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A Portuguese Case Study About Barotrauma

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This work aimed to (Fijen 2016) determine the incidence and severity of barotrauma and identify the possibility of middle ear barotrauma in a high number of patients undergoing regular hyperbaric oxygen therapy. To explore and clarify this issue in terms of incident, seriousness and recurrence, age, gender, clinical signs, the specific history of chronic rhinitis, and symptoms of nasal obstruction during the occurrence were registered.

A first approach was performed by the authors where a descriptive statistical analysis and some elementary and intermediate statistical techniques such as variance analysis were performed. In the actual manuscript, a Logit model is built allowing us to relate the occurrence of barotrauma with the clinical profile of patients. We could conclude that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is safe.

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The first author was supported by Portuguese funds through the Center for Computational and Stochastic Mathematics (CEMAT), The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), University of Lisbon, Portugal, project UID/Multi/04621/2019, and Center of Naval Research (CINAV), Naval Academy, Portuguese Navy, Portugal. The second author, this work was partially supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT) [ISTAR Projects: UIDB/04466/2020 and UIDP/04466/2020].

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Teodoro, M.F., Andrade, M.A.P. (2023). A Portuguese Case Study About Barotrauma. In: Gervasi, O., et al. Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2023 Workshops. ICCSA 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14105. Springer, Cham.

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