Accession Number : ADP011081


Title :   The Relevance of Hyperbaric Oxygen to Combat Medicine


Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX DAVIS HYPERBARIC LAB


Personal Author(s) : Wright, James K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/p011081.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : At the Davis Hyperbaric Laboratory, Brooks AFB, TX we have embarked on a series of research protocols designed to determine the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBO) in combat wounds. Our research has been directed towards finding ways to minimize the extent of combat injury, reduce the consumption of medical resources, speed healing of combat wounds, and improve the result in the healed wound. In this presentation the basic science related to the use of HBO in treating combat wounds will be presented and our current research efforts will be discussed.


Descriptors :   *HYPERBARIC MEDICINE , SYMPOSIA , OXYGEN , WOUNDS AND INJURIES , MEDICAL SERVICES , HEALING , HYPERBARIC CONDITIONS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE