Dmytro I ZabolotnyNational Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Title: Effectiveness of hirudotherapy and rehabilitation measures in patients suffering from dyscirculatory encephalopathy with vestibular dysfunction after chornobyl nuclear power plant accident
The purpose of the present work is to study the changes in vestibular pathological reactions in persons who were involved in liquidation of Chornobyl nuclear power plant accident and suffer from discirculatory encephalopathy in dynamics after the disaster. Vestibular dysfunction occurs before the development of dyscirculatory encephalopathy. We have determined the specific features of disorders of vestibular-vegetative reactions. They are manifested by cardiovascular disorders and syncopal states. We didn’t find any pathologies of the digestive organs in patients. The effectiveness of hirudotherapy consists in the regulation of the physiological processes of excitation and inhibition, in contrast to drug therapy, because some drugs have a stimulating effect and others a sedative one. In addition, hirudotherapy in combination with rehabilitation measures in patients with dyscirculatory encephalopathy and vestibular dysfunction is effective for maintaining vitality and prolonging life. The renaissance of hirudotherapy and the further study of its possibilities at the modern level is promising for further development of medicine in present and in future.
Director of the State Institution “O.S. Kolomiychenko Institute of Otolaryngology”, head of the Department of inflammatory diseases of the ENT organs, doctor of medical sciences, professor, academician and vice president of the Academy of Sciences, honored worker of science and technology of Ukraine, laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology, author of numerous scientific publications, including articles, monographs, textbooks, inventions. A well-known scientist in various fields of otorhinolaryngology in Ukraine and abroad.