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GENERAL SESSION SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 - SATURDAY, JUNE 29
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GENERAL SESSION DAYS


NON-PHYSICIAN BREAKOUT


BREAKS/EXHIBITS


SOCIAL EVENTS

 

START TIME END TIME EVENT LOCATION  

THURSDAY, June 27
 
7:00 AM 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
8:00 AM 8:30 AM President's Address: Nick Bird, MD Rio Mar  6-10  
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Plenary Session: Controversies in the Hyperbaric Management of Late Radiation Injuries Rio Mar  6-10  
8:30-9:00 Late Radiation Tissue Injury Below the Clavicles: Considerations with IMRT and the Fibroatrophic Model: John Feldmeier, DO  
 9:00-9:30 Answering the criticism and challenges to HBO2 in the treatment of radiated patients: Robert Marx, DDS  
9:30-10:00 Panel Discussion  
10:00 AM 10:30 AM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
10:30 AM 11:30 AM Session A: HBO2 Theory & Mechanisms Rio Mar  6-10  
10:30-10:45 A1: HBO2 therapy reduces mortality, hepatic inflammation and improves renal mitochondrial function in a model of severe polymicrobial sepsis. Perdrizet GA, Halbach JL, Prieto JM, Wang, AW, Hawisher D, Cauvi DM, Reys T, Okerblom J, Ramierz-Sanchez I, Villarreal F, Patel HH, Bickler SW, De Maio A, Singh P, Li L Presenting Author: George A. Perdrizet MD    
10:45-11:00 A3: A hyperbaric, high-oxygen environment promotes injured rat muscle recovery by angiogenesis through reactive nitrogen species.
Yamamoto N, Oyaizu T, Enomoto M, Horie M, Yagishita K
Presenting Author: Naoki Yamamoto MD
 

 

11:00-11:15 A4: Hyperbaric oxygen inhibits hyperglycemia-induced NLRP3 inflammasome and microparticle formation in neutrophils.
Thom SR, Bhopale VM, WaliaD
Presenting Author: Stephen Thom MD
 

 

11:15-11:30 A5: Prevalence and pattern of cardiac injury identified by late gadolinium-enhancement of cardiac magnetic resonance image in acute moderate to severe CO poisoning with elevated high sensitivity troponin I: Prospective observational study.
Cha YS, Kwon W, Son JW, Lee CH, Han SI
Presenting Author: Yong Sung Cha MD
 

 

11:30 AM 12:00 PM Poster Session A: Posters A1-A7

A1: HBO2 therapy reduces mortality, hepatic inflammation and improves renal mitochondrial function in a model of severe polymicrobial sepsis.
Perdrizet GA, Halbach JL, Prieto JM, Wang, AW, Hawisher D, Cauvi DM, Reys T, Okerblom J, Ramierz-Sanchez I, Villarreal F, Patel HH, Bickler SW, De Maio A, Singh P,  and Li L.
Presenting Author: George A. Perdrizet MD

A2: A hyperbaric and high-oxygen environment accelerates IL-6 synthesis via RNS in rat contused skeletal muscle.
Oyaizu T, Enomoto M, Horie M, Yamamoto N, Yagishita K
Presenting Author: Takuya Oyaizu MD

A3: A hyperbaric, high-oxygen environment promotes injured rat muscle recovery by angiogenesis through reactive nitrogen species.
Yamamoto N, Oyaizu T, Enomoto M, Horie M, Yagishita K
Presenting Author: Naoki Yamamoto MD

A4: Hyperbaric oxygen inhibits hyperglycemia-induced NLRP3 inflammasome and microparticle formation in neutrophils.
Thom SR, Bhopale VM, WaliaD
Presenting Author: Stephen Thom MD

A5: Prevalence and pattern of cardiac injury identified by late gadolinium-enhancement of cardiac magnetic resonance image in acute moderate to severe CO poisoning with elevated high sensitivity troponin I: Prospective observational study.
Cha YS, Kwon W, Son JW, Lee CH, Han SI
Presenting Author: Yong Sung Cha MD
A6: Effects of HBO2 on the osteogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells.
Camporesi EM, Zavan B, Gardin C, Bellin G, Rizzato A, Vezzani G, Bosco G
Presenting Author: Enrico M. Camporesi MD

A7: Inflammatory hypoxia: A new, unifying target for HBO2 therapy.
Perdrizet GA
Presenting Author: George A. Perdrizet, MD
Rio Mar 1-4  
12:00 PM 1:00 PM LUNCH Ocean Terrace/Rio Mar Foyer

 

