Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School
Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School

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Action mechanisms of complex spa therapy on steroid-dependent asthma

Tanizaki, Yoshiro
Kitani, Hikaru
Okazaki, Morihiro
Mifune, Takashi
Mitsunobu, Fumihiro Kaken ID publons researchmap
Takatori, Akimasa
Okuda, Hiroyuki
Ochi, Koji
Harada, Hideo
Kimura, Ikuro
Abstract
Effects of complex spa therapy, which comprises swimming training in a hot spring pool, inhalation of iodine salt solution and fango therapy, were analyzed in patients with steroid-dependent intractable asthma (SDIA) by comparison between the subjects with and without efficacy of the therapy. 1. The complex spa therapy was effective in the patients with lower levels of FEV(1.0%) and % PEFR. 2. The complex spa therapy was not always effective in the patients with a low value of % V(25), which represents depressed airflow in the small airways. 3. The efficacy of the complex spa therapy was found in the patients showing a low value of % V(25) accompanied by BAL neutrophilia, but not found in those without increased proportion (more than 10% ) of neutrophils in BAL fluid. The results reveal that the complex spa therapy is effective in patients with SDIA showing low values of FEV(1.0%) and % PEFR, and in those with a low value of % V(25) and BAL neutrophilia.
Keywords
complex spa therapy (複合温泉療法)
ventilatory function (換気機能)
BAL neutrophilia (BAL好中球増多)
bronchial asthma (気管支喘息)
ISSN
0913-3771
NCID
AN10430852
NAID