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Title :[原著]Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Central Nervous System Damage Induced by Air Embolism
Authors :Yusa, Toshiko
Hanashiro, Kumeo
Authors affiliation :Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus
Issue Date :1982
Publisher :琉球大学医学部
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
Type (NII) :Journal Article
ISSN :0285-9270
Abstract :The clinical experiences of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for decompression sickness with spinal cord involvement and cerebral air embolism were reported. From 1977 to 1980, 17 cases of decompression sickness with spinal cord involvement among SCUBA divers and 3 cases of cerebral air embolism were treated in our hyperbaric unit. In cases of decompression sickness, the duration between the onset of accident and the start of treatment were from 3 hours to 4 days and the half of them had complete paraplegia. In these cases, there were 4 cases with permanent impairment and the half of them had minimal neurologic residue after the treatments. In cases of cerebral air embolism, 2 cases following induction of diagnostic pneumomediastinography were treated immediately after accidents with complete recovery. A case as a result of open heart surgery was treated after 25 hours delay with clinically almost complete recovery. These cases confirm the fact that hyperbaric oxygen therapy may still be of use even if the onset of therapy is delayed and also applicable to the central nervous system damage from other causes suspected hypoxia.
Rights :琉球医学会
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12001/4147
Citation :琉球大学保健学医学雑誌=Ryukyu University Journal of Health Sciences and Medicine Vol.4 no.4 p.313 -319
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