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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

Arrábida Veterinary Hospital—Lisbon Animal Regenerative and Rehabilitation Center, 2675-655 Odivelas, Portugal
Superior School of Health, Protection and Animal Welfare, Polytechnic Institute of Lusophony, Campo Grande, 1950-396 Lisboa, Portugal
School of Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, 1300-477 Lisbon, Portugal
CIISA—Centro Interdisciplinar-Investigação em Saúde Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Av. Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, 1300-477 Lisbon, Portugal
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Lusófona University, Campo Grande 376, 1749-024 Lisbon, Portugal
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Academic Editor: David J. Argyle
Vet. Sci. 2022, 9(2), 33;
Received: 24 November 2021 / Revised: 1 January 2022 / Accepted: 14 January 2022 / Published: 18 January 2022
(1) Background: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) can occur due to a large number of traumatic or non-traumatic diseases. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may be used as a main or adjuvant treatment for inflammation, leading to the main aim of this study, which was to verify the applicability of HBOT as a safe and tolerable tool in SIRS-positive dogs. (2) Methods: This prospective cohort study included 49 dogs who showed two or more parameters of SIRS, divided into the Traumatic Study Group (n = 32) and the Non-Traumatic Study Group (n = 17). All dogs were submitted to HBOT for 60–90 min sessions, with 2.4–2.8 ATA. (3) Results: This study revealed that 73.5% (36/49) of dogs showed improvement, and the minimum number of HBOT sessions was two, with a mean of 12.73. The number of days between diagnosis and the beginning of HBOT showed statistical significance (p = 0.031) relative to the clinical outcome. No dogs showed any major side effects. (4) Conclusions: We concluded that HBOT may be safe and tolerable for SIRS-positive dogs, and that it should be applied as early as possible. View Full-Text
Keywords: SIRS; HBOT; traumatic; dogs; ATA SIRS; HBOT; traumatic; dogs; ATA
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Gouveia, D.; Chichorro, M.; Cardoso, A.; Carvalho, C.; Silva, C.; Coelho, T.; Dias, I.; Ferreira, A.; Martins, Â. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. Vet. Sci. 2022, 9, 33.

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Gouveia D, Chichorro M, Cardoso A, Carvalho C, Silva C, Coelho T, Dias I, Ferreira A, Martins Â. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. Veterinary Sciences. 2022; 9(2):33.

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Gouveia, Débora, Mariana Chichorro, Ana Cardoso, Carla Carvalho, Cátia Silva, Tiago Coelho, Isabel Dias, António Ferreira, and Ângela Martins. 2022. "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome" Veterinary Sciences 9, no. 2: 33.

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