publication . Other literature type . 2013

Balneotherapy/hydrotherapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis – a descriptive overview

GRAZIO, Simeon; DOKO, Ines;
Open Access Croatian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Fizikalna i rehabilitacijska medicina, volume 25, issue 3-4 (issn: 1846-1867, eissn: 1848-171X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Croatian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Croatian Medical Association
Balneotherapy/hydrotherapy is an essential part of the rehabilitation in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Its effectiveness is often called into question, and for that reason the aim of this study was to summarize the literature about the effectiveness of balneotherapy/hydrotherapy in rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. The best known journal datebases in the field of biomedicine (PubMed, Scopus, Ovid) were computer searched in the period from 1993 to 2013 by keywords “balneotherapy”, “spa therapy” and “hydrotherapy” for these three inflammatory rheumatic diseases. All the available written medical literature was a...
free text keywords: balneoterapija; hidroterapija; ankilozantni spondilitis; reumatoidni artritis; psorijatični artritis, balneotherapy; hidrotherapy; ankylosing spondylitis; rheumatoid arthritis; psoriatic arthritis
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