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Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2015 Jul-Aug;92(4):36-40. doi: 10.17116/kurort2015436-40.

[The role of non-medicamental technologies in the rehabilitation of the children presenting with acute rhinosinusitis].

[Article in Russian; Abstract available in Russian from the publisher]

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State autonomous health facility 'Moscow Research and Practical Centre for Medical Rehabilitation, Restorative and Sports Medicine', Moscow Health Department, ul. Zemlyanoy val, 33, Moscow, Russian Federation, 105120.
State budgetary health facility 'N.F. Filatov City Children's Clinical Hospital No 13', Russian Ministry of Health, ul. Sadovo-Kydrinskaya, 15, Moscow, Russian Federation, 103001.


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Despite the recent achievements in diagnostics and pharmacotherapy of acute rhinosinusitis in the children, the problem of management of this pathology, thus far remains a serious challenge for practical medicine. The objective of the present study was to develop a scientifically sound rationale for the application of halotherapy (HT) and magnetic therapy (MT) or their combination for the treatment of acute rhinosinusitis in the children. The clinical observations and special investigations were carried out in the comparative aspect and encompassed 120 children at the age varying from 5 to 15 years suffering from acute rhinosinusitis. The therapeutic effectiveness of the rehabilitative treatment was evaluated based on the results of the endoscopic study of the nasal cavity, analysis of the X-ray images of paranasal sinuses, rhinomanometry, investigations into the ciliary activity, and assessment of the mucosal immunity. The results of the present study gave evidence of the feasibility of incorporating HT and MT in the combined treatment of the children presenting with acute rhinosinusitis. The integrated use of the two methods proved to have the advantage over the separate application of either of them. The specific effects of HT and MT on the clinical course of acute sinusitis and the functional state of intranasal mucosa are described. The optimal methods of the treatment are proposed.

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