[The use of halotherapy for the rehabilitation of patients with acute bronchitis and a protracted and recurrent course]

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. Jan-Feb 1995;(1):11-5.
[Article in Russian]

Abstract

Halotherapy was used for rehabilitation in 25 patients with acute bronchitis of long-standing and recurrent types. The main therapeutic action was ensured by aerodispersed medium saturated with dry highly dispersed sodium chloride aerosol, the required mass concentration being maintained in the range of 1 to 5 mg/m3. Therapy efficacy was controlled through assessment of clinical, functional, immunological and microbiological findings. Metabolic activity values were taken into consideration as well. Positive dynamics of the function indices in the clinical picture resulted from elimination of pathogenic agents, control of slowly running inflammatory lesions and stimulation of some immune system factors. Favourable changes in metabolic activity were present: normalization of serotonin excretion, marked decrease of unbalance in lipid peroxidation-antioxidant system.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / blood
  • Bronchitis / diagnosis
  • Bronchitis / etiology
  • Bronchitis / metabolism
  • Bronchitis / rehabilitation*
  • Female
  • Haemophilus / immunology
  • Haemophilus Infections / diagnosis
  • Haemophilus Infections / etiology
  • Haemophilus Infections / metabolism
  • Haemophilus Infections / rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Lung / metabolism
  • Male
  • Microclimate*
  • Middle Aged
  • Physical Therapy Modalities / methods*
  • Pneumococcal Infections / diagnosis
  • Pneumococcal Infections / etiology
  • Pneumococcal Infections / metabolism
  • Pneumococcal Infections / rehabilitation
  • Recurrence
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae / immunology

Substances

  • Antibodies, Bacterial