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Tanizaki, Yoshiro
Kitani, Hikaru
Okazaki, Morihiro
Mifune, Takashi
Ochi, Koji
Harada, Hideo
Kimura, Ikuro
Abstract
The improvement of ventilatory function by spa therapy was examined in 37 patients with steroid-dependent intractable asthma (SDIA) in relation to clinical asthma types. All subjects had been on long-term corticosteroid therapy before spa therapy. Spa therapy was found to improve the values of ventilatory parameters. The percent improvement in all subjects was +4.1% in %FVC, +8.9% in FEV1.0%, +9.8% in %PEFR, +22.0% in %MMF, +19.7% in %V50 and +28.2% in %V25, respectively. Relating to clinical asthma types, moderate improvement in %MMF and %V25 from 16.7% to 16.9% was observed in type Ia cases, and marked increase in %MMF, %V50 and %V25 was observed from 42.2% to 43.2% in type Ib cases. However, no significant increase was found in these parameters of types Ia or Ib after spa therapy. In patients with type II, a significant increase was shown in %V50 (p less than 0.05) and %V25 (p less than 0.01) after spa therapy. The results show that spa therapy improves the condition of small airways disorder in patients with SDIA.
Keywords
spa therapy
bronchial asthma
ventilatory function
small airways
Amo Type
Article
Published Date
1992-06
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume46
Issue
issue3
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
175
End Page
178
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
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Refereed
True
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