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Development of a randomized controlled trial to compare different strength/whatever low intensity laser irradiation in the management of nipple pain for breastfeeding women with nipple damage

Grant number: 17/07469-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): January 29, 2018
Effective date (End): January 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Obstetrical Nursing
Principal Investigator:Kelly Pereira Coca
Grantee:Kelly Pereira Coca
Host Investigator: Lisa Helen Amir
Host Institution: Escola Paulista de Enfermagem (EPE). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: La Trobe University, Australia  


Introduction: The nipple lesion is an ancient barrier to the continuity of breastfeeding, considered as one of the main causes of early weaning. The low intensity laser can be considered as a coadjuvant in the treatment of these lesions, as it provides analgesia, anti-inflammatory effect and stimulates tissue repair. Goals: To develop an randomized clinical trial protocol based on the current studies of different low intensity laser dosimetry in the management of nipple pain in women with nipple lesions during breastfeeding. Material and Method: Development of an randomized clinical trial protocol in which the Standard dose for the control group and other doses for the treatment groups to be tested will be defined, based on the literature studies and results of the investigations carried out by our group until now. The dosage that will be applied to the laser, the parameters of evaluation of nipple pain and lesion and the variables for inclusion in the protocol (parity, skin characteristic and nipple type) will be defined to homogenize the sample in the comparison of the groups. The study will be submitted to the Research Ethics Committee and registered with the Autralian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry. The developed protocol will be applied in a study in Brazil, after the end of the postdoctoral period, in two maternity hospitals of São Paulo. Outcome Analysis: The protocol will follow the Consort 2010 guidelines for randomized clinical trials. Expected Results: The result of the protocol will contribute to the definition of the best fluency of the low power laser in the nipples during the breastfeeding phase, currently considered as a promising adjuvant therapy in the management of nipple damage. (AU)

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CAMARGO, BARBARA TIDEMAN SARTORIO; COCA, KELLY PEREIRA; AMIR, LISA HELEN; CORREA, LUCIANA; ARANHA, ANA CECILIA CORREA; MARCACINE, KARLA OLIVEIRA; ABUCHAIM, ERIKA DE SA VIEIRA; ABRAO, ANA CRISTINA FREITAS DE VILHENA. The effect of a single irradiation of low-level laser on nipple pain in breastfeeding women: a randomized controlled trial. Lasers in Medical Science, v. 35, n. 1, p. 63-69, . (17/07469-5)
COCA, KELLY PEREIRA; AMIR, LISA H.; DA SILVA ALVES, MARIA DOS REMEDIOS; BARBIERI, MARCIA; MARCACINE, KARLA OLIVEIRA; FREITAS DE VILHENA ABRAO, ANA CRISTINA. Measurement tools and intensity of nipple pain among women with or without damaged nipples: A quantitative systematic review. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, v. 75, n. 6, p. 1162-1172, . (17/07469-5)

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