12:30 PM 1:00 PM Poster Session B-1: Posters B1-B15

B1: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of perianal fistulas in Crohn’s disease (HOT-TOPIC): preliminary results.
Lansdorp CA, Gecse KB, Buskens CJ, Löwenberg M, Stoker J, Bemelman WA, D’Haens GRAM, van Hulst RA
Presenting Author: Nina (Corine Alida) Lansdorp MD

B2: The myopic shift associated with hyperbaric oxygen administration is reduced when using a mask delivery system compared to a hood - a randomized controlled trial.
Bennett MH, Hui B, See HG, Au-Yeung KL, Tan C, Watson S
Presenting Author: Michael Bennett MD

B3: Efficacy and safety of postoperative radiotherapy with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for keloids.
Guo D
Presenting Author: Dazhi Guo MDB4: Effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for central retinal artery occlusion.
Han SI, Kim YS
Presenting Author: Yoonseop Kim MD

B5: Prospective data collection through a hyperbaric outcomes registry: Preliminary results.
Buckey JC, Ptak JA, Kertis JA, Rees JR
Presenting Author: Jay C. Buckey MD

B6: Efficacy and safety of hyperbaric oxygen at 2.4 ATA in the management of radiation cystitis: A retrospective study.
Ajayi OD, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Logue CJ, Walter JW, Hendriksen SM
Presenting Author: David Ajayi MD

B7: Prehospital diagnosis and direct transfer to the hyperbaric chamber of carbon monoxide-intoxicated patients: a quality improvement initiative.
Camporesi EM, Martani L, Cantadori L, Paganini M, Rubini A, Bosco G
Presenting Author: Enrico M. Camporesi MD

B8: The impact of hyperbaric oxygen on treating idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
McCoy ME, Helwig NE, Logue C
Presenting Author: Christopher Logue, MD

B9: Quality of life in patients with delayed effects of radiation treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Famenini S, Schroeder M, Sethuraman K
Presenting Author: Sam Famenini

B10:
Retinal artery and vein occlusions successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen: Case reports.
Johnson DR, Cooper JS
Presenting Author: Jeffrey Cooper MD

B11: Late radiation cystitis treated with hyperbaric oxygen a randomized controlled trial.
Oscarsson N, Müller B, Rosén A, Seeman-Lodding H
Presenting Author: Nicklas Oscarsson MD

B12: Osteonecrosis in children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL): Improvement with HBO2 in early diagnosis.
Camporesi EM, Biddeci G, Bosco G, Gigante C, Garetto G, Abowali H,
Putti MC
Presenting Author: Enrico M. Camporesi MD

B13: Transient myopia and associated patient factors in patients undergoing elective hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Mihai A, Wojcik S, Seargent S, Pacelli L, Heyboer M
Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai MD

B14: Does hyperbaric oxygen therapy affect etonogestrel levels from a Nexplanon implant?
Kertis JA, Ptak JA, Reetz SB, Fisher TJ, Geno KA, DeJesus CL, Cremers S, Buckey JC
Presenting Author: Judy A. Kertis RN/CHRN

B15: Current myringotomy training practices across hyperbaric and undersea medicine training programs.
Brett KD, Coffey CD, Bracken D, Witucki, P
Presenting Author: Kaighley Brett MD
Rio Mar 1-4

 

1:00 PM 2:00 PM Kindwall Keynote: HBO2 in Chronic Radiation-Injured Tissue and Osteoradionecrosis in Today’s Radiation Schemes: Needed Now Even More.
Robert Marx, DDS
Rio Mar 6-10  
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Session B: Clinical HBO2 Rio Mar 6-10  
2:00-2:10 B1: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of perianal fistulas in Crohn’s disease
(HOT-TOPIC): preliminary results.
Lansdorp CA, Gecse KB, Buskens CJ, Löwenberg M, Stoker J, Bemelman WA, D’Haens GRAM,
van Hulst RA
Presenting Author: Nina (Corine Alida) Lansdorp MD
   
2:10-2:20 B2: The myopic shift associated with hyperbaric oxygen administration is reduced when using a mask delivery system compared to a hood – a randomized controlled trial.
Bennett MH, Hui B, See HG, Au-Yeung KL, Tan C, Watson S
Presenting Author: Michael Bennett MD
   
2:20-2:30 B3: Efficacy and safety of postoperative radiotherapy with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for keloids.
Guo D
Presenting Author: Dazhi Guo MD
   
2:30-2:40 B4: Effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for central retinal artery occlusion.
Han SI, Kim YS
Presenting Author: Yoonseop Kim MD
   
