[abstract] CORRECT METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE HbCO POISONING

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[abstract] CORRECT METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE HbCO POISONING

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Title: [abstract] CORRECT METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE HbCO POISONING
Author: ORIANI, G; SACCHI, C; MEAZZA, D; RONZIO, A; SALA, G; MONTINO, O; CAMPAHNOLI, P
Abstract: In the literature there are many studies about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO9 in CO poisoning. In all these studies we can see how HBO acts on HbCO bond, specially on the reduction of enzyme Cytochrome A3 Oxydase inhibition. In effect, this bond is the main cause of permanent injuries; then, when we refer to high percentage of post-anoxic syndromes, we relate to inhibition of this enzyme. The importance of HBO in CO poisoning is supported by the Oxygen solubility, his activity on HbCO bond and the reduction of the enzymatic damage. Based on our experience (more than 10 years and 300 cases), we propose a simple methodological approach to this poisoning. Our approach involves the use of an assessement form, containing both clinical and instrumental evaluations, and moreover envisages a series of Hyperbaric treatments (varying in pressure and duration), to be chosen in relation to the patient's conditions. Finally, a variable follow-up is also envisaged ( after 30 and 180 days) to ensure that the Secondary Neurological Syndrome can be accuarately assessed once the HBO therapy has been completed. Key words -HBO, HBCO, Delayed Syndrome.
Description: Abstract of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. Annual Scientific Meeting held June 23-27, 1992. Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland (http://www.uhms.org)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/6473
Date: 1992

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