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Combination of photodynamic and ultrasonic therapy for treatment of infected wounds in animal model
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One of the important problems of modern medicine is treatment of infected wounds. There are many diversified expedients of treatment, but none of them obey the modern physician completely. The aim of this study is to develop and test a new combined method of photodynamic ultrasonic therapy (PDUST) for treatment of infected wounds with focus on experimental trials. PDUST is based on a combination of two methods: photodynamic (PD) therapy (PDT) with photosensitizer and low frequency ultrasonic (US) therapy with antibiotic as tools for treatment of wounds and effectively killing bacteria. The main parameters are: US frequency - 26.5 kHz; US tip elongation - 40±20 μm; wavelength of light emitting diodes (LED) array - 660±10 nm; light intensity on biotissue surface - 1-2 mW/cm2; photosensitizer - an aluminum disulfonated phtalocyanine dissolved in a physiological solution in concentration 10 mg/l. The experiments were carried out with 70 male chinchilla rabbits divided into 7 groups, thus the dynamics of wounds healing were studied in different modes of PDUST. The PD and US methods supplement each other and in conjunction provide additive and especially synergetic effects. The experimental data demonstrated advantages of new technology in comparison with conventional methods in cases of treatment of extended suppurative inflammatory and profound wounds. The more detailed study of PDUST method's mechanism, which is based on low intensity of LED light, PD therapy and US influence is required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6087, Biophotonics and Immune Responses, 608705 (24 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.656781
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Yulian A. Menyaev, Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (United States)
Vladimir P. Zharov, Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6087:
Biophotonics and Immune Responses
Wei R. Chen, Editor(s)

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