2:40-2:50 B5: Prospective data collection through a hyperbaric outcomes registry: Preliminary results.
Buckey JC, Ptak JA, Kertis JA, Rees JR
Presenting Author: Jay C. Buckey MD
   
2:50-3:00 B6: Efficacy and safety of hyperbaric oxygen at 2.4 ATA in the management of radiation cystitis:A retrospective study.
Ajayi OD, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Logue CJ, Walter JW, Hendriksen SM
Presenting Author: David Ajayi MD
   
3:00 PM 3:30 PM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Poster Session B-2: Posters B16-B27 

B16: Ketamine sedation for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in hypotensive patients.
Mihai A, Heyboer M
Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai MD

B17: Effects of hypoxia on N100 and P300 event-related potentials during visuospatial attention control.
Hutcheon EA, Nunes AS, Ribrary U, Ferguson SA, Claydon VE, Doesburg SM
Presenting Author: Sherri Ferguson

B18:
BK viral-induced hemorrhagic cystitis and the role of HBO2 therapy.
Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill DO

B19: Clinical and radiographic improvement in bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the mandible with hyperbaric oxygen therapy: A case report.
Shields RC, Toups GN, Price DL
Presenting Author: Raymond C. Shields MD

B20: Well-controlled diabetics safely receive serial hyperbaric oxygen treatments without serial blood glucose checks.
Mihai A, Morgan M, Sharma D, Santiago W, Heyboer M
Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai MD

B21:
The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat an anaerobic retroperitoneal abscess with extension into the mediastinum.
Long JS, Foster JM, Cooper JS
Presenting Author: Jeffrey Cooper MD
B22:
Uneventful serial hyperbaric oxygen treatments in setting of cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome.
Mihai A, Sharma D, Boes T, Morgan M, Santiago W, Heyboer M
Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai MD

B23: An innovative design employing Medicare claims data to demonstrate a cost savings for hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of radiation cystitis and proctitis.
Feldmeier JJ, Kirby JP, Gelly HB, Robins MS, DaVanzo JE, and Gruhn P
Presenting Author: John J. Feldmeier DO

B24: WITHDRAWN

B25: Case report: The role of HBO2 therapy in a spider bite.
Borges H, Oliveira N, Paz MA, Santos PE
Presenting Author: Hugo Leonardo De Lima Borges MD

B26: Case report: HBO2 therapy avoiding amputation in serious osteomyelitis of ankle.
Borges H, Oliveira N, Paz MA, Santos PE
Presenting Author: Hugo Leonardo De Lima Borges MD

B27: Variations in study outcomes relative to intention-to-treat and per-protocol data analysis techniques in the evaluation of efficacy for treatment of venous leg ulcers with dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allograft.
Bianchi C, Tettelbach W, Istwan N, Hubbs B, Kot K, Harris S, Fetterolf D.
Presenting Author: William Tettelbach MD
Rio Mar 1-4  
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Plenary Session:  Physiology and Science in Hyperbaric Medicine Rio Mar 6-10  
 4:00-4:30 Stem cells and hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Stephen Thom, MD    
4:30-5:00 Research that we need to do in the field of hyperbaric medicine and some thoughts on how to achieve this goal: John Feldmeier, DO  
6:00 PM 7:00 PM Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception Rio Mar 5  

FRIDAY, June 28
 
7:00 AM 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Plenary Session: DCI Theory & Mechanisms Rio Mar 6-10  
8:00-9:00 CNS Oxygen toxicity: Where are we now? Jay Dean, PhD  
9:00-9:30 Navy dive operations: Lessons learned about planning, DCS prevention and treatment: Pete Witucki, MD  
 9:30-10:00   Wearable diving technology: Ki Chon, MD  
10:00 AM 10:30 AM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
10:30 AM 11:30 AM Session C: Decompression Theory and Mechanisms Rio Mar 6-10  
10:30-10:40 C1: A predictive model of serious decompression sickness following loss of spacecraft cabin pressure.
Gernhardt ML, Abercromby AFJ
Presenting Author: Michael Gernhardt PhD

C2: Modeling decompression stress associated with surface interval freediving in recreational diving.
Gernhardt ML, Bekdash OS
Presenting Author: Michael L. Gernhardt PhD
   
10:40-10:50 C3: Albumin-derived perfluorocarbon-based nanocapsules as an effective preventive therapy of decompression illness: Well-proven wine in new bottles.
Mayer D, Guerrero F, Goanvec C, Ljubcovic M, Mayer C, Kirsch M, Ferenz KB
Presenting Author: Dirk Mayer MD
   
