Indonesian Journal of Tropical and Infectious Disease
Vol 2, No 1 (2011)

BASIC MECHANISM OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN IN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Widiyanti, Prihartini ( Institute of Tropical Disease, Universitas Airlangga )



Article Info

Publish Date
27 May 2015

Abstract

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the inhalation of 100 percent oxygen inside a hyperbaric chamber that is pressurized to greater than 1 atmosphere (atm). HBOT causes both mechanical and physiologic effects by inducing a state of increased pressure and hyperoxia. HBOT is typically administered at 1 to 3 atm. While the duration of an HBOT session is typically 90 to 120 minutes, the duration, frequency, and cumulative number of sessions have not been standardized. HBO has been use widely in treating gangrene diabetic, stroke, osteomyelitis and accelerating wound healing. The use of HBO in infectious disease is wide, so the mechanism of hyperbaric oxygen in infectious disease should be well-understand. This understanding could bring the proper and wise management of infectious disease and to prevent the side effect of each therapy.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

IJTID

Publisher

Subject

Earth & Planetary Sciences Health Professions Medicine & Pharmacology Public Health

Description

This journal is a peer-reviewed journal established to promote the recognition of emerging and reemerging diseases specifically in Indonesia, South East Asia, other tropical countries and around the world, and to improve the understanding of factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and ...