As Tom Fox continues his discussion outlining the research on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for brain trauma, he dives into these 5 Department of Defense (DoD) studies. All of these studies were positive studies that were spotlighted in a non-beneficial way, despite the overwhelming evidence that people improved.
In this Research Rundown he discusses the first study, The Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Symptoms after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
- This study was produced and published over ten years ago by Dr. George Wolf, joined by Dr. David Cifu
- The study was done in San Antonio, where they do most of the medical training for the U.S. military in the US Army
- This study was published in the Journal of Neurotrauma in November of 2012, it reported a 30% reduction in symptoms and serious side effects for those that were experiencing this type of combat injury to that date.
- No other form of treatment had been that effective to treat blast injuries to a soldier.
- There are two narratives that came out of this…
- Despite the results, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical community actually said there was no benefit of HBOT in mild traumatic brain injury.
- A common theme of everything for which hyperbarics is effective is hypoxia and inflammation. If we look at the studies, hypoxia and inflammation are there in neurotrauma.
Read: The Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Symptoms after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury