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Clinical investigations of leg ulcer treatment by copper vapor laser therapy-a preliminary report of a novel approach
Author(s): Boling Cai; Xiangda Lin; Feng Li; Huoyu Pan; Meiying Lin; Xinyin Chi
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Paper Abstract

Lower leg ulcer is sometimes a refractory disease. A recently developed copper vapor laser could be a promising light source for the treatment of these lesions. Preliminary results of clinical investigations of five patients with leg ulcer treated by copper vapor laser phototherapy are reported. Among them, three were cured, one obtained significant response, one had no response. Most patients were cured within 15 laser treatments. It was found that lower irradiation power and energy densities were required to obtain better results. Experiment details are given.

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Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169150
Show Author Affiliations
Boling Cai, Fujian Institute of Testing Technology (China)
Xiangda Lin, Fujian Institute of Testing Technology (China)
Feng Li, Fujian Institute of Testing Technology (China)
Huoyu Pan, Fuzhou Skin Disease Preventing and Curing Hospital (China)
Meiying Lin, Fuzhou Skin Disease Preventing and Curing Hospital (China)
Xinyin Chi, Fuzhou Skin Disease Preventing and Curing Hospital (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2086:
Medical Applications of Lasers
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Cornelius Borst; Frank W. Cross; Herbert J. Geschwind; Dieter Jocham; Jan Kvasnicka; Hans H. Scherer; Mario A. Trelles; Eberhard Unsoeld, Editor(s)

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