Social economic impacts of 11 years in the application of ozone therapy. Mapol—n Y., Recio E., Palma M., Rodr’guez M. and Harrys C. (Cuba)
A descriptive study with patients treated with ozone therapy, from July 1992 till December 2003, was carried out at the "Orfilio Pel‡ez Molina" Provincial Center of Retinitis Pigmentosa, of Camagźey Province. The whole sample treated with ozone was 168 310 patients (children and adults). The ozone concentrations used were between 30 and 40 mg/L. The ozone administration ways used were: rectal, autohemotherapy, intramuscular, subconjunctival and local treatment using gas bag and ozonized oil. Patients received more than five cycle of ozone treatment. The medical fields were ozone was more applied were: opthalmology (Retinitis Pigmentosa with more than 12 000 patients treated, glaucoma, maculopathy, etc.), neurology, orthopedics, angiology, rheumatology, geriatrics, among them. Rectal administration was the way of application more used. In general, the clinical results were very good, taking into account the high percent of patients that showed a recovery in signs and symptoms of their illness, without side effects. According to an economical point of view, ozone therapy was cheaper than the conventional treatments with antibiotics, analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, etc. Savings of 138 431.95 pesos were achieved. All these results are a proof of the effectiveness and advantages of this therapy.