Our hyperbaric unit is the only Hyperbaric oxygen treatment center in the Black Sea region in Turkey.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment, in which a patient breathes near 100% oxygen intermittently while inside a treatment chamber at a pressure higher than sea level pressure (i.e., >1 atmosphere absolute; atm abs). It represents the primary treatment modality while in others it is an adjunct to surgical or pharmacologic interventions.
Treatment can be carried out in either a mono- or multiplace chamber. Our department has a multiplace chamber. A hyperbaric nurse and support personnel of the chamber accompany the patient. The chamber is pressurized with compressed air while the patients breathe near 100% oxygen via masks, head hoods, or endotracheal tubes.
Breathing near 100% oxygen at 1 atmosphere of pressure or exposing isolated parts of the body to near 100% oxygen does not constitute (HBOT). The patient must receive the oxygen by inhalation within a pressurized chamber.
HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT) INDICATIONS
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Complicated By Cyanide Poisoning
- Clostridial Myositis and Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
- Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias
- Decompression Sickness
- Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
- Intracranial Abscess
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
- Osteomyelitis (Refractory)---
- Delayed Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis)
- Compromised Grafts and Flaps
- Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
- Non healing wounds (diabetic and non-diabetic)
- Peripheral vasculer diseases
- Venous ulcers
- Acute Osteomyelitis of the skull, sternum and vertebrae
- Hypoxic encephalopathy