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HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT)

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT)

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

 

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