Health and rehabilitation

OHB has the highest known anti-hypoxic action, although it has other therapeutic effects that surpass it, which are based on increased plasma oxygen transport and better tissue availability – oxygen availability at the cellular level. Both effects are applicable in the treatment of diseases whose common denominator is the reduction of oxygen intake, and the underuse of oxygen.

This is a list of diseases for which treatment in the hyperbaric chamber is indicated:

Preferred indications, in which hyperbaric oxygenation is highly recommended, of critical importance for the final result of the patient:

  • Iatrogenic gaseous embolism
  • Decompressive disease
  • Intheracic hyperpressure syndrome
  • Carbon monoxide oxidation – CO –
  • Gas gangrene
  • Osteoradionecrosis of the jaw (mandibular)
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis – cystitis and proctitis –
  • Open fractures with crush damage
  • Sudden deafness
  • Arterial insufficiencies
  • Severe anemia
  • Intracranial abscesses
  • Acute thermal burn injury
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections

Complementary indications, in which hyperbaric oxygenation is recommended and positively influences the final result of the patient:

  • Non-clostridial soft-part necrotizing infections
  • Is acute trauma of soft parts the same as Smashing Without Fracture?
  • Refractory chronic osteomyelitis
  • Healing delays – diabetic foot –
  • Skin grafts at risk
  • Femoral head necrosis
  • Occlusion of the central artery of the retina
  • Osteoradionecrosis in bones other than the jaw
  • Ischemic ulcer
  • 2nd degree burn and more than 20% of the body
  • Intestinal cystic pneumatosis
  • Stage IV neuroblastoma
  • Radio-induced lesions of soft-tidals other than cystitis and proctitis
  • Surgery and implantation of irradiated tissue, preventive treatment

 Experimental indications, in which hyperbaric oxygenation is optional to optional discretion:

  • Acute occlusive retinopathies
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathies
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • CNH poisonings – hydrogen cyanide –
  • Large anemias refractory to transfusions
  • Mucormycosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Non-healing wounds secondary to systemic processes
  • Member re-implantation
  • Reperfusion syndrome after vascular procedure
  • Radio-induced lesions of the central nervous system
  • Radio-induced larynx lesions
  • Brain damage – acute and chronic brain injury, chronic stroke and post-anoxic encephalopathy –

Benefits in chronic wounds:

  • Promotes the healing process
  • Increases supply of O2 to injured tissues
  • Promotes fibroblast proliferation
  • Helps the regeneration of damaged tissues
  • Preserves viable marginal tissue and demarcates the non-viable
  • Accelerates wound healing

Benefits in neurology:

OHB brings multiple benefits to pathologies arising from neurological failure from lack of oxygen. Although hyperbaric oxygenation cannot definitively combat neurological diseases, it is a highly recommended complementary therapy in cases of spasticity, balance problems and motor coordination.