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RECENT RESEARCH: HBOT Successful Treating Children with Post-Concussive Syndrome
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Dateline: Arlington, VA
Wednesday, September 28, 2022


The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) on a pediatric population (n=25, ages 8-15)  suffering from Persistent Post Concussive Syndrome (PPCS) after TBI, with ongoing symptoms for at least six months after injury, in a randomized, sham-control, double blind clinical trial.

The study suggests that HBOT improves both cognitive and behavioral function, PPCS symptoms, and quality of life in pediatric PPCS patients at the chronic stage, even years after injury. Additional data is needed to optimize the protocol and to characterize the children who can benefit the most.

Researchers in Israel have published a new Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) using Hyperbaric Oxygenation to investigate the use of HBOT to treat PPCS. [Read study here.]

The study conducted at the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research shows that hyperbaric oxygen therapy significantly improves memory, emotion, and behavioral symptoms, and heals brain structure in cortical regions.

“Persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS) is a common and signifcant morbidity among the pediatric population following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mild TBI (mTBI) accounts for over 90% of all TBI in children, afecting more than 10% of children under the age of 16. Although most of the children recover completely in a short period of time, about 10–30% sufer from PPCS, lasting from months to years. PPCS has a significant effect on a child’s quality of life, school performance, family function and activities. A recent survey confirmed that PPCS is underdiagnosed as over 25% of the children coming to the ED due to mTBI will suffer from PPCS.

“This is the first randomized sham-controlled trial evaluating HBOT’s effect on pediatric PPCS patients in a prospective manner. We found that HBOT induces significant improvements in cognitive function, PPCS, behavioral symptoms and quality of life. The main improved cognitive domains include memory (in both Neurotrax, WISC-IV, RAVLT and verbal fuency) and executive function (in 5PT and trail making). Behavioral symptom changes included executive functioning and attention difculties. These findings were associated with brain microstructural changes in the frontal, temporal and the paralimbic regions associated with cognitive roles.”

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The TreatNOW Coalition is 135 clinics across the US that treat and help heal brain wounds and Burn Pit symptoms using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and other alternative therapies. TreatNOW’s Mission is to end service member suicides. Service members suicides have once again increased, continuing a fifteen year trend. Coalition clinics have demonstrated 100% safety and over 90% success in treating over 21,000 service members, Special Operators, first responders, athletes and citizens with TBI/PTSD/Concussion.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used around the world to extend and improve quality of life by augmenting the treatment of all injuries, diseases and infections, as well as to improve overall wellness. HBOT involves breathing 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber to increase oxygen levels in blood plasma. A century of clinical research has shown that increased oxygen in plasma accelerates our natural ability to heal through neurogenesis, angiogenesis, pain reduction, anti-inflammation, and stem cell generation.

he information provided by TreatNOW.org does not constitute a medical recommendation. It is intended for informational purposes only, and no claims, either real or implied, are being made. If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, please immediately contact the new ###: 988 or the old Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

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