Alexander A Radzievsky

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Based on a hypothesis of neural system involvement in the initial absorption and further processing of the millimeter electromagnetic waves (MW) signal, we reproduced, quantitatively assessed and compared the analgesic effect of a single MW treatment, exposing areas of skin possessing different innervation densities. The cold water tail flick test (cTFT)(More)
Millimeter wave treatment (MMWT) is widely used in Eastern European countries, but is virtually unknown in Western medicine. Among reported MMWT effects is suppression of tumor growth. The main aim of the present "blind" and dosimetrically controlled experiments was to evaluate quantitatively the ability of MMWT to influence tumor growth and to assess(More)
Quantitative receptor binding autoradiography was used to study the NK1, NMDA, 5HT1a, and 5HT2 receptor binding densities in the adult rat lumbar spinal cord from 3 days to 20 weeks following a unilateral crush lesion of the sciatic nerve. NK1 binding density increased unilaterally in the superficial dorsal horn on the side of the sciatic crush to reach(More)
To identify the mechanisms of biological effects of mm waves it is important to develop accurate methods for evaluating absorption and penetration depth of mm waves in the epidermis and dermis. The main characteristics of mm wave skin dosimetry were calculated using a homogeneous unilayer model and two multilayer models of skin. These characteristics(More)
Millimeter wave (MMW, 42.25 GHz)-induced changes in electrical activity of the murine sural nerve were studied in vivo using external electrode recordings. MMW were applied to the receptive field of the sural nerve in the hind paw. We found two types of responses of the sural nerve to MMW exposure. First, MMW exposure at the incident power density >/=45(More)
We investigated the influence of blood perfusion on local heating of the forearm and middle finger skin following 42.25 GHz exposure with an open ended waveguide (WG) and with a YAV mm wave therapeutic device. Both sources had bell-shaped distributions of the incident power density (IPD) with peak intensities of 208 and 55 mW/cm(2), respectively. Blood(More)
Following surgical deafferentation of the spinal cord, cut dorsal roots degenerate, and spared projections compensate for this loss by collateral sprouting (reactive reinnervation). Light microscopic immunocytochemistry has shown sprouting by selected undamaged intraspinal projections, including those that express the transmitters substance P and serotonin.(More)
In our previous studies, exposure of mice to millimeter waves (MW) increased the duration of anesthesia caused by either ketamine or chloral hydrate, and this effect was blocked by naloxone. To further characterize the biological effects of MW, we have chosen a new animal model of experimental itch. Male Swiss albino mice were injected s.c. in the rostral(More)
Millimeter wave treatment (MMWT) is based on the systemic biological effects that develop following local skin exposure to low power electromagnetic waves in the millimeter range. In the present set of experiments, the hypoalgesic effect of this treatment was analyzed in mice. The murine nose area was exposed to MMW of "therapeutic" frequencies: 42.25,(More)
In a series of blind experiments, using the cold water tail-flick test (cTFT) as a quantitative indicator of pain, the hypoalgesic effect of a single exposure of mice to low power electromagnetic millimeter waves (MW) was studied. The MW exposure characteristics were: frequency = 61.22 GHz; incident power density = 15 mW/cm2; and duration = 15 min. MW(More)