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Ozone Therapy in Patients with Chronic Gastritis

S. Androsov, L. Eremina, N. Nikolaev, B. Sarantzev, 
O. Maslennikov.

Nizhni Novgorod, Russia.

The aim of this work was to assess the efficiency of ozone therapy 
in patients with chronic gastritis. There were treated 68 patients 
with different forms of chronic gastritis associated with 
Helicobacter pylori (CGV). Every patients underwent a complex of 
clinico-laboratory tests, endoscopic and cytomorphologic 
examination. Clinical effect was observed in 89% of cases, 
including improvement of endoscopic picture in 43 %, and 
histologically valid decrease of inflammatory activity with 
limitation of haemorrhages and normalization of microcirculation 
in gastric mucosa in 71 %. Helicopter pylori (HP) was controlled 
in 29% and HP dissemination was reduced in 23 %. The tension of 
local inmune gastric reactions was increased in 74 % of cases. 19 
patients had minimal side effects that were controlled during the 
first 1-3 days of treatment. According to the accompanied 
pathology there were developed protocols of CGV differential 
treatment including peroral administration of ozonated water and 
ozonated oil, rectal insufflations of ozone/oxygen mixture, 
parenteral infusions of ozonated blood and ozonated liquids, 
acupuncture of biologically active points with ozone/oxygen 
mixture. Besides there were determined indications and 
counterindications to ozone therapy method, the range of necessary 
tests and efficiency criteria. Ozone therapy was found to be 
effective, non-medicament method of CGV treatment with good 
tolerance and easy to use.

Source: 2nd International Symposium on Ozone Applications
        Havana, Cuba - Mach 24-26, 1997.