10:50-11:00 C4: Validation of an exhaled nitric oxide model of pulmonary hyperoxic stress.
Fothergill DM, Ross WL, Florian JP
Presenting Author: David Fothergill PhD
   
11:00-11:10 C5: Tetranomial probabilistic modeling of serious, mild, marginal and no decompression sickness.
King AE, Andriano NR, Howle LE, Vann RD
Presenting Author: Amy King
   
11:10-11:20 C6: The protective effects of synthetic ketone ester BD-AcAc2 on rats with decompression sickness.
Zhang K, Xu WG
Presenting Author: Kun Zhang MD
 

 

11:20-11:30 C7: Development and limited validation of the XVal-He-9_040 Thalmann algorithm parameter set for computing decompression schedules for extended duration 1.3 atm PO2 He-O2 diving.
Doolette DJ, Murphy FG, Gerth WA
Presenting Author: David J Doolette PhD
 

 

11:30 AM 12:00 PM Poster Session C: Posters C1-C11 

C1: A predictive model of serious decompression sickness following loss of spacecraft cabin pressure.
Gernhardt ML, Abercromby AFJ
Presenting Author: Michael Gernhardt PhD

C2: Modeling decompression stress associated with surface interval freediving in recreational diving.
Gernhardt ML, Bekdash OS
Presenting Author: Michael L. Gernhardt PhD

C3: Albumin-derived perfluorocarbon-based nanocapsules as an effective preventive therapy of decompression illness: Well-proven wine in new bottles.
Mayer D, Guerrero F, Goanvec C, Ljubcovic M, Mayer C, Kirsch M, Ferenz KB
Presenting Author: Dirk Mayer MD

C4: Validation of an exhaled nitric oxide model of pulmonary hyperoxic stress.
Fothergill DM, Ross WL, Florian JP
Presenting Author: Dr. David Fothergill PhD

C5: Tetranomial probabilistic modeling of serious, mild, marginal and no decompression sickness.
King AE, Andriano NR, Howle LE, Vann RD
Presenting Author: Amy King

C6: The protective effects of synthetic ketone ester BD-AcAc2 on rats with decompression sickness.
Zhang K, Xu WG
Presenting Author: Kun Zhang MD

C7:
Development and limited validation of the XVal-He-9_040 Thalmann algorithm parameter set for computing decompression schedules for extended duration 1.3 atm PO2 He-O2 diving.
Doolette DJ, Murphy FG, Gerth WA
Presenting Author: David J Doolette PhD

C8: The biphasic effects of autophagy on decompression bubble-induced endothelial injuries.
Zhang K, Xu WG
Presenting Author: Kun Zhang MD

C9: Benefits of escin for decompression sickness in Bama pigs by endothelia-targeting protection.
Qing l, Xu WG
Presenting Author: Weigang Xu MD

C10: Experimental testing of cross corrections to decompression tables for dives at altitude.
Weis TW, Dong TW, Natoli MJ, Lance RM, Howle LE, Pieper CF, Freiberger JJ, Derrick BJ, Moon RE
Presenting Author: Richard E Moon MD

C11: Cognitive control performance during increasing ambient pressure: Event-related brain potential study.
Fujii T
Presenting Author: Tatsufumi Fujii PhD
Rio Mar 1-4

 

12:00 PM 1:00 PM LUNCH Ocean Terrace/Rio Mar Foyer  
12:30 PM 1:00 PM Poster Session D-1: Posters D1-D15 

D1: Ketogenic diet for reduction of CNS oxygen toxicity in working divers (KetOX Study): Pilot study.
Allen J, Orabi M, Bahaadin Al-Jarani, Gonzalez S, Dong TW, Natoli MJ, Richardson C, Brown G, Walker AJ, Schinazi EA, Kuchibhatla M, D’Agostino DP, Keuski BM, Moon RE, Freiberger JJ,
Derrick BJ
Presenting Author: Justin Allen DO

D2: Comparison of dysbaric osteonecrosis severity in the u/w sheep model after a 24-hour dive at 33 fsw followed by either a 15-, 30-, or 45-minute oxygen pre-breathe before dropout decompression.
Lamers JL, Sobakin AS
Presenting Author: Jake Lamers 

D3: Manned validation of U.S. Navy Diving Manual, Revision 7, VVal-79 air decompression schedules for short bottom times in the 130-140 fsw range.
Andrew BT, Doolette DJ
Presenting Author: Brian T. Andrew MD

D4: Improving safety of submarine escape and rescue from 60 and 70 fsw
Eldridge MW, Sobakin AS
Presenting Author: Aleksey Sobakin PhD

