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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2/2015

Open Access 01-12-2015 | Oral Presentation

The effectiveness of laser treatments for onychomycosis in adults in the community: a systematic review

Auteurs: Heather J Glaser, Craig Lockwood, Karolina Lisy

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research | bijlage 2/2015

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There is growing public interest in laser therapy to treat onychomycosis, where traditional pharmaceutical options are long-term, expensive, unsuccessful, and suited to a limited demographic. Recent reviews highlighting the potential of laser therapies to offer effective, convenient, short duration treatment regimens and the need for further detailed research have not demonstrated the effectiveness of different laser types and treatment modalities. This systematic review identifies, critically appraises, synthesizes and presents the best available evidence for the effectiveness of laser treatments on onychomycosis of the nails in adults living in the community. The specific review question addressed was the following: Can laser treatment of onychomycotic nails produce outcomes comparable to the current ‘gold standard’ treatment of oral terbinafine over a minimum 12 week treatment period, for adults living in the community? …
Metagegevens
Titel
The effectiveness of laser treatments for onychomycosis in adults in the community: a systematic review
Auteurs
Heather J Glaser
Craig Lockwood
Karolina Lisy
Publicatiedatum
01-12-2015
Uitgeverij
BioMed Central
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research / Uitgave bijlage 2/2015
Elektronisch ISSN: 1757-1146
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-8-S2-O15