Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Electromagnetic fields and skin wound repair. med./bio.

Published in: J Microw Power 1975; 10 (1): 59-70

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate possible effects of saline or histamine treatment alone or in combination with 27 MHz VHF exposure on skin wound healing in dogs and rats.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 27 MHz
Exposure duration: 15 min
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Exposure 2: 27 MHz
Exposure duration: 30 min
dogs
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General information

animals were treated either with saline or histamine; one half of each group was then exposed to EMF;
Reference article: Romero-Sierra C, Halter S and Tanner J.A. "Effects of an electromagnetic field on the process of wound healing" NRC, DME Control Systems LTR-CS-83,(National Research Council of Canada), Ottawa, Ontario, August 1972.

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 27 MHz
Type
Exposure duration 15 min
Additional info rats
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • not specified
Setup Edges of the incision wounds were apposed by manual pressure during the exposure
Parameters

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

Exposure 2

Main characteristics
Frequency 27 MHz
Type
Exposure duration 30 min
Additional info dogs
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • not specified
Parameters

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

VHF exposure in combination with histamine treatment leads to an improved wound healing as indicated by the rate of healing, tensile strength, and minimized scar tissue. Treatment with saline plus VHF exposure, histamine alone and saline alone were successively less effective.

Study character:

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