Monochromatic phototherapy in elderly patients: A new way of treating chronic pressure ulcers?

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Monochromatic phototherapy in elderly patients: A new way of treating chronic pressure ulcers? / Dehlin, Ove; Elmståhl, Sölve; Gottrup, F.

In: Aging clinical and experimental research, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2003, p. 259-263.

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T1 - Monochromatic phototherapy in elderly patients: A new way of treating chronic pressure ulcers?

AU - Dehlin, Ove

AU - Elmståhl, Sölve

AU - Gottrup, F

PY - 2003

Y1 - 2003

N2 - Background and aims: Monochromatic pulsating light may have effects of importance for wound healing, and promising results were obtained in an open study on the healing of pressure ulcers, which motivated the present study. Methods: One hundred and sixty-four in- and outpatients with grade II and III ulcers were treated with monochromatic pulsating light or placebo over the ulcerated area, according to a specific therapeutic program. Results: No significant effects were observed in the total material. In a sub-analysis of grade II ulcers, there was a tendency toward better healing in the monochromatic light group (p=0.06). A significantly larger reduction in pressure ulcer size was noted among patients in the treatment group with low body weight (BMI<20). Conclusions: Monochromatic pulsating light may have effects on pressure ulcer healing, and a new study focusing only on grade II ulcers is under way. (C)2003, Editrice Kurtis

AB - Background and aims: Monochromatic pulsating light may have effects of importance for wound healing, and promising results were obtained in an open study on the healing of pressure ulcers, which motivated the present study. Methods: One hundred and sixty-four in- and outpatients with grade II and III ulcers were treated with monochromatic pulsating light or placebo over the ulcerated area, according to a specific therapeutic program. Results: No significant effects were observed in the total material. In a sub-analysis of grade II ulcers, there was a tendency toward better healing in the monochromatic light group (p=0.06). A significantly larger reduction in pressure ulcer size was noted among patients in the treatment group with low body weight (BMI<20). Conclusions: Monochromatic pulsating light may have effects on pressure ulcer healing, and a new study focusing only on grade II ulcers is under way. (C)2003, Editrice Kurtis

KW - pressure ulcer

KW - elderly

KW - monochromatic phototherapy

KW - wound

UR - https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03327378

U2 - 10.1007/BF03324507

DO - 10.1007/BF03324507

M3 - Article

VL - 15

SP - 259

EP - 263

JO - Aging clinical and experimental research

T2 - Aging clinical and experimental research

JF - Aging clinical and experimental research

SN - 1720-8319

IS - 3

ER -