Respiratory

Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2010 May-Jun;(3):32-5.

Correction of immune and mediator characteristics by low-frequency magnetotherapy in children who frequently fall ill.

[Article in Russian]

[No authors listed]

Abstract

The objective of this work was to compare characteristics of clinical condition and immune status of children with repeated respiratory diseases of different clinical and nosological forms after standard treatment and magnetotherapy. It was shown that magnetotherapy produces well-apparent immunocorrective effects in children with the affected upper and lower respiratory tracts including patients with bronchial obstruction syndrome. Positive changes of both cellular and humoral immunity characteristics were documented coupled to the improvement of serum cortisol levels. Results of the study give reason to recommend inclusion of magneotherapy in the combined treatment of children with repeated respiratory diseases.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2007 Sep-Oct;(5):24-6.

Infitatherapy of children with bronchial asthma

[Article in Russian]

Konova OM, Markarov GS, Zaslavski? AIu.

Abstract

Use of nonmedicamental methods of treatment assists to improve the control of children’s bronchial asthma clinical course. Pulsed low-frequency electromagnetic field regulates the state of central and vegetative nervous system and improves psychological status of child. Inphytotherapy has bronchial spasmolytic and immune correction effects.

Electromagn Biol Med. 2007;26(4):311-3.

Utilization of extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields in chronic disease; five years experience: three case reports.

Mancuso M, Ghezzi V, Di Fede G.

Institute of Biological Medicine, Milano, Italy.

Abstract

We present three examples of the use of ELF magnetic therapy, two cases of multiple sclerosis and one of chronic pulmonary disease. In each of the two MS cases the Seqex device was applied as an adjunct to antioxidant medication two times a week for six weeks. Radiological and MRI examination indicated improvement in the two MS patients and stabilization in the patient with obstructive pulmonary disease following merely five treatments.

Probl Tuberk Bolezn Legk. 2007;(4):8-10.

Impact of various millimeter-range electromagnetic radiation schedules on immunological parameters in patients with respiratory sarcoidosis.

[Article in Russian]

Borisov SB, Shpykov AS, Terent’eva NA.

Abstract

The paper analyzes the impact of various millimeter-range electromagnetic radiation schedules on immunological parameters in 152 patients with new-onset respiratory sarcoidosis. It shows that the immunomodulatory effect of millimeter-range therapy depends on the treatment regimen chosen. There is evidence for the advantages of millimeter-range noise electromagnetic radiation.

Acta Physiol Hung. 2003;90(4):327-34.

The effect of the pulsatile electromagnetic field in children suffering from bronchial asthma.

Sadlonova J, Korpas J, Salat D, Miko L, Kudlicka J.

Ist Internal Clinic, Teaching Hospital Martin, Martin, Slovakia. sadlonova@jfmed.uniba.sk

From the bibliography it is well known that pulsatile electromagnetic field has an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. It causes vasodilatation, myorelaxation, hyper-production of connective tissue and activation of the cell membrane. Therefore our aim was to study the possible therapeutic effect of pulsatile electromagnetic field in asthmatic children. Forty-two children participating in this study were divided in two groups. The 1st group consisting of 21 children (11 females, 10 males, aged 11.8 +/- 0.4 yr) was treated by pulsatile electromagnetic field and pharmacologically. The 2nd group served as control, consisting also of 21 children (11 females, 10 males, aged 11.7 +/- 0.3 yr) and was treated only pharmacologically. Therapeutic effect of the pulsatile electromagnetic field was assessed on the basis of pulmonary tests performed by means of a Spirometer 100 Handi (Germany). The indexes FVC, IVC, ERV, IRV, FEV1, FEV1/FVC%, MEF75,50,25, PEF, PIF and the changes of the flow-volume loop were also registered. The pulsatile electromagnetic field was applied by means of the device MTU 500H, Therapy System (Brno, Czech Republic) for 5 days, two times daily for 30 minutes (magnetic induction: 3 mT, frequency: 4 Hz as recommended by the manufacturer). The results in children of the 1st group showed an improvement of FVC of about 70 ml, IVC of about 110 ml, FEV1 of about 80 ml, MEF75 of about 30 ml, PEF of about 480 ml, PIF of about 550 ml. The increases of ERV, IRV and FEV1/FVC and decreases of MEF25,50 were statistically insignificant. The results in the 2nd group were less clear. The flow-volume loop showed a mild improvement in 14 children. This improvement in the 2nd group was less significant. The clinical status of children and their mood became better. We believe that the pulsatile electro-magnetotherapy in children suffering from asthma is effective. On the basis of our results we can recommend it as a complementary therapy.

