NEW AND NOTABLE: PDF OnlyAccelerated Wound Healing of Pressure Ulcers by Pulsed High Peak Power Electromagnetic Energy (Diapulse)Itoh, Masayoshi MD, MPH; Montemayor, Jesus S. Jr. MD; Matsumoto, Etsuko RN, MA; Eason, Alice MPA, PT; Lee, Mathew H.M. MD, MPH FACP; Folk, Frank S. MDAuthor Information Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine New York University Medical Center Associate Deputy Director of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Deputy Director Skilled Nursing Facility Goldwater Memorial Hospital New York, NY Attending Physician Skilled Nursing Facility Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Goldwater Memorial Hospital New York, NY Associate Director of Nursing Goldwater Memorial Hospital New York, NY Chief. Physical Therapy Service Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Goldwater Memorial Hospital New York University Medical Center New York, NY Chairman, Professor of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Acting) New York University Medical Center New York, NY Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery Health Science Center Brooklyn Member of Board of Directors Health and Hospitals Corporation The City of New York, New York, NY Decubitis: February 1991 - Volume 4 - Issue 1 - p 24-35 Free Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of pulsed high-frequency, high peak power electromagnetic energy (Diapulse) in the healing of pressure ulcers. Patients with Stage II ulcers unhealed within three to 12 weeks and those with Stage III ulcers unhealed within eight to 168 weeks by conventional methods were ere included in the study. When Diapulse was added to conventional therapy during the nine-mouth study, all 22 patients healed as evidenced by photographs and measurements of the ulcers. Stage II ulcers healed in one to six weeks (mean 2.33) and all Stage III ulcers healed in one to 22 weeks (mean 8.85). The increased healing time can provide significant cost savings and improved patient care. © Williams & Wilkins 1991. All Rights Reserved.