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ORCCA Hyperbarics News from CBS Miami - Hyperbaric Oxygen helping our wounded veterans with PTSD/ TBI

Houston soldier says Hyperbaric Oxygen helped lessen PTSD









 The description of “Cellular and Molecular Responses to Brain Injury”reflected in the pdf link is from the authors of Neuroscience, Fourth Edition. While this description may be a little technical for the average reader of my website I would point out the frequent references to “hypoxia” and “changes in oxidative metabolism” because excitotoxicity, (sometimes referred to as the inflammatory response to brain injury), is markedly reduced and often prevented if Oxygen under pressure is provided within a three to four hour window following the injury.
Paul G. Harch, Christopher Kriedt, Keith W. Van Meter and Robert James Sutherland demonstrated that even when brain injury was chronic hyperbaric oxygen at “low-pressure” (1.5 ATA) found improved learning, memory and vascular density in the affected brain areas of rats in their study published in Brain Research in June of 2007.

Of course many investigators have now documented the findings of Richard Neubauer, MD that “old” brain injuries respond to HBO. Not only traumatic brain injuries, but such neurological problems as Autism, Bipolar disorders, addictive brain injuries, etc.

Dr. Harch stated “We have now demonstrated that rats can be treated for chronic traumatic brain injuries just like we’ve treated humans for their brain injuries for the past 21 years.” The military has indicated as many as 300,000 soldiers may have suffered some traumatic brain injury.

The American Association for Health Freedom was quoted “To date U.S. Military medicine has not implemented hyperbaric oxygen as a standard of care, tho some high ranking officers have been able to receive treatment. This latest study should show that it is time that hyperbaric oxygen was available for all who have sacrificed for our country”.

The Swedish armed forces have published a study regarding blast over pressure and brain injury and have restricted the number of rounds per day Swedish personnel can be exposed to. Bleeding in the brain and the meninges and edema or swelling of the brain noted on microscopic examination were not found on imaging studies such as CT or MRI as they do not appear to be specific or sensitive enough to detect mild injury.
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More Articles and Research on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Hyperbaric Oxygen

Hyperbaric Oxygen in the Treatment of Patients with Stroke, Brain Trauma and Neurologic Disease

Oxygen and Brain Recovery - Philip James, MD

CNN: Does Brain Injury Link NFL Players, Wounded Warriors?

Veterans and Brain Disease

Hyperbaric oxygen induces late neuroplasticity in post stroke patients - randomized, prospective trial.

Blast Injuries Linked to Neurodegeneration in Veterans

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to be tested on veterans with brain injuries

Oxygen Therapy heals 22 year-olds brain injury, Hinduestan Times, July 23, 2010

Blast Overpressure is Generated from the Firing of Weapons, and May Cause Brain Injury, Science Daily, Jan 20, 2009

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy adn Neurologic Disease: The Time Has Come, A message from the editor, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, 2010

Post-Concussion Syndrome: Response to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy- A Case Report, by Joseph A(1), Dickey J(2), Baker M(3), (1)Sports Medicine, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA; (2)Depts of Psychology and Family Medicine Residency, Idaho State U; (3)Idaho Hyperbarics and Wound Care, Pocatello, Idaho USA

Case Report: Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury with Hyperbaric Oxygen, by Colonel James K. Wright 1, Eddie Zant 2, Kevin Groom 3, Robert E Schlegel 4, Kirby Gilliland 4, (1) 720th Special Tactics Group, Hurlburt Field, Florida, USA; (2) Hyperbaric Medicine Inc, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA; (3) The Anchor Clinic, Destin, FL USA; (4) Center for Study of Human Operator Performance, The University of Oklahoma, Norman OK, USA

Brain Injury is a disease Article from Wallstreet Journal, July 20, 2010

"Breaking Comas" by Peter Catalano, Natural Science, October 1995

"Neurosurgical Forum, Letters to the Editor, Hyperbaric Oxygen for Brain Injury" Richard A. Neubauer, MD, Sheldon G. Gottlieb, PhD

"The Treatment of Severe Head Injury with Hyperbaric Oxygen" by Gaylan L. Rockswold

"Hyperbaric Oxygen for Treatement of Stroke & Traumatic Brain Injuries" by David A. Steenblock, BS, MS, DO. Presented at the National Stroke Association Conference in Boston, Oct 16-18 1997.

"Brain Injury" from HBOT Manual

"Traumatic Brain Injury Vestibular Pathology as a Comorbidity after Blast Exposure" American Physical Therapy Association, 2009

"Hypoxia" K.K. Jain, Chapter 5, Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine

"Serbian Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Study Reveals Positive Results for Brain Trauma" April 6, 2010

"Hyperbaric Oxygen Facilitates Neurorehabiliation", by R.A. Neubauer and F. Gerstenbrand

"Attenuating inflammation but stimulating both angiogenesis and neurogenesis using hyperbaric oxygen in rats with TBI""

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