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Author Jayasree, R. S. ♦ Gupta, A. K. ♦ Rathinam, K. ♦ Mohanan, P. V. ♦ Mohanty, M.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Journal of Biomaterials Applications
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Experimental Medicine
Abstract In photodynamic therapy (PDT), photosensitisers (PS) are used along with lasers for the treatment of tumors. The combined effect of photosensitisers and lasers on the wound healing process is studied using delta -aminolevulinic acid (ALA) (5 mg/kg) and hematoporphyrin derivative (HPD) (5 mg/kg) as photosensitisers in the open excision wounds of rats. The lasers used were He-Ne laser (3 J/cm(2)) and Nd: YAG laser (30 J/cm(2)). This study is important for understanding the healing process involved after PDT. Open excision wounds treated with He-Ne lasers in animals that received ALA as photosensitiser showed complete wound closure at the earliest by 13 +/- 1 days, and with results obtained for HPD and the combination of lasers with complete closing by 14 +/- 1 days. However, the control group of animals that received ALS or HPD with no laser treatment showed wound healing on the twentieth and eighteenth days with a deviation of one day and two days, respectively. ALA with the combination of Nd: YAG and He-Ne lasers and HPD with He-Ne laser alone does not show quicker wound healing effects. Histopathological results also gave similar results. Tensile strength measurements do not vary significantly from control group to the test group.ALA along with He-Ne laser of HPD along with the combination of He-Ne and low power Nd-YAG lasers are found to be ideal methods for quickening the wound healing process in rat.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 3
Page Count 11
Starting Page 176
Ending Page 186