mud therapy

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Summary: The therapeutic use of mud in packs or baths taking advantage of the absorptive qualities of the mud. It has been used for rheumatism and skin problems.

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  1. ncbi [Is mud an anti-inflammatory?]
    M I Giacomino
    Departmento de Postgrado Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos Argentina
    An Med Interna 24:352-3. 2007
  2. ncbi [Fine tuning of the many regulations of quality system: the role of the quality in the thermal medicine]
    A Pisani
    Department of Clinical and Applied Medical Therapy, School of Thermal Medicine, Policlinico Umberto I, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Ann Ig 18:179-88. 2006
  3. ncbi Contribution of individual spa therapies in the treatment of chronic pain
    Gerhard Strauss-Blasche
    Department of Physiology, University of Vienna, Australia
    Clin J Pain 18:302-9. 2002
  4. ncbi Final report on the safety assessment of Malic Acid and Sodium Malate
    Z Fiume
    Cosmetic Ingredient Review, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    Int J Toxicol 20:47-55. 2001
  5. ncbi Exploratory data analysis on the effects of non pharmacological treatment for knee osteoarthritis
    F Ceccarelli
    Dipartimento di Clinica e Terapia Medica, Sezione di Reumatologia, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:250-3. 2010
  6. ncbi Thermal rehabilitation and osteoarticular diseases of the elderly
    Stefano Masiero
    Department of Rehabilitation, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 20:189-94. 2008
  7. doi The effect of mud therapy on pain relief in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Hua Liu
    Department of Orthopaedics, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China
    J Int Med Res 41:1418-25. 2013
  8. doi Physico-chemical characteristics of the peloid mud from Morinje Bay (eastern Adriatic coast, Croatia): suitability for use in balneotherapy
    Goran Mihelcić
    Division for Marine and Environmental Research, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenicka cesta 54, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
    Environ Geochem Health 34:191-8. 2012
  9. doi The effect of mud pack therapy on serum YKL-40 and hsCRP levels in patients with knee osteoarthritis
    Gonca Güngen
    Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 32:1235-44. 2012
  10. doi The effects of combined spa therapy and rehabilitation on patients with ankylosing spondylitis being treated with TNF inhibitors
    Luca Ciprian
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 33:241-5. 2013

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  1. ncbi [Is mud an anti-inflammatory?]
    M I Giacomino
    Departmento de Postgrado Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos Argentina
    An Med Interna 24:352-3. 2007
    ..Furthermore, steroids and antimicrobial activity of certain therapeutic mud has been suggested...
  2. ncbi [Fine tuning of the many regulations of quality system: the role of the quality in the thermal medicine]
    A Pisani
    Department of Clinical and Applied Medical Therapy, School of Thermal Medicine, Policlinico Umberto I, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Ann Ig 18:179-88. 2006
    ..Finally, we indicate that the cost of the lack of quality can be so prohibitive that the firms which do not follow the new standards, are put out of the market...
  3. ncbi Contribution of individual spa therapies in the treatment of chronic pain
    Gerhard Strauss-Blasche
    Department of Physiology, University of Vienna, Australia
    Clin J Pain 18:302-9. 2002
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the contribution of individual spa therapies administered during a period of 3 weeks on measures of well being and pain in a sample of patients with chronic back pain...
  4. ncbi Final report on the safety assessment of Malic Acid and Sodium Malate
    Z Fiume
    Cosmetic Ingredient Review, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    Int J Toxicol 20:47-55. 2001
    ..Until these data are available, it is concluded that the available data are insufficient to support the safety of these ingredients in cosmetic formulations for functions other than use as a pH adjuster...
  5. ncbi Exploratory data analysis on the effects of non pharmacological treatment for knee osteoarthritis
    F Ceccarelli
    Dipartimento di Clinica e Terapia Medica, Sezione di Reumatologia, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:250-3. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi Thermal rehabilitation and osteoarticular diseases of the elderly
    Stefano Masiero
    Department of Rehabilitation, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 20:189-94. 2008
    Elderly people with osteoarticular disease (OAD) traditionally visit spas for cycles of treatment comprising mud therapy and balneotherapy...
  7. doi The effect of mud therapy on pain relief in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Hua Liu
    Department of Orthopaedics, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China
    J Int Med Res 41:1418-25. 2013
    A meta-analysis was conducted to examine the effect of mud therapy on pain relief in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).
  8. doi Physico-chemical characteristics of the peloid mud from Morinje Bay (eastern Adriatic coast, Croatia): suitability for use in balneotherapy
    Goran Mihelcić
    Division for Marine and Environmental Research, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenicka cesta 54, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
    Environ Geochem Health 34:191-8. 2012
    ..Only the concentrations of Cu, Pb, Zn and As were slightly higher than in the reference material, but still within acceptable limits...
  9. doi The effect of mud pack therapy on serum YKL-40 and hsCRP levels in patients with knee osteoarthritis
    Gonca Güngen
    Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 32:1235-44. 2012
    ..In the hot pack group, increased serum YKL-40 level 3 months after the treatment might indicate persistence of cartilage degradation. Maintenance of YKL-40 level in mud pack therapy seems to slow down the progression of knee OA...
  10. doi The effects of combined spa therapy and rehabilitation on patients with ankylosing spondylitis being treated with TNF inhibitors
    Luca Ciprian
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 33:241-5. 2013
    ..Combined spa therapy and rehabilitation caused a clear, long-term clinical improvement in AS patients being treated with TNF inhibitors. Thermal treatment was found to be well tolerated and none of the patients had disease relapse...
  11. pmc An unusual cutaneous tumor: African histoplasmosis following mudbaths: case report and review
    Sotirios Tsiodras
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Attikon University Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:261-3. 2012
    ..African histoplasmosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of non-healing wounds or tumor-like lesions, especially in the context of mudbaths in an endemic area...
  12. doi [Sulphur mineral water and SPA therapy in osteoarthritis]
    Maria Costantino
    Association à but non lucratif F I R S Thermae Formation interdisciplinaire, Recherches et Sciences Thermales, Division Médecine Thermale Impresa A Minieri Terme di Telese, Benevento, Italie
    Therapie 67:43-8. 2012
    ..The mud and bath therapy can improve this aspect. However, these studies are insufficient. The objective of our research was to evaluate the impact of SPA therapy cycle on safety, efficacy and psychosocial disability in osteoarthritis...
  13. doi Comparing the efficacy of mature mud pack and hot pack treatments for knee osteoarthritis
    Ayse Sarsan
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
    J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 25:193-9. 2012
    ..The objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of mature mud pack and hot pack therapies on patients with knee osteoarthritis...
  14. pmc Potential treatment of inflammatory and proliferative diseases by ultra-low doses of ionizing radiations
    Charles L Sanders
    Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea and 2030 New Hampshire Street, Loveland, CO 80538
    Dose Response 10:610-25. 2012
    ..Mud packs of pulverized uranium ore rock dust in sealed plastic bags delivering bag surface β,γ dose-rates of 10-450 μGy/h were used with apparent success to treat several inflammatory and proliferative conditions in humans...
  15. doi [Peloid therapy. An overview of the empirical status and evidence of mud therapy]
    A M Beer
    Abteilung fur Naturheilkunde, Katholisches Krankenhaus St Elisabeth Blankenstein gGmbH, Hattingen, Deutschland
    Z Rheumatol 72:581-9. 2013
    ..results have to been taken into account in future peloid analyses and indications and contraindications of mud therapy have to be reviewed in this respect...
  16. ncbi The effect of mud-bath therapy on bone status in rats during adjuvant subchronic arthritis
    Helena Zivna
    Radioisotope Laboratories and Vivarium, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
    Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove) 55:133-7. 2012
    ..We studied influence of mud-bath on bone status in male Wistar rats with subchronic arthritis...
