Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weekly Web Roundup: 29 August 2010

With this back-to-school installment of our regular weekend update we manage to find a few choice headlines from another pretty slow hyperbaric news week. Do you have any bulletins you would like us to post? Is your hyperbaric oxygen therapy facility listed (completely and accurately) in our treatment center directory? All you have to do is submit a comment below or contact us.


A new clinical trial supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will use laser speckle imaging (LSI) technology to measure blood flow velocity at wound sites in patients receiving HBOT versus patients receiving standard care. The WoundImager device was developed by CW Optics, Seaford VA.


Last Sunday a SCUBA diver suffering the bends was saved with the nimble assistance of the SOS Hyperlite Hyperbaric Stretcher based at Health Centre of the Haute-Côte-Nord, Québec. The rescue marks the first Canadian use of the device.

Australian surfing great Joel "Parko" Parkinson does an interview from inside the hyperbaric chamber in which he's recovering from a badly cut foot.


In adding Lorain Community Hospital, Lorain OH, to our files we discover 8 other facilities enjoying the innovative services of Cleveland-based Mobile Hyperbaric Centers, Inc.

A hyperbaric chamber at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo MI, makes at least a photo appearance in a story on its parent group's financial success.

Jordan Hospital, Plymouth MA, opens a Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, "the only hospital-based hyperbaric treatment chamber in the greater Plymouth and Cape Cod region."

More publicity, and the story of a woman recovering from radionecrosis, acquaints us with another location of Harrington Hospital, in Charlton MA, operating a wound care center in partnership with Diversified Clinical Services.

We learn of the wound healing center at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Galesburg IL, with the granting of privileges to Sherwin Parungao, MD. The hospital operates the center in partnership with National Healing.

BodyNew MedSpa, Scottsdale AZ, invites its pampered clientele into maybe the coziest hard chamber ever photographed.

Bon Secours Charity Health System facilities in Suffern, Warwick, and Port Jervis NY all provide HBOT.

HyOx Medical Treatment Center adds to its Marietta location a new facility on the campus of Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville GA.

O2.0 is the news blog of HyperbaricLink, the independent guide to hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment centers, physicians and clinicians, diseases and conditions.

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