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Enthusiasm for the clinical use of hyperbaric oxygenation has waxed and waned since its inception. Conflicting reports abound in the literature about the effectiveness of high pressure oxygen in various diseases. This monograph reviews the classical physical and physiological aspects of hyperbaric oxygenation, summarizes the morphological and biochemical information related to oxygen toxicity, and reevaluates the influence of high-pressure oxygen on the coronary, peripheral, and portal circulations; infectious diseases; malignant tumors; hemorrhagic and septic shock; and cerebrovascular insufficiency. At present the main clinical uses of hyperbaric oxygenation appear to be in the treatment of gas emboli, gas gangrene, and carbon
Hyperbaric Oxygen and Its Clinical Value. Ann Intern Med. ;74:304. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-2-304_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(2):304.
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