Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Study finds both HBOT and HBAT groups showed improvements

Well, I can't believe it's been almost 5 YEARS since I've posted any updates.  Our son is now in first grade and is doing well, all things considered.  He is very mobile, energetic and also nonverbal which really makes communication difficult at times.  That being said, he has continued making steady improvements over the years and is a great kid.

What prompted this post was an email from a friend with a recently published HBOT study.  Granted, this wasn't an HIE or CP study, but it was still looking at the effectiveness of HBOT (1.5 ATA, 100% oxygen) and HBAT (1.2 ATA, room air) in treating the brain (post concussion symptoms).

What I found interesting in this study published 11/21/2014 is that it shows similar findings as the Canada study in the 1990's.  Compared with the no intervention group, HBOT and HBAT groups both showed improvement in symptoms!