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Attacking Biofilms That Cause Chronic Infections

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Waverunner, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Another obvious and probably effective means of debasing accessible biofilms is therapeutic ultrasound. It's been used fairly widely on biofilm-infected wounds and ulcers, and to some extent on the paranasal sinuses (maxillary and frontal sinuses).

    I've tried it on my chronic sinusitis (I'm diagnosed with CFS, Lyme-like-disease etc but have lifelong sinus problems) and initial results have been very positive - it makes a big difference in only one or two treatments. I now have my own therapeutic ultrasound machine and will use it regularly for a longer period in my next test. Unfortunately ultrasound can't conveniently reach the deeper sinuses, Ethmoid (maybe) and Spenoid (definitely, unless you fire it through the brain and I don't know what effect this might have), but maybe it doesn't matter, or maybe they are less prone to infection, or maybe enough ultrasound does get deep enough?

    A few refs, there are others that I can't find now, but most research has been done by only a couple of groups ...

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19264415
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053307
    http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09593980701209360
    https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jpts/20/4/20_4_233/_article
    http://www.entauckland.co.nz/sinusitis.html
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1836955310700515
     
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