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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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ALONSO GARCIA, Alicia; PALMA LOPEZ, Maritza; SANTANA ALVAREZ, Jorge  y  CUESTA GUERRA, Iraida. Ozonetherapy as rehabilitative treatment of the peripheral facial paralysis Bell type. AMC [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.5. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: The pure ozone on being inhaled is toxic, but has been shown that is reliable and effective when is diluted for therapeutic use. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the ozone in patients with peripheral facial paralysis Bell type. Method: An intervention experimental study at Dr. «Orfilio Peláez Molina» Pigmentary Retinosis Provincial Center of Camagüey from January 2002 to June 2005. The universe of study in coincidence with the sample was constituted by 67 patients that complied the inclusion criteria established, as well as equal number of patients with conventional treatment which was named control group, coming from Otorhinolaryngology, Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation consultations of different health areas of the province. To the study group was applied ozone by rectal via 15 sessions with a frequency of 1-3 cycles to the year, the control group complied conventional treatment. Results: The age group between 40-50 years and the female sex were the most frequent was verified, no marked difference among both groups existed, the paralysis in the right hemiface was the most significant one, the symptomatology that lasted among the studied groups was the contracture of the facial muscles in the three cycles of treatment, a greater resolution of the symptoms in the patients of the study group was observed, with better evolution in these cases, as well as the economic and social meaning of the study. Conclusions: Bio-oxidant therapies are more effective, than the conventional treatment with a total savings of $ 21 940.05, improve the biopsychosocial state of each sickperson in general.

Palabras clave : Ozone [therapeutic use]; facial paralysis [rehabilitation]; Bell palsy; adult; oxidants [therapeutic use].

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