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Ultraviolet laser Al'mitsin-2 in treatment of fiber-cavernous lung turberculosis
Author(s): A. M. Prochorov; Genadi P. Kuz'min; A. V. Kisletsov; Valery P. Zakharov; V. G. Dobkin
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Paper Abstract

The new method of treatment for destructive lung tuberculosis described in this work actually represents a modification a puncture or drainage technique used to have a local action on the tubercular cavern supplemented by an additional treatment with UV laser radiation. Medical laser 'Al mitsin-2' has next parameters: average radiation pover- 20 mW, pulse duration-6 ns, design- monoblok, beam extraction-fiber waveguide, readiness time-3 min, exposure time-0,1-99, 9 min, lifetime-5000 h, dimensions-240 X 330 X 440 mm, mass-27 kg. Among destructive tuberculosis patients 14,0 percent were discharged from the hospital with complete clinical effect without surgery, 42,1 percent patients underwent surgery, 21,1 percent of the patients were discharged with obvious improvement without surgery because they refused surgery and 22,8 percent of patients were contradicted due to a progress of destructive tuberculosis of lungs and severe accompanying diseases. Evaluating the overall results of the treatment using laser endocavital irradiation method for patients with destructive lung tuberculosis we consider this approach effective both for the improvement of the basic course of chemotherapy and stabilization of tuberculosis progressing in per-surgery period of treatment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3829, ALT'98 Selected Papers on Novel Laser Methods in Medicine and Biology, (14 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.353125
Show Author Affiliations
A. M. Prochorov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Genadi P. Kuz'min, General Physics Institute (Russia)
A. V. Kisletsov, Automatic System Corp. (Russia)
Valery P. Zakharov, Automatic System Corp. (Russia)
V. G. Dobkin, Research Institute for Tuberculosis (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3829:
ALT'98 Selected Papers on Novel Laser Methods in Medicine and Biology
Alexander M. Prokhorov; Vladimir I. Pustovoy; Genadi P. Kuz'min, Editor(s)

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