D5: A graphical user interface for expediting bubble-counting analysis of post-dive echocardiograms and statistics for vetting crowdsourcing contributions.
Barrentine B, Le DQ, Germonpré P, Balestra C, Tillmans F, Denoble PJ, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE,Dayton PA, Papadopoulou V
Presenting Author: David Q Le

D6: Detecting pulmonary oxygen toxicity using exhaled breath analysis: Wet and dry diving are not the same.
Wingelaar TT, Brinkman P, van Ooij PJAM, Maitland-Van der Zee AH, van Hulst RA
Presenting Author: Thijs Wingelaar MD

D7: A robust image-processing method for selecting frames during late ventricular diastole in post-dive echocardiography without ECG gating.
Markley E, Le DQ, Germonpré P, Balestra C, Tillmans F, Denoble PJ, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE, Dayton PA, Papadopoulou V
Presenting Author: David Q Le

D8: Acute bone necrosis in cases of decompression sickness with refractory pain despite hyperbaric treatment.
Calderon, J. Mansilla, Y. Cabrera, M. Mansilla, C. Estrada. J
Presenting Author: Jorge Calderon MD

D9: Dysbaric osteonecrosis among the artisanal diving fishermen in Yucatan, Mexico
Popa D, Chin W, Huchim-Lara O, Medak A, Hughes T, Grover I.
Presenting Author: Daniel Popa, MD

D10: Manual dexterity and finger skin temperature is reduced in cold water and is not preserved with whole-body active heating.
Wheelock CE, Hess HW, Hostler D
Presenting Author: Courtney Wheelock

D11: A deep-learning approach for automated bubble counting in 2D echocardiography of divers.
Le DQ, Kierski TM, Markley E, Germonpré P, Balestra C, Tillmans F, Denoble PJ, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE, Dayton PA, Papadopoulou V
Presenting Author: David Q Le

D12: Sea harvester diving in Yucatan and Quintana Roo, Mexico: 1988-2018.
Sanchez EC, Gomez D, Rivas F, Medina A, Lopez J, García G, Torres S, Diaz R, Paredes H,
Denoble P.
Presenting Author: J Dario Gomez Castillo MD

D13: The effect of sudden drop in partial pressure of oxygen during ascent on heart function.
Ferguson SA, Poburko D, Claydon VE, Koehle M, Ruben PC
Presenting Author: Sherri Ferguson

D14: Pulmonary edema in special operations assessments.
Tanaka HL, Wightman JM, Ott MC
Presenting Author: Hideaki L. Tanaka MD

D15: The effect of oxygen and nitrogen on nitrogen narcosis severity.
Ferguson SA, Hutcheon EA, Doesburg SM
Presenting Author: Sherri Ferguson
Rio Mar 1-4

 

1:00 PM 2:00 PM Lambertsen Keynote: Decompression sickness as an inflammatory disease.
Simon Mitchell, MBBS, PhD
Rio Mar 6-10  
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Session D: Diving Medicine Rio Mar 6-10  
2:00-2:10 D1: Ketogenic diet for reduction of CNS oxygen toxicity in working divers (KetOX Study): Pilot study.
Allen J, Orabi M, Bahaadin Al-Jarani, Gonzalez S, Dong TW, Natoli MJ, Richardson C, Brown G, Walker AJ, Schinazi EA, Kuchibhatla M, D’Agostino DP, Keuski BM, Moon RE, Freiberger JJ,
Derrick BJ
Presenting Author: Justin Allen DO
 

 

2:10-2:20 D2: Comparison of dysbaric osteonecrosis severity in the u/w sheep model after a 24-hour dive at 33 fsw followed by either a 15-, 30-, or 45-minute oxygen pre-breathe before dropout decompression.
Lamers JL, Sobakin AS
Presenting Author: Jake Lamers
 

 

2:20-2:30 D3: Manned validation of U.S. Navy Diving Manual, Revision 7, VVal-79 air decompression schedules for short bottom times in the 130-140 fsw range.
Andrew BT, Doolette DJ
Presenting Author: Brian T. Andrew MD
 

 

2:30-2:40 D4: Improving safety of submarine escape and rescue from 60 and 70 FSW
Eldridge MW, Sobakin AS
Presenting Author: Aleksey Sobakin PhD
   
2:40-2:50 D5: A graphical user interface for expediting bubble-counting analysis of post-dive echocardiograms and statistics for vetting crowdsourcing contributions.
Barrentine B, Le DQ, Germonpré P, Balestra C, Tillmans F, Denoble PJ, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE,Dayton PA, Papadopoulou V
Presenting Author: David Q Le
   
