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Titolo:
Suppression of pain sensation caused by millimeter waves: A double-blinded, cross-over, prospective human volunteer study
Autore:
Radzievsky, AA; Rojavin, MA; Cowan, A; Ziskin, MC;
Indirizzi:
Temple Univ, Sch Med, Richard J Fox Ctr Biomed Phys, Philadelphia, PA 19140 Temple Univ Philadelphia PA USA 19140 Biomed Phys, Philadelphia, PA 19140 Temple Univ, Sch Med, Dept Pharmacol, Philadelphia, PA 19140 USA Temple Univ Philadelphia PA USA 19140 armacol, Philadelphia, PA 19140 USA
Titolo Testata:
ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA
fascicolo: 4, volume: 88, anno: 1999,
pagine: 836 - 840
SICI:
0003-2999(199904)88:4<836:SOPSCB>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
COLD PRESSOR TEST; BLOOD-PRESSURE; RESPONSES; MICE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Radzievsky, AA Templedelphia,ch Med, Richard J Fox Ctr Biomed Phys, 3420 NBroad St, Phila Temple Univ 3420 N Broad St Philadelphia PA USA 19140 Phila
Citazione:
A.A. Radzievsky et al., "Suppression of pain sensation caused by millimeter waves: A double-blinded, cross-over, prospective human volunteer study", ANESTH ANAL, 88(4), 1999, pp. 836-840

Abstract

We conducted a double-blinded, randomized, cross-over, prospective trial to evaluate the pain relief effect of millimeter waves (MW) under experimental conditions. The cold presser test was used as a model of tonic aching pain. Twelve healthy male volunteers were exposed to an active medical MW generator and to a disabled sham generator with at least 24 h between exposures. Characteristics of continuous-wave electromagnetic output from the active generator were: wavelength 7.1 mm, incident power density 25 +/- 5 mW/cm(2), and duration of exposure 30 min. MW produced a significant (P < 0.05) suppression of pain sensation, with an average 37.7% gain in pain tolerance and a 49.3% increase in pain sensitivity range (the latter being the difference between pain tolerance and pain threshold values). Of the 12 volunteers, 7 (58.3%) reacted to the active MW generator with an increased pain tolerance, and the individual reactions varied from 120% to 315% comparison with their own preexposure levels. MW therapy can potentially be used as a supplementary or alternative treatment for pain relief. Implications: Pain management is still a significant medical problem. In a double-blinded, experimental setting, we confirmed that low-intensity millimeter wave therapy canreduce pain sensitivity in healthy human volunteers and can potentially beused as a supplementary or alternative treatment for pain relief.

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