Similarities and differences of hyperbaric oxygen and medical ozone applications

Ozler M., Akay C., Oter S., Ay H., Korkmaz A.

FREE RADICAL RESEARCH, cilt.45, ss.1267-1278, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 45
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/10715762.2011.627331
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1267-1278


Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment is based on the principle of having the patient breath 100% oxygen in an environment above atmospheric pressure. Ozone (O-3) is a colourless gas with a specific odour and consists of three oxygen atoms. The classical scientific understanding is that the world has become a place suitable for life for aerobic organisms with the increasing oxygen in the atmosphere billions of years ago. The formation of ozone after oxygen has then protected aerobic creatures from harmful rays. We now use these two gases for treatment purposes. It is noteworthy that the oxygen and ozone molecules that are formed by the same atom in different numbers are used for similar medical indications. We will try to emphasize the similarities and differences of HBO and medical ozone applications in this article.