Affiliation: Istanbul University
KaragÃ¼lle M, KaragÃ¼lle M. Effectiveness of balneotherapy and spa therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain: a review on latest evidence. Clin Rheumatol. 2015;34:207-14 pubmed publisher
..Better quality RCTs (well designed, conducted, and reported) are needed testing short- and long-term effects for relieving chronic back pain and proving broader beneficial effects. ..
Karagülle M, Kardeş S, Karagülle O, Disci R, Avci A, Durak I, et al
. Effect of spa therapy with saline balneotherapy on oxidant/antioxidant status in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a single-blind randomized controlled trial. Int J Biometeorol. 2017;61:169-180 pubmed publisher
Kardeş S, Karagülle M, Geçmen İ, Adıgüzel T, Yücesoy H, Karagülle M. Outpatient balneological treatment of osteoarthritis in older persons : A retrospective study. Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2018;: pubmed publisher
..Future randomized controlled studies are needed to confirm these results. ..
KaragÃ¼lle M, KardeÅŸ S, DiÅŸÃ§i R, GÃ¼rdal H, KaragÃ¼lle M. Spa therapy for elderly: a retrospective study of 239 older patients with osteoarthritis. Int J Biometeorol. 2016;60:1481-1491 pubmed
..To confirm the results of this preliminary study, there is a need of a randomized controlled clinical study comparing spa therapy with usual care in the elderly population with osteoarthritis. ..
Karagülle M, Kardeş S, Karagülle M. Long-term efficacy of spa therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatol Int. 2018;38:353-362 pubmed publisher
..Further studies with a larger sample size are needed for the confirmation of the study results. ..
Karagülle M, Kardeş S, Karagülle M. Real-life effectiveness of spa therapy in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: a retrospective study of 819 patients. Int J Biometeorol. 2017;61:1945-1956 pubmed publisher
..The study results suggest that real-life spa therapy may be effective in a variety of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases by improving pain and function. ..
Karagülle M, Kardeş S, Disci R, Karagülle M. Spa therapy adjunct to pharmacotherapy is beneficial in rheumatoid arthritis: a crossover randomized controlled trial. Int J Biometeorol. 2018;62:195-205 pubmed publisher
..These beneficial effects may last for 6 months. ..