Use of ozone therapy in the stroke.
Castillo P. and Salas T. (Cuba)

The cerebrovascular disease is one of the main problems in medical practice, because of the high tendency to produce sequels in those who survive, limiting their physical capacities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of ozone therapy in the ischemic cerebrovascular disease, in acute phase. One hundred patients, with this diagnosis, that attended the Neurological Institute during a period of one year, were evaluated. Ozone by rectal insufflation was daily administered (at an ozone concentration of 40 mg/L and 200 mL), for a total of 15 sessions. These patients were evaluated by clinical examination, blood test and their validity through the multidimensional evaluation method, at the beginning and at the end of the treatment. Antiaggregant medication was associated. The clinical stage improved in 80 % of patients treated with ozone therapy, with a satisfactory increase of their quality of life.



Ozone therapy in treatment of discirculatory encephalopathy. Psychological aspects.
Nelaeva I.A. (Russia)

The cerebrovascular pathology and its dangerous sequela - the cerebral insult is the most highly social and medical problem not only in Russia but all over the world. This disease takes the second place (21.4 %) among the general mortality rate in Russia. The discirculatory encephalopathy is the slowly progressing insufficiency of the brain circulation. The nootropil, vascular drugs, antiaggregates, vitamins, antioxidants and antidepressants are used in the treatment of discirculatory encephalopathy traditionally. The main index for the use of ozone therapy treatment in patients with discirculatory encephalopathy is the insufficient oxygen supply of the brain and its assimilation. All the patients were undergone the clinical neurologic examination in addition to ophthalmoscopy, craniography and experimental psychological check up. The 24 patients with the discirculatory encephalopathy (I and II stages) have been examined and treated.The intravenous drop infusions of the ozone physiological solution were carried out daily. The cycle of ozone therapy treatment was 8 - 10 procedures. The analysis of the clinical evolution of the experimental psychological investigation, at the end of the ozone treatment, showed the decrease of the main complaints in 17 patients with discirculatory encephalopathy (70.8 %). So, our previous data demosntrated the good effects achieved using ozone therapy in the treatment of discirculatory encephalopathy.