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18
Sep

Hyperbaric oxygen for Parkinson’s disease with severe depression

Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) frequently suffer from nonmotor symptoms, with up to 40% to 60% of PD patients suffering from psychiatric symptoms. Psychiatric symptoms can exacerbate the neuromotor symptoms of PD, complicating the care of patients with PD. Previous research has suggested that psychiatric symptoms comorbid with PD decreases the quality of life for the patient and increases the

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10
Sep

Case report: hyperbaric oxygen in vasculitic ulcers

Skin ulcers are a dangerous and uncommon complication of vasculitis. Olivieri et al. describe the case of a teenager suffering from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with digital ulcer resistant to conventional therapy, treated successfully with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. The application of hyperbaric oxygen, which is used for the treatment of ischemic ulcers, is an effective and safe therapeutic option in patients

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26
Aug

Hyperbaric oxygen can reduce fibromyalgia symptoms

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a persistent and debilitating disorder estimated to impair the quality of life of 2–4% of the population, with a 9:1 female-to-male incidence ratio. FMS is the second most common disorder, after osteoarthritis, observed by rheumatologists [1]. The defining symptoms of FMS include chronic widespread pain, intense pain in response to tactile pressure (allodynia), prolonged muscle spasms,

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7
Aug

Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Inflammatory Response to Wound and Trauma

Proper management of a chronic wound requires adequate oxygen delivery to the tissue, adequate protein, vitamins, minerals, nutritional factors, a moist environment, an appropriate inflammatory milieu, debridement, and correction of contributing medical diagnoses. In some patients, these conditions are achieved easily and the wound closes properly. However, in other patients, no healing can be obtained despite aggressive management of these

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30
Jul

Review: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a treatment for chronic pain?

Management of pain, especially when it becomes chronic, is a challenging task requiring a multidisciplinary approach. Currently, most pharmacological, nonpharmacological and interventional modalities achieve only temporary or modest improvements in pain symptoms and often produce intolerable adverse effects which interfere with quality of life and lead to nonadherence. There is a need for new and effective chronic pain treatments that

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24
Jul

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for traumatic brain injury

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment by which high oxygen concentrations are administered to a patient at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure at sea level (i.e. one atmosphere absolute, ATA). The increased partial pressure of oxygen (pO2) within the blood and subsequent improved mitochondrial metabolism/tissue oxygenation constitutes the net effect of HBOT. Given that the dissolved oxygen content

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5
Jul

Hyperbaric oxygenation therapy in healthy individuals

The clinical use of Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBOT) consists of breathing oxygen (O2) at a high concentration in a pressurized chamber at least 1.4 absolute atmospheres (ATA). Under these conditions, a large amount of O2 is dissolved in the plasma, to be used by all cells, reaching even poorly perfused tissues. Developed initially for the recovery of carbon monoxide poisoning and

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25
Jun

Spanish researchers evaluate the use of hyperbaric chamber in oncology

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used to improve the supply of oxygen to damaged tissues, mainly due to oncological treatments. A group of researchers from Las Palmas, Spain, developed the protocol „FEASIBILITY OF A HYPERBARIC OXYGEN PROGRAM. TREATMENT OF TOXICITY. FIRST SPANISH EXPERIENCE „, to evaluate the viability, tolerability and short-term results of HBOT. The patients were referred by several

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24
May

Dr. Romero: „The demand for Hyperbaric Medicine increases“

Hyperbaric Medicine is a non-invasive therapy that is based on increasing ten times the level of oxygen in the blood (hyperoxia). This favors cellular metabolism, achieving desinflammation and regeneration of the tissues. The increase in oxygen (93% O2) is achieved by dissolving it in the blood plasma, and for this, it is necessary to apply it at atmospheric pressures higher

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20
May

Medical applications of the new hyperbaric oxygenation chambers generation

With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) at 1.45 atm, the minimum required P2O2 (20 mmHg) is reached and greatly exceeded to cover the minimum average penetration radius required to satisfy cellular functions (~ 40μm). The Krogh model explains the existence of radial and longitudinal pressure gradients (PpO2), as a function of capillary radius and arterial and venous ends, respectively. From the

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