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Photodynamic Therapy, Laser Therapy and Cellulose Membrane for the Healing of Venous Ulcers: Results of a Pilot Study

Vitoria H Maciel Coelho1, Luiza D Alvares2, Fernanda M Carbinatto3, Antonio E de Aquino Junior3*, Dora Patricia Ramirez Angarita3 and Vanderlei S Bagnato3

1Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Department of Physiotherapy, Uberaba-MG, Brazil

2UNICEP, Physiotherapy Faculty, Miguel Petroni, Sao Carlos-SP, Brazil

3Sao Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Sao Carlos-SP, Brazil

*Corresponding Author:
Angarita DPR
Sao Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo
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São Carlos- SP, Brazil, Postal Code 369, Brazil
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E-mail: antoniodeaquinojr@gmail.com

Received date: February 01, 2017; Accepted date: March 26, 2017; Published date: March 31, 2017

Citation: Coelho VHM, Alvares LD, Carbinatto FM, de Aquino Junior AE, Angarita DPR et al. (2017) Photodynamic Therapy, Laser Therapy and Cellulose Membrane for the Healing of Venous Ulcers: Results of a Pilot Study. J Nurs Care 6:387. doi:10.4172/2167-1168.1000387

Copyright: © 2017 Coelho VHM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

 

Abstract

Background: Venous ulcers, characterized as discontinuous areas of epidermis, are caused by venous hypertension and insufficiency of the muscle pump. They can affect the patient's life quality and cause aesthetic deformity, complications and serious sequelae. Objective: This study investigates the combined effects of photodynamic therapy, laser therapy and cellulose membrane on the healing of venous wounds. Methods: Seven patients at an average of 70 years old and with ulcer history for more than one year were selected. The patients received 3 times per week the application of photodynamic therapy and cellulose membrane; and 2 times per week was applied laser therapy. Results: The results show the reduction of area of ulcer in 7 session (p<0.04) and 8 session (p<0.02). Conclusion: The ulcers treatment proposes can decrease the healing time of venous ulcers and promote higher life quality for patients.

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