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Hyperbaric therapy is a way to administer oxygen through the lungs inside an enclosure where the pressure is greater than the atmospheric pressure
Breathing pure oxygen inside a pressurized environment such as the hyperbaric chamber leads to an elevation in the dissolved quantity of oxygen in the blood and tissues.
In Switzerland, like at the international level, research in hyperbaric medicine is still insufficient. In particular, there are few solid scientific publications according to the criteria of evidence-based medicine.
The Hyperbaric Medicine Program must allow scientific research to be developed and increase the number of publications in order to:
In 2009, the Geneva University Hospital (HUG) received a HAUX Starmed 2400 double hyperbaric chamber with capacity for 16 people.
Currently, HUG is the only university hospital in Switzerland to have such equipment. It is the responsibility of HUG to develop hyperbaric medicine locally, nationally and internationally, and to be a reference center in this discipline.
A Multidisciplinary Hyperbaric Medicine Program has been put into place to achieve these objectives.