Lipid Peroxide-Related Hemodilution During Repetitive Hyperbaric Oxygenation

  • Monika Brichta
  • Ralph Beneke
  • Claus Behn
  • Lutz Hock
  • Jürgen Plöse
  • Hermann Kappus
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 345)


Tissue oxygen tension can be elevated under controlled conditions by simultaneously increasing the O2 concentration of inspired air and the ambient pressure (Jamieson and Van Den Brank,1963). Increasing tissue oxygen tension by hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) reduces organ blood flow (Muhvich et al.,1992; Bergö and Tyssebotn,1992) as well as some forms of edema (Nylander et al.,1985; Yamaguchi et al.,1990; Gehrs et al.,1991). An acutely reversible decrease of blood hemoglobin concentration by HBO (Bergö and Tyssebotn, 1992) further suggests hyperoxia affecting body fluid distribution.


Diabetic Macular Edema Hyperbaric Oxygen Antioxidant Vitamin Tissue Oxygen Tension Blood Hemoglobin Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monika Brichta
    • 1
  • Ralph Beneke
    • 1
  • Claus Behn
    • 1
  • Lutz Hock
    • 2
  • Jürgen Plöse
    • 2
  • Hermann Kappus
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Sports Medicine, UKSFree University BerlinBerlin 33Germany
  2. 2.Institute of Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine, OHHFree University BerlinBerlin 33Germany
  3. 3.Department of Dermatology, UKRVFree University BerlinBerlin 33Germany
  4. 4.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsUniversity of ChileSantiago 7Chile

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