HBOT and SPECT Imaging in the Treatment of Chronic Brain Injury - PDF

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case presentation hbot chronic brain injury

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
    • Autism
    • 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.