Did you know that 30% of COVID infected patients suffer from some kind of long term symptoms? In the UK alone, approximately 20 lakhs people are suffering from long covid symptoms that include brain fog, inability to concentrate, fatigue, weakness, loss of taste or smell, myocarditis etc.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy following PCP is associated with faster recovery as assessed by both patients and caregivers. So far, HBOT was mainly used in the treatment of problematic or chronic wounds. Our study suggests expanding the indications in which hyperbaric oxygen treatment is applicable and recommended
Flesh eating bacteria (also called necrotizing fasciitis) is a one of kind skin infection, typically caused by an injury or cut on the skin. The bacteria responsible for the infection is ‘Group A Streptococcus Bacteria (GAS)’ and it thrives by eating the skin and the tissue below it.
Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a condition wherein the arteries that supply blood to different parts of the body get clogged as a result of which the destination organ, typically legs, receive little blood flow. Lower flow of blood to legs (and hands) can cause pain.
Skin grafting is a surgical procedure that involves taking skin from one part of the body to replace lost or damaged skin on a different area. In free-transfer grafts procedure only a partial thickness of skin is taken from the ‘donor’ site to replace the damaged skin. In the rotation flaps procedure, complete thickness of skin is taken.
HBOT improves the penetration of antibiotics into the bone and stimulates osteogenesis. It has been noted that when the bones are infected, they are supplied with quite less amounts of oxygen than required.
Thermal burns are burn injuries to the skin caused after getting in contact with hot surfaces or liquids or fire. Examples of thermal burns include, spilling of boiling oil or water on any part of the body, touching any hot flame or super heated metal, electrical burns etc.
1. Gas Gangrene
2. Thermal burns or any other serious burns
3. Intracranial Abscesses
4. Acute Traumatic Ischemia (ATI)
5. Gas Embolism
6. Radiation Damage (usually in patients who underwent cancer treatment)
7. Decompression sickness
8. Severe injuries where the muscles are crushed under heavy force
9. Infections that spread faster or kill soft tissue faster
10. Foot ulcers or wounds in diabetic patients
Radiation injury is the damage to tissues caused due to exposure to high energy ionizing radiation, typically during treatment of other medical condition(s). Radiation treatment is a procedure in which the patient’s body part is exposed to high energy electromagnetic waves that can strip electrons from the atoms they hit, consequently changing their nature and structure.
Ischemia is a condition when not enough blood flows to a particular part of the body. Trauma (such as a crush injury or thermal injury/burns) to any limb or any other muscular part of the body can damage the tissues directly and indirectly.