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Intervention Protocol

Electrical stimulation for chronic wounds

  1. Mireya Fernandez-Chimeno1,*,
  2. Pamela E Houghton2,
  3. Liz Holey3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 26 JAN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004550


How to Cite

Fernandez-Chimeno M, Houghton PE, Holey L. Electrical stimulation for chronic wounds (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004550. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004550.

Author Information

  1. 1

    UPC, Electronic Engineering Department, Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    University of Western Ontario, School of Physical Therapy, London, Canada

  3. 3

    University of Teeside, School of Health, Middlesborough, UK

*Mireya Fernandez-Chimeno, Electronic Engineering Department, UPC, Campus Nord UPC, Edifici C4, c/ Jordi Girnoa 1-3, Barcelona, 08034, Spain. mireya@eel.upc.es.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 26 JAN 2004

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

This review aims to assess the effect of electrical stimulation on the healing of chronic wounds, and to explore how varying different parameters of the stimulation affect healing (e.g. waveform, total current, net electrical charge (coulombs/sec), pulse amplitude, stimulus frequency, pulse duration, treatment schedule, and polarity, electrode placement etc). The review will seek to answer the following questions:

1. Does electrical stimulation accelerate the closure of chronic wounds?

2. If yes, how does varying the stimulus parameters (waveform, total current, net electrical charge, pulse amplitude, stimulus frequency, pulse duration, treatment schedule, and polarity, electrode placement etc. affect healing?