Evaluation of Effect of Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in chronic non healing Diabetic foot ulcers.

Amareswari, V H (2016) Evaluation of Effect of Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in chronic non healing Diabetic foot ulcers. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Abstract

Among the various chronic serious complications of Diabetes mellitus foot related complications top the list. The life time risk of developing foot ulcer is 25 % and the annual incidence is 2-3% and leads to devastating consequence limb amputation. Diabetic foot ulcers fail to heal and become chronic due to repetitive trauma, infection and ischemia that are characterized by inappropriate inflammation, disproportionate collagen synthesis, degradation and deficient growth factors such as VEGF. Conventional treatments fail to treat underlying pathogenesis. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy is a new modality which is found to interact at various steps in wound healing and up-regulates growth factors such as VEGF Decreased wound dimensions, formation of healthy granulation tissue, reduction in exudate and elevated serum VEGF levels indicate that PEMF enhance wound healing. No side effects were reported .Thus PEMF can be an effective and safe adjunct therapy for treating chronic non healing diabetic foot ulcers.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetic patients; Wound Dimensions; Granulation Tissue, Exudates; Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Subjects: MEDICAL > Physiology
Depositing User: Punitha K
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 07:24
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 07:33
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/419

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