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Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Really Good For Subdural Hematoma
No.: Removal of the hematoma and relieving pressure on the brain is the treatment for subdural hematomas.See 3 more doctor answers
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is, by definition, the administration of oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure. There are many indications for this type of treatment: radiation injuries, wounds related to diabetes or poor circulation, and others. Hbot is delivered in 1 of 2 ways: a monochamber (1 patient at a time) or a multichamber (more than 1 patient). The ...Read more
I have a history of blood clots and had a subdural hematoma a year ago. Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy for a stem cell procedure for my back a bad idea?
Please read this: Article on approved uses of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy vs. False claims of its efficacy. I'm not sure I understand what you've been told it will help, but it doesn't help " back problems" or a bleeding diathesis. It does, however, have potential side effects, some serious. See: www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm364687.htm for the 13 approved uses for HBOT, false claims & side effects.
Yes but Wrong: Altho in use in different places, as often the case with these things, there is no evidence of any effectiveness of this therapy. And the dangers....Beware.See 7 more doctor answers
It might: It is a very expensive trreatment but its greatest benefit is treating spinal injury asap. Read my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" you can google. Oxygen is the very root of energy metabolism and a great deal of energy is required for healing. But, like everything else, it has to be dosed. Too much oxygen is as bad as too little.See 2 more doctor answers
All-cotton (100%)!: Cotton, being a natural fiber, is probably the most well-studied in the hyperbaric chamber. Compared to silk and synthetic fibers (which engender static electricity), cotton is considered the safest fiber in a _pressurized_ chamber containing 100% oxygen, waiting for a spark or heat to explode. We use special 100% cotton scrubs and static-free detergent for use in our chambers.See 2 more doctor answers
I am a massage therapist who specializes in neuromuscular therapy. I have two clients that are also using hyperbaric oxygen therapy, is this ok?
Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily.
Possibly yes: The usefulness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in healing chronic diabetic foot ulcer is well documented. There is only anecdotal evidence that hbo will help acute injuries heal. Inflammation is evident both in chronic wounds and in acute injury. Hbo is known to decrease inflammation so theoretically acute injuries should resolve more quickly with hbo. More study is needed before hbo use for injury.See 5 more doctor answers
Variable: The answer is somewhat variable. The effects of hyperbaric oxygen can be immediate (in the case of carbon monoxide poisoning), but can be long - very long (for example, in the case of radiation cystitis). We usually wait about 1 month before seeing effects in diabetic wounds, but again this varies depending on the size of the wound, and its "complexity" (i.e., underlying medical conditions).See 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Yes, there are known risks of hyperbaric oxygen therapy that a qualified doctor should review with you prior to starting treatment. Risks can be related to pressure on the eardrum (barotrauma), lower blood sugar, changes in your vision, risk of fire / explosion, and other problems. Most patients do just fine, but make sure you ask a hyperbaricist about all your concerns before starting treatment.See 3 more doctor answers
All 13?: There may not be enough space to answer your question, but i'll try: 1. Diabetic foot ulcers, after 30+ days of std wound care. 2. Chronic refractory osteomyelitis 3. Radiation skin or soft tissue injuries 4. Actinomycosis 5. Crush injuries and acute traumatic ischemic limbs 6. Necrotizing skin / soft tissue infections 7. Air embolism 8. Decompression sickness. Oops, I'm out of space, sry.See 2 more doctor answers
Not sure: Have never treated patients with HBOT who have had a stoke.See 3 more doctor answers
Sorry, no.: The only evidence-based treatment of autism is intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy geared at the child's developmental age. When a young child is ready, "peer therapy" is effective, adult-supervised play with a neurotypical peer in multiple settings. Group therapy at age 6 & > is repetitive, rote training in basic skills.See 3 more doctor answers
Please I need your help. My mom had a stroke in march. What can hyperbaric oxygen therapy do to treat patients with stroke?
Unclear: There's no conclusive evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves stroke outcome. Increasing the supply of oxygen to the parts of the brain affected by stroke may reduce the extent of irreversible damage. But this has not been proved. Too few people have been studied to say whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy decreases the chance of dying or if it offers other benefits.See 4 more doctor answers
Can you tell me about person in coma after head injury regained consciousness after under going hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
When I was a diving: Medical officer, myself ; the master diver did two simultaneous treatment table sevens (in two side by side multiplace chambers on the uss kittiwake asr -13). Both men (divers) came in in full arrest - one by helo and one by water. One diver (who had drown) did not make it - the other diver returned to consciousness. I met him again years later ; he appeared to have resolution of his initial.
Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily.See 2 more doctor answers
Multiple indications: It is a treatment modality using 100 % oxygen pressurised to 2 - 3 times of atmospheric pressure inside a single chamber or inside a bigger chamber to treat for nonhealing wounds, radiation injury, preserve grafts and flaps on skin, acute necrotising infections, nonhealing bone infections, some fungal infections (mucor), carbon monoxide poisoning, air embolism and decompress ion sickness in divers.See 2 more doctor answers
I don't think that: There is evidence for halting the aging process at this time. But, I wouldn't be surprised if if was advertised for this purpose. Approved uses for hyperbaric oxygen include: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal.See 2 more doctor answers
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