Ankylosing Spondylitis

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2005 Mar-Apr;(2):20-4.

Influence of combined rehabilitation treatment including novel non-pharmacological technologies on immune system of patients with seronegetive spondylarthritis.

[Article in Russian]

Barnatski? VV,<> Grigor’eva VD<>, Pershin SB,<> Derevnina NA,<> Gontar’ EB.<>

Abstract

The immune system was studied in 90 patients with seronegative spondylarthritis (SNSA). Of them, 60 patients had ankylosing spondylarthritis (30 patients with central and 30 patients with peripheral forms) and 30 patients with reactive arthritis. SNSA patients were found to have secondary immunodeficiency. Cellular immunity was characterized by a decreased count of T mu (helper cells), an increased count of T gamma (cytotoxic/suppressors) and suppressed functional activity of lymphocytes, humoral immunity–by a high concentration of circulating immune complexes in an increased concentration of serum immunoglobulins. Integral assessment of the changes in the immune system and clinical data in SNSA patients leads to the conclusion that water radon baths and decimetric wave therapy reach the highest efficacy in ankylosing spondylarthritis while water radon baths and low frequency ultrasound–in reactive arthritis, a complex of water radon baths and ultraphonophoresis of hydrocortisone–in ankylosing spondylarthritis and reactive arthritis.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2004 Nov-Dec;(6):5-10.

Combined rehabilitation treatment for seronegative spondylarthritis including novel non-pharmacological technologies.

[Article in Russian]

Grigor’eva VD,<> Barnatski? VV<>, Kaliushina EN.<>

Abstract

The trial included 90 patients with seronegative spondylarthritis (SA): 60 ones with ankylosing spondylarthritis (30 with central and 30 with peripheral forms) and 30 patients with reactive arthritis (RA). RA patients with affection of the peripheral joints, periarticular tissues and the spine are effectively treated with a complex of water radon baths and low frequency ultrasound but in affection of the peripheral joints and tendon-ligament system water radon baths and ultraphonophoresis of hydrocortisone are recommended. Water radon baths and decimetric therapy are good for patients with central ankylosing spondylarthritis having a dominant lesion of the spine. In involvement of the joints and tendon-ligament system it is recommended to use a complex of water radon baths and ultraphonophoresis of hydrocortisone.

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1990 May-Jun;(3):17-20.

Physical factors in the treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylarthritis

[Article in Russian]

Aliakhunova MIu, <>Grigor’eva VD,<> Nadzhimutdinov TK.<>

Abstract

The effect of decimeter electromagnetic waves, ultrasound, induction therapy, crysanol phonophoresis was compared in relevant treatment of 180 AS patients. The response to the above factors was almost similar in AS activity of the I degree. Central AS of the II degree of activity was more sensitive to decimeter waves while for peripheral and rhizomelic forms the results of crysonal phonophoresis were more positive. Dominating immunocorrective effect of the waves and partial immunodepressive action were referred to decimeter waves and crysanol phonophoresis, respectively.