Vol 11, No 2 (2012)

Articles

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation of the patients presenting with rheumatoid 3 arthritis (Part 2)

Bogolyubov V.M., Sidorov V.D.
Russian Journal of Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation. 2012;11(2):3-11
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THE POSSIBILITIES FOR MICROCURRENT REFLEXOTHERAPY OF THE HEMIPARETIC FORM OF CEREBRAL PALSY IN THE CHILDREN

Ukhanova T.A., Gorbunov F.E.

Abstract

The present study included the children aged between 2 and 7 years with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy and hemiparesis. Thirty two patients of the main group were given rehabilitative treatment in the form of microcurrent reflexotherapy in combination with conventional treatments, such as pharmacotherapy, massage, remedial gymnastics. Thirty two patients of the control group were given only conventional treatments. The conditions of all the 64 patients improved; specifically, their spastic muscular tone decreased whereas the volume of active and passive movements of the extremities increased. The progress in manipulative activity of the upper extremities under the action of microcurrent reflexotherapy was 1,7 times more pronounced than in the control patients. Twenty (62%) patients of the main group acquired new motor skills (hand opening, keeping the objects in hands, forearm supination) compared with 12 (37%) patients of the control group. The follow-up studies during 6 months showed that the improvement achieved with the use of microcurrent reflexotherapy persisted in all the patients of the main group and only in 6 (32%) patients of the control group.
Russian Journal of Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation. 2012;11(2):12-15
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THE APPLICATION OF HYPERBARIC OXYGENOTHERAPY AND GENERAL MAGNETIC THERAPY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA IN THE CHILDREN

Davydkin N.F., Denisova O.I., Kaganova T.I.

Abstract

The objective of the present work was to study dynamics of clinical and ultrasonic characteristics in the children presenting with cerebral ischemia of moderate severity who had been treated with the application of the physiotherapeutic modalities. The methods of hyperbaric oxygenation and general magnetic therapy proposed in this study for the treatment of cerebral ischemia in the children make it possible to improve its efficacy due to early and intensive elimination of the main clinical manifestations of the disease
Russian Journal of Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation. 2012;11(2):15-17
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THE USE OF PHOTOTHERAPY FOR THE CORRECTION OF OXIDATIVE STRESS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPERIMENTAL CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

Kayumova Y.D.

Abstract

In order to study the status of oxidant and antioxidant systems, as well as the phospholipid spectrum of erythrocytes in the course of phototherapy with the use of ceramic-coated light bulbs, we performed the analysis of blood obtained from the laboratory rats with experimentally induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It was demonstrated that the rats with experimental COPD underwent intensification of the free-radical oxidation processes in conjunction with the changes of the phospholipid profile. Moreover, the total number of phospholipids was altered (decreased) whereas the amount of lysoforms and free fatty acids in the membranes of red blood cells increased. It is concluded that phototherapy with the use of ceramic-coated light bulbs improves the above characteristics in comparison with those of animals presenting with experimental chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that did not receive such treatment.
Russian Journal of Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation. 2012;11(2):18-20
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THE COMPARATIVE EFFICIENCY OF COMBINED THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES INCLUDING PELOID THERAPY IN THE AGED PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH OSTEOARTHROSIS

Titskaya E.V., Miryutova N.F.

Abstract

The present study involved 60 patients presenting with osteoarthrosis (OA) (mean age 65.7 +- 1.0 years). It was shown that the combined treatment including the application of low-temperature (23-25 oC) peolids and a low-frequency pulsed magnetic field (up to 200 mT) had a considerable influence on the clinical symptoms and functional characteristics of the patients, such as manifestations of reactive synovitis and arthrogenic contractures, muscular contractility, and regional microcirculation. Moreover, the combined treatment with the use of peloid therapy and low-intensity infrared laser radiation exerted a somewhat more pronounced antioxidative, adaptogenic, and immunomodulatory action. It is concluded that the use of physical factors at low doses for the treatment of osteoarthrosis in the aged subjects assures good therapeutic efficacy and is well tolerated by the patients.
Russian Journal of Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation. 2012;11(2):21-25
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REHABILITATION OF THE CHILDREN WITH KNEE JOINT PATHOLOGY FOLLOWING ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY BASED AT A REHABILITATIVE HEALTH CENTRE

Gumerov R.A., Abzalilov A.A., Yumaguzin U.U., Gumerov A.A., Gallyamov E.M.

Abstract

We examined 88 children aged between 7 and 15 years who had undergone various operations on the knee joint. The main group consisted of 44 patients whose rehabilitation was based at a rehabilitative health centre with the application of silt peloids and mineral baths. The rehabilitation of the patients of the control group (44 children) was carried out in local clinics at the place of residence with the use of physiotherapeutic modalities and massage. The rehabilitative procedures were applied at intervals of 1-3 months following arthroscopic operations. The analysis of the outcomes of therapy showed that the use of the natural physical factors for the rehabilitation of patients who underwent operations on the knee joint is more effective than the traditional outpatient treatment. Specifically, the frequency of positive results increased by 1.5 times whereas that of unsatisfactory results was reduced in comparison with the control group.
Russian Journal of Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation. 2012;11(2):26-29
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THE RATIONALE FOR THE USE OF OZONOTHERAPY IN THE COMBINED TREATMENT OF THE PSORIATIC PATIENTS

Baityakov V.V., Kungurov N.V., Filimonkova N.N.

