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Approved Indications for HBO Therapy

Indications (UHMS)

UHMS HBO, Therapy Committee Report - 1996

         Indication
Recommended
Protocol [pressure, ATA]
Lower
threshold 
levels
Upper
threshold 
levels
Air or gas embolism
2.8 - 6.0
 
10 - 14
Carbon monoxide poisoning
and smoke inhalation
2.5 - 3.0 QD or BID
 
5
Clostridial myonecrosis (gas
gangrene)
3.0 TID x 1d, 
then BID x 4-5 d. 
5
10
Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome, Other acute traumatic Ischemia
TID x 2 d, BID x 2 d, QD x 2 d
3
12
Decompression Sickness
2.8 - 6.0
  Until improvement plateaus or 14 days
Enhancement of Healing in Selected Problem Wounds
2.0-2.5 QD or BID
10
60
Exceptional Blood loss 
(anemia)
 
 
Until Hct 22.9%
Necrotizing Soft 
Tissue Infections
2.0-2.5 BID initially, then QD
5
30
Osteomyelitis (refractory)
2.0-2.5 QD
20
60
Radiation Tissue Damage
(Osteoradionecrosis)
2.0-2.4 QD
20
60
Skin Grafts and Flaps (Compromised)
2.0-2.5 BID initially, then QD
6
40
Thermal Burns
2.0-2.5 TID x 1d, then BID
5
45
Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen 
in Intracranial Abscess
QD or BID
 
 
QD=1 time in 24 h; BID= 2 times in 24 h; TID= three times in 24h



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