Prevention of hyperbaric-associated middle ear barotrauma.

  title={Prevention of hyperbaric-associated middle ear barotrauma.},
  author={Steig A. Carlson and Jennifer Jones and Margaret Brown and Christopher Hess},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={21 12},
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of topical nasal decongestant in the prevention of middle ear barotrauma in patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. DESIGN Prospective, parallel, double-blind, randomized trial. SETTING University-affiliated community hospital emergency department with hyperbaric oxygen facilities. PARTICIPANTS Sixty patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy; 30 subjects in each treatment arm. INTERVENTIONS After randomization, consenting patients… CONTINUE READING
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