Role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of bacterial spinal osteomyelitis.

@article{Ahmed2009RoleOH,
  title={Role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of bacterial spinal osteomyelitis.},
  author={Raheel Ahmed and Meryl A Severson and Vincent Charles Traynelis},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={16-20}
}
OBJECT Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is used as primary and/or adjunctive therapy in the treatment of various clinical conditions complicated by local hypoxia. It may have therapeutic potential in the treatment of neurosurgical infections such as spinal osteomyelitis that are associated with significant morbidity rates. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of HBO therapy in the treatment of spinal osteomyelitis. METHODS The clinical records of patients diagnosed with… CONTINUE READING