cases, such as carbon monoxide poisoning or cerebral arterial gas
embolism may only require one or two treatments. However, in those cases for
which angiogenesis is the primary goal, as many as 20 to 40
treatments may be necessary. The precise number of treatments will
often depend upon the clinical response of each patient.
Transcutaneous oximetry can provide more exacting dose schedules,
thereby improving cost effectiveness.
the exception of decompression sickness and cerebral arterial gas
embolism, periods of exposure last approximately two hours.
Treatments may be given once, twice or occasionally three times
daily, and can be provided in both inpatient or outpatient settings.
For decompression illness, treatment protocols with safe time and
depth guidelines are followed.
when breathed under increased atmospheric pressure, is a potent
drug. But besides its beneficial effects, hyperbaric
oxygen can produce noticeable toxic effects if administered
indiscriminately. Safe time-dose limits have been established for
hyperbaric oxygen exposure, and these profiles form the basis for
today's treatment protocols.