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Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) is making a comeback.
After a long near-hiatus in HBO work in the United States, there now is a flurry of activity, including as much as a fourfold increase in the number of hyperbaric pressure chambers in this country.
In such chambers, which can be either monoplace...
In at least nine situations—decompression sickness, acute gas embolism, gas gangrene, soft-tissue infection, compromised skin grafts or flaps, acute carbon monoxide poisoning, cyanide poisoning, smoke inhalation, and exceptional blood loss when tranfusion is delayed or impossible—there seems to...
Hyperbaric air therapy apparently was attempted before anyone knew what oxygen was.
According to Charles W. Shilling, MD, of the Undersea Medical Society (UMS), the first attempt to treat patients in a chamber in which pressure could be altered seems to have been made in Britain more than 300...
In many ways, George B. Hart, MD, personifies the comeback of hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) therapy.
Hart, a retired US Navy captain, is a chest surgeon and director of the baromedical department at Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Long Beach, Calif.
The 848-bed center has hosted conferences on...
We shall know a little more than we do now. But the real nature of things, that we shall never know, never.1
In the view of many scientists today, this seems a rather pessimistic prediction. We know much more than we did 20 years ago, and the most naive extrapolation suggests that we will know...
NO DETERMINANT of an individual's ultimate potential is as important as the normalcy of their development in utero. When confronted with the consequences of severe fetal malformations, the adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" seems worthy of serious consideration. The...
To the Editor.—
The article by Roger Jones, MD, et al (1979;242:721) describes a distinct entity, bacterial tracheitis, which bears close resemblance to croup and epiglottitis. The authors differentiate the disease by noting on direct visualization a normal epiglottis, marked subglottic edema...
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