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Patients 'Dive' Into Bangkok Hospital's Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center
Bangkok Hospital has recently established a hyperbaric oxygen therapy center, designed to help patients with a wide range of conditions heal faster and obtain better health outcomes.
By: Bangkok Hospital Medical Center (BMC)
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is most often associated with the treatment of decompression sickness. However, it is also used for several common conditions, including:
- Burns treatment
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Gas gangrene
- Assisting healing in problem wounds
- Exceptional blood loss where transfusion is not possible
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Healing for skin grafts
- Radiation injury
HBO may also be prescribed to treat common conditions such as stroke, migraines and Lyme Disease.
In hyperbaric therapy, oxygen is forced into the bloodstream at around three times the normal pressure of the atmosphere. Oxygen is concentrated in the blood at 20 times the normal level. This reduces swelling, speeds wound healing and helps new blood vessels form. Anaerobic bacteria will also die.
The new HBO center will make the treatment of dive-related decompression sickness patients especially easy. Around 500,000 people visit Thailand each year for diving purposes, and decompression sickness is estimated to occur in 1.7-1.9% of all dives. This is a potential 9,500 cases of decompression sickness to be treated per year in Thailand.
HBO currently costs around US$1000 when performed at hospitals in the United States. While costs will vary according to patient needs at Bangkok Hospital, most hospital packages represent a saving of anywhere from 50% to 90% off US medical treatment prices.
Chris Sharasuvana, the hospital's E-marketing manager, believes that "The HBO center will help streamline things and make beginning-to-
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Bangkok Hospital Medical Center (BMC) is one of the most technologically sophisticated hospitals in the world today.