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Russia. Krasnodar Krai Region. Krasnodar. Hospital. A nurse assists a patient lying on a stretcher. The ill man is pushed inside an hyperbaric oxygen chamber in order to receive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber in which the atmospheric pressure is raised up to three times higher than normal. HBOT can be used as a primary treatment or as an adjuvant to surgical and/or pharmacologic interventions. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-established treatment for decompression sickness. Other conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include serious infections, bubbles of air in blood vessels, and wounds that may not heal as a result of diabetes or radiation injury. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a type of treatment used to speed up healing of carbon monoxide poisoning, gangrene, stubborn wounds, and infections in which tissues are starved for oxygen. Krasnodar (also known as Kuban) is the largest city and the administrative centre of Krasnodar Krai in Southern Russia. 20.09.1993 © 1993 Didier Ruef