Therapeutic effect of hyperbaric oxygen on inclusion body myositis

Max A. Pell, Poovendran Saththasivam, Peter L. Stephens, George Mychaskiw

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Abstract

An inflammatory myopathy, inclusion body myositis (IBM) presents with progressive muscle weakness against a background of elevated creatine kinase and diffuse endomysial damage. Typically occurring in patients greater than 50 years of age, it is commonly misdiagnosed as polymyositis or other rheumatological disease and is often ineffectively treated with steroids [1]. The approach to IBM is frequently a clinical challenge due to its unique and often aberrant response to common treatment modalities. Here we report an apparent improvement in the clinical course of and associated laboratory findings in a patient with co-existing IBM following the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an adjunct for managing ischemic colitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1111-1114
Number of pages4
JournalUndersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Volume39
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

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Inclusion Body Myositis
Therapeutic Uses
Oxygen
Ischemic Colitis
Polymyositis
Hyperbaric Oxygenation
Myositis
Muscle Weakness
Creatine Kinase
Diagnostic Errors
Steroids
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology (medical)
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Pell, M. A., Saththasivam, P., Stephens, P. L., & Mychaskiw, G. (2012). Therapeutic effect of hyperbaric oxygen on inclusion body myositis. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, 39(6), 1111-1114.
Pell, Max A. ; Saththasivam, Poovendran ; Stephens, Peter L. ; Mychaskiw, George. / Therapeutic effect of hyperbaric oxygen on inclusion body myositis. In: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. 2012 ; Vol. 39, No. 6. pp. 1111-1114.
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Pell, MA, Saththasivam, P, Stephens, PL & Mychaskiw, G 2012, 'Therapeutic effect of hyperbaric oxygen on inclusion body myositis', Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 1111-1114.

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In: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Vol. 39, No. 6, 01.11.2012, p. 1111-1114.

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Pell MA, Saththasivam P, Stephens PL, Mychaskiw G. Therapeutic effect of hyperbaric oxygen on inclusion body myositis. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. 2012 Nov 1;39(6):1111-1114.