pulsed electromagnetic fields

pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF),

n.pl a type of electromagnetic therapy in which small electrical currents are intermittently applied to the body. Has been used to induce bone formation, help incontinence, and treat swelling, inflammation, and arthritis. See also therapy, electromagnetic.
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Ay S, Evcik D (2009) The effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
Pulsed electromagnetic fields prevent osteoporosis in an ovariectomized female rat model: A prostaglandin E2-associated process.
Pulsed electromagnetic fields affect osteoblast proliferation and differentiation in bone tissue engineering.
OTC-PINK: BIEL), the maker of disposable, inexpensive drug-free topical pain and healing devices, today announced the publication of an article in the peer reviewed journal The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Differentiation of osteoprogenitor cells is induced by high-frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields.
A review of the electrophysiological effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields and the presentation of this case compel the reader to consider PEMF as one of greatest hidden breakthrough technologies of cellular exercise and cellular rehabilitation of the last century.
Our results show pulsed electromagnetic fields caused a significant decrease in pain" says Fred Nelson, M.
In the 1970s, an innovative electrochemist proposed that external pulsed electromagnetic fields could be used to induce an electric current in the bone, eliminating the need for surgically implanting electrodes, which carries a significant risk of infection.
Key Words: bone growth stimulation, cervical spine fusion, nonunion, pulsed electromagnetic fields
David Klashman, a rheumatologist and associate professor of medicine at UCLA Medical Center, is wary of the study's suggestion that pulsed electromagnetic fields affect bone growth.
Her hips were then subjected for 10 hours a day to PEMPF, Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields, which induce an on-again off-again trickle of electricity in bones.
Preliminary data from a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study entitled "Effect of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields ("PEMF") on Post-Surgical Pain Reduction for Breast Augmentation" showed an 80% acceleration in pain relief in patients treated with the active technology as compared to patients treated with placebo units.

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