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Low-Intensity Vibrating To Help Heal Wounds Quicker In Diabetes People


A new research in healing wounds sounds very promising. It is said low-intensity vibrations may help for people with type 2 diabetes.
Based on the results of clinical trials on mice at Stony Brook University in New York, the researchers say chronic wounds when exposed to vibration five times a week for a session of 30 minutes each shows quick recovery.

The researchers explain vibration helps the tissues in forming new blood vessels and also results with increased expression of pro-healing growth factors as well as it signals the molecules called chemokines.

The process of formation of new blood vessels from vibration is called angiogenesis. The entire procedure of healing wound in such way is non-invasive and it does not require any drugs.

The finding is published in the PLOS One journal.

Presently the vibration equipment is used in the treatment of bone lose in humans. Hence, the latest study can easily be translated into clinical trials.

However, the results obtained in mice may not be same in humans when tried. The mice was induced with type 2 diabetes by mutation of a single gene and in humans mutation of many genes are involved.

Keeping hope of positive result the authors of the study says there are similarities between healing responses of mice and diabetic humans.

In diabetes the chronic wounds fail to form granulation tissue and also have poor angiogenesis and researchers believe these factors contribute the failure in healing of the wounds.

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