UHMS Releases the 14th Edition of
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Indications

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society announces the release of its newest book. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Indications, now in its 14th edition, offers the most current and up-to-date information in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. Since its first appearance in 1977, the UHMS Indications book has offered guidance and support for scientists and practitioners of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy worldwide.

In addition to application by practitioners of UHM, this publication is used by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other third-party insurance carriers in determining payment.

With leading experts authoring chapters in their respective fields, the publication details 14 indications for which scientific and clinical evidence supports the use of HBO2. Past UHMS president Richard E. Moon, chair of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee, is editor for the 14th edition.

The new edition offers the following: updates in revised and updated references; a new chapter summarizing recently published data on trials of HBO2 for chronic traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder; and the addition of flowcharts to specific chapters to aid in treatment of decision-making.

In addition to a detailed appendix discussing the development of approved indications for HBO2 therapy, the book covers the following areas:


  1. Hyperbaric Treatment of Air or Gas Embolism: Current Recommendations
  2. Arterial Insufficiencies
    1. Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
    2. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Selected Problem Wounds
  3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  4. Clostridial Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
  5. Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Compromised Grafts and Flaps
  6. Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen for Acute Traumatic Ischemias
  7. Decompression Sickness
  8. Delayed Radiation Injuries (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis) and Potential for Future Research
  9. Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
  10. Intracranial Abscess
  11. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  12. Refractory Osteomyelitis
  13. Severe Anemia
  14. Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Thermal Burns

Additional Considerations

  • Mechanisms of Action of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Side effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Oxygen Pretreatment and Preconditioning
  • Randomized Controlled Trials in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen for Symptoms Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Indications, 14th edition

This publication is a must-have for every practitioner of HBO2, available in print or electronic format. Best Publishing Company has added a special presale offer through June 26 midnight: a 50% discount coupon for presale customers to apply to their purchase of Hyperbaric Medicine Practice, 4th Edition and/or Policies and Procedural Guidelines for Hyperbaric Facilities. You will receive a coupon code via email once your presale order is confirmed.

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