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Dr. Peter Bennett: A Reflection
Dr. Peter B. Bennett (12 June 1931 - 9 August 2022) is recognized as a leading authority on the effects of high pressure on human physiology. He started his career ...
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HBO2 Therapy COVID-19
The Potential for HBO2 Therapy as an Intervention for Hypoxia Related to COVID-19 Infection
The Question The SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has been one of the most trying and enduring public health crises experienced in over a century, both in the United States and around ...
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Detroit Medical Center
Center Spotlight: DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital
Center Spotlight: DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital Part of Detroit Medical Center (DMC), the Detroit Receiving Hospital has a vision to serve its community--and the country--with the most advanced and evidenced-based ...
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Treating COVID-19 patients with hyperbaric oxygen
The movement for a physiologic and biochemical rationale The SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) pandemic continues worldwide. It remains a major global public health issue, with variants arising to challenge the medical community’s ...
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Patient Lifting
Patient Lifting is a Health and Risk Concern in Health Care
Patient lifting and moving techniques are vitally important to both patient and health care staff in daily care and treatment. Although not directly related to a technical aspect of hyperbaric ...
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UHMS Council
UHMS Associates Council: an array of talent, skill and dedication to the job
UHMS Associates Council: an array of talent, skill and dedication to the job The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is a unique association of like-minded members. They are physicians, nurses, ...
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Freestanding HBO Chambers
Free Standing HBO Facilities
Free Standing Hyperbaric Oxygen Centers Require Unique Attention To Design. A hyperbaric clinic has special building services requirements, referred to as BSR’s. A common question often posed is “why is ...
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Physician Mentorship and Simulation Training
As the Chairman of CūtisCare’s Medical Advisory Board and a practicing hyperbaric physician for more than 15 years, I’ve seen how important it is to work as a team.  Our ...
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Emergency hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Emergency Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – A Service in Need of Resuscitation
The availability of emergency hyperbaric medicine is a constant concern to its practitioners in the United States. And with good reason. Each year in the United States approximately 70,000 patients ...
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Skin grafts and flaps
Using Hyperbaric Medicine in the Treatment of Compromised Grafts and Flaps
For the reconstructive surgeon the use of grafts and flaps has become an important tool in the ever-growing resources available for patient treatment. Proper planning and surgical judgment are critical ...
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UHMS Program for Advanced Training in Hyperbaric Medicine
Taking a new PATH UHMS Program for Advanced Training in Hyperbaric Medicine The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society has been developing a new way for medical professionals to learn about ...
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breast-reconstruction
Hyperbaric Oxygen and Breast Reconstruction
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) is an emerging and promising modality for breast reconstruction after skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy. By providing increased oxygenation to tissues, it may play a critical role in ...
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Join us: Become a UHMS Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Surveyor
Surveyors are an integral part of the accreditation process. Their participation and knowledge, both practical and academic, keep the UHMS accreditation program the gold standard. UHMS Surveyors are peers in ...
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Hyperbaric Accreditation
Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation: What it means
Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation: What it means Accreditation is a recognition of excellence, of achieving distinguished quality and establishing accountability. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is the only accrediting organization ...
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The ethics of off-label use of HBOT
The Ethics of Off-label Use of HBOT
More than 20 years ago, when I was the president of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), there was a lot of interest in using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) ...
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Diabetic foot ulcers are a growing problem in our aging population in the United States
On the Rise: Diabetic Foot Ulcers
On the Rise: Diabetic Foot Ulcers Diabetic foot ulcers are a growing problem in our aging population in the United States. Some 13 percent of the U.S. adult population has ...
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Hyperbaric indications and patient selection criteria part 1 of 4
Hyperbaric Indications and Patient Selection Criteria Part 1 of 4
Patient selection criteria for hyperbaric oxygen treatment Hyperbaric medicine is an effective pathway in treating a variety of illnesses. While some physicians specialize in hyperbaric medicine, others have limited knowledge. ...
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Part 2 of 4 currently 14 indications for HBO2
Hyperbaric Indications and Patient Selection Criteria Part 2 of 4
Patient selection criteria for HBO2 treatment of specific indications: Part 2 of 4 Currently 14 indications for HBO2 are recognized by the UHMS, with recommendations for treatment. What follows is ...
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Patient selection criteria for hyperbaric oxygen treatment
Hyperbaric Indications and Patient Selection Criteria Part 3 of 4
Patient selection criteria for HBO2 treatment of specific indications: Part 3 of 4 Currently 14 indications for HBO2 are recognized by the UHMS, with recommendations for treatment. What follows is ...
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Hyperbaric indications and patient selection criteria part 4 of 4
Hyperbaric Indications and Patient Selection Criteria Part 4 of 4
Patient selection criteria for HBO2 treatment of specific indications: Part 4 of 4 Currently 14 indications for HBO2 are recognized by the UHMS, with recommendations for treatment. What follows is ...
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Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) is a commonly used treatment for patients who have suffered the late effects of radiation therapy
Can hyperbaric oxygen decrease side effects immediately after radiation?
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) is a commonly used treatment for patients who have suffered the late effects of radiation therapy , also known as Chronic Radiation Tissue Injury (CRTI) or Soft ...
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for inflammatory bowel disease
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for inflammatory bowel disease
Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO2) HBO2 has been used to treat a variety of different diseases that all have hypoxia – a lack of oxygen – as a common denominator. HBO2 has ...
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Osteoradionecrosis
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Osteoradionecrosis
Treatment of malignancies with radiation therapy has saved countless lives in recent decades. This year alone, over “66,000 people will develop head and neck cancer” (Head and Neck). This accounts ...
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Center Spotlight – St. Joseph’s Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
Center Spotlight – St. Joseph’s Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, Arizona sits a state-of-the-art multiplace hyperbaric oxygen chamber.  Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center is located on the campus of St. Joseph ...
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