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Effects and mechanisms of a microcurrent dressing on skin wound healing: a review.

Yu C, Hu ZQ, Peng RY - Mil Med Res (2014)

Bottom Line: The variety of wound types has resulted in a wide range of wound dressings, with new products frequently being introduced to target different aspects of the wound healing process.The ideal wound dressing should achieve rapid healing at a reasonable cost, with minimal inconvenience to the patient.This article offers a review of the effects and mechanisms of the microcurrent dressing on the healing of skin wounds.

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Affiliation: Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing, 100850 China.

ABSTRACT
The variety of wound types has resulted in a wide range of wound dressings, with new products frequently being introduced to target different aspects of the wound healing process. The ideal wound dressing should achieve rapid healing at a reasonable cost, with minimal inconvenience to the patient. Microcurrent dressing, a novel wound dressing with inherent electric activity, can generate low-level microcurrents at the device-wound contact surface in the presence of moisture and can provide an advanced wound healing solution for managing wounds. This article offers a review of the effects and mechanisms of the microcurrent dressing on the healing of skin wounds.

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The sketch of a microcurrent dressing. (A) The dots of different color stand for dissimilar reservoirs. One type of reservoir includes oxidizing agents, and the other includes reducing agents. (B) One of the coupled dissimilar reservoirs. In the presence of moisture, redox reactions will occur, and currents will thus be produced. Accordingly, a field of multiple currents will be produced across a surface of a substrate.
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Fig1: The sketch of a microcurrent dressing. (A) The dots of different color stand for dissimilar reservoirs. One type of reservoir includes oxidizing agents, and the other includes reducing agents. (B) One of the coupled dissimilar reservoirs. In the presence of moisture, redox reactions will occur, and currents will thus be produced. Accordingly, a field of multiple currents will be produced across a surface of a substrate.

Mentions: There are several types of ES devices have been used to treat wounds. One example is a portable electric dressing device that integrates low-level ES into wound dressings [10]. Generally, electric dressing devices can be divided into two types: the wired electric dressing and the latest wireless MCD (FigureĀ 1). The former delivers microcurrent stimulation by connecting to an exogenous power source [11], and the wireless MCD does not need any accessories and just looks like a common woven dressing. The inherent electrical properties of the wireless MCD are activated by moisture from the wound through a pattern of alternately printed metallic dots, which employ the endogenous electric potential. The wireless MCD is commercially referred to as a bioelectric dressing (BED).Figure 1


Effects and mechanisms of a microcurrent dressing on skin wound healing: a review.

Yu C, Hu ZQ, Peng RY - Mil Med Res (2014)

The sketch of a microcurrent dressing. (A) The dots of different color stand for dissimilar reservoirs. One type of reservoir includes oxidizing agents, and the other includes reducing agents. (B) One of the coupled dissimilar reservoirs. In the presence of moisture, redox reactions will occur, and currents will thus be produced. Accordingly, a field of multiple currents will be produced across a surface of a substrate.
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Fig1: The sketch of a microcurrent dressing. (A) The dots of different color stand for dissimilar reservoirs. One type of reservoir includes oxidizing agents, and the other includes reducing agents. (B) One of the coupled dissimilar reservoirs. In the presence of moisture, redox reactions will occur, and currents will thus be produced. Accordingly, a field of multiple currents will be produced across a surface of a substrate.
Mentions: There are several types of ES devices have been used to treat wounds. One example is a portable electric dressing device that integrates low-level ES into wound dressings [10]. Generally, electric dressing devices can be divided into two types: the wired electric dressing and the latest wireless MCD (FigureĀ 1). The former delivers microcurrent stimulation by connecting to an exogenous power source [11], and the wireless MCD does not need any accessories and just looks like a common woven dressing. The inherent electrical properties of the wireless MCD are activated by moisture from the wound through a pattern of alternately printed metallic dots, which employ the endogenous electric potential. The wireless MCD is commercially referred to as a bioelectric dressing (BED).Figure 1

Bottom Line: The variety of wound types has resulted in a wide range of wound dressings, with new products frequently being introduced to target different aspects of the wound healing process.The ideal wound dressing should achieve rapid healing at a reasonable cost, with minimal inconvenience to the patient.This article offers a review of the effects and mechanisms of the microcurrent dressing on the healing of skin wounds.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing, 100850 China.

ABSTRACT
The variety of wound types has resulted in a wide range of wound dressings, with new products frequently being introduced to target different aspects of the wound healing process. The ideal wound dressing should achieve rapid healing at a reasonable cost, with minimal inconvenience to the patient. Microcurrent dressing, a novel wound dressing with inherent electric activity, can generate low-level microcurrents at the device-wound contact surface in the presence of moisture and can provide an advanced wound healing solution for managing wounds. This article offers a review of the effects and mechanisms of the microcurrent dressing on the healing of skin wounds.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus