18 Enero 2018
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Abstract

AIM:

To investigate the course of CNPIC in young men treated with general and local ozone therapy.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

306 patients underwent standard treatment concurrently with local and systemic ozone therapy. Clinical-laboratory and instrumental parameters were evaluated before and after treatment. In addition, the blood flow of the prostate, prostatic urethra and skin at the projection point of the prostate was studied.

RESULTS:

Standard treatment of CNPIC with the concurrent use of general and local ozone therapy resulted in a reduction of pain intensity and severity of dysuria, improvement of the sexual function and quality of life of men. There was an increase in blood flow in the arteries and veins of the prostate, a decrease in the prostate size and volume. The study findings showed an almost twofold decrease of the mean values of the CNPIC clinical index during treatment. In the prostate secretion, the leukocyte count decreased from 29.29+/-0.67 to 4.75+/-0.15. A statistically significant (p<0.001) decrease in all sizes of the prostate was observed: height (upper) from 40.99+/-0.22 to 39.13+/-0.21 mm, width (transverse dimension) from 41.94+/-0.21 to 39.94+/-0.22 mm, and thickness (anteroposterior size) from 30.52+/-0.20 to 29.15+/-0.18 mm. Prostate volume also decreased from 27.78+/-0.42 to 24.10+/-0.36 cm (p<0.001).

KEYWORDS:

chronic nonbacterial prostatitis; drug therapy; ozone therapy

18 Enero 2018
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Skin can be infected by many types of microorganisms, most commonly by gram‑positive strains of Staphylococcus and Streptococcus spp. Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) infections, particularly that of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a challenge in clinical practice. Ozone therapy has proven to be one of the strongest antiseptics against the majority of microorganisms involved in skin infections. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the microbicidal effects of topical ozone therapy on S. aureus and MRSA, and determine the clinical efficacy of ozone therapy on patients with MRSA skin infection. Microbicidal effects of ozonated oil and ozonated water were determined by plating and Kirby Bauer methods. Clinical efficacy and safety of topical ozone were evaluated in two cases with skin MRSA infection. The killing rates of ozonated oil for S. aureus and MRSA were greater when compared with the control oil group. Almost 100% of S. aureus were eliminated by ozonated oil following 5 min. Almost 100% MRSA were eliminated by ozonated oil following 15 min. In addition, 100% S. aureus and 100% MRSA were eliminated by ozonated water in 1 min. The inhibition zone diameters of ozonated oil for S. aureus and MRSA were 17 and 13 mm, respectively, which were significantly larger than the control group. Both cases of skin MRSA infection were completely healed with ozone therapy. In conclusion, ozone therapy is a potential treatment for S. aureus and MRSA skin infection as it has great efficacy, few side effects and low‑costs.

18 Enero 2018
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Recent studies showed that the circulating stress hormones, epinephrine and corticosterone/cortisol, are involved in mediating ozone-induced pulmonary effects through the activation of the sympathetic-adrenal-medullary (SAM) and hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axes. Hence, we examined the role of adrenergic and glucocorticoid receptor inhibition in ozone-induced pulmonary injury and inflammation. Male 12-week old Wistar-Kyoto rats were pretreated daily for 7days with propranolol (PROP; a non-selective β adrenergic receptor [AR] antagonist, 10mg/kg, i.p.), mifepristone (MIFE; a glucocorticoid receptor [GR] antagonist, 30mg/kg, s.c.), both drugs (PROP+MIFE), or vehicle controls, and then exposed to air or ozone (0.8ppm), 4h/d for 1 or 2 consecutive days while continuing drug treatment. Ozone exposure alone led to increased peak expiratory flow rates and enhanced pause (Penh); with greater increases by day 2. Receptors blockade minimally affected ventilation in either air- or ozone-exposed rats. Ozone exposure alone was also associated with marked increases in pulmonary vascular leakage, macrophage activation, neutrophilic inflammation and lymphopenia. Notably, PROP, MIFE and PROP+MIFE pretreatments significantly reduced ozone-induced pulmonary vascular leakage; whereas PROP or PROP+MIFE reduced neutrophilic inflammation. PROP also reduced ozone-induced increases in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) IL-6 and TNF-α proteins and/or lung Il6 and Tnfα mRNA. MIFE and PROP+MIFE pretreatments reduced ozone-induced increases in BALF N-acetyl glucosaminidase activity, and lymphopenia. We conclude that stress hormones released after ozone exposure modulate pulmonary injury and inflammatory effects through AR and GR in a receptor-specific manner. Individuals with pulmonary diseases receiving AR and GR-related therapy might experience changed sensitivity to air pollution.

 

 

 

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