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Chest xrays for all hyperbaric patients?
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12/4/2012 at 10:19:53 PM GMT
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Chest xrays for all hyperbaric patients?
Of course we get them on all patients with risk factors but I recently read a few articles suggesting all adult patients get chest xrays prior to treatment.  I'm looking for feedback on this. Thank you! 


12/7/2012 at 2:06:14 PM GMT
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Our policy is every HBO candidate must have a chest xray and EKG prior to being approved for treatments. 


12/15/2012 at 12:03:40 AM GMT
Posts: 16

We generally require one, or at least review a recent one.

P Benson MD



2/15/2013 at 7:41:00 PM GMT
Posts: 9

I have read that this may not be necessary unless the patient has risk factors.

We require a chest x-ray on every patient before treatment. 

It would be interesting to see a study on this - how often do we catch a contraindication for hyperbaric therapy via the mandatory pre-treatment chest x-ray.



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