Traumatic Brain Injury is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the general population, with 25% of patients experiencing PCS (post-concussion syndrome) symptoms that last over 6 months. In this Research Rundown we examine an HBOT study that gets two thumbs up from our host, Edward diGirolamo.

Highlights:

  • The study started with 264 participants and concluded with 154 participants; this is important as it revealed 110 participants were removed from the study for factors that could skew the results in a positive or negative way.
  • HBOT was found effective despite the treatment being started in late, chronic stages of post-concussion syndrome.
  • The study presents clean and organized data, such as percentage of improvements based on the severity of the TBI.
  • Memory and attention showed an over 44% increase in severe TBI patients, with other cognitive markers also showing impressive numbers in all categories for each TBI group.

 

Read the Full Paper:
Hadanny, Abbott, Suzin, Bechor, Efrati (2018). Effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on chronic neurocognitive deficits of post-traumatic brain injury patients: retrospective analysis. BMJ open, 2018 Sep;8(9):e023387. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30269074