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Laetitia Peultier-Celli, Didier Mainard, Frank Wein, Nicolas Paris, Patrick Boisseau, Alexandre Ferry, René Gueguen, Isabelle Chary-Valckenaere, Jean Paysant, Philippe Perrin
Background: Instability of the knee, related to anterior cruciate ligament injury, is treated by surgical reconstruction. During recovery, a loss of proprioceptive input can have a significant impact. Few studies have evaluated the benefits of rehabilitation of the knee in aquatic environment on functional outcomes. Objective: This study aimed to compare an innovative rehabilitation protocol combining reduced conventional rehabilitation with aquatic rehabilitation, with a conventional rehabilitation, according to the National French Health Authority, in terms of kinetics, development of proprioceptive skills, and functional improvement of the knee...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102940/balneotherapy-in-psoriasis-rehabilitation
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Iván Péter, Anna Jagicza, Zénó Ajtay, Imre Boncz, István Kiss, Katalin Szendi, Péter Kustán, Balázs Németh
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to report a balneotherapy-based psoriasis rehabilitation protocol and assess its effectivity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty psoriatic patients who underwent a 3-week-long inward balneotherapy-based rehabilitation were enrolled. Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) score and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) were determined on admission and before discharge. RESULTS: The mean PASI score and CRP level -determined on admission and before discharge-decreased significantly after the 3-week-long rehabilitation 7...
November 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029618/balneotherapeutic-effects-of-high-mineral-spring-water-on-the-atopic-dermatitis-like-inflammation-in-hairless-mice-via-immunomodulation-and-redox-balance
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Johny Bajgai, Ailyn Fadriquela, Jesmin Ara, Rahima Begum, Md Faruk Ahmed, Cheol-Su Kim, Soo-Ki Kim, Kwang-Yong Shim, Kyu-Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic relapsing allergic inflammatory skin disease that currently affects millions of children and adults worldwide. Drugs used to treat these inflammatory diseases include anti-histamines, corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors but these drugs have their limitations such as adverse effects with their long-term usage. Thus, researcher's interest in several alternative and complementary therapies are continually growing and balneotherapy is one of these approaches...
October 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976107/s1-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-ichthyoses-update
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Vinzenz Oji, Marie-Luise Preil, Barbara Kleinow, Geske Wehr, Judith Fischer, Hans Christian Hennies, Ingrid Hausser, Dirk Breitkreutz, Karin Aufenvenne, Karola Stieler, Illiana Tantcheva-Poór, Stefan Weidinger, Steffen Emmert, Henning Hamm, Ana Maria Perusquia-Ortiz, Irina Zaraeva, Anja Diem, Kathrin Giehl, Regina Fölster-Holst, Kirstin Kiekbusch, Peter Höger, Hagen Ott, Heiko Traupe
Ichthyoses are a group of rare genetic skin disorders that pose numerous clinical challenges, in particular with respect to the correct diagnosis and appropriate management. The present update of the German ichthyosis guidelines addresses recent diagnostic advances that have resulted in the Sorèze consensus classification. In this context, we provide an updated diagnostic algorithm, taking into account clinical features as well as the molecular genetic basis of these disorders. Moreover, we highlight current therapeutic approaches such as psychosocial support, balneotherapy, mechanical scale removal, topical therapy, and systemic retinoid therapy...
October 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956169/clinical-improvement-of-patients-with-osteoarthritis-using-thermal-mineral-water-at-szigetv%C3%A3-r-spa-results-of-a-randomised-double-blind-controlled-study
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Adrienn Hanzel, Krisztina Horvát, Bálint Molics, Károly Berényi, Balázs Németh, Katalin Szendi, Csaba Varga
Since 1966, Szigetvár in Hungary is well recognised as a thermal spa. Many patients suffering from rheumatic diseases are treated with its thermal mineral water. Our objective was to investigate the effects of a 3-week-long outpatient balneotherapy-based rehabilitation program on patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the hips and the knees. During the treatment period, patients received a 30-min underwater jet massage in a bath tub, five times a week. One patient group received jet massage in a bath tub containing mineral water; the other group received the same treatment in tap water...
