Are pulmonary bleb and bullae a contraindication for hyperbaric oxygen treatment?

@article{Toklu2008ArePB,
  title={Are pulmonary bleb and bullae a contraindication for hyperbaric oxygen treatment?},
  author={Akin Savaş Toklu and Sefika Korpinar and Mustafa Erelel and Gunalp Uzun and S{\"u}reyya Şevki Yildiz},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 8},
  pages={
          1145-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Air cysts or blebs in the lungs may predispose pulmonary barotrauma (PBT) by causing air trapping when there is a change in environmental pressure. The changes in the environmental pressure are also seen during hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT). AIM The aim of this study was to determine how patients were evaluated for pulmonary blebs or bullae, and PBT prevalence in different HBOT centers. METHODS HBOT centers were asked to participate in this study and a questionnaire was… CONTINUE READING
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