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The therapeutic use of high-pressure oxygen.
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PMID:  13993996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The therapeutic use of a high-pressure oxygen atmosphere is of current research interest. Accounts of this means of treatment have come mainly from Amsterdam and Glasgow, but also from the United States. Reports indicate its value in treatment of coronary artery disease, severe shock, cerebral vascular accidents, gangrene, infections, carbon monoxide poisoning and bowel infarction. Hyaline membrane disease responds dramatically. The treatment has demonstrated value in conjunction with the operation of heart-lung machines, for patients with severe injuries of the extremities where blood supply is impaired, and in the treatment of rest pain in ischemic limbs. Converted hospital autoclaves have been used as an inexpensive means of initiating research projects in this field. One American supplier already has orders for construction of eight high-pressure oxygen treatment tanks in U.S. centres.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1963 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1963-12-01     Completed Date:  1998-11-01     Revised Date:  2010-06-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  Not Available    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  356-9     Citation Subset:  OM    
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MeSH Terms
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy*

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