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Study Supports Oxygen Therapy for Sudden Hearing Loss

Posted 27 Sep 2018 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 – Viruses and blood flow issues can, in rare cases, trigger sudden and profound hearing loss. Now, South Korean research supports the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatments to restore hearing in these patients. A review of the collected evidence suggests that – added to standard drug therapy – hyperbaric oxygen treatment "is the most beneficial treatment option" for what ...

Oxygen Therapy Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Survival

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 – Oxygen therapy is a routine treatment for people suspected of having a heart attack, but a new study suggests there may be no benefit for these patients. That was true even for patients who were older, smoked or had diabetes or heart disease, according to the Swedish researchers. The "study questions the current practice of routine oxygen therapy for all patients with ...

Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned

Posted 20 Jul 2017 by

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 – In one of the first such confirmed cases, an Arkansas toddler who suffered severe brain injury after nearly drowning has had that brain damage reversed, using a new treatment. The treatment is known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). It exposes a patient to pure oxygen within the confines of a carefully controlled pressurized chamber. During the therapy, the body gets ...

Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors

Posted 24 Jan 2017 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 – Parents should think twice before buying "smart" clothing with vital signs monitors to keep tabs on their baby's health, pediatricians recommend. A new class of home baby monitor has come to the market. Electronic sensors attached to socks, onesies, buttons and such continually check "vitals" like breathing, pulse rate and oxygen levels. They notify parents of any ...

Oxygen Therapy Little Help for Those With Milder COPD

Posted 27 Oct 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 – A new study says that oxygen therapy may not help people in the less severe stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is an umbrella term for the lung diseases chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The study findings could change clinical practice, the researchers added. In 2014, close to 16 million Americans said they'd been diagnosed with COPD, ...

Health Tip: The Benefits of Oxygen Therapy

Posted 30 Nov 2015 by

-- Oxygen therapy provides extra oxygen if you have a health condition that prevents you from getting enough. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute mentions these potential benefits: Improved shortness of breath. Improved sleep, if you're bothered by a breathing disorder during slumber. Improved quality of life and lifespan for some people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ...

'Mud Bogging' Motor Sport Tied to Carbon Monoxide Poisonings, Deaths

Posted 9 Sep 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 – The off-road motor sport known as mud bogging can put drivers and passengers at risk of potentially lethal carbon monoxide poisoning, researchers say. Like its name implies, mud bogging involves navigating a vehicle through muddy pits or tracks. The problem is, mud can clog exhaust pipes, sending carbon monoxide into the cabin of the vehicle. The hazard first received ...

Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

Posted 24 Jun 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 – The majority of women with fibromyalgia who underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy – best known for treating "the bends" in scuba divers – experienced relief from pain and other symptoms, a small study found. Brain scans of the patients showed that two months of hyperbaric oxygen therapy may have also repaired abnormal brain activity in pain-related areas of the brain, ...

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