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Acta Cir Bras. 2011;26 Suppl 2:129-32.

Crohn's disease and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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Department of Surgery and Anatomy, FMRP, USP, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Evaluate the application of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) refractory to pharmacologic therapy, who developed abdominal, anorectal or skin complications.

METHODS:

Fourteen selected patients with refractory CD and treated at the School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo (FMRP-USP) and at the Center of Hyperbaric Medicine, São Paulo Hospital (CEMEHI) were submitted to HBO.

RESULTS:

Of the 14 patients evaluated, 11 had a satisfactory response.

CONCLUSION:

HBO has shown benefits in patients with CD refractory to pharmacologic therapy.

PMID:
22030829
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