The use of halotherapy for the rehabilitation of patients with acute bronchitis and a protracted and recurrent course
L V Borisenko, A V Chervinskaia, N G Stepanova, V S Luk’ian, V A Goncharova, I V Pokhodzeĭ, V Z Krivitskaia, L A Vishniakova, M A Pokhaznikova, M E Faustova, et al.
Halotherapy was used for rehabilitation in 25 patients with acute bronchitis of long-standing and recurrent types. The main therapeutic action was ensured by aerodispersed medium saturated with dry highly dispersed sodium chloride aerosol, the required mass concentration being maintained in the range of 1 to 5 mg/m3. Therapy efficacy was controlled through assessment of clinical, functional, immunological and microbiological findings. Metabolic activity values were taken into consideration as well. Positive dynamics of the function indices in the clinical picture resulted from elimination of pathogenic agents, control of slowly running inflammatory lesions and stimulation of some immune system factors. Favourable changes in metabolic activity were present: normalization of serotonin excretion, marked decrease of unbalance in lipid peroxidation-antioxidant system.