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Hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy

Pablo Beretta
In recent years, different authors have described various musculoskeletal oxygenation alterations in patients with fibromyalgia with or without myalgic encephalomyelitis. These patients suffer from meteor-sensitivity worsening their symptoms in lower atmospheric pressure climates (decreased oxygen pressure). They also respond successfully to hyperbaric chamber treatment (increased oxygen pressure), and to coenzime Q10 intake (improved use of oxygen). Having reviewed these findings, oxygen therapy is postulated in higher concentration and pressures to relief the symptoms of fibromyalgia with or without myalgic encephalomyelitis...
July 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
Qian Xu, Yi-Ting Wei, Shuang-Bo Fan, Liang Wang, Xiao-Ping Zhou
BACKGROUND: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is still a controversial alternative strategy for acute stroke. This study was conducted to evaluate the potential long-term efficacy and safety of using HBOT in diabetes patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: In this randomized, prospective, normobaric oxygen therapy (NBOT)-controlled pilot study, 79 diabetes patients suffering from acute ICH were randomized to treat for 60min in a monoplace hyperbaric chamber pressurized with 100% O2 to 2...
February 23, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
Filiz Gülüstan, Zahide Mine Yazıcı, Wesam M E Alakhras, Omer Erdur, Harun Acipayam, Levent Kufeciler, Fatma Tulin Kayhan
INTRODUCTION: Controversy surrounds the use of salvage therapies to treat sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), with no consensus on recommendations. While several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of intratympanic administration of steroids (ITS) and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment, few have compared the efficacy of ITS and HBO therapy in patients with refractory SSNHL. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficiency of ITS and HBO therapy in patients with refractory SSNHL...
November 22, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Duygu Terzioglu, Lebriz Uslu, Gonul Simsek, Pinar Atukeren, Hayriye Erman, Remise Gelisgen, Suleyman Ayvaz, Burhan Aksu, Hafize Uzun
BACKGROUND: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy may improve cholestasis, increase hepatic regeneration, and decrease oxidative stress in liver. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of HBO therapy on hepatic oxidative stress parameters, such as total thiol groups (T-SH), protein carbonyl (PCO), and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) as well as the predictive value of the noninvasive biochemical marker, sialic acid (SA), and prolidase activity in bile duct ligation (BDL)-induced oxidative damage and fibrosis in rats...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Maty G P Looijen, Dallas J New, Carrie D Fischer, Rkia Dardari, Karyn M Irwin, Christopher J Berezowski, Stephanie L Bond, Renaud Léguillette
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the mRNA expression of T helper (Th)1, Th2, and Th17 cell-associated inflammatory mediators in cells of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples collected from healthy horses exposed to hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) and to monitor blood oxygen concentration during and following HBO therapy. ANIMALS 8 healthy horses. PROCEDURES In a randomized controlled crossover design study, each horse was exposed (beginning day 1) to 100% oxygen at a maximum of 3 atmospheres absolute (304 kPa) daily for 10 days or ambient air at atmospheric pressure in the HBO chamber for an equivalent amount of time (control)...
October 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
Benjamin B Williams, Huagang Hou, Rachel Coombs, Harold M Swartz
A number of studies have reported benefits associated with the application of hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBO) delivered immediately prior to radiation therapy. While these studies provide evidence that pre-treatment with HBO may be beneficial, no measurements of intratumoral pO2 were carried out and they do not directly link the apparent benefits to decreased hypoxic fractions at the time of radiation therapy. While there is empirical evidence and some theoretical basis for HBO to enhance radiation therapy, without direct and repeated measurements of its effects on pO2, it is unlikely that the use of HBO can be understood and optimized for clinical applications...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Adriano Valerio, Matteo Verzè, Francesco Marchiori, Igor Rucci, Lucia De Santis, Irene Aprili, Lucia Antolini, Anna Sannino, Alessia Canello, Enrico Checchin, Francesca Mazzola, Sara Ferrari, Marta Garon, Alberto Schonsberg, Stefano Tardivo
Carbon monoxide acute intoxication is a common cause of accidental poisoning in industrialized countries and sometimes it produces a real mass casualty incident. The incident described here occurred in a church in the province of Verona, when a group of people was exposed to carbon monoxide due to a heating system malfunction. Fifty-seven people went to the Emergency Department. The mean carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) level was 10.1±5.7% (range: 3-25%). The clinicians, after medical examination, decided to move 37 patients to hyperbaric chambers for hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy...
July 4, 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Priya Jeyaraj, T K Bandyopadhyay
INTRODUCTION: Osteoradionecrosis of the jaws produces a considerable amount of esthetic as well as functional deficits seriously affecting quality of life of the patient. Cases are often notoriously difficult to treat and manage owing to associated comorbidities of the patient, post irradiation fibrosis and decreased vascularity at the site, which complicates free tissue flap and graft transfer, that subsequently succumb to failure. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), in which 100 % oxygen is administered by mask under 2...
June 2016: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
A hadanny, O Meir, Y Bechor, G Fishlev, J Bergan, S Efrati
INTRODUCTION: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy is applied in a growing number of cases for patients with different comorbidities and is considered a generally safe therapy. The main side effects related to HBO2 therapy are barotrauma, central nervous system- and pulmonary oxygen toxicity, claustrophobia, anxiety and visual disturbances. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of side effects associated with HBO2 therapy and risk factors in a large cohort of patients treated for different indications...
March 2016: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
P Godoy, C Pont, A Artigues, M Alsedà
BACKGROUND: The objective was to study a mass carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and the characteristics of the asymptomatic cases. METHODS: On the 2nd of February, 2015, a group of more than 30 television viewers of a football match contacted the emergency department due to suspected CO poisoning from a butane stove. A visual inspection of the location of the exposure and a descriptive epidemiological study were conducted. Based on the type of variable, the presence of a statistical association was studied with Fisher's exact test or the Kruskal-Wallis test...
November 2016: Revista Clínica Española
J Rhet Tucker, Li Xu, Erich M Sturgis, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Theresa M Hofstede, Mark S Chambers, Stephen Y Lai, Clifton David Fuller, Beth Beadle, G Brandon Gunn, Katherine A Hutcheson
PURPOSE: The present study was undertaken to evaluate osteoradionecrosis (ORN) in patients with salivary gland malignancies (SGM) after treatment with radiation therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of 172 patients treated with radiation therapy for SGM during a 12-year period (August 2001 to November 2013) were reviewed. Incidence, time to event, staging and management of ORN were analyzed. RESULTS: Of the 172 patients, 7 patients (4%) developed ORN (median latency: 19months, range: 4-72months)...
June 2016: Oral Oncology
Marley Ribeiro Feitosa, Omar Féres Filho, Camila Mussolin Tamaki, Camila Perazzoli, Mário Vinícius Angelete Alvarez Bernardes, Rogério Serafim Parra, José Joaquim Ribeiro da Rocha, Omar Féres
PURPOSE: To investigate de adjunctive effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in a group of patients with refractory Crohn's disease. METHODS: A total of 29 subjects with refractory Crohn's disease were submitted to daily sessions of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, in a 2800 Sechrist Monoplace Hyperbaric Chamber (Sechrist, USA) pressurized to 2.4 ATA. Each session lasted 2 hours. The endpoint was closure of enterocutaneous fistulas and complete healing of Pyoderma Gangrenosum and perineal Crohn's disease...
2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
Seyfi Emir, Sibel Ozkan Gurdal, Selim Sozen, Ilhan Bali, Ebru Yesildag, Atilla Celik, Savas Guzel, Onder Sahin, Hakan Ay, Birol Topcu
BACKGROUND: An increase in intra-abdominal pressure causes a decrease in the splanchnic blood flow and the intramucosal pH of the bowel, as well as increasing the risk of ischemia in the colon. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on the ischemia caused by laparoscopy in colonic anastomosis in an experimental model of laparoscopic colonic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We divided 30 male Wistar albino rats into three groups: Group A was the control (open colon anastomosis); Group B received LCA (laparoscopic colon anastomosis); while Group C received both LCA and HBOT...
2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
K T Wright, S P Praske, N A Bhatt, R M Magalhaes, T M Quast
The U.S. territory of Guam attracts thousands of military and civilian divers annually and is home to the only recompression facility within a 5,000-km radius that accepts critically injured dive casualties. As recompression chambers are confined spaces and standard use of electrical cardioversion cannot be used, cardiac resuscitation at depth must deviate from advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) algorithms. Furthermore, many hyperbaric chambers that accept dive casualties are in remote locations, a situation that requires providers to approach cardiac resuscitation in a different way when compared to an in-hospital or ICU setting...
January 2016: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
Walter Chin, Laura Jacoby, Olivia Simon, Nisha Talati, Gracelene Wegrzyn, Rachelle Jacoby, Jacob Proano, Susan E Sprau, Gerald Markovitz, Rita Hsu, Ellie Joo
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the primary treatment for arterial gas embolism, decompression sickness and acute carbon monoxide poisoning. Though there has been a proliferation of hyperbaric centers throughout the United States, a scarcity of centers equipped to treat emergency indications makes transport of patients necessary. To locate and characterize hyperbaric chambers capable of treating emergency cases, a survey of centers throughout the entire United States was conducted. Using Google, Yahoo, HyperbaricLink and the UHMS directory, a database for United States chambers was created...
January 2016: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
Miłosz Pietrus, Paweł Paprota, Renata Radziszewska, Hubert Huras, Artur Ludwin, Marcin Wiecheć, Agnieszka Nocuń, Piotr Ossowski, Anna Knafel, Marta Kiałka, Joanna Kłyszejko-Molska, Kazimierz Pityński, Aleksandra Załustowicz, Tomasz Banaś
Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the most frequent types of poisoning caused by gases. Exposure of a pregnant woman to carbon monoxide is connected with transmission of this gas to her fetus what may cause oxygen deficiency, and further, the damage to its organs. The article describes a case of carbon monoxide poisoning of a 28-weeks pregnant woman who was treated in a hyperbaric chamber. Therapy was successful and the woman gave birth to a healthy, full term infant. In case of poisoning to a pregnant woman the above seems to be the most advantageous solution...
2015: Przegla̧d Lekarski
M Y Chan, T Ts Au, K S Leung, W W Yan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the clinical profiles of all patients with carbon monoxide poisoning admitted to a regional hospital in order to enhance the vigilance of health care professionals for delayed neurological sequelae associated with carbon monoxide poisoning and to identify the prognostic factors associated with their development. This study also aimed to assess the impact of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on the development of delayed neurological sequelae in these patients...
February 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
Ugo Pani
Oxygen is an essential gas. Oxygen is also a biological medicine. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment which is based on the respiration of pure oxygen in a particular pressurised environment (hyperbaric chamber). The pressure allows the diffusion of oxygen into the blood at a concentration which is ten/fifteen/twenty times the normal level. The increase in oxygen in bodily liquids stimulates the synthesis of a gas, nitric oxide (NO), which has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and promotes the formation of new blood vessels (also through the employment of stem cells) thus accelerating the healing of wounds...
July 2015: Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia
Jeffrey A Niezgoda, Thomas E Serena, Marissa J Carter
BACKGROUND: The late effects of radiation therapy following the treatment of cancer are a well-known consequence. Evidence increasingly supports the use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) as an adjunctive treatment in a variety of radiation injuries. OBJECTIVE: To present the findings of a new registry of radiation injuries that was developed to evaluate the outcomes and treatment parameters of HBO treatment (HBOT) when applied to patients experiencing the late effects of radiation therapy...
January 2016: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Jeffrey S Cooper, Peter Allinson, Dana Winn, Lon Keim, Joe Sippel, Patty Shalberg, Kari Fowler
INTRODUCTION: Radiation-induced hemorrhagic cystitis is a serious side effect of radiation therapy. Anemia requiring transfusion can ensue. Treatment methods include bladder irrigation, fulguration, and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy. Failure of treatment leads to cystectomy associated with a high risk of severe complications (42%) and mortality (16%). Continuous bladder irrigation (CBI) is often required to prevent further clot formation. HBO2 supports the healing process of radiation cystitis...
September 2015: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
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