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Med Gas Res. 2011 Apr 28;1(1):6. doi: 10.1186/2045-9912-1-6.

Oxygen/ozone as a medical gas mixture. A critical evaluation of the various methods clarifies positive and negative aspects.

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Dipartimento di Fisiologia, Università degli Studi di Siena, Viale Aldo Moro, 2 - 53100 Siena, Italy. bocci@unisi.it.

Abstract

Besides oxygen, several other gases such as NO, CO, H2, H2S, Xe and O3 have come to age over the past few years. With regards to O3, its mechanisms of action in medicine have been clarified during the last two decades so that now a comprehensive framework for understanding and recommending ozone therapy in various pathologies is available. O3 used within the determined therapeutic window is absolutely safe and more effective than golden standard medications in numerous pathologies, like vascular diseases. However, ozone therapy is mostly in practitioners' hands and some recent developments for increasing cost effectiveness and speed of treatment are neither standardized, nor evaluated toxicologically. Hence, the aim of this article is to emphasize the need to objectively assess the pros and cons of oxygen/ozone as a medical gas mixture in the hope that ozone therapy will be accepted by orthodox medicine in the near future.

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