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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917259/successful-treatment-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis-as-a-complication-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-case-report
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Kensuke Nakatani, Takaharu Kato, Shinichiro Okada, Risa Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Nishida, Hiroyasu Komuro, Toshiyuki Suganuma
BACKGROUND: Although gastrointestinal involvement in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis is uncommon, it is associated with mild to severe life-threatening complications. We present a case of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis in a patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis that was treated successfully with hyperbaric oxygen. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old Japanese man with a 3-year history of granulomatosis with polyangiitis consulted our hospital with a complaint of severe back pain...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914683/primum-non-nocere-and-the-5-rights
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Gabriele Popp, Dick Clarke, Stephen Rothstein
Overutilization of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is commonplace and primarily associated with outpatient wound care. While the number of hospitals providing HBOT is at an all-time high, the number of those willing to treat patients in immediate need is at an all-time low. Huge areas of the country, including major population areas, are now completely devoid of 24/7 HBOT availability and inpatient access. Purchasers of healthcare, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, have become increasingly concerned to the point that several strategies have been introduced to constructively deal with this issue...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902644/serum-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-level-as-a-marker-of-oxidative-stress-in-patients-undergoing-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Kudret Keskin, Hakan Kilci, Gökhan Aksan, Gökhan Çetinkal, Süleyman Sezai Yıldız, Füsun Kocaman Türk, Gülsüm Bingöl
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress (OS) is involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), in which 100% oxygen is inhaled under hyperbaric pressure, may create OS. Therefore, the aim of this research was to measure the serum oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) level in patients undergoing HBOT. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients who underwent HBOT to treat various diseases were enrolled in this study. The serum oxLDL level was measured at the beginning of the first and after the 10th therapy session...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902603/the-utility-of-conservative-treatment-modalities-in-the-management-of-osteonecrosis
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Feroz Osmani, Savyasachi Thakkar, Jonathan Vigdorchik
INTRODUCTION: Osteonecrosis is an ischemic pathologic process associated with a number of conditions affecting a range of age groups. The problem faced in the management of osteonecrosis is whether conservative treatment is a viable and effective option for patients. In this systematic review, we investigated the efficacy of various nonoperative treatment modalities for hip and knee osteonecrosis, including pharmacological management and biophysical modalities. METHODS: We identified 16 studies based on electronic searches through the PubMed, Embase, CINAHL Plus, and Cochrane databases from January 2001 to November 2015...
May 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900861/acute-kidney-injury-caused-by-decompression-illness-successfully-treated-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-and-temporary-dialysis
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Arata Hibi, Keisuke Kamiya, Takahisa Kasugai, Keisuke Kamiya, Satoru Kominato, Chiharu Ito, Toshiyuki Miura, Katsushi Koyama
A 52-year-old Japanese male professional diver was referred to our hospital for decompression illness (DCI). After 1 h of diving operation at 20 m below sea level, he complained of dyspnea, chest pain, and abdominal pain. He dove again, intending to ease the symptoms, but the symptoms were never relieved. He dove for a total of 4 h. No neurological abnormalities were observed. Computed tomography images revealed portal venous gas and mesenteric venous gas, in addition to bubbles in the femoral veins, pelvis, lumbar canal, intracranial sinuses, and joints...
September 12, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894636/fournier-s-gangrene-a-review-and-outcome-comparison-from-2009-to-2016
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Mark Ferretti, Akhil A Saji, John Phillips
Objective: The outcome of Fournier's gangrene (FG) may be affected by comorbidities, demographics, and choice of treatment modality. We sought to evaluate our institution's management protocol of FG measured by mortality rate (MR) and length of hospital stay (LHS) in a retrospective cohort study. Approach: A database of 20 FG cases at our institution throughout the 2009-2016 study period was assembled by a retrospective review of medical records. A Fournier's Gangrene Severity Index Score (FGSIS) was calculated for each case...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883864/the-efficacy-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-in-hemorrhagic-stroke-experimental-and-clinical-implications
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Robert P Ostrowski, Katarzyna Stępień, Emanuela Pucko, Ewa Matyja
Hemorrhagic stroke, accounting for 10-30% of stroke cases, carries high rates of morbidity and mortality. This review presents the current knowledge on the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO)-based modalities in the preclinical research on hemorrhagic stroke. Both preconditioning and post-treatment with HBO are considered as prospective therapeutic options. High efficacy of HBO therapy (HBOT) for brain hemorrhage has been noted. We found that moderate hyperbaric pressures appear optimal for therapeutic effect, while the therapeutic window of opportunity is short...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874921/functional-medicine-approach-to-traumatic-brain-injury
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Alice C Richer
Background: The U.S. military has seen dramatic increases in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among military personnel due to the nature of modern-day conflicts. Conventional TBI treatment for secondary brain injuries has suboptimal success rates, and patients, families, and healthcare professionals are increasingly turning to alternative medicine treatments. Objective: Effective treatments for the secondary injury cascades that occur after an initial brain trauma are unclear at this time. The goal of successful treatment options for secondary TBI injuries is to reduce oxidative stress, excitotoxicity, and inflammation while supporting mitochondrial functions and repair of membranes, synapses, and axons...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873460/perfluorocarbon-emulsions-radiosensitise-brain-tumors-in-carbogen-breathing-mice-with-orthotopic-gl261-gliomas
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Lisa A Feldman, Marie-Sophie Fabre, Carole Grasso, Dana Reid, William C Broaddus, Gregory M Lanza, Bruce D Spiess, Joel R Garbow, Melanie J McConnell, Patries M Herst
BACKGROUND: Tumour hypoxia limits the effectiveness of radiation therapy. Delivering normobaric or hyperbaric oxygen therapy elevates pO2 in both tumour and normal brain tissue. However, pO2 levels return to baseline within 15 minutes of stopping therapy. AIM: To investigate the effect of perfluorocarbon (PFC) emulsions on hypoxia in subcutaneous and intracranial mouse gliomas and their radiosensitising effect in orthotopic gliomas in mice breathing carbogen (95%O2 and 5%CO2)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857997/cervical-necrotizing-fasciitis-of-odontogenic-origin-and-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Caner Hakki Inan, Haydar Murat Yener, Mehmet Yilmaz, Emine Deniz Gözen, Zülküf Burak Erdur, Bengüsu Oroğlu, Eren Olcay, Nermin Memmedova
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is an infection of the soft tissues pathology with high mortality that spreads through the fascial planes and rarely seen in head and neck region. The cause of infection is often odontogenic problems. Broad-spectrum antibiotics, surgical debridement, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) are important for the treatment of disease. We report a case of cervical NF in a 33-year-old woman who was treated with rapid surgical debridement and simultaneous HBO.
August 28, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845732/-express-kindlin-1-is-a-key-protein-in-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain
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Baisong Zhao, Erning He, Yongying Pan, Haiping Xu, Xingrong Song
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January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838774/the-role-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-in-the-prevention-and-management-of-radiation-induced-complications-of-the-head-and-neck-%C3%A2-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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P Ravi, D Vaishnavi, A Gnanam, V B Krishnakumar Raja
Radiation therapy for the treatment of head and neck cancer can injure normal tissues and have devastating side effects. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is known to reduce the severity of radiation-induced injury by promoting wound healing. While most of the research in literature has focused on its efficacy in osteonecrosis, HBO has other proven benefits as well. The aim of this review was to identify the various benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in patients who have undergone radiation for head and neck cancer...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838565/a-case-of-methemoglobinemia-successfully-treated-with-hyperbaric-oxygenation-monotherapy
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Youngmo Cho, Sung Wook Park, Sang-Kyoon Han, Hyung Bin Kim, Seok Ran Yeom
BACKGROUND: Methylene blue is the first-line therapy for methemoglobinemia, but it can be intermittently unavailable due to production issues. For this clinical scenario, alternative treatment options need to be explored. Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) is conventionally applied as an adjunctive therapy during the systemic administration of methylene blue. Currently, little is known regarding the effects of HBO monotherapy in methemoglobinemia. We report a case of methemoglobinemia that was successfully treated with HBO monotherapy...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837532/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-after-acute-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury-improvement-of-locomotor-recovery-in-rats
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Asdrubal Falavigna, Manuela Peletti Figueiró, Pedro Guarise da Silva, Lucas Piccoli Conzatti, Elisa Braun Rizkalla, Scheila Cardoso Dos Santos, Francine Würzius de Quadros, Lucas Radaelli
STUDY DESIGN: controlled laboratory study. OBJECTIVE: analyse the effectiveness of HT using mild and moderate models of SCI. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) can cause permanent impairment with socioeconomic consequences. The motor deficit occurs by two mechanisms: destruction of neuronal cells and local inflammatory response, resulting in hypoxia. Hyperbaric Therapy (HT) acts by increasing oxygen in the injured area. METHODS: thoracic laminectomy was performed in 72 female Wistar rats...
