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Evaluation of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a First-Line Treatment for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

  • Kenji Taki
  • Shogo Goda
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Abstract

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, dangerous gas, which exists anywhere people live, and it is slightly lighter than air. The prognosis of CO poisoning varies depending on the exposure situation of CO gas, and some suffer from disorientation, urinary incontinence, energy loss, or even death after a full recovery from CO poisoning. The pathogenesis of acute CO poisoning has not been clearly identified, and the treatment protocol has also not been established.

Keywords

Acute CO poisoning HBOT Multi-institutional comparative study Prognosis of CO poisoning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenji Taki
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shogo Goda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineSapporo Higashi Tokushukai HospitalHigashi-ku, SapporoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of MedicineSaga UniversitySagaJapan

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