Monthly Archives: July 2009

What is the ischemic penumbra? Part 2

Last time I introduced the topic of the ischemic penumbra, which is the zone of living brain tissue between normal brain and the central dead zone of a stroke.  The brain tissue in the penumbra is receiving enough blood to … Continue reading

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What is the ischemic penumbra? Part 1

Some tissues of our body have redundancy of blood supply, by which I mean that if an artery that supplies blood to this area becomes obstructed, overlapping blood supply is enough to limit tissue death. I first saw this phenomenon … Continue reading

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Cerebral palsy treatment options

Physicians who treat children with cerebral palsy have to maintain a positive outlook.  I think that’s especially true for those of us who treat patients with hyperbaric oxygen.  We all agree that cerebral palsy cannot be cured.  See here, here … Continue reading

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What does the animal model for cerebral palsy tell us?

Animal models are useful for research in many diseases, including cerebral palsy. Conditions can be controlled with precision, but you can never be certain whether the results of an animal experiment apply to people. Regardless of the uncertainty, the results … Continue reading

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