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Efficacy of multiple exposure with low level He-Ne laser dose on acute wound healing: a pre-clinical study
Author(s): Vijendra Prabhu; Bola Sadashiva Satish Rao; Krishna Kishore Mahato
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Paper Abstract

Investigations on the use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for wound healing especially with the red laser light have demonstrated its pro-healing potential on a variety of pre-clinical and surgical wounds. However, until now, in LLLT the effect of multiple exposure of low dose laser irradiation on acute wound healing on well-designed pre-clinical model is not much explored. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of multiple exposure of low dose Helium Neon laser on healing progression of full thickness excision wounds in Swiss albino mice. Further, the efficacy of the multiple exposure of low dose laser irradiation was compared with the single exposure of optimum dose. Full thickness excision wounds (circular) of 15 mm diameter were created, and subsequently illuminated with the multiple exposures (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 exposure/ week until healing) of He-Ne (632.8 nm, 4.02 mWcm-2) laser at 0.5 Jcm-2 along with single exposure of optimum laser dose (2 J/cm-2) and un-illuminated controls. Classical biophysical parameters such as contraction kinetics, area under the curve and the mean healing time were documented as the assessment parameters to examine the efficacy of multiple exposures with low level laser dose. Experimental findings substantiated that either single or multiple exposures of 0.5 J/cm2 failed to produce any detectable alterations on wound contraction, area under the curve and mean healing time compared to single exposure of optimum dose (2 Jcm-2) and un-illuminated controls. Single exposure of optimum, laser dose was found to be ideal for acute wound healing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8932, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy IX, 89320T (18 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2041084
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Vijendra Prabhu, Manipal Univ. (India)
Bola Sadashiva Satish Rao, Manipal Univ. (India)
Krishna Kishore Mahato, Manipal Univ. (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8932:
Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy IX
Michael R. Hamblin; James D. Carroll; Praveen Arany, Editor(s)

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