Opriţa B., Pandrea C., Dinu B., Aignătoaie B.

Dep. UPU (Emergency Ward) – SMURD, Bucharest Emergency Hospital

Therapeutics, Pharmacology and Clinical Toxicology, Vol XIV, Number 3, September 2010, Pages 201-204

Saltmed – The therapy with sodium chloride dry aerosols

To assess the effects of halotherapy, we conducted a retrospective study on patients with obstructive bronchial disorders (asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), treated in the UPU-SMURD department of the Bucharest Emergency Hospital. The respiratory frequency, the ventricular aspect and the oxygen saturation were measured in all patients (initially and every 20 minutes, for an hour), as well as the blood gases (initially and after an hour). Saline inhalation determines a quicker improvement of parameters defining the respiratory failure in the worsening of obstructive pulmonary diseases.