Diving Medicine eConference
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The 2015-16 season of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Fellow’s monthly diving medicine eConference is now underway. This web-based conference is held at 3pm Eastern on the first Tuesday of every month starting in August. The Duke University fellows host the conference via WebEx (available for download to your computer or portable device). Participants are emailed a link to access the meeting about 1 week ahead of time and are able to join via computer (webcams encouraged), or dial-in. Interesting cases involving the diagnosis, management and follow up recommendations for diving injuries, fitness to dive evaluation, and other critical care or unique hyperbaric medicine related cases are presented each month. A lively discussion from the fellows and experienced hyperbaric medicine faculty from around the country follows the presentation.
The Pressure Clinician's Corner (PCC): Review of Indication - Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (ISSHL)
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Alright Pressure Professionals,
Today we will be briefly reviewing the newer (not completely novel) Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)-approved indication of Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (ISSHL). We will go over the basics of the indication and provide the key points and justification for therapy. While the new UHMS Guidelines have just recently been published, this indication for therapy may not be as well-known as others may be, therefore, I will provide a brief overview here of the main points and summaries as mentioned and referenced directly from the guidelines in conjunction with the presentation of a clinical case. This is a case I personally saw and treated in my practice and I have provided the anonymous audiograms that reveals the patient's progress both before and after an initial 10 treatments of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowships
WHY SPECIALIZE IN UHM?Read More »
UHM is a diverse specialty that offers the opportunities to practice clinical, academic, research, and administrative aspects of hyperbaric and diving medicine. Medical patients are referred from critical care, surgery, plastics, medicine, OMFS, orthopedics, ophthalmology, podiatry, and emergency medicine. Diving patients hail from recreational, commercial, research, scientific, military, and technical diving backgrounds. Moreover, the current research being conducted In the areas of medical resuscitation, traumatic brain injury, trauma, sepsis, and vasculopathies will continue to open new opportunities for UHM physicians.