Thursday, May 17, 2007

Handbook on Hyperbaric Medicine

Hyperbaric oxygen application has now become a useful technique for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in CNS, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, as well as in soft-tissue and orthopaedic pathologies and haematologic disorders. With a specific didactic approach, supported by numerous illustrations and tables, this volume aims to present all aspects of oxygen application under pressure not only to resolve some clinical problems, but also to improve recovery or to modify a negative illness evolution. Both scientists and practitioners will find this work a useful and updated reference book.
It is now ten years since the first Handbook on Hyperbaric Medicine was published. During this time there have been many major advances: our understanding of the actions of hyperbaric oxygenation has been elucidated by several studies; clinical practice is becoming more scientific; various consensus-derived organisational and operational recommendations and guidelines are now widely accepted.
As for Europe, these positive developments are largely due to the continuous action of the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM). One of the most successful initiatives was the start of a specific European research action sponsored by the EU Co-operation in Science and Technology (COST) programme. The specific COST Action for hyperbaric medicine, COST B14, has been completed and has provided the impetus for the publication of this new Handbook.
This book is a reference document for researchers and clinicians, and is also of excellent use for both teachers and students.
Written for: Hyperbaric and diving physicians; researchers in high pressure biology; intensivists and researchers in oxygen biology; physicians connected with one of the major indications of HBO: general surgery, orthopedics and traumatology, plastic surgery, oncology radiotherapy, diabetology, ENT, etc.; medical libraries, industry (diving companies, hyperbaric chamber and equipment manufacturers), regulatory organisations (public health agencies, Normalisation

Book details:
Author:Daniel Mathieu
Publisher:Springer; 1 edition (February 10, 2006)
Size:4,382 MB
Format: pdf


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