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Attenuating development of atherosclerosis [including coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease] and diabetes

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“HBO plays an important role in medicine and still shows promise for treating coronary artery disease”

Unfirer S, Kibel A, Drenjancevic-Peric I. The effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on blood vessel function in diabetes
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“we hypothesize that hyperbaric oxygen therapy would restore cerebral blood flow regulation that is impaired in diabetics, whereas in contrast to that, chronic intermittent hypoxia would lead to impaired cerebral blood flow.”

Kudchodkar BJ, Pierce A, Dory L. Chronic hyperbaric oxygen treatment elicits an anti-oxidant response and attenuates
atherosclerosis in apoE knockout mice. Atherosclerosis 2007; 193: 28–35.

Kudchodkar BJ, Wilson J, Lacko A et al. Hyperbaric oxygen reduces the progression and accelerates the regression of
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Kuyama T, Umemura H, Sudo T et al. Clinical studies on various therapy for the intractable trauma of toes and fingers in cases of
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