Articles of Interest

The following are several articles that provide additional information and background on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).

Stem cell mobilization by hyperbaric oxygen

In this article, researchers show the effects of hyperbaric oxygen on bone marrow-derived stem/progenitor cells (SPCs).  These cells offer promise for treatment of inherited and degenerative diseases in both humans and animals, and the introduction of hyperbaric oxygen appears to mobilize these cells by stimulating nitric oxide synthesis.  Published in the APJ – Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 2005.


Stem cell mobilization by hyperbaric oxygen – Changes with oxygen dosage

Researchers discuss the cellular effects of hyperbaric oxygen when cells are exposed to two different oxygen pressure levels.  The research shows clear differences in stem/progenitor cell (SPC) mobilization between the oxygen dosage levels tested in the experiments.  The results of this study may have substantial impact on the use of SPCs and hyperbaric oxygen in treatment of wounds or other ailments.  Published in Stem Cell Research, 2014.


Therapy with or without hyperbaric oxygen

This article compares the various facets of treatments options, specifically targeting horses with Laminitis, a disease that affects a horse’s hooves and impairs the stricken animal’s mobility.  Here, the author discusses the costs, accessibility, longevity, and side effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, enabling trainers and owners to make informed decisions about treatment options.  Prepared for Horse Illustrated, 2012.