HBOT and SPECT Imaging in the Treatment of Chronic Brain Injury - PDFby Paul G Harch MD
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and SPECT Brain Imaging
in the Treatment of Chronic Brain Injury
Paul G. Harch M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor L.S.U. School of Medicine
- Refine low-pre sure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) protocols for neurological injuries.
- Presentation includes selective sampling of nearly 400 chronic injuries over the past 12 years.
- Original case was demented diver with brain decompression sickness 7 months after injury.
- Diver achieved clinical, psychometric & functional brain imaging improvement.
- Discovery then generalized to patients with:
- Chronic traumatic brain injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic carbon monoxide poisoning
- Toxic brain injury
- Chronic Stroke
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Substance abuse
- 30 other neurological conditions
- After demonstrating effectiveness in humans, a 1996 and 2001 animal study demonstrated the first ever improvement in chronic brain injury.
- Treatment protocol developed by Dr. Harch now being used in research/clinical practices by multiple centers throughout the United States and internationally.
- World-wide experience has demonstrated the generic rehabilitative potential of low pressure HBOT in chronic brain and neurological injury.