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Potential Utility of Ultrasound-Enhanced Delivery of Antibiotics, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, and Nutraceuticals: A Mini Review

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Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
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California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM), Colton, CA 92324, USA
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HCA Florida Westside Hospital, Plantation, FL 33324, USA
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Antibiotics 2022, 11(10), 1290; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11101290
Received: 8 August 2022 / Revised: 15 September 2022 / Accepted: 21 September 2022 / Published: 22 September 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers in Therapy of Diabetic Foot Infections)
Ultrasound technology has therapeutic properties that can be harnessed to enhance topical drug delivery in a process known as phonophoresis. The literature on this method of drug delivery is currently sparse and scattered. In this review, we explore in vivo and in vitro controlled trials as well as studies detailing the mechanism of action in phonophoresis to gain a clearer picture of the treatment modality and explore its utility in chronic wound management. Upon review, we believe that phonophoresis has the potential to aid in chronic wound management, particularly against complicated bacterial biofilms. This would offer a minimally invasive wound management option for patients in the community. View Full-Text
Keywords: antibiotics; phonophoresis; podiatry; ultrasound; wound healing; wound management; transdermal drug delivery; low-intensity ultrasound phonophoresis; pulsed and continuous ultrasound antibiotics; phonophoresis; podiatry; ultrasound; wound healing; wound management; transdermal drug delivery; low-intensity ultrasound phonophoresis; pulsed and continuous ultrasound
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Ead, J.K.; Sharma, A.; Goransson, M.; Armstrong, D.G. Potential Utility of Ultrasound-Enhanced Delivery of Antibiotics, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, and Nutraceuticals: A Mini Review. Antibiotics 2022, 11, 1290. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11101290

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Ead JK, Sharma A, Goransson M, Armstrong DG. Potential Utility of Ultrasound-Enhanced Delivery of Antibiotics, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, and Nutraceuticals: A Mini Review. Antibiotics. 2022; 11(10):1290. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11101290

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Ead, J. Karim, Arjun Sharma, Miranda Goransson, and David G. Armstrong. 2022. "Potential Utility of Ultrasound-Enhanced Delivery of Antibiotics, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, and Nutraceuticals: A Mini Review" Antibiotics 11, no. 10: 1290. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11101290

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