Laser and light for wound healing stimulation

Ehsan Azimi, Navid Bouzari, Keyvan Nouri

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Abstract

Understanding wound healing is critical for health care professionals mainly because of the enormous burden of chronic wounds on society. In addition, in many medical specialties, creating wounds for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes is part of a physician's daily practice. Acute wounds are usually closed using sutures, staples, or other methods of wound closure. Conventional modalities include maintenance of a moist wound bed, and prevention of infection. Although acute wounds are not challenging in most settings, they may influence the hospital stay or expenses related to medical procedures. Chronic wounds however, are more challenging. The incidence of chronic wounds in the United States is approximately five to seven million per year (Sen et al., Wound Repair Regen 17(6):763-771, 2009) and the annual costs for management of these wounds is greater than $20 billion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLasers in dermatology and medicine
Subtitle of host publicationdermatologic applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages339-350
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319761183
ISBN (Print)9783319761169
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 6 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Argon dye lasers
  • Carbon dioxide lasers
  • Chronic wounds
  • Gallium-aluminum-arsenide (GaAlAs) lasers
  • Gallium-arsenide (GaAs) lasers
  • Helium-neon lasers
  • Krypton lasers
  • Nd:YAG lasers
  • Ruby lasers
  • Tissue soldering
  • Tissue welding
  • Wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Azimi, E., Bouzari, N., & Nouri, K. (2018). Laser and light for wound healing stimulation. In Lasers in dermatology and medicine: dermatologic applications (pp. 339-350). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76118-3_19