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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Marcele F Bastos, Ana Carolina A V Kayano, João Luiz Silva-Filho, João Conrado K Dos-Santos, Carla Judice, Yara C Blanco, Nathaniel Shryock, Michelle K Sercundes, Luana S Ortolan, Carolina Francelin, Juliana A Leite, Rafaella Oliveira, Rosa M Elias, Niels O S Câmara, Stefanie C P Lopes, Letusa Albrecht, Alessandro S Farias, Cristina P Vicente, Claudio C Werneck, Selma Giorgio, Liana Verinaud, Sabrina Epiphanio, Claudio R F Marinho, Pritesh Lalwani, Rogerio Amino, Julio Aliberti, Fabio T M Costa
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a multifactorial syndrome involving an exacerbated proinflammatory status, endothelial cell activation, coagulopathy, hypoxia, and accumulation of leukocytes and parasites in the brain microvasculature. Despite significant improvements in malaria control, 15% of mortality is still observed in CM cases, and 25% of survivors develop neurologic sequelae for life-even after appropriate antimalarial therapy. A treatment that ameliorates CM clinical signs, resulting in complete healing, is urgently needed...
March 20, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Denise F Blake, Derelle A Young, Lawrence H Brown
INTRODUCTION: Published normal transcutaneous oxygen partial pressures (Ptc O2 ) for the chest and lower limb have defined tissue hypoxia as a value of < 40 mmHg (< 30 mmHg in some patients, < 50 mmHg in others). AIM: To determine 'normal' Ptc O2 for the upper and lower limb in healthy, non-smoking adults using the Radiometer® TCM400 with tc Sensor E5250. METHOD: Thirty-two volunteers had transcutaneous oxygen measurements (TCOM) performed on the chest, upper and lower limbs breathing air, with leg then arm elevated and whilst breathing 100% oxygen...
March 31, 2018: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
Xiaowei Li, Jingze Li, Xuehui Yang, Zhaosheng Sun, Jinrong Zhang, Wangmiao Zhao, Shuzhi Dong, Cong Li, Yanqiao Ye, Jianchao Chen, Yongqian Li, Yi Xiang, Jianhui Mao, Guangjie Li, Hong Guo, Wenchao Zhang, Hao Guo, Yazhao Zhang, Mingzhe Zhang, Wanzeng Zhang, Zhanyi Xu, Baoshuai Zhao, Jianhui Wei, Gengshui Zhao, Ronghua Ma, Xiuzhi Shen, Chunyan Ge, Cunling Zheng, Shang Li, Yan Wang
BACKGROUND: Prognosis of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) remains poor worldwide. AIMS OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effect and optimal protocol for hyperbaric-oxygen therapy (HBOT), and reduce incidence of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in ICH. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, controlled trial included 565 patients with acute severe ICH. Participants were randomly assigned to a sham-control group (Group A) and four intervention groups: Groups B and C with 2...
March 13, 2018: Archives of Medical Research
Christopher J Rendina
Purpose: To present a case that benefited from utilizing hyperbaric oxygen therapy in conjunction with antibiotics for a non-healing mandibular fracture that was highly suspicious of osteomyelitis. Also, to discuss research set forth by Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society that supports the use hyperbaric oxygen in such cases. Case: A 25-year-old male status post fist to face resulting in bilateral mandibular fracture. He underwent two surgeries in an attempt to plate the fracture with the assistance of a bone graft...
March 13, 2018: Military Medicine
Hiroshi Tamura, Tatsuo Kanda, Tadasu Chida, Hitoshi Kameyama, Ukihide Tateishi, Toshifumi Wakai, Makoto Naito
BACKGROUND: Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is a rare disease characterized by multiple gas-filled cysts in the intestinal wall and is associated with various comorbidities. We report herein a case of intractable paralytic ileus caused by primary PCI. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old man visited out hospital complaining of abdominal pain and vomiting. He had been hospitalized twice for intestinal obstruction in the past 2 months. Based on his history of appendectomy, mechanical bowel obstruction caused by adhesion was diagnosed, and the patient underwent surgery...
March 14, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
Marek Kawecki, Jarosław Pasek, Grzegorz Cieślar, Aleksander Sieroń, Grzegorz Knefel, Mariusz Nowak, Justyna Glik
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the major complications of diabetes mellitus in adults. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to conduct a planimetry evaluation of the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the treatment of patients with vascular disorders caused by diabetic foot. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 94 patients, 30 females (32%) and 64 males (68%), aged 33-76 years, with diabetes lasting 1.5-32 years, who underwent HBOT due to diabetic foot...
