Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) or hyperoxygenation is a method of administering pure oxygen (O2) at a higher atmospheric pressure in a pressurized chamber to treat a medical condition.Clinical applications of Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) can be used as a primary mode of therapy in carbon monoxide poisoning, cerebral arterial gas syndrome, decompression sickness, osteoradionecrosis and clostridial gas gangrene. However, it is more commonly used as an adjunct therapy.
It is also beneficial in radiation tissue damage, acute ischemia or crush injury, necrotizing infections, acute anemia, acute thermal burns, compromised blood circulation, and other wide range of conditions.
HBO therapy can be administered systemically where patient breathes HBO in a pressurized chamber and O2 is delivered systemically. Systemic HBO which is more commonly known as HBOT can be delivered by different types of chambers after proper humidification of 100% pure O2. Mono-place chambers accommodate only one patient with limited pressure capability. This requires little space and treatment protocol can be specified according to the patient’s need. In multi-place chambers, 2-4 patients can be accommodated, a larger space is required and greater working pressure can be generated. However, all patients must be treated in the same protocol.
At the clinic PRMEDICA have mono-place and multi-space chambers to administer a wide range of treatments.