Influence of electrical stimulation on peripheral nerve regeneration: Protocol for a systematic review

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i17.24942

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Peripheral Nerves; Nerve Regeneration; Electric Stimulation Therapy; Peripheral Nerve Injury.

Abstract

This is a protocol for a systematic review (intervention). Electrical stimulation (ES) is a therapeutic strategy used to improve peripheral nerve regeneration that involves the application of electrical fields of constant or varying frequency. We are going to lead a literature search to identify all published and unpublished randomized controlled trials that describe the use of ES in patients with peripheral nerve injury. We will compare: Electrical stimulation (application of electrical fields of constant or varying frequency) versus sham in patients with peripheral nerve injury; Electrical stimulation versus standard treatment (physiotherapy) in patients with peripheral nerve injury; Electrical stimulation versus no treatment in patients with peripheral nerve injury. Considering the scenario of very numerous strategies and different techniques of ES to stimulate nerve regeneration, decisions to recommend them should consider these uncertainties and should be summarized intended its application in clinical practice. The objective of this review is to assess the influence of electrical stimulation (ES) on nerve regeneration in individuals with peripheral nerve injury.

Author Biographies

Enilton de Santana Ribeiro de Mattos, Federal University of Bahia

1 Pos Graduate Program in Medicine and Human Health, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
2 Professor Edgard Santos University Hospital Complex, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Alex Guedes, Federal University of Bahia; Santa Izabel Hosptal, Holy House of Mercy of Bahia

1 Professor Edgard Santos University Hospital Complex, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
2 Bahia Medical School, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Mateus dos Santos Viana, Federal University of Bahia

1 Pos Graduate Program in Medicine and Human Health, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
2 Professor Edgard Santos University Hospital Complex, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Abrahão Fontes Baptista, Federal University of ABC; São Paulo University

1Pos Graduate Program in Medicine and Human Health, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
2Center for Mathematics, Computation and Cognition, Federal University of ABC, São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil

3Laboratory of Medical Investigations 54 (LIM-54), São Paulo University, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

 

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27/12/2021

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MATTOS, E. de S. R. de .; GUEDES, A.; VIANA, M. dos S. .; BAPTISTA, A. F. . Influence of electrical stimulation on peripheral nerve regeneration: Protocol for a systematic review. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 17, p. e230101724942, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i17.24942. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/24942. Acesso em: 17 jan. 2022.

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