January 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Yuan Li, Huiping Zhang, Yi Liang, Wei Wang, Tongshun Xu, Jifang Zhang, Wenliang Xiao, Tao Wang
BACKGROUND: To improve therapy for slow coronary flow (SCF), the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy on vascular endothelial function in SCF patients is the focus of this investigation. METHODS: Ninety-eight patients who exhibited chest discomfort were retrospectively analyzed, and di-agnosed with SCF by coronary artery angiography at the Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China from 2014 to 2016. The patients were divided into two groups according to the following treatment: HBO group (n = 48) and the control group (n = 50)...
2018: Cardiology Journal
Cheng-Hwang Perng, Yue-Cune Chang, Ruu-Fen Tzang
OBJECTIVE: No cure is currently available for dementia; however, various treatments and interventions have been reported to be effective. The factors influencing the efficacy of dementia treatment have not been comprehensively evaluated. This study evaluated the factors influencing treatment effects on cognitive dysfunction in dementia by comparing the results obtained from a meta-analysis based on meta-regression. METHODS: We searched for articles, clinical trials, and meta-analyses on the efficacy of pharmacotherapy or psychosocial treatment for dementia published between 2000 and 2016 in the MEDLINE/PubMed, Cochrane Library, SCOPUS, and Airiti Library databases...
March 3, 2018: Psychopharmacology
Jarosław Pasek, Grzegorz Cieślar, Mikołaj Pietrzak, Leszek Jagodziński, Aleksander Sieroń
For many years the increasing number of patients who indulge different accidents and injuries during executing buildings works was observed. The medical help offered to those patients - the most often surgical or orthopedic - in form of surgical debridement of wound should enable its complete healing. However in many cases the healing process of wounds does not run in correct way and chronic wounds come into being, which need complex treatment. Contemporary physical medicine systematically broadens the healing possibilities by introducing to clinical practice new procedures and the therapeutic devices which in many cases accelerate the healing processes of chronic wounds...
February 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Karalynn Otterness, Christine Ahn, Jeffrey Nusbaum, Nachi Gupta
Smoke inhalation injury portends increased morbidity and mortality in fire-exposed patients. Upper airway thermal burns, inflammation from lower airway irritants, and systemic effects of carbon monoxide and cyanide can contribute to injury. A standardized diagnostic protocol for inhalation injury is lacking, and management remains mostly supportive. Clinicians should maintain a high index of suspicion for concomitant traumatic injuries. Diagnosis is mostly clinical, aided by bronchoscopy and other supplementary tests...
March 1, 2018: Emergency Medicine Practice
Karalynn Otterness, Christine Ahn
Smoke inhalation injury portends increased morbidity and mortality in fire-exposed patients. Upper airway thermal burns, inflammation from lower airway irritants, and systemic effects of carbon monoxide and cyanide can contribute to injury. A standardized diagnostic protocol for inhalation injury is lacking, and management remains mostly supportive. Clinicians should maintain a high index of suspicion for concomitant traumatic injuries. Diagnosis is mostly clinical, aided by bronchoscopy and other supplementary tests...
March 2018: Emergency Medicine Practice
Yuanyuan Ding, Peng Yao, Tao Hong, Zhenkai Han, Baisong Zhao, Weimin Chen, Guangyu Zhou
Neuropathic pain is pain caused by injury or dysfunction in the central and/or peripheral nervous system. Neuropathic pain has a high incidence with a complex mechanism, but effective treatment remains elusive. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy has been widely used in the treatment of a variety of neurological diseases. The current study used a rat model of neuropathic pain induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve. We observed the effects of early use of 2.5 absolute atmosphere (ATA) HBO on neuropathic pain-related behaviors and the expression of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms in the spinal dorsal horn...
January 26, 2018: Oncotarget
Lynn De Roeck, Lauranne Van Assche, Veronique Verhoeven, Ina Vrints, Jana Van Thielen, Thierry Tondu, Filip Thiessen
OBJECTIVE: Subcutaneous emphysema can be an alarming sign of a necrotizing soft tissue infection. However, non-infectious etiologies exist that can be treated conservatively. This case report describes a subcutaneous emphysema of unknown origin and highlights the importance of distinguishing these clinical entities. METHODS: We present a 17-year old female with pain and subcutaneous emphysema of the left arm. There were no systemic symptoms. Inflammatory parameters were slightly elevated...
