eBook - Hyperbaric Medicine Practice, 3rd Edition



Eric P. Kindwall MD and Harry T. Whelan MD

About the Book

Widely acknowledged as the definitive reference source of its kind, Hyperbaric Medicine Practice is back in a new 3rd Edition. With contributions from an impressive list of world experts, the material covered in this text is authoritative and wide-ranging, and once again combines to solidify this text as the standard in the field of hyperbaric medicine.

This Edition retains its original three-part format;
Part One: General Considerations, Part Two: Disorders Approved for Hyperbaric Treatment and Part Three: Investigational Areas.

Many changes and advancements have been made in the field of hyperbaric medicine since the last revision of this text. Among them are the management of compromised wounds, and the treatment of carbon monoxide with HBO. With new chapters and many extensively re-written ones, this Edition is updated and revised, and the comprehensive and up-to-date references make it a must for any medical practice.

It is the hope of the authors that this book will remain an up-to-date reference text useful for both clinicians and researchers in the field of hyperbaric medicine.
(Hardcover: 1076 pages)

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About the Editors

Eric P. Kindwall, M.D.,began diving in 1950 and later developed an interest in diving physiology while majoring in zoology at the University of Wisconsin. He is a 1960 graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, where his M.D. thesis was entitled “Some Observations on Decompression Sickness”. After leaving Yale, he did postgraduate research at the Laboratory of Aviation and Naval Medicine, Department of Physiology, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. On returning to the United States, he entered a rotating internship at the University of Virginia and completed a residency at Harvard.

During the Vietnam War, Dr. Kindwall served in nuclear submarines and became Assistant Director of the U.S. Navy School of Submarine Medicine, where he was Senior Officer in Charge of the Diving Medicine Program. After leaving the Navy in 1969, Dr. Kindwall was chief of the Department of Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee for twenty years. In 1989 he accepted a fulltime combined appointment on the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. He served as Director of Hyperbaric Medicine for the medical school until being granted Emeritus status in 1998, to devote his time to teaching and consulting.

Currently, Dr. Kindwall is the Medical Director of Hyperbaric Wound Care Associates and the Executive Director of The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine.

A past president of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), Dr. Kindwall founded Pressure, the UHMS newsletter, and was founding chairman of the UHMS Committee on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. He is former chairman of the Commission on Underwater Physiology and Medicine for the International Union of Physiological Sciences. He retired as a commander from the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1995. Over 90 publications and book chapters in the fields of diving, clinical hyperbaric medicine, and compressed air construction work are attributed to him. In addition, he has consulted internationally for commercial diving companies, tunnel construction companies, foreign navies, and hospitals acquiring clinical hyperbaric facilities.

Harry T. Whelan, M.D., a Milwaukee native, is Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Hyperbaric Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and is a Captain and a Diving Medical Officer (DMO) in the U.S. Navy and a consultant to the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU).

He began diving in 1968, and developed his interest in cellular metabolism during a National Science Foundation Summer Research Program in biochemistry at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Later, after graduating cum laude in chemistry (biochemistry option) from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, he attended the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, where he received his M.D. degree. He completed pediatrics internship and residency training at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and a neurology fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Dr. Whelan then joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. While there he developed a laboratory research project involving new types of treatment for brain tumors. For this he received the American Cancer Society’s Clinical Oncology Career Development Award.

Moving back to Milwaukee, he became Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve. He formed research ties with the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at Medical College of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Navy Experimental Diving Unit in Panama City, FL. There the navy trained him at its dive school to become a Diving Medical Officer. When he was promoted to full Commander, his fellow officer pinned his new rank onto his uniform in an underwater ceremony 190 feet below sea level. He has since been promoted to Captain in the U.S. Navy.

Dr. Whelan continued his research with funding and collaboration from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Using space based light-emitting diode (LED) technologies developed for growing plants on the Space Shuttle, he now has over fifteen years experience conducting studies on the use of near-infrared light for photodynamic therapy of cancer and, in combination with hyperbaric oxygen, for stimulation of human tissue growth and wound healing, during space flight and for patients here on earth. More recently, he has done extensive research on Combat Casualty Care for DARPA as a principle investigator and is currently conducting research on the use of hyperbaric medicine for stroke patients.

Dr. Whelan assumed Directorship of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Hyperbaric Unit in 1998.  He has over 80 publications including cancer, laser, LED and diving/hyperbaric studies.

Book Reviews

"A major textbook on hyperbaric medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine Practice was recently published in this third edition under the editorship of Drs Kindwall and Whelan. This new third edition is vastly expanded and upgraded, with the text systematically divided in three sections: the first on hyperbaric oxygen, general concepts; the second on approved indications, and a third section providing new evidence for oxygen usage in off-label disorders and investigational areas. In addition to the several chapters produced directly by the two main Editors, the text presents 41 other chapters written by 53 additional contributors: most well known for excellence in their area of expertise. This remains the most recent, comprehensive text in the field."
-Enrico Camporesi, MD

" . . . this book is infinitely readable. While styles vary, as is inevitable when chapters have a variety of authors, for the most part the language flows harmoniously. This book would almost certainly suit the first time reader to HBM as it paints a detailed landscape of who we are and why we do what we do as hyperbaric practitioners. As the name suggests, this certainly is a 'practical' guide to delivering a medical service. It does a good job of covering conditions for which hyperbaric oxygen use is sanctioned and funded within the American system."
-SPUMS Journal, Karen Richardson, Registrar in Hyperbaric Medicine, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

More about the book

Section I - Hyperbaric Oxygenation-General Considerations
1. A History of Hyperbaric Medicine 2. The Physics of Diving and Hyperbaric Pressures 3. The Physiologic effects of Hyperbaric Oxygenation 4. Oxygen Toxicity 5. The Monoplace Chamber 6. Management of Critically Ill Patients in the Monoplace Hyperbaric Chamber 7. The Multiplace Chamber 8. Economics of Hyperbaric Medicine 9. Hyperbaric Nursing 10. The Use of Drugs Under Pressure 11. Myringotomy 12. Contraindications and Side Effects to Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment 13. Management of Complications in Hyperbaric Treatment 14. Hyperbaric Medicine in Pediatric Practice 15. Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygenation 16. Chronic Wound Management: Practice Guidelines for the Hyperbaric Specialist 17. Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide Poisoning

Section II - Disorders Approved for Hyperbaric Treatment
18. Decompression Sickness 19. Gas Embolism 20. Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Infectious Diseases: Basic Mechanisms 21. Gas Gangrene 22. Selected Aerobic and Anaerobic Soft Tissue Infections 23. Hyperbaric Oxygen in Intracranial Abscess 24. Sternal Wound Infections, Dehiscence, and Sternal Osteomyelitis: The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 25. The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen in the Management of Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis 26. Hyperbaric Oxygen in the Managment of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer 27. Microcirculation and Ischemia-Reperfusion: Basic Mechanisms of Hyperbaric Oxygen 28. The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Crush Injury, Skeletal Muscle-Compartment Syndrome, and Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias 29. HBO and Exceptional Blood-Loss Anemia 30. Hyperbaric Oxygen in Skin Grafts and Flaps 31. Radiation Injury to Tissue 32. Pelvic Radiation Necrosis and Radiation Cystitis 33. Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Thermal Burns

Section III - Hyperbaric Oxygen Used in Off-Label Disorders and Investigational Areas
34. Femoral Head Necrosis and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 35. Use of Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen in the Management of Invasive Fungal Infections 36. Treatment of the Brown Recluse Spider Bite With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 37. HBO in Adhesive or Incomplete Ileus Associated With Abdominal Surgery 38. Hyperbaric Oxygen For Traumatic Brain Injury 39. Neurological Aspects of Hyperbaric Medicine 40. Hyperbaric Oxygen in Acute Myocardial Infarction in Animals and Man 41. Hyperbaric Oxygen in the Treatment of Hansen's Disease Index



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