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McGrath's 1994 Pilot Study (the pioneer):
Some other good links:
Regarding LEDs v. Fluorescent tubes:
UVA1 Phototherapy, Lupus and Related Research Articles and News
Hugh McGrath's pioneer work with UVA1 phototherapy and lupus is further explored with this controlled study using cold light therapy to assess change in disease activity in lupus patients.
In this UVA1 double blind, placebo controlled crossover trial, Polderman, et al. show that cold light therapy reduced disease activity in lupus (SLE) patients with few side effects. Published in June of 2000, their research shows that UVA1 (long wave ultraviolet light), also referred to as cold light therapy, is
"...an anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory treatment with a possible systemic effect and few side effects."
In addition, the authors state that
"Improvement of SLAM and SLEDAI during UVA-1 treatment was significant, whereas improvement of both scores during placebo was not."
SLAM stands for Systemic Lupus Activity Measures and SLEDAI is : Basically, the patients in this trial showed improvement systemically after being exposed to UVA1.
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