Start with the following resources to explore current research activities and the peer-reviewed medical literature on
hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic wounds.
Use the search buttons below to go directly to research on hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
The ACHM is a professional organization working to develop an image of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a distinct medical
specialty, often requiring full-time practice. ACHM has a strong focus on wound care and offers a credentialing and fellowship
track for physicians, a Certified Hyperbaric and Wound Specialist (CHWS) program for hyperbaric technologists, and a Wound
Care Boot Camp online training course.
The preeminent multidisciplinary organization for wound care, AAWC is a nonprofit association open to everyone involved in
wound care. Its mission is to spread awareness by promoting excellence in education, clinical practice, public policy, and
A nonprofit organization welcoming all wound care professionals, the APWCA combines the structure of a credentialing college
and a full-service medical association. Its mission is to decrease the rate of complications from wounds all types. APWCA
provides ACHM-recognized physician and technician certification programs in conjunction with the Council for Medical Education
and Testing (CMET).
US National Institutes of Health
ClinicalTrials.gov keeps the official list of human clinical trials currently enrolling, in progress, and recently completed.
One may reasonably question the size and legitimacy of any study not listed here.
An independent, international, nongovernmental organization, the Cochrane Collaboration is a powerful force in evidence-based
medicine. One may consider a Cochrane Reviews article on any HBOT topic required hyperbaric reading.
Read the 2015 Cochrane Intervention Review: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic wounds from the Cochrane
A specialized Google search engine, Google Scholar indexes scholarly articles, patents, and legal opinions and journals.
Google Scholar may produce many search results, but entries provide easy access to full-text journal articles.
Search Google Scholar
HBOEvidence uses computerized tools to appraise the key randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the hyperbaric medical
literature. One may reasonably question the overall strength of HBOT evidence for any disease or condition not covered here.
US National Library of Medicine, US National Institutes of Health
PubMed keeps the official list of scientific papers published in reputable peer-reviewed medical journals. One may reasonably question the importance and
legitimacy of any study not listed here.
An international nonprofit organization serving some 2,400 members in 50 countries, the UHMS is the chief accrediting body
and the primary source of scientific information for diving and hyperbaric medicine physiology.
Read the UHMS statement on the Medicare
Arterial Insufficiency ulcer issue.