objective of the trial is to determine the benefit of HBO in the prevention
of osteoradionecrosis (ORN) subsequent to a surgical procedure in the
Experimental arm is Standard management plus HBO: Patients will undergo
20 HBO treatments prior to surgery followed by a further 10 daily HBO
treatments. For details of the standard management please visit the
HOPON webpage at: http://www.lctu.org.uk/trial/trial_info.asp?id=49&tgcode=2&menuid=30
Sites involved will be awarded £200 for each patient who completes
the trial. For more information please contact Mr. Matthew Bickerstaff
(Trial Coordinator - email@example.com)
or Mr. Richard Shaw (Chief Investigator - firstname.lastname@example.org)
for Hyperbaric Oxygen in Lower Limb Trauma. HOLLT
is an international multi-centre, randomised controlled trial which
aims to assess the benefit of providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)
during the acute stages of management of severe lower leg injuries,
as an adjunct to normal trauma care. It is being conducted by an international
network of trauma centres with hyperbaric treatment facilities that
are suitable for treating severely injured patients. The HOLLT Study
Coordinating Centre is within the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive
Medicine at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
study design is based upon a pilot study previously undertaken by The
Alfred Hyperbaric Service which is located on the same campus. Patients
who have suffered an open fracture of the tibia with severe soft tissue
injury are enrolled within 48 hours of injury to receive either normal
orthopaedic trauma care or normal care with the addition of an intensive,
week long course of hyperbaric oxygen. Enrolments commenced in Melbourne
in 2007 and a range of collaborating sites have since joined the study.
The study aims to enrol its target of 120 subjects by sometime in 2013
and each subject will be followed up for two years minimum. Although
the study started slowly, it is now progressing steadily towards completion.
HOLLT study initially received research grant funding from Victoria's
Transport Accident Commission and subsequently was awarded a Project
Grant by Australias National Health and Medical Research Council
for five years of funding to cover the costs of operation of the research
coordination centre. This is a collaborative, investigator led study;
however most of the costs of enrolling patients at each study site are
dependent upon collaborators having local resources or achieving local
funding to enable participation. All the investigators are indebted
to their institutions for the support provided to conduct clinical research
in addition to their normal hyperbaric unit operations.
is hoped that the collaboration formed to enable this study will provide
the basis for further studies in the future. At this stage, further
collaborators could still be integrated into the research group if suitably
equipped and experienced.
to download the June 2012 HOLLT Newsletter
Investigator : Dr Ian Millar, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
(0)3 9903 0926
Fax: +61 (0)3 9903 3052
Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2010-Initial Training Network program aims to
foster knowledge of decompression phenomena.
of the project are as follows:
an educational and research framework for cross-fertilization of research
activities focused on the physiopathology of decompression specifically
focusing on the formation of intravascular bubbles with their pathophysiological
and clinical consequences.
exchanges of fellows in mixed industrial-academic Research & Development
trajectories, thereby giving young researchers opportunities to share
research techniques and resources, and jointly participate in courses,
seminars, workshops and congress.
the career prospects of young researchers by embracing the whole chain
of research applied to decompression: epidemiological, clinical and
fundamental research, ground experimentation with professional divers
and applied research in industry for the management of decompression.
began in January 2011 and will finish in 4 years at the end of 2014.
It unites academic partners, international not-for-profit associations,
hyperbaric medical centres and industrial partners on an international
scale to provide a collaborative training and research programme for
Early Stage (ESR) and Experienced (ER) researchers.
Additional information is available at http://www.phypode.org/
Foundation, The Netherlands
Haldane Foundation is dedicated to education in diving medicine, and
has organised more than 100 courses over the past few years, both in
the Netherlands and abroad. Below you'll find an overview of courses
planned for 2012. More information can be found on www.scotthaldane.org.
Basic Course (Part I plus Part II) fully complies with the current EDTC/ECHM
curriculum for Level I (Diving Medical Examiner), and the different
Advanced Courses offer a modular way to achieve Level IIa competence
according to the EDTC/ECHM guidelines.
November 9-16, 2013
November 16-23, 2013
November 23-30, 2013
course Challenges in diving medicine (Loosdrecht, NL)
Basic Course Diving Medicine Part 1 (Dauin, Philippines)
21st In-depth Course Diving Medicine (Dauin, Philippines)
21st In-depth Course Diving Medicine (Malapascua, Philippines)
of the two November in-depth courses are diving and diabetes, diving
and epilepsy, diving under extreme conditions, presented by Michael
Bennett and Michael Lang
Duik Research, The Netherlands
school of the AMC offers advanced courses and master classes in diving
medicine. The organization is executed by the Foundation of Dive Research
(Stichting Duik Research, SDR). Low budget one-day-courses are given in
the AMC, Amsterdam and one-week-courses abroad.
Coming courses: January 12, Hearing and diving, Amsterdam (in Dutch);
May 9-16, Decompression strategies, Doppler assessment and DCI treatment,
Marsa Shagra, Egypt (in English, master class); September 9, 2013, Diving
medicine of the older diver, Amsterdam (in Dutch); November 23, Prevention
of DCI' Amsterdam (in English, master class).
Diploma in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, France
Course (1 year duration) in diving and hyperbaric medicine, organised
concurrently by 13 French universities (Angers, Antilles-Guyane, Besançon,
Bordeaux II, Lille 2, Lyon II, La Réunion, Marseille, Nancy,
Nice, Paris XIII, Strasbourg, Toulouse).
Information on www.medsubhyp.com
for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (GTUEM)
of basic and refresher courses in diving and hyperbaric medicine, endorsed
by the GTUEM in Germany, can be found on http://www.gtuem.org/212/Kurse_/_Termine/Kurse.html
in Anaesthesia with interest in Hyperbaric Medicine is required at
London Hyperbaric Medicine as soon as possible.
time job will be shared with three other Consultant Anaesthetists and
is therefore easily compatible with a job abroad. The commitment is one
week per month and can be arranged in blocks.
Medicine operates the only Hyperbaric Unit in the Greater London Area
with a 24h emergency service. The unit is located on campus of Whipps
Cross University Hospital in the North East of the city.
We treat the full spectrum of indications by international standards of
Hyperbaric Medicine, including decompression illness, carbon monoxide
poisoning, problem wounds, bone and tissue radionecrosis as well as necrotizing
fasciitis. We are in the early stages of implementing a full anaesthetic
cover for critically ill patients requiring treatment in the hyperbaric
must be eligible for inclusion on the GMC's Specialist Register. They
should have experience in the treatment of intubated patients in a hyperbaric
chamber. Furthermore, knowledge in diving medicine is desirable.
candidate will join a highly motivated and very international team ofeight
Hyperbaric Physicians, 16 nurses and 10 chamber technicians. He will be
required to work blocks of an average of seven days per month. Regular
working hours are weekdays from 9 am to 5pm. The on-call commitment is
one weeknight and one weekend per month. Outside these periods, the applicant
may be involved only in cases of critically ill patients.
opportunity offers an attractive salary at consultant level in Pound Sterling,
with an additional bonus for the treatment of intensive care patients.
Free-of-charge accommodation is provided in an apartment close to the
workplace in Leytonstone. The city center is easily accessible in 20 minutes
via public transport (central line directly to Oxford Circus). Stansted
airport can be reached in 30 minutes and offers convenient connections
to most European destinations.
your application to Mr Pieter Bothma, Medical Director, London Hyperbaric
Medicine, Whipps Cross Road, London E11 1RG, UK.