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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Dayton General Hospital Offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Treatments help those in need of chronic wound care

 

February 1, 2018

Michele Smith

DGH Respiratory Therapist Tom Anderson, on the left, and Sechrist Technician Matt Coleman inspected two Sechrist Hyperbaric Oxygen chambers that arrived at the hospital last week.

DAYTON-Dayton General Hospital is adding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to its wound care treatment protocol.

There is a growing need for chronic wound care, especially for patients with diabetes, which is the number one reason for treating chronic wounds, said Dr. Kurt Frauenpreis, Program Medical Director, and Provider.

"We're living longer but we're not taking care of ourselves. Younger people are being diagnosed with diabetes and the expense is horrendous, right now," he said.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy works by helping the body's oxygen-dependent, wound-healing mechanisms function bet...



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