Monday, September 14, 2009

Hyperbaric in space, continued

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy continues its cameo role in ABC's science fiction drama Defying Gravity. In last night's episode, as well as the two preceding, HBOT gets a brief mention for its role in wound care. A crew member loses a thumb in a zero-gravity accident and has it reattached. Hyperbaric treatment speeds recovery so she can pilot the Venus lander with all ten digits. In 2053, that's quicker than growing a new thumb.

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