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Evaluation of Treatment with a Pulsed Electromagnetic Field on Wounds Healing and Clinic Pathologic Variables of Rats Subjected to Nicotine Treatment

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Author(s): Paulo Sergio Oliveira Reis | Claudia Maria Bahia Pinheiro | Viviane da Cruz Ros?rio | Roberto Rodrigues Bandeira Tosta Maciel | Milena de Albuquerque Moreira | Luiz Carlos Simoes | Iuri Pepe | Paulo Henrique Palis Aguiar | Stella Maria Barrouin-Melo

Journal: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
ISSN 1680-5593

Volume: 5;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 615;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Electromagnetic therapy | wounds | rats | nicotine

ABSTRACT
The electrotherapy through electromagnetism is a non-invasive technique and can be applied as co-adjuvant in the resolution process of surgical wounds, accelerating healing. Our aim was to study the influence of electromagnetic therapy on the resolution of surgical cutaneous wounds in rats subjected to treatment with nicotine. The application was carried out during 21 days, once a day, in a total of 21 sessions, with each session lasting 30 min. The results obtained from the assays suggest a significant benefit to the healing process of surgical wounds, accelerating the healing process. This could be an alternative therapy to similar alterations without adverse collateral effects, particularly in post-surgical patients with impairment to anti-inflammatory therapy.
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