Efficacy of multiple exposure with low level He-Ne laser dose on acute wound healing – A pre-clinical study

Prabhu, Vijendra and Rao, Satish BS and Mahato, KK (2014) Efficacy of multiple exposure with low level He-Ne laser dose on acute wound healing – A pre-clinical study. Proc. of SPIE, 8932. 89320T-1.

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Abstract

Investigations on the use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for wound healing especially with the red laser light have demonstrated its pro-healing potential on a variety of pre-clinical & surgical wounds. However, until now, in LLLT the effect of multiple exposure of low dose laser irradiation on acute wound healing on well-designed pre-clinical model is not much explored. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of multiple exposure of low dose Helium Neon laser on healing progression of full thickness excision wounds in Swiss albino mice. Further, the efficacy of the multiple exposure of low dose laser irradiation was compared with the single exposure of optimum dose. Full thickness excision wounds (circular) of 15 mm diameter were created, and subsequently illuminated with the multiple exposures (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 exposure/ week until healing) of He-Ne (632.8 nm, 4.02 mWcm-2) laser at 0.5 Jcm-2 along with single exposure of optimum laser dose (2 J/cm-2) and un-illuminated controls. Classical biophysical parameters such as contraction kinetics, area under the curve and the mean healing time were documented as the assessment parameters to examine the efficacy of multiple exposures with low level laser dose. Experimental findings substantiated that either single or multiple exposures of 0.5 J/cm2 failed to produce any detectable alterations on wound contraction, area under the curve and mean healing time compared to single exposure of optimum dose (2 Jcm-2) and un-illuminated controls. Single exposure of optimum, laser dose was found to be ideal for acute wound healing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute wound healing; pro-healing potential; multiple exposures; optimum laser dose; wound contraction.
Subjects: Life Sciences > MLSC Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 09:29
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 09:29
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144662

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