Hypoxia plays an important role in pathogenesis of infectious diseases. Therefore, its correction is an essential factor in pathogenetic antibacterial treatment. Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) as a leading method in current antihypoxic therapy was studied in combined medication for typhoid, diphtheria, meningococcal infection, viral hepatitis. HBO sessions were given to 331 patients, 363 controls did not receive HBO. Utilization of HBO provided much better saturation of blood with oxygen, eliminated metabolic disorders, warranted favorable course and outcomes of the diseases.

Ivanov, Liashenko, Kucheriavtsev, Finogeev, Zhdanov, Khodzhaev, , , (1992). [Hyperbaric oxygenation in the combined therapy of infectious diseases]. Klinicheskaia meditsina, 1992 Jan;70(1):90-2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1608225