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The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and LED therapy in diabetic foot
Author(s): Cristiane Ribeiro S. Marques; Airton Abrahao Martin; Carlos J. Lima; Luis Augusto L. Conrado; Fabricio L. Silveira; Marcos Vinicius Carvalho
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Paper Abstract

Chronic foot ulcers are common ailments presented in diabetes, which offer severe complications and are often unresponsive to therapy. In this work it was evaluated the effects of adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) treatment and LEDtherapy irradiation on ulcer healing (HBO) in addition to conventional treatment. In ulcers of diabetic foot these treatments lead to a reduction in the probability of amputation up to almost four times compared with patients not receiving such co-adjutant treatment. The LEDtherapy irradiation was given concurrently using an energy density of 4J/cm2 for 5 min. During the experiment nine patients with diabetic foot ulcers were submitted for HBO sessions with 2,5 ATM for two hours. The experiment demonstrated the effectiveness of HBO + LEDtherapy treatment by favoring the ulcer healing through an increased fibroblastic response, collagen synthesis and neo-vascularization of the ischaemia, as well as increases in the leukocytic bactericidal activity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5312, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XIV, (13 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.528233
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Cristiane Ribeiro S. Marques, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)
Airton Abrahao Martin, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)
Carlos J. Lima, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)
Luis Augusto L. Conrado, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)
Fabricio L. Silveira, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)
Marcos Vinicius Carvalho, Clinica Baromed Sao Jose dos Campos (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5312:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XIV
Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Nikiforos Kollias; Kenton W. Gregory; Henry Hirschberg; Reza S. Malek; Abraham Katzir; David S. Robinson; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Eugene A. Trowers; Werner T.W. de Riese; Lawrence S. Bass; Lloyd P. Tate; Steen J. Madsen; Keith D. Paulsen; Karen M. McNally-Heintzelman, Editor(s)

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