EFFICACY OF HIGH-CONCENTRATED OXYGEN INHALATIONS ADDING CAMOMILE OIL AT PATIENTS WITH VIRAL PNEUMONIAS
PhD, MD, Associate Professor1
PhD, MD, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor1
(1) Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Occupational Diseases, Higher State Educational Institution of Ukraine «Bukovinian State Medical University», Fastivska str., 2, Chernivtsi, Ukraine,
The aim – to study the clinical manifestations, capillary blood saturation, frequency of respiratory failure in
patients with complicated forms of viral pneumonia.
Materials and methods. The study included 45 patients with viral pneumonias (mean age was 46.5±9.2
years). Patients observed were randomized into 2 groups. In group 1 (n=20), the only basic therapy was prescribed. In group 2 in addition to the basic therapy the inhalations with high concentrated oxygen with Camomile Oil were used.
The results of the study. It is proved that the use of highly concentrated oxygen with camomile oil in the
inhalation treatment regimen significantly reduces the duration of local respiratory symptoms (p<0.001) and symptoms of general intoxication (p<0.001), prolonged hospital stay decreases by an average of 5 days (p<0.001). The relief of symptoms of RF in group 2 was noted for 10 days of hospitalization with an increase in capillary blood saturation (SatO2,%) to 95.2±2.91. Absolute therapeutic efficacy (absolute efficacy) of the correction of RF during complex treatment with the addition of highly concentrated oxygen was 85.0% versus 40.0% in group 1. Relative efficacy (relative efficacy) was 0.47 [0,27-0,83], with Odds Ratio (OR) – 0.12 [0,03-0,54]; p<0.05.
Conclusions. High-concentrated oxygen inhalations adding camomile oil is effective in complex treatment
at patients with viral pneumonias.
Keywords: viral pneumonias, complications, oxygen inhalation.