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The effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on bladder symptoms of female patients with overactive bladder The abstract in the above-named paper, which appeared on page 383 of the 49(3) issue, contained an error. It read: “The mean changes in the ICIQ-SF, OAB-V8, and IIQ-7 scores in the third month of treatment in Group 1 were 4.12 ± ...”  This first number should be “–4.12” – i.e., a negative value. DOI: 10.22462/01.01.2023.23
This case report describes the successful management of an out-of-hospital arrest in a diver following a suspected arterial gas embolism (AGE). It illustrates both the inherent risks of diving and the importance of prompt and effective implementation of the “chain of survival” from bystanders. Rapid on-scene responses from paramedics and helicopter emergency medical services facilitated prompt evacuation to a Category 1 (multiplace) recompression chamber (RCC) where specialists in cardiology and hyperbaric medicine were available. Alternative causes of cardiac arrest were considered, with a presumed AGE successfully treated with multiple rounds of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The key factors which led to this successful outcome are discussed, including ..
Background: Doppler ultrasound is used currently in decompression research for the evaluation of venous gas emboli (VGE). Estimation of heart rate from post-dive Doppler ultrasound recordings can provide a tool for the evaluation of physiological changes from decompression stress, as well as aid in the development of automated VGE detection algorithms that relate VGE presence to cardiac activity. Method: An algorithm based on short-term autocorrelation was developed in MATLAB to estimate the heart rate in post-dive precordial Doppler ultrasound. The algorithm was evaluated on 21 previously acquired and labeled precordial recordings spanning Kisman-Masurel (KM) codes of 111–444 (KM I–IV) with manually derived instantaneous heart rates. Results: A ..
Background: Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating and destructive disease for which limited therapeutic options exist. Objective: This report summarizes serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings from nine study participants treated with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy and expands upon an earlier pilot study that showed improvement in disease activity and joint pain as determined by multiple, validated clinical measures. Methods: Rheumatoid arthritis patients received 30 hyperbaric oxygen treatments over six to 10 weeks. MRI with and without contrast was completed at baseline, and at three- and six-month intervals following initiation of HBO2 therapy. Ratings were based on Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials (OMERACT) Rheumatoid Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging ..
Introduction: Deep second-degree burn injuries are the most challenging situations for the burn surgeon in the treatment of adult cases. While waiting for spontaneous closure increases the risk of hypertrophic scar and keloid, early excision and grafting pose the risk of donor site wound and permanent color differences. Unlike many studies in the literature, the current study was planned in a way to minimize factors other than burn wounds to investigate the effect of adding hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy to conventional treatment in deep second-degree burn wounds. Material and Method: This prospective observational study included patients with burn injuries who underwent conventional treatment alone and those ..
Background and objective: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) has been the subject of research in many areas of dentistry. HBO2 seems to be a useable, additional treatment method. However, there are still no certain conclusions and clear guidelines for procedures. The aim of the study was to collect current literature assessing the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of periodontitis. Materials and Methods: The following review was performed using medical databases Medline via PubMed and Google Scholar. The review presents articles which assess the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in combination with non-surgical scaling and root planing (SRP) in patients ..
Introduction: Radiation therapy to the pelvis can result in radiation-induced vaginal soft tissue necrosis. This significantly impacts quality of life. Studies evaluating the efficacy of HBO2 are limited.Methods: In this retrospective report, we reviewed the medical records of patients treated with once-daily HBO2 for radiation-induced vaginal soft tissue necrosis. We included females between the ages of 18 to 90 with history of pelvic cancer treated with radiotherapy and resultant soft tissue radionecrosis. Data collected included age, comorbid disease, cancer type, radiation dose, HBO2 treatment pressure, time, and total treatments. Primary outcome was improvement of radionecrosis; secondary outcomes were improvement of pelvic pain, reduction in need ..
Acute carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication may result in delayed neurological sequelae, which can include amnesia, ataxia, aphasia, emotional lability, disorientation, dysphagia, and other manifestations. A 27-year-old man reported symptoms of aphasia with agraphia and alexia in a review after CO intoxication. The patient received outpatient speech therapy, as well as repeated sessions of hyperbaric oxygen for 15 days, interspersing speech therapy with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for two months. After this period of combined treatment the aphasic symptomatology remitted, and oral and written language was normal. The complete disappearance of aphasia with agraphia and alexia confirms the efficacy of the combined intervention. More data from large clinical ..
As the UHMS observes the distinguished anniversar y of the publication of 50 volumes of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal, two of our past editors take a look at the evolution of our flagship publications. DOI: 10.22462/01.01.2023.22