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Studies on wound contraction and epithelial regeneration after carbon dioxide laser irradiation
Author(s): Jungang Xia
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Paper Abstract

This study was undertaken to compare, objectively, healing rates (in dogs) of wounds caused by CO2 laser with those caused by a scalpel. The rates of contraction and epithelialization of standard wounds were determined with daily measurement of the wound area from the time of wounding until the wound had healed. Results demonstrate significant delays in both wound contraction (p equals 0.0001) and epithelialization (p equals 0.0001) for CO2 laser-created wounds when compared to those seen in scalpel-created wounds. The appearance of the healed areas appeared comparable for both modalities.

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Date Published: 5 March 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, (5 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.137063
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Jungang Xia, Guangzhou Army General Hospital (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1616:
International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine
Junheng Li, Editor(s)

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