  17. doi Clinical effectiveness of mud pack therapy in knee osteoarthritis
    Luis Espejo-Antúnez
    Department of Medical Surgical Therapy, Medicine Faculty, Extremadura University, Badajoz, Spain
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:659-68. 2013
    ..The main objective of this study was to systematically review all the scientific studies that analyse the effectiveness of mud pack therapy on patients diagnosed with knee OA...
  18. ncbi [Significant two-weeks clinical efficacy of an association between Massaciuccoli peat and sodium chloride water of Undulna Thermae measured on gynoid lipodystrophy in a group of overweight female]
    M Rondanelli
    Department of Applied Health Sciences, Section of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Pavia, Italy
    Ann Ig 24:369-78. 2012
    ....
  19. doi Low levels of toxic elements in Dead Sea black mud and mud-derived cosmetic products
    Ahmad Abdel-Fattah
    Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA
    Environ Geochem Health 31:487-92. 2009
    ....
  20. ncbi [New evidences on spa therapy in fibromyalgia]
    C Giannitti
    UOC di Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Scienze Immunologiche, Universita di Siena, Siena, Italia
    Clin Ter 159:377-80. 2008
    ..The review of international data from 2000 to 2007 confirms that spa therapy should be a valid tool in the multidisciplinary approach of the Primary FS...
  21. doi Vibrio vulnificus: an unusual mode of acquisition and novel use of rapid susceptibility testing
    D G Partridge
    Department of Microbiology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Northern General Hospital, UK
    J Clin Pathol 62:370-2. 2009
    ..The report also describes how early management was optimised using gradient diffusion antibiotic strips to provide rapid susceptibility data...
  22. ncbi Combined inpatient rehabilitation and spa therapy for breast cancer patients: effects on quality of life and CA 15-3
    Gerhard Strauss-Blasche
    Center of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical University of Vienna, Schwarzspanierstrasse 17, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Cancer Nurs 28:390-8. 2005
    ..Hot mud packs inducing hyperthermia did not affect CA 15-3. In conclusion, the combination of inpatient rehabilitation with spa therapy provides a promising approach for breast cancer rehabilitation...
  23. doi Does mud pack treatment have any chemical effect? A randomized controlled clinical study
    Ersin Odabasi
    Department of Medical Ecology and Hydroclimatology, Gulhane School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    J Altern Complement Med 14:559-65. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to reveal the efficacy of mud pack treatment in patients with knee osteoarthritis and to find the contribution of chemical factors to the build up of these effects...
  24. ncbi [Pelotherapy of patients with diabetic poloyneuropathy: a clinical-immunological study]
    A V Musaev
    Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova 108:17-23. 2008
    ..Pelotherapy led to the regress of basic objective and subjective manifestations of DP in all stages of disease. The immunocorrective effect of the treatment was revealed...
  25. doi Changes of skin characteristics during and after local Parafango therapy as used in physiotherapy
    Ron Clijsen
    Int Akademie Physiotherapie Thim van der Laan, Landquart, Switzerland
    Skin Res Technol 14:237-42. 2008
    ..At the same time, cardiovascular parameters such as heart rate, systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were recorded...
  26. ncbi [The impact of physical therapy on the quality of life of patients with rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis]
    Dusan Mustur
    Institut za fizikalnu medicinu, rehabilitaciju i reumatologiju Dr Simo Milosević, Igalo
    Med Pregl 60:241-6. 2007
    ..This open, uncontrolled study examined the effects of physical therapy and rehabilitation on the quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA)...
  27. ncbi [Prescription of the thermal spa]
    Patrice Queneau
    Faculte de Medecine, 42100 Saint Etienne
    Rev Prat 57:1261-5. 2007
  28. ncbi The efficacy of Brazilian black mud treatment in chronic experimental arthritis
    Zélia Maria Nogueira Britschka
    Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Division, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Av Dr Arnaldo, 455, São Paulo 0124 6903, SP, Brazil
    Rheumatol Int 28:39-45. 2007
    ..These results demonstrate a protective effect of Brazilian mud on this model of arthritis, suggesting that this therapy may be useful as a complementary approach to treat articular diseases...
