Category Archives: cerebral palsy

Why we don’t use hyperbaric oxygen for cerebral palsy but the Chinese do

I bring up this issue because we supposedly have a free-market medical system and the Chinese–well, they’re communists.  Has the free market failed yet again? Actually, I’m one of those true believers who thinks that markets never fail.  So, my … Continue reading

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Pediatric stroke

From time to time, Atlanta Hyperbaric gets a child referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy who has had a stroke.   Although most of our stroke patients are adults, and older adults at that, it seems like awareness of stroke in … Continue reading

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Hyperbaric oxygen may stimulate brain stem cells

A few weeks back, I wrote about the animal model of cerebral palsy.  Although animal models have pitfalls, by and large, medicine has often advanced through wise interpretation of these models.  Rats are often used because the scientist can do … 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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Cerbral palsy: the Collet study

In 2001 the prestigious English medical journal, Lancet, published the only double-blind, randomized study of hyperbaric oxygen for the treatment of cerebral palsy ever performed.  In the ensuing eight years, no one has attempted to extend or even replicate the … Continue reading

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