[Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the Hokkaido University Hospital]
[Article in Japanese]
Okamura A, Ishikawa M, Yokota S, Saito Y, Oba J, Sugimoto H, Mayumi T,
Department of Anesthesiology, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo.
We surveyed the hyperbaric oxygen therapy during the past seven years in the
Hokkaido University Hospital. The mean number of patients was 27 per year. The
average number of the therapy was 328 per year. There were neither complications
nor accidents attributable to the hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Three representative
diseased states hypoxic brain damage, sudden deafness and occlusion of retinal
arteries, showed remarkable recovery by this therapeutic modality. A safety standard
has been revised in 1991. We have been operating the hyperbaric oxygen therapy
according to the revised standard. The inter-departmental approach in this
therapeutic modality is mandatory in order to achieve effective outcome.
PMID: 8072162 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]