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Catalogue - D-MH - Medical Hyperbaric Equipment
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Explanation of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Description:
Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), is the medical use of oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure. The equipment consists of a pressure chamber and a means of delivering 100% oxygen. Operation is performed to a predetermined schedule by trained personnel who monitor the patient and may adjust the schedule as required. HBOT found early use in the treatment of decompression sickness, and has also shown great effectiveness in treating conditions such as gas gangrene and carbon monoxide poisoning. More recent research has examined the possibility that it may also have value for other conditions such as cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis.

Medical uses:
Air or gas embolism
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Central retinal artery occlusion
Clostridal myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
Crush injury, compartment syndrome, and other acute traumatic ischemias
Decompression sickness
Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds; diabetically derived illness, such as diabetic foot, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy
Exceptional blood loss (anemia)
Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss
Intracranial abscess
Necrotizing soft tissue infections (necrotizing fasciitis)
Osteomyelitis (refractory)
Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
Skin grafts and flaps (compromised)
Thermal burns