Clinical and Morphological Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Patients With Interstitial Cystitis Associated With Fibromyalgia


The investigators structured a prospective observational pilot experimental design in
consenting patients with IC and FM, with repeated subjective and urological measures
conducted before and after a therapeutic protocol. The study duration was set to 3 months.
Patients were exposed to breathing 100% oxygen at 2 atmospheres absolute (ATA) in a
multiplace pressure chamber for 90 minutes using an oro-nasal mask. Patients undertook a
cycle of 20 sessions for 5 days per week for four weeks. After one week of suspension, a
second cycle of 20 sessions was completed.




Intermittent Exposure to Oxygen via Oro-Nasal Mask

Start Date:

June 1, 2016


University of South Florida

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