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HBOT in TBI/PTSD

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Trials focused on PTSD TBI Study

Now open to Marines, sailors aboard Camp Lejeune

By Naomi Whidden
The Daily News - Jacksonville NC

Thanks in part to the efforts of a U.S. congressman, Marines and sailors aboard Camp Lejeune will be eligible to participate in a medical study involving hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

Congressman Walter B. Jones has succeeded in advocating for their inclusion in the study that focuses on the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The non-invasive procedure exposes the body to 100-percent oxygen at high pressure . Patients enters a clear chamber for a period of time while the pressure and oxygen levels increase to fill the blood with enough oxygen to repair tissues and restore normal body function, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine website.

The study is conducted by Dr. Paul Harch, the Department of Internal Medicine director at Louisiana State University School of Medicine and a clinical professor.

Indiana Pushes HBOT as a Standard of Care for Wounded Soldiers

Healing technology for Hoosier veterans

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy offers hope for treating brain injuries from combat, car crashes

Retired Army General leads the fight for HBOT for veterans in Indiana

James L. Bauerle - a retired Army Brigadier General, Vice President and Legislative Chairman for the Military/Veterans Coalition of Indiana.

The Journal Gazette, Indiana, Opinion Columns, December 25, 2016 1:01 AM

 

 

NOLA doctor to offer new study for vets suffering from PTSD

 

Local doctor to offer new study for vets suffering from PTSD


wwltv.com
Posted on October 18, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Meg Farris / Eyewitness News
Email:
mfarris@wwltv.com | Twitter: @megfarriswwl

Originally reported by Lucy Bustamante, ABC13 WVEC
WVEC.com
Posted on October 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury may soon have relief from their symptoms.

Dr. Paul Harch, a leader in hyperbaric medicine, claims hyperbaric oxygen therapy may permanently curtail TBI and PTSD symptoms.

James Ciconne was an E4 in the Army and was diagnosed with PTSD after spending a year in Iraq. The illness caused him to take his own life last year.

His father, Bill Ciconne, remembers the last three text messages he got from his son.

"I love you, thank you for raising me, and goodbye," Bill said his son texted. "I will never accept my son not being here."

Bill Ciconne supports Dr. Harch's research.

There are 22 suicides in the military every day. Dr. Harch said this treatment could help prevent these kind of suicides.

National Grassroots Movement for HBOT Begins in Texas

November 2014

As of today 71 out of 254 Counties have approved a Resolution similar to the original one.  The population of these Counties totals some 6.4M people (out of a total Texas population of about 26M) with a potential affected Veteran population of 35.8K out of a total Texas population of 125,000 potential affected Veterans (from the Gulf Wars only).

February 2014
Lee County, Texas

                  Rainey Owen of Lexington, Texas first learned of the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) when his grandson Matt Smothermon, who had returned from Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury after three IED attacks and subsequently receiving a Purple Heart, was featured in an Oklahoma news report on the benefits of HBOT. Oklahoma lawmakers are being asked to make HBOT available to Oklahoma Veterans.  In the news feature, Smothermon stated that he returned from Afghanistan as only a shell of his former self and was unable to concentrate in order to return to the legal studies he left behind to serve in Afghanistan. 

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