laser plume

la·ser plume

(lā'zĕr plūm),
The production of smoke with laser ablation; can cause respiratory difficulty for operative personnel.
[L. pluma, feather]

la·ser plume

(lā'zĕr plūm)
The production of smoke with laser ablation; can cause respiratory difficulty for surgical team.
[L. pluma, feather]
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"Appropriate safety measures including eye protection and laser plume management should continue to be used during laser treatment."
(3) And laser plume may contain tissue debris, particulate gases (such as benzene and hydrogen cyanide), chemicals, bacteria and viruses (such as HPV).
"The laser plume is known to contain possible hazards," Yakir Levin, MD, PhD, said at the annual Masters of Aesthetics Symposium.
Have you ever wondered why your hospital mandates the removal of laser plume but not the smoke created by electrosurgery?
A coaxial method of laser plume evacuation was used within the nasal cavity.
For the purpose of this article surgical smoke will be discussed generically, differentiations will not be made between diathermy or laser plume. However, the author has witnessed that precautions are taken when using lasers in theatre, namely the use of high filtration face masks, but that the same considerations are not made for diathermy.
Precautions pertaining to laser plume and condyloma should be instituted.
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.
Other safety considerations in using lasers include managing the laser plume and potential fire hazard.
In addition to viruses and virus particles, bacteria have been cultured from laser plume (Barrett & Garber, 2004).
Laser plume 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.