Posts Tagged "Hyperbaric"

Hyperbaric treatment shows promise for autism

Posted on Mar 26, 2009 in Autism

Fri, Mar 20, 2009 (Reuters Health) – Kids with autism may benefit from a series of treatments in a pressurized chamber with boosted oxygen levels. The results of small trial indicate that hyperbaric oxygen therapy, as it’s called, improves language ability, social interaction, and other functions in such children. The trial involved 62 children, from 2 to 7 years of age, diagnosed with autistic dis order. Dr. Daniel A. Rossignol, from the International Child Development Resource Center in Melbourne, Florida, and colleagues, randomly assigned the children to 40 one-hour sessions...

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Posted on Nov 27, 2008 in Cancer, Health & Wellness

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Other common name(s): hyperbaric medicine, hyperbarics, HBOT, HBO2 Scientific/medical name(s): none DESCRIPTION Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves the breathing of pure oxygen while in a sealed chamber that has been pressurized at 1.5 to 3 times normal atmospheric pressure. OVERVIEW Research has shown HBOT is effective when used in addition to conventional treatment for the prevention and treatment of osteoradionecrosis (delayed bone damage caused by radiation therapy). There is also some evidence suggesting HBOT may be helpful as an additional treatment for...

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Hyperbaric oxygen benefits children with brain injury

Posted on Jan 2, 2008 in Health Optimization

Clinical Psychiatry News, Jan, 2007 by Damian McNamaraE-mail Print Link FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves cognitive and social function in children with chronic brain injury, according to a study presented at a symposium on hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Daily living, socialization, communication, and motor skills significantly improved for 21 children treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), compared with 21 brain-injured patients who received standard therapy. Researchers included a third group of 21 healthy children to control for normal growth and...

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