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
    • 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.
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