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Samuel Shor, MD, FACP


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GI Conditions

Buchman AL, Fife C, Torres C, Smith L, Aristizibal J.  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for severe ulcerative colitis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2001 Oct; 33(4):337-9.

WEISZ G, LAVY A, ADIR Y, MELAMED Y, RUBIN D, EIDELMAN S, and POLLACK S Modification of in Vivo and in Vitro TNF-a, IL-1, and IL-6 Secretion by Circulating Monocytes During Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment in Patients with Perianal Crohn's Disease Journal of Clinical Immunology, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1997

Gulec B, Yasar M, Yildiz S, Oter S, Akay C, Deveci S, Sen D. Effect of hyperbaric oxygen on experimental acute distal colitis. Physiol Res. 2004;53(5):493-9.

Gurbuz AK, Elbüken E, Yazgan Y, Yildiz S.  A different therapeutic approach in severe ulcerative hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Rom J Gastroenterol. 2003 Jun;12(2):170-1.

“….HBOT can be effective in inducing remission in patients with severe UC…..”

Atug O, Hamzaoglu H, Tahan V, Alican I, Kurtkaya O, Elbuken E, Ozdogan O, Tozun N.  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is as effective as dexamethasone in the treatment of TNBS-E-induced experimental colitis. Dig Dis Sci. 2008 Feb;53(2):481-5.

Connor DJ, Bennett M.  Response to article by Buchman et al. Use of hyperbaric oxygenation in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.  J Clin Gastroenterol. 2002 Jul; 35(1)

Demirtürk L, Ozel M, Yazgan Y, Buchman AL.  Therapeutic efficacy of hyperbaric oxygenation in ulcerative colitis refractory to medical treatment.  J Clin Gastroenterol. 2002 Sep;35(3):286-7

Gorgulu S, Yagci G, Kaymakcioglu N, Ozkara M, Kurt B, Ozcan A, Kaya O, Sadir S, Tufan T.  Hyperbaric oxygen enhances the efficiency of 5-aminosalicylic acid in acetic acid-induced colitis in rats.  Dig Dis Sci. 2006 Mar; 51(3):480-7.

Guven A, Gundogdu G, Uysal B, Cermik H, Kul M, Demirbag S, Ozturk H, Oter S.  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces the severity of necrotizing enterocolitis in a neonatal rat model.  J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Mar; 44(3):534-40.


Karkŭmov M, Nikolov N, Georgiev L, Mitreva D, Uzunova A.  Hyperbaric oxygenation as a part of the treatment of chronic ulcerohemorrhagic colitis.  Vutr Boles. 1991;30(2):78-80.

Poliakova LV, Lukich VL, Grigor'eva GA.  [Hyperbaric oxygenation and drug therapy in treatment of nonspecific ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease]  Fiziol Zh. 1991 Sep-Oct; 37(5):120-3.

Roseau E.  [Peritoneal infections: preventive effect of perioperative supplemental oxygen administration]  .Presse Med. 2000 Apr 1;29(12):656.

Rachmilewitz D, Karmeli F, Okon E, Rubenstein I, Better OS. Hyperbaric oxygen: a novel modality to ameliorate experimental colitis. Gut. 1998 Oct; 43(4):512-8.

Radiation Proctitis
Significant improvement of rectal bleeding, diarrhea and rectal pain is possible using HBOT. HBOT should be offered to patients who fail conventional treatments for radiation proctitis

Jones K, Evans AW, Bristow RG, Levin W. Treatment of radiation proctitis with hyperbaric oxygen. Radiother Oncol. 2006 Jan;78(1):91-4. Epub 2005 Dec 7.


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