February 23, 2018: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Laurène Dufayet, Chantal Médernach, Clément Bassi, Robert Garnier, Jérôme Langrand
INTRODUCTION: Heavy rainfall in May 2016 caused large-scale flooding of the Seine and its tributaries. Analysis of this unusual event showed that it could recur on an even larger scale. The sanitary consequences were less frequently assessed in this analysis, particularly the risk of accidental collective carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning caused by the use of combustion engine drainage pumps. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of acute accidental carbon monoxide exposure observed in the Ile-de-France region, related to the use of drainage pumps in spring and summer 2016 and notified to the Ile-de-France CO poisoning surveillance network...
November 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
Raven Henderson, Debra A Reilly, Jeffrey S Cooper
Natural and synthetic fillers have revolutionized aesthetic facial rejuvenation and soft-tissue augmentation. We present a case highlighting the dangers of filler self-injection. A 37-year-old woman self-injected a dermal filler around both temples. She immediately experienced left--side hearing loss, blanching over the left face, and pain. Prompt treatment with hyaluronidase, topical nitro paste, and warm compresses ensued. An emergency computed tomography angiogram showed occlusion of a superficial temporal artery branch...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Min Liu, Huan Chen, Min Tong, Jinping Zhou, Xiyu Wu
STUDY DESIGN: Seventy-five Sprague-Dawley (SD)rats were randomly divided into sham, complete spinal cord transection (CSCT)and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) groups. Among them, rats in HBO group were further divided into 3 h group (HBO1) and 12 h group (HBO2). OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of ultra-early HBO therapy on femoral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and bone metabolism of rats with CSCT. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Complete SCI is still an unresolved problem in clinical practice...
February 16, 2018: Spine
Derek M Culnan, Beretta Craft-Coffman, Genevieve H Bitz, Karel D Capek, Yiji Tu, William C Lineaweaver, Maggie J Kuhlmann-Capek
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a small molecule poison released as a product of incomplete combustion. Carbon monoxide binds hemoglobin, reducing oxygen delivery. This effect is exacerbated in the burned pregnant patient by fetal hemoglobin that binds CO 2.5- to 3-fold stronger than maternal hemoglobin. With no signature clinical symptom, diagnosis depends on patient injury history, elevated carboxyhemoglobin levels, and alterations in mental status. The standard of care for treatment of CO intoxication is 100% normobaric oxygen, which decreases the half-life of CO in the bloodstream from 5 hours to 1 hour...
March 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Valérie Platzer, Guillaume Perez, Anne Galinier, Michèle Genestal, Béatrice Riu-Poulenc, Leslie Gonzalez, Eric Huyghe, Sylvie Caspar-Bauguil
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Haemorrhagic radiation cystitis (HRC) is a late complication of pelvic radiotherapy. Severe cases are difficult to treat due to persistent or recurrent bleeding, despite urological and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). However, wound healing requires a good nutritional status. In this respect, we aimed at analysing the nutritional status of patients with HRC prior to the onset of HBOT and at highlighting predictive nutritional factors of outcome. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected from a cohort of 179 patients with HRC (between 2011 and 2015)...
February 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
L Ottria, L Tettamanti, M Gargari, G Valente, V Pacini, C Costanzo
This study has tested the effects of hyperbaric oxygen in periodontal structures in agreement with the theories supported by literature research. Eight patients, from 30 to 50 years-of-age, were tested with pure oxygen inhalation, at the 2.5 ATA absolute pressure. Main approved tests of periodontal health were evaluated before and after HBOT’s cycles. The results in all patients treated with HBOT, have founded clear improvement of clinical and instrumental parameters.
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Parambir S Dulai, Jay C Buckey, Laura E Raffals, Jason M Swoger, Paul L Claus, Kevin O'Toole, Judy A Ptak, Michael W Gleeson, Christella E Widjaja, John T Chang, Jeffery M Adler, Nihal Patel, Laurie A Skinner, Shawn P Haren, Kimberly Goldby-Reffner, Kimberly D Thompson, Corey A Siegel
BACKGROUND: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) markedly increases tissue oxygen delivery. Case series suggest it may have a potential therapeutic benefit in ulcerative colitis (UC). We investigated the therapeutic potential of HBOT as an adjunct to steroids for UC flares requiring hospitalization. METHODS: The study was terminated early due to poor recruitment with 18 of the planned 70 patients enrolled. UC patients hospitalized for moderate-severe flares (Mayo score ≥6, endoscopic sub-score ≥2) were block randomized to steroids + daily HBOT (n = 10) or steroids + daily sham hyperbaric air (n = 8)...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
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