SA STGEC Seminar: HBO Therapy (2008)

Nov 1, 2008 San Antonio STGEC Ad Hoc « Wound Up Over Wounds? » (Opus III of IV) Weekend Seminar with various partners re: « Clinical Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) » by Brian F. McCrary, DO, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, CWS (Col, USAF).
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Wound [wo̳nd]
An injury or damage, usually restricted to those caused by physical means with disruption of normal continuity of structures. Called also injury and trauma.
Wound drain any device by which a channel or open area may be established for the exit of material from a wound or cavity.
Wound healing restoration of integrity to injured tissues by replacement of dead tissue with viable tissue; this starts immediately after an injury, may continue for months or years, and is essentially the same for all types of wounds. Variations are the result of differences in location, severity of the wound, extent of injury to the tissues, the age, nutritional status, and general state of health of the patient, and available body reserves and resources for tissue regeneration.
The repair of damaged cells and tissue takes place by regeneration, in which structures are replaced by proliferation of similar cells, such as happens with skin and bone; and by formation of a scar, consisting of fibrous structures with some degree of contraction. Since most wounds extend to more than one type of tissue, complete regeneration is impossible; therefore, scar formation is an expected outcome of wound healing.

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