Sunday, August 1, 2010

Weekly Web Roundup: 1 August 2010

So much noise and so little news worth your valuable time online, so every weekend the HyperbaricLink blog sifts it through and distills it down to the top hyperbaric medicine headlines.


Studying the treatment of acute necrotizing pancreatitis in rats, researchers from Beijing, China, publishing in Canadian Journal of Surgery, conclude that hyperbaric oxygen combined with ulinastatin was more effective than either therapy alone.

A Medscape case study, "The Not-So-Acute Abdomen," includes a discussion of the advantages of hyperbaric oxygen in treating a 72-year-old man with abdominal pain diagnosed as pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis.

Brazilian surgeons investigating suture strength in colon repair for perotinis in rats, published in Acta Cirurgica Brasiliera, found no benefits with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.


Hyperbaric for Life LLC (Phoenix AZ) received an FDA warning letter regarding violations in its manufacture of hyperbaric chamber Class III medical devices.

Tyco Valves and Controls (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) has invested in two hyperbaric chambers to test subsea equipment in simulated environments as deep as 3,000 m (9,842 ft).

Environmental Tectonics Corp (Southampton PA) has added former astronaut Winston Scott to its board of directors.


A woman bears witness to her "third go-round with cancer," including hyperbaric oxygen for delayed radiation injury, in the Breathing In Hope blog.

Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez works hyperbarics into his training routine and wins his Saturday night bout against Juan "Baby Bull" Diaz by unanimous decision.

A father blogs about his newborn son's recovery from brain injury suffered during birth and their recent commencement of HBOT sessions.

Denver Broncos QB and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow uses HBOT in his grueling workout routine.

A woman blogs about her fight with endometrial cancer and HBOT treatment for delayed radiation injury.


FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital (Rockingham NC) grabs our attention with a 67-year-old woman's story of diabetic foot ulcers and limb salvage at its Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. FirstHealth of the Carolinas also operates a wound center at its flagship Moore Regional Hospital (Pinehurst NC).

We learn of NJ-based Saint Barnabus Health Care System's wound centers at Clara Maass, Kimball, Monmouth, Beth Israel Newark, and Saint Barnabus with publicity surrounding the visit of congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen.

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