Intravesical Ozone Therapy for Progressive Radiation-Induced Hematuria

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Clavo, Bernardino; Dominiga Gutiérrez; Dionisio Martín; Gerardo Suárez; María A. Hernández & Francisco Robaina, Intravesical Ozone Therapy for Progressive Radiation-Induced Hematuria. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 11(3): 539-541, 2005.



Progressive radiation-induced cystitis can become a serious clinical problem the therapeutic solution of which is limited and almost invariably aggressive. Ozone therapy is a nonconventional therapy that has been reported to offer benefits in late-onset wound healing and ischemic disorders. This report describes a patient with progressive radiation-induced hematuria from standard conservative treatment that was further treated with ozone therapy.
Ozone therapy was achieved by intravesical instillation of ozonized bi-distilled water over a period of 30 minutes, three sessions per week during the first weeks. Later, ozone therapy sessions were decreased and involved ozonized water or direct intravesicular instillation of ozone at 20-25 microg/mL.
Hematuria was successfully controlled by intravesical application of ozone therapy.
The successes achieved with this technique suggest that intravesicular instillation of ozonized bi-distilled water or ozone merits further investigation with a view to its application to counter this radiation-induced side-effect.