Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Delayed Radiation Injuries

Toledo Radiation Oncology and the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Undersea & hyperbaric medicine: journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc (Impact Factor: 0.77). 02/2004; 31(1):133-45. DOI: 10.1016/B978-1-4160-3406-3.50017-2
Source: PubMed


Hyperbaric oxygen has shown consistent benefit in treating patients with delayed radiation injury. It has also had success in preventing radiation injury in some instances. Additional study in identifying patients at risk for injury and delivering hyperbaric oxygen with prophylactic intent to prevent these injuries appears to be promising. Additional approaches to applying hyperbaric oxygen as a radiosensitizer also deserve further study. No convincing evidence exists to support concerns that hyperbaric oxygen enhances or stimulates malignant growth.

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