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Research Article

WIRELESS MICRO CURRENT STIMULATION TECHNOLOGY IMPROVES FIREWORK BURN HEALING Clinical applications of WMCS technology

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257290,
        author={George Lagoumintzis and Sotirios Sideris and Manousos kampouris and Constantinos Koutosjannis and Hans-Oliver Rennekampff and Konstantinos Poulas},
        title={WIRELESS MICRO CURRENT STIMULATION TECHNOLOGY IMPROVES FIREWORK BURN HEALING Clinical applications of WMCS technology},
        proceedings={4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={fireworks burn wireless micro current wound healing pain relief at-home applications},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257290}
    }
    
  • George Lagoumintzis
    Sotirios Sideris
    Manousos kampouris
    Constantinos Koutosjannis
    Hans-Oliver Rennekampff
    Konstantinos Poulas
    Year: 2014
    WIRELESS MICRO CURRENT STIMULATION TECHNOLOGY IMPROVES FIREWORK BURN HEALING Clinical applications of WMCS technology
    MOBIHEALTH
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257290
George Lagoumintzis1,*, Sotirios Sideris1, Manousos kampouris1, Constantinos Koutosjannis2, Hans-Oliver Rennekampff3, Konstantinos Poulas1
  • 1: Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
  • 2: Department of Physiotherapy, T.E.I. of Western Greece, Patras, Greece
  • 3: Department of Plastic, Hand and Burn Surgery, University Medical Centre Aachen, Germany
*Contact email: glagoum@upatras.gr

Abstract

Fireworks are used worldwide during national and cultural celebrations, but they often cause moderate to severe injuries. A young male was injured by fireworks during festivities, as a unit hit him at the right arm causing severe and extended (second degree) burn. The patient volunteered for treatment with the Wetling-W200 Wireless Micro Current Stimulation (WMCS) device, an innovative, noninvasive technology to transfer current wirelessly to wound site. After 10 sessions of 60 minutes, with the spraying intensity set at 1.5 microamperes, the patient had completely recovered in just 10 days post initial treatment; pain had been greatly reduced after the first two sessions and continued to decline after every session. The treatment sessions had been unobtrusive and painless and there was no infection or other complication, despite the fact that no painkiller or antibiotic drugs had been administered. WMCS technology seems an effective therapeutic option for firework skin burns.