The Hyperbaric Chamber: Science, Not Miracle

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This book, useful for health care professionals, also familiarize patients with new avenues for treatment and will inspire them to consult their physicians about this promising treatment. The hyperbaric chamber became popular in the first half of the twentieth century because of its efficacy in treating decompression sickness, a life-threatening complication in divers. During the second half of the twentieth century hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) was studied and applied to many medical conditions, including such as gas gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, radiation necrosis, thermal burns, diabetic foot ulcers, and crush injury. Nowadays there are some authors who also report the efficacy of the hyperbaric chamber in treating Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, alcohol abuse, and a number of other illnesses. This volume (as also with Medicina Hiperbárica, Subbotina’s book for physicians, written in Spanish), describes those pathologies whose treatment with hyperbaric oxygen has been endorsed by evidence-based medicine. Evidence-based medicine aims to apply the best available evidence gained from the scientific method to clinical decision making for the individual patient. Thus, this book reflects the current state of knowledge in hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Because of the broad use of HBOT in cerebral palsy and autism, the author also explains what is known about the efficacy of treatment of these disorders. The physical and biological principles of hyperbaric oxygen therapy are simple and well studied. To keep us alive our circulatory system is carrying oxygen from the lungs to each cell in our bodies. The hyperbaric chamber allows this to be done more efficiently on the basis of the laws of physics: under pressure gases are more soluble in liquids. The liquids involved here are blood or plasma, and the gas to be dissolved is oxygen, inhaled inside the hyperbaric chamber, directly or by mask. With more oxygen in blood cells that suffer from lack of it, in most cases due to circulatory problems, acquire the opportunity to recover enabling healing. The best proof of the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the reimbursement by medical insurance companies of this treatment that is accepted in many countries. It is cost effective, the patients are cured, the programmed amputation prevented, and total expenditure for their health care is diminished. In the United States, particularly, HBOT is officially recognized as a treatment for 13 different pathologies. That hyperbaric medicine occupies a well-deserved place in the modern health sciences is demonstrated by the more than eight thousand hyperbaric chambers being used worldwide, the dozens of professional associations devoted to this specialty, the continuing fundamental and clinical research being done in this field, the many new journal publications and books available on this topic, and, most importantly, the multitude of patients healed with this noninvasive, painless therapy. This book describes in a simple and accessible manner the main benefits of hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

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Nina Subbotina. MD, Ph.D, specialist in hyperbaric medicine. Russian by origin. Nina Subbotina graduated as a Medical Doctor with Honours (First Moscow Medical Institute I.M.Sechenov, URSS) and obtained a degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences (Ph.D. equivalent). She has worked in Argentina for almost 20 years, including eight years at the hyperbaric medicine center of Sanatorio Modelo Quilmes, Buenos Aires Province, and since 1998 as the director of the Buenos Aires Center of Hyperbaric Medicine. She has published numerous papers about clinical applications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (in Russian, in Spanish, and in English) and is the author of the first scientific book about this specialty written in Spanish: Medicina Hiperbárica. Since 1996 she has been a member of the Directive Committee of the Argentinean Society of Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine, she is a representative of the National Network of Hyperbaric Chambers (Argentina), and since 1999 she has been a regular member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (USA).

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The hyperbaric chamber became popular at the first half of the 20th century because of its efficacy in decompression sickness, health and life threatening complication in divers. At the second half of the last century the hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) was studied and applied in different pathologies, such as gas gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, radiation necrosis, thermal burns, diabetic foot ulcers and crush injury. Nowadays there are some authors that report the efficacy of hyperbaric chamber in Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis, alcohol abuse and so on. However, this issue, as the same author s book for physicians Hyperbaric medicine written in Spanish, describes only treatment of pathologies endorsed by evidence based medicine, practice that requires integration of the clinical picture of the individual patient with the best evidence derived from the systematic studies. The pathologies enounced for HBOT in this book reflect the actual state of knowledge in this specialty. Because of the broad use of HBOT in cerebral palsy and autism the author mentions this indication explaining the real state of things. The physical and biological principles of the hyperbaric oxygen therapy are simple and well studied. The main task of our circulatory system is to carry oxygen from lungs to each cell in the organism. The hyperbaric chamber permits to do it in more efficiently on the basis of the laws of physics: under pressure the gases are getting more soluble in liquids. The liquids are blood or plasma, the gas to be dissolved oxygen inhaled directly or by mask inside the hyperbaric chamber. The cells that suffered from lack of oxygen, in most cases due to circulatory problems, recover enabling healing. The best proof of the hyperbaric oxygen therapy efficacy is the reimbursement of this treatment that is accepted in many countries. It is cost effective, the patients are cured more rapidly and the total expenditure of their health care diminishes. Particularly in US the HBOT is officially recognized for air or gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning, carbon monoxide complicated by cyanide poisoning, gas gangrene (clostridial myonecrosis), crush injury, compartment syndrome and others acute traumatic ischemia, decompression sickness, healing of problem wounds, among them diabetic foot ulcer, exceptional blood loss (anemia), intracranial abscess, soft tissue necrotizing infection, refractory osteomyelitis, delayed radiation injury, compromised skin grafts and flaps and thermal burns. The hyperbaric medicine occupies its well-deserved place in the modern health sciences, as demonstrate more than 8,000 hyperbaric chambers in the world, dozens of professional associations of this specialty, the continuing fundamental and clinical research, new journal publications and books. And what is the most important multitude of patients healed with this therapy, not invasive and painless. We hope that this book will help many people to get familiar with new ways and possibilities of treatment and to consult about it with their physician. This book describes in a simple and accessible manner the main benefits of hyperbaric oxygen treatment. --Editorial Review

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