CONSTANT-CURRENT AND CONSTANT-VOLTAGE STIMULATORS FOR WOUND HEALING STUDIES.

John Schmalzel, C. C. Chu, A. T. McManus

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Abstract

A series of multichannel, constant-voltage and constant-current stimulators were designed for application in burn wound healing studies. The most recent instruments include: ten channels of constant-voltage outputs of 0. 1, 1. 0, and 5. 0 V with current overrange detection for output disable; and eight channels of constant-current output which can be adjusted over a range of 4-100 mu A. Animal studies have been conducted to determine the antibacterial effects of silver ions and companion healing effects of low-level direct current stimulation. Marked bacteriocidal effects were demonstrated using 4 and 40 mu A. Improvements include decreased mortality due to burn wound sepsis, and also suggest that quality and rate of wound healing are enhanced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1482-1484
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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