  29. ncbi Effects of mud-bath treatment on fibromyalgia patients: a randomized clinical trial
    Antonella Fioravanti
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunogical Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 27:1157-61. 2007
    ..Mud packs were well tolerated and no drop-outs were recorded. Our results suggest the efficacy and the tolerability of mud-bath treatment in primary FS...
  30. ncbi [Clinical study on 40 cases of inflammatory pathologies of upper respiratory and digestive tract treated by inhalatory crenotherapy]
    A Vassallo
    U O C di Otorinolaringoiatria A O G Rummo, Div O R L Impresa A Minieri S p A, Terme di Telese, Benevento, Italia
    Clin Ter 160:17-20. 2009
    ..Authors present beneficial effects of crenotherapy on 40 patients suffering from inflammatory mucosal conditions of upper respiratory-digestive tract (URDT)...
  31. ncbi [Spa therapy in osteoarthritis: experience in Cervia]
    G Mennuni
    UOC Medicina Interna E, Terapia Medica e Medicina Termale, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Rome, Italy
    Clin Ter 160:115-9. 2009
    ..Objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of mud therapy by natural limans of Cervia on clinical parameters in patients with lumbar spine osteoarthrosis (OA).
  32. doi Short- and long-term effects of spa therapy in knee osteoarthritis
    Antonella Fioravanti
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 89:125-32. 2010
    ..To assess both the short- and long-term effectiveness of spa therapy in patients with primary knee osteoarthritis in a prospective, randomized, single-blinded, controlled trial...
  33. ncbi [Efficacy of mud-bath therapy with Mineral Water from the Sillene spring at Italy's Chianciano Spa for osteoarthritis of the knee: a clinical statistical study]
    A Fraioli
    UOC Medicina Interna E, Terapia Medica e Medicina Termale, Scuola di Specializzazione in Medicina Termale, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Roma, Italia
    Clin Ter 160:e63-74. 2009
    ..Our study evalues the efficacy of mud-bath therapy with mineral water from the Sillene Spring at Italy's Chianciano Spa in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee...
  34. ncbi Seasonal variation in effect of spa therapy on chronic pain
    Gerhard Strauss-Blasche
    Department of Physiology, University of Vienna, Austria
    Chronobiol Int 19:483-95. 2002
    ..The results suggest that the effects of spa therapy and possibly other related treatments, such as physical and alternative therapies, are subject to seasonal variation...
  35. doi Mechanisms of action of spa therapies in rheumatic diseases: what scientific evidence is there?
    Antonella Fioravanti
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunology, University of Siena, Viale Bracci 1, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 31:1-8. 2011
    ....
  36. ncbi Oxidative stress, hemoglobin content, superoxide dismutase and catalase activity influenced by sulphur baths and mud packs in patients with osteoarthritis
    Aleksandar Jokić
    Specialized Hospital for Rehabilitation, Banja Koviljaca Spa, Serbia
    Vojnosanit Pregl 67:573-8. 2010
    ....
  37. doi Comparison of intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections and mud-pack therapy in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis
    Bora Bostan
    Department of Orthopedics, Gaziosmanpasa University, Tokat, Turkey
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 44:42-7. 2010
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the short-term effects of mud-pack therapy on pain relief and functional improvement in knee osteoarthritis in comparison with intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections...
  38. ncbi [SPA treatments of diseases pertaining to internal medicine]
    A Fraioli
    UOC Medicina Interna E, Terapia Medica e Medicina Termale, Scuola di Specializzazione in Idrologia Medica, Dipartimento di Clinica e Terapia Medica, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Azienda Policlinico Umberto I, Roma, Italia
    Clin Ter 161:e63-79. 2010
    ..Patients must drink at least 2L every day, substantially for ever. Chloruratesodic and bicarbonate mineral waters show improvement in disorders of lipidic and urate metabolism...
