Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 1995;22(4):350-4.
Analgesic properties of electromagnetic field therapy in patients with chronic pelvic pain.
Varcaccio-Garofalo G, Carriero C, Loizzo MR, Amoruso S, Loizzi P.
Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology II Clinic, University of Bari, Italy.
AIM: Demonstration of analgesic effects of electromagnetic field treatment in cases of chronic refractory pelvic pain.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective non-controlled trial, 64 women complaining about pelvic pain of at least 6 months duration, resistant to standard therapies, submitted to electromagnetic field applications on both iliac regions by Thelf Systems apparatus by two applications daily lasting 2 hours each for 20-40 days. Control visit after 3 months.
RESULTS: Complete subsidence of pain in 39 cases (61%), in 15 patients (23%) relief during treatment, then mild endopelvic tension after a 3-month control; in 10 cases (16%) symptoms reduced only during application hours, unchanged at follow-up. Outcome of treatment appears to be independent of pre-existent psychosocial variables.
CONCLUSION: Magnetic therapy shows a real analgesic effect on pelvic pain, and seems to contribute to resolution of complex interactions between somatic nociceptive stimuli and psychosocial implications affecting pain perception in these patients.
|Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1996 Nov-Dec;(6):21-4.|
A permanent magnetic field in the combined treatment of acute endometritis after an artificial abortion.
[Article in Russian]
Strugatskii VM, Strizhakov AN, Kovalenko MV, Istratov VG, Iakubovich DV.
117 patients with acute endometritis after induced abortion were examined using markers of wound process phases and treated according to the original method. This consists in combination of constant magnetic field with other modalities. Application of the constant magnetic field produced a significant clinical response and reduced the hospital stay through positive effect on healing of the endometrial wound.
|Eur J Surg Suppl. 1994;(574):83-6.|
Electrochemical therapy of pelvic pain: effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) on tissue trauma.
Jorgensen WA, Frome BM, Wallach C.
International Pain Research Institute, Los Angeles, California.
Unusually effective and long-lasting relief of pelvic pain of gynaecological origin has been obtained consistently by short exposures of affected areas to the application of a magnetic induction device producing short, sharp, magnetic-field pulses of a minimal amplitude to initiate the electrochemical phenomenon of electroporation within a 25 cm2 focal area. Treatments are short, fasting-acting, economical and in many instances have obviated surgery. This report describes typical cases such as dysmenorrhoea, endometriosis, ruptured ovarian cyst, acute lower urinary tract infection, post-operative haematoma, and persistent dyspareunia in which pulsed magnetic field treatment has not, in most cases, been supplemented by analgesic medication. Of 17 female patients presenting with a total of 20 episodes of pelvic pain, of which 11 episodes were acute, seven chronic and two acute as well as chronic, 16 patients representing 18 episodes (90%) experienced marked, even dramatic relief, while two patients representing two episodes reported less than complete pain relief.