Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School
Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School

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岡大三朝分院研究報告 (63号-72号) 環境病態研報告 (57号-62号)
岡山大学温泉研究所報告 (5号-56号) 放射能泉研究所報告 (1号-4号)

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Clinical effects of long-term spa therapy on pulmonary emphysema. Evaluation by pulmonary function and pathological changes of terminal airspace of the lung

Hosaki, Yasuhiro
Iwagaki, Naofumi
Nagata, Takuya
Fujii, Makoto
Yokoi, Tadashi
Hamada, Masanori
Tanizaki, Yoshiro
Abstract
Clinical effects of long-term spa therapy for 4 years were estimated in 8 patients of pulmonary emphysema (4 with spa therapy and 4 without spa therapy) by pulmonary function and morphological changes of peripheral airspaces of the lung on high - resolution computed tomography (HRCT). 1 . The values of % FVC, % FEV1.0, and FEV 1.0% did not significantly change for 4year observation both in patients with spa therapy and those without spa therapy. 2. The OLco value significantly decreased from 69.9% at the initial level to 48.8% after 4-year observation in patients without spa therapy (p
Keywords
spa therapy (温泉療法)
pulmonary emphysema (,肺気腫)
% RV
% DLco
% low attenuation area of the lung
ISSN
1348-1258
NCID
AA11840279