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Contraindications to Hyperbaric Oxygenation

Absolute contraindications Untreated pneumothoraxThis is due to the volume changes that take place in the pleural space, the air doubling or tripling in volume as normal atmospheric pressure is approached. If pneumothorax occurs in the multiplace chamber under pressure, it must be relieved surgically before decompression. In the monoplace chamber, a McSwain dart or other...
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