OUR EXPERIENCES IN THE USE OF OZONE THERAPY IN THE ELDERLY.
M. Casas, B. Conde, F. Ramos.
Camilo Cienfuegos Provincial Hospital, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.
WŠhrend fŸnf Jahren (1991-1995) verwendeten wir Ozon-Therapie in der Behandlung verschiedener Krankheiten bei Šlteren Personen wie z.B. obere und unterere Atemwegsinfektion, Arthrose, Pneumonie oder ImmunschwŠche. Die statistische Analyse zeigte eine Verbesserung in mehr als 80% der behandelten Patienten. Unter den Patienten, die mit Ozon behandelt wurden, waren keine Nebenwirkungen oder UnvertrŠglichkeiten beobachtet worden. Es wird geschlossen, dass Ozon-Therapie bei geriatrischen Patienten als eine wichtige therapeutische Wahl zu betrachten ist.
During five years (1991-1995) we have used ozone therapy in the treatment of different diseases that are present in the elderly, for example upper and lower respiratory infections, arthrosis, pneumonia, immunodeficiency. A statistical analysis showed improvement in more than 80 % of the treated patients. No side-effects or intolerance was present among the patients treated with ozone. It is concluded that ozone therapy is an important therapeutic option to be considered in geriatric patients.
THE USE OF OZONE IN MEDICINE. CASUISTICAL ANALYSIS.
I. JimŽnez, G. Aguiler, R. Moro, E. L. Torrez, P. Dom’nguez.
Clinical Surgical Provincial Hospital, Villa Clara, Cuba.
Properties which determine its industrial as well as medical use are given to ozone, allotropic variety of oxygen, characterized by triatomic molecules. Among its medical properties we can mention: antimicrobial, antiviral, antimicotic, improve the supply of oxygen to hipoxemically affected tissue areas and reactives oxygen metabolism capacities of cell, being very useful in the treatment of many pathologies. Furthermore, its satisfactory results and its low cost, in comparison with other terapeutic agents, justify also its application. Our study shows the casuistical analysis in 45.000 patients treated in the Ozone Therapy Department of the Provincial Hospital of Villa Clara, in a six year period, pointing out the different medical specialities and pathologies in which ozone was used as therapeutic agent alone or combined with other therapies and its efficacy.
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 CamagŸey 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.
Behavior of adverse reactions in patients treated with ozone therapy.
Rodr’guez M., Betancourt Y., Mapol—n Y., Recio E., Palma M. and Harrys C. (Cuba)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the presence or not of side effects, as well as the grade of satisfaction, in 100 patients treated with ozone therapy in the "Orfilio Pel‡ez Molina" Provincial Center of Retinitis Pigmentosa, in CamagŸey Province. The ozone was applied by rectal administration, at a concentration of 41 mg/L and 200 mL, for a total of 20 sessions. The majority of cases were in the age group of 25 - 35 years and of male sex. The more common patology were optalmological diseases and giardiasis. None of the patients treated showed any sign of adverse reactions or undesirable effects due to the therapy applied. This study is in agreement with the literature, because when ozone therapy is applied in an appropriate way (concentration, doses, ways of application) any deletereous effect is present. Also, a good and fast recovery of the patients was achieved, improving their quality of life, with less cost in medicine and considerable savings from the social security point of view.
Adverse reactions in ozone therapy.
PŽrez L.J., Rom‡n C. and Garc’a. (Cuba)
The aim of this paper is to describe the presence or not of adverse reactions during and after the applications of ozone therapy in patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa in the last ten years. A retrospective study was done with 2486 Retinitis Pigmentosa patients in the "Camilo Cienfuegos" International Retinitis Pigmentosa Center, from January 1993 to January 2003. Major autohemotherapy, 15 applications, (with an ozone concentration of 40 mg/mL and 50 mL of volume) or rectal insufflations (with the same number of ozone applications and ozone concentration, with a volume of 100 mL) were applied to these patients. The results demonstrated that 8 patients referred some kind of adverse reactions: 2 with nauseas, other 2 with stomach depletion, euphoria in 2, unusual fatigue in 1 and metal taste in 1; 5 of them receiving rectal insufflations. This represents the 0.001 % of the total of patients treated. No ophthalmic side effects were observed in this group. Conclusion: In our institution the ozone therapy has been found to be an extremely safe medical therapy, free from side effects.