MUD PACK THERAPY IN OSTEOARTHROSIS - CHANGES IN SERUM LEVELS OF CHONDROCYTE MARKERS

Citation
S. Bellometti et al., MUD PACK THERAPY IN OSTEOARTHROSIS - CHANGES IN SERUM LEVELS OF CHONDROCYTE MARKERS, Clinica chimica acta, 268(1-2), 1997, pp. 101-106
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Medical Laboratory Technology",Biology
Journal title
ISSN journal
0009-8981
Volume
268
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
1997
Pages
101 - 106
Database
ISI
SICI code
0009-8981(1997)268:1-2<101:MPTIO->2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
We have previously shown that thermal mud therapy is able to influence chondrocyte activity of osteoarthrosic patients by modulating the pro duction of serum cytokines, such as interleukin 1, and this was relate d to the presence of an anti-inflammatory principle in mature thermal mud. Mud therapy influences many biochemical processes of the body, in dependently of the thermic stimulation alone and the present paper doc uments specific increases of insulin growth factor 1 and decreases of tumor necrosis factor alpha in serum of osteoarthrosic patients after 12 days of mud pack application. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.