Studies have also evaluated the effects of SofPulse on post-operative inflammation and rate of tissue repair. In this double-blinded, randomized, sham-controlled study, inflammation was evaluated and quantified by analyzing wound exudates and measuring the level of interleukin (IL)-1ß, which is an objective marker of inflammation.The results showed a 275% reduction in IL-1 ß at 18 hours post-op, compared to the sham cohort8
Targeted MicroCurrent Therapy has also been studied and validated in standard models for assessing edema and pain. A double blinded, sham-controlled, randomized study was performed at the Indiana University School of Medicine to evaluate the increase in edema after the injection of an inflammatory agent. The results confirm that SofPulse has a significant effect on edema in an animal model which is routinely employed as an accurate predictor of the effect of anti-inflammatory drugs and physical modalities on humans. A detailed summary of the study is at left.