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Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Diets
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Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment consists of sessions in a recompression chamber, such as are used for divers who get decompression sickness ("the bends"). The chamber has the pressure raised above atmospheric, and 100% oxygen is breathed in. Exhalation gases are discharged from the chamber by wearing a mask or hood.

It has been used for treatment of difficult to heal wounds, bone infections, some types of anaemia, burns, frostbite and Raynauds Disease.

One such was a multi-national centre double-blind crossover trial involving 150 patients published in Science Direct
Int J Rad Onc Bio, Vol 1, No 1, pp 134-143 2008. (This is an abstract only, but the basic conclusion is included)

More general HBO information in the links below.

Background and general, and technical information about HBO (Medscape.com)

HBO section in Macmillan website

There are two HBO facilities in London:
Whipps Cross Hyperbaric and Wound Healing Centre

London Diving Chamber
Full list of UK HBO facilites:  Here

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