[Efficacy of therapeutic use of ultrasound and sinusoidal modulated currents combed with halotherapy in patient with occupational toxic-dust bronchitis]

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2001 Jan-Feb:(1):26-7.
[Article in Russian]


Immunological and cardiorespiratory characteristics were studied in 88 alloy industry workers with occupational toxic-dust bronchitis who received the following therapy: sinusoidal modulated currents (SMC), ultrasound (US) on the chest, halotherapy (HT) (52 patients, group 1); SMC + HT (10 patients, group 2); US + HT (15 patients, group 3); HT (11 patients, group 4). The patients did also therapeutic exercise and were massaged (chest). It was found that device physiotherapy (SMC, US) in combination with HT raise the treatment efficacy to 86.5%. This combined treatment is recommended both for treatment and prevention of obstructive syndrome in toxic-dust bronchitis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aerosols*
  • Bronchitis / chemically induced
  • Bronchitis / immunology
  • Bronchitis / therapy*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Dust*
  • Hazardous Substances*
  • Humans
  • Massage
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / chemically induced
  • Occupational Diseases / therapy*
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Ultrasonic Therapy*


  • Aerosols
  • Dust
  • Hazardous Substances