MSc. Dejan Andrić, MD

Medical director of the Polyclinic for hyperbaric and occupational medicine OXY

He is medical director of the Polyclinic for hyperbaric and occupational medicine OXY Pula, with branches in Zagreb, Crikvenica and Dubrovnik.

He graduated Medicine from the University of Belgrade. He completed the Specialization in Maritime Medicine at the Institute of Naval Medicine in Split in 1989. He graduated on Program in Clinical Pathophysiology, Department of Tourism, Marine and Tropical Medicine at the Medical Faculty in Rijeka.

He has over 30 years of experience in hyperbaric medicine in various hospitals and naval institutes in the country and is undertaking regular education in the field in order to expand his knowledge and professional skills.

He published more than 60 professional scientific papers and abstracts on HBOT topics.

Presentation title: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in clinical practice in Croatia and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

Abstract

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a scientifically based treatment that is performed by inhaling pure medical (100%) oxygen at a pressure of more than one bar. It is provided in specially designed devices – hyperbaric chambers.

While inhaling the hyperbaric oxygen, up to twenty times more oxygen dissolved in the blood is being produced and the lack of oxygen in the body, that is the cause or consequence of a large number of diseases, is being corrected.

The clinical application of HBOT in Croatia began in Split in 1970. In Croatia, we now have six two-department multiplace hyperbaric chambers and three single-department hyperbaric chambers. There are two two-department multiplace hyperbaric chambers in Primorje-Gorski Kotar county.

The development of HBOT should continue.