Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for necrotizing fasciitis reduces mortality and the need for debridements.

@article{Riseman1990HyperbaricOT,
  title={Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for necrotizing fasciitis reduces mortality and the need for debridements.},
  author={J A Riseman and William A. Zamboni and Adrienne Curtis and D. R. Graham and Horst R Konrad and Douglas S. Ross},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={108 5},
  pages={847-50}
}
Twenty-nine patients with necrotizing fasciitis were treated from 1980 to 1988. This study evaluates how the addition of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy to surgical treatment has affected mortality and the number of debridements required to achieve wound control in these patients. Two groups of patients were viewed: group 1 (n = 12) received surgical debridement and antibiotics only; group 2 (n = 17) received HBO (90 minutes at 2.5 atm, average 7.4 treatments) in addition to surgery and… CONTINUE READING
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