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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

August 7th, 2017

‘There Isn’t Another Place in the World I Would Rather Crash’

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Carbon monoxide poisoning led to a plane crash that sent pilot Dan Bass to the hospital at Mayo Clinic. His doctors were able to treat his injuries and help him  recover from the poisoning, thanks in part to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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Tags: Dr. Paul Claus, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


July 3rd, 2017

Saving Dave Boyett’s Foot With the Help of a Pressure Chamber

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After a series of accidents led to increasingly serious foot wounds and infections, Dave Boyett was told he might have to have his right foot amputed. Staff at Mayo Clinic’s Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine Program in Rochester, however, helped change that.

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Tags: diabetes, Dr. Daniel Ryssman, Dr. Paul Claus, Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Vascular Ulcer and Wound Healing Clinic


April 18th, 2017

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal a Veteran’s Wounds

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Fritz Kruger of Hayward, Wisconsin, wondered how breathing pure oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized tube could heal his body. Fritz, 56, suffered from side effects of radiation therapy for prostate cancer when he was referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in fall 2016. 

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Tags: Cystitis, Dr. James Banich, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Mayo Clinic Health System, Wound care


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