Chair and Department of  Medical Biophysics

Medical University of Silesia Katowice

 
 

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        Prof. dr hab. n. med.   Andrzej FRANEK

       Head of Chair and  Department of  Medical Biophysics

   

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e-mail: biofizligota@sum.edu.pl

 

 

Main research topics: 

1. The application of electrotherapeutic methods in patients rehabilitation after spinal cord injury (especially in patients with spasticity)

2. The study of objective and physical measurement methods to estimate the progress of patients rehabilitation after spinal cord injury and orthopaedic disorders

3. The examination of scientific principles of the application and therapeutical efficacy of various (specially physical) methods in new branches of medicine, as enhancement of healing and regeneration of the tissue defects

4. Modern (informatical) measurement methods for objective evaluation of the tissue defect healing degree

5. The biophysical examination procedures applied in diagnostics and the study of biophysical models


 

 The developnent of the research staff:

The supervisor of the successfully finished processess of :

1. Three dr hab. graduated degrees (E. Błaszczak, J. Taradaj, P. Król).

2. Twelve dr graduated degrees (A. Polak, P. Król, E. Błaszczak, D. Chmielewska, J. Klimczak, J. Taradaj, P. Dolibog, R. Kostur, P.T. Dolibog, T. Król, L. Białek, B. Król).

 

Author and co-author about 200 of scientific publications, in this among other things:

Franek A., Turczyński B., Opara J.: Treatment of spinal spasticity by electrical stimulation. J. Biomed. Engn., 1988, 10, 266-270.

 Franek A., Polak A., Kucharzewski M.: Modern application of high voltage stimulation for enhanced healing of venous crural ulceration. Med. Eng. Phys., 2000, 22, 9, 647-655.

 Kucharzewski M., Waler J., Franek A., Gierat B.: Autologous cultured single-keratinocytes in fibrin glue suspension in chronic venous leg ulcers. Phlebologie, 2001, 2, 44-47.

Franek A., Król P., Kucharzewski M.: Does low output laser stimulation enhance the healing of crural ulceration ? Some critical remarks. Med Eng. Phys., 2002, 6, 4, 61-65.

 Ślęzak A., Kucharzewski M., Franek A., Twardokęs W.: Evaluation of the efficiency of venous ulcer treatment with a membrane dressing. Med. Eng. Phys., 2004, 26, 1, 53-60.

 Franek A., Chmielewska D., Brzezińska-Wcisło L., Ślęzak A., Błaszczak E.: Application of various power densities of ultrasound in the treatment of leg ulcers. J. Dermatol. Treatment, 2004, 15, 6, 379-388.

  Franek A., Taradaj J., Cierpka L., Błaszczak E.: High voltage stimulation for healing acceleration of venous leg ulcers. Usefulness after surgical treatment., Phlebologie, 2005, 34,   

Błaszczak E., Franek A., Taradaj J., Klimczak J.: The comparable analysis of the far results of physical rehabilitation in patients after total endoprosthesis plasty of the knee joint. J.Orthop. Trauma Surg. Rel. Res., 2007, 4, 8, 57-66.

Taradaj J., Franek A., Brzezińska-Wcisło L., Cierpka L., Dolibog P., Chmielewska D., Błaszczak E., Kusz D.: The use of therapeutic ultrasound in venous leg ulcers: a randomized, controlled clinical trial. PHlebology, 2008, 23, 178-183. 

Błaszczak E., Franek A., Taradaj J., Widuchowski J., Klimczak J.: Assessment of the efficacy and safety of low frequency, low intensity magnetic fields in patients after knee endoprosthesis plasty. Part 1: In vitro safety. Bioelectromaqgnetics, 2009,30,2,159-162.

Błaszczak E., Franek A., Taradaj J., Widuchowski J., Klimczak J.: Assessment of the efficacy and safety of low frequency, low intensity magnetic fields in patients after knee endoprosthesis plasty. Part 2: In vitro safety. Bioelectromaqgnetics, 2009,30,2,152-158.

Taradaj J., Franek A., Cierpka L., Brzezińska-Wcisło L., Błaszczak E., Polak A., Chmielewska D., Król P., Dolibog P., Kucio C.: Early and long-term results of physical methods in the treatment of venous leg ulcers: randomized controlled trial. Phlebology, 2011, 26, 237-245.

Franek A., Kostur R., Polak A., Taradaj J., Szlachta Z., Błaszczak E., Dolibog P., Dolibog P.T., Koczy B., Kucio C.: Using high-voltage electrical stimulation in the treatment of recalcitrant pressure ulcers: results of a randomized, controlled clinical study. Ostomy Wound Manag.2012, 58, 3, 30-44.

Franek A., Tanasiewicz M., Król P., Wiercigroch L., Dolibog P., Porębska B., Dolibog P.T., Błaszczak E., Taradaj J.: Influence of a focused shock wave on the environment of the oral cavity in relation to a possibility to eliminate functional disorder in the locomotor system of the chewing apparatus. Pol.J.Environ.Stud., 2012, Vol.21, No.6A, p.45-48.

Dolibog P., Franek A., Taradaj J., Polak A., Dolibog P., Błaszczak E., Wcisło L., Hrycek A., Urbanek T., Ziaja J., Kolanko M.: A randomized, controlled clinical pilot study comparing three types of compression therapy to treat venous leg ulcers in patients with superficial and/or segmental deep venous reflux. Ostomy Wound Manag.,2013, Vol.59, No.8, p.22-30.

Hrycek E., Franek A., Błaszczak E.,  Dworak J., Hrycek A.: Serum levels of selected chemokines in systemic lupus erythematosus patients. Rheumatol.Int.,2013, Vol.33, No.9, p.2423-2427.

Dolibog P., Franek A., Taradaj J., Polak A., Dolibog P., Błaszczak E., Wcisło L., Hrycek A., Urbanek T., Ziaja J., Kolanko M.: A comparative clinical study on five types of compression therapy in patients with venous leg ulcers. Int.J.Med.Sci.,2014, Vol.11, No.1, p.34-43.

Polak A., Franek A., Błaszczak E., Nawrat-Szołtysik A., Taradaj J., Wiercigroch L., Dolibog P., Stania M., Juras G.: A prospective, randomized, controlled, clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of high-frequency ultrasound in the treatment of Stage II and Stage III pressure ulcers in geriatric patients. Ostomy Wound Manag.2014; Vol.60, No.8, p.16-28.


Król P., Franek A. , Durmała J., Błaszczak E., Ficek K., Król B., Detko E., Wnuk B., Białek L., Taradaj J.: Focused and radial shock wave therapy in the treatment of tennis elbow: A pilot randomised controlled study. J.Hum.Kinet.2015; Vol.47, p.127-135

Król P., Franek A., Dolibog P., Błaszczak E., Durmała J., Ficek K., Król T., Wnuk B., Dolibog P.: An attempt at objective and subjective evaluation of the therapeutic efficacy of focused and radial shockwave applied to symptomatic heel spur. Acta Bioeng.Biomech.2016; Vol.18, No.3, p.143-148