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Hyperbaric Oxygen, Neutrophil-oxidative Burst, and Cytokines

2015-10-01 07:53:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

In this small pilot study, participants (patients and healthy volunteers) will have blood drawn before and after the study intervention (hyperbaric chamber session or normal pressure oxygen breathing. This blood will be analyzed for neutrophil oxidative burst and cytokine analysis.

Description

The investigators are interested in studying the influence of hyperbaric oxygen on neutrophils (a kind of white blood cell) and cytokines (cell proteins). Hyperbaric oxygen can enhance the way the immune system works, but the investigators don't fully know how that happens. the investigators are doing this study to learn more about this question.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Conditions

Infection

Intervention

Hyperbaric Oxygen, Hyperbaric Air/Oxygen, Normobaric oxygen

Location

Intermountain Medical Center
Murray
Utah
United States
84157

Status

Recruiting

Source

Intermountain Health Care, Inc.

Results (where available)

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