Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for thermal burns

Added April 22, 2013

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There is insufficient evidence to support or refute the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for the management of thermal burns.

HBOT consists of intermittently administering 100% oxygen at pressures greater than 1 atmosphere in a pressure vessel. This technology has been used to treat a variety of disease states and has been described as helping patients who have sustained burns. This review assesses the evidence for the benefit of HBOT for the treatment of thermal burns.