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Enerelt Urnukhsaikhan, Tsogbadrakh Mishig-Ochir, Soo-Chan Kim, Jung-Keug Park, Young-Kwon Seo
Low frequency-pulsed electromagnetic fields (LF-PEMFs) affect many biological processes; however, the fundamental mechanisms responsible for these effects remain unclear. Our study aimed to investigate the effect of LF-PEMFs on neuroprotection after ischemic stroke. C57B6 mice were exposed to LF-PEMF (F = 60 Hz, Bm = 10 mT) after photothrombotic occlusion. We measured the BDNF/TrkB/Akt signaling pathway, pro-apoptotic and pro-survival protein and gene expressions, and the expression of inflammatory mediators and performed behavioral tests in both LF-PEMF-treated and untreated ischemic stroke mice...
October 19, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Maria Vadalà, Julio Cesar Morales-Medina, Annamaria Vallelunga, Beniamino Palmieri, Carmen Laurino, Tommaso Iannitti
Cancer is one of the most common causes of death worldwide. Available treatments are associated with numerous side effects and only a low percentage of patients achieve complete remission. Therefore, there is a strong need for new therapeutic strategies. In this regard, pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy presents several potential advantages including non-invasiveness, safety, lack of toxicity for non-cancerous cells, and the possibility of being combined with other available therapies. Indeed, PEMF stimulation has already been used in the context of various cancer types including skin, breast, prostate, hepatocellular, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, bladder, thyroid, and colon cancer in vitro and in vivo...
October 17, 2016: Cancer Medicine
Jun Zhou, Yuan Liao, Haitao Xie, Ying Liao, Yahua Zeng, Neng Li, Guanghua Sun, Qi Wu, Guijuan Zhou
Ibandronate (IBN) and pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) have each shown positive effects for treating osteoporosis, but no study has evaluated the relative effects of these treatments combined. This study investigated the effects of IBN + PEMF on bone turnover, mineral density, microarchitecture, and biomechanical properties in an ovariectomized (OVX) rat model of osteoporosis. Fifty 3-month-old rats were randomly apportioned to receive a sham-operation (n = 10), or ovariectomy (n = 40). The latter group was equally divided as the model (OVX control) or to receive IBN, PEMF, or IBN + PEMF...
October 6, 2016: Bioelectromagnetics
Julio J Jauregui, Anthony V Ventimiglia, Preston W Grieco, David B Frumberg, John E Herzenberg
BACKGROUND: Limb lengthening with external fixation is performed to treat patients with leg length discrepancy or short stature. Although the procedure has a high rate of success, one potential drawback from limb lengthening is the amount of time spent in the fixation device while regenerate bone consolidates. Although some studies have assessed different treatment modalities, there has not been a study that has systematically evaluated whether low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) or pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) have significant effects on regenerate bone growth...
September 29, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Mingke Jiao, Lin Lou, Lin Jiao, Jie Hu, Peng Zhang, Zhongming Wang, Wenjuan Xu, Xiliang Geng, Hongping Song
Plateau frostbite (PF) treatments have remained a clinical challenge because this condition injures tissues in deep layers and affected tissues exhibit unique pathological characteristics. For instance, low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) can affect tissue restoration and penetrate tissues. Therefore, the effect of PEMF on PF healing should be investigated. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of low-frequency PEMF on PF healing systematically. Ninety-six Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly and equally divided into three groups: normal control, partial thickness plateau frostbite (PTPF), and PTPF with low-frequency PEMF exposure (PTPF + PEMF)...
September 29, 2016: Wound Repair and Regeneration
Fabrizio Vincenzi, Annalisa Ravani, Silvia Pasquini, Stefania Merighi, Stefania Gessi, Stefania Setti, Ruggero Cadossi, Pier Andrea Borea, Katia Varani
In the present study, the effect of low-frequency, low-energy pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) has been investigated by using different cell lines derived from neuron-like cells and microglial cells. In particular, the primary aim was to evaluate the effect of PEMF exposure in inflammation- and hypoxia-induced injury in two different neuronal cell models, the human neuroblastoma-derived SH-SY5Y cells and rat pheochromocytoma PC12 cells and in N9 microglial cells. In neuron-like cells, live/dead and apoptosis assays were performed in hypoxia conditions from 2 to 48 h...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Vitalij Novickij, Audrius Grainys, Eglė Lastauskienė, Rūta Kananavičiūtė, Dovilė Pamedytytė, Lilija Kalėdienė, Jurij Novickij, Damijan Miklavčič
Electroporation is a phenomenon occurring due to exposure of cells to Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF) which leads to increase of membrane permeability. Electroporation is used in medicine, biotechnology, and food processing. Recently, as an alternative to electroporation by PEF, Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields (PEMF) application causing similar biological effects was suggested. Since induced electric field in PEMF however is 2-3 magnitudes lower than in PEF electroporation, the membrane permeabilization mechanism remains hypothetical...
