Ozone Therapy Threatened Abortion
Ozone therapy as the Main Component of the Complex Treatment of Threatened Abortion
Guennadi O. Gretchkanev
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Academy of Nizhny Novgorod,
Pl. Minina 10/1, 603005 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Abstract Ozone Therapy Threatened Abortion
80 pregnant women with threatened abortion of infectious (40) and endocrine (40) genesis were treated with medical ozone. We established the following laboratory changes:
– The study of lipid peroxidation processes on the background of ozone therapy showed a decrease in the primary and secondary molecular products. The average 22,1% increase in the total antioxidative plasma activity was established.
– The patients treated with ozone showed an average week’s increase in progesterone concentration 3,3 times higher, in placental lactogen 2,4-3,6 times higher as compared with the conventional treatment.
– After using ozone therapy, we established a credible decrease (by 20-50%) in circulating immune complexes. That correlated with intensification of the phagocytic activity. The level of IgM had a tendency to normalize.
Thus, owing to its varied positive effects on pregnant women ozone therapy has proved to be an effective method of treatment and prophylaxis of threatened abortion.
The problem of threatened abortion being of great medical as well as social importance remains one of the most topical in obstetrics and gynecology. In reference to Russian author’s, frequency of this pathology is 10-25% (4,5). There are 40-80% of premature neonates in the structure of perinatal mortality (1), among them there are 50% of deadborn, 60-70% cases of neonatal mortality and 67-75% cases of infant mortality (2). In reference to the above data, there is an urgent need for new, probably not-traditional therapeutical approaches to this medical problem.
The use of ozone in the medicine has been known for over 100 years, in that period the most important aspects of action of this gas on human body were established – its disinfection activity, its ability to stimulate the circulation, to stabilize the state of cell membranes and so on. Medical ozone has been widely used in surgery, various specialities of internal medicine, intensive care, dermatology and other medical fields, but till now there have been only isolated reports about ozone applications in the treatment of gynecological pathologies