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Dr Ron Linden on HBOT DFU Research Fraud Presenting at the BHA 2018

December 03, 2018

Why is the NHS not funding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatments for Diabetic foot ulcers when it has apparent positive results?

Get ready for the most well respected whistle blower of the DFU (Diabetic Foot Ulcer) study scandal to tell you why.

HBOT is a treatment in which a patient breathes 100% oxygen whilst inside a chamber at a pressure higher than sea level pressure. It is the new application of an old technology to help resolve certain medical problems. When a patient is given 100% oxygen under pressure, haemoglobin is saturated, but the blood can be hyper-oxygenated by dissolving oxygen into the plasma which gets to the tissues in greater concentrations.

It can be helpful particularly for anyone who is suffering from a wound that is slow to heal. Diabetic ulcers are prime examples of such wounds. They are graded in terms of their severity, which is usually related to the length of time the ulcer has existed. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be useful for all grades of ulcer, by speeding healing and preventing the ulcer from deteriorating. This helps decrease the risk of unnecessary surgery or amputation. It also reduces long term costs such as the use of expensive dressings, and frees up hospital beds and staff.

Click here now to watch Dr Ron Linden’s presentation.

Research shows that HBOT can help treat Type 2 Diabetes

June 03, 2014

New research has emerged that suggests using a hyperbaric chamber can increase the sensitivity to insulin to the same extent as achieved by losing 13 per cent body weight.

Insulin resistance is a condition where the body produces insulin but does not use it effectively to ‘mop up’ sugar from the blood, which can ultimately result in type 2 diabetes. Early research shows that HBOT treatments could help to reduce this risk of developing diabetes. If proved further, this could be a significant and major breakthrough in the treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes.

Read the full story by Roger Dobson here.

Oxygen Healing Hits the Headlines

November 28, 2012

Featured in the Daily Mail Health section this week was an article promoting the work done with Oxygen Healing at the London and Midlands Diving Chambers, focusing on one of the patients, Gwynneth Flowers.

 

Gwynneth contracted necrotising fasciitis and as a result suffered from a severe un-healing wound that caused her a lot of pain and discomfort, not to mention considerable embarrassment and mobility issues. Dissatisfied with the results and efforts of the NHS and not wanting to succumb to the surgeons knife and have her leg amputated, Gwynneth turned to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in order to save her limb and claw back her independence. Having been refused funding by the NHS for the treatment, Gwynneth was determined to fund the treatment herself and says it was worth every penny.

 

Read the full article in which Gwynneth LDC Medical Director Dr Oliver Firth talk to the Daily Mail’s Lucy Elkins.

One Last Post Re: Success with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Necrotizing Infections

July 17, 2012

Before we take a break from this topic, here's one more quick but inspiring story about success with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for deadly soft tissue infections, or flesh-eating disease, sometimes including gas gangrene or bone infections. Nurse manager Amy Pakes, RN, MS, says Nassau University Medical Center, a NuHealth hospital in East Meadow, New York, sees a dozen cases of necrotizing

One Last Post Re: Success with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Necrotizing Infections

July 17, 2012

Before we take a break from this topic, here's one more quick but inspiring story about success with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for deadly soft tissue infections, or flesh-eating disease, sometimes including gas gangrene or bone infections. Nurse manager Amy Pakes, RN, MS, says Nassau University Medical Center, a NuHealth hospital in East Meadow, New York, sees a dozen cases of necrotizing

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.

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.

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

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

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