Have you ever wondered why your hospital mandates the removal of laser plume
but not the smoke created by electrosurgery?
However, "incorporation of the PFD patch into laser tattoo removal procedures may afford multiple benefits to the patient and provider, including increased efficiency, improved patient safety, fewer AEs associated with epidermal injury, and protection of the patient and provider from tissue splatter and laser plume
," they concluded.
A coaxial method of laser plume
evacuation was used within the nasal cavity.
Other safety considerations in using lasers include managing the laser plume
and potential fire hazard.
This could be because early studies highlighted laser plume
as a hazard (Biggins & Renfree 2002).
Precautions pertaining to laser plume
and condyloma should be instituted.
Discarded trunk hairs from two adult volunteers were sealed in chambers and treated with a laser; two negative pressure canisters captured 30 seconds of laser plume
for analysis using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
In addition to viruses and virus particles, bacteria have been cultured from laser plume
(Barrett & Garber, 2004).
has always been taken more seriously than diathermy plume, but studies show they are very similar.
Polymerase chain reaction identification of human papillomavirus DNA in CO2 laser plume
from recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.
During laser hair removal (LHR) treatment, two 6-L negative-pressure canisters were used to capture 30 seconds of laser plume
, and a portable condensation particle counter was used to measure ultrafine particulates (less than 1 mcm).
Hazards and precautions for laser plume
and electrosurgery smoke, Video Study Guide.