Bratisl Lek Listy. 2002;103(7-8):260-5.

The effect of the pulsatile electromagnetic field in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchial asthma.

Sadlonova J, Korpas J, Vrabec M, Salat D, Buchancova J, Kudlicka J.

Department of Internal Medicine, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Martin, Slovakia. sadlonova@jfmed.uniba.sk

Abstract

Pulsatile electromagnetotherapy (PETh) stimulates biological tissues and processes; it modulates ion exchange across cell membranes and thus regulates the tone of smooth muscles. On the basis of these effects we hypothetized that PETh might treat COPD and bronchial asthma. We examined 117 (61 females, 56 males) adult patients who were decided in 4 groups. The 1st consisted of 16 patients with COPD who were treated by PETh and pharmacologically. The 2nd group (control) consisted of 24 patients with COPD who were treated only with medicaments. The 3rd group consisted of 37 asthmatics, treated by PETh and medicaments. The 4th group (control) consisted of 40 asthmatics treated only with medicaments. The effectiveness of PETh was assessed by lung function tests, which were performed using a Spirometer 100 Handi (Germany). We measured FVCex, FEV1, percentage of FEV1/FVCex, MEF25, 50, 75, PEF and registered the flow-volume loops. PETh was applied by apparatus MTU 500H (Therapy System, Czech Republic). It was administered 10 doses; once daily for 20 min, with a frequency of 4.5 Hz and a magnetic induction 3 T. The initial 3 doses were about 25% lower then the later doses. PETh was very effective in patients with COPD. The measured indexes improved about 200-660 ml or ml x s(-1), except FVC. PETh was less effective in asthmatics. Most indices improved without statistical significance, about 50-620 ml or ml x s(-1). The indices of FEV1/FVC and MEF25 deteriorated. The changes in controls without PETh were very small. (Tab. 2, Fig. 1, Ref. 19.)

Bratisl Lek Listy. 2000;101(2):71-7.

The sensitivity of tussiphonography for assessing the effectiveness of treatment.

Korpas J, Salat D, Sadlonova J, Vrabec M, Kudlicka J.

Department of Pathophysiology, Jessenius Medical School Martin, Slovakia.

Our previous studies have demonstrated that tussiphonogram is suitable not only for the detection of pathological condition in the respiratory tract but also for treatment effectiveness assessment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the possibilities of tussiphonography in detection of already little pathological changes in the airways and lungs. Therefore the changes of voluntary cough sound indexes were compared with pulmonary function tests in selected group of asthmatics before and after a pulsatile electromagnetic therapy in which the effect of therapy on pulmonary function tests was minimal. After magnetotherapy in 18 patients with increased expiratory forced lung capacity by 7.3% and increased peak inspiratory flow by 31.7% in average the voluntary cough sound intensity decreased by 37.8%, the sound duration shortened by 11% and the sound pattern showed the tendency to normalization. The improvement of mentioned cough indexes was absent in 17 patients who were treated by magnetotherapy too, but at the same time suffered from respiratory viral infection and in 22 patients treated only with climatotherapy and antiasthmatics. Changes of flow-volume loops in patients were not in the close relation to other followed indices. The correlation analysis showed a functional connection in relative differences of cough sound indices and some pulmonary function tests. The results confirmed the suitability of tussiphonography to indicate even mild pathological changes in respiratory tract. (Fig. 4, Ref. 21.)

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1997 Nov-Dec;(6):14-5.

The use of a pulsed traveling magnetic field in patients with chronic obstructive bronchitis.

[Article in Russian]

Achkasov VV.

A course treatment with pulse running magnetic field generated by ALIMP-1 unit of patients with chronic obstructive bronchitis provides a subjective response, higher exercise tolerance due to improved function of the external respiration. The inductors-solenoids are fixed tangentially on the chest by means of the jacket.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1996 Mar-Apr;(2):13-5.

The rehabilitative treatment of children with bronchial asthma.

[Article in Russian]

Alymkulov DA, To?chieva FM, Saralinova GM, Le?kina LF.

