Substantiation of the additional prescription of magnetotherapy in the complex of rehabilitation of children with concomitant diseases of the nervous system during remission of cancer
Shapovalova Н., Shmakova I., Mokiienko A., Gushcha S., Plakida A. Substantiation of the additional prescription of magnetotherapy in the complex of rehabilitation of children with concomitant diseases of the nervous system during remission of cancer. Balneo and PRM Research Journal. 2021; 12(1): 73–76. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12680/balneo.2021.422
Introduction. The increase in the number of children with oncological diseases requires development of effective methods of medical rehabilitation.
Purpose: To determine the effectiveness of the use of low-frequency magnetotherapy (LFMT) in children with diseases of the nervous system, manifested in the period of remission of oncological diseases (OD) in the complex of sanatorium rehabilitation (SRR).
Methods: Children with OD at the stage of rehabilitation in a sanatorium underwent a clinical examination: medical history, concomitant pathology, complaints, clinical examination, assessment of neurological status; instrumental studies: electroencephalography (EEG) – assessment of the bioelectrical activity of the brain; echoencephalography (EchoEG) – assessment of CSF dynamics; Doppler ultrasound (USDG) – assessment of cerebral circulation. For 25 children with concomitant diseases of the nervous system during the period of OD remission (17 people) and solid tumors (8 people), in addition to the general complex of SRR, magnetotherapy was prescribed for the cervical-collar zone according to the following method: magnetic induction 20 – 30 mT, exposure 10 – 15 minutes, every other day, for a course of 5 procedures.
Results: The use of the therapeutic complex TFR with the additional prescription of magnetotherapy can reliably reduce childrenʹs complaints in remission of the OD for the impaired activity of the nervous system. According to the USDG indicators, statistically significant positive changes in cerebral hemodynamics were established. The results of ultrasound echoEG indicate the improvement of CSF dynamics. According to the EEG data, positive changes in the state of brain electrogenesis were established.
Conclusion: The effectiveness of LFMT in children in the period of remission of oncohematological diseases with concomitant diseases of the nervous system has been substantiated.