Dr. José Luis F. Calunga, PhD
Dr. Calunga is an MD specialized in Pathology and a full time researcher who graduated from Cuba’s Medical School in Havana. Dr. Calunga taught at the university for years and earned his PhD in 2009. Dr. Calunga has participated in several clinical studies on ozone, such as a Phase III clinical study on the efficacy of ozonated oil in the treatment of Giardia; a Phase II clinical study on the efficacy of rectal ozone on redox balance in cronic kidney failure patients and a clinical study on ozone therapy in the treatment of disc hernias. Dr. Calunga been involved in the writing and publication of more than 30 research articles and books on ozone therapy, and has taught in international symposiums and more than 54 post- graduate degrees. He currently coordinates and leads advanced and basic ozone courses. Dr. Calunga has taught Ozone Therapy at the post-graduate level in Perú, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Brazil.
Dr. Calunga has received the following awards: the Velio Bocci First Prize for his work on ozone in the prevention of kidney damage, March 2011. First price in the Regional Conference on Orthopedics in the treatments of SOMA illnesses,
2009. Price for his work on bronchial hypersensitivity in mice, awarded by the High Institute of Army Medicine in Cuba, 2007. Special distinction prize of the year at the University in Cuba, 2006. Prize in the XVth National Science and Tecnology Forum for his work on the application of OLEOZON© in Giardia, Cuba, 2006.
Effect of the Ozonetherapy in kidney and liver function in complicated diabetic patient.
Several reports on the benefits of ozone therapy for neuro-infected diabetic foot are available in specialized literature. In many cases this disorder is related with such pathological conditions as hepatic failure, renal failure, immunodeficiency and anemia. For that reason the objective of the investigation was to evaluate the effects of ozone-therapy as a complementary treatment in these patients with neuro-infected diabetic foot, associated to hepatic failure, immunodeficiency and anemia. The biological effects of ozone-therapy are well known at preclinical and clinical levels, the action mechanisms are the stimulation of antioxidant systems, immunomodulator effect and germicide effect in bacterias, viruses, protozoa and fungi. On the other hand, it is known that neuroinfected diabetic foot, immunodeficiency and septic state are frequent complications of diabetic patients and in most of cases can be dangerous for their lives. The case that we present is a diabetic patient with septic injuries in the upper side of his right foot, with exposed tendons and muscles. The metabolic status was assessed and the diagnosis of multiorganic damage and neuroinfected diabetic foot was made. The patient was treated with aggressive antibiotic therapy, combined with ozone-therapy by rectal insufflation, major auto-hemotherapy, local ozone bag insufflations and topic Oleozon administration, obtaining a very good result as a systemic and septic disorder treatment. Based on that result we can say that ozonetherapy is a good alternative treatment for that specific disorder.