Accession Number:

ADA383610

Title:

Direct Current Reduces Wound Edema After Full-Thickness Burn Injury in Rats

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAMHOUSTON TX

Report Date:

1996-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The objective of this report is to observe the effect of 4 and 40 micro A direct current DC on edema formation after burn injury in rats. Silver-nylon wound dressings were used as either anodes - or cathodes on 20 total body surface area full-thickness scalds in anesthetized male Sprague-Dawley rats. Untreated burned rats and rats treated with silver-nylon dressings without current were used as controls.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE