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Spectrally selective UV bactericidal effect for curative treatment of post-surgical intra-abdominal abscesses and other infections
Author(s): Alexander E. Dudelzak; Mark A. Miller; Sergey M. Babichenko
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Results of in-vitro studies of bactericidal effects of ultraviolet (UV) irradiation on strains causing drug-resistant endo-cavital infections (Enterococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and others) are presented. An original technique to measure effects of UV-irradiation on bacterial growth at different wavelengths has been developed. Spectral dependences of the bactericidal effect have been observed, and spectral maxima of bactericidal efficiency have been found. Applications to curative treatments of wounds, post-surgical intra-abdominal abscesses and other diseases are discussed.

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Date Published: 1 July 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5318, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems II, (1 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.530750
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Alexander E. Dudelzak, Genestho, Inc. (Canada)
Mark A. Miller, Genestho, Inc. (Canada)
SMBD-Jewish General Hospital (Canada)
McGill Univ. (Canada)
Sergey M. Babichenko, Laser Diagnostic Instruments Ltd. (Estonia)
AS Genestho (Estonia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5318:
Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems II
Gerald E. Cohn; Warren S. Grundfest M.D.; David A. Benaron M.D.; Tuan Vo-Dinh, Editor(s)

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