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Pulsed electromagnetic field

Marie Thi Dao Tran, Sine Skovbjerg, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Karl Bang Christensen, Jesper Elberling
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of transcranially applied pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) on functional impairments and symptom severity in multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) patients. METHODS: The study was conducted as a nationwide trial in Denmark using a randomised, parallel-group, double-blind and placebo-controlled design. Sample size was estimated at 40 participants. Eligibility criteria were age 18-75 years and fulfilment of the MCS case criteria...
December 6, 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
L R Benedetti, C Trosseille, J P Holder, K Piston, D Hargrove, D K Bradley, P Bell, J Raimbourg, M Prat, L A Pickworth, S F Khan
Gain can vary across the active area of an x-ray framing camera by a factor of 4 (or more!) due to the voltage loss and dispersion associated with pulse transmission in a microstripline-coated microchannel plate. In order to make quantitative measurements, it is consequently important to measure the gain variation ("flat field"). Moreover, because of electromagnetic cross talk, gain variation depends on specific operational parameters, and ideally a flat field would be obtained at all operating conditions. As part of a collaboration between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility and the Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, we have been able to evaluate the consistency of three different methods of measuring x-ray flat fields...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
Zhengping Fu, Masashi Yamaguchi
Coherent excitation and control of lattice motion by electromagnetic radiation in optical frequency range has been reported through variety of indirect interaction mechanisms with phonon modes. However, coherent phonon excitation by direct interaction of electromagnetic radiation and nuclei has not been demonstrated experimentally in terahertz (THz) frequency range mainly due to the lack of THz emitters with broad bandwidth suitable for the purpose. We report the experimental observation of coherent phonon excitation and detection in GaAs using ultrafast THz-pump/optical-probe scheme...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
Hui Liu, Jun Zhou, Lianbing Gu, Yunxia Zuo
Neuropathic pain is usually defined as a chronic pain state caused by peripheral or central nerve injury as a result of acute damage or systemic diseases. It remains a difficult disease to treat. Recent studies showed that the frequency of action potentials in nociceptive afferents is affected by the activity of hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated cation channels (HCN) family. In the current study, we used a neuropathy rat model induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of sciatic nerve to evaluate the change of expression of HCN1/HCN2 mRNA in peripheral nerve and spinal cord...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
Qiang Fang, Seedahmed S Mahmoud, Jiayong Yan, Hui Li
For this investigation, we studied the effects of extremely low frequency pulse electromagnetic fields (ELF-PEMF) on the human cardiac signal. Electrocardiograms (ECGs) of 22 healthy volunteers before and after a short duration of ELF-PEMF exposure were recorded. The experiment was conducted under single-blind conditions. The root mean square (RMS) value of the recorded data was considered as comparison criteria. We also measured and analysed four important ECG time intervals before and after ELF-PEMF exposure...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Qing-Qing Fang, Zhi-Zhong Li, Jian Zhou, Wen-Gui Shi, Juan-Li Yan, Yan-Fang Xie, Ke-Ming Chen
OBJECTIVE: To study whether low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields promotes the differentiation of cultured rat osteoblasts through the cAMP/PKA signal pathway. METHODS: Rat calvarial osteoblasts isolated by enzyme digestion were exposed to 50 Hz 0.6 mT low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field for varying lengths of time, and the concentration of cAMP and levels of phosphorylated PKA in the cells were assayed. In cells treated with DDA to inhibit the activity of adenylate cyclase, the changes of ALP activity and transcription of osteogenic gene were detected after exposure to low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field...
November 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Zeinab Akbarnejad, Hossein Eskandary, Cristian Vergallo, Seyed Noureddin Nematollahi-Mahani, Luciana Dini, Fatemeh Darvishzadeh-Mahani, Meysam Ahmadi
The impact of extremely low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (ELF-PEMFs) at various frequencies and amplitudes was investigated on cell cycle, apoptosis and viability of the Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) cell line (U87), in vitro. The GBM is a malignant brain tumor with high mortality in humans and poorly responsive to the most common type of cancer treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. U87 cells with five experimental groups (I-V) were exposed to various ELF-PEMFs for 2, 4 and 24 h, as follows: (I) no exposure, control; (II) 50 Hz 100 ± 15 G; (III) 100 Hz 100 ± 15 G; (IV) 10 Hz 50 ± 10 G; (V) 50 Hz 50 ± 10 G...
November 22, 2016: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
Tingting Wang, Pei Wang, Zhizhong Cao, Xingxing Wang, Dalin Wang, Yaxian Shen, Da Jing, Erping Luo, Weizhong Tang
Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) have been confirmed to have self-renewal capacity and multidifferentiation potential and are good candidates for periodontal tissue regeneration. Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) has been demonstrated to promote osteogenesis in non-union fractures, partly by regulating mesenchymal stem cells or osteoblast activity. However, there is no report about the osteo-inductive effect of PEMF stimulation on human PDLSCs (hPDLSCs). Thus, we tested the hypothesis that PEMF biophysical stimulation alone has an influence on the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of hPDLSCs...
November 11, 2016: Bioelectromagnetics
V Schütz, K Bischoff, S Brief, J Koch, O Suttmann, L Overmeyer
Ultra-short pulsed laser processing is a potent tool for microstructuring of a lot of materials. At certain laser parameters, particular periodical and/or quasi-periodical µm-size surface structures evolve apparently during processing. With extended plasmonics theory, it is possible to predict the structure formation, and a systematic technology can be derived to alter the surface for laser processing. In this work, we have demonstrated the modification of the laser processing with applying tailored dynamic surface electro-magnetic fields...
