Tuesday, 15 May 2018

How to Accelerate Ecchymosis Healing, US National Library of Medicine Studies Find

Arnica may have a potential and therapeutic effect in reduced expression of Ecchymosis, some scientists suggested.

The results of these efficacy were confirmed by some studies conducted by numbers of respectable institutes, including University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and University of South Florida.

Ecchymosis is a condition of discoloration of the skin as a result of bleeding underneath. In most cases it is caused by bruising.

Arnica is a herbaceous species, genus perennial, belongings to the family Asteraceae, antive to Europe and Asia, used in herbal medicine for centuries to treat strains, sprains, and bruises.

Wound healing is process of repairing of damage of skin, tissues, organs, etc.

The ingredients
Helenalin, chamissonolid, Sesquiterpene lactone, lignans of the furofuran, dibenzylbutyrolactone, dibenzylbutyrolactol types, pinoresinol, epipinoresinol, phillygenin, matairesinol, nortrachelogenin, and nortracheloside, six dibenzylbutyrolactol derivative.

In order to confirm the effect of herbal Arnice activity in treatment of ecchymosis in patients who under went rhinoplasty, the most common facial plastic surgical procedure, researchers at the joint study lead by the University of South Florida independently conducted a review of literature in databases (PubMed, SCOPUS, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane database) from inception to September 2016, included studies that compared postoperative care methods (intervention groups) with no treatment (control group).

According to the final searching of 11 trials satisfied the criteria and guideline with a total of 627 patients, application of topical Arnica showed a significant effect in reduced eyelid ecchymosis during the first 7 days postoperative statistically in compared to the control group.

However, eyelid ecchymosis during the first 24 h postoperatively were statistically decreased in the cold compression group in compared to the control and treatment group.

Patients' questionnaires returned also expressed a strong satisfaction in the tapping application group than in the control group.

Also, the ratio of patient satisfaction was statistically higher in the tapping and Arnica application group than those of control.

Additionally, the analysis also found that surgeons had a significant tendency to decrease intranasal packing in remove pain from the surgery area as the placement was found to associate with more adverse effects in terms of postoperative ecchymosis in compared to non-packing.

Further differentiation to confirm the effectiveness of the combination of topical Arnica montana and Rhododendron tomentosum (Ledum palustre) in reducing postoperative ecchymosis in a select population of healthy volunteers after oculofacial surgery, researchers launched a review to examine the postoperative course, using topical Arnica and Ledum after undergoing common oculofacial procedures, including blepharoplasty, browpexy, and rhinoplasty, in the hands of 4 surgeons at tertiary referral centers from July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

A total of 27 patients (16 females, 11 males) with age range of 18 to 70 years were included in the study.

Selected medical review showed that patients applied bilaterally topical hydrogel pads (OcuMend, Cearna Inc., Chicago, IL) containing Arnica 50 M (10) 50% and Ledum 50 M (10) after surgery through postoperative day(POD) 6 at each postoperative visit.

These results of everyday progression in patients were evaluated by their respective surgeons.

The physician-patient rating score were used to compare each patient's observed healing in each group.

Photographs in each examination also were recorded.

The median duration of follow-up was 7 days, range from 1 to 14 days.

According to the rating of final examination,
* The proportions of patients with markedly accelerated healing were 38.5% (5 of 13), 85.7% (6 of 7), 60.0% (12 of 20), and 51.9% (14 of 27) at POD 1 to 2, 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and overall, respectively.

* The proportions of patients with accelerated healing at the same time points were 15.4% (2 of 13), 14.3% (1 of 7), 30.0% (6 of 20), and 37.0% (10 of 27), respectively.

* The proportion of patients using Arnica/Ledum with markedly accelerated healing was significantly higher than the over all and time point proportion of the other groups at (post operative day) POD 3 to 5 (85.7%), POD 6 to 8 (60.0% ), and overall (51.9%) without inducing any adverse effects.

The findings suggested that combination of Arnica/Ledum were more effective in compared to other treatments.

Dr. Lee HS, the lead author said, "The preliminary results from this study demonstrate that the combination of topical Arnica montana and Rhododendron tomentosum (Ledum palustre) may be effective in reducing postoperative ecchymosis...., after oculofacial surgery".

Taken together, topical Arnica may be used alone or combined with other herbal medicine to accelerate the healing of ecchymosis

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Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrients, All right reserved)
Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research papers have been written and published on line, including world wide health, ezine articles, article base, healthblogs, selfgrowth, best before it's news, the karate GB daily, etc.,.
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Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as international journal Pharma and Bio science, ISSN 0975-6299.

(1) Assessing the Effectiveness of Arnica montana and Rhododendron tomentosum (Ledum palustre) in the Reduction of Ecchymosis and Edema After Oculofacial Surgery: Preliminary Results by Kang JY1, Tran KD, Seiff SR, Mack WP, Lee WW.(PubMed)
(2) The effectiveness of postoperative intervention in patients after rhinoplasty: a meta-analysis by Lee HS1, Yoon HY1, Kim IH1, Hwang SH2.(PubMed)
(3) Is There a Role for Arnica and Bromelain in Prevention of Post-Procedure Ecchymosis or Edema? A Systematic Review of the Literature by Ho D1, Jagdeo J, Waldorf HA.(PubMed)

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