The Database of Randomised Controlled Trials in Diving and Hyperbaric MedicineWelcome 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.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 [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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 [email@example.com]
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) and sudden hearing loss (Chi 2018).A single HBO session altered pain perception for at least one month after experimental burn injury (Wahl 2019) Pooled analysis suggests there is (1) some justification for further studies into the use of HBOT for PTSD after mild head trauma (Hart 2019) and (2) a low rate of adverse effects in either arm (Churchill 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).
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
Whither 2021? Well, 2020 was a washout but 2021 is looking a little rosier!
The SPUMS Annual Scientific Meeting was cancelled and now our expectations of going to Tutukaka in New Zealand next year are growing weaker by the minute. Watch this space for updates.
The UHMS ASM 2021 is fully scheduled and looking firm. Pre-course June 9th, full ASM 10-12 June at Astor Crowne Plaza in the French Quarter of New Orleans. For more details see | UHMS web site
The EUBS ASM in 2021 is in Prague and is still on at this stage (September 2021). Dates yet to be confirmed.
The Baltic International Symposium on DHM is now scheduled for June 3rd to 5th 2021 in Gdynia, Poland. See details at http://www.bisdhm.events
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