Blue Light Destroys Skin, Soft Tissue Infections

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bamboe
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Blue Light Destroys Skin, Soft Tissue Infections

Berichtdoor bamboe » Di 19 Mar 2013 22:02

Blue Light Destroys Skin, Soft Tissue Infections
Main Category: Dermatology
Also Included In: MRSA / Drug Resistance
Article Date: 31 Jan 2013 - 0:00 PST

Blue light can selectively eradicate Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections of the skin and soft tissues, while preserving the outermost layer of skin, according to a proof-of-principle study led by Michael R. Hamblin of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Harvard Medical School, Boston. The research is published online ahead of print in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

"Blue light is a potential non-toxic, non-antibiotic approach for treating skin and soft tissue infections, especially those caused by antibiotic resistant pathogens," says Hamblin.

In the study, animal models were infected with P. aeruginosa. All of the animals in the group treated with blue light survived, while in the control, 82 percent (9 out of 11) of the animals died.

Skin and soft tissue infections are the second most common bacterial infections encountered in clinical practice, and represent the most common infection presentation - more than 3 percent - in patients visiting emergency departments, says Hamblin. The prevalence of skin and soft tissue infections among hospitalized patients is 10 percent, with approximately 14.2 million ambulatory care visits every year and an annual associated medical cost of almost $24 billion (equivalent to $76 for every American), says Hamblin.

Treatment of skin and soft tissue infections has been significantly complicated by the explosion of antibiotic resistance, which may bring an end to what medical scientists refer to as the antibiotic era, says Hamblin. "Microbes replicate very rapidly, and a mutation that helps a microbe survive in the presence of an antibiotic drug will quickly predominate throughout the microbial population. Recently, a dangerous new enzyme, NDM-1, that makes some bacteria resistant to almost all antibiotics available has been found in the United States. Many physicians are concerned that several infections soon may be untreatable."

Besides harming public health, antibiotic resistance boosts health care costs. "Treating resistant skin and soft tissue infections often requires the use of more expensive, or more toxic drugs, and can result in longer hospital stays for infected patients," says Hamblin.
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According to a new proof-of-principle study, blue light can selectively eliminate infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Blue light therapy has also been shown effective against MRSA and other resistant bugs
Blue 470-nm Light Kills Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Vitro
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10 ... e=pho&
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplu ... .2008.2413

Marlene
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Re: Blue Light Destroys Skin, Soft Tissue Infections

Berichtdoor Marlene » Di 19 Mar 2013 22:46

UV-licht wordt al langer gebruikt in tuin- en landbouw tegen schimmels.

www.cleanengreen.eu/
verkoopt lampen om mijt en schimmels in je bed en op bv muren te doden

Je kan ook uv-lampen kopen om bv je schoenen te "steriliseren".
http://www.nuzakelijk.nl/innovatie/2443 ... immel.html

bamboe
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Re: Blue Light Destroys Skin, Soft Tissue Infections

Berichtdoor bamboe » Di 19 Mar 2013 22:54

Ja Marlene, dat is uvb-licht dat je bedoelt volgens mij (van de land en tuinbouw).
Zie ook dit: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2894#p73063


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