November 14, 2016: Optics Express
Jie Zhang, Haixia Xu, Zhongyu Han, Ping Chen, Qiang Yu, Yutian Lei, Zongze Li, Ming Zhao, Jing Tian
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) has been reported to improve bone healing in osteoporosis patients. However, the precise mechanism has remained largely unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effects of PEMF on nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL)-dependent osteoclastic differentiation and the Ca(2+)-calcineurin-NFATc1 signaling pathway in RAW264.7 cells in vitro. Treating RAW264.7 cells with RANKL for 4 days induced osteoclastic differentiation in vitro, and the formation of multinucleated osteoclasts, bone resorption-pit formation, tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) activity and the protein levels of cathepsin K, TRAP, Nuclear factor of activated T-cells, cytoplasmic 1 (NFATc1) and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) were significantly decreased...
November 14, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Jun Zhou, Yuan Liao, Haitao Xie, Ying Liao, Huifang Liu, Yahua Zeng, Neng Li
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the effects of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) on cartilage degeneration, and expression of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), in an experimental rat model of osteoarthritis induced by anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT). DESIGN: Experimental. SETTING: University animal laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: 30 male Sprague-Dawley rats. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We performed histological examination, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, to assess cartilage degeneration, urine C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide of type II collagen (CTX-II), and mRNA expression of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (c-Jun), p38, and MMPs...
October 27, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
Mina Azari, Mohsen Hatami, Vahid Meygoli, Elham Yousefi
Over the past decades, scientists have presented ways to manipulate the macroscopic properties of a material at levels unachieved before, and called them metamaterials. This research can be considered an important step forward in electromagnetics and optics. In this study, higher-order nonlinear coupled equations in a special kind of metamaterial waveguides (a planar waveguide with metamaterial core) will be derived from both electric and magnetic components of the transverse electric mode of electromagnetic pulse propagation...
November 1, 2016: Applied Optics
Qichang Jiang, Yan Zhang, Dan Wang, Sven Ahrens, Junxiang Zhang, Shiyao Zhu
We report the experimental manipulation of the group velocities of reflected and transmitted light pulses in a degenerate two-level atomic system driven by a standing wave, which is created by two counter-propagating light beams of equal frequencies but variable amplitudes. It is shown that the light pulse is reflected with superluminal group velocity while the transmitted pulse propagates from subluminal to superluminal velocities via changing the power of the backward coupling field. We find that the simultaneous superluminal light reflection and transmission can be reached when the power of the backward field becomes closer or equal to the forward power, in this case the periodical absorption modulation for photonic structure is established in atoms...
October 17, 2016: Optics Express
Francesca Pasi, Lorenzo Fassina, Maria Evelina Mognaschi, Giuseppe Lupo, Franco Corbella, Rosanna Nano, Enrica Capelli
Treatment with pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) is emerging as an interesting therapeutic option for patients with cancer. The literature has demonstrated that low-frequency/low-energy electromagnetic fields do not cause predictable effects on DNA; however, they can epigenetically act on gene expression. The aim of the present work was to study a possible epigenetic effect of a PEMF, mediated by miRNAs, on a human glioblastoma cell line (T98G). We tested a PEMF (maximum magnetic induction, 2 mT; frequency, 75 Hz) that has been demonstrated to induce autophagy in glioblastoma cells...
November 2016: Anticancer Research
Yun-Kyong Choi, Enerelt Urnukhsaikhan, Hee-Hoon Yoon, Young-Kwon Seo, Hyunjin Cho, Jong-Seob Jung, Soo-Chan Kim, Jung-Keug Park
Biophysical wave stimulus has been used as an effective tool to promote cellular maturation and differentiation in the construction of engineered tissue. Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) and sound waves have been selected as effective stimuli that can promote neural differentiation. The aim of this study was to investigate the synergistic effect of PEMFs and sound waves on the neural differentiation potential in vitro and in vivo using human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs). In vitro, neural-related genes in hBM-MSCs were accelerated by the combined exposure to both waves more than by individual exposure to PEMFs or sound waves...
October 28, 2016: Biotechnology Progress
Yinghui Quan, YaChao Li, Yaojun Wu, Lei Ran, Mengdao Xing, Mengqi Liu
Frequency agility radar, with randomly varied carrier frequency from pulse to pulse, exhibits superior performance compared to the conventional fixed carrier frequency pulse-Doppler radar against the electromagnetic interference. A novel moving target detection (MTD) method is proposed for the estimation of the target's velocity of frequency agility radar based on pulses within a coherent processing interval by using sparse reconstruction. Hardware implementation of orthogonal matching pursuit algorithm is executed on Xilinx Virtex-7 Field Programmable Gata Array (FPGA) to perform sparse optimization...
September 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
Fenfen Ma, Wenwen Li, Xinghui Li, Ba Hieu Tran, Rinkiko Suguro, Ruijuan Guan, Cuilan Hou, Huijuan Wang, Aijie Zhang, Yichun Zhu, YiZhun Zhu
Extracorporeal pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) has shown the ability to regenerate tissue by promoting cell proliferation. In the present study, we investigated for the first time whether PEMF treatment could improve the myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury and uncovered its underlying mechanisms.In our study, we demonstrated for the first time that extracorporeal PEMF has a novel effect on myocardial I/R injury. The number and function of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) were increased in PEMF treating rats...
December 2016: Bioscience Reports
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
Aram Gragossian, Denis V Seletskiy, Mansoor Sheik-Bahae
The interaction of intense near- and mid-infrared laser pulses with rare gases has produced bursts of radiation with spectral content extending into the extreme ultraviolet and soft x-ray region of electromagnetic spectrum. On the other end of the spectrum, laser-driven gas plasmas has been shown to produce coherent sub-harmonic optical waveforms, covering from terahertz (THz) to mid- and near-infrared frequency spectral band. Both processes can be enhanced via a combination of a driving field and its second harmonic...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
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...
November 2016: Cancer Medicine
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