EXPECTED RESULTS FROM ADJUNCT WMCS TREATMENT FOR BURNS:
- The burned area will produce a thin layer of new skin after the first WMCS treatment, prior to the application of a primary dressing. Thus the area will be less painful in event of contact.
- A single permeable dressing is applied after first treatment. There is no need for subsequent painful dressing changes.
- The patient will be pain free much faster. Typically the administration of pain medication can cease after only 1-2 days. High patient comfort.
- Avoidance or minimization of the need for skin grafts.
- With daily WMCS treatments initiated from the day of injury, healing time is normally 5-10 days depending on the degree of the burn.
- Patients will be able to leave hospital faster, significant cost saving.
Longer-term effects include less scaring and improved pigmentation of the healed skin.
WMCS REFERENCES FOR BURNS TREATMENT
Pioneering work with WMCS treatment for burns with very positive results have been done and published by among others A. Limbourg and H.O. Rennekampff at Hannover Medical School in Germany.
Sample publications from various specialists related to WMCS treatment for Burns:
- Tenenhaus M., Rennekampff H-O. (2013) Surgical Advances in Burn and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. New and Emerging Technologies, plasticsurgery.theclinics.com
- George Lagoumintzis, Sotirios Sideris, Manousos Kampouris, Constantinos Koutosjannis, Hans Oliver Rennekampff, Konstantinos Poulas. Wireless Micro Current Stimulation Technology Improves Firework Burn Healing, Clinical applications of WMCS technology 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare
- A. Limbourg, P.M. Vogt, H.O. Rennekampff, Non-contact electrical stimulation in burn wound healing, Presentation of research at Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
- V. F. Q. Firmalo, MD Plastic and reconstructive Surgery UERM memorial Hospital, Metro Manila. Wireless Microcurrent Stimulation – Pioneering Philippines Experience. Presentation at Asian Wound Congress in Singapore 2015
- Defry Utama & Aditya Wardhana, Dr. Med at Burn Unit, Plastic Surgery Division, Cipto Mangunkusumo General National Hospital, Indonesia. The Effects of Wireless Micro Current Stimulation for Partial Thickness Burn Injury Treatment. Article in Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi, Vol 1, No 3, (April 2012) / In presentation format
- A. Limbourg, K. Dastagir, R. Ipaktchi, PM Vogt: Wireless Microcurrent Stimulation (WMCS) of burns -influence on perfusion, epithelialization and germination – German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2017. Doc17dav10.1
RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIALS (RCT)
Presently there is a blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized, prospective, single-centre study on paediatric deep dermal burns and scald injuries being performed at (and sponsored by) Paediatric Surgery, Kinder- und Jugendkrankenhaus auf der Bult in Hannover, Germany. Principal Investigator: MechthildSinnig, MD. Estimated study completion time: Q3 2019.
There is also a controlled, randomized, observer blinded, single centre and government (SingHealth) sponsored WMCS study performed on paediatric burns patients by KK Hospital in Singapore. Principal Investigator: Lim Jue Shuang Gale. Estimated completion time: Q4 2019.