COST OF TREATMENT?

Cost of treatment, which is carried out on the basis of a valid referral from the physician within the system of the Croatian health insurance, is covered by this system and is, at this time, free of charge for Croatian citizens only. The number of treatments provided to the clients of Croatian Institute for Health Insurance is limited, so necessarily the so-called "waiting list" was established. Private patients are not put on the "waiting list". There are indications for HBOT that are not
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Sophisticated diagnostics of microcirculation by transcutaneous oxymetry and laser doppler flowmetry

The most common diagnostic methods aiming to make a precise diagnosis of changes on blood vessels (arteriography and ultrasound) can not detect minor changes of smallest blood vessels. Therefore, the evaluation of changes is often done merely by a clinical exam and general appearance of a limb (color changes, quality of skin, wounds that open spontaneously, signs of gangrene, etc.). A device that enables precise diagnosis of changes on even very small vessels is Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF)
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Cerebral edema (toxic encephalopathy, traumatic edema, vasogenic edema)

Brain edema often develops as a part of many diseases of the central nervous system. Generalized edema is a process that vitally endangers patient due to increased intracranial pressure. Conventional treatment of brain edema and increased intracranial pressure includes the usage of steroids, osmotic diuretics, by induction of barbiturate coma and by drainage of brain chambers. HBOT lessens brain edema by lessening blood flow during vasoconstriction, with preservation of brain oxygenation,
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Subacute and chronic arterial insufficiency of different origin

Subacute and chronic arterial insufficiency is a term used to describe all conditions with narrowed or blocked parts of arteries that supply limbs with blood. Lower limbs are more often affected. The most common symptom is pain in the affected limb. When legs are concerned, pain appears in calves after a few tens of meters of walk (claudication), and disappears at rest. Pain at rest is a sign of a severely advanced disease and arterial narrowing. Besides surgical measures and drugs, HBOT plays
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Mb. Sudeck

Mb. Sudeck is also known as "the complex pain syndrome" affecting usually limbs, almost exclusively in the adults. Etiology and pathogenesis are poorly understood. Most often, the trigger is an injury or a surgery with prolonged immobilization. The symptoms are manifested in three degrees, from inflammation and pain in the affected limb during rest and exercise, edema and sweating, to first stiffness of joints with muscular deterioration, cold, bluish skin and x-rays findings of diffuse patchy
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Bell’s palsy

Bell's palsy or paralysis is also called idiopathic facial paralysis. This entity does not include facial paralyses of other origin, such as after trauma, tumor or after surgery. Its cause is unknown. It could occur due to microcirculatory disturbances that lead to edema of facial nerve within the bone canal the nerve goes through. As a consequence, that causes increased pressure affecting the nerve, insufficient blood supply and paresis. This palsy heals spontaneously in some 80% of all
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Sudden deafness and/or tinnitus

Sudden deafness is hearing damage that occurs suddenly within several hours or days. The cause of sudden hearing loss is most often difficult if not impossible to establish. It could happen after a viral infection, but also due to vascular changes, autoimmune disease or the cause could remain unrevealed. None of the existing theories has been univocally accepted. The damage most often occurs unilaterally, and is manifested as sudden hearing loss in one ear, feeling of fullness and blockage,
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Acute poisoning by carbon monoxide, cyanides, pesticides, nitrites and tetra-chloride

The most common source of CO poisoning are exhaust gases of automobile engines, heating systems, fumes from faulty chimneys and fumes from industrial sources. CO blocks transport, availability and utilization of oxygen in the body due to its extremely high affinity for hemoglobin, which is the principal carrier of oxygen to various tissues and organs. As a consequence, damage to the tissues occurs, mainly in the tissues with high oxygen demand, such as brain and heart. HBOT hastens
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Gas (air) embolism

Gas embolism is a condition caused by entry of air into arterial or venous circulation. It mainly occurs as a consequence of an invasive medical or surgical procedure. It is also possible in divers usually after rapid ascent (pulmonary barotrauma). Clinical symptoms are mainly neurological or cardiological and depend on patient's position, way of air entry and gas volume, bubble size and speed of entry of gas into circulation. Regardless of mechanism of onset, HBOT is always a treatment of
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