Abstract

Staged regimen of decimetric wave electromagnetic therapy and microclimate of high altitude salt mines were used in sanatorium treatment of children with bronchial asthma. Pretreatment with the above magnetic field induced positive changes in the reflex-segmental zone which reflected in better adaptation to the high altitude climate. The latter promoted beneficial rearrangement of respiratory function and cardiovascular system.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1995 May-Jun;(3):12-4.

An evaluation of the effect of magnetic-laser therapy on external respiratory function in complicated forms of acute pneumonia in children.

[Article in Russian]

Gaidashev EA, Lebedev KN, Khristoforov VN, Biriukov VV, Gatkin EIa.

The authors studied the effects of magnetic laser therapy (MLT) on external respiration, blood transport of gas and clinical course of acute destructive pneumonia in children aged 1-12 years. It was established that energy of infrared laser combined with magnetic field reduces the severity of acute respiratory insufficiency, treatment course, prevents destructive complications in children with infiltrative acute destructive pneumonia.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1995 Nov-Dec;(6):16-8.

The efficacy of using an electromagnetic field of extremely high frequency (54-78 GHz) in treating patients with chronic nonspecific lung disease.

[Article in Russian]

Danilenko SR, Shatrov AA, Gerasimovich OI.

Abstract

After a trial of the therapeutic complex including extra high frequency electromagnetic field in 154 patients with chronic bronchitis and bronchial asthma high efficacy of EHF-therapy was stated in the above diseases.

Vestn Otorinolaringol. 1995 Nov-Dec;(6):11-5.

Effectiveness of local magnetic field of the acoustic frequency of patients with acute inflammatory diseases of the larynx.

[Article in Russian]

Tarasov DI, Nikolaev MP, Aliev MA.

The authors have tried alternative magnetic field of sound frequency in patients with acute inflammatory diseases of the larynx. The above modality proved highly efficient in view of its bacteriological, immunomodulating and detoxication actions at cellular level, which make the method promising in physiotherapy of acute inflammation.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1994 May-Jun;(3):6-10.

A validation for the combined transcerebral exposure to a UHF field and to decimeter waves in the area of the splenic projection in bronchial asthma.

[Article in Russian]

Maliavin AG, Rychkova MA, Nikoda NV.

Abstract

Thirty patients with bronchial asthma of moderate severity in unstable remission were treated with transcerebral UHF electric field and decimeter waves on the spleen region. Clinical and laboratory postexposure findings provided evidence in favour of the regimens used. Tolerance of the procedures, comparative efficacy regarding the clinico-pathogenetic variant, probable mechanisms of therapeutic action are discussed.

Voen Med Zh, 3, 1989, . 35-36.

The Efficacy of the Use of Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields in Chronic Bronchitis

Iurlov VM, Eksareva TA, Dolodarenko VF.

Low frequency electromagnetic field therapy and treatment with pulsed electromagnetic fields were effective in patients suffering from chronic bronchitis in combined treatment with drug therapies in this double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Magnetic field therapy consisted of a total of 15, 15 to 20 minute daily exposures.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2005 Jan-Feb;(1):19-22.

Physiotherapy with rotating pulse magnetic field in combined therapy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

[Article in Russian]

Lobanov AIu, Gilinskaia NIu, Chereiskaia NK.

Rationale and technique are proposed and clinical trial has been made of efficacy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment with impacts of rotating impulse magnetic field (RIMF) from the device Polyus-VIEM (two fields, induction 48-72 mTe, reversive rotation, 4-6 s reversion duration, 20-30 Hz, 7-10 min exposure of each field, 7-10 procedures). The addition of RIMF in combined treatment of COPD improves treatment and shortens its duration.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1995 May-Jun;(3):12-4.

An evaluation of the effect of magnetic-laser therapy on external respiratory function in complicated forms of acute pneumonia in children.

[Article in Russian]

Gaidashev EA, Lebedev KN, Khristoforov VN, Biriukov VV, Gatkin EIa.

The authors studied the effects of magnetic laser therapy (MLT) on external respiration, blood transport of gas and clinical course of acute destructive pneumonia in children aged 1-12 years. It was established that energy of infrared laser combined with magnetic field reduces the severity of acute respiratory insufficiency, treatment course, prevents destructive complications in children with infiltrative acute destructive pneumonia.

Vestn Otorinolaringol. 1994 Mar-Apr;(2):27-31.

The clinico-immunological assessment of the efficacy of magnetic-laser therapy in patients with chronic maxillary sinusitis.

