Research

Here are a few links to get you started, I will be actively updating this page and adding research links with better descriptions so visit often or subscribe for regular updates!

McGrath's 1994 Pilot Study (the pioneer):

http://www.currenttherapeuticres.com/article/S0011-393X(05)80522-3/pdf

Some other good links:

http://ard.bmj.com/content/60/2/112.full

http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/6/653.full

http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/43/11/1402.full

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/759182_3

Regarding LEDs v. Fluorescent tubes:

http://benthamopen.com/todj/articles/V006/13TODJ.pdf

 

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UVA1 Phototherapy, Lupus and Related Research Articles and News


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UVA1 Phototherapy Double Blind Trial Shows Reduced Disease Activity in Lupus Bookmark

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. 

This study

 

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      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.  This study  
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