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Approved Indications for HBO TherapyIndications (UHMS)
UHMS HBO, Therapy Committee Report - 1996
Protocol [pressure, ATA]
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
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
Until Hct 22.9% Necrotizing Soft
2.0-2.5 BID initially, then QD 5 30 Osteomyelitis (refractory) 2.0-2.5 QD 20 60 Radiation Tissue Damage
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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