Category Archives: traumatic brain injury

More on concussions in kids

Atlanta Hyperbaric helps kids with traumatic brain injury, but for various reasons the problem tends to be understated.  As I discussed last week, the terminology we use can be confusing because parents and physicians alike often downplay a mild traumatic … Continue reading

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Concussion v. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Which people suffer long term problems following a bump on the head?  We frequently have to answer that question at Atlanta Hyperbaric and the current use of medical terms may add to the confusion.  At Atlanta Hyperbaric, we follow the … Continue reading

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New study of severe traumatic brain injury and hyperbaric oxygen

The patients we see at Atlanta Hyperbaric who are referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy for traumatic brain injury, are usually patients who are suffering the long, lingering effects of mild to moderate head trauma.  Our typical patient was involved in … Continue reading

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Mild traumatic brain injury

Not long ago, medical students were taught the rule of thumb that if a person younger than about 60 remained conscious after head trauma, he likely did not suffer any permanent injury.  As psychological testing and radiologic imaging technology became … 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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Video of a patient

Dr. Paul Harsch of Louisiana posted this video showing the dramatic improvement of one of his brain-injured patients following treatment with hyperbaric oxygen.  The patient had been involved in an automobile accident that left him severely disabled and shows his … Continue reading

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