Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygenation on Blood Pressure Levels of Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

Five-week-old normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) were subjected to hyperbaric oxygenation with an enhanced atmospheric pressure (950 mmHg) and an increased oxygen concentration (36%) for 6 h per day. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were monitored for 8 weeks of hyperbaric oxygenation period. After 8 weeks of…

Age-related retinal inflammation is reduced by 670 nm light via increased mitochondrial membrane potential

The mitochondrial theory of aging argues that oxidative stress, caused by mitochondrial DNA mutations, is associated with decreased adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production leading to cellular degeneration. The rate of this degradation is linked to metabolic demand, with the outer retina having the greatest in the body, showing progressive inflammation, macrophage invasion, and cell loss, resulting…

The Effect of Mild-Pressure Hyperbaric Therapy (Oasis O2) on Fatigue and Oxidative Stress

Mild-pressure hyperbaric therapy (mHBT) has become increasingly popular among elite athletes and most recently among the general public yet there is very little scientific underpinnings on its therapeutic use. In this study, fifteen healthy volunteers (8 men, 7 women, mean age 29.7 ± 8.1 years) were exposed to 1.3 atmospheres absolute (ATA) for 40 minutes…

Effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in the development of exercise-induced skeletal muscle fatigue and changes in biochemical markers related to postexercise recovery

This was a randomized crossover double-blinded placebo-controlled trial to investigate if low-level laser therapy (LLLT) can affect biceps muscle performance, fatigue development, and biochemical markers of postexercise recovery. Cell and animal studies have suggested that LLLT can reduce oxidative stress and inflammatory responses in muscle tissue. But it remains uncertain whether these findings can translate…

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review and analysis

Traditionally, hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) has been used to treat a limited repertoire of disease, including decompression sickness and healing of problem wounds. However, some investigators have used HBOT to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Comprehensive searches were conducted in 8 scientific databases through 2011 to identify publications using…