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HBOT for Necrotizing Fasciitis: South Carolina Mother of Twins Going Home with All Her Limbs

July 16, 2012

Lana Kuykendall, this year's "other" high-profile victim of necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease, underwent extensive hyperbaric oxygen therapy as part of her remarkable recovery at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. She also suffered with sepsis and endured more than 20 surgical procedures. Now the mother of twins born in May is heading home with all her limbs.

The Twitter Files: Hyperbaric Chamber Photo from the Penn Medicine Archives

July 15, 2012

In our daily search for hyperbaric news we enjoyed this 1968 photo from hyperbaric medicine at Penn (University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia): Hyperbaric chamber construction at the John Morgan Building in June, 1968 [pic]. Program info: pennmedicine.org/hyperbaric/ twitter.com/PennArchives/s… — Penn Archives (@PennArchives) June 25, 2012 Like so many others, Penn Medicine's

The Twitter Files: Hyperbaric Chamber Photo from the Penn Medicine Archives

July 15, 2012

In our daily search for hyperbaric news we enjoyed this 1968 photo from hyperbaric medicine at Penn (University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia): Hyperbaric chamber construction at the John Morgan Building in June, 1968 [pic]. Program info: pennmedicine.org/hyperbaric/ twitter.com/PennArchives/s… — Penn Archives (@PennArchives) June 25, 2012 Like so many others, Penn Medicine's

Hyperbaric Chamber Manufacturers: Meet PBUCH

July 13, 2012

Thank you, Internet, for bringing a new containerized hyperbaric rescue system to our attention. Add PBUCH S.A., out of Poland, to HyperbaricLink's list of other manufacturers of hyperbaric chambers. PBUCH is short for Przedsiebiorstwo Budowy Urzadzen Chlodniczych, or "Company Plant Engineering," as near as we can tell. Designed to treat decompression sickness (DCS) and for training of submarine

Hyperbaric Chamber Manufacturers: Meet PBUCH

July 13, 2012

Thank you, Internet, for bringing a new containerized hyperbaric rescue system to our attention. Add PBUCH S.A., out of Poland, to HyperbaricLink's list of other manufacturers of hyperbaric chambers. PBUCH is short for Przedsiebiorstwo Budowy Urzadzen Chlodniczych, or "Company Plant Engineering," as near as we can tell. Designed to treat decompression sickness (DCS) and for training of submarine

Necrotizing Fasciitis Postcript: Aimee Copeland in Rehab, Set to Return Home Next Month

July 12, 2012

The young woman we wrote about in May has won her life-or-death battle against necrotizing fasciitis or flesh-eating disease. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy played some role—we don't know the details—in Aimee Copeland's recovery from a rare and serious bacterial infection. In June her family released a photo of her enjoying some outdoor time and preparing for rehabilitation. Yesterday they announced

Necrotizing Fasciitis Postcript: Aimee Copeland in Rehab, Set to Return Home Next Month

July 12, 2012

The young woman we wrote about in May has won her life-or-death battle against necrotizing fasciitis or flesh-eating disease. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy played some role—we don't know the details—in Aimee Copeland's recovery from a rare and serious bacterial infection. In June her family released a photo of her enjoying some outdoor time and preparing for rehabilitation. Yesterday they announced

Alzheimer’s News: Researchers Discover Protective Mutation That Slows Beta Amyloid Buildup

July 11, 2012

Gina Kolata in the New York Times serves up a fine explanation of an important new Alzheimer's study. The study was published today in Nature [doi:10.1038/nature11283] and conducted by a predominantly Scandinavian group representing Genentech and deCODE genetics, based in Reykjavik, Iceland. The research confirms that the buildup of beta amyloid drives the disease and identifies a rare gene

Alzheimer’s News: Researchers Discover Protective Mutation That Slows Beta Amyloid Buildup

July 11, 2012

Gina Kolata in the New York Times serves up a fine explanation of an important new Alzheimer's study. The study was published today in Nature [doi:10.1038/nature11283] and conducted by a predominantly Scandinavian group representing Genentech and deCODE genetics, based in Reykjavik, Iceland. The research confirms that the buildup of beta amyloid drives the disease and identifies a rare gene

Sea Turtle Returns to Sea After Successful HBOT for Osteomyelitis

July 07, 2012

This just in from Florida. How can we not report it? What else but HBOT works for osteomyelitis (bone infection)? How can you not watch? Go, Kahuna, go!

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