Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used as a treatment for acute wounds (such as those arising from surgery and trauma) however the effects of HBOT on wound healing are unclear. To determine the effects of HBOT on the healing of acute surgical and traumatic wounds. We searched the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (25 August 2010), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library 2010, Issue 3), Ovid MEDLINE (1950 to August Week 2 2010 ), Ovid MEDLINE (In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations August 24, 2010), Ovid EMBASE (1980 to 2010, Week 33) and EBSCO CINAHL (1982 to 20 August 2010). Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing HBOT with other interventions or comparisons between alternative HBOT regimens.

Eskes, Ubbink, Lubbers, Lucas, Vermeulen, , , , (2010). Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treating acute surgical and traumatic wounds. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2010 Oct;(10):CD008059. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20927771