Ultraviolet Radiation in Wound Care: Sterilization and Stimulation.

  title={Ultraviolet Radiation in Wound Care: Sterilization and Stimulation.},
  author={Asheesh Gupta and Pinar Avci and Tianhong Dai and Ying-ying Huang and Michael R Hamblin},
  journal={Advances in wound care},
  volume={2 8},
SIGNIFICANCE Wound care is an important area of medicine considering the increasing age of the population who may have diverse comorbidities. Light-based technology comprises a varied set of modalities of increasing relevance to wound care. While low-level laser (or light) therapy and photodynamic therapy both have wide applications in wound care, this review will concentrate on the use of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. RECENT ADVANCES UVC (200-280 nm) is highly antimicrobial and can be directly… CONTINUE READING
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