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Milpark Hyperbaric Centre
Tel: +27 11 480 5660
Fax: +27 11 482 7924
email: milparkhbo@telkomsa.net
Dr Mark Botha:
Cell: +27 83 284 4415
email: maddoc79@mweb.co.za

PO Box 3163
Wilropark
1731

Fax: +27 86 524 1747
Cell: +27 82 567 3123
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MILPARK HYPERBARIC MEDICINE CENTRE


Contra-Indications

Condition Rationale
Claustrophobia Anxiety in small spaces
Pneumothorax Gas emboli, pneymomediastinum
Pneumoperitoneum
Tension (pneumothorax)
Subcutaneous emphysema
History of spontaneous pnuemothorax
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / Upper Respiratory Infection Increased risk of pulmonary barotrauma
Pneumocystic carinii pneumonia Questionable fetal teratogen
Seizure disorders Barotrauma to sinus/ear/lung
Pregnancy Unknown side effects on unborn baby
Upper respiratory infection Increased hemolysis
Hyperthermia Decreased threshold for oxygen-induced seizures
Hereditary spherocytosis Congenital red cell membrane defect
Optic neuritis Questionable - Increased optic nerve pathology
Malignant tumours Questionable - Increased vascularity for tumours
Acidosis Decreased threshold for oxygen seizures
Drugs
  • cis-platinm
  • Doxorubicin
  • Bleomycin
  • Steroids
  • Alcohol
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Disulfiram
  • Nicotine

 

  • Decreased would healing
  • Increased free oxygen radicals
  • Pulmonary fibrosis leading to pneumothorax
  • Decreased threshold for oxygen seizure
  • Dehydration (increased risk of DCS)
  • Spontaneous combustion
  • Inhibits superoxide dismutase
  • Decreased seizure threshold

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