A hyperbaric oxygen chamber for animal experimental purposes

Urville Djasim, Linda Spiegelberg, Eppo Wolvius, Karel Wal

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Abstract

Facilities for hyperbaric oxygen therapy that are suitable for animal experimental research are scarce. In this paper, the authors introduce a hyperbaric oxygen chamber that was developed specifically for animal experimental purposes. The hyperbaric oxygen chamber was designed to meet a number of criteria regarding safety and ease of use. The hyperbaric oxygen chamber conforms to 97/ 23/EC (Pressure Equipment Directive), Conformity Assessment Module G Product Group I. It provides easy access, and can be run in manual mode, semi-automatic mode and full-automatic mode. Sensors for pressure level, oxygen level, temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide level allow full control. This state-of-theart hyperbaric oxygen chamber for animal experimental purposes permits the investigation of the biological mechanisms through which hyperbaric oxygen therapy acts at a fundamental level.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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