Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy has been used to treat patients with numerous disorders, including stroke. This treatment