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The use of low output laser therapy to accelerate healing of diabetic foot ulcers- a randomized prospective controlled trial
Author(s): S. V. L. G. Naidu; S. Subapriya; C. N. Yeoh; S. Soosai; V. Shalini; S. Harwant
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the effects of low output laser therapy as an adjuvant treatment in grade 1 diabetic foot ulcers. Methods: Sixteen patients were randomly divided equally into two groups. Group A had daily dressing only, while group B had low output laser therapy instituted five days a week in addition to daily dressing. Serial measurement of the ulcer was done weekly using digital photography and analyzed. Results: The rate of healing in group A was 10.42 mm2/week, and in group B was 66.14mm2/week. The difference in the rate of healing was statistically significant, p<0.05. Conclusion: Laser therapy as an adjuvant treatment accelerates diabetic ulcer healing by six times in a six week period.

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Date Published: 25 October 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5968, Laser Florence 2004: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, 596807 (25 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.660040
Show Author Affiliations
S. V. L. G. Naidu, Seremban General Hospital (Malaysia)
S. Subapriya, Seremban General Hospital (Malaysia)
C. N. Yeoh, Seremban General Hospital (Malaysia)
S. Soosai, Seremban General Hospital (Malaysia)
V. Shalini, Seremban General Hospital (Malaysia)
S. Harwant, Seremban General Hospital (Malaysia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5968:
Laser Florence 2004: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Khalil A. Khatri; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R.A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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