  39. doi A study on the efficacy of treatment with mud packs and baths with Sillene mineral water (Chianciano Spa Italy) in patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis
    Antonio Fraioli
    Dipartimento di Clinica e Terapia Medica, UOC Medicina Interna E, Terapia Medica e Medicina Termale, Scuola di Specializzazione in Idrologia Medica, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Azienda Policlinico Umberto I, V le del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 31:1333-40. 2011
    ....
  40. doi Effects of spa therapy on serum leptin and adiponectin levels in patients with knee osteoarthritis
    Antonella Fioravanti
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, University of Siena, Viale Bracci, 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 31:879-82. 2011
    ..Whether this effect may play a potential role in OA needs further investigations...
  41. ncbi [Spa therapy in rheumatology. Indications based on the clinical guidelines of the French National Authority for health and the European League Against Rheumatism, and the results of 19 randomized clinical trials]
    Alain Francon
    Centre de recherches rhumatologiques et thermales, 73100 Aix les Bains
    Bull Acad Natl Med 193:1345-56; discussion 1356-8. 2009
    ..in spa therapy and rheumatology by using the key words spa therapy, balneology, balneotherapy, hydrotherapy, mud therapy and mineral water in the Pubmed, Pascal and Embase databases...
  42. ncbi [Application of the differential absorption UV-VIS spectrum to assay some of humic compounds in therapeutic peats]
    Michał Drobnik
    Zakład Tworzyw Uzdrowiskowych, Narodowy Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego, Państwowy Zakład Higieny, Poznan
    Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig 60:221-8. 2009
    ..Certified are the presence of hymatomelanoic acid, fulvic acid, humic acid in examined peat of low type. These acids occurred in different quantity and proportions...
  43. doi The efficacy of a topical gel prepared using Lake Urmia mud in patients with knee osteoarthritis
    Nemati Mahboob
    Department of Pharmacognosy and Hydrology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
    J Altern Complement Med 15:1239-42. 2009
    ..Studies have shown that mud therapy may influence serum levels of several cytokines involved in the pathogenesis of OA and chondrocyte metabolism...
  44. ncbi [The examination of humic acids in therapeutic and cosmetic products manufactured of peat base]
    Michał Drobnik
    Zakład Tworzyw Uzdrowiskowych, Narodowy Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego Państwowy Zakład Higieny, Poznan
    Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig 62:225-31. 2011
    ..On a base of obtained differential spectra of humic acids their quantitative participation in examined materials was estimated...
  45. ncbi Physical and biochemical changes of thermal mud after maturation
    L Galzigna
    Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Paduva, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 50:306-8. 1996
    ..The compound may be responsible for the antirheumatic effect of the mud and is produced by the colonizing species which develop in a period of maturation subsequent to that of production of photosynthetic pigments...
  46. ncbi Comparative study of the thermal properties of mud and peat solutions applied in clinical practice
    A M Beer
    Department Naturopathy, St Elizabeth Hospital, Hattingen, BRD
    Biomed Tech (Berl) 48:301-5. 2003
    ..This difference is due to a greater extent to the high values of the dynamic viscosity, not allowing cooling by convection and protecting the surface of the skin upon applications of peloid solutions with a higher temperature...
  47. ncbi Mud compress therapy for the hands of patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Shlomi Codish
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Rheumatol Int 25:49-54. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of home treatment with mud compresses for the hands of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  48. ncbi Clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness evidence of spa therapy in osteoarthritis. The results of "Naiade" Italian Project
    A Fioravanti
    Institute of Rheumatology, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Panminerva Med 45:211-7. 2003
    ..In this study the authors refer to the results obtained in osteoarthritis (OA)...
  49. ncbi [Use of tambuil suppositories in the treatment of chronic prostatitis]
    L V Shaplygin
    Voen Med Zh 324:53-6. 2003
  50. ncbi [Experimental study on efficacy of thermal muds of Ischia Island combined with balneotherapy in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris with plaques]
    M Delfino
    Clinica Dermatologica, Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Via S Pansini 5, 80131 Napoli
    Clin Ter 154:167-71. 2003
    ..Results obtained can be considered useful, considering that thermal treatment was used alone in the treatment of all patients...
