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A. IZADPANAH A. TREATMENT OF INTERNA L HEMORRHOIDS UTILIZING DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICITY. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1998; 11 (4) :311-314
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1073-en.html

From the Department of General Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Hemorrhoids is one of the most common diseases of mankind. There are different methods of treatment, but many problems and complications are associated with the use these modalities. DC electrotherapy of hemorrhoids is an alternative method which offsets many of these conditions. Two hundred and ten patients with 426 hemorrhoidal tags of different grades underwent DC electrotherapy by a DC generator which was designed and made by our department. We used 18 rnA current for 100 patients who underwent operation under anesthesia and for 30 patients without anesthesia. The other 80 patients were operated on under anesthesia by using 22 rnA DC electrotherapy. Success rate was 94% when we applied 18 rnA and 97.3% with 22 rnA, with no major complications. The therapeutic time period for a tag correlated to the severity and grade of the tags and the amount of current used it was 6.2 ± 1.82 min when 22 rnA current was used. DC electrotherapy is safe, effective, easy to use and cheap and can be used in patients with or without anesthesia.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Surgery