Summary: Hyperbaric Oxygen
Therapy (HBOT) comprises keeping patients of brain injury, non-healing wounds,
etc. at high atmospheric pressure ( ~ 1.5 to 1.75 Atmospheres) in an
environment (with mask/hood) of pure oxygen, for an hour or so daily, to enhance
oxygen delivery to tissues to promote and improve healing, reduce
hospitalization duration (by 25 to 40%) and costs, and reduce morbidity. In some
cases like carbon-monoxide poisoning, it's use is almost mandatory. Now evidence
comes that ambient air at 1.3 ATA may be almost just as useful. Last updated April 07, 2014
HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY: PRESENT SCENARIO
We did it!
Our dozen years of Pediatric HBOT in 150 CP children followed up for 6 to 8 months or more, each given the same intensive 1/2 hour each one-to-one OT + PT + Special Education + Speech Therapy and comparing a Control non-HBOT group Vs. 1.3 ATA air HBOT group + 100% Oxygen HBOT Vs. 100% 1.75 ATA HBOT, has just been published in the world's foremost and most stringent HBOT Journal: Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine of USA as its lead article, acccompanied by an Editorial on it in the March 2014 issue.