September 27, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940031/the-role-of-thermal-balneotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-obese-patient-with-knee-osteoarthritis
#6
Stefano Masiero, Filippo Vittadini, Costanza Ferroni, Anna Bosco, Roberto Serra, Anna Chiara Frigo, Antonio Frizziero
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis clinically characterized by joint pain, functional limitation, and reduced quality of life. Several studies have shown a clear link between obesity and higher risk of knee OA. According to the multifactorial OA pathogenesis, the management of this condition requires a multidisciplinary approach. The objective of this study is to evaluate hydrokinesitherapy effects in thermal setting in obese patients with knee OA. Fifty-three patients were assessed for eligibility, of which 33 refused the treatment, while 10 patients dropped out after the enrollment for personal reasons or inability to adhere to the program...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936572/spa-therapy-balneotherapy-relieves-mental-stress-sleep-disorder-and-general-health-problems-in-sub-healthy-people
#7
Bei Yang, Qi-Zhong Qin, Ling-Li Han, Jing Lin, Yu Chen
To investigate the relieving effects of hot spring balneotherapy on mental stress, sleep disorder, general health problems, and women's health problems in sub-healthy people, we recruited 500 volunteers in sub-health in Chongqing, and 362 volunteers completed the project, including 223 in the intervention group and 139 in the control group. The intervention group underwent hot spring balneotherapy for 5 months, while the control group did not. The two groups took questionnaire investigation (general data, mental stress, emotional status, sleep quality, general health problems, as well as some women's health problems) and physical examination (height, weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, blood lipid, blood sugar) 5 months before and after the intervention, respectively...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931990/effect-of-a-21-day-balneotherapy-program-on-blood-cell-counts-ponogen-levels-and-blood-biochemical-indexes-in-servicemen-in-sub-health-condition
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Li Xu, Lin Wu, Tingting Liu, Wenrong Xing, Xinsheng Cao, Shu Zhang, Zongyi Su
[Purpose] The aim of our study was to explore the changes in the blood of servicemen in sub-health conditions during a 21-day balneotherapy program. [Subjects and Methods] For this study, 129 servicemen in sub-health condition were recruited. The subjects were randomly divided into either the balneotherapy group (70) or the control group (59). Subjects in the balneotherapy group received whole-body immersion bath therapy in thermomineral water (30 min daily) for 21 days. Their blood samples were examined 1 day before and after balneotherapy...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884308/spa-therapy-adjunct-to-pharmacotherapy-is-beneficial-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-crossover-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Mine Karagülle, Sinan Kardeş, Rian Dişçi, Müfit Zeki Karagülle
This study aims to investigate whether 2-week spa therapy, as an adjunct to usual pharmacological therapy, has any beneficial effect in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this single-blind crossover study, 50 patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1 manner to receive usual pharmacological therapy plus 2-week spa therapy or usual pharmacological therapy alone (period 1.6 months); after a 9-month washout, patients were crossed over to the opposite assignment (period 2.6 months). Spa therapy program included a daily saline balneotherapy session at 36-37 °C for 20 min except Sundays...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840638/combining-walking-and-relaxation-for-stress-reduction-a-randomized-cross-over-trial-in-healthy-adults
#10
Franziska Matzer, Eva Nagele, Nikolaus Lerch, Christian Vajda, Christian Fazekas
Both physical activity and relaxation have stress-relieving potential. This study investigates their combined impact on the relaxation response while considering participants' initial stress level. In a randomized cross-over trial, 81 healthy adults completed 4 types of short-term interventions for stress reduction, each lasting for 1 hr: (1) physical activity (walking) combined with resting, (2) walking combined with balneotherapy, (3) combined resting and balneotherapy, and (4) resting only. Saliva cortisol, blood pressure, state of mood, and relaxation were measured preintervention and postintervention...
August 25, 2017: Stress and Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646803/effects-of-balneotherapy-on-serum-levels-of-shingosine-1-phosphate-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis
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Esra Aycan Ustyol, Fatih Karaarslan, Seldag Bekpinar, Kagan Ozkuk, Nergis Erdogan
Context • Balneotherapy is one of the most commonly used nonpharmacological interventions for osteoarthritis (OA), but its mechanism of action in relieving pain and stiffness and in improving physical function is not well understood. Studies have found that therapy provokes a series of neuroendocrinal reactions with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a bioactive lipid, has been implicated as an important mediator in the maintenance of physiological processes (eg, vascular barrier integrity) and in pathophysiologic processes such as inflammatory conditions...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634659/effects-of-single-moor-baths-on-physiological-stress-response-and-psychological-state-a-pilot-study
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M Stier-Jarmer, D Frisch, C Oberhauser, G Immich, M Kirschneck, A Schuh
Moor mud applications in the form of packs and baths are widely used therapeutically as part of balneotherapy. They are commonly given as therapy for musculoskeletal disorders, with their thermo-physical effects being furthest studied. Moor baths are one of the key therapeutic elements in our recently developed and evaluated 3-week prevention program for subjects with high stress level and increased risk of developing a burnout syndrome. An embedded pilot study add-on to this core project was carried out to assess the relaxing effect of a single moor bath...
November 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471579/balneotherapy-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-control-trial
#13
Isabel Santos, Pedro Cantista, Carlos Vasconcelos, João Amado
BACKGROUND: The effects of balneotherapy on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are still controversial partly due to poor methodology used in randomized controlled trials, as reported in the international medical literature. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether spa therapy plus pharmacological treatment offers any benefit in the management of RA as compared to pharmacological treatment alone. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, controlled, unblinded randomly assigned study of patients with RA according to American College of Rheumatology criteria...