  51. ncbi [Fangotherapy in chronic degenerative rheumatic diseases]
    M Grassi
    Dipartimento di Clinica e Terapia Medica Applicata, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Italia
    Clin Ter 154:45-8. 2003
    ..muds on plasmatic hormones, cytokines, endorphins; a great deal of care is devoted to evaluation of efficacy of mud therapy and relating end points. The clinic outcomes of mud therapy, namely in osteoarthritis patients, were referred...
  52. ncbi [Effectiveness of an intensive pelobalneotherapy course in the treatment of patients with duodenal ulcer]
    V S Petrakova
    Klin Med (Mosk) 80:43-5. 2002
    ....
  53. ncbi Bone remodelling in osteoarthrosic subjects undergoing a physical exercise program
    Simona Bellometti
    P d Abano Scientific Research Center, L go Marconi 8, Abano T PD, Italy
    Clin Chim Acta 325:97-104. 2002
    ..It has been observed that mud pack treatment (MPT) induces a decrease in cytokines with bone-resorbing effects. The aim of this study is to evaluate the response of bone and connective tissue to physical exercise and thermal treatment...
  54. ncbi Both serum receptors of tumor necrosis factor are influenced by mud pack treatment in osteoarthrotic patients
    S Bellometti
    Pietro d Abano Research Centre, Padova, Italy
    Int J Tissue React 24:57-64. 2002
    ....
  55. ncbi Effects of mud-pack treatment on plasma cytokine and soluble adhesion molecule levels in healthy volunteers
    S Basili
    Department of Medical Therapy, University of Rome La Sapienza, Viale del Policlinico, 155 00161 Rome, Italy
    Clin Chim Acta 314:209-14. 2001
    ....
  56. ncbi Final report on the safety assessment of Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Corylus Americana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Extract, Corylus Americana (Hazel) Seed Extract, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Leaf Extract, Corylus Americana (Hazel
    N Madhaven
    Cosmetic Ingredient Review, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    Int J Toxicol 20:15-20. 2001
    ....
  57. ncbi Mud bath therapy influences nitric oxide, myeloperoxidase and glutathione peroxidase serum levels in arthritic patients
    S Bellometti
    P d Abano Scientific Research Centre, Via P d Abano 11, 35031 Abano T, PD, Italy
    Int J Clin Pharmacol Res 20:69-80. 2000
    ..The increase in GSH-peroxidase was not correlated with the reduction of other biochemical markers, suggesting that mud bath treatment has different mechanisms of action...
  58. pmc The multicentre south European study 'Helios'. I: Skin characteristics and sunburns in basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin
    R Zanetti
    , Escuela Andaluza de Salud Publica, Spain
    Br J Cancer 73:1440-6. 1996
    ..Nevertheless, its association with BCC suggests, by analogy with melanoma, a relationship with intense sun exposure. Conversely, SCC would require prolonged exposure to sunlight...
  59. ncbi [Mechanism of the effect of aqueous peat extract on spontaneous contractile activity of smooth muscles]
    A M Beer
    Balneologisches Institut Bad Kissingen Deutschland
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 7:237-41. 2000
    ..After longstanding (4-5 h) influence from aqueous peat extract, a self-blocking effect of these influences can be observed. The mechanism of action could not be determined up to now...
  60. ncbi [The ultrastructural changes to the ovaries and oviducts in experimental inflammation under the influence of eplir phonophoresis]
    S V Logvinov
    Department of Histology and Embryology, Siberian State Medical University, Tomsk
    Morfologiia 117:68-72. 2000
    ..Effect of physiotherapy is manifested though activity of fibroclasts and macrophages, that regulate collagen production/resorption ratio thus preventing the development of fibrotic changes of ovary stroma and oviduct wall...