[Article in Russian]of

Nikolaev MP, Prozorovskaia KN, Skriabin AS, Popov VV.

Magneto-laser therapy (80 Hz, 0.01 mW/cm2, 12 min) consisting of 10 sessions was performed in patients with maxillary sinusitis (MS). Therapeutic action on the sinus mucosa was conducted through the sinus anterior wall. The magneto-optic attachment coupled with semiconductor laser in the Uzor apparatus was tightly pressed to the facial skin in the sinus projection area. Positive clinical responses associated with stimulation of neutrophil phagocytic activity and with a rise in the portion of rosette-forming neutrophils and Ig A were achieved in 90% of the patients with catarrhal MS and in 83% of those with purulent MS. A 1.5-2-year follow-up registered the effect persistence in 80% and 69% of them, respectively. Compared to standard methods (microwave therapy), magneto-laser treatment was superior both in short-term and long-term effects obtained in purulent MS. The method can be applied in mono- and polytherapy.

Vestn Otorinolaringol. 1991 May-Jun;(3):60-3.

Clinical effectiveness of magnetolaser therapy of vasomotor rhinitis.

[Article in Russian]

Mamedov AF.

Magnet-laser therapy was used to treat vasomotor rhinitis in 90 patients. A constant magnet of 50 mT was applied to the exterior of the nose, and an infrared laser beam was applied via a light-guide to the reflexogenic zones of concha inferior. The radiation power density was 5 mW/cm2. The magnetic exposure time was 6-10 min and the laser exposure time was 3-5 min for each half of the nose. The therapeutic course was 8-12 sessions. The therapeutic results depended on the type of vasomotor rhinitis, clinical disorders, and duration of the disease. Good results were seen in 84 (93.3%) patients out of 90 cases. Stable remission was recorded in 61.1% patients, significant improvement of clinical manifestations of vasomotor rhinitis was observed in 32.2% cases. Best results were reported in patients with autonomic forms of vasomotor rhinitis who suffered from short-term disease and vasodilation disorders.

Wiad Lek. 2003;56(9-10):434-41.

Application of variable magnetic fields in medicine–15 years experience.

[Article in Polish]

Sieron A, Cieslar G.

Katedra i Klinika Chorob Wewnetrznych, Angiologii i Medycyny Fizykalnej SAM, ul. Batorego 15, 41-902 Bytom. sieron@mediclub.pl

The results of 15-year own experimental and clinical research on application of variable magnetic fields in medicine were presented. In experimental studies analgesic effect (related to endogenous opioid system and nitrogen oxide activity) and regenerative effect of variable magnetic fields with therapeutical parameters was observed. The influence of this fields on enzymatic and hormonal activity, free oxygen radicals, carbohydrates, protein and lipid metabolism, dielectric and rheological properties of blood as well as behavioural reactions and activity of central dopamine receptor in experimental animals was proved. In clinical studies high therapeutic efficacy of magnetotherapy and magnetostimulation in the treatment of osteoarthrosis, abnormal ossification, osteoporosis, nasosinusitis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spastic paresis, diabetic polyneuropathy and retinopathy, vegetative neurosis, peptic ulcers, colon irritable and trophic ulcers was confirmed.

Lik Sprava. 2004 Oct-Nov;(7):41-6.Links

Effect of magnetic and ultrasound therapy on clinical manifestations and general parameters of efficiency in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.

[Article in Ukrainian]

Savchenko VI, Samosiuk IZ.

The authors have analized general efficiency coefficients of the treatment of 117 patients with the first diagnized pulmonary tuberculosis. The patients were divided into a control and main group. 61 patients of the main group at the initial stage of complex treatment in addition to a standard chemotherapy have recieved magnetic and ultrasound therapy. During the treatment the patients underwent complex clinical and X-ray examination. The patients of the main group have been detected to have better signs of recovering compared with the control group. The signs were the following: more rapid disappearing of main clinical symptoms, radiological marks of tuberculosis such as focal and infiltrative alterations and decay cavity closing, cessation of bacterioexcretion.

Probl Tuberk. 2001;(2):11-2.

Very high frequency electromagnetic irradiation in multimodal treatment of patients with disseminated infiltrative pulmonary tuberculosis.

[Article in Russian]

Iakovleva LP, Lineva ZE, Mozhokina GN.

