Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. A History of Hyperbaric Medicine

    1. Francis Wattel
      Pages 1-11
  3. Physical and Pathophysiological Bases of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Wilhelm Welslau
      Pages 15-23
    3. Alain Courtière
      Pages 25-30
    4. Beatrice Ratzenhofer-Komenda, Raphael Favory, Wilhelm Welslau, Freyja Maria Smolle-Jüttner, Daniel Mathieu
      Pages 49-73
    5. Daniel Mathieu, Raphael Favory, François Collet, Jean-Christophe Linke, Francis Wattel
      Pages 75-101
    6. Sven Van Poucke, Philippe Jorens, Luc Beaucourt
      Pages 121-134
  4. Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Recommended Indications

      1. Alessandro Marroni, Frans J. Cronje, Jack Meintjes, Ramiro Cali-Corleo
        Pages 173-216
      2. Daniel Mathieu, Stéphanie Tissier, Marie Boulo
        Pages 217-238
      3. Daniel Mathieu, Monique Mathieu-Nolf, Jean-Christophe Linke, Raphaël Favory, Francis Wattel
        Pages 239-261
      4. Daniel Mathieu, Raphaël Favory, Jean-François Cesari, Francis Wattel
        Pages 263-289
      5. Lorenz Lampl, Günter Frey
        Pages 291-304
      6. Theodore A. Mesimeris
        Pages 329-361
      7. David Pasquier, Jörg Schmutz, Eric Lartigau
        Pages 363-399
      8. Daniel Mathieu, Jean-Christophe Linke, Francis Wattel
        Pages 401-428
      9. Armin Kemmer, Thomas Stein, Christian Hierholzer
        Pages 429-449
      10. Alain Barthelemy, Monica Rocco
        Pages 451-468
      11. Adrian van der Kleij, Peter Sminia
        Pages 469-475
    3. Optional Indications

      1. Peter Germonpré
        Pages 479-494
      2. Francis Wattel
        Pages 495-508
      3. Daniel Mathieu
        Pages 509-520
      4. Andreas Weinberger, Ullrich Siekmann
        Pages 527-535
      5. Juha Niinikoski
        Pages 537-543
    4. Controversial and Non Indications

      1. Luciano Ditri, Michele Montanari, Yehuda Melamed, Daniel Reis
        Pages 547-552
      2. Frans Cronje, Wiebren Duim, Alessandro Marroni, Ramiro Cali-Corleo
        Pages 553-566
      3. Alain Barthelemy
        Pages 567-576
      4. Hossein Mehdaoui
        Pages 577-584
      5. Jörg Schmutz
        Pages 585-590
      6. Jörg Schmutz
        Pages 591-595
      7. Jörg Schmutz
        Pages 597-599
      8. Jörg Schmutz
        Pages 601-608
  5. Practice of Hyperbaric Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 609-609
    2. Jacek Kot, Robert Houman, Peter Müller
      Pages 611-636
    3. Jacek Kot, Zdzislaw Sicko
      Pages 637-650
    4. Armin Kemmer, Claus Muth, Daniel Mathieu
      Pages 651-669
    5. Alessandro Marroni, Pasquale Longobardi, Ramiro Cali-Corleo
      Pages 671-678
    6. Jacek Kot, Robert Houman, Roly Gough-Allen
      Pages 691-711
    7. Complications of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

      1. Filipe Roque, Antonio Simão
        Pages 715-729
      2. Noemi Bitterman, Haim Bitterman
        Pages 731-765
    8. Dirk Bakker, Alessandro Marroni, Daniel Mathieu
      Pages 767-778

About this book


It is now ten years since the first Handbook on Hyperbaric Medicine was published. During this time there have been many major advances: our understanding of the actions of hyperbaric oxygenation, and the pathophysiological processes it engages, have been elucidated by several studies; clinical practice is becoming more scientific with the application of evidence-based medicine (EBM) principles and the appearance of a number of randomised clinical trials; various consensus-derived organisational and operational recommendations and guidelines have become normative and are now widely accepted.

For the European part, these positive developments are largely due to the continuous action of the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM) – the springboard of many of these initiatives. One of the most successful initiatives was the start of a specific European research action sponsored by the EU Co-operation in Science and Technology (COST) programme. The specific COST Action for hyperbaric medicine, COST B14, has been completed and, in combination with the results of a number of experimental and clinical studies performed over the last 6 years, has provided the impetus for the publication of this new Handbook.

The final product is a reference document for researchers and clinicians alike, to be used both in the research laboratory and in everyday hyperbaric clinical practice. It also provides support material for teachers and will assist students in obtaining ECHM level II and III qualifications in hyperbaric medicine.

This Handbook will be of excellent use for the international scientific community.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Mathieu
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre Hospitalier Régional et Université de LilleFrance

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