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Combined ultrasound and electric field stimulation prompts an immediate response in stalled chronic wounds

Authors Toscanella F, Rosenblum J, Rosenblum S

Received 21 June 2016

Accepted for publication 5 September 2016

Published 23 September 2016 Volume 2016:3 Pages 113—116

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CWCMR.S115451

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Lucy Goodman

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Marco Romanelli


Fabrizia Toscanella,1 Jonathan Rosenblum,2 Sean Rosenblum,3

1Casa Di Cura Villa Tiberia, Rome, Italy; 2Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel; 3Private Practice, Lodi, NJ, USA

Abstract: The authors evaluated a new technology – combined ultrasound and electric field stimulation (CUSEFS) – on the immediate effect on stagnant chronic wounds. We took 18 patients with chronic wounds that had not responded to therapy in the last month and added CUSEFS to their treatment regimen. Using digital planimetry to evaluate the wounds, we looked at the results after 1 week and two treatments. All wounds responded to therapy. A total of 13 out of 18 showed a reduction in surface area during the week of treatment. Of the five that did not show a response by measured area, there was a positive change in wound volume and quality of tissue in the base. The authors feel that after such a start, CUSEFS deserves further evaluation as an addition to the wound-care therapist’s armamentarium.

Keywords:
ultrasound, electric stimulation, therapies

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