August 23, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820047/reversal-of-spinal-cord-ischemia-following-endovascular-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-repair-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-and-therapeutic-hypothermia
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Emmanuel Urquieta, Joseph Varon, Peter H Lin
BACKGROUND: Neurological adverse events with spinal cord ischemia (SCI) remain one of the most feared complications in patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). These patients can develop irreversible paraplegia with lifelong consequences with physical and psychological agony. CASE PRESENTATION: We herein present a patient who developed SCI with bilateral lower leg paraplegia on the third postoperative day following TEVAR. Spinal catheter was inserted for spinal fluid drainage...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810963/treating-decompression-sickness-military-flight-simulation-site-community-hospital-partnership
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Whitney C Rhodes, George Hertner, Robert Price, Lani Finck, Claudia Temmer, Tracy Cushing, Kathleen Flarity
BACKGROUND: High-altitude flight simulation familiarizes military trainees with the symptoms of hypoxia to prepare them for emergency situations. Decompression sickness (DCS) can occur as a result of these simulations. In cases when ground-level supplemental oxygen does not resolve symptoms, hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is indicated. Many military hyperbaric chambers have been closed because of cost reductions, necessitating partnerships with community hospitals to ensure access to treatment...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806029/atrial-fibrillation-induced-by-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-and-successful-treatment-with-hyperbaric-oxygen
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Maheedhar Gedela, Nathan Y Weltman, Naga Sushma Chavvakula, Paul L Carpenter, Tamera Sturm
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the major public health hazards which may go unnoticed as this is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. The manifestations of the CO poisoning are far-reaching. Although CO affects almost every organ in the body, cerebral and myocardial involvement are predominant due to the hypoxia-induced cellular damage. The mainstay treatment is providing high-flow oxygen and in some instances hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In the literature, there have been few cases of CO poisoning-induced atrial fibrillation (AF) reported...
July 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783893/delayed-treatment-of-frostbite-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-a-report-of-two-cases
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Corine A Lansdorp, Gert R Roukema, Onno Boonstra, Jan Dokter
Frostbite is an injury caused by the freezing of tissue, causing varied levels of tissue damage and necrosis. Case reports have shown a positive effect of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) in such injuries, in acute cases as well as delayed (up to 21 days) presentation with complications. In this case report we present the course of hyperbaric treatment of two patients (a brother and sister, age 58 and 62) who sustained frostbite injuries to both feet 28 days earlier while hiking in the Himalayas. They were initially treated in Nepal following local protocol; afterward their primary care in the Netherlands was managed by the Burn Centre at Maasstad Hospital in Rotterdam...
July 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783892/effect-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-on-complete-blood-count
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Ali Erdal Gunes, Samil Aktas
Complete blood count (CBC) is a routine diagnostic procedure for patients and a part of routine health inspection for healthy individuals. The effect of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) on CBC is not known. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of HBO₂ on blood parameters in CBC with long-term HBO₂ therapy. In this study, patients received HBO₂ at the department of Underwater and Hyperbaric Clinical Medicine. CBC results were obtained at specific time points during HBO₂ therapy. The study recruited a total of 140 patients who met the research inclusion criteria...
July 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783891/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-five-days-increases-blood-brain-barrier-permeability
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Selçuk Tatar, Nurcan Orhan, Canan Ugur Yilmaz, Nadir Arican, Bulent Ahishali, Mutlu Kucuk, Imdat Elmas, Mehmet Kaya, Akin Savas Toklu
This study aimed to explore the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) on blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity in rats, when administered for one (at 2.5 ATA, 3 HBO₂ sessions a day) and five days (at 2.5 ATA, 3 HBO₂ sessions a day for the first two days, and twice a day for the last three days). Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was used to evaluate the BBB permeability. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were measured in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus regions...
July 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
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