Category Archives: Hyperbaric Medicine

Human Multitasking

I came across a forthcoming article, Supertaskers: Profiles in extraordinary multitasking ability, which caught my attention even though it had nothing to do with hyperbaric oxygen or the neurologic conditions we treat at Atlanta Hyperbaric. Other studies have shown that … Continue reading

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Robots to the rescue

Robots are transforming medicine.  You can find them now in the operating room, the cardiac cath lab and the radiation oncology department.  So, when I came across a robot study used for stroke rehabilitation from the recent American Stroke Association … Continue reading

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New information about blood pressure and stroke

Every patient at Atlanta Hyperbaric gets his blood pressure taken. Measuring a patient’s blood pressure has become a ritual part of the medical examination since the early twentieth century and it didn’t take long to discover an association between high … Continue reading

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Video games and stroke

Recovery from stroke is a major effort of Atlanta Hyperbaric.  Hyperbaric oxygen resupplies blood flow to the stroke penumbra, which leads to direct recovery of functional brain tissue, among other things.  Rehabilitation from stroke generally depends upon brain plasticity, or … Continue reading

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ASA International Stroke Conference

San Antonio hosted the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference this week. I didn’t attend but my colleagues at Medpagetoday came through again, with extensive coverage, including video. The conference reported hundreds of studies on stroke, but not one involved … Continue reading

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Oxytocin treatment of autism

Don’t just glance at the title and then ask, “Is he off his rocker?”  “What’s in the water cooler at Atlanta Hyperbaric?”  No, I said oxytocin, not OxyContin®.  The first is a hormone, sold under the trade name of Pitocin®, … Continue reading

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Lyme disease, Autism update

Another week in the books at Atlanta Hyperbaric and two interesting things happened: First, an article came out on maternal age and autism and second, a patient was referred with chronic Lyme disease.  We, of course, treat autism and keep … Continue reading

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