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Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Ultraviolet-C Irradiation on Partial-Thickness Burn Wound Healing: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Yasser M Aneis, Heba M Mohamady.

Abstract
Background: The development of new and effective interventions for enhancing wound healing remains an area of intense research. Objective: This study was conducted to assess the efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and ultraviolet-C irradiation (UVC) on partial-thickness burn wound healing, and to compare the therapeutic potential of both modalities. Methods: Thirty-two patients of both genders with partial-thickness dermal burns covering 3% to 10% total body surface area were randomly assigned to either the LLLT group or the UVC group. Patients in both groups were given conventional wound care therapy until the wound was healthy. The study protocol began 72 hours post-burn insult and was scheduled to coincide with dressing changes on alternate days, 3 times a week, for three weeks. Main outcome measures: Wound surface area (WSA) through tracing method; for each subject, a baseline tracing and two Follow-up measurements were taken on days 10 and 21 of intervention. Results: In both groups, there was a significant reduction of WSA among Baseline vs. Post (1) and Baseline vs. Post (2), where (P-value = 0.000 and 0.000) respectively. However, Between-group differences were noteworthy, where there was a significant difference post-intervention in the measured variable, WSA; where P-values were [(0.029) and (0.04), respectively]. Conclusion: Although the results of the current study indicate that both LLLT and UVC enhanced partial-thickness burn wound healing, LLLT is superior to UVC in promoting wound contraction.

Key words: Partial-Thickness Burn; Helium-Neon Laser; Ultraviolet-C Irradiation; Wound Healing; Wound Contraction


 
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Aneis YM, Mohamady HM. Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Ultraviolet-C Irradiation on Partial-Thickness Burn Wound Healing: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2017; 6(4): 6-14. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000282



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Aneis YM, Mohamady HM. Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Ultraviolet-C Irradiation on Partial-Thickness Burn Wound Healing: A Randomized Controlled Trial. www.scopemed.org/?mno=257677 [Access: October 19, 2017]. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000282



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Aneis YM, Mohamady HM. Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Ultraviolet-C Irradiation on Partial-Thickness Burn Wound Healing: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2017; 6(4): 6-14. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000282



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Aneis YM, Mohamady HM. Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Ultraviolet-C Irradiation on Partial-Thickness Burn Wound Healing: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. (2017), [cited October 19, 2017]; 6(4): 6-14. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000282



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Aneis, Y. M. & Mohamady, H. M. (2017) Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Ultraviolet-C Irradiation on Partial-Thickness Burn Wound Healing: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 6 (4), 6-14. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000282



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Aneis, Yasser M, and Heba M Mohamady. 2017. Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Ultraviolet-C Irradiation on Partial-Thickness Burn Wound Healing: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 6 (4), 6-14. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000282



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Aneis, Yasser M, and Heba M Mohamady. "Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Ultraviolet-C Irradiation on Partial-Thickness Burn Wound Healing: A Randomized Controlled Trial." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 6 (2017), 6-14. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000282



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Aneis, Yasser M, and Heba M Mohamady. "Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Ultraviolet-C Irradiation on Partial-Thickness Burn Wound Healing: A Randomized Controlled Trial." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 6.4 (2017), 6-14. Print. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000282



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Aneis, Y. M. & Mohamady, H. M. (2017) Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Ultraviolet-C Irradiation on Partial-Thickness Burn Wound Healing: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 6 (4), 6-14. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000282








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