15 August 2020>: Articles
A 57-Year-Old African American Man with Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia Who Responded to Supportive Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT): First Use of PBMT in COVID-19
Unusual or unexpected effect of treatmentScott A. Sigman A* , Soheila Mokmeli A , Monica Monici A , Mariana A. Vetrici B
Am J Case Rep 2020; 21:e926779
Figure 1. Orientation of the laser beams during laser treatment while in the prone position. The apex of the lung lies above the first rib. The lungs extend from the C7 to T10 vertebra, which is also from the apex of the lung to the inferior border. Laser parameters with both diodes operating synchronously and simultaneously, and the propagation axes are coincident. 1) 808 nm (GaAlAs) diode: Peak Power: 3 W, Laser Mode: Pulsed, Frequency: 1500 Hz, Pulse Duration: 333 μs, Scanning Area: 25×10=250 cm2, Dose: 7.2 J/cm2; 2) 905 nm (GaAs) diode: Peak Power: 75 W×3, Laser Mode: Pulsed, Frequency: 1500 Hz, Pulse Duration: 100 ns, Area: 25×10=250 cm2, Dose: 113.4 mJ/cm2; Total Energy: 3600 J. Treatment Time: (28 minutes), 14 minutes each lung, Sessions: Once daily for 4 days. Therapeutic Protocol: PBMT-COVID-19 By Dr. S. Mokmeli.