The method of hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) has been used in the treatment of the patients with Bechterew’s disease at the Clinic of Traumatology, Orthopaedics and Field Surgery of the Kuibyshev Medical Institute since 1980. The changes in the values of the external respiration function in 111 patients have been studied. After 20 HBO procedures there has been a normalization of the most values of external respiration.

Tsyganov, Tsyganov, , , , , , , (1989). [Changes in the parameters of external respiration in patients with Bechterew’s disease treated by hyperbaric oxygenation].¬†Ortopediia travmatologiia i protezirovanie, 1989 Sep;(9):24-6.¬†https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2594342