Scientific activities

Fields of study

The hospital conducts research in complex balneotherapy, rheumatology, prevention, and rehabilitation in order to develop the hospital’s proficiency and to facilitate the improvement of general medicine. We performed investigations on the biochemical changes in bone and cartilage metabolism as well as the effect of complex physiotherapy. Our results confirmed the biological, and physiological changes in the body after balneotherapy treatment in Hévíz, and these pieces of evidence help us learn more about how balneotherapy influences the pathomechanism of rheumatological diseases.

Therapies in Hévíz


Another research area is the lake in Hévíz and the continuous examination of its ecological and hydrogeologic status. In this case the aim is to preserve and restore the natural resources, while as for the medical research team, their objective is to prove the efficiency and mechanism of action of therapeutic work.

Environmental protection
 

Scientific work, publications

It has been known for a long time that the lake’s water in Hévíz is a remedy for several conditions and due to various therapies in the Spa many patients are thankful that their condition improved after the treatments in Hévíz. Recent studies of Hévíz Thermal Bath and St. Andrew's Hospital for Rheumatology and Rehabilitation show scientific evidence on the beneficial effects of balneotherapy treatment. Much research has been conducted in our institution and all of them showed favorable results. The following research have been presented on international conferences and scientific journals as well.


Evaluation of the effect of lake Hévíz thermal mineral water in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee

Published in: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med-3352 EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF LAKE HÉVÍZ THERMAL MINERAL WATER IN PATIENTS WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE: A RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED, SINGLE-BLIND, FOLLOW-UP STUDY Authors: Agota KULISCH, Agota BENKO, Annamaria BERGMANN, Noemi GYARMATI, Jozsef HORVATH, Agota KRANICZ, Zsuzsanna MANDO, Ágnes MATÁN, András NÉMETH, Erika SZAKÁL, Dóra SZÁNTÓ, László SZEKERES, Tamas BENDER


Evaluation of the effect of Hévíz mud in patients with hand osteoarthritis

Published in: The Israel Medicine Association Journal March 2017. EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF HÉVÍZ MUD IN PATIENTS WITH HAND OSTEOARTHRITIS: A RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED, SINGLE-BLIND, FOLLOW-UP STUDY Authors: Noémi Gyarmati MD, Ágota Kulisch MD PhD, András Németh MD, Annamária Bergmann MD, József Horváth MD, Zsuzsanna Mándó MD, Ágnes Matán MD, Erika Szakál MD, Tímea Sasné Péter, Dóra Szántó and Tamás Bender MD PhD DSc


Efficacy of complex physical therapy in patients with autoimmune disease

Published in: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology August 2017. EFFCACY OF INTENSIVE HAND PHYSICAL THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS Authors: J. Horváth, Z. Bálint, E. Szép, A. Deiszinger, T. Minier, N. Farkas, E. Török, É. Horváthné Papp, D. Komjáti, Z. Mándó, L. Czirják, C. Varjú
 

Conferences

In 2017 the institution organized the 1st International Medical Mud Scientific Conference (Medical Mud in the 21st century), with the aim of building international relations, to share our knowledge and expertise not only with the Hungarian but also with foreign health care providers as well. Since the conference was a great success, it also has been organized in 2018 with training courses and workshops included.

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Effcacy of intensive hand physical therapy in patients with systemic sclerosis (pdf , 0.7MB)
Evaluation of the Effect of hévíz Mud in Patients with hand Osteoarthritis: A Randomized, Controlled, Single-Blind Follow-Up Study (pdf , 0.5MB)
I. Hévízi Nemzetközi Gyógyiszap Konferencia (pdf , 0.3MB)
II. Hévízi Nemzetközi Gyógyiszap Konferencia és az ISMH Közép-Kelet Európai Balneológiai Továbbképzés (pdf , 1.9MB)

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8380 Hévíz, Dr. Schulhof Vilmos street 1.

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GPS: N 46° 47,188', E 17° 11,460'

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Phone: +36 83 501 700, Fax: +36 83 540 144

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