August 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374734/-the-isolation-of-organic-compounds-from-hydrosulfuric-mineral-waters-with-the-use-of-the-extractive-freezing-out-technique-with-centrifugation
#14
V N Bekhterev, E A Kabina
The mineral waters, enriched with organic substances find extensive application in balneotherapy. The fast and efficient methods for the identification and quantitative measurement of organic compounds (in the first place, organic acids) in such waters need to be developed for the estimation of their quality and biological activity. AIM: The objective of the present study was to elaborate a gas chromatographic method for the determination of monobasic carbonic acids in sulfide-containing mineral waters by means of extractive freezing-out in combination with the application of the centrifugal forces for the elucidation of the metrological characteristics of the compounds of interest...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374725/-the-spa-and-health-resort-based-treatment-of-the-women-of-various-employments-presenting-with-arterial-hypertension
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E L Apsheva, A A El'garov, M A Kalmykova, M A El'garov
AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of balneotherapy for the women of various employments presenting with arterial hypertension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 57 women with stage I (n=29) and II (n=28) hypertension. One study group was comprised of 28 female motor drivers including taxi-drivers (n=12), personal car drivers (n=7), and trolleybus drivers (n=9) at the mean age of 46,2±6,9 years suffering from occupational emotional stress (OES) and systematic psychoemotional tension (PET)...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370534/topical-treatment-of-psoriasis-questionnaire-results-on-topical-therapy-accessibility-and-influence-of-body-surface-area-on-usage
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L Iversen, M M Lange, R Bissonette, A V E Carvalho, P C van de Kerkhof, B Kirby, C E Kleyn, C W Lynde, J M van der Walt, J J Wu
BACKGROUND: Topical treatment of mild to moderate psoriasis is first-line treatment and exhibits varying degrees of success across patient groups. Key factors influencing treatment success are physician topical treatment choice (high efficacy, low adverse events) and strict patient adherence. Currently, no formalized, international consensus guidelines exist to direct optimal topical treatment, although many countries have national guidelines. OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyse cross-regional variations in the use and access of psoriasis topical therapies...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303358/the-effect-of-balneotherapy-on-pain-relief-stiffness-and-physical-function-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-a-meta-analysis
#17
Hiromi Matsumoto, Hiroshi Hagino, Kunihiko Hayashi, Yuki Ideno, Takashi Wada, Toru Ogata, Masami Akai, Atsushi Seichi, Tsutomu Iwaya
This meta-analysis was performed to determine the effect of balneotherapy on relieving pain and stiffness and improving physical function, compared to controls, among patients with knee osteoarthritis. We searched electronic databases for eligible studies published from 2004 to December 31, 2016, with language restrictions of English or Japanese. We screened publications in Medline, Embase, Cochrane library, and the Japan Medical Abstracts Society Database using two approaches, MeSH terms and free words. Studies that examined the effect of balneotherapy for treating knee osteoarthritis of a ≥2-week duration were included...
August 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214187/microbiological-analysis-antimicrobial-activity-and-heavy-metals-content-of-jordanian-ma-in-hot-springs-water
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Muhamad Ali K Shakhatreh, Jacob H Jacob, Emad I Hussein, Majed M Masadeh, Safwan M Obeidat, Abdul-Salam F Juhmani, Mutaz A Abd Al-Razaq
Ma'in hot springs are known as sites of balneotherapy. However, little is known about their microbiology and chemistry. In this study, we aim at evaluating the antimicrobial activity of Ma'in hot-springs water (MHSW), studying its microbiology, and determining its physicochemical properties including the heavy metals content. Therefore, water samples were collected from Ma'in hot springs and tested for antimicrobial activity using agar diffusion method. Water was then cultivated on nutrient agar to isolate and identify the dominant bacteria by chemical and molecular methods...
November 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081312/the-effects-of-balneotherapy-on-acute-process-related-and-cumulative-peripheral-cardiac-responses-and-pulmonary-functions-in-patients-with-musculoskeletal-disorders
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Senem Şaş, Şeyda Toprak Çelenay, Derya Özer Kaya
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of balneotherapy on acute, process-related, and cumulative peripheral cardiac responses and pulmonary functions in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-eight patients with musculoskeletal disorders referred to physiotherapy with balneotherapy were recruited. The patients received balneotherapy for 20 min 5 times per week for 2 weeks. Blood pressure and pulse were measured at the 0th, 5th, 10th, 20th, and 30th minutes during the 1st and 10th sessions...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011998/can-balneotherapy-improve-the-bowel-motility-in-chronically-constipated-middle-aged-and-elderly-patients
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Taner Dandinoglu, Ozgur Dandin, Tuncer Ergin, Deniz Tihan, Yasam Kemal Akpak, Oguz Ugur Aydın, Uygar Teomete
Balneotherapy or spa therapy is usually known for different application forms of medicinal waters and its effects on the human body. Our purpose is to demonstrate the effect of balneotherapy on gastrointestinal motility. A total of 35 patients who were treated for osteoarthritis with balneotherapy from November 2013 through March 2015 at our hospital had a consultation at the general surgery for constipation and defecation disorders. Patients followed by constipation scores, short-form health survey (SF-12), and a colonic transit time (CTT) study before and after balneotherapy were included in this study, and the data of the patients were analyzed retrospectively...
June 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
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