2:50-3:00 D6: Detecting pulmonary oxygen toxicity using exhaled breath analysis: Wet and dry diving are not the same.
Wingelaar TT, Brinkman P, van Ooij PJAM, Maitland-Van der Zee AH, van Hulst RA
Presenting Author: Thijs Wingelaar MD
   
3:00 PM 3:30 PM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Poster Session D-2: Posters D16-D28 

D16: Self-paced exercise performance is attenuated following four hours of cold water immersion irrespective of breathing gas type.
Hess HW, Schlader ZJ, Johnson BD, Hostler D
Presenting Author: Hayden W. Hess

D17: Does the use of normobaric oxygen in Swedish working divers underestimate the incidence of decompression illness?
Hagberg M, Ornahgen H
Presenting Author: Mats Hagberg MD

D18: Optimizing oxygenation, hemodynamics and metabolism during diving by using underwater near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS).
Whelan H, Ari C, Prost R, Sugar J, D'Agostino D, Quirk B, Dituri J, Harper Z, Aderman T, Fahlman A, McKnight C, Tyack P, Shorter A, Popa B,
Williams T, Chapman S
Presenting Author: Harry T. Whelan MD

D19: Count model of DCI among fishermen divers.
Peluso E, Chin W, Huchim O
Presenting Author: Walter Chin RN/CHRN

D20: Lionfish stings in Cozumel, eight-year follow-up.
Gomez-Castillo JD
Presenting Author: J Dario Gomez Castillo MD

D21: Cancer and diving: data from 124 UK sport divers.
St Leger Dowse M, Morgan B, Smerdon GR
Presenting Author: Marguerite St Leger Dowse D22: Pathophysiology of dysbaric osteonecrosis.
Kawashima M, Kawashima M, Tamura H, Takao K, Yamaguchi T, Miyata K, Kitano M
Presenting Author: Mahito Kawashima MD

D23: Thermoregulation in environmental conditions expected in a disabled pressurized rescue module.
Schlader ZJ, Stooks J, Johnson BD, Hostler D
Presenting Author: Zachary J. Schlader PhD

D24: Required sample sizes for testing cardiovascular effects of normobaric scuba regulator breathing without immersion: A pilot trial.
Kovacs CR, Buzzacott P
Presenting Author: Christopher Kovacs PhD

D25: A technical review of ultrasound use in decompression research.
Le DQ, Dayton PA, Tillmans F, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE, Denoble PJ, Papadopoulou V
Presenting Author: David Q Le

D26: Retreatment with a TT6A1M for neurological decompression illness in patients with a poor response to standard treatment with a USN TT6.
McEldrew P, Siegel M, LeGros TL, Wyatt A, and Van Meter K
Presenting Author: Patrick McEldrew, MD

D27: Dive profiles and physiologic parameters of safety divers at a breath-hold diving competition.
Derksen B, Lang M, Lindholm P, Van Hoesen K
Presenting Author: Brenna Derksen MD

D28: No change in total mood disturbance during a simulated disabled pressurized rescue module scenario.
Johnson BD, Hess HW, Stooks J, Hostler D, Schlader ZJ
Presenting Author: Blair Johnson PhD
Rio Mar 1-4  
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Plenary Session: Altitude Decompression Sickness Rio Mar 6-10  
4:00-4:30 Combating flier’s “bends” during unpressurized flight and explosive decompression in World War II: Jay Dean, PhD  
4:30-5:00 USAF hypobaric exposures experience: Marc Robins, DO  

SATURDAY, June 29
 
7:00 AM 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Non-Physician "Associates" Breakout Session (not approved for physician CME credits) Caribbean 2-3  
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Plenary Session: The Regulatory And Reimbursement Challenges Facing Nations And How These Have Been Addressed Rio Mar 6-10  
8:00-8:25 Canada: Ken LeDez, MD  
8:25-8:50 United Kingdom: Pieter Bothma, MD  
8:50-9:15 United States: Caroline Fife, MD  
9:15-9:40 Australia: Michael Bennett, MD  
9:40-10:00 Panel Discussion  
10:00 AM 10:30 AM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
10:30 AM 11:30 AM Session E: HBO2 Operations, Chambers, and Equipment Rio Mar 6-10  
10:30-10:40 E1: Use of point of care ultrasounds for the rapid diagnosis of central retinal artery occlusion.
McCarthy P, Hendriksen SM, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Walter JW, Osterman A, Reardon RF,
Logue CJ
Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD
   
