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What treatments can be helped by hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: HBOT

The committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric medicine recommends hyperbaric oxygen can be used for treatment of: 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 burns, delayed radiation injuries, .

In brief: HBOT

The committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric medicine recommends hyperbaric oxygen can be used for treatment of: 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 burns, delayed radiation injuries, .
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3 comments
Dr. Heidi Fowler
severe anemia (due to blood loss), & very specific indications such as retinal artery blockage & head/brain abscess. It is being tested for treatment of a #of other conditions.
Dr. Martin Raff
There are actually very few conditions for which hyperbaric oxygen has been unequivocally shown to be effective or helpful. One of the problems is that with lack of oxygen due to vascular compromise adding a little externally does not solve the primary problem.
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hyperbaric oxygen

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is a process where a person is placed in a room or chamber with high pressurized 100% oxygen.
This delivers high levels of oxygen to the person and can be used to treat slow or difficult to heal wounds like diabetic or infected wounds. It can be a means to improve healing, to try to prevent the loss of an extremity, or treat serious wound sepsis.

In brief: Hyperbaric oxygen

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is a process where a person is placed in a room or chamber with high pressurized 100% oxygen.
This delivers high levels of oxygen to the person and can be used to treat slow or difficult to heal wounds like diabetic or infected wounds. It can be a means to improve healing, to try to prevent the loss of an extremity, or treat serious wound sepsis.
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hyperbaric medicine

There are several indications for hyperbaric treatments: some are scuba diving related, some are for rare medical conditions (aspergillosis, for example), and others are found illnesses that we see in a wound center like chronic refractory osteomyelitis, a wagner iii diabetic ulceration, or from specific complications of radiation.
In all cases, the high oxygen helps raise the oxygen of the tissue.

In brief: Hyperbaric medicine

There are several indications for hyperbaric treatments: some are scuba diving related, some are for rare medical conditions (aspergillosis, for example), and others are found illnesses that we see in a wound center like chronic refractory osteomyelitis, a wagner iii diabetic ulceration, or from specific complications of radiation.
In all cases, the high oxygen helps raise the oxygen of the tissue.
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