Saturday, August 7, 2010

Weekly Web Roundup: 8 August 2010

Keep tuning in to HyperbaricLink every weekend for tastefully selected headlines, even after such a slow hyperbaric news week as this.


Winnie Joanne Barefoot has been indicted by a federal grand jury on seven counts of bank, wire, mail, and Social Security fraud and ordered held by a judge of the US District Court in Baltimore. Barefoot owns Advanced Hyperbarics, which operates treatment centers in Millersville MD, Orlando FL, Jacksonville FL, and Bedford PA.

New Orleans Saints tight end Billy Miller, who owns the Elite Performance Factory in Westlake Village CA, spotlights hyperbaric therapy in his preseason publicity.

SCIENCE asks, "Is Hyperbaric Oxygen a Viable Therapy for Hepatitis C?" The author finds no direct evidence but cites (1) a Russian study that showed improved postoperative liver function in animals with chronic toxic hepatitis and (2) an ongoing University of Edinburgh study of HBOT in the treatment of alcoholic liver disease.

Investigators from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, studying rats and publishing in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, determine the nitric oxide mechanism by which hyperbaric oxygen inhibits ischemic reperfusion injury.


Firefighters in Oregon City OR rescued five mobile home residents and evacuated three to Providence Medical Center for hyperbaric oxygen treatment for smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.


Light publicity acquaints us with Harrington Hospital, Southbridge MA, operating a wound care center in partnership with Diversified Clinical Services.

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