10:40-10:50 E2: Comparison of radial artery catheter blood pressure with automatic non-invasive blood pressure at 35 fsw on 100% O2.
Orabi M, Allen J, Gonzalez S, Natoli MJ, Freiberger JJ, Derrick BJ
Presenting Author: Maia Orabi MD
   
10:50-11:00 E3: Reliability of a continuous glucose monitor during hyperbaric oxygen exposure: Interim analysis.
Huang E, Savaser D, Castle J, Manulik B, Demirel S, Bliss B, Fitzpatrick P
Presenting Author: Enoch Huang MD
E4: Safety of a continuous glucose monitoring device during hyperbaric exposure.
Bliss C, Huang E, Savaser D
Presenting Author: Chae Bliss CHT
   
11:00-11:10 E5: Pressure-related effects on sterile single-use expired medication (PRESS-EM) vials study.
Savaser DJ, Huang ET, Bliss C, Deshazer JA, Marshall KZ
Presenting Author: Davut Savaser MD
   
11:10-11:20 E6: Culturally competent hyperbaric patient care.
Marosek N, Melnyczenko A
Presenting Author: Nicholas Marosek RN/CHRN
 

 

11:20-11:30 E7: Implementation and evaluation of an interdisciplinary, simulation-based educational curriculum in hyperbaric medicine.
Paetow G, Guber K, Raleigh S, TenBrink W, Driehorst M, Brown L, Jensen A, Omodt S, Olives T, Hart D, Logue C
Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD

E8: Interdisciplinary simulation for the detection of latent risk threats in a hyperbaric medicine department.
Paetow G, TenBrink W, Driehorst M, Brown L, Jensen A, Omodt S, Hart D, Logue C
Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD
 

 

11:30 AM 12:00 PM Poster Session E: Poster E1-E14 

E1: Use of point of care ultrasounds for the rapid diagnosis of central retinal artery occlusion.
McCarthy P, Hendriksen SM, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Walter JW, Osterman A, Reardon RF, Logue CJ
Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD

E2: Comparison of radial artery catheter blood pressure with automatic non-invasive blood pressure at 35 fsw on 100% O2.
Orabi M, Allen J, Gonzalez S, Natoli MJ, Freiberger JJ, Derrick BJ
Presenting Author: Maia Orabi MD

E3: Reliability of a continuous glucose monitor during hyperbaric oxygen exposure: Interim analysis.
Huang E, Savaser D, Castle J, Manulik B, Demirel S, Bliss B,  Fitzpatrick P
Presenting Author: Enoch Huang MD

E4: Safety of a continuous glucose monitoring device during hyperbaric exposure.
Bliss C, Huang E, Savaser D
Presenting Author: Chae Bliss CHT

E5: Pressure-related effects on sterile single-use expired medication (PRESS-EM) vials study.
Savaser DJ, Huang ET, Bliss C, Deshazer JA, Marshall KZ
Presenting Author: Davut Savaser MD

E6: Culturally competent hyperbaric patient care.
Marosek N, Melnyczenko A
Presenting Author: Nicholas Marosek RN/CHRN

E7: Implementation and evaluation of an interdisciplinary, simulation-based, educational curriculum in hyperbaric medicine.
Paetow G, Guber K, Raleigh S, TenBrink W, Driehorst M, Brown L, Jensen A, Omodt S, Olives T,Hart D, Logue C
Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD  E8: Interdisciplinary simulation for the detection of latent risk threats in a hyperbaric medicine department.
Paetow G, TenBrink W, Driehorst M, Brown L, Jensen A, Omodt S, Hart D, Logue C
Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD

E9: U.S. involvement in the Thai cave rescue.
Tanaka HL
Presenting Author: Hideaki L Tanaka MD

E10: Lithium-ion battery explosion leading to a traumatic femur fracture in cave diver.
Covington DB, Ohama M, Millan S, Pitkin A
Presenting Author: Derek Covington MD

E11: Successful cardiac defibrillation during hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a patient with severe carbon monoxide poisoning.
Allen JA, Shah KR, Moon RE
Presenting Author: Justin Allen DO

E12: Pilot study on the feasibility of utilization of an Epi-Pen under pressure in a multiplace chamber.
Savaser DJ, Huang ET, Bliss C
Presenting Author: Davut Savaser MD

E13: Emergency response by hyperbaric personnel.
Vidafar M
Presenting Author: Michael Vidafar CHT

E14: Oxygen exhaust sign improvement.
Vidafar M
Presenting Author: Michael Vidafar CHT
Rio Mar 1-4

 

