Photobiomodulation modulates inflammation and oral microbiome: a pilot study

Nunzia Zanotta, Giulia Ottaviani, Giuseppina Campisciano, Augusto Poropat, Massimo Bovenzi, Katia Rupel, Margherita Gobbo, Manola Comar, Roberto Di Lenarda, Matteo Biasotto & Serena Zacchigna
Oral mucositis (OM) is a severe side effect in patients undergoing anticancer therapies, which negatively impacts on their quality of life often leading to either the interruption of the therapy. Photobiomodulation (PBM) is emerging as an effective strategy allowing a faster wound healing. This pilot study aims at verifying whether PBM modulates the inflammatory response in patients and its effect on the oral microbiome composition. Buccal swabs were collected from four patients affected by OM,...
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