node Invasion on Survival in Non-small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
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    Chapter 239 Epidemiology of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis in Poland, 2011–2015
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    Chapter 243 Influence of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation on Lung Function in Patients After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
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    Chapter 261 Adaptation to Occupational Exposure to Moderate Endotoxin Concentrations: A Study in Sewage Treatment Plants in Germany
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    Chapter 264 Influence of Transurethral Resection of Bladder Cancer on Sexual Function, Anxiety, and Depression
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    Chapter 265 Cognitive Predictors of Cortical Thickness in Healthy Aging
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    Chapter 266 Inhibition of Cross-Reactive Carbohydrate Determinants in Allergy Diagnostics
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    Chapter 274 Osteoprotegerin, Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor Kappa B Ligand, and Growth Hormone/Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Axis in Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency
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    Chapter 280 Effects of Glutathione on Hydrolytic Enzyme Activity in the Mouse Hepatocytes
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    Chapter 281 Bioprogressive Paradigm in Physiotherapeutic and Antiaging Strategies: A Review
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    Chapter 282 Remote Ischemic Preconditioning in Renal Protection During Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
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Chapter title
Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter number 234
Book title
Clinical Medicine Research
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, June 2018
DOI 10.1007/5584_2018_234
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-03-004836-5, 978-3-03-004837-2

Gerry Leisman, Calixto Machado, Yanin Machado, Mauricio Chinchilla-Acosta, Leisman, Gerry, Machado, Calixto, Machado, Yanin, Chinchilla-Acosta, Mauricio


The study examined the efficacy of low-level laser therapy, a form of photobiomodulation, for the treatment of irritability associated with autistic spectrum disorder in children and adolescents aged 5-17 years. Twenty-one of the 40 participants received eight 5-min procedures administered to the base of the skull and temporal areas across a 4-week period (test, i.e., active treatment participants). All the participants were evaluated with the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC), with the global scale and five subscales (irritability/agitation, lethargy/social withdrawal, stereotypic behavior, hyperactivity/noncompliance, and inappropriate speech), and the Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) Scale including a severity-of-illness scale (CGI-S) and a global improvement/change scale (CGI-C). The evaluation took place at baseline, week 2 (interim), week 4 (endpoint), and week 8 (post-procedure) of the study. The adjusted mean difference in the baseline to study endpoint change in the ABC irritability subscale score between test and placebo participants was -15.17 in favor of the test procedure group. ANCOVA analysis found this difference to be statistically significant (F = 99.34, p < 0.0001) compared to the baseline ABC irritability subscale score. The study found that low-level laser therapy could be an effective tool for reducing irritability and other symptoms and behaviors associated with the autistic spectrum disorder in children and adolescents, with positive changes maintained and augmented over time.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 18%
Student > Master 7 12%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 7%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 16 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 18%
Neuroscience 9 16%
Psychology 9 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Physics and Astronomy 2 4%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 18 32%

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