2016: Scientific Reports
Haixia Xu, Jie Zhang, Yutian Lei, Zhongyu Han, Dongming Rong, Qiang Yu, Ming Zhao, Jing Tian
Low frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) has been shown to affect the activity of various cell types and promote them proliferation. However, its effect on skeletal muscle cells remains to be determined. In our study, we confirmed that PEMF (100 Hz, 1 mT) could promote C2C12 myoblasts proliferation by using Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) and 5-Ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU) assays, yet hardly any distinction was found in the rate of cell apoptosis between PEMF and control groups by flow cytometry (Annexin V-FITC/PI double staining method)...
October 7, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Yan-Fang Xie, Wen-Gui Shi, Jian Zhou, Yu-Hai Gao, Shao-Feng Li, Qing-Qing Fang, Ming-Gang Wang, Hui-Ping Ma, Ju-Fang Wang, Cory J Xian, Ke-Ming Chen
Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) have been considered as a potential candidate for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, however, the mechanism of its action is still elusive. We have previously reported that 50Hz 0.6mT PEMFs stimulate osteoblastic differentiation and mineralization in a primary cilium- dependent manner, but did not know the reason. In the current study, we found that the PEMFs promoted osteogenic differentiation and maturation of rat calvarial osteoblasts (ROBs) by activating bone morphogenetic protein BMP-Smad1/5/8 signaling on the condition that primary cilia were normal...
September 10, 2016: Bone
Da Jing, Mingming Zhai, Shichao Tong, Fei Xu, Jing Cai, Guanghao Shen, Yan Wu, Xiaokang Li, Kangning Xie, Juan Liu, Qiaoling Xu, Erping Luo
Treatment of osseous defects remains a formidable clinical challenge. Porous titanium alloys (pTi) have been emerging as ideal endosseous implants due to the excellent biocompatibility and structural properties, whereas inadequate osseointegration poses risks for unreliable long-term implant stability. Substantial evidence indicates that pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF), as a safe noninvasive method, inhibit osteopenia/osteoporosis experimentally and clinically. We herein investigated the efficiency and potential mechanisms of PEMF on osteogenesis and osseointegration of pTi in vitro and in vivo...
2016: Scientific Reports
Zhang Zhi, Tang Na, Wang Jue, Zhao Zhihe, Tan Lijun
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of pulsed ultrasound (PUS) and pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) on the secretion of extracellular matrix from a culture complex during in vitro chondrogenesis. METHODS: All the rat bone marrow mesen- chymal stem cell pellets were cultured in achondrogenic medium. Different intensities of PUS (100, 150, and 200 mW · cm⁻²) and PEMF (1, 2, and 5 mT) were applied to the cell pellets for 2 weeks. Group N was cultured without PUS and PEMF stimu- lation as control...
June 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
Marisa Cornacchione, Manuela Pellegrini, Lorenzo Fassina, Maria Evelina Mognaschi, Sara Di Siena, Roberto Gimmelli, Paolo Ambrosino, Maria Virginia Soldovieri, Maurizio Taglialatela, Daniele Gianfrilli, Andrea M Isidori, Andrea Lenzi, Fabio Naro
Proper β-adrenergic signaling is indispensable for modulating heart frequency. Studies on extremely-low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (ELF-PEMF) effects in the heart beat function are contradictory and no definitive conclusions were obtained so far. To investigate the interplay between ELF-PEMF exposure and β-adrenergic signaling, cultures of primary murine neonatal cardiomyocytes and of sinoatrial node were exposed to ELF-PEMF and short and long-term effects were evaluated. The ELF-PEMF generated a variable magnetic induction field of 0-6mT at a frequency of 75Hz...
September 2016: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Ki-Taek Lim, Hoon Seonwoo, Kyung Soon Choi, Hexiu Jin, Kyung-Je Jang, Jangho Kim, Jin-Woo Kim, Soo Young Kim, Pill-Hoon Choung, Jong Hoon Chung
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can modulate cell proliferation, DNA replication, wound healing, cytokine expression, and the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Graphene, a 2D crystal of sp(2) -hybridized carbon atoms, has entered the spotlight in cell and tissue engineering research. However, a combination of graphene and EMFs has never been applied in tissue engineering. This study combines reduced graphene oxide (RGO) and pulsed EMFs (PEMFs) on the osteogenesis and neurogenesis of MSCs. First, the chemical properties of RGO are measured...
