Electrical stimulation to heal diabetic foot ulcers

E. J G Peters, J. Bosma, D. G. Armstrong, L. A. Lavery

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Abstract

The effectiveness of electrical stimulation as an adjunct to diabetic wound care is evaluated. The study is designed as a twelve-week, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial consisting of two groups of diabetic patients with neuropathic foot ulcers. The acquired data suggest that electrical stimulation of the diabetic foot, when combined with appropriate off-loading, wound-care and compliance would result in a higher prevalence of would healing and would likely contribute to the earlier return to functional activity and increased patient satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSouthern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages134
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 17th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: Feb 6 1998Feb 8 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 17th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference
CitySan Antonio, TX, USA
Period2/6/982/8/98

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Peters, E. J. G., Bosma, J., Armstrong, D. G., & Lavery, L. A. (1998). Electrical stimulation to heal diabetic foot ulcers. In Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings (pp. 134). Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE.