25 October 2005 The use of low output laser therapy to accelerate healing of diabetic foot ulcers: a randomized prospective controlled trial
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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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S. V. L. G. Naidu, S. Subapriya, C. N. Yeoh, S. Soosai, V. Shalini, S. Harwant, "The use of low output laser therapy to accelerate healing of diabetic foot ulcers: a randomized prospective controlled trial", Proc. SPIE 5968, Laser Florence 2004: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, 596807 (25 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.660040; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.660040
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