hyperbaric medicine


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hy·per·bar·ic med·i·cine

the medicinal use of high barometric pressure, usually in specially constructed chambers, to increase oxygen content of blood and tissues.
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This targeted sample reflects nurses who are currently working in a Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Unit (private and/or public facility) across Australia.
Harch, medical director for the Louisiana State University Hyperbaric Medicine Department, presented his latest findings at the World Congress on Brain Injury.
* M.B., Ch.B., F.A.N.Z.C.A., F.J.F.I.C.M., Medical Officer, Hyperbaric Medicine Unit and Specialist, Department of Intensive Care Medicine.
The reason is that most of the patient evaluations took place in the Department of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine rather than in the Department of OHNS in order to minimize the amount of time between the evaluations and HBOT.
Hyperbaric medicine expert Dr Michael Speight said by `supersaturating' the striker's body with oxygen his blood could provide more fuel for his bones to heal more quickly.
To monitor cases of CO poisoning from HB[O.sub.2] facilities in the three affected states, CDC collaborated with the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society (UHMS) to initiate reporting after Hurricane Katrina.
Kenneth Stoller, M.D., is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, President of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association Foundation, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomat and Secretary of the American Board of Hyperbaric Medicine. He was University of California President's Undergraduate Fellow in the UCLA Medical Center's Department of Anesthesiology.
Lavonas, M.D., an emergency physician who chairs a hyperbaric medicine committee at the Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C., said his main indications for hyperbaric treatment include loss of consciousness, syncope, persistent altered mental status, seizure, hypotension, ataxia, and significant symptoms that persist after mask oxygen.
797-FDF3-03-0002, issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to upgrade and modernize multiplace hyperbaric chambers, related equipment and systems located at the Hyperbaric Medicine Division, United States Air Force (USAF) School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks City-Base in Texas.
The author has used this approach at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Hyperbaric Medicine Unit.
That was when Carol first heard the words hyperbaric medicine -a therapy which provides the patient with 100pcoxygen in a controlled pressurised chamber.