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Title

[Ozone therapy in lumbar sciatic pain]

Author

D'Erme, M

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Scarchilli, A

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Artale, A M

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Pasquali Lasagni, M

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Medical ozone is a mixture of oxygen and ozone which can be used for several medical applications. Ozone was first applied clinically to the treatment of lumbar sciatic pain peridurally, while Pietrogrande was the first in Italy to report on its intradiscal administration to treat nucleus polposus herniation. On account of these considerations, we have decided to introduce this method in our Institute (I.C.O.T. Latina) as an alternative to surgery in the treatment of lumbar sciatic pain supported by an intradiscal hernia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: September, 1995, to April, 1997, we treated more than 1000 patients with intradiscal ozone infiltration. We prospectively analyzed the first 50 patients, with 6 months' follow-up at least; all of them were preliminarily submitted to clinical examination, electromyography, CT and MRI. After local anesthesia, we injected the disk, with 18-20 G needles and under CT or fluoroscopic guidance, with 12 ml of a mixture of oxygen and ozone at a concentration of 20-30 micrograms/ml. The treatment was repeated two or three more times at intervals of 3, 15 or, when necessary, 30 days. After each treatment, CT follow-ups were carried out and the final follow-up was made 3 months later. RESULTS: We divided our results into clinical and instrumental. As for clinical response, we had 68% positive results (40% excellent, 28% good) and 32% negative results (10% of patients underwent surgery and 22 are under medical and physical treatment). As for CT response, we had 82% positive results (36% excellent, 46% good), while no major changes between pre- and post-treatment CT findings in the remaining 18% of cases. CONCLUSIONS: Ozone therapy, thanks to its ease of execution and noninvasiveness, permits the successful outpatient treatment of lumbar sciatic pain. Moreover, the lack of major complications and the good results obtained compared to other methods, such as chemonucleolysis, percutaneous automated discectomy, microsurgery and conventional surgery, suggest that ozone therapy can be considered the treatment of choice for lumbar sciatic pain and a valid alternative to surgery in many cases.

Publication

La Radiologia Medica

Volume

95

Issue

1-2

Pages

21-24

Date

1998 Jan-Feb

Journal Abbr

Radiol Med

ISSN

0033-8362

URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9636722

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NCBI PubMed

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PMID: 9636722

 

 

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Title

Ozone therapy in ischemic cerebro-vascular disease

Author

Devesa, Evis

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Menéndez, Silvia

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Rodríguez, Maria

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Gómez, Manuel

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García, Josué

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Carballo, Ana

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Díaz, Wilfredo

Abstract

The cerebrovascular disease is an actual health problem, because of the high tendency to produce sequels in those who survive, limiting their physical capacities and their social and familiar development. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of ozone therapy in cerebro vascular disease of ischemic type, in acute, ancient and chronic phase. Ozone was daily administered to 120 patients, during 21 days, by rectal insufflation, in doses according to the enzymatic status. These patients were evaluated by clinical examination and validity tests through the multidimensional evaluation method, before and at the end of the treatment. The clinical stage improved in 88 % of the total of patients treated, obtaining better results in those in acute phase. In the multidimensional evaluation all parameters measured improved, specially daily life activities.

Book Title

Ozone in Medicine: Proceedings of the 11th Ozone World Congress

Place

Stamford, CT

Publisher

International Ozone Association, Pan American Committee

Date

1993

Pages

M-4-10-M-4-18

Language

English

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Title

Ozone Therapy in Degenerative Disc Disease

Author

Lüleci, Nurettin

Author

Özdemir, Ugur

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İrban, Arzu

Abstract

Low back pain is at the second place following respiratory diseases most common cause for application to hospitals. 80-85% of the populations at least once in their life describe any stage of severe back pain. Causes of low back pain are idiopathic, degenerative disc disease, developmental, congenital, traumatic, infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, metabolic etc. Causes of pain mechanical compression and biochemical mediators.

Date

7th - 9th June, 2012

Proceedings Title

Revista Española de Ozonoterapia

Conference Name

III International Congress of AEPROMO

Place

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Publisher

AEPROMO

Volume

2

Pages

57

Series

2

Language

English

ISBN

2174-3215

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