traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder, war veterans, hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Returning veterans are frequently diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Considering a recent case-controlled study of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) reporting a reduction in suicidal ideation, we investigated retrospectively three veterans with chronic TBI/PTSD symptoms who were treated with multiple rounds of HBOT with neurophysiological testing performed before and after treatment. Improvements were detected on parameters within neurocognitive domains, including reductions in suicide-related symptoms. These findings independently confirm that HBOT may be effective in treating specific symptoms of TBI/PTSD that are not currently addressed with existing therapeutic approaches.
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Cell Transplantation, v. 28, issue 7, p. 885-892
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Shytle, R. Douglas; Eve, David J.; Kim, Soel-Hee; Spiegel, Allan; Sanberg, Paul R.; and Borlongan, Cesar V., "Retrospective Case Series of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy" (2019). Neurosurgery and Brain Repair Faculty Publications. 15.
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