BioMed Research International

Physical Therapy in Wound Healing, Edema, and Urinary Incontinence


Publishing date
23 May 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Jan 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Physiotherapy Basics, Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Katowice, Poland

2Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

3Department of Physical Therapy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA

4Department of Dermatology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy


Physical Therapy in Wound Healing, Edema, and Urinary Incontinence

Description

The development of civilization leads to many chronic diseases. Of the health problems specific to frail both young and older people, unhealed chronic wounds (venous and pressure ulcers and diabetic foot), cancer-related lymphedema, and urinary incontinence are the major health disorders, and the establishment and spread of effective treatment methods for the following health problems are a pressing issue. The described disorders are a common and costly problem in nursing home settings, with the prevalence of estimates varying widely from 17 to even 53%.

Care and management can have significant economic consequences. Staff time for ongoing assessment, documentation, and dressing changes and expensive pharmaceuticals drain the available resources. Well-documented, promising, and inexpensive methods for physical therapy are necessary.

We invite investigators to contribute original as well as review articles that will cover both clinical and bench researches. We are interested in physical therapies for wound healing, new modalities to prevent cancer-related lymphedema, and improvement in diagnostics and treatment of urinary incontinence. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Compression therapy
  • Electrical stimulation in venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot
  • Electromagnetic fields and shock wave therapy in acceleration of wound healing process
  • Laser therapy and photomedicine
  • Prevalence, diagnostics, and physical therapy of urinary incontinence
  • Electromyography and biofeedback in rehabilitation of pelvic floor muscles
  • New physical methods in lymphedema

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 825826
  • - Editorial

Physical Therapy in Wound Healing, Edema, and Urinary Incontinence

Jakub Taradaj | Tomasz Urbanek | ... | Marco Romanelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 785263
  • - Clinical Study

Efficacy of Physiotherapy for Urinary Incontinence following Prostate Cancer Surgery

Elżbieta Rajkowska-Labon | Stanisław Bakuła | ... | Zbigniew Śliwiński
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 747584
  • - Review Article

The Role of the Extracellular Matrix Components in Cutaneous Wound Healing

Pawel Olczyk | Łukasz Mencner | Katarzyna Komosinska-Vassev
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 347856
  • - Research Article

Tension-Free Vaginal Tape, Transobturator Tape, and Own Modification of Transobturator Tape in the Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: Comparative Analysis

Marcin Zyczkowski | Krzysztof Nowakowski | ... | Andrzej Paradysz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 748101
  • - Research Article

Propolis Modulates Fibronectin Expression in the Matrix of Thermal Injury

Pawel Olczyk | Katarzyna Komosinska-Vassev | ... | Ewa M. Kozma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 274938
  • - Clinical Study

Evaluation of Bioelectrical Activity of Pelvic Floor Muscles and Synergistic Muscles Depending on Orientation of Pelvis in Menopausal Women with Symptoms of Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Preliminary Observational Study

Tomasz Halski | Lucyna Słupska | ... | Kuba Ptaszkowski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 297230
  • - Clinical Study

The Application of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Venous Leg Ulceration: Authors Experience

Marek Kucharzewski | Paweł Mieszczański | ... | Zbigniew Śliwiński
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 238312
  • - Research Article

The Evaluation of Bioelectrical Activity of Pelvic Floor Muscles Depending on Probe Location: A Pilot Study

Tomasz Halski | Kuba Ptaszkowski | ... | Robert Dymarek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 767106
  • - Clinical Study

Effect of Kinesiology Taping on Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: A Randomized Single-Blind Controlled Pilot Study

A. Smykla | K. Walewicz | ... | J. Taradaj
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