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1st Edition

Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields for Clinical Applications

ISBN 9780367179717
Published March 25, 2020 by CRC Press
280 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields for Clinical Applications presents the historical development, the state of art, and the future of the application of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) for the treatment of various medical problems, including initiating various healing processes from delayed fractures and pain relief to multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The emphasis is on the development of scientific methods to be implemented in clinical application.

In perspective, this modality provides a practical, exogenous method for inducing cell and tissue modification attempted to the injured tissues to their normal physiological status. The book reviews the current state of equipment for PEMFs and highlights worldwide therapeutic achievements.

  • It explores the past, present, and future of PEMF therapies.
  • It presents the development of theory and laboratory research during the last 70 years.
  • It reviews the available equipment for PEMF.
  • It reviews the state of the art of worldwide therapeutic achievements.
  • It includes recent achievements and applications of electroporation modalities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Electric and Electromagnetic Stimulation, Electroporation

Marko S. Markov

Chapter 2 Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields: From Signaling to Healing

Arthur A. Pilla (Deceased)

Chapter 3 Biophysical Stimulation of Bone Growth in Fractures

Ruggero Cadossi, Stefania Setti, Matteo Cadossi, and Leo Massari

Chapter 4 Biophysical Stimulation of Articular Cartilage for Chondroprotection and Chondroregeneration

Simona Salati, Stefania Setti, and Ruggero Cadossi

Chapter 5 Electromagnetic Field Effects on Soft Tissues – Muscles and Tendons

Erik I. Waldorff, Nianli Zhang, James T. Ryaby, and Andrew F. Kuntz

Chapter 6 Clinical Use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMFs)

William Pawluk

Chapter 7 Electromagnetic Fields in Relation to Cardiac and Vascular Function

Harvey Mayrovitz

Chapter 8 Toward ELF Magnetic Fields for the Treatment of Cancer

Leonardo Makinistian and Igor Belyaev

Chapter 9 Terahertz Electromagnetic Fields in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Settings – Potentials and Challenges

Myrtill Simkó and Mats-Olof Mattsson

    Chapter 10 Nano-Pulse Stimulation therapy: a novel, non-thermal method for clearing skin lesions

    Robert Nuccitelli

    Chapter 11 Calcium Electroporation – A Novel Treatment to Overcome Cancer-Mediated Immune Suppression

    Thomas Vernier and Richard Burke

    Chapter 12 A History of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields

    Marko S Markov, James T Ryaby, Nianli Zhang and Erik I Waldorff

    Chapter 13 A Brief History of Orthofix Medical Inc. Bio-Stimulation

    Erik I. Waldorff

    Chapter 14 History of the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics

    Stephen J. Beebe

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    Marko S. Markov received his BS, MS and PhD from Sofia University, Bulgaria. He has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biophysics and Radiobiology at Sofia University for 22 years. He had been invited professor and lecturer in a number of European, Japanese and American academic and industry entities. For the years his research was on biological and clinical studies of the effects of various electromagnetic fields. He is a founder and member of the Editorial board of the journal "Electromagnetic biology and medicine". He has ben author and co-author of more that 200 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Markov is author, editor and co-editor of 26 books, published by Plenum Press, Springer, Marcel Dekker and CRC. His book "Electromagnetic fields in biology and medicine" published by CRC Press is being translated on mandarin in China.

     Jim Ryaby, PhD joined Orthofix as Chief Scientific Officer in July 2013 after serving as a consultant. Before joining the Company, he served as Vice President of Research and Clinical Affairs for musculoskeletal applications at Mesoblast. Dr. Ryaby has also held the position of Senior Vice President of Research and Clinical Affairs and Chief Scientific Officer at OrthoLogic Corp in Tempe, AZ.  where he led the development of the CMF technology for spine fusion and nonunions and the TP508 peptide therapeutic development program in orthopedic and diabetic ulcer applications. Additionally, he has served as Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Arizona State University. Dr. Ryaby received his PhD degree in cellular and molecular biology from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

    Erik I. Waldorff, PhD, is the Principal Scientist and Research Manager for the orthopedic medical device company, Orthofix, which he joined in 2012. Prior to this Dr. Waldorff served as a Clinical Research Scientist for the Neuromodulation Division at St. Jude Medical (now Abbott) where he performed pre-clinical studies in addition to post-market clinical trials for spinal cord stimulation and deep brain stimulation patients. In addition following his doctoral studies, Dr. Waldorff held a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) at the University of Michigan where he led orthopaedic human and animal studies. Dr. Waldorff received his PhD and MSE degrees in Biomedical Engineering and MSE and BSE degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan).