Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002828
Title: A study to investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound therapy along with conventional treatment for diabetic foot ulcer
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is the most common disease outbreak in India with the incidence of 69.2 million (8.7%) among the total population in the year 2015. However, it was estimated to be 62 million in the year 2014. The main complication of diabetes is diabetic ulcer which is the challenging one in the present medical field in the mean of healing. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 subjects with diabetic foot ulcers based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria were assessed; these include subjects with the age group of above 35 years, ulcer without infections, and ulcers Grade 2 based on Wagner grading. They are divided into two groups by odd and even method. Group A consists of 30 participants, receiving ultrasound therapy (UST) and conventional medical management for 4 weeks, 6 days/week, and Group B consists of 30 participants, receiving conventional medical management for 4 weeks, 6 days/week. Outcome measures were taken at the baseline and after 4 weeks of the treatment protocol. Results: This research work states that Group A which received UST showed significant reduction in wound size when compared with Group-B. Hence, from the above results, it was proved that UST is more significant and effective method for diabetic wound healing. Conclusion: From the result, it has been concluded that UST is more effective in decreasing the healing time.

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    Kamalakannan. M1 *, Chitra. S2 , Shruthi Kamal. V3

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    1 Department of Physiotherapy, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Pathology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3 Department of General Surgery, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Kamalakannan. M, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Kamalakannan. M1 *, Chitra. S2 , Shruthi Kamal. V3

    Title:A study to investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound therapy along with conventional treatment for diabetic foot ulcer
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (October [ Special Issue 2 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3141-3143)
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    Methodology:Direct contact method, Sterile ultrasound gel, Ultrasound therapy
    Research Materials: Diabetic ulcer

Keywords

Diabetic ulcer Direct contact method Sterile ultrasound gel Ultrasound therapy

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