Handbook on Hyperbaric Medicine

  • Daniel Mathieu

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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4448-8
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4376-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4448-9
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