Sunday, 4 September 2011

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

There's an article on pubmed titled "Successful Treatment of Post Circumcision Glanular Ischemia-Necrosis with Hyperbaric Oxygen and Intravenous Pentoxifylline". The study isn't peyronie's disease specific but it's of interest nonetheless to see Pentoxifylline and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy being used together. In this particular case the combination is being used to treat penile tissue necrosis following on from a problematic circumcision.

There is one piece of anecdotal evidence hinting that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy might be of use to Dupuytren's Contracture sufferers (here). Between 10% and 25% of men with Peyronie's Disease have Dupuytren's Contracture and as such the conditions are thought to be linked. This whole Oxygen Therapy angle is probably something worth exploring in future studies.

Unfortunately at present only a spanish version of the study is available. When an English version appears I'll be sure to post it.

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