Research

Treatment Chair and Oxygen Hood

Treatment Chair and Oxygen Hood

The center research targets physiological challenges faced during the exploration of  environmental extremes from ocean depths to space exploration. Diving related research includes:

  • Research on human diving and altitude physiology including the mechanisms of immersion pulmonary edema, and, respiratory mechanics and gas exchange at non-standard pressures.
  • Evidenced based diagnosis and treatment of decompression sickness and arterial gas embolization.
  • Decompression sickness risk assessment for differing decompression algorithms.
  • Non-clinical (laboratory) diagnosis of decompression illness.

The center faculty also conduct bench research, epidemiological research and clinical trials related to:

  • Human diseases treated with hyperbaric oxygen including: necrotizing infections, osteoradionecrosis of the jaw, soft tissue radionecrosis and bisphosphonate associated osteonecrosis of the jaw.
  • The molecular biology of metabolic gases (O2, CO NO).
  • The clinical and molecular biology of wound healing.
  • Treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning.