HBOT Medical Information
- Published: Monday, 02 July 2018 06:01
Is this Therapy Proven or Is it Experimental?
HBO is an approved, indicated therapy in a large and increasing number of recognized conditions. A list of currently accepted acute and adjunctive indications is available on request. It is however, important to differentiate between HBO as a primary and adjunctive therapy. In modern medicine, HBO is accepted as the primary therapy in these conditions only: Decompression Illness, Gas Embolism, and Acute Anoxia, as for example in Carbon Monoxide / Noxious gas poisoning. In other conditions, it does not replace existing forms of treatment but is an adjunctive therapy.
One of the more widespread adjunctive clinical applications for HBO is that of wound healing. Most wounds heal with limited additional care so HBO isn’t needed for all wounds however every wound-care center either currently uses HBOT or wishes that they could. “Adjunctive care” refers to use of HBOT in addition to other primary treatment options. As an example; anti-biotics for infection and then HBO for infections which have failed to respond to normal management techniques.
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