Evidence note 15
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for the prevention and
treatment of osteoradionecrosis following radiotherapy of head and
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This Evidence Note was revised in May 2007.
HBOT involves breathing pure oxygen under a pressure of greater
than one atmosphere absolute and has been proposed for preventing
and treating various conditions where there is inadequate supply of
oxygen to the tissues.
Published Date: 20 December 2006