  61. ncbi [Balneotherapy and spa therapy of rheumatic diseases in Turkey: a systematic review]
    M Z Karagülle
    Medizinische Okologie und Hydroklimatologie, Medizinische Fakultät Istanbul der Universität Istanbul, Turkey
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 11:33-41. 2004
    ..This article is aimed at presenting the characteristics of traditional and modern balneological and spa therapy forms in Turkey...
  62. ncbi [Mud and baththerapy in the acne cure]
    G Argenziano
    Istituto di Clinica Dermosifilopatica, II Universita di Napoli, Italia
    Clin Ter 155:121-5. 2004
    ..They are: follicular keratinisation, sebum synthesis by sebaceum glands, skin inflammation, loss of gate function of epidermidis. Results are showed...
  63. ncbi [Psoriasis and mud bath therapy: clinical-experimental study]
    M Costantino
    Seconda Universita degli Studi di Napoli, Crisceb Centro di Ricerche Interdipartimentali, Scienze Computazionali e Biotecnologiche, Scuola di Specializzazione in Idrologia Medica, Napoli, Italia
    Clin Ter 156:145-9. 2005
    ..The aim of research it has been that of quantify the benefits of the mud-bath therapy with mineral water in the psoriasis...
  64. ncbi A facial mask comprising Dead Sea mud
    Basim Abu-Jdayil
    Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Cosmet Sci 57:441-54. 2006
    ..Moreover, particle sedimentation, which in this case would negatively affect consumer acceptance of the product, occurs slowly due to high viscosity at rest conditions...
  65. ncbi The efficacy of balneotherapy and mud-pack therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis
    Deniz Evcik
    Kocatepe University, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Afyon, Turkey
    Joint Bone Spine 74:60-5. 2007
    ..Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a common chronic degenerative disorder. There are various treatment modalities. This study was planned to investigate the efficacy of balneotherapy, mud-pack therapy in patients with knee OA...
  66. ncbi Therapeutic effect of spa therapy and short wave therapy in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized, single blind, controlled trial
    Luca Cantarini
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 27:523-9. 2007
    ..Our study demonstrated the superiority of arsenical ferruginous spa therapy compared to short wave therapy in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, probably in relationship to the specific effects of the minerals in this water...
  67. ncbi [Skin infection with Fusarium in an immunocompetent patient]
    Andres Ruiz de Casas
    Departamento de Dermatología M Q, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, Espana
    Actas Dermosifiliogr 97:278-80. 2006
    ..The condition was cured with oral itraconazole and local treatments...
  68. ncbi Antimicrobial properties of Dead Sea black mineral mud
    Zeev Ma'or
    Dead Sea Research Center, 86910 Dead Sea, Israel
    Int J Dermatol 45:504-11. 2006
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  69. ncbi [The influence of the initial humidity of balneological peat on its pharmacological features]
    A M Beer
    Modellabteilung für Naturheilkunde, Klinik Blankenstein, Im Vogelsang 5 11, 45527 Hattingen, Deutschland
    Biomed Tech (Berl) 50:366-70. 2005
    ..Second, the results show that the initial humidity of peat got no influence on the pharmacological features...
  70. ncbi Production of matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in osteoarthritic patients undergoing mud bath therapy
    S Bellometti
    Postgraduate School of Medical Hydrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pavia, Italy
    Int J Clin Pharmacol Res 25:77-94. 2005
    ..There could be a synergic and sequential association with pharmacologic therapy and/or interventions...
  71. ncbi [Health resorts and development of the health resort medicine in Lithuania]
    Aleksandras Kriščiūnas
    Clinic of Rehabilitation, Kaunas University of Medicine, Eiveniu 2, 50009 Kaunas, Lithuania
    Medicina (Kaunas) 41:355-8. 2005
    ..Possibilities of revival of studies concerning the effects of health resort factors on the rehabilities are discussed...
  72. ncbi Mud bath dermatitis due to cinnamon oil
    José Luis García-Abujeta
    Unidad de Alergia, Centro de Especialidades de Foietes Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
    Contact Dermatitis 52:234. 2005
    ..Fragrance mix, cinnamon essence, eugenol, cinnamic alcohol and cinnamic aldehyde yielded a positive result. To our knowledge, this is the first case of cinnamon dermatitis after a mud bath...
