OxyFile #462


The Use of Ozone in Medicine. Casuistical Analysis

I. Jiménez, G. Aguiler, R. Moro, E. L. Torrez, P. Dominguez.

Clinical Surgical Provincial Hospital, Villa Clara, Cuba.

Properties which determine its industrial as well as medical use 
are given to ozone, allotropic variety of oxygen, characterized by 
triatomic molecules. Among its medical properties we can mention: 
antimicrobial, antiviral, antimicotic, improve the supply of 
oxygen to hipoxemically affected tissue areas and reactives oxygen 
metabolism capacities of cell, being very useful in the treatment 
of many pathologies. Furthermore, its satisfactory results and its 
low cost, in comparison with other terapeutic agents, justify also 
its application. Our study shows the casuistical analysis in 
45.000 patients treated  in the Ozone Therapy Department of the 
Provincial Hospital of Villa Clara, in a six  year period, 
pointing out the different medical specialities and pathologies in 
which ozone was used as therapeutic agent alone or combined with 
other therapies and its efficacy. 


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