The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The Memorial Hermann Center for Wound Healing
The Memorial Hermann Center for Wound Healing


CAROLINE FIFE, M.D.  
Caroline Fife, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology (Clinical N/T)

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston


Hermann Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine

Director of Clinical Research
Hermann Center for Environmental,
Aerospace and Industrial Medicine

 
   
   
Caroline Fife, M.D.

EDUCATION POSTGRADUATE TRAINING EXPERIENCE
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS LICENSURE
CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATIONS SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
EDITORIAL POSITIONS UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE AND REVIEW PANELS COMMITTEES AND PROGRAM DIRECTORSHIPS
GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMITTEES SPONSORSHIPS OF STUDENTS COMMUNITY SERVICE
HONORS AND AWARDS TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES
GRANT SUPPORT RESEARCH STUDIES PUBLICATIONS
CONTACT US    

EDUCATION
Undergraduate Education
1977 - 1982 BS, Medical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (entered medical school in 1980)
1977 Catalina Marine Science Center Research Diver/Technician
1977 - 1979 Chamber Technician/Research Assistant: Texas A&M University Hyperbaric Laboratory: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Experimental Use of Hydrogen/Oxygen Mixtures for Deep Diving
   
Graduate Education
1980 - 1984 MD, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, College Station, Texas (combined BS/MD program)
1980 Elective in Aerospace & Hyperbaric Medicine, Brooks Field School of Aerospace Medicine, USAF (7/2/80 - 7/16/80)
   
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
1984 - 1985 Internship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School/St. Paul's Hospital and Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas (6/1/84 - 5/31/85)
1985 - 1987 Residency: Family Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, St. Paul's Hospital/Parkland Memorial Hospital/Texas Children's Hospital, Dallas, Texas (6/1/85 - 5/31/87)
1986 - 1986 The Medicine of Diving Academic Course, Directed by Dr. Jefferson Davis (4/9/86 - 4/12/86)
1987 - 1987 National Oceanographic and Aerospace Administration/Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society: Physicians Hyperbaric Training Program, Key Biscayne, Florida (10/5/87 - 10/23/87)
1988 - 1990 Fellowship: Environmental & Hyperbaric Medicine, Duke University, F.G. Hall Hypo-Hyperbaric Center, Durham, NC (9/15/88 - 4/5/90)
1989 - 1989 Doppler Bubble Monitoring Tutorial for Kisman-Masurel Coding System, Defense and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM), Toronto, Canada (4/19/89 - 4/21/89)
1993 - 1993 Physiologic Training for KC 135 Flight, Johnson Space Center, NASA (3/9/93 - 3/10/93)
1994 Association of Diving Contractors Commercial Diving Training Seminar, “Introduction to Commercial Diving for Physicians?, Denver, Colorado (6/22/94)
1994 Advanced Tutorial, Doppler Detection of Cerebral Emboli, San Diego, California (2/15/94)
   
EXPERIENCE
1984 - 1985 Solo practice in Family Medicine, St. Paul's Family Medicine Clinic, Dallas, Texas (3,000 patient practice). (7/15/84 - 8/31/85)
1987 - 1989 Diving Medicine Physician, National Geographic/Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University, Excavation of the Kas wreck, Turkey. Responsible for 2,000 to 3,500 man/dives per season between 140 and 190 feet. The largest series of open water dives utilizing in water oxygen decompression. (7/15/87 - 9/1/87, 7/15/88 - 9/1/88, 7/15/89 - 9/1/89)
1988 - 1990 Clinical Instructor, Family Medicine, Duke University/Watts Family Medicine Program. (10/88 - 4/90)
1993 Terrestrial and Zero-G Advanced Life Support Pilot Study: ACLS Protocols for Space Station Freedom, NASA/JSC, KC 135 Weightlessness Exposures. (4/20/93)
 
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
1997-Present Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
1990 - 1997 Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
1991-Present Adjunct Assistant Dental Oncologist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Oncology, Division of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Department of Dental Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
1995-Present Special Member of Graduate Faculty of the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Galveston
1997–Present Adjunct Assistant Dental Oncologists, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Surgery, Department of Head and Neck Surgery
   
HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
2006-Present Director of Clinical Research, Hermann Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas
1990-2006 Director, Hermann Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas
1994-Present Director, Hermann Industrial Medicine, Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas
1996-Present Director, Center for Environmental, Aerospace and Industrial Medicine, Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas
1996–1998 Director, Hermann Hospital Enterostomal Therapy Nursing
   
LICENSURE
1985 Texas
CERTIFICATION
1988, 1994 Diplomate, American Academy of Family Practice
1998 1998 Board Certified, Hyperbaric Medicine
American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
1998 1998 Board Certified in Wound Management,
American Academy of Wound Management,
Status: Certified Wound Specialist (CWS)
2000 Subspecialty Board Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, American Board of Preventative Medicine
   
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society:
2000–Present Immediate Past President
1998-2000 President
1996-1998 President Elect
1991-1994 Executive Committee, Member at Large
1991-1996 Chairman: Workshop Committee
1993, 1995 Annual Meeting Program Chairman
1993-Present Member: Publications Committee
1994-Present Member: Multicenter Trials Committee
   
Other:
1987 - 1988 Special Consultant to Texas Medical Association Physician Health Committee (Developed published guidelines for managing physicians with cognitive impairment)
1994 – 1995 Crew Health Care System (CHeCS) Training Consultant Committee, Space Station Freedom Program, Krug Life Sciences, NASA
1996 – 1999
and
2002-Present
Divers’ Alert Network Medical Advisory Panel
March, 1998 (One of 5 physicians in the nation who are developing national guidelines for the treatment of divers’ decompression illness, available 24 hours a day for advice and review of difficult cases of decompression sickness)
1999 American Academy of Family Physicians – Active Teacher in Family Medicine
2000–Present National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Diving Medical Review Board. Five Year Renewable Term
2000–Present Grant Reviewer for John Sealy Memorial Endowment Fund for Biomedical Research
2000–Present Reviewer for Office of Naval Research (ONR)
2003 – 2006 Board of Directors of the American Academy of Wound Management. Term: October 16, 2003 through October, 2006
   
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
1984-Present Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society
1995-Present American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
1998-Present American Academy of Family Physicians (Diplomate)
1994-Present American Medical Association
1989-Present Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
1995-Present Aerospace Medical Association
1995-Present International Society of Lymphology
1990-Present Harris County Medical Society
1996-Present American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
   
EDITORIAL POSITIONS
  Editorial Board:
Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine
  Reviewer for:
    Journal of Applied Physiology
    Circulation
    Journal of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine
    Journal of Travel Medicine
    Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
   
UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES AND REVIEW PANELS
1996-Present Committee for Protection of Human Subjects, Alternate
1996-Present National Institute of Space Biomedical Sciences Consortium - (Proposal Reviewer)
1996-Present Member, Red Team Review Committee, National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NASA), UT-HHSC Consortium
1998–1999 “Front Desk” Operations Design Team of the Revenue Process Redesign and IDX Implementation (RPR-IDX) Project
2000-Present Customer Service Task Force for University Care Plus
 
HOSPITAL COMMITTEES AND PROGRAM DIRECTORSHIPS
Hermann Hospital
1994-1995 Smoking Cessation Committee
1995-1996 Skin Integrity Committee
1995-Present Enterostomal Therapy Nursing
1997–1998 Hermann Medical Staff Affairs Committee
1997–1999 Hermann Volunteer Board of Directors
   
Wound Center and Hyperbaric Medicine
1994-Present Diabetic Foot Clinic (initiated program)
1995-Present Lymphedema Center (initiated program: only one of its kind in Harris County
   
SERVICE ON GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMITTEES
1994-1995 University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Galveston
1995-1996 Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Audiology, Doctoral Committee
1997-Present University of Texas School of Public Health, Masters Thesis Committee
   
SPONSORSHIP OF STUDENT/ GRADUATE/POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH/FELLOWSHIPS
1994 - 1996 Tommy L. Love, DO (Fellowship in Hyperbaric Medicine)
1994-Present Georgeann Baron, Ph.D. (Post Doctoral Research)
1995 David Warmflash (University of Tel Aviv, Sackler School of Medicine, Israel)
1995 Capt. John Allen (Doctoral Project in Audiology)
1995-1996 Cem Buyucakir, M.D. (NATO Research Fellow, Turkish Armed Forces Medical Corps)
1995-1996 Joseph Dervay, M.D. (University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, Space Medicine Fellow)
1995-1996 Bernd Schumacher, M.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine)
1996-1997 Elena Capsuto (University of Texas School of Public Health, Biometry, Masters Student)
1996 Lubor Jarolimek, M.D. (Orthopedic Resident, University of Texas - Houston Medical School)
1996 Brooke Parish, student research (Medical Student, University of Tennessee)
1997 Sean Parks (University of Texas School of Public Health, Biometry, Masters Student
1997 Moshe Kulikovsky, M.D. (Eilat, Israel, Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship)
1998 1998 Joseph P. Dervey, M.D. (University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, Master of Medical Science
1998 Fecundo Caride, DDS (University of Texas Dental Branch, Masters, “Histomorphometric Evaluation of the Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Wound Healing Following Guided Bone Regeneration: An Experimental Study in Rats”
1998 Joseph P. Dervay, M.D., M.M.S., FACEP, NASA Flight Surgeon, fellowship- clinical experience in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Management
1998 Jamie Aristizabal, MD (Mexico City, Mexico): Fellowship, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
2000 Erik Maus, MD (Mexico City, Mexico): Fellowship, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
2002 Gerald Schmidt, MD (Costa Rica): Fellowship, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
2003 Jeffrey Ramos, MD (Mindinau, Phillipines): Fellowship, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
2004 Odette Valderrama, MD (Mindinau, Phillipines): Fellowship, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
2003 Mary Pat Rapp, RN: Doctoral candidate in nursing
   
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
  Bi-Annual Diving Safety/Medicine Courses for Area Scuba Divers
  Guest Lecturer on Diving Safety to Area Dive Clubs
  Yearly Lay Presentations on Radio and TV on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  National YMCA Scuba Program Participant
 
HONORS AND AWARDS
1993 Listed in Who’s Who in Diving (issued for the 25th Anniversary of SCUBA Diving)
1994 Alpha Omega Alpha
1996 Arnie Zetterstrom Medal Presented to Scientists who advanced the frontier in the use of hydrogen oxygen mixtures for deep diving and possesses the character traits of intelligence, curiosity, and dedication exemplified by Arnie Zetterstrom
1996 President Elect, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
1998 - 2000 President, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
1999 AMLI Dia Soren Award for best abstract submitted by an MD
2000 Woman Divers Hall of Fame Inaugural Member
2004 Jefferson C. Davis Clinical Excellence Award, Gulf Coast Chapter, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
   
CURRENT TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES
  Regular Subspecialty Grand Rounds
  Monthly Lectures - Medical Students in Anesthesia/Surgery Rotations
  Lectures to Residents - as scheduled
  Supervision of Residents on Hyperbaric Medicine Elective
   
CME PROGRAMS
1991 Doppler Monitoring For Scientists
  (Only course of its kind in the world - attracted scientists from Norway and Germany)
Co-Director with Dr. Bruce Butler
Sponsor: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
1992 Strategies for the Stubborn Wound: The Diabetic Foot and Other Non-Healing Wounds
Program Director
Sponsors: The University of Texas - Houston Medical School and Hermann Center for Wound Healing
1993 Advances in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Program Director
Sponsor: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
1994 Newly Discovered Mechanisms of Action of Hyperbaric Oxygen
Program Director
Sponsor: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
1998 The Role of Oxygen in Wound Healing
CME Presenter
UT-Houston Medical School/Memorial Hospital Southeast Continuing Medical Education Initiative
Sponsor: UT-Houston Medical School and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
 
SELECTED INVITED PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES
Mar. 15, 1990 Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Physiology, “Diving Physiology”.
Nov. 1990 Grand Rounds, Pediatrics Department, UTHSC, Houston, Texas “CO Poisoning”.
Feb. 1991 Grand Rounds, Department of Neurology, UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “Pathogenesis and Treatment of Decompression Sickness”.
Mar. 18, 1991 American Academy of Underwater Sciences Repetitive Diving Workshop, “A Database of Multiday, Repetitive Deep Air Diving with In Water Decompression”, Duke University, Durham, NC.
Mar. 24, 1991 National Conference on Underwater Education, New York, NY, “Women and Diving”.
June, 1991 Grand Rounds, Gynecology and Obstetrics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, “Hyperbaric Oxygen in Soft Tissue Radionecrosis”.
Oct. 25, 1991 Update in Pulmonary Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”.
Nov. 21, 1991 Burns in Children Seminar, Department of Pediatrics & Surgery, UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “Hyperbaric Oxygen and Burns”.
Jan. 13, 1992 Workshop on Enriched Air Technology, Houston, Texas, “Physiology of Enriched Air Diving”.
Feb. 6, 1992 Enterostomal Nursing Students, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”.
Feb. 18, 1992 Life Flight Symposium, Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas,
“ Healing Through Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”.
Mar. 1992 Dental Oncology Maxillofacial Prosthetics Symposium, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
Mar. 15, 1992 American Women’s Association Medical Student Chapter, “Hyperbaric Medicine”, Houston, Texas
April 15, 1992 19th Annual Diving Medicine CME Course, Divers? Alert Network- Duke University, “Diving Medicine for Physicians”, ”Aseptic Bone Necrosis”, “Women and Diving” and “Pathophysiology and Treatment of Decompression Sickness and Arterial Gas Embolism”, North Carolina.
Apr. 24-27, 1992 Course Director, UHMS Workshop on “Doppler Detection of Venous Gas Emboli”, Annual UHMS Meeting.
July 13, 1992 Weekly Pulmonary Conference, UTH”SC, Houston, Texas, “Hyperbaric Oxygen in the Treatment of CO Poisoning”.
Nov. 4, 1992 Emergency Medicine Residents, UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “CO Poisoning”.
Oct. 30, 1992 Emergency Medicine Resident Lecture, UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning”.
May, 1993 Women’s Fund for HER, Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, “Wound Healing”.
June 5-6, 1993 Sea Space 1993. “Patent Foramen Ovale and Decompression Sickness: Can What You Don?t Know Hurt You?”
June 9, 1993 National Headache Foundation & Park Plaza Hospital Headache Symposium, Wyndham Warwick, Houston, Texas.
July 2, 1993 Emergency Medicine Resident Lecture, UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning”.
Sept. 20, 1993 The Women’s Fund for HER, Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, “The Hermann Center for Wound Healing”.
Oct. 6, 1993 Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning”.
Oct. 15, 1993 Pulmonary Conference, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. Texas, “Hyperbaric Medicine” and “The Pulmonary Patient: Diagnosis & Management”.
Nov. 16, 1993 Occupational Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning”.
Dec. 16, 1993 Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds, St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, Texas, “The Uses of Hyperbaric Medicine”.
Jan. 1994 Institute of Applied Physiology and Medicine Internal Symposium on Cerebral Hemodynamics. Moderator of session: “Environmental Physiology”.
Jan. 12, 1994 Winter Symposium on Baromedicine, Breckenridge, Colorado, “Management of Venous Stasis Ulcers”.
Jan. 20, 1994 Oncology/Maxillofacial Prosthetic Symposium, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, “Hyperbaric Oxygen in Osteoradionecrosis”.
Feb. 4, 1994 Oncology/Maxillofacial Symposium, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, “The Uses of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Management of the Radiation Therapy Patient”.
Mar. 8, 1994 Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds, UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “Advances in the Management of Problem Wounds”.
Mar. 16, 1994 Dental Oncology Maxillofacial Prosthetic Symposium, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
April 13, 1994 Enterostomal Therapy Nurses Training Program, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, “Hyperbaric Oxygen in Wound Healing”.
Apr. 21-23, 1994 Clinical Management Problem Wounds Symposium III, San Antonio, Texas, “Advances in the Management of Problem Wounds”.
May 4, 1994 Annual Sea Space Symposium, Marriott Medical Center, Houston, Texas, “Women and Diving”.
June, 1994 Women’s Fund for HER Symposium, Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, “Hyperbaric Medicine”.
Aug. 16, 1994 Quarterly Meeting of the Texas Chemical Council Environmental Health Committee, “HBO for CO Poisoning”.
Aug., 1994 Enterostomal Therapy Grand Rounds, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Sept. 7, 1994 Invited Lecture, Istanbul, Turkey. “A Database of In Water Oxygen Decompression for Deep Air Dives in Nautical Archaeology”
Oct. 1-8, 1994 25th Divers’ Alert Meeting, Diving Accident and Hyperbaric Medicine Course, British Virgin Islands. “Diving Medicine”.
Nov. 9, 1994 Exxon Club SCUBA Divers. Presentation on Nautical Archaeology and Physiologic Challenges in Diving.
Nov. 12, 1994 National YMCA Scuba Program Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, “The Importance of Patent Foramen Ovale in the Development of Decompression Sickness” and “Patent Foramen Ovale: Can what you don’t know hurt you?”
Dec. 6, 1994 Pediatric Grand Rounds, UTHSC, Houston, Texas (Videotaped and broadcast live to 19 area hospitals), “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, the Silent Killer”
Dec. 14, 1994 Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “Evaluation and Management of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Emergency Department”.
 
Jan. 27, 1995 Enterostomal Therapy Nurses Training Program, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. “The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Wound Healing”.
Mar. 17, 1995 The American Cancer Society Symposium, Cancer Care, Looking to the Year 2000, “Wound Healing Technology: Past, Present and Future”.
Mar. 21, 1995 Dental Oncology, Maxillofacial Grand Rounds at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, “The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen in the Management of the Radiation Therapy Patient”.
Mar. 23, 1995 High Risk Pregnancy, a Team Approach Symposium in Key Largo, FL, “Diving Physiology and the Effects of Diving on the Pregnant Female”.
May 9, 1995 Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, University of Texas – Houston, Houston, Texas. “Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine”.
June 6, 1995 The 1995 Hermann Life Flight Emergency Care Symposium at the Sheraton Astrodome Hotel, Houston, Texas, “The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide Poisoning”.
Oct. 10, 1995 Surgery Grand Rounds UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “Hyperbaric Oxygen: Uses and Applications”.
Oct. 20, 1995 Faculty of Clinical Management of Problem Wound Symposium IV, San Antonio, Texas, “The Management of Venous Stasis Ulcers” and “The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Wound Healing”.
Jan. 3, 1996 Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Research Conference Series, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, “Clinical Management of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning”.
March 6, 1996 Wound Care Seminar for Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Therapy, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont, Texas, “Venous Stasis Ulcers”.
April 8, 1996 Dental Oncology Training Program, Section of Oncologic Dentistry, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, “Hyperbaric Oxygen in Osteoradionecrosis of the Mandible”.
April 9, 1996 Tarrant County Medical Society, Ft. Worth, Texas, “Physiologic Challenges of Diving”.
May 17, 1996 Neurology Grand Rounds, UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “Case Studies in Decompression Sickness”.
May 22, 1996 Family Medicine Grand Rounds, UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “New Concepts in Wound Medicine”.
July 1, 1996 General Surgery Rotation for Medical Students, UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “Wound Healing and HBO”.
Sept. 28, 1996 “Expanded Horizons in Wound Care Technology”, Clinical Management of Problem Wounds, Symposium V, San Antonio, Texas.
Oct. 11-12, 1996 “Oxygen in Wound Healing”, New Modalities in Wound Healing,? Hyperbaric Medicine CME Course, Norwalk Hospital, CT.
Oct. 14, 1996 “Case Histories in the Treatment of Chronic Lymphedema and Venous Stasis Ulcers,” Second Annual Wound Management Workshop, South Shore Harbor, Houston, Texas, Symposium on Advanced Wound Care.
Oct. 30, 1996 “Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning,” Emergency Medicine Resident Lecture, University of Texas – Houston, Houston, Texas.
Nov. 20, 1996 Resident lecture in Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, UTHSC, Houston, Texas, “The clinical management of venous stasis ulcers”.
Jan. 6, 1997 “The Role of Oxygen in Wound Healing”, Fourth Year Medical Student Lecture, UT-H Medical School, Houston, Texas.
Feb. 6, 1997 “Hyperbaric Oxygen Applications in ENT”, Otolaryngology Lecture Series, UT-H Department of Otolaryngology. Houston, Texas.
Feb. 24, 1997 “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”, Dental Oncology Division, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
Mar. 3, 1997 “The Role of Oxygen in Wound Healing”, Fourth Year Medical Student Lecture, UT-H Medical School, Houston, Texas.
Mar. 17, 1997 “Hyperbaric Oxygen and Osteoradionecrosis,” 9th session of the Oncologic Dentistry and Maxillofacial Symposium, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
Sept. 5-6,1997 Clinical Management of Problem Wounds Symposium VI, San Antonio, Texas
Oct. 27, 1997 “Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care”, General Surgery Rotation for Medical Students, University of Texas – Houston, Houston, Texas
Jan. 6, 1997 “The Role of Oxygen in Wound Healing,” Fourth Year Medical Student Lecture, University of Texas – Houston, Texas.
Feb. 6, 1997 “Head and Neck Application of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment,” Otolaryngology Lecture Series, UT-H Medical School, Houston, Texas.
Feb. 24, 1997 “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Soft Tissue Radionecrosis,” Dental Oncology Core Lecture Series, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
Mar. 17-19, 1997 Lecture at scientific conference, The Oncologic Dentistry & Maxillofacial Symposium, 9th Session, Head and Neck Program, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
Apr. 12-16, 1997 “Edema control in chronic intractable lymphedema”, Symposium on Advanced Wound Care & Medical Research Forum on Wound Repair, University of Miami, New Orleans, LA.
May 5, 1997 “The Role of Oxygen in Wound Healing,” Fourth Year Medical Student Lecture, UT-H Medical School, Houston, Texas.
June 3, 1997 “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning,” lecture for the U.T. Occupational Medicine Residents, UT-Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas.
July 31, 1997 “Expanded Horizons in Wound Management,” Lecture for the Houston Podiatry Residency, Houston, Texas.
Sept. 22, 1997 “Strategies for the Stubborn Wound: When Should Patients be Referred to a Wound Center?” Case Managers mini course, Marriott Hotel, Houston, Texas.
Oct. 1997 “Rational Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Diabetic Feet”. Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas – Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas.
 
Jan. 7, 1998 “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning”, Lecture for Emergency Medicine residents, Univ. of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas.
Jan. 11, 1998 “In-Water Oxygen Decompression for Deep Air Diving: Excavating the World’s Oldest Shipwreck” Clinical Winter Symposium on Baromedicine and Wound Healing, Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado.
Jan. 12, 1998 “Predicting Outcome in Diabetics with Lower Extremity Wounds” Clinical Winter Symposium on Baromedicine and Wound Healing, Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado.
Jan. 16, 1998 “The Rational Use of Wound Centers”. Wound Healing Symposium, East Texas Medical Center (ETMC), Tyler, Texas.
Feb. 2, 1998 “Strategies for Stubborn Wound”, 1998 UCP Physician Outreach Lecture, Anthem HMO, Houston, Texas.
Feb. 10, 1998 “Strategies for Stubborn Wound”, 1998 UCP Physician Outreach Lecture, United Health Care, Houston, Texas.
Feb. 19, 1998 “The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Diabetic Wounds”, Grand Rounds, UT-Houston Medical School, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Houston, Texas.
Feb. 23-26,1998 “HBO Therapy”, Intermountain Thoracic Society, Medical Section of the American Lung Association of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mar. 13, 1998 “Lymphedema in a Chamber Attendant Resulting from Decompression Sickness”, 1998 Annual Scientific Meeting, Gulf Coast Chapter of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
Mar. 13, 1998 “Visual Acuity Changes in Patients Undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”, 1998 Annual Scientific Meeting, Gulf Coast Chapter of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
Mar. 17-21, 1998 “Hyperbaric Medicine in the USA” and “The role of oxygen in wound healing and prediction of outcome in diabetics undergoing HBOT”, Israel Society for Hyperbaric Medicine and Physiology, and Diving, Wlisha Hospital, Haifa, Israel.
Mar. 30, 1998 “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”, M.D. Anderson cancer Center, Section of Oncologic Dentistry and Prosthodonics, Houston, Texas.
April 1, 1998 “Strategies for Stubborn Wound”, 1998 UCP Physician Outreach Lecture, CIGNA HMO, Houston, Texas.
April 15, 1998 “Prebreathe Workshop”, Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Center for Advanced Space Studies, Division of Space Life Sciences, Houston, Texas.
April 18-22, 1998 “The Squeeze is on: How, when and Why?” The 1998 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care & Medical Research Forum on Wound Repair, Fountainebleau Hilton Resort and Towers, Miami Beach, Florida.
April 28, 1998 “Management of Venous Stasis Ulcers”. Lecture Dermatology residents, University of Texas – Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas.
May 6, 1998 “Strategies for Stubborn Wound”, 1998 UCP Physician Outreach Lecture, NYLCARE HMO, Houston, Texas.
May 13, 1998 “Venous Stasis Ulcer”. Lecture, Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, Hermann/LBJ Residency Program, University of Texas – Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas.
May 17, 1998 “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”, Aerospace Medical Association, 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle, Washington.
May 26, 1998 “A New Recombinant Platelet – Derived Growth Factor”, Special Dinner presented by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical a division of Johnson & Johnson, Tony’s Ballroom, Houston, Texas.
June 17-20, 1998 Lecture, The Wound Healing Society, 8th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.
June 20, 1998 “Therapy of cluster headache with hyperbaric oxygen”, Interdisciplinary Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 1998, University of Gottingen, Germany.
July 13, 1998 “Strategies for Stubborn Wound”, 1998 UCP Physician Outreach Lecture, Oncology Associates, Houston, Texas.
Sept. 1, 1998 “Advances in Wound Management”, Conference on Wound Care, UT-Houston Medical School, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Houston, Texas.
Sept. 30, 1998 “Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: New Approaches”,
THINC Education Program, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, The Mill Rose, Barrington, Illinois.
Nov. 11, 1998 “The Role of Oxygen in Wound Healing, Southeast Memorial Hospital Grand Rounds. Continuing Medical Education Series, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas.
Jan. 5, 1999 Surgery Lecture Series, Department of Surgery, UT-Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas
Jan. 20, 1999 “The Rold of Oxygen in Wound Healing”, UT-Houston Medical School/Memorial Hospital Southeast Continuing Medical Education (CME) initiative, Houston, Texas
Feb.1999 “Excavating the World’s Oldest Shipwreck-O2 Decompression”, Women and Diving”, “Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer”, “PFO: Can What you Don’t Know Hurt You?”, Pathophysiology of Neurologic Decompression Illness” and “Definitive Treatment of DCS”. Medical Seminars, Inc. Bonaire Symposium. Bonaire.
Feb. 25, 1999 “HBO2 Therapy”. Intermountain Thoracic Society – Annual Winter Conference on Chest Disease, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mar. 3, 1999 “HBOT and Delayed Radiation Injury”, Methodist Hospital Grand Rounds, Scott Department of Urology, Houston, Texas.
Apr.16-17, 1999 “Update on Foot & Ankle - Advances in Wound Management:” 35th Annual St. Lukes Orthopedic Symposium, The Houstonian, Houston, Texas.
April 26, 1999 Lecture, PVD Seminar, Hermann Heart Center, Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas
May 13, 1999 “Hyperbaric Medicine: Current Indications”, Citizens Medical Center, CME activity, Victoria, Texas.
Aug. 12-13, 1999 "New Strategies for Pressure Ulcer Management”, 7th Annual Education Conference, Navigating into the Millennium, Case Management Society of America, Adams Mark Hotel, Houston, Texas.
Aug. 20, 1999 “The Problem Wound: Recent Advances, growth factors, Tissue substitutes, Vacuum Assisted Closure and Hyperbaric Oxygen”, Alfred and Vaucluse Hospital Hyperbarics Unit, Melborne, Australia.
Aug. 22, 1999 “Role of O2 in Wound Healing”, “Outcome of Hyperbaric Patients”, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Aug. 25, 1999 “New Advances in Wound Management”, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Hyperbaric Unit, Adelaide, Australia.
Aug. 26, 1999 “Predicting Outcome in Diabetics Undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Non-Healing Lower Extremity Wounds: A Retrospective, Multi center Data Analysis of 1006 Patients”, HTNA Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
Aug. 27, 1999 “Ethical Dilemmas in Hyperbaric Medicine”, HTNA Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
Aug. 28, 1999 “Gender and Diving. (Special Considerations for Men Divers)” and “Oxygen Decompression From Deep Sea to Outer Space”, HTNA Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
Aug. 30, 1999 “Women in Diving/Should Men Dive?”, Royal Darwin Hospital Hyperbaric Unit, Hyperbaric Seminar (Hospital Staff and Diving community), Darwin, Australia.
Aug. 31, 1999 “Hyperbaric Oxygen and Other Advances (Vac dressing, apligraf) in Diabetic and Ischaemic Feet”, Royal Darwin Hospital, High Risk Foot Clinic and Grand Rounds, all Hospital Staff/Menzies School of Health Research and “Patient Selection for HBO”, Royal Darwin Hospital, Hyperbaric Staff Inservice, Darwin, Australia.
Sept. 1999 “Predicting Outcomes with TCOM’s”, 1999 Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitor & Evaluation Workshop, Elsinor Medical Consultants International ATMO, San Antonio, Texas
Oct. 1999 “Advances in Wound Care Technology”, “Management of Venous Ulcers” and “Lymphedema Bandaging Lecture & Demonstration”, 1999 Clinical Management of Problem Wounds Symposium VIII, San Antonio, Texas
Oct. 22, 1999 “Outcome Prediction with Transcutaneous Oxygen Testing: Results of a Large Retrospective Study”, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Gulf Coast Chapter.
 
April 27, 2000 “Managing Lymphedema”, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Cancer Center, The Woodlands, Texas
April, 2002 “The Rationale for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment in Problem Wounds”. 2002 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care & Medical Research Forum on Wound Repair. Baltimore, Maryland.
Oct. 2002 “Diving Medicine”, Travel and Tropical Medicine Course, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
2002 “Patient Safety: Prevention and Treatment of Complications in Hyperbaric Medicine” Fifty-second Workshop of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society.
Feb. 2003 “Problem Wounds”. Wound Healing Symposium, San Antonio, Texas
Feb. 2003 7 Lectures on Diving Medicine Topics, The Medicine of Diving, Bonaire
March, 2003 “Biochemistry of Wound Healing”, Wound Care Course, Dallas, Texas
April, 2003 “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”, Grand Rounds Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital, Houston, Texas
May, 2003 Aero Space Medical Society Meeting, Co-Chair of Sessions and Presentations.
May, 2003 Society for the Advancement of Wound Healing, Co-Chair on Session Re: Lymphedema and Wound Healing
June, 2003 Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society Meeting, Quebec, Canada, 4 Abstracts
June, 2003 “Lymphedema Management”, Bryan Texas Community Education
August 2003 “VAC and Hyperbaric Oxygen”, Gulf Coast UHMS, Houston, Texas
Sept. 2003 Post Mastectomy Lymphedema, Tomball, Texas Community Education
Oct. 2003 “The Pathophysiology of Lymphedema” 7th Annual Wound Care Congress, Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
Oct. 2003 “Biochemistry of Wound Healing’, “Unusual Leg Ulcers Adjunctive Therapies”, The Wound Course, San Antonio, Texas
Feb. 2004 “HBOT & Critical Care”, Hermann Hospital, Surgery Department, Houston, Texas
Mar. 2004 “Lymphedema, the Hidden Epidemic”, Museum of Health and Science, Houston, Texas
Mar. 2004 “HBOT, Physiological Rationale & Current Indications”, Baylor Hospital, Neurology Department, Dallas, Texas
April, 2004 “The Use of the VAC in Threatening Lower Extremity Wounds”, Midwest Podiatry Conference, Chicago, IL
April, 2004 Course: Advanced HBOT, Palmetto Health, Richland Medical Center, Columbia, S.C. “Is there an ideal Treatment Pressure?”
Apr. 23-25,2004 2nd nd Annual Texas Bandster Bash and Wellness Conference (TBBWC), Galveston, Texas, “What is Lymphedema”
Apr. 27, 2004 “Does it matter what you put on a wound?”, University of Texas-Houston, Dermatology Department Lecture on dressings.
May 3, 2004 “Oxygen and its role in Wound Healing”., Society for Advancement of Wound Care, Orlando, FL
June 2, 2004 “Women in Diving”, Seaspace 2004, Houston, Texas
June 17, 2004 “Decompression Sickness Pathophysiology” and “Treatment of DCS”, Praxis HBOT Training Course
June 24, 2004 “HBOT Patient Selection”, “Unusual Leg Ulcers”, “Biochemistry of Wound Healing” and “Use of the VAC in Wounds”, San Antonio Hyperbaric Team Training, San Antonio, Texas
Sept. 12, 2004 “The VAC & HBOT in Limb Threatening Lower Extremity Wound”, Wound Care Congress, New Orleans, LA
Sept. 16, 2004 “HBOT Patient Selection”, “Unusual Leg Ulcers”, “Biochemistry of Wound Healing” and “Use of the VAC in Wounds”, San Antonio Hyperbaric Team Training, San Antonio, Texas
Sept. 17, 2004 “Decompression Sickness Pathophysiology” and “Treatment of DCS”, Praxis HBOT Training Course.
 
GRANT SUPPORT
Current Grant Support
PI: Chrysalis Biotechnology. “Accelerating the Healing of Chronic Diabetic Ulcers: A Pilot Phase II Efficacy Trial Protocol to Evaluate the Effects of the Synthetic Thrombin Peptide Chrysalin,” Fife CE, Orlander P, McGarvy W, Lepow G. September 1999- September 2000.
PI: Novartis. Lower Extremity Ulcer Observational Database Protocol, Fife CE, August 1999- present.
PI: NASA - Johnson Space Center, “Exercise During Prebreathe: Reduction of the Oxygen Prebreathe Time,” Fife, CE, Butler B, Powell, M, Robinson R. April 1997- Present.
   
Past Grant Support
PI: NASA - Johnson Space Center. “Effective Lifetime of Gas Micronuclei in Hypobaric Decompression” Fife CE, Dervay J, Powell M, Butler B, Chen P, May 1996 - 1998.
PI: Organogenesis. “A Multi-Center Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Graftskin for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers,” Fife CE, Orlander P, McGarvy W. April 1997 -1999.
PI: Bedfont Scientific Ltd. “The Relationship Between Exhaled Alveolar CO And Blood Carboxyhemoglobin, A Field Trial,” Fife, CE, Persse D, Wilhelm G, Koch S. March 1997 – 1998.
Co-PI: Ortec International. “A Randomized Feasibility Study to Determine the Appropriate Number and Schedule of Applications of a Collagen Matrix Containing Allograft Cells for the Treatment of Venous Ulcers”. Herbert A and Fife C, May, 1999 – Dec, 1999.
Co-PI: NASA - Johnson Space Center, “Lifetimes of In vivo gas Bubble Micronuclei,” Butler B, Fife C, Powell M, Robinson R, April 1997- 1999.
PI: National Headache Foundation. "Transcranial Doppler Evaluation of the Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Vascular Headache", Fife CE, Meyer JS, and Hanson S, 1992 - 1994.
PI: Progressive Medical Equipment. “Efficacy of Gradient Calibrated Sequential Compression Pump Therapy for Venous Stasis Ulcers”, Fife CE and Barron G, 1995-1997.
Co-PI: CBristol Meyers/Squibb. “Multicenter, Double-Blind, Parallel Group Efficacy and Safety Comparison of Ifetroban and Placebo in Patients with Venous Leg Ulcers”, Hebert A and Fife CE, June, 1995 - June, 1996.
PI: Alpha Therapeutic Corporation. “A Double-Blind Randomized, Parallel Group Placebo Controlled, Dose Response Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Lipo PGE1 Therapy in Patients with Ischemic Ulcers Due to Peripheral Vascular Disease”, Fife CE, Hebert A, Orlander P, Smalling R, Bradbury W, and Lyssy K. April , 1995 - April, 1996. (Study terminated by Alpha after preliminary data analysis)
Co-PI: R.W. Johnson Pharmaceuticals. "A Randomized Blinded Placebo Controlled Trial of E. coli Derived PDGF in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcerations", Hebert A and Fife CE, 1993-1994.
Co-PI: Amgen/Pharmaco. "A Randomized, Blinded, Placebo Controlled Study of Platelet Derived Growth Factors in the Treatment of Venous Stasis Ulcerations", Fife CE, Hebert A and Ericsson C, 1993-1994.
PI: CIBA Pharmaceuticals. “A Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel Group, Placebo-Controlled, Multiple-Dose, Multi-Center Trial to Assess the Efficacy, Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of CGP 46614 in Patients with Chronic Pressure Ulcers Using Daily Topical Application for 16 Weeks with 3-Month Follow-Up Period, Protocol 007,” Fife CE, Brandt K, January 1997 - Present. (Study withdrawn).
PI: National Headache Foundation. "Hyperbaric Oxygen for Migraine Headache, A Randomized, Blinded Trial". Fife CE and Meyer JS, 1991 - 1993.
Co-PI: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, "Improving the Efficiency of No-stop Repetitive Nitrox Diving with Surface Interval Oxygen". Vann RD, Fife CE and Piantadosi CA, 1990.
PI: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Grant #GTP226,: "Doppler Surveillance of Compressed Air Multi-day Diving". Fife CE, Vann RD, Mebane GY and Dunford RD, 1989.
Co-PI: North Carolina State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Social Science Research and Computing Labs: "Construction of a Database of Compressed Air SCUBA Diving Between 140 and 180 fsw". Pollard GW, Mebane GY, Vann RD and Fife CE, 1989.
   
CURRENT CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES
  “Validation of a Mathmatical Model to Predict Outcome of Nonhealing Diabetic Wounds Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy” Continuation of CPHS # HSC-MS-96-031 PI: Caroline Fife, M.D., et al.
  “Transcutaneous Oximetry at 2.0 vs 2.4 ATA,” CPHS Administrative Approval, PI: Caroline Fife, M.D., Gordon Otto,Ph.D.
  Endovasc: A Phase II, Single Center, Non-Placebo Controlled Treatment IND Study of Open Label, Liposomal Prostaglandin E1(Lipoprostin) as Adjunct Therapy with Percutaneous Transluminal Limb Angioplasty in Patients with Ischemi and Non-Ischemic Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (PAOD). Co-PI Caroline Fife, M.D., et al.
   
 
COMPLETED CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES
  “The Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Cytokine Populations in Wounds” CPHS # HSC-MS-96-067. CO-PI: Caroline Fife, M.D., Georgeann Baron, Ph.D., Gailen Marshall, M.D., Ph.D. and Tom Sutton, PA.
  “A Multicenter Analysis of Patient Characteristics, Treatment, Duration and Outcome of Nonhealing Diabetic Wounds Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy” CPHS # HSC-MS-96-031 PI: Caroline Fife, M.D., et al.
  “Outcome and Cost Analysis of Venous Stasis Ulcerations utilizing Compression Bandaging,” CPHS Administrative Approval. PI: Caroline Fife, M.D., Sean Parks, U.T. School of Public Health.
  “Carbon Monoxide Exposure during Laproscopic Surgery,” CPHS Administrative Approval, PI: Caroline Fife, M.D. and Ron Robinson, M.D., Co-investigator S. Dother.
  “Maternal and Fetal Effects of Simulated Airplane Travel” CPHS # HSC-MS-95-101 Co-PI: Caroline Fife, M.D., and Bernd Shumaker.
  “Evaluation of Ocular Side Effects in Patients Undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy” CPHS # HSC-MS-91-071 CO-PI: Caroline Fife, M.D., et al.
  “An Open Label Comparative Study of Hydrocolloid Gel Versus Carrington TM Gel Wound Dressing in the Management of Sloughy Pressure Ulcers” CPHS # HSC-MS-93-100. Co-PI: Adelaide Hebert, M.D. and Caroline Fife, M.D.
  “Incidence of Pressure Sores in Intensive Care” CPHS - Administrative Approval. CO-PI: Caroline Fife, M.D., Elena Capsuto, Karen Lyssy, R.N., Kathy Murphy, R.N. and Catherine Short, R.N.
  “Transcutaneous Doppler Surveillance of Simulated Compressed Air Dive” CPHS # HSC-MS-92-045 CO-PI: Caroline E. Fife, M.D. and Bruce Butler, Ph.D.
  “Pilot Study: The Incidence of Occult Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Emergency Room Patients” CPHS - Administrative Approval. CO-PI: Caroline E. Fife, M.D., David Olson, M.D. and Arlo Weltge, M.D.
  “Prevalence of Patent Foramen Ovale in Experienced SCUBA Divers” CPHS # HSC-MS-91-059 CO-PI: George Schroth, M.D., Francis Thandroyen M.D., Ph.D. and Caroline Fife, M.D.
  “A Pilot Study of Hyperbaric Oxygen in the Treatment of Pelvic Radiation Toxicity” CPHS # HSC-MS-91-032. CO-PI: Charles Levenback, M.D. and Caroline E. Fife, M.D.
“ The Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) on Vascular Headache Relief: Randomized Blinded Trial” CPHS # HSC-MS-90-093. Co-PI: Fife CE and Meyer JS.
 
PUBLICATIONS
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1. Fife CE, Gray L, Salee S, Piantadosi CA: The Prognostic Value of Brain CT Following HBO in Severely Poisoned CO Patients. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting, June 6 - 11. Undersea Biomed. Res, 16(S):19, 1989.
2. Fife CE, Vann RD, Mebane GY and Dunford RD: Doppler Surveillance of Open-Water Multi-Day Repetitive Diving. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1990 Joint Meeting on Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, August 11-18. Undersea Biomed Res. 17(S):135-136, 1990.
3. Fife CE, Zhang J, Vann RD, Currie MS, Moon RE and Piantadosi CA: Decompression Stress After Repetitive Deep Air Dives: Use of Doppler Monitoring and Complement Activation. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1990 Joint Meeting on Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, August 11-18. Undersea Biomed Res. 17(S):104-105,1990.
4. Fife CE, Pollard GW, Mebane GY, Vann RD and Boso AE: A Database of Open-Water, Compressed Air, Multi-Day Repetitive Dives to Depths of 100-190 FSW. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1991, Annual Scientific Meeting, June 19-23. Undersea Biomed Res. 18(S):51, 1991.
5. Butler BD and Fife C: Decompression Bubbles and Doppler: Enhancement of Bubble Grade Analysis with Digitized Signals. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1991, Annual Scientific Meeting, June 19-23. Undersea Biomed Res. 18(S):65, 1991.
6. Fife CE, Meyer JS, Berry JM, Sutton TE: Hyperbaric Oxygen and Acute Migraine Pain: Preliminary Results of a Randomized, Blinded Trial. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1992, Annual Scientific Meeting, June 23-27. Undersea Biomed Res. 19(S)178:106-107, 1992.
7. Pollard GW, Vann RD, Marsh PL and Fife C: The Effects of Ascent Rate and Post-Dive Exercise on the Development of Decompression Sickness in Rats. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1992, Annual Scientific Meeting, June 23-27. Undersea Biomed Res. 19(S)36:34-35,1992.
8. Sutton T, Swaby G, Benavidez E, Berry J and Fife C: Alternative Breathing Gas Delivery System for Tracheostomy Patients in the Multiplace Hyperbaric Chamber. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1992, Annual Scientific Meeting, June 23-27. Undersea Biomed Res. 19(S)88:61-62,1992.
9. Vann RD, Fawcett TA, Currie MS, Fife CE, Zhang J and Piantadosi CA: No-Stop Repetitive N2/O2 Diving with Surface Interval O2 (SIO2): Phase I. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1992, Annual Scientific Meeting, June 23-27. Undersea Biomed Res. 19(S)125:79-80,1992.
10. Baron B, Tran H, Lamki L, Lyssy K, Browner B, Banerjee A, Fife C: In-111 Labeled Polyclonal Pooled Human IgG Imaging for Osteomyelitis: Improved Specificity by Tc-99m-DTPA Subtraction Imaging. The Radiological Society of North America, 78th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting 1992.
11. Baron B, Tran H, Lamki L, Lyssy K, Browner B, Banerjee A, Fife C: In-111 Labeled Polyclonal Pooled Human IgG Imaging for Osteomyelitis: Improved Specificity by Tc-99m-DTPA Subtraction Imaging. Southwestern Chapter, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 1992.
12. Baron B, Tran H, Lamki L, Lyssy K, Browner B, Banerjee A, Fife C: In-111 Labeled Polyclonal Pooled Human IgG Imaging for Osteomyelitis: Improved Specificity by Tc-99m-DTPA Subtraction Imaging. American Roentgen Ray Society 1993, Annual Meeting, April, 1993.
13. Fife C, Hanson S, Meyer JS, Maklad N: Transcranial Doppler Evaluation of Cerebral Vessels During Hyperbaric Oxygenation. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1993 Annual Scientific Meeting, July 7-10. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 20(S)5:14,1993.
14. Fife C, Thandroyen F, Toole T, Schroth G, Dunford RD, Laasko B, Sutton T: Echocardiographic and Audible Doppler Surveillance of Venous Gas Emboli in Compressed Air Divers. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1993, Annual Scientific Meeting, July 7-10. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 20(S)125:79, 1993.
15. Aguilar III EA, Smith K, Fife CE: Salvage of Auricular Reconstruction using Hyperbaric Therapy. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1993 Annual Scientific Meeting, July 7-10. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 20(S)26:25, 1993.
16. Aguilar III EA, Smith K, Fife CE: Salvage of Auricular Reconstruction using Hyperbaric Therapy. Proceedings: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, September 30, p 23, 1993.
17. Butler BD, Larson SR, Sutton T, Fife C and Koch S: Emergency intubation in a hyperbaric chamber: verification of endotracheal tube placement using a disposable CO2 detector. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1993 Annual Scientific Meeting, July 7-10. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 20(S)34:29-30, 1993.
18. Thandroyen FT, Fife CE, Schroth G: Right to Left Atrial Shunting and Right Heart Pressure in Asymptomatic, Experienced Divers. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1993 Annual Scientific Meeting, July 7-10. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 20(S)129:81-82, 1993.
19. Mishkel DC, Fife CE, Lachterman B, Baradhi N, Anderson HV, Schroth G, Li G, Carell ES and Smaling RW: Predictors of Outcome of Limb Salvage Infrapopliteal Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA): Importance of Transcutaneous Oxygen Measurements. American College of Cardiology 43rd Annual Scientific Session. 1994.
20. Fife CE, Powell MG, Sutton TE,.Hanson S, .Meyer J: TCD Evaluation of the Middle Cerebral Artery (MCA) During Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBO). Symposium of Cerebral Hemodynamics, San Diego, California, February 15-17, 1994.
21. Fife CE, Powell MG, Sutton TE, Meyer JS: Transcranial Doppler Evaluation of the Middle Cerebral Artery From 1 ATA to 3 ATA PO2. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1994 Annual Scientific Meeting, June 22-26. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 21(S)117:77, 1994.
22. Kjellgren O, Feld S, Mishkel DC, Lachterman B, Fife CE, Schroth G, Andersen HV and Smaling RW: Aggressive Infrapoplieteal Transcatheter Interventions in Diabetic Patients with Limb-Threatening Ischemia Improves Tissue Oxygenation and Often Salvage Limbs Doomed for Amputation. American College of Cardiology 44th Annual Scientific Session, 1994.
23. Sutton T, Swaby G, Saur S, Powell M, Butler BD and Fife CE: Adaptation of a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber for human hypobaric studies. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1994 Annual Scientific Meeting, June 22-26, Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 21(S)59:45, 1994.
24. Swaby GH, Hildreth S, McKinley BA, Fife CE: Preliminary Hyperbaric Test of Ivac Med System III Fluid Infusion System. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1994 Annual Scientific Meeting, June 22-26, Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 21(S)58:44-45, 1994.
25. Sutton T, Freese M, Saur S, Swaby G, Fife CE, Berry J: Testing of a Portable Blood Gas Analyzer Under Hyper/Hypobaric Conditions. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1994 Annual Scientific Meeting, June 22-26, Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 21(S)69:50, 1994.
26. Mishkel DC, Fife CE, Lachterman B, Baradhi N, Anderson HV, Schroth G, Li G, Carell ES and Smalling RW: Angiography Is Not The Gold Standard In Predicting Success In Limb Salvage Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA). American Heart Association 67th Scientific Session, Dallas, Texas, November 14-17, 1994.
27. Fife C, Powell M, Sutton T, and Meyer J: Transcranial Doppler Evaluation of the Middle Cerebral Artery During Hyperbaric Hyperoxia. 1995 Symposium on Cerebral Hemodynamics, The Institute of Applied Physiology & Medicine, February, 1995.
28. Love T, Fife C, Sutton T, Benoit D, Butler BD: Arterial gas embolism following decompression with no evidence of a patent foramen ovale. (Poster Presentation) Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting, June 20-24, 22(S)91:59, 1995.
29. Butler BD, Fife C, Sutton T, Pogodsky M, Chen P: Portal vein gas after decompression: Case report. (poster presentation), Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting, June 20-24. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 22(S)95:61, 1995.
30. Hanna GP, Kjellgren O, Feld S, Fife CE, Schroth G, Anderson HV and Smalling RW: Assessment and Follow-up of Infrapopliteal Transcatheter Interventions in Diabetic Patients Referred for Amputation. American College of Cardiology 45th Annual Scientific Session, September, 1995.
31. Kjellgren O, Feld S, Mishkel DC, Lachterman B, Fife C, Schroth G, Anderson HV and Smalling RW: Infrapopliteal Transcatheter Interventions in Diabetic Patients Improves Tissue Oxygenation and Often Salvage Limbs Doomed for Amputation. American Heart Association, 58th Scientific Session. November, 1995.
32. Schumacher B, Olson G.L. Saade GR, Ou CN, Moise, Jr KJ and Fife CE: Effects of Acute-High-Altitude Exposure and Decreased Atmospheric Pressure on Lactate in Fetal Rabbits. J Soc Gnecol Invest, 3(2S):275A, Mar/Apr, 1996.
33. Baron GC, Suttle K, Berkowicz L, Love T, Sutton T, Swaby G, Cetina S, Parker K, Lyssy K, Gold S, Fife CE: “Pilot Study of Cytokines Recovered from Non-Healing Lower Extremity Wounds Treated with Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy” 1996 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, April 30 - May 5. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 23(S)65:45 1996.
34. Büyükcakir C, Otto G and Fife C. “Predictive Factors in Outcome Utilizing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Diabetic Nonhealing Wounds” 1996 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Annual Scientific Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, April 30 - May 5. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 23(S)76:51-52, 1996.
35. Schumacher B, Olson GL, Saade GR, Ou C-N, Sutton TE, Moise Jr KJ, Fife CE: “Simulated Flight Increases Lactate in Fetal Rabbits” Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1996 Annual Scientific Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, April 30 - May 5. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 23(S)120:78, 1996.
36. Swaby G, Brown S, Sutton T, Love T, Fife CE: “Calibration of an End Tidal CO2 Monitor Under Hyperbaric Conditions” Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1996 Annual Scientific Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, April 30 - May 5. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 23(S), 1996.
 
37. Koch S, Fife CE, Nguyen M, Wilhelm G: “Alveolar Carbon Monoxide compared to Carboxyhemoglobin in Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning”. Critical Care Medicine Vol 25, NO. 1 (Suppl.), 1997.
38. Fife CE, Buyukcakir C, Otto G, Pontani B, Sheffield P, Mader J: “Predicting Outcome in Diabetics Undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Nonhealing Lower Extremity Wounds: A Retrospective, Multi-Center Data Analysis of 1006 Patients.” Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1997 Annual Meeting, June 15-22. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 24(S)42:16, 1997.
39. Schrader D, Parker K, Otto G, Fife C: “The Relationship Between Transcutaneous Oximetry and Laser Skin Pressure Utilizing the Vasamedics Laser Doppler 2000,” presented at the Undersea Medical Society Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting, March 1997.
40. Schrader D, Parker K, Otto G, Fife C: “The Relationship Between Transcutaneous Oximetry and Laser Skin Pressure Utilizing the Vasamedics Laser Doppler 2000,” Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1997 Annual Meeting, June 15-22. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 24(S)11:11, 1997.
41. Fife C and Cetina S: Initial Testing of the Mini Med 506 Insulin Pump in the Multiplace Hyperbaric/Hypobaric Chamber. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 1997 Annual Meeting, June 15-22. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 24(S)11:11, 1997.
42. Walston J, O’Malley E, Otto G, Fife CE: “Transcutaneous Oximetry Measurements During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) at 2.0 vs 2.4 ATA,” presented at the Undersea Medical Society Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting, Panama City Florida, March 1997.
43. McAdory A, O’Malley E, DeNicola D, Bryant E, Parish B, Fife CE: “Edema Control in Chronic Intractable Lymphedema,” The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Medical Research Forum on Wound Repair, New Orleans, La, April 12 - 16, 1997.
44. Baron G, Marshall G, Fife CE: “Pilot Study of Cytokines Recovered from Non-healing Wounds,” Seventieth Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society, Nashville, Tn, June 12, 1997.
45. Baron G, Marshall G, Fife CE: “Physiological Effects Before and After a Single Intermittent Compression Pump Treatment in the Edematous and Normal Leg,” Seventieth Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society, Nashville, Tn, June 12, 1997.
46. O’Malley E, Otto G, Berkowicz L, Suttle K, Kulikovsky M, Cetina S, Fife C: “Blood Glucose Screening in Diabetics Undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”, Annual Meeting Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Seattle, WA, May, 1998. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 25(S)147:49, 1998.
47. Fife C, Buyukcakir C, Otto G, Love T, Finn C, Pontani B: “Outcome in Diabetic Nonhealing Lower Extremity Wounds: Validation of a Predictive Model”, Annual Meeting, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Seattle WA, May, 1998, Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 25(S)73:28, 1998
48. Kulikovsky M, McAdory A, Berkowicz L, Suttle K, Warriner R, Butler B, Fife C: “Lymphedema in a Chamber Attendant Resulting from Decompression Sickness”, Gulf Coast Chapter, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Galveston, TX, 1998.
49. Beltran E, Casale D, Williford D, Sutton T, Smith L, Berkowicz L, Fife C, Butler BD: “Decompression Sickness (DCS) in space: Oxygen prebreathe reduction studies”. Proceedings Gulf Coast Chapter, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, 1998.
50. Dedi D, Prager T, Jacob R, Chan A, Fife C: “Visual Acuity Changes in Patients Undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy”, Annual Meeting Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Seattle, WA, May 21-23, 1998. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med. 25(S)93:34, 1998.
51. Williford D, Casale D, Sutton T, Beltran E, Smith L, Fife C, Butler B: “Breathing Oxygen Scavenge System in a Venturi Vacuum Operated Hypobaric Chamber”, Annual Meeting Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Boston, MA, June 26-69, 1999.
52. Fife CE, O’Malley E, Hildreth S, Smith L, Aristizabal J, Moise O, Otto G: “Skin Perfusion Pressure and Transcutaneous Oximetry as a Predictor of Outcome in Wound Healing”, Annual Meeting Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Boston, MA, June 26-69, 1999.
53. Fife CE, Buyukcakir C, Otto G, Sheffield PJ, Mader J, Pontani B, Harris R: “The Use of Inspired Oxygen for Improving Outcome Prediction with Transcutaneous Oxygen Testing: Results of a Large Retrospective Study”, Annual Meeting Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Boston, MA, June 26-69, 1999.
54. Hildreth S, Smith L, Sutton T, Aristizabal J, Otto G, Fife C: “In-Chamber Transcutaneous Oximetry (TCOM) at 2.0 vs. 2.4 ATA: What is the Best Treatment Pressure?”, Annual Meeting Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Boston, MA, June 26-69, 1999.
55. Otto GH, Buyukcakir C, Fife CE: “The Effect of Smoking History on Treatment Regimen and Cost in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO2T)”, Annual Meeting Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Boston, MA, June 26-69, 1999.
56. Fife C, Hildreth S, Smith L, Sutton T, Aristizabal J, Otto G: Wound Treatment at 2.0 vs 2.4 ATA: The Effect of Treatment Pressure on Transcutaneous Oximetry (TCOM)”, Annual Meeting Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Boston, MA, June 26-69, 1999.
57. Baron G, Marshall G, Henninger E and Fife C: Pilot Study of Cytokines Recovered from Wound Fluid of Non-Healing Wounds. Association of Medical laboratory Immunologists (AMLI). Bethesda, MD, July 7-10, 1999.
58. Gernhardt ML, Conkin J, Foster PP, Pilmanis AA, Butler BD, Fife CE, Vann RD, Gerth WA, Loftin KC, Dervay JP, Waligora JM, Powell MR: Design of a 2-Hour Prebreathe Protocol for Space Walks from the International Space Station. 71st Annual Scientific Meeting, New Horizons, Aerospace Medical Association, Houston, TX, May 14-18, 2000.
59. Butler BD, Vann RD, Nishi FY, Gerth WA, Beltran E, Fife CE, Conkin J, Schneider SM, Loftin KC, Sullivan PA, Acock K, Foster PP, Dervay JP, Waligora JM, Powell MR, Gernhardt ML: Human Trials of a 2-Hour Prebreathe Protocol for Extravehicular Activity. 71st Annual Scientific Meeting, New Horizons, Aerospace Medical Association, Houston, TX, May 14-18, 2000.
60. Landers M, Otto GH, Posey K, Sutton T, Smith L, Aristizabal J, Fife C: Neurological Disorders In Patients Presenting with DCI. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, June 18-20, 2000.
61. Kulikovsky M, Otto GH, Smith L, Aristizabal J, Brown SD, Sutton T, Fife C: Routine Pulmonary Function Test Prior to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Are Not Indicated. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, June 18-20, 2000.
62. Boccalandro F, Carter C, Serio J, Maus E, Smith L, Fife C, Smalling: Percutaneous Closure of a PFO in a Commercial Diver after Neurologic DCI. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Meeting, La Jolla, CA, June 28-30, 2002.
63. Shannon G, Ertan A, Sanchez J, Smith L, Maus E, Rauschkolb E, Fife C: Successful Treatment of Pneumatosis Intestinale with Hyperbaric Oxygen Thereapy (HBO2T). Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Meeting, La Jolla, CA, June 28-30, 2002.
64. Swaby K, Maus R, Smith L, Fife C: Resolution of Severe Chemotherapy Induced Nephrotic, Ureteral and Cystic Hematuria with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO2T). Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Meeting, La Jolla, CA, June 28-30, 2002.
65. Williford D, Rauschkolb E, Smith L, Maus E, Otto G, Risdall J, Fife C: Improved Transcutaneous Oximetry (TCOM) of the Face after HBO2T for Osteoradionecrosis. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Meeting, La Jolla, CA, June 28-30, 2002.
66. C Ross, G Otto, L Smith, C Fife. The Combined Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and the Negative Pressure Wound Dressing (the”VAC”) in Limb Threatening Wounds, Presented at the 2003 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Meeting in Quebec City, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM) Vol 33, #2, supplement 2003 (in press).
67. D Baylor, C Ross, E Maus, L Smith, Keith Van Meter, C Fife, Compartment Syndrome in a Commercial Diver, Presented at the 2003 Gulf Coast Chapter meeting of the UHMS, San Antonio, Texas, October 5, 2003.
68. G Schmitz, D. Williford, L Smith, C Fife, Lymphedema in a Sport Scuba Diver, Compartment Syndrome in a Commercial Diver, Presented at the 2003 Gulf Coast Chapter meeting of the UHMS, San Antonio, Texas, October 5, 2003.
69. THE PERCEIVED EFFECT OF MENSTRUATION ON DIVING INCIDENTS: A THREE-YEAR PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY. St Leger Dowse M, Gunby A, Moncad R, Fife C, Bryson P. Presented at the 2003 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Meeting in Quebec City, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM) Vol 33, #2, supplement 2003 (in press).
70. A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF REVERSE DIVING PROFILES (RDP) IN UK FEMALE RECREATIONAL DIVERS. St Leger Dowse M, Gunby A, Moncad R, Fife C, Bryson P Presented at the 2003 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Meeting in Quebec City, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM) Vol 33, #2, supplement 2003 (in press).
71. Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning in a migratory community. Swaby K, Smith L, Fife C, Swaby G. Presented at the 2003 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Meeting in Quebec City, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM) Vol 33, #2, supplement 2003 (in press).
72. Blood glucose changes and the effects of feeding in diabetics undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. ConleyJ, Swaby K, Otto G, Smith L, Fife C, Ross C. Presented at the 2003 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Meeting in Quebec City, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM) Vol 33, #2, supplement 2003 (in press).
73. Testing Considerations for the fluid infusion systems used in the hyperbaric environment. Swaby K, Swaby G. Fife C, Smith L. Presented at the 2003 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Meeting in Quebec City, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM) Vol 33, #2, supplement 2003 (in press).
74. K. Swaby, J. Conley, G. Otto, L. Smith, C. Ross, C. Fife, A Prospective Study of Feeding to Prevent Hypoglycemia in Diabetics Undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Presented at the 2003 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Meeting in Quebec City, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM) Vol 33, #2, supplement 2003 (in press).
 
Refereed Articles
1. Fife CE and Fife WP: Treatment of migraine with hyperbaric oxygen. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med., 4(1):7-15,1989.
2. Fife CE: Repetitive multi-day air SCUBA diving between 140 and 170 fsw: update on an on-going project. In: Proceedings of the 10th Meeting of United States/Japanese Research Program in Natural Resources. Panel on Diving Physiology and Technology. 1989.
3. Butler BD, Robinson BA, Fife C and Sutton T: Doppler Detection of Decompression Bubbles with Computer Assisted Digitization of Ultrasonic Signals. Aviat. Space Environ. Med., 62:997-1004,1991.
4. Zhang J, Fife CE, Curry M, Moon RE, Piantadosi CA, and Vann RD: Venous Gas Embolism and Complement Activation after Deep Repetitive Air Diving. Undersea Biomed. Res. 18:293-302,1991.
5. Vann RD, Fawcett TA, Currie MS, Fife CE, Zhang J and Piantadosi CA: No-Stop Repetitive N2/02 Diving with Surface Interval 02 (Phase I). Undersea Biomed. Res., 19:79-80, 1992.
6. Pollard GW, Vann RD, Marsh PL and Fife C: The Effects of Ascent Rate and Post-Dive Exercise on the Development of Decompression Sickness in Rats. Undersea Biomed. Res., 19:34-35,1992.
7. Akman MN, Loubser PG, Fife CE and Donovan WH: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy; implications for spinal cord injury patients with intrathecal baclofen infusion pumps. Case report. Paraplegia, 32:281-284,1994.
8. Okhuysen PC, Rex JH, Kapusta M, Fife CE: Successful Treatment of Extensive Posttraumatic Soft-Tissue and Renal Infections Due to Apophysomyces elegans. Renal Infectious Diseases, 19:329-331,1994.
9. Pracyk JB, Stolp BW, Fife CE, Gray L and Piantadosi CA: Brain computerized tomography after hyperbaric oxygen therapy for carbon monoxide poisoning.
Undersea and Hyperbaric Med., 22(2):1-7,1995.
10. Butler BD, Fife CE, Sutton T, Pogodsky M and Chen P: Hepatic Portal Vein Gas with Hyperbaric Decompression: Ultrasonic Identification. J Ultrasound in Medicine, 14:967-970, 1995.
11. Pollard GW, Marsh PL, Fife CE, Smith LR and Vann RD: Ascent rate, post-dive exercise, and decompression sickness in the rat. Undersea and Hyperbaric Med., 22(4):367-376, 1995.
12. Hanna GP, Fujise K, Kjellgren O, Field S, Fife CE, Schroth G, Clanton T, Anderson V, Smalling RW: Infrapopliteal Transcatheter Interventions for Limb Salvage in Diabetic Patients: Importance of Aggressive Interventional Approach and Role of Transcutaneous Oximetry. J Am Cardiol, 30:664-9, 1997.
13. Robinson R, Swaby G, Sutton T, Fife C, Powell M and Butler BD: Venturi vacuum system for hypobaric chamber operations: Technical Report. Aviation, Space Environ. Med. 68:1046-1049,1997.
14. Schumacher B, Olson G, Saade G, Ou C-N, Sutton T, Moise K, Fife C: Simulated airplane flight increases plasma lactate in fetal rabbits, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, 26(2):67-73, 1999.
15. Otto GH, Fife CE and Buyukcakir C: Effects of smoking on cost and duration of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic patients with non-healing wounds. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Vol 27, No.2, pp 67- 123, 2000.
16. Fife CE, et al: The Incidence of Pressure Ulcers in a Neurological Intensive Care Unit, Journal of Critical Care, Feb29:283-90, 2001
17. Buchman AL, Fife C, Torres C, Smith L, Aristizibal J: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Severe Ulcerative Colitis. J Clin Gastroenterol 33(4); 337-339, 2001
18. Dervay JP, Powell MR, Butler B and Fife CE: The Effect of Exercise and Rest Duration on the Generation of Venous Gas Bubbles at Altitude. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 2001
19. Fife CE, Buyukcakir C, Otto GH, Sheffield PJ, Warriner RA, Love TL, Mader J: The predictive value of transcutaneous oxygen tension measurement in diabetic lower extremity ulcers treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy; a retrospective analysis of 1144 patients. Wound Rep Reg; 10:198-207, 2002
20. Fife Caroline E MD, Otto Gordon Ph.D., Walker David, CHT, Turner Toni, CWT, Smith Latisha, MD: Healing Dehisced Surgical Wounds with the VAC., Ostomy Wound Management; Vol. 50 3A(Suppl), March 2004
21. Fife Caroline E: Risk vs. Benefit in Hyperbaric Medicine: A Brief Comment. Aviation, Space & Environmental Medicine, 75:995-996, 2004
22. Harriet W. Hopf, MD, Cristiane Ueno, MD, Rummana Aslam, MD, Kevin Burnand, MBBS, FRCS, MS, Caroline Fife, MD, Lynne Grant, MS, RN, CWOCN, Allen Holloway, MD, Mark D. Iafrati, MD, Raj Mani, PhD, Bruce Misare, MD, Noah Rosen, MD, Dag Shapshak, MD, J. Benjamin Slade, Jr, MD, Judith West, RN, DNS, Adrian Barbul, MD: Guidelines for the treatment of arterial insufficiency ulcers, Wound Repair and Regeneration, November-December 2006 - Vol. 14, pages 693–710. Summary | Full Text HTML | Full Text PDF (202 KB) | Rights and Permissions
23. Caroline Fife, MD, Jon T. Mader, MD, Jeffery Stone, MD, Leon Brill, DPM, Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, Andrea Norfleet, PhD, Amber Zwernemann, BS, James T. Ryaby, PhD, Darrell H. Carney, PhD: Thrombin peptide Chrysalin® stimulates healing of diabetic foot ulcers in a placebo-controlled phase I/II study. Wound Repair and Regeneration, January-February 2007 - Vol. 15 Issue 1, pages 23–34, Jan. 25, 2007. Abstract | References | Full Text HTML | Full Text PDF (2647 KB)| Rights and Permissions
24. Caroline E. Fife, MD; Cem Buyukcakir, MD;Gordon Otto, PhD; Paul Sheffield, PhD; Tommy Love, DO; Robert Warriner, III, MD. Factors influencing the outcome of lower-extermity diabetic ulcers treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Wound Repair and Regeneration, May-June 2007 - Vol. 15, pages 322-331.
25. Harriet W. Hopf, MD1,21. Co-chaired panel2. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Cristiane Ueno, MD1,31. Co-chaired panel3. University of Texas, San Antonio, TX; Rummana Aslam, MD44. Sinai Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD; Kevin Burnand, MBBS, FRCS, MS55. GKT School of Medicine, King's College, London, UK; Caroline Fife, MD66. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX; Lynne Grant, MS, RN, CWOCN77. Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA; Allen Holloway, MD88. Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ; Mark D. Iafrati, MD99. Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA; Raj Mani, PhD1010. Southampton University Hospitals Trust NHS, Southampton, UK; Bruce Misare, MD1111. Penrose–St. Francis Health Services, Colorado Springs, CO; Noah Rosen, MD1212. Beverly Surgical Associates, Beverly, MA; Dag Shapshak, MD1313. Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, CA; J. Benjamin Slade, Jr, MD1414. Northbay Center for Wound Care, Vacaville, CA, and ; Judith West, RN, DNS1515. University of California, San Francisco, CA; Adrian Barbul, MD44. Sinai Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD.
Guidelines for the treatment of arterial insufficiency ulcers. Wound Repair and Regeneration
Volume 14 Issue 6 Page 693-710, November-December 2006.
26. Caroline E. Fife, MD; David Walker, CHT; Wade Farrow, MD; Gordon Otto, PhD.
Wound Centger facility Billing: A Retrospective Analysis of Time, Wound Size, and Acuity Scoring for Determining Facility Level of Service. Ostomy Wound Management, January 2007 Vol. 53 Issue 1, pp. 22-32.
27. Caroline E. Fife, MD; Cem Buyukcakir, MD; Gordon Otto, PhD; Paul Sheffield, PhD; Tommy Love, DO; Robert Warriner, III, MD.
Factors influencing the outcome of lower-extremity diabetic ulcers treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Wound Rep Reg (2007) 15 322-331.
28. Caroline Fife, MD; Jon T. Mader, MD; Jeffery Stone, MD; Leon Brill, DPM; Kathleen Satterfield DPM, Andrea Norfleet, PhD, Amber Zwernemann, BS; James T. Ryaby, PhD; Darrell H. Carney, PhD.
Thrombin peptide Chrysalin stimulates healing of diabetic foot ulcers in a placebo-controlled phase I/II study. Wound Rep Reg (2007) 15 23-34.
   
Web-based Publications
1. Fife CE, Smith L, Aristizabal J, Parker K: Clinical Use of Semi-Synthetic Human Skin for Wound Healing. http://www.cyberounds.com, 1999.
2. Fife CE: Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease: The Non-Healing Foot Ulcer A Practical Approach to Assessment and Treatment. http://www.cyberounds.com, 1999.
3. Fife CE: Advances in Wound Treatment of The Diabetic Foot. Update on Foot and Ankle, Audio-Digest Orthopaedics 23:02. Audio-Digest Foundation. http://www.audiodigest.org , February 2000.
4. Nates J, Aristizabal J, Kim D, and Fife C: Venous Air Embolism During Supine Craniotomy for Aneurysm: Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen. The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology, ISSN 1092-406X, Vol4N3. http://www.ispub.com , August 2000.
5. Fife CE, Otto GH, Koch S, Nguyen M, Wilhelm G: A Noninvasive Method for Rapid diagnosis of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. The Internet Journal of Emergency & Intensive Care Medicine, ISSN 1092-4051, http://www.ispub.com, September 2001.
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Caroline Fife, MD, Jon T. Mader, MD, Jeffery Stone, MD, Leon Brill, DPM, Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, Andrea Norfleet, PhD, Amber Zwernemann, BS, James T. Ryaby, PhD, Darrell H. Carney, PhD: Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial Results to be Published Reporting Beneficial Effects of OrthoLogic's Chrysalin (TP508) in Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. |  PDF of article

7. Today's Wound Clinic: Meet the Editors.
8. Diabetes Watch: Pay For Performance: How Will It Impact Diabetic Foot Care? Podiatry Today - ISSN: 1045-7860 - Volume 20 - Issue 6 - June 2007 - Pages: 20 - 24.
9. Wound Care in the 21st Century. Touch Briefings, 2007: pp. 63-64.
 
Invited Articles
1. Fife CE, Meyer JS: The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Acute Migraine Pain. Headache Quarterly, Ed: S. Diamond, Vol. 11, No. 4, 1991.
2. Fife CE and Fife, WP: Should Pregnant Women Scuba Dive? Journal of Travel Medicine, 1(3):160-167, 1994.
3. Fife CE: Multiday Repetitive Deep Air Diving: A report on the Kas Excavation. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Undersea and Baromedical Society, Istanbul, Turkey, September, 1994.
   
Books and Book Chapters
1. Fife CE and Camporesi EM: Physiologic Effects of Hyperbaric Hyperoxia. In: Problems in Respiratory Care, Clinical Applications of Hyperbaric Oxygen, Eds: Camporesi EM and Moon RE. J.B. Lippincott Co, Philadelphia, 4(2): 142-149, June 1991.
2. Fife CE and Piantadosi CA: Oxygen Toxicity. In: Problems in Respiratory Care, Clinical Applications of Hyperbaric Oxygen, Eds: Camporesi EM and Moon, RE. J.B. Lippincott Co, Philadelphia, 4(2): 150-171, June 1991.
3. Fife CE: Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine. Subsection:70-76. In: Anesthesiology, A Comprehensive Study Guide, Ed: Katz J. McGraw-Hill, 1996.
4. Fife CE: In: Preferred Practice Protocols for Hyperbaric Medicine. Ed: R. Kelly Hill, American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, 1998.
5. Fife CE: Hyperbaric Oxygen in the treatment of Headache, In: Textbook of Hyperbaric medicine, Ed: KK Jain. Hogrefe and Huber, 2000.
6. Fife CE: Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy. In Wound Healing: Science and Practice, Eds/Falabella and Kirsner, 2003 (in press)
7. Sheffield PJ, Smith PS, Fife, CE: Wound Care Practice, Best Publishing, 2003 (in press)
8. Chambers MS, Martin JW, Fife CE, Garden AS, Gerngross PJ, Lemon JC: Osteoradionecrosis, In; Oral Cancer. Ed. J Werning, 2003 (in press)
   
Technical Reports
1. Robinson R, Swaby G, Sutton T, Fife C, Powell M, Butler B: Venturi Vacuum System for Hypobaric Chamber Operations
   
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