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Comparing the effects on bacterial growth of continuous and pulsed 810 nm laser irradiation over a wide range of radiant exposure
Author(s): Ethne Nussbaum
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Paper Abstract

Low intensity laser therapy (LILT) is currently undergoing investigation as a treatment for chronic wounds. Although the intended target is the wound bed and surrounding skin, wound bacteria are also exposed and hence subject to LILT, thus a good understanding of the effects of LILT on bacterial growth is essential for prescribing safe and effective laser therapy for wounds. The present work examines the effects of 810 nm laser on bacterial growth. The objectives were: 1. to determine an effective combination of radiation parameters leading to bacterial inhibition, or alternatively 2. to determine which combination of laser parameters produce the least stimulation of bacterial growth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 103133A (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283914
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Ethne Nussbaum, Mount Sinai Hospital (Canada)
Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10313:
Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging
John C. Armitage, Editor(s)

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