Other Indications
Non-invasive physical plasma for the prevention of radiation dermatitis in breast cancer
Dejonckheere et. al. Non-Invasive Physical Plasma for Preventing Radiation Dermatitis in Breast Cancer: A First-In-Human Feasibility Study. Pharmaceutics. 2022 Aug 24;14(9):1767.
“The patient-reported outcomes also indicate a reduced incidence of pain, itching, and burning following NIPP treatment compared to standard skin care.”
Dr. med. Cas Dejonckheere, MSc. Radiation Therapy and Radiooncology, Universitätsklinikum Bonn
Summary:
Chronic and complex wounds are a major problem for patients and healthcare systems. Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) has shown promise as a treatment due to its antimicrobial properties and ability to promote cell regeneration. In a study of 40 patients with 41 chronic wounds treated with CAP, an average reduction in wound size of 28% was observed within 30 days, with two wounds healing completely and 10 wounds reducing by at least 40%. CAP therapy resulted in a reduction in bacterial load and improved wound healing with no known side effects, making it an effective and safe treatment option.
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Dermatology/Aesthetic
Treatment of skin and nail onychomycosis with cold plasma
Terabe Y, et al. 2021; Treating hard-to-heal skin and nail onychomycosis of diabetic foot with plasma therapy.
“Plasma therapy appears to have potential efficacy against hardto-heal toe nail and foot skin onychomycosis.”
Prof. Yuta Terabe, Limb Salvage Center, Kasukabe Chuo General Hospital, Japan
Summary:
Chronic and complex wounds are a major problem for patients and healthcare systems. Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) has shown promise as a treatment due to its antimicrobial properties and ability to promote cell regeneration. In a study of 40 patients with 41 chronic wounds treated with CAP, an average reduction in wound size of 28% was observed within 30 days, with two wounds healing completely and 10 wounds reducing by at least 40%. CAP therapy resulted in a reduction in bacterial load and improved wound healing with no known side effects, making it an effective and safe treatment option.
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Chronic Wounds
Use of cold plasma in the treatment of infected wounds
Ligresti C, et al. Use of Cold Plasma in the Treatment of Infected Wounds. J Surg Res Prac. 2024;5(1):1-10.
“CAP can help to significantly improve healing rates, minimize the rate of postoperative wound healing disorders and reduce the number of reoperations.”
Prof. Claudio Ligresti, Director of Plastic Surgery Maria Pia Hospital Turin, S. Rita Hospital Vercelli, Italy
Summary:
Chronic and complex wounds are a major problem for patients and healthcare systems. Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) has shown promise as a treatment due to its antimicrobial properties and ability to promote cell regeneration. In a study of 40 patients with 41 chronic wounds treated with CAP, an average reduction in wound size of 28% was observed within 30 days, with two wounds healing completely and 10 wounds reducing by at least 40%. CAP therapy resulted in a reduction in bacterial load and improved wound healing with no known side effects, making it an effective and safe treatment option.
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