Advances in Therapy

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 1202–1209

Ultra-low microcurrent therapy: A novel approach for treatment of chronic resistant wounds

  • Bok Y. Lee
  • Keith Wendell
  • Noori Al-Waili
  • Glenn Butler
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02877766

Cite this article as:
Lee, B.Y., Wendell, K., Al-Waili, N. et al. Adv Therapy (2007) 24: 1202. doi:10.1007/BF02877766

Abstract

This study was undertaken to investigate the efficacy of ultra-low microcurrent delivered by the Electro Pressure Regeneration Therapy (EPRT) device for the management of chronic wounds. In this study, 23 patients with chronic skin ulcers and 2 with abdominal dehiscence that was present for an average of 16.5 mo, who were not responsive to standard conservative treatment in a hospital setting, were treated with the EPRT device. Wounds were treated with direct current (maximum of 3 mA) of 1 polarity for 11.5 min and then with a current of the opposite polarity for another 11.5 min. Treatment was applied through ultra-low microcurrents (in the mA to nA range) conducted through special wraps applied above and below the wound. The results revealed that 34.8% of cases achieved complete wound healing after an average of 45.6 h of treatment, and 39.1 % achieved ≥50% healing after an average of 39.7 h of treatment. Several patients achieved significant results after 1 to 2 treatments. The EPRT device not only accelerated healing but also appeared to negate the effect of a person’s age on wound healing.

Keywords

ultra-low microcurrentulcerwoundantioxidants

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© Health Communications Inc 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bok Y. Lee
    • 1
  • Keith Wendell
    • 2
  • Noori Al-Waili
    • 3
  • Glenn Butler
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNew York Medical CollegeValhalla
  2. 2.American Institute of RegenerationCaliforniaAustralia
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryNorth Shore University HospitalManhasset
  4. 4.Life Support Technology GroupMount Vernon Hospital Sound Shore Health SystemMount Vernon
  5. 5.Queens