Article from The New Orleans Advocate discusses a case study of an Alzheimer’s patient shows significant improvement after Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT):
Dr. Paul Harch, a clinical professor and director of hyperbaric medicine at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, have outlined her hopeful case in a report published in the peer-reviewed journal Medical Gas Research.
After 66 days of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the woman regained some of what the disease had stolen from her. Her memory and concentration improved, as did her ability to do crossword puzzles and use the computer.
But the case study goes beyond what the patient reported about her symptoms or her performance on tests, like drawing the face of a clock. The study shows visible improvement of her brain itself on PET scans taken before and after the treatment.
The result is images that Harch said a third-grader could look at and say: “That patient looks better.”
“We demonstrated the largest improvement in brain metabolism of any therapy for Alzheimer’s disease,” said Harch, who described metabolism as the gas that makes an engine go.
The PET scans taken a month after the treatment showed a global improvement in brain metabolism of 6.5 percent to 38 percent, according to the study.