Hyperbaric chamber helps slow-healing wounds
Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBOT)
Background: Several uncontrolled studies of hyperbaric treatment in children with autism have reported clinical improvements; however, this treatment has not been evaluated to date with a controlled study. We performed a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial to assess the efficacy of hyperbaric treatment in children with autism.
Did you know that according to a recent study released by the military, between 154,000 and 392,000 service members and veterans returning from Iraq have suffered at least mild brain injury, and 30% of service members treated at Walter Reed have mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury?
"Hyper" means increased and "baric" relates to pressure. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) refers to intermittent treatment of the entire body with 100-percent oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressures. The earth's atmosphere normally exerts 14.7 pounds per square inch of pressure at sea level. That pressure is defined as one atmosphere absolute (abbreviated as 1 ATA).
by Robert Hartsoe copyright, 2005
Once we begin to realize that every single cell in your body is dependant upon Oxygen for survival, it should be less difficult to understand just why Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT} will play such an important role in our lives and health. The next problem is to convince the medical profession of such a simple fact.
by Judy R. Wilson, PhD; Brian H. Foresman, DO; Russell G. Gamber, DO;
Timothy Wright, DO
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 38 Issue 2 Page 112 - February 1998
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Forest Park Hospital Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center achieved success in treating a patient of a different kind: a 6-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. The boy was given about 40 dives in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber. As a result, he experienced improved motor skills and hearing.
The center also was successful in treating a patient from St. Louis University Hospital with necrotizing fascitis, an anaerobic infection that is under the skin and eats the flesh.
from Allene Creacy, President
American Association for Hyperbaric Awareness (AAHA)
As many of you know, the AAHA (American Association for Hyperbaric Awareness) worked some with the UCLA and UCP on a possible study which was to take place on CP and HBOT. Indeed, we had great hopes this study would be very beneficial to everyone. We made recommendations on the proper methods for this study and promises were made to the AAHA to follow certain protocols, etc., which would make this a legitimate and fair study.
Hyperbaric oxygen: it's fine for burns, okay for horses, but don't ask for it just because you have a leg ulcer or stroke!(Editorial)
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients;
by Collin, Jonathan
Pain. 1993 Feb;52(2):243-5.
Di Sabato F, Fusco BM, Pelaia P, Giacovazzo M.