Electromagnetic Field Therapy to Improve Healing of Chronically Venous Ulcer
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||chronic venous hypertension with ulcer and inflammation, venous ulcer pain|
|Treatments||active pulsed electro-magnetic field (pemf), placebo pulsed electro-magnetic field (pemf)|
|Sponsor||Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark|
|Start date||October 2011|
|End date||June 2015|
|Trial size||36 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01561170, N-20110052|
Chronically venous ulcer in lower extremities is a permanent and disabling disease. Venous insufficience is the main cause of chronic ulcer. There is a high prevalence and frequency of the disease, primarily among elderly people. Recently, electromagnetic field therapy has been tested on various diseases in musculoskeletal system with a beneficial effect. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in using electromagnetic field therapy to treat chronically venous ulcer.
The hypothesis of the investigators is that the electronic magnetic field therapy improves the healing process and reduces pain for patients suffering from chronically venous ulcer. The investigators assume that the bioactivity is affected by a cellular response which affects the DNA synthesis, transcription og protein synthesis.
Reduction of ulcerous area.
time frame: 3 months
Pain reduction in proportion to Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).
time frame: 3 months
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 90 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Patients who suffer from ulcer in lower extremities - Patients who suffer from venous insufficience detected by duplex scanning or by a pressure on digits > 40 mmHg - Patients with a regular need of compression stockings - Age > 18 years Exclusion Criteria: - Age < 18 years - Unability to read or understand Danish - Patients who suffer from manifest neoplastic disorder
|Official title||The Effect of Electromagnetic Field Therapy to Improve Healing of Chronically Venous Ulcer in Lower Extremities|
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