12:00 PM 1:00 PM LUNCH Ocean Terrace/Rio Mar Foyer  
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Associates "Non-physicians" Luncheon  Caribbean 1  
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Plenary Session: Rio Mar 6-10  
1:00-1:30 HBO2 and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Update: Jay Buckey, MD  
1:30-2:00 Diving, operational & environmental physiology of the Thai cave rescue: Richard Walker, MD  
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Session F: Top Case Reports Rio Mar 6-10  
2:00-2:10 F1: Tension pneumocephalus: Iatrogenic subarachnoid air embolism treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill DO
   
2:10-2:20 F2: Carbon monoxide poisoning; Mixed-acid cocktail suicide attempt.
Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill DO
 

 

2:20-2:30 F3: A case of delayed mortality after severe arterial gas embolism secondary to myocardial infarction from triple-vessel coronary artery thrombosis.
Derksen BJ, Hayden SR, Grover I, Sadler CA
Presenting Author: Charlotte Sadler MD
 

 

2:30-2:40 F4: De novo cataract formation in non-diabetics.
Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill MD
 

 

2:40-2:50 F5: A rare case report of coronary gas embolism after percutaneous lung biopsy.
Allen JA, Mammarappallil JG
Presenting Author: Justin Allen DO
 

 

2:50-3:00 F6: Successful treatment of laryngotracheal radionecrosis with hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a patient presenting with persistent hemoptysis and cough.
Savaser DJ, Huang ET
Presenting Author: Davut Savaser MD
 

 

3:00 PM 3:30 PM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  

3:30 PM

4:00 PM

Poster Session F: Posters F1-F15 

F1: Tension pneumocephalus: Iatrogenic subarachnoid air embolism treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill DO

F2: Carbon monoxide poisoning; Mixed-acid cocktail suicide attempt
Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill DO

F3: A case of delayed mortality after severe arterial gas embolism secondary to myocardial infarction from triple-vessel coronary artery thrombosis.
Derksen BJ, Hayden SR, Grover I, Sadler CA
Presenting Author: Brenna Derksen MD

F4: De novo cataract formation in non-diabetics.
Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill MD

F5: A rare case report of coronary gas embolism after percutaneous lung biopsy
Allen JA, Mammarappallil JG
Presenting Author: Justin Allen DO

F6: Successful treatment of laryngotracheal radionecrosis with hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a patient presenting with persistent hemoptysis and cough.
Savaser DJ, Huang ET
Presenting Author: Davut Savaser MD

F7: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment for delayed radiation-induced esophageal stricture.
Dullum D
Presenting Author: Diane Dullum RN/CHRN

F8: Diving with Osler-Weber-Rendu disease: A rare case provoking thoughts.
Swenker R, van Ooij PJ
Presenting Author: Rob Swenker MD

F9: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment of patient with tracheal-esophageal device and recent thoracic surgery.
Mihai A, Morgan M, Sharma D, Boes T, Santiago W, Heyboer M
Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai MD

F10: Successful treatment of medication-related jaw osteonecrosis with hyperbaric oxygen therapy .using a Marx protocol-like approach.
Hodgson J
Presenting Author: Joni Hodgson DO

F11: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment status post gamma knife surgery improves progressively worsening neurological symptoms.
Mihai A, Morgan M, Sharma D, Santiago W, Heyboer M.
Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai MD

F12: Against most odds: A case study, limb salvage.
Crapella L

Presenting Author: Lise Crapella ACNP/PA    

F13: Innovative use of dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane in conjunction with hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat a non-healing nasal wound subsequent to squamous cell carcinoma resection and radiation: A case study.
Henderson JA, Jones MW, Houle SS
Presenting Author: Jessica Henderson DO

F14: Case report: High-throughput enterocutaneous fistula and the role of HBO2 therapy.
Borges H, Oliveira N, Paz MA, Santos PE
Presenting Author: Hugo Leonardo De Lima Borges MD

F15: A case of vertigo in a recreational scuba diver.
Agostinelli N
Presenting Author: Nicole Agostinelli MD

Rio Mar 1-4

 

4:00 PM 5:00 PM Plenary Session: Topics in Undersea and Hyperbaric MedicineRio Mar 6-10    
4:00-4:30 Top articles in HBO2: Justin Allen, DO, Fellow, Duke, Durham, NC  
4:30-5:00 Top articles in Undersea Medicine: Aurel Mihai, MD, Fellow, SUNY, Syracuse, NY  
7:00 PM 10:00 PM Awards Banquet (separate fee) Rio Mar 5-Cord A  
10:00 PM 12:00 AM After Party (separate fee) Ocean Terrace/Caribbean 2-3