Multimodality treatment involving very high-frequency electromagnetic radiation (VHFER) in combination with the antioxidants alpha-tocopherol and sodium thiosulfate, which had been performed in 27 patients with disseminated infiltrative pulmonary tuberculosis, was effective. As compared to patients receiving chemotherapy in combination with electromagnetic radiation (n = 29) and routine chemotherapy alone (n = 29), these patients had more benefits from the multimodality treatment in terms of bacterial isolation cessation and reduced hospital stay by 1.5-2 months, minimal pneumofibrotic changes occurred in 63% of the patients. Combined VHFER and antioxidative therapy were found to exert a normalizing effect on lipid peroxidation and immunity.

Probl Tuberk. 2000;(2):18-21.

Magnetic laser therapy in combination with lymphotropic drugs administration in treating teenagers with common forms of tuberculosis.

[Article in Russian]

Ovsiankina ES, Dobkin VG, Kobulashvili MG, Rusakova LI, Gubkina MF.

The paper shows the efficiency of combined use of magnetic laser therapy (MLT) and lymphotropic drug therapy in 40 teenagers with common forms of tuberculosis. The use of laser makes it possible to modify methods of regional lymphotropic therapy, to prolong its use and increase indications for it. MLT in combination with lymphotropic drug therapy accelerates positive changes and hence enhances the efficiency of tuberculosis treatment.

Probl Tuberk. 1999;(6):30-2.

Impact of combined magnetic and laser radiation of regional pulmonary blood flow in patients with destructive pulmonary tuberculosis.

[Article in Russian]

Iakubenia ON, Tostik SI, Iakubenia GI.

Rheopulmonography was used to study regional pulmonary blood flow in 30 patients with destructive pulmonary tuberculosis before and after combined magnetic and laser radiation (an experimental group) and in 28 patients receiving the routine chemotherapy (a control group). The use of combined exposure of a constant magnetic field and laser radiation was found to promote pulmonary vascular tone, better microcirculatory blood flow, and increased pulse blood filling in the affected portion of the lung.

Probl Tuberk. 1997;(6):50-3.Links

Use of centimetric range microwave therapy in multimodality treatment of patients with destructive pulmonary tuberculosis.

[Article in Russian]

Savula MM, Kravchenko NS.

Centimeter microwave therapy (CMWT) was employed in the multimodality treatment of 50 patients with destructive pulmonary tuberculosis. Its results were compared with a matched control group comprising 43 patients. CMWT increased the rate of decay cavity closure, improved bronchial patency and prevented its deterioration. This was followed by improved lipid peroxidation, antioxidative activity, and an immunological responsiveness of the body.

Probl Tuberk. 1995;(6):17-20.

Significance of the functional state of blood phagocytes in the choice of optimal regime of EHF therapy of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.

[Article in Russian]

Novikova LN, Kaminskaia GO, Efimova LN.

A trial entered 136 patients with active tuberculosis of the lungs. 86 patients received conventional chemotherapy and a course of microwave therapy. Control patients received chemotherapy alone. Phagocyte cell viability and NB-test served as assessment laboratory criteria. Millimetric waves in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis potentiate the treatment efficacy documented as more rapid infiltration resolution and cavern closure through the mechanism of normalization of phagocyte cell function. The choice of wave length is principal: 5.6 mm waves affect phagocyte function negatively, 6.4 mm waves produce more significant positive effect in young patients with new local lesions while 7.1 mm waves in older patients and in severe involvement. In vitro radiation of the patients’ blood using different wave lengths and subsequent performance of NB-test provides objective information for choice of optimal treatment regimen.

Probl Tuberk. 1994;(4):2-4.

Effectiveness of chemotherapy combined with ultrahigh-frequency electromagnetic radiation for the treatment of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.

[Article in Russian]

Khomenko AG, Chukanov VI, Novikova LN.

A procedure was developed to determine the optimum wavelength used for each patient individually. Ultrahigh-frequency electromagnetic radiation was studied in 54 patients with various pulmonary tuberculosis forms for its impact on the course of the disease. Treatment was performed by using a YAVOR device at 6.4 and 7.1 mm. Is was found that following 10 sessions of UHF therapy used in combination with specific chemicals, caverns were closed in 50% of patients 2-3 months after therapy and in the controls 5-6 months later. Infiltrates in the lesion areas were resolved 2-3 weeks after UHF exposure, whereas in the controls 1-2 months following drug therapy alone.

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