  73. ncbi Clinical improvement and serum amino acid levels after mud-bath therapy
    G Bagnato
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Int J Clin Pharmacol Res 24:39-47. 2004
    ..The results of this study confirm the efficacy of spa therapy in the treatment of osteoarthritis. A possible role for changes in serum amino acid concentration is discussed...
  74. ncbi Anti-inflammatory effect of mud-bath applications on adjuvant arthritis in rats
    F Cozzi
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 22:763-6. 2004
    ..The real effects of mud-bath applications on the inflammatory process are still not clarified. We studied these effects on rat adjuvant-induced arthritis...
  75. ncbi Geochemical estimation of copper contamination in the healing mud from Makirina Bay, central Adriatic
    Polona Vreca
    Department of Environmental Sciences, Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Environ Int 31:53-61. 2005
    ..The results also show that more detailed studies on Cu mobility are necessary prior to actual use of peloid in medical treatment...
  76. ncbi [Sulphur mud-bath treatment in osteoarthrosis: therapeutic activity and efficiency on the quality of life]
    M Costantino
    Dip Medicina Sperimentale sezione Farmacologia L Donatelli, Scuola di Specializzazione in Idrologia Medica, Centro Ricerche e Studi Termali srl inserito in Anagrafe Nazionale di Ricerche del MIUR, Napoli, Italia
    Clin Ter 157:525-9. 2006
    ..Few studies have investigated the impact of the FBT on the quality of life for patients with OA. The aim of our study was to investigate the "short-term" therapeutic effects and the impact on the quality of life using sulphur FBT in OA...
  77. ncbi [Therapeutic efficacy of peloid plasters in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the peripheral joints and spondylosis]
    Piotr Adrian Klimiuk
    Klinika Reumatologii i Chorób Wewnetrznych AM w Bialymstoku
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 16:344-7. 2004
    ..No allergic or other side effects were observed. Peloid plasters through the analgesic action improve the comfort of life and reduce the use of oral analgesic drugs...
  78. ncbi [Observations on organic components of thermal mud: morphohistochemical and biochemical studies on lipid components of mud of the Terme dei Papi (Laghetto del Bagnaccio, Viterbo). Chemical bases of the interpretation of biological and therapeutic actions
    S B Curri
    Centro di Biologia Molecolare, Milano Indena S p A, Milano
    Clin Ter 148:637-54. 1997
    ..The richness of these components in the Popes Thermal springs seems to be great interest in the dermatological and cosmetic applications, other then the traditional use...
  79. ncbi Mud-bath treatment in spondylitis associated with inflammatory bowel disease--a pilot randomised clinical trial
    Franco Cozzi
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Joint Bone Spine 74:436-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects and the tolerability of mud packs and thermal baths in a group of patients affected with this disease...
  80. ncbi Effects of mud pack treatment on skin microcirculation
    Dominique Poensin
    La Léchère University Research Center, Joseph Fourier University, 73260 La Léchère, Savoie, France
    Joint Bone Spine 70:367-70. 2003
    ..The magnitude of the changes, potential remote effects, and potential influence of mud pack thickness were studied...
  81. doi Lipophilic components of different therapeutic mud species
    Ersin Odabasi
    Department of Medical Ecology and Hydroclimatology, Gulhane School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    J Altern Complement Med 13:1115-8. 2007
    ..Unlike hydrophilic components, the lipophilic components of the mud extract have not been described precisely thus far. Thus, we aimed to determine the lipophilic components of the different mud species...
  82. ncbi The effect of peat components on endocrine and immunological parameters and on trace elements--results of two pilot studies
    A M Beer
    Department of Natural Cure, Blankenstein Hospital, Hattingen, Germany
    Clin Lab 47:161-7. 2001
    ..The effect of the peat components is thought to be the reason for this...