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Using SCENAR-therapy for treatment of combined injuries

Victor Statov | 3.09.2003

Severe combined trauma is usually accompanied by various disorders of organ/system functioning and requires more than special method of examination, diagnosing, developing algorithms of immediate action during first minutes and hours of treatment. Traumatic disease concept supposes development of a number of pathophisiological processes peculiar to each particular combined mechanical trauma.

Even cases of non-complicated trauma of vertebral column often result in enteroparesis due to large retroperitoneal hematoma, which aggravates patient's condition causing abdominal distention and dynamic ileus.

Action with SCENAR series device upon the front abdominal wall along gastrointestinal tract and projection points on palms and feet (Su Jok) allowed to restore gastrointestinal tract functioning nearly 100%.

Each session lasted 30–40 minutes and patients with severe forms of disorders were treated this way twice. Auscultation revealed peristalsis 2–4 hours later, which allowed to significantly decrease the amount of stimulants, such as Cerucal, Ubretid, Prozerin, usually used for treatment of such conditions.

Another important experience in treatment of combined trauma with SCENAR-therapy were numerous cases of pelvic injuries accompanied by injury of urinary bladder, such as contusion, rupture. We have developed a special complex of action algorithms for severe pelvic injuries to be applied during the first minutes and hours of SCENAR-treatment, and aimed at elimination of shock condition, compensation of blood loss, and stabilization of pelvis functioning. These actions helped to save patient's life and stop pathological impulsation from the affected area.

Urination with the help of indwelling catheter caused many problems, such as cystitis (even erosive ones), covering catheter with salts, which required changing it every 7–10 days.

All patients having disorders of urine passage were treated with SCENAR device in the urinary bladder area, palms and bottom parts of feet (Su Jok) during 7–15 days. This method allowed to remove catheter earlier, restore natural urination and sanitize inflammation effects in the urinary bladder without administering expensive anti-inflammatory medications.

Special attention should be paid to a group of patients with injured vertebral column and spinal cord. At present we stick to the following tactics of therapy: timely surgical treatment providing decompression of spinal cord and stable fixing of the vertebral column with transpedicular fixation. These injuries are accompanied by disorders of urination and motor activity of gastrointestinal tract in 85–100% of cases even after surgical intervention, spinal cord inspection, and decompression. SCENAR-therapy has been used for treatment of all patients undergone operation (the methods described above). Positive results were observed in 71% of cases. Unsatisfactory results of treatment apparently occurred due to serious irreversible changes in the spinal cord and its roots, but not SCENAR-therapy methods used for treatment.

Using SCENAR-therapy for treatment of injured peripheric nerve trunks produced positive results in 70–80% of cases and allowed to avoid surgical intervention for decompression and inspection of the nerve trunk.

Results of over 2-year application of SCENAR-therapy methods for treatment of multiple and combined injuries and complications they caused show how lucky we are to have such a state-of-the-art medical technology.

In most cases SCENAR series model VX612 was used. We also employed SCENAR series model 035-4 and PS705 (during last year), remote electrodes of “LET Medical”, and electrodes manufactured at the radio-navigation equipment factory, developed specially to my personal order by V. M. Anennko, with my assistance in construction process.

Victor Ivanovich Statov, Candidate of Medicine
Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Translated by Elena Khatkova “LET Medical”