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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!

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!

New Name, Same Day and Time for Monthly Wound Wire Webcast

June 26, 2012

Episode 7 of the highly edutaining Wound Rounds LIVE webcast, newly renamed Wound Wire, airs tomorrow 27 June 2012 at 11 AM Central. Co-hosted by Dr Jeffrey A. Niezgoda and Sharon Baranoski, and powered by WebCME, the free webcast streams live on the last Wednesday of every month and covers new technologies, products, and devices, clinical insight, new procedures, and robust literature

New Name, Same Day and Time for Monthly Wound Wire Webcast

June 26, 2012

Episode 7 of the highly edutaining Wound Rounds LIVE webcast, newly renamed Wound Wire, airs tomorrow 27 June 2012 at 11 AM Central. Co-hosted by Dr Jeffrey A. Niezgoda and Sharon Baranoski, and powered by WebCME, the free webcast streams live on the last Wednesday of every month and covers new technologies, products, and devices, clinical insight, new procedures, and robust literature

Hyperbaric Oxygen for Autism: New Rossignol Literature Review Does Not Impress

June 22, 2012

In May we cheered Ahmad Ghanizadeh's new systematic review of the published clinical evidence on hyperbaric oxygen for autism. Ghanizadeh encouraged further study but found scant evidence to support practice. This month another paper, reviewing the same body of medical literature, and published in the same online open-source journal Medical Gas Research [doi:10.1186/2045-9912-2-16], arrives at

Hyperbaric Oxygen for Autism: New Rossignol Literature Review Does Not Impress

June 22, 2012

In May we cheered Ahmad Ghanizadeh's new systematic review of the published clinical evidence on hyperbaric oxygen for autism. Ghanizadeh encouraged further study but found scant evidence to support practice. This month another paper, reviewing the same body of medical literature, and published in the same online open-source journal Medical Gas Research [doi:10.1186/2045-9912-2-16], arrives at

Full Program Now Available for Download: 45th UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting

June 20, 2012

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is holding its 45th Annual Scientific Meeting this week, June 21-23, in Phoenix, Arizona. We sorely regret we are not able to attend again this year. Visit the UHMS website to download the Schedule Overview or a PDF of the Full Program including scientific abstracts. Always required reading for everyone interested in evidence-based hyperbaric

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