Coronavirus, Cumbria, Diving, emergency medicine, Gas Handling, Gas Laws, Gas Science, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hypoxia, Inflammation, Medical Science, oxygen, Physics, Safety, Science

COVID-19 – Safety & General Information Package for Oxygen Handlers

Image by Vektor Kunst from Pixabay  Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. I imagine over the coming weeks and month’s oxygen administration may well be handled by many who may never have done so before. This might well be in the home or elsewhere. There is much to consider when handling oxygen and it seems prudent to share… Continue reading COVID-19 – Safety & General Information Package for Oxygen Handlers

emergency medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Necrotising Fasciitis, Necrotising Soft Tissue Infection, NTSI, Problematic Wounds, Wound Healing

Necrotising Soft Tissue Infection – NSTI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staphylococcus_aureus#/media/File:Staphylococcus_aureus_VISA_2.jpg Following a request for some information on 'Necrotising Soft Tissue Infections' (NSTI's), or more commonly referred to as flesh eating bacterial infection, we scoured our own articles first, which highlighted that we don't have a specific dedicated article to this subject. We also chose the lead image as a rather benign image of Staphylococcus… Continue reading Necrotising Soft Tissue Infection – NSTI

Audiology, Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, emergency medicine, Healthcare, Hearing Loss, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

HBOT & The Ears – Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

Image by Reimund Bertrams from Pixabay  Quote: "Adult onset hearing loss is the most common cause of disability globally, and the third leading cause of years lost due to disability. Moreover, adult onset hearing loss is the 15th leading cause of burden of disease and is projected to move up to 7th by the year 2030" (WHO, 2008)… Continue reading HBOT & The Ears – Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Diabetes, emergency medicine, Eyesight, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hypoxia, Medical Science, Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology – HBOT and The Eyes

Photo by Mark Arron Smith on Pexels.com Todays continuation on the sharing of others' work theme involves an exceptional paper published by Heather Murphy-Lavoie of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Also published in "Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association" in 2010, It is linked in here and entitled: Hyperbaric… Continue reading Ophthalmology – HBOT and The Eyes

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, emergency medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Thermal Burns

Thermal Burns

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  Having known folks who have been badly burned and having myself been badly burned, today's discussion is thermal burns. But rather than re-inventing the wheel and simply authoring a similar article today, we share an interesting publication from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). UHMS are the global society to which… Continue reading Thermal Burns

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Diabetes, emergency medicine, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hypoxia

Hyperbaric Oxygen for Gas Gangrene

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Covered in some ways in the previous article https://cumbria-hyperbaric.org/2019/08/06/wound-healing/ today's discussion tightens the focus a little on the anti-bacterial and antibiotic properties of oxygen, specifically hyperbaric oxygenation. In the article on wound healing we discussed problematic wounds which are slow to heal or even do not heal at all. Some… Continue reading Hyperbaric Oxygen for Gas Gangrene

Cerebral Palsy, Complimentary Therapy, emergency medicine, Healthcare, Neurology

Cerebral Palsy

Image by Raman Oza from Pixabay  This is one of those topics very often best left to the likes of professors to deal with owing to the controversial nature of the conditions thought by some to cause Cerebral Palsy (CP). In the opinion of many, CP originates at the point of birth or just before as some form… Continue reading Cerebral Palsy

Aerospace, Altitude, Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, emergency medicine, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Sport Science, Sports Performance

Altitude, The Hyperoxic Hypoxia Paradox, and The Common Sense Paradox

Photo by Pawan Yadav on Pexels.com You may ask what altitude has to do with HBOT. The answer is simple enough, the same physics apply to altitude considerations as they do to increasing pressure considerations. Note: Hyper-baric is the increase of ambient pressure and hypo-baric is the opposite, the reduction of ambient pressure. The physics… Continue reading Altitude, The Hyperoxic Hypoxia Paradox, and The Common Sense Paradox

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, emergency medicine, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygenation and Severe Anemia and Low Haemoglobin Count

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay Building on previous articles about emergency medicine, severe blood loss, and even the article telling of experiments done in the 1950's by It Borema et al, in which they removed the haemoglobin from piglets, only to have them survive in a hyperbaric environment (covered in the article LIFE WITHOUT BLOOD), today's science… Continue reading Hyperbaric Oxygenation and Severe Anemia and Low Haemoglobin Count

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, emergency medicine, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

HBOT for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Photo by Chris LeBoutillier on Pexels.com Of the three indicated and accepted conditions for routine treatment this one is the most confusing in how it’s treated. The condition must be acute before HBOT is indicated and commissioned for use in the UK. In other parts of the world health departments are less reluctant and it's… Continue reading HBOT for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning