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FERRERA MONTERO, Tania; HERNANDEZ ZAYAS, Marcia Sandra; RISSET CASTRO, Liudmila  and  CASTRO CORREOSO, Vivianne. Evaluación clínica y funcional de pacientes con parálisis de Bell tratados con láserClinical and functional evaluation of patients with Bell´s palsy treated with laser. MEDISAN [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.12, pp.1459-1465. ISSN 1029-3019.

A multicenter therapeutical intervention of 88 patients with Bell´s palsy treated with laser in the rehabilitation services of "Julián Grimau", "Ramón López Peña" and "28 de Septiembre" polyclinics in Santiago de Cuba, was carried out from January, 2013 to December, 2014, to determine the effectiveness of this procedure according to the functional and clinical course from those affected. The random sample was divided in 2 groups with 44 members each: those from the control group received magnetotherapy; those from the study group, laser in local points and laser at distance, for which the descriptive statistic was used, as well as Student´s t, Mann Whitney, homogeneity chi-squared and Pearson tests. There was a prevalence of working women (76.1%) and the ages between 25 and 34 (46.6%). In those treated with laser the response quick times prevailed, with satisfactory clinical course and there were no complications. As a conclusion: low power laser is a non invasive and effective modality, able to modify clinical and functional parameters in short time, so it constitutes a valid therapeutic option

Keywords : Bell´s palsy; laser; therapeutic procedure; rehabilitation.

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