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emergency medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Necrotising Fasciitis, Necrotising Soft Tissue Infection, NTSI, Problematic Wounds, Wound Healing

Necrotising Soft Tissue Infection – NSTI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staphylococcus_aureus#/media/File:Staphylococcus_aureus_VISA_2.jpg Following a request for some information on 'Necrotising Soft Tissue Infections' (NSTI's), or more commonly referred to as flesh eating bacterial infection, we scoured our own articles first, which highlighted that we don't have a specific dedicated article to this subject. We also chose the lead image as a rather benign image of Staphylococcus… Continue reading Necrotising Soft Tissue Infection – NSTI

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Diabetes, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Medical Science, NHS, NHS Commissioning, Problematic Wounds, Science, Uncategorized, Wound Healing

Type 2 Diabetes, What It Costs The NHS and How HBOT Can Help – Drawing a Line Under Diabetes.

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay  Although we have been a little quiet lately as we get more involved in seasonal preparations in the community, we are still keeping an ear to the ground for articles of interest. One such article from the Daily Mail came across our desktops this morning which is of great interest and also a… Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes, What It Costs The NHS and How HBOT Can Help – Drawing a Line Under Diabetes.

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Diabetes, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hypoxia, Medical Science, NHS, Problematic Wounds, Wound Healing

Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 & Wound healing in Diabetics

Photo by PhotoMIX Ltd. on Pexels.com It seems and age since we shared anything not related to the unfortunate Charity Commission news and the seemingly odd choice of the health authorities to ignore outright the scientific community. As they say though, onward and upward. Accordingly, albeit a short snippet, today's discussion revisits wound healing briefly,… Continue reading Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 & Wound healing in Diabetics

Charity Commission, Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, NHS, Politics

The Charity Commission, The NHS, The Department of Health and The Way Forward

Following last week's social media post announcement of the refusal by the Charity Commission to register The Cumbria Hyperbaric and Complementary Therapy Trust as a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), we release the following statement and comments regarding what we think of this decision and what we plan to do next: The long and short of… Continue reading The Charity Commission, The NHS, The Department of Health and The Way Forward

Audiology, Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, emergency medicine, Healthcare, Hearing Loss, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

HBOT & The Ears – Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

Image by Reimund Bertrams from Pixabay  Quote: "Adult onset hearing loss is the most common cause of disability globally, and the third leading cause of years lost due to disability. Moreover, adult onset hearing loss is the 15th leading cause of burden of disease and is projected to move up to 7th by the year 2030" (WHO, 2008)… Continue reading HBOT & The Ears – Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Diabetes, emergency medicine, Eyesight, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hypoxia, Medical Science, Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology – HBOT and The Eyes

Photo by Mark Arron Smith on Pexels.com Todays continuation on the sharing of others' work theme involves an exceptional paper published by Heather Murphy-Lavoie of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Also published in "Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association" in 2010, It is linked in here and entitled: Hyperbaric… Continue reading Ophthalmology – HBOT and The Eyes

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Diabetes, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Medical Science, Science

Oxidative Stress, Free Radicals, RONS and Diabetes

Photo by Public Domain Pictures on Pexels.com Revisiting the often overstated topic of oxygen toxicity and oxidative stress at the cellular level, today's paper and sharing of the work of others addresses, as a few other recent ones have, that HBOT provides it's own protective mechanisms against oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen and nitrogen… Continue reading Oxidative Stress, Free Radicals, RONS and Diabetes

Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Medical Science, Problematic Wounds, Research, Science

Genetics, Oxidative Stress and Endothelial Growth

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  Today's snippet article only just touches on the subject of genetics. This is a field often beyond what most practitioners and chamber personnel need to be concerned with. It is interesting science though. As we know genetic expression underlies biological function. Things like transcription factors and proteins which trigger genetic regulation are… Continue reading Genetics, Oxidative Stress and Endothelial Growth

Cancer Therapy, Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Dementia, Diabetes, Diving, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hypoxia, Mental Health, Neurology, Oncology, Problematic Wounds, Thermal Burns

Spreading The Word of Others

Photo by Mark Neal on Pexels.com What began as a few lines in a Facebook post to introduce a paper recently published in the US became a little long winded, so is better shared as a "snippet article". On occasion we take a break from writing and do some reading of what others have written.… Continue reading Spreading The Word of Others

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Detox, Drug Addiction, Drug Withdrawal, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Substance Abuse, Withdrawal and Detox

Image by A_Different_Perspective from Pixabay  Having had recent occasion to commission a medical hyperbaric unit at a private hospital specialising in the treatment of substance abuse recovery and detox, and having had personal exposure to the loss associated with drug abuse, the subject of withdrawal and detox comes up for discussion. I confess, prior to this, it had… Continue reading Substance Abuse, Withdrawal and Detox