Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine

Edited by: Kewal K. Jain

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This textbook, now appearing in its 5th, fully updated, and expanded edition, has become widely recognized as the best exposition available on the topic of hyperbaric medicine and the wide range of applications of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO). In addition to explaining the basic principles of HBO therapy, and its application in carbon monoxide poisoning and decompression sickness, the textbook looks objectively and critically at its use in numerous other areas, such as stroke, neurological disorders, traumatology and wound healing, infectious diseases, rehabilitation and sports medicine, plastic surgery, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, obstetrics, pediatrics, organ transplantation, and as an adjunct to the treatment cancer. With over 2000 up-to-date references and an extensive index, the volume is not just a textbook suitable for those seeking an introduction to this expanding field but also an invaluable resource for specialists. Also included is a chapter on hyperbaric medicine as a specialty, with recommendations on training, practice, and research. Hyperbaric facilities worldwide are also reviewed, with a further chapter on the considerable progress and expansion of the use of HBO in the United States.

From the Reviews

"This new edition of the standard text ofhyperbaric medicine offers a comprehensive coverage of the principle, basic science, and practice of hyperbaricmedicine. It is an excellent and well-researched text on hyperbaric medicine, and I consider it one of the bestbooks written in this area. This book is recommended for health professionals in military medicine, anesthesia,critical care, neuroscience, and most surgical specialties such as plastics, orthopedics, transplantation, andrehabilitation."
Abdulaziz Al-Shaer, Dept. of Anesthesia Riyadh Military Hospital in Saudi Medical Journal 2009, Vol. 30

"This is a comprehensive book on the medical modality of treating patients with higher than atmospheric pressure. This modality has progressed slowly as the infrastructure is highly complex and not commonly thought of by attending physicians. The author and contributors have presented a well written compendium of the physiology of, indications for, and successes of hyperbaric therapy... This is a valuable book for every major medical library. Although its focus is on a specific group of tertiary care practitioners, it is a tremendous resource for practitioners and researchers."
Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP in Doody's Book Review

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