|Enhance COHb elimination from the body||Mass action: oxygen competes with CO for hemoglobin binding site|
|Enhance CO elimination from myoglobin and cytochrome oxidase||Mass action: oxygen competes with CO for iron / copper binding sites in tissue|
|Maintain oxygen delivery to tissue||Oxygen: 2.1% by volume per ATA is physically dissolved in plasma|
|Reduce cerebral edema and intracranial pressure||Vasoconstrictive effect of HBO|
|Decrease leukostasis||HBO inhibits B2 integrin function|
From: Piantadosi, C.A., 1999. Diagnosis and treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning. In: Respiratory Care Clinics of North America, Hyperbaric Medicine, Part II, 5 (2), pgs. 183-202.
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