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to estimate the efficacy of ozonotherapy in 84 patients at the age from 18 to 66 years during the progressive phase of vulgar diffuse psoriasis. The patients of the main group (n = 42) were treated by intravenous administration of an ozonated physiological solution and followed up for the elucidation of dynamics of the clinical course of the disease, peculiarities of the process of phagocytosis, characteristics of cellular immunity, and serum concentrations of circulating immune complexes, medium-molecular weight peptides, seromucoid, and C-reactive protein. The psoriatic patients were found to exhibit the enhanced devouring and killing activities of neutrophils, disbalance in the T-cell immunity system, endotoxicosis, immunocomplex syndrome, and elevated levels of acute phase proteins. Ozonotherapy resulted in a more favourable clinical picture of psoriasis, improved the patients’ quality of life, normalized the T-lymphocyte subpopulation ratio, reduced the levels of circulating immune complexes, medium-molecular weight peptides, and acute phase proteins.
Russian Journal of Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation. 2012;11(2):29-32
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THE MANY-YEAR EXPERIENCE WITH THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL TREATMENT USING MINERAL WATERS AND LOCAL PEAT PELOIDS OF THE KASHIN SPA RESORT

Strakhov O.I., Poshtar’ A.S.

Abstract

The spa resort at the town of Kashin was founded in 1884 based at the local natural therapeutic resources. The personnel of the resort have accumulated the many-year experience with the treatment of a variety of pathological conditions using mineral waters of different salt composition and local peat peloids. The data on the history of the resort, methods employed, and clinical observations are reported in conjunction with the main results of the treatment. The objective of this publication is to familiarize a wide circle of specialists with the work of an oldest rehabilitative health facility of Central Russia.
Russian Journal of Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation. 2012;11(2):33-36
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MEDICO-SOCIAL REHABILITATION OF THE PEOPLE WITH IMPAIRED VISION BY MEANS OF LANDSCAPE ORGANIZATION OF SPECIALIZED ECOLOGICAL TRAILS

Dovganyuk A.I.

Abstract

Information concerning the approaches to projecting specialized ecological trails for blind and visually impaired people is presented. Interesting recommendations for the landscape organization are proposed that permit to achieve not only scenic and aesthetic effects but also therapeutic ones. The authors recommend the choice of plants for various types of mini-gardens, such as “fragrant” gardens, coniferous gardens, bark and bird gardens, fruit and herb gardens to be located along ecological trails. Moreover, these plants can be used for the beautification purposes in combination with the landscape architecture under conditions of Central Russia. Such landscape therapy projects can be realized at the territories of specialized rehabilitative health centres and other health care facilities.
Russian Journal of Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation. 2012;11(2):37-40
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THE ROLE OF PHYSICAL FACTORS IN THE REHABILITATION OF THE PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

Kulikov A.G., Orel A.M., Tabiev V.I.

Abstract

Considered in this overview are the main aspects of etiology and clinical manifestations of ankylosing spondylitis in conjunction with the general principles of its treatment. The results of the management of ankylosing spondylitis with the use of physiotherapeutic modalities are presented. The information about the use of traditional physiotherapy, viz. radon baths, peloid therapy, laser therapy, electrophoresis, etc., are presented. The data on the application of new rehabilitation technologies are reported, such as general cryotherapy, general magnetic therapy, and low-frequency ultrasonic treatment. The inclusion of physiotherapeutic methods in the complex rehabilitation of the patients presenting with ankylosing spondylitis promotes the improvement of the clinical course of the disease, the strengthening of the functional capacity of the patients, and the lengthening of the remission periods.
Russian Journal of Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation. 2012;11(2):40-47
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THE APPLICATION OF EXTREMELY HIGH-FREQUENCY THERAPY TO CLINICAL PRACTICE (PART 1)

Istomina I.S.

Abstract

The author discusses the modern concepts of extremely high-frequency therapy (EHFT), milliwave therapy (MWT), microwave resonance therapy MRT), information-wave therapy (IWT), and phono-resonance therapy (PRT) in conjunction with the indications and contraindications for the application of these modalities for the treatment of various diseases. The special emphasis is laid on the application of EHF therapy in cardiology and neurology.
Russian Journal of Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation. 2012;11(2):47-52
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Guidelines on the “Application of singlet oxygen therapy 53 for the combined treatment of diabetes mellitus”

Samosyuk I.Z., Zubkova S.T., Chukhraeva E.N., Samosyuk N.I., Tkalina A.V., Zachatko T.M.
Russian Journal of Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation. 2012;11(2):53-56
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