Neuroscience

Expanding treatment options for severe brain trauma

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube, and is commonly used to treat decompression sickness resulting from scuba diving or wounds that resist healing, such as those resulting ...

Oncology & Cancer

Oxygen in hyperbaric chamber provides relief after radiotherapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30–40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many patients experienced ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study links adult fibromyalgia to childhood sexual abuse

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that fibromyalgia syndrome—a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain, fatigue and cognitive difficulties—may be a consequence of post-traumatic physical and psychological ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

HBOT showed improvement in Alzheimer's disease

Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, Chairman of Radiology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, report ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Veterans study reports reduction in suicide ideation after HBOT

A pilot case control study of veterans of the US armed forces with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS), with or without post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has found significant ...

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