hyperbaric chamber


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hyperbaric chamber

[¦hī·pər¦bar·ik ′chām·bər]
(engineering)
A specially equipped pressure vessel used in medicine and physiological research to administer oxygen at elevated pressures.
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Vincent Hospital reportedly spent about $120,000 for its two hyperbaric chambers.
In fact some sports figures have already purchased their own home hyperbaric chamber.
The tests were performed in one of the treatment compartments of a three compartment, multiplace hyperbaric chamber (Fink Engineering, Melbourne, Australia).
The increased tissue oxygen concentrations achieved in the hyperbaric chamber have been shown to promote healing of refractory leg ulcers and other wounds.
A hyperbaric chamber creates a pressurized, oxygen-rich environment that greatly concentrates the amount of oxygen in the tissues.
CE Mark approval represents a significant milestone for hvm and their hyperbaric chamber in veterinary medicine.
A member of the staff for 50 years, he founded the hospital's cardiac rehabilitation program 25 years ago and is the reason the hospital is one of only two hospitals in Worcester County with the ability to treat patients in hyperbaric chambers.
Except that the hyperbaric chamber is 33 inches in diameter and 6-feet-2 inches in length.
Michael Brass, 45, and colleague David Welsh, 51, of Plymstock, Devon, paid strangers to pose as divers needing decompression treatment at the hyperbaric chamber they ran together.
Medics predict the treatment ( in which Owen would be sealed inside an airtight pod called a hyperbaric chamber and subjected to pressure equal to almost three atmospheres ( could speed the star's recovery by three weeks.
But the hyperbaric chamber offers those struggling daily with painful ailments and diseases a chance at comfort, even if only for a day or two, said Sander, a chiropractor at the SCV Wellness Center in Newhall.
Roddie and Christine Cameron had to remortgage their house in Culloden, near Inverness, to pay for the hyperbaric chamber.