E-ISSN 2218-6050 | ISSN 2226-4485
 

Original Article


Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on wound healing in veterinary medicine: a pilot study

Sara Bimbarra, Debora Gouveia, Carla Carvalho, Ana Cardoso, Oscar Gamboa, Antonio Ferreira, Rute Teixeira, Angela Martins.


Cited By:5

Abstract
Background: In veterinary medicine, wounds have a high incidence in clinical practice. A technique that can accelerate healing has been extensively studied, and the treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is currently recognized as one of the best adjuvant treatments in this matter.
Aim: The main objective of this pilot clinical study was to assess the therapeutic effect of HBOT in severe wounds classified according to the Modified Vancouver Scale (MVS) between 10 and 15 points or greater than 15 points (MVS > 10 and ≤ 15; MVS > 15). Methods: A study population of 41 patients that were divided into the dog group (Gd) and the cat group (Gc) and were treated at Lisbon Animal Rehabilitation and Regeneration Center, with 100% oxygen, 2.4 atmospheres absolute (ATA) for 90 minutes. The patients’ wounds were assessed using the MVS at the time of admission, in the first 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours after HBOT therapy, and at the time of medical release. This study also sought to assess if HBOT is a safe therapy in small animal clinical practice by monitoring the major side effects (SEM) and minor side effects (SEm) observed throughout each session.
Results: The results obtained showed that HBOT allowed a decrease in the MVS classification.
Conclusion: The results suggested that HBOT may be an interesting complementary therapy to be prescribed in wounds that present difficulty heal. Furthermore, it was considered a safe therapy since in 289 sessions of HBOT, no SEM was observed, and, as for SEm, the highest incidence was the act of swallowing. However, more studies should be performed with HBOT in small animal clinical practice to confirm these results.

Key words: Wounds, Healing, Modified Vancouver Scale (MVS), Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dog, cat.


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
HTML Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Sara Bimbarra
Articles by Debora Gouveia
Articles by Carla Carvalho
Articles by Ana Cardoso
Articles by Oscar Gamboa
Articles by Antonio Ferreira
Articles by Rute Teixeira
Articles by Angela Martins
on Google
on Google Scholar


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Bimbarra S, DG, Carvalho C, Cardoso A, Gamboa O, Ferreira A, Teixeira R, Martins A. Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on wound healing in veterinary medicine: a pilot study. Open Vet J. 2021; 11(4): 544-554. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2021.v11.i4.4


Web Style

Bimbarra S, DG, Carvalho C, Cardoso A, Gamboa O, Ferreira A, Teixeira R, Martins A. Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on wound healing in veterinary medicine: a pilot study. https://www.openveterinaryjournal.com/?mno=85239 [Access: February 28, 2024]. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2021.v11.i4.4


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Bimbarra S, DG, Carvalho C, Cardoso A, Gamboa O, Ferreira A, Teixeira R, Martins A. Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on wound healing in veterinary medicine: a pilot study. Open Vet J. 2021; 11(4): 544-554. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2021.v11.i4.4



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Bimbarra S, DG, Carvalho C, Cardoso A, Gamboa O, Ferreira A, Teixeira R, Martins A. Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on wound healing in veterinary medicine: a pilot study. Open Vet J. (2021), [cited February 28, 2024]; 11(4): 544-554. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2021.v11.i4.4



Harvard Style

Bimbarra, S., , . D. G., Carvalho, . C., Cardoso, . A., Gamboa, . O., Ferreira, . A., Teixeira, . R. & Martins, . A. (2021) Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on wound healing in veterinary medicine: a pilot study. Open Vet J, 11 (4), 544-554. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2021.v11.i4.4



Turabian Style

Bimbarra, Sara, Debora Gouveia, Carla Carvalho, Ana Cardoso, Oscar Gamboa, Antonio Ferreira, Rute Teixeira, and Angela Martins. 2021. Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on wound healing in veterinary medicine: a pilot study. Open Veterinary Journal, 11 (4), 544-554. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2021.v11.i4.4



Chicago Style

Bimbarra, Sara, Debora Gouveia, Carla Carvalho, Ana Cardoso, Oscar Gamboa, Antonio Ferreira, Rute Teixeira, and Angela Martins. "Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on wound healing in veterinary medicine: a pilot study." Open Veterinary Journal 11 (2021), 544-554. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2021.v11.i4.4



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bimbarra, Sara, Debora Gouveia, Carla Carvalho, Ana Cardoso, Oscar Gamboa, Antonio Ferreira, Rute Teixeira, and Angela Martins. "Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on wound healing in veterinary medicine: a pilot study." Open Veterinary Journal 11.4 (2021), 544-554. Print. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2021.v11.i4.4



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Bimbarra, S., , . D. G., Carvalho, . C., Cardoso, . A., Gamboa, . O., Ferreira, . A., Teixeira, . R. & Martins, . A. (2021) Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on wound healing in veterinary medicine: a pilot study. Open Veterinary Journal, 11 (4), 544-554. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2021.v11.i4.4