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Frequency rhythmic electrical modulation system in the treatment of chronic painful leg ulcers.

Abstract

Electrical current has been recommended for use on chronic wounds; however, the ability of this modality to improve healing of various types of chronic ulcers, arterial, venous, mixed arterial and venous ulcers, diabetic, and pressure ulcers is not well established. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of frequency rhytmic electrical modulation system (FREMS) on healing of chronic painful leg ulcers.Thirty-five patients with 43 chronic painful leg ulcers participated in the study. The subjects were separated into two random groups, one treated with FREMS and the control group. Our investigation focused on the control of the parameter changes important for ulcer healing: wound surface area, wound appearance (fibrin accumulations, exudation, granulation, and epithelization), ulcer surroundings and associated symptoms. All the parameters were monitored clinically at the beginning, after first, second, and third week, and at the end, after 1 and 2 months of administered therapy, when the scores were determined. Pain intensity was evaluated with visual analog scale (VAS). FREMS therapy was administrated through the device model Aptiva Ballet into sessions and several stages. Comparing the findings of decrease leg ulcer surface, pain, leg ulcer score, score of vicinity (statistically significant at the level P < 0.05) with the controls, it was established that FREMS system accelerated ulcer healing, reduced pain and demonstrated better effects compared to the control group. The results of the study indicate that FREMS therapy accelerates wound closure and depresses the pain of chronic leg ulcers.

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    Clinic of Dermatology and Venerology, Clinical Center Nis, Nis, Serbia. jakesnage@gmail.com

    Source

    Archives of dermatological research 300:7 2008 Aug pg 377-83

    MeSH

    Aged
    Aged, 80 and over
    Chronic Disease
    Electric Stimulation Therapy
    Female
    Follow-Up Studies
    Humans
    Leg Ulcer
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Pain
    Pain Measurement
    Quality of Life
    Severity of Illness Index
    Wound Healing

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    18629524

    Citation

    Janković, Aleksandar, and Ivana Binić. "Frequency Rhythmic Electrical Modulation System in the Treatment of Chronic Painful Leg Ulcers." Archives of Dermatological Research, vol. 300, no. 7, 2008, pp. 377-83.
    Janković A, Binić I. Frequency rhythmic electrical modulation system in the treatment of chronic painful leg ulcers. Arch Dermatol Res. 2008;300(7):377-83.
    Janković, A., & Binić, I. (2008). Frequency rhythmic electrical modulation system in the treatment of chronic painful leg ulcers. Archives of Dermatological Research, 300(7), pp. 377-83. doi:10.1007/s00403-008-0875-9.
    Janković A, Binić I. Frequency Rhythmic Electrical Modulation System in the Treatment of Chronic Painful Leg Ulcers. Arch Dermatol Res. 2008;300(7):377-83. PubMed PMID: 18629524.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Frequency rhythmic electrical modulation system in the treatment of chronic painful leg ulcers. AU - Janković,Aleksandar, AU - Binić,Ivana, Y1 - 2008/07/16/ PY - 2007/07/27/received PY - 2008/06/26/accepted PY - 2008/06/23/revised PY - 2008/7/17/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/7/17/entrez SP - 377 EP - 83 JF - Archives of dermatological research JO - Arch. Dermatol. Res. VL - 300 IS - 7 N2 - Electrical current has been recommended for use on chronic wounds; however, the ability of this modality to improve healing of various types of chronic ulcers, arterial, venous, mixed arterial and venous ulcers, diabetic, and pressure ulcers is not well established. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of frequency rhytmic electrical modulation system (FREMS) on healing of chronic painful leg ulcers.Thirty-five patients with 43 chronic painful leg ulcers participated in the study. The subjects were separated into two random groups, one treated with FREMS and the control group. Our investigation focused on the control of the parameter changes important for ulcer healing: wound surface area, wound appearance (fibrin accumulations, exudation, granulation, and epithelization), ulcer surroundings and associated symptoms. All the parameters were monitored clinically at the beginning, after first, second, and third week, and at the end, after 1 and 2 months of administered therapy, when the scores were determined. Pain intensity was evaluated with visual analog scale (VAS). FREMS therapy was administrated through the device model Aptiva Ballet into sessions and several stages. Comparing the findings of decrease leg ulcer surface, pain, leg ulcer score, score of vicinity (statistically significant at the level P < 0.05) with the controls, it was established that FREMS system accelerated ulcer healing, reduced pain and demonstrated better effects compared to the control group. The results of the study indicate that FREMS therapy accelerates wound closure and depresses the pain of chronic leg ulcers. SN - 1432-069X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18629524/Frequency_rhythmic_electrical_modulation_system_in_the_treatment_of_chronic_painful_leg_ulcers_ L2 - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00403-008-0875-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -