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International Review of Medical Practice, 2020, XXVI/4: 155-161

Title: Normobaria – indications for use 

Authors: Płusa T, Baranowski P. 

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Normobaria – indications for use

Płusa T1, Baranowski P2.

1The Faculty of Medicine of the Lazarski University in Warsaw, Poland; 2Mazovian Rehabilitation Center STOCER, Konstancin- Jeziorna, Poland

International Review of Medical Practice, 2020; Vol. 26, No. 4, 155

Oxygen was discovered in the 6th century BC in ancient Greece, and it was not until the 17th century that the term „molecular O2” was introduced by Antoine Lavoisier. It is now known that the concentration of oxygen administered should be adequate to the patient’s condition, because chronic hyperoxia may cause increased production of oxygen free radicals, reduced perfusion and severe congestion of the lung parenchyma. Normobaric oxygenation (NBO) is now a routine method of supporting oxygenation of the body, especially in patients with symptoms of chronic cerebral circulatory insufficiency (CCCI). The use of oxygen therapy in clinical conditions is widely applied, because it takes into account both the states of cerebral ischemia and CO poisoning, but also as an aid in wound healing, necrosis and reperfusion injuries. Hyperoxia significantly increases the tissue distribution of O2, which translates into clinical effects.

Key words: oxygen, normobaric oxygenation, indications