Hyperbaric Oxygen for Treatment of Stroke & Traumatic Brain Injuries

by David A. Steenblock, BS, MS, DO This research paper was presented at the National Stroke Association Conference in Boston, October 16-18, 1997. Oxygen is Mother Nature’s most natural drug, most important nutrient and the element most essential to life. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a unique and important treatment which uses oxygen under pressure for the correction and healing of […]

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Low pressure hyperbaric oxygen therapy and SPECT brain imaging in the treatment of blast-induced chronic traumatic brain injury (post-concussion syndrome) and post traumatic stress disorder- a case report

By: Paul G Harch, Edward F Fogarty, Paul K Staab and Keith Van Meter Abstract A 25-year-old male military veteran presented with diagnoses of post concussion syndrome and post traumatic stress disorder three years after loss of consciousness from an explosion in combat. The patient underwent single photon emission computed tomography brain blood flow imaging before and after a block […]

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Case report: Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury with Hyperbaric Oxygen

HBOT & TBI

Col James K. Wright, USAF, MC, SFS; Eddie Zant MD, Kevin Groom PhD, Robert E. Schlegel PhD, PE, and Kirby Gilliland PhD Abstract: Two United States Air Force Airmen were injured in a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Iraq on 13 January 2008. Both airmen suffered concussive injuries and developed irritability, sleep disturbances, headaches, memory difficulties, and cognitive […]

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All the right moves: the need for the timely use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treating TBI/CTE/PTSD

Kenneth P. Stoller¹* * Corresponding author Email: ¹ Chief of Hyperbaric Medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen Clinic of San Francisco, HOCSF/Azzolino CN&IW, 1545 Broadway 1-A, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA Abstract The modern age of hyperbaric medicine began in 1937; however, today few know about hyperbaric oxygen’s effects on the body and medical conditions outside of diving medicine and wound care centers […]

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A Phase I Study of Low-Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Blast-Induced Post-Concussion Syndrome and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By: Paul G. Harch, Susan R. Andrews, Edward F. Fogarty, Daniel Amen, John C. Pezzullo, Juliette Lucarini, Claire Aubrey, Derek V. Taylor, Paul K. Staab, and Keith W. Van Meter Abstract This is a preliminary report on the safety and efficacy of 1.5 ATA hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in military subjects with chronic blast-induced mild to moderate traumatic brain injury […]

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Hyperbaric Oxygen for Treatment of Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injuries

By: Steenblock, David A., Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, 10477837, 1998, Vol. 8, Issue 1 ABSTRACT Fifty stable, chronic stroke and traumatic brain injured (TBI) patients (mean age 62, mean duration post stroke 29 months) were treated with a combination of hyperbaric oxygen, physical therapy and EEG biofeedback for two months. Surveys given to patients or their family members showed that […]

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Effects of Pressurized Oxygen in Acute Brain Insult

From the 3rd International Symposium for Cerebral Palsy and Brain-Injured Child Effects of Pressurized Oxygen in Acute Brain Insult Reduces cerebral edema & ICP Limits the ischemic cascade Reduces CNS lactate peak in hypoxia Neutralizes toxic amines Deaggragation of platelets Increases Phagocytic activity of PMN cells (white blood cells) Reduces Adhesiveness of WBCs to endothelium Perfuses all tissues spaces Life […]

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