[abstract] TRENDS OF TREATING PATIENTS, THAT HAVE RECEIVED BLEOMYCIN THERAPY IN THE PAST, WITH HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT (HBOT) AND A SURVEY OF CONSIDERED ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATIONS TO HBOT

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[abstract] TRENDS OF TREATING PATIENTS, THAT HAVE RECEIVED BLEOMYCIN THERAPY IN THE PAST, WITH HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT (HBOT) AND A SURVEY OF CONSIDERED ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATIONS TO HBOT

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Title: [abstract] TRENDS OF TREATING PATIENTS, THAT HAVE RECEIVED BLEOMYCIN THERAPY IN THE PAST, WITH HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT (HBOT) AND A SURVEY OF CONSIDERED ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATIONS TO HBOT
Author: Stubbs, JM; Johnson, EG; Thom, SR
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Paradoxical pulmonary O2 toxicity has been reported in a small group of patients who had previously undergone chemotherapeutic treatment with bleomycin. The risk hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy poses to patients who have previously received bleomycin is not yet clear. We were interested in experience hyperbaric facilities may have had with these patients, and whether any used a priori criteria baring them from receiving HBO2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A mail-in survey was sent to all United States hyperbaric facilities listed on the 2004 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society website. Questions asked were as follows: (1) Identify their list of absolute contraindications to HBO2; (2) Whether any patients had received bleomycin and was treated at their facility with HBO2 (and outcome); (3) If the facility did accept patients with a history of bleomycin treatment, was there any precautions or special studies required prior to initiating HBO2 therapy. RESULTS: Survey results will be outlined along with a review of the literature. CONCLUSIONS: Estimations of relative risk associated with previous bleomycin usage vary widely among hyperbaric facilities in the US, and some centers have had experience treating these patients with HBO2.
Description: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org )
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/1638
Date: 2005

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