This textbook, now appearing in its 5th, fully updated, and expanded edition, has become widely recognized as the best exposition available on the topic of hyperbaric medicine and the wide range of applications of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO). In addition to explaining the basic principles of HBO therapy, and its application in carbon monoxide poisoning and decompression sickness, the textbook looks objectively and critically at its use in numerous other areas, such as stroke, neurological disorders, traumatology and wound healing, infectious diseases, rehabilitation and sports medicine, plastic surgery, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, obstetrics, pediatrics, organ transplantation, and as an adjunct to the treatment cancer.With over 2000 up-to-date references and an extensive index, the volume is not just a textbook suitable for those seeking an introduction to this expanding field but also an invaluable resource for specialists. Also included is a chapter on hyperbaric medicine as a specialty, with recommendations on training, practice, and research. Worldwide review of hyperbaric facilities indicates considerable progress and expansion of use of HBO in the United States.
Part I: Basic Aspects; 1. The History of Hyperbaric Medicine; 2. Physical, Physiological, and Biochemical Aspects of Hyperbaric Oxygenation; 3. Effects of Diving and High Pressure on the Human Body; 4. Physical Exercise Under Hyperbaric Conditions; 5. Hypoxia; 6. Oxygen Toxicity; 7. Hyperbaric Chambers: Equipment, Technique, and Safety; 8. Indications, Contraindications, and Complications of HBO Therapy; 9. Drug Interactions with Hyperbaric Oxygenation; Part II: Clinical Applications; 10. Decompression Sickness; 11. Cerebral Air Embolism; 12. Carbon Monoxide and Other Tissue Poisons; 13. HBO Therapy in Infections; 14. HBO Therapy in Wound Healing, Plastic Surgery, and Dermatology; 15. HBO Therapy in the Management of Radionecrosis; 16. The Use of HBO in Treating Neurological Disorders; 17. Role of Hyperbaric Oxygenation in the Management of Stroke; 18. HBO Therapy in Global Cerebral Ischemia/Anoxia and Coma; 19. HBO Therapy in Neurosurgery; 20. HBO Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis; 21. HBO in the Management of Cerebral Palsy; 22. HBO Therapy in Headache; 23. HBO Therapy in Cardiovascular Diseases; 24. HBO Therapy in Hematology and Immunology; 25. HBO Therapy in Gastroenterology; 26. HBO and Endocrinology; 27. HBO and Pulmonary Disorders; 28. HBO Therapy in Pediatric Surgery; 29. Hyperbaric Oxygenation in Traumatology and Orthopedics; 30. HBO Therapy in Otolaryngology; 31. HBO Therapy and Ophthalmology; 32. Hyperbaric Oxygenation in Obstetrics and Neonatology; 33. Hyperbaric Oxygenation in Geriatrics; 34. Hyperbaric Oxygenation as an Adjuvant in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine; 35. Role of HBO in Enhancing Cancer Radiosensitivity; 36. HBO and Transplantation; 37. Anesthesia in Hyperbaric Environment; 38. HBO in Emergency Medicine; 39. Hyperbaric Medicine as a Specialty: Training, Practice, and Research; 40. Hyperbaric Medicine in the United States; 41. Hyperbaric Medicine in Rest of the World; Part III: Appendix, Bibliography, Index; 42. Appendix: Diagnostic Imaging and HBO Therapy; 42. Bibliography; 43. Index.