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A Journal on Physiopathology and Therapy of Chronic Cutaneous Ulcers
Official Journal of the Italian Association for Cutaneous Ulcers
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Acta Vulnologica 2009 March;7(1):21-6
Treatment of chronic skin ulcers with FREMS™ (Frequency Rhythmic Electrical Mo-dulation System): clinical reports
Ovidi F., Apollonio A., Capotorti E.
Unità Operativa di Angiologia Ospedale di Belcolle, Viterbo, Italia
Aim. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of FREMS™ (Frequency Rhythmic Electrical Modulation System by Lorenz Biotech S.p.A. Medolla, Italy) in the treatment of chronic leg ulcers of several etiology, evaluating wound area reduction and associated pain reduction.
Methods. There were evaluated 4 clinical cases treated with FREMS™, showing different etiology (2 diabetic ulcers, 2 arterial ulcers). Patients were treated with 10 sessions (1 cycle ) of FREMS™, repeated until ulcer healing. No advanced dressing were utilized during this clinical evaluation.
Results. The mean cycles number to obtain healing was 3.5. Each patient has shown a good compliance for the treatment and there were no registration of side effects.
Conclusion. The data obtained represent a starting point for evaluating the use of FREMS™ in the treatment of chronic ulcers, even without the help of other advanced dressing. FREMS™ treatment was well tolerated by patients and when pain was present FREMS™ was able to reduce it in short time.