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The Database of Randomised Controlled Trials in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

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Welcome to the HBO Evidence pages.

Short critical appraisals of all randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews in both diving and hyperbaric medicine.

These appraisals are classified into disease categories and present the evidence in a standard way to enable rapid and meaningful comparisons between trials.

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Pages written and maintained by The HBOE Working Group. This site is freely available to the public and professionals alike.

All enquiries:Professor Michael Bennett, Prince of Wales Clinical School, Sydney [m.bennett@unsw.edu.au]

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We are always on the lookout for new trials or those we may have missed. If you know of any (human) RCTs in this area please contact us at [m.bennett@unsw.edu.au]
Evidence link: to evidence-based review of many HBOT indications | (MD thesis of Mike Bennett)

Latest CATSNew evidence that HBO is effective for radiation cystitis (Oscarsson 2019)  Further evidence that HBOT is effective in diabetic foot ulcer (Salama 2019) but another disappointing (underpowered) result (Santema 2018).Pooled analysis suggests there is some justification for further studies into the use of HBOT for PTSD after mild head trauma (Hart 2019). Critical flicker fusion frequency testing may indicate cognitive decline in IGN (Lafere 2019).New evidence that unresolving athletic injuries may improve with HBOT (Chen 2019).

Planned study to compare HBOT and PENTOCLO regimen (Bulsara 2019).
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Papers awaiting appraisal: A list of published RCTs we have not got around to yet (take that as an invitation!).
Contributors to HBO Evidence appraisals in alphabetical order. Our thanks to all:Mike Adams * Mike Bennett * Cecilia Bondjers * Alan Bourke * Kirsteen Brown * Tobias Cibis * Antonia Edge * Mark Fisher * Darran Foo * Abigail Fynn * Amy Gibbens * Glen Hawkins * Peter Hodkinson * Sean Hopson * James Hudgell *Brian Hui * Benjamin Kliot * Juliette Leverment * Shamani Singham * David Smart * Sven Todd * Annelies van der Hulst * Nick Titheridge * Michael Tom * Andre Venning * Craig Wilson * Katherine Witheridge * Danielle Wood * Vincenzo Zanon

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Whither 2020? What a year for meetings!

The SPUMS Annual Scientific Meeting is cancelled with expectations of going to Tutukaka in New Zealand next year 
The UHMS ASM 2020 is also cancelled. For future plans get all details at | UHMS web site

The EUBS ASM is in Prague and is still on at this stage (April 12th 2020). Dates are 16 to 19 September and details are here
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