Hyperbaric Oxygenation as an Adjunctive Therapy

  • Yasufumi Asai
  • Hiroshi Dohgomori


Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy was first introduced to Japan around 1963 for cardiac surgery (Wada and Iwa, Proceedings of the fourth international congress on hyperbaric medicine, Igaku Shoin, Tokyo, 1–549, 1970). But now this therapy is especially carried out in brain surgery hospitals because high medical insurance mark is recognized for stroke in Japan. However, the evidence to stroke is not established until now. The large clinical control studies should be needed to establish evidence-based medicine.

In the later part, we will give a general outline of ileus and describe the relationship between ileus and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy. Ileus is frequently encountered in routine medical care. It is defined as a mechanical obstruction and impaired propulsion in the gastrointestinal tract. For complete details regarding ileus diagnosis, please refer to the definition in the textbook. The diagnosis procedure for ileus generally involves first identifying and monitoring the progression of symptoms up to hospital admission and then making a diagnosis after performing imaging tests, such as X-ray and CT scans. Eliminating the underlying cause of ileus and then alleviating the symptoms are both necessary and important elements of treatment.


Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy Stroke Japanese guidelines Medical remuneration points Liver function Ileus Cochrane library 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasufumi Asai
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Dohgomori
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Sapporo Medical University, Hakodate Shintoshi HospitalSapporoJapan
  2. 2.Yonemori Hospital, Kagoshima-shiKagoshimaJapan

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