August 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Matthew J Page, Sally Green, Marshall A Mrocki, Stephen J Surace, Jessica Deitch, Brodwen McBain, Nicolette Lyttle, Rachelle Buchbinder
BACKGROUND: Management of rotator cuff disease may include use of electrotherapy modalities (also known as electrophysical agents), which aim to reduce pain and improve function via an increase in energy (electrical, sound, light, or thermal) into the body. Examples include therapeutic ultrasound, low-level laser therapy (LLLT), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF). These modalities are usually delivered as components of a physical therapy intervention...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jennica J Tucker, James M Cirone, Tyler R Morris, Courtney A Nuss, Julianne Huegel, Erik I Waldorff, Nianli Zhang, James T Ryaby, Louis J Soslowsky
Rotator cuff tears are common musculoskeletal injuries often requiring surgical intervention with high failure rates. Currently, pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) are used for treatment of long-bone fracture and lumbar and cervical spine fusion surgery. Clinical studies examining the effects of PEMF on soft tissue healing show promising results. Therefore, we investigated the role of PEMF on rotator cuff healing using a rat rotator cuff repair model. We hypothesized that PEMF exposure following rotator cuff repair would improve tendon mechanical properties, tissue morphology, and alter in vivo joint function...
June 10, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Maryam Khooshideh, Seyedeh Sakineh Latifi Rostami, Mahdi Sheikh, Batool Ghorbani Yekta, Ali Shahriari
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of PEMF in relation to reducing postoperative pain, analgesics use and wound healing in patients undergoing Caesarian Section (C-Section). METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluated 72 women who underwent elective C-Section. 36 patients were assigned in active-PEMF and 36 in sham-PEMF groups. The participants were asked to report their pain intensity based on the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) at 2, 4, 6, 12, 24 hours and two, four and seven days after surgery...
March 25, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
Jiahui Sun, Rachel Lai-Chu Kwan, Yongping Zheng, Gladys Lai-Ying Cheing
Cutaneous blood flow provides nourishment that plays an essential role in maintaining skin health. We examined the effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) on cutaneous circulation of dorsal feet. Twenty-two patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and 21 healthy control subjects were randomly allocated to receive either PEMFs or sham PEMFs (0.5 mT, 12 Hz, 30 min). Blood flow velocity and diameter of the small vein were examined by using ultrasound biomicroscopy; also, microcirculation at skin over the base of the 1st metatarsal bone (Flux1) and distal 1st phalange (Flux2) was measured by laser Doppler flowmetry before and after intervention...
July 2016: Bioelectromagnetics
Mengyao Liu, Carlin Lee, Dominique Laron, Nianli Zhang, Erik I Waldorff, James T Ryaby, Brian Feeley, Xuhui Liu
The post-surgery integrity of the tendons and muscle quality are the two major factors in success of rotator cuff (RC) repair. Though surgical techniques for rotator cuff repair have significantly improved in the past two decades, there are no effective treatments to improve tendon-to-bone healing and muscle quality after repair at this point in time. Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) have previously been used for promoting fracture healing. Previous studies have shown that PEMF has a positive role in promoting osteoblast precursors proliferation and differentiation...
May 2, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Hanie Kavand, Nooshin Haghighipour, Bahman Zeynali, Ehsan Seyedjafari, Baharak Abdemami
There is little evidence demonstrating the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) generated within the biological entity and the effect of extrinsic fields on cellular programing. Taking the path of the more studied stimuli into attention, mechanical forces, it could be understood that nonchemical factors play a consequential role in transcriptional regulatory networks. Cartilaginous tissue consists of collagen protein that is considered as a piezoelectric substrate and is influenced by electric fields making chondrogenic specific genes an exciting candidate for bioelectromagnetic studies...
April 18, 2016: Artificial Organs
Simona Kranjc, Matej Kranjc, Janez Scancar, Jure Jelenc, Gregor Sersa, Damijan Miklavcic
INTRODUCTION: Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) induces pulsed electric field, which presumably increases membrane permeabilization of the exposed cells, similar to the conventional electroporation. Thus, contactless PEMF could represent a promising approach for drug delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Noninvasive electroporation was performed by magnetic field pulse generator connected to an applicator consisting of round coil. Subcutaneous mouse B16F10 melanoma tumors were treated with intravenously injection of cisplatin (CDDP) (4 mg/kg), PEMF (480 bipolar pulses, at frequency of 80 Hz, pulse duration of 340 μs) or with the combination of both therapies (electrochemotherapy - PEMF + CDDP)...
March 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
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