Accession Number : ADA266356


Title :   Wound Healing After Laser Injury to Skin - The Effect of Occlusion and Vitamin E


Corporate Author : LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO CA


Personal Author(s) : Simon, Gad A ; Schmid, Peter ; Reifenrath, William G ; Van Ravenswaay, Theodore ; Stuck, Bruce E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266356.pdf


Report Date : 05 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : The effects of argon and copper vapor laser irradiation of the skin of the Yorkshire pig were determined by gross and microscopic evaluation as a function of dose. For both lasers, the incident irradiance was between 3.5 and 4.5 watts/cml for a 10-14 mm beam diameter with a nearly uniform intensity profile. The dose was varied by varying exposure duration. The minimal erythemic doses for the copper vapor and argon laser exposures were 35 + 2 j/CM2 (10 second exposure) and 22.4 + 0.1 J/cm2 (6 second exposure) respectively.


Descriptors :   *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , *HEALING , *LASER RADIOBIOLOGY , *VITAMINS , INTENSITY , COPPER , ARGON LASERS , SWINE , ERYTHEMA , SKIN DISEASES , HISTOLOGY , SKIN(ANATOMY) , DOSE RATE , THERAPY


Subject Categories : Radiobiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE