Hyperbaric oxygen therapy successfully treats chronic traumatic brain injury

November 14th, 2007 - 2:06 am ICT by admin  
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the first successful treatment for chronic TBI, is the use of greater than atmospheric pressure oxygen as a pharmacologic treatment of basic disease processes/states and their diseases.

The research team, led by Dr. Paul Harch, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, and Director of the LSU Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Program, adapted a well-known acute animal model of focal traumatic brain injury to chronic brain injury to evaluate the ability of low-pressure hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to improve behavioural and neurobiological outcomes.

The 64 rat subjects were divided into three groups

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