Document Category: Rheumatology

EVects of hyperbaric oxygen on expression of Ž brinolytic factors of human endothelium in a simulated ischaemia/reperfusion situation

treating disorders other than decompression sickness. Still, HBO2is a treatmentmodality that has gained recognition in certain situations of ischaemia reper fusion. However, not much is known about its eVect on the endothelial cells.Based on earlier studies, the hypothesis was that HBO2treatment stimulates therelease of Ž brinolytic factors. The aim of the study was to investigate …

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Livedoid vasculopathy: long-term follow-up results following hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Background Livedoid vasculopathy, also known as atrophie blanche, is a recurrentpainful vasculopathy appearing mostly on the lower limbs. Treatment is challeng ing and relapses are frequent.Objectives To analyse the long-term effect and safety of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO)therapy in treating livedoid vasculopathy.Methods Twelve patients with active livedoid vasculopathy were included in thisstudy. All patients underwent HBO …

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for nonhealing vasculitic ulcers

Background. Cutaneous nonhealing ulceration is a threatening manifestation ofvasculitis. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO), frequently used as adjuvant therapy for patientswith ischaemic ulcers, exerts additional beneficial effects on the vascular inflammatoryresponse.Aim. To evaluate the effect of HBO on vasculitis-induced nonhealing skin ulcers.Methods. The study population comprised 35 patients aged ‡ 18 years with severe,nonhealing, vasculitis-induced ulcers that …

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Comparative study of the effectiveness of a low-pressure hyperbaric oxygen treatment and physical exercise in women with fibromyalgia: randomized clinical trial

AbstractBackground: Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by chronic pain and fatigue, among other manifestations, thus advising interventions that do not aggravate these symptoms. The main  purpose of this study is to analyse the effect of low-pressure hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on induced fatigue, pain, endurance and functional capacity, physical performance and cortical excitability when compared with a physical …

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Neuromuscular efficiency in fibromyalgia is improved by hyperbaric oxygen therapy: looking inside muscles by means of surface electromyography

ABSTRACTObjective. Neuromuscular efficiency (NME) is impaired in fibromyalgia (FM). Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment using 100% of oxy gen through an oxygen mask. HBOT in FM induces changes in cortical excita bility and a secondary reduction in pain and muscle fatigue. However, there are still no direct data indicating changes in muscle fatigue. …

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Hyperbaric oxygen treatment of fibromyalgia: a prospective observational clinical trial

ABSTRACTObjective. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome of unknown aetiology that is characterised by widespread musculo skeletal pain, fatigue and disordered sleep, and often associated with neu ropsychiatric and cognitive symptoms. Current treatment options are only par tially effective, but hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) seems to be capable of relieving some of the symptoms. The aim of …

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Recovery of Repressed Memories in Fibromyalgia Patients Treated With Hyperbaric Oxygen – Case Series Presentation and Suggested Bio-Psycho-Social Mechanism

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a condition considered to represent a prototype of central sensitization syndrome, characterized by chronic widespread pain and along with symptoms of fatigue, non-restorative sleep and cognitive difficulties. FMS can be induced by trauma, infection or emotional stress with cumulative evidence that dissociation is relatively frequent in FMS patients. Two randomized controlled …

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Diminish Fibromyalgia Syndrome – Prospective Clinical Trial

BackgroundFibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a persistent and debilitating disorder estimated to impairthe quality of life of 2–4% of the population, with 9:1 female-to-male incidence ratio. FMS isan important representative example of central nervous system sensitization and is associ ated with abnormal brain activity. Key symptoms include chronic widespread pain, allodyniaand diffuse tenderness, along with fatigue …

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Efecto analgésico de la oxigenación hiperbárica (OHB)

Introducción: El dolor es un proceso complejo, resultado de estímulos de distinto origen. Se clasifica de acuerdo a su etiología en nociceptivo, neuropático y psicógeno, y por su duración en agudo o crónico. A través de la terapia con oxigenación hiperbárica (OHB) es posible disminuir el dolor en los pacientes corrigiendo varios de los mecanismos que intervienen en su génesis. Material …

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