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TBI patients shown to benefit from hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatment.. February 12, 2010

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A 5-year-long traumatic brain injury study conducted at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN, concluded recently, with the results published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. The study results revealed that treatment in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber in the first 24 hours after a brain injury improved brain metabolism and enhanced the brain’s ability to recover, a PR Newswire release reported.

The article noted that “Decreased utilization of oxygenated blood to brain tissue immediately after the injury is often to blame,” for irreversible brain damage associated with severe traumatic brain injuries. Further, an initial brain injury can cause fast swelling in the patient’s brain, which leads to a secondary brain injury due to the increasing pressure.

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