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    A NARRATIVE LITERATURE REVIEW ON EFFECT OF PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY IN DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2 AND ITS POSSIBLE MECHANISM OF ACTION (2020)


    Dr. Tushar Palekar Ph. D, Dr. Nigel Gonsalves (PT)
    JCR. 2020: 6819-6823

    Abstract

    Introduction: Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (DM2) is one the common conditions prevalent worldwide. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy is a novel advanced electrotherapy modality used by physiotherapy professionals worldwide for a number of conditions including DM2. But, there is a lack of literature on understanding the efficacy and mechanism of action of action of PEMF therapy in individuals with DM2. Methods: A narrative literature review was conducted. Keyword search included {PEMF AND (DM2 and its related conditions)}. Databases searched include PubMed; Medline; PEDro; Google Scholar and other database resources. Each selected study was described in brief. 97 research articles were identified initially. 90 research articles were later rejected depending on the eligibility criteria. Only seven research articles were finally included in the narrative literature review. Results: Seven experimental research articles were included in the narrative literature review. PEMF was found having a beneficial effect in management of DM2 and its related conditions. Discussion: Seven research articles included in the narrative literature review were mainly analysed for the type of study, aim, demographics of participants, intervention protocol, treatment duration/ follow up, parameters assessed and results/findings. It was found that mainly PEMF induces nitric oxide synthesis in the body hence; it helps in normalizing blood glucose levels in individuals with DM2 and its related conditions. Conclusion: PEMF should be used in management of DM2. Implications: Up-gradation in Physiotherapy Practice; creating an evidence base for role of PEMF in DM2;

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    Volume 7 Issue-15

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