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Walfre Franco PhD

TitleAdjunct Assistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine

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    University of Mexico, Mexico City, , MexicoBSElectro-Mechanical Engineering
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United StatesMA
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United StatesDOCA

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    1. Etim E, Goulopoulos A, Fischbach A, Franco W. Design Optimization of a Phototherapy Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator for Treating Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Bioengineering (Basel). 2023 Aug 16; 10(8). PMID: 37627854.
    2. Childs J, Fischbach A, Smirnov A, Farinelli B, B?hl T, Franco W, Ichinose F, Yaroslavsky L, Altshuler G, Anderson R. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenators with light-diffusing fibers for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning: Experiments, mathematical modeling, and performance assessment with unit cells. Lasers Surg Med. 2023 08; 55(6):590-600. PMID: 37253390.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Goulopoulos A, Etim E, Korupolu S, Farinelli W, Sierra H, Anderson RR, Fischbach A, Franco W. Optical, flow, and thermal analysis of a phototherapy extracorporeal membrane oxygenator for treating carbon monoxide poisoning. Lasers Surg Med. 2023 04; 55(4):390-404. PMID: 36883985.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    4. Levin YS, Islam R, Avram MM, Franco W, Anderson RR. Multifunctional patch for use during laser procedures: Optimization and feasibility testing. Lasers Surg Med. 2022 01; 54(1):182-188. PMID: 34859909.
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    5. Fischbach A, Traeger L, Farinelli WA, Ezaka M, Wanderley HV, Wiegand SB, Franco W, Bagchi A, Bloch DB, Anderson RR, Zapol WM. Hyperbaric phototherapy augments blood carbon monoxide removal. Lasers Surg Med. 2022 03; 54(3):426-432. PMID: 34658052.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    6. Fischbach A, Wiegand SB, Zazzeron L, Traeger L, di Fenza R, Bagchi A, Farinelli WA, Franco W, Korupolu S, Arens J, Grassi L, Zadek F, Bloch DB, Rox Anderson R, Zapol WM. Veno-venous extracorporeal blood phototherapy increases the rate of carbon monoxide (CO) elimination in CO-poisoned pigs. Lasers Surg Med. 2022 02; 54(2):256-267. PMID: 34350599.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    7. Ortner VK, Franco W, Haedersdal M, Philipsen PA. Noninvasive Assessment of Mycotic Nail Tissue Using an Ultraviolet Fluorescence Excitation Imaging System. Lasers Surg Med. 2021 02; 53(2):245-251. PMID: 32538499.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Zazzeron L, Fischbach A, Franco W, Farinelli WA, Ichinose F, Bloch DB, Anderson RR, Zapol WM. Phototherapy and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation facilitate removal of carbon monoxide in rats. Sci Transl Med. 2019 10 09; 11(513). PMID: 31597752.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    9. Tam J, Farinelli W, Franco W, Anderson RR. Apparatus for Harvesting Tissue Microcolumns. J Vis Exp. 2018 10 25; (140). PMID: 30417866.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    10. Goenka C, Lewis W, Chevres-Fern?ndez LR, Ortega-Mart?nez A, Ibarra-Silva E, Williams M, Franco W. Mobile phone-based UV fluorescence microscopy for the identification of fungal pathogens. Lasers Surg Med. 2019 02; 51(2):201-207. PMID: 30113081.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    11. Lewis W, Franco W. Smartphone imaging of subcutaneous veins. Lasers Surg Med. 2018 12; 50(10):1034-1039. PMID: 29873404.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Zazzeron L, Liu C, Franco W, Nakagawa A, Farinelli WA, Bloch DB, Anderson RR, Zapol WM. Pulmonary Phototherapy to Treat Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Rats. Shock. 2017 06; 47(6):735-742. PMID: 27861257.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    13. Wang Y, Gutierrez-Herrera E, Ortega-Martinez A, Anderson RR, Franco W. UV fluorescence excitation imaging of healing of wounds in skin: Evaluation of wound closure in organ culture model. Lasers Surg Med. 2016 09; 48(7):678-85. PMID: 27075645.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Padilla-Martinez JP, Wang R, Franco W. Evaluation of cell and matrix mechanics using fluorescence excitation spectroscopy: Feasibility study in collagen gels containing fibroblasts. Lasers Surg Med. 2016 Apr; 48(4):377-84. PMID: 26990874.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Zazzeron L, Liu C, Franco W, Nakagawa A, Farinelli WA, Bloch DB, Anderson RR, Zapol WM. Pulmonary Phototherapy for Treating Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov 15; 192(10):1191-9. PMID: 26214119.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    16. Gonz?lez-Su?rez A, Gutierrez-Herrera E, Berjano E, Jimenez Lozano JN, Franco W. Thermal and elastic response of subcutaneous tissue with different fibrous septa architectures to RF heating: numerical study. Lasers Surg Med. 2015 Feb; 47(2):183-95. PMID: 25651998.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Tam J, Wang Y, Farinelli WA, Jim?nez-Lozano J, Franco W, Sakamoto FH, Cheung EJ, Purschke M, Doukas AG, Anderson RR. Fractional Skin Harvesting: Autologous Skin Grafting without Donor-site Morbidity. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2013 Sep; 1(6):e47. PMID: 25289241.
    18. Jimenez Lozano JN, Vacas-Jacques P, Anderson RR, Franco W. Effect of fibrous septa in radiofrequency heating of cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues: computational study. Lasers Surg Med. 2013 Jul; 45(5):326-38. PMID: 23733512.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Jim?nez-Lozano J, Vacas-Jacques P, Anderson RR, Franco W. Selective and localized radiofrequency heating of skin and fat by controlling surface distributions of the applied voltage: analytical study. Phys Med Biol. 2012 Nov 21; 57(22):7555-78. PMID: 23104083.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    20. Franco W, Kothare A, Ronan SJ, Grekin RC, McCalmont TH. Hyperthermic injury to adipocyte cells by selective heating of subcutaneous fat with a novel radiofrequency device: feasibility studies. Lasers Surg Med. 2010 Jul; 42(5):361-70. PMID: 20583242.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    21. Franco W, Kothare A, Goldberg DJ. Controlled volumetric heating of subcutaneous adipose tissue using a novel radiofrequency technology. Lasers Surg Med. 2009 Dec; 41(10):745-50. PMID: 20014265.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    22. Verkruysse W, Jia W, Franco W, Milner TE, Nelson JS. Infrared measurement of human skin temperature to predict the individual maximum safe radiant exposure (IMSRE). Lasers Surg Med. 2007 Dec; 39(10):757-66. PMID: 18081141.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Jia W, Choi B, Franco W, Lotfi J, Majaron B, Aguilar G, Nelson JS. Treatment of cutaneous vascular lesions using multiple-intermittent cryogen spurts and two-wavelength laser pulses: numerical and animal studies. Lasers Surg Med. 2007 Jul; 39(6):494-503. PMID: 17659588.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    24. Franco W, Liu J, Romero-M?ndez R, Jia W, Nelson JS, Aguilar G. Extent of lateral epidermal protection afforded by a cryogen spray against laser irradiation. Lasers Surg Med. 2007 Jun; 39(5):414-21. PMID: 17565730.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Childers MA, Franco W, Nelson JS, Aguilar G. Laser surgery of port wine stains using local vacuum pressure: changes in skin morphology and optical properties (Part I). Lasers Surg Med. 2007 Feb; 39(2):108-17. PMID: 17311268.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Franco W, Childers M, Nelson JS, Aguilar G. Laser surgery of port wine stains using local vacuum [corrected] pressure: changes in calculated energy deposition (Part II). Lasers Surg Med. 2007 Feb; 39(2):118-27. PMID: 17311275.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Jia W, Aguilar G, Verkruysse W, Franco W, Nelson JS. Improvement of port wine stain laser therapy by skin preheating prior to cryogen spray cooling: a numerical simulation. Lasers Surg Med. 2006 Feb; 38(2):155-62. PMID: 16493663.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Aguilar G, Franco W, Liu J, Svaasand LO, Nelson JS. Effects of hypobaric pressure on human skin: implications for cryogen spray cooling (part II). Lasers Surg Med. 2005 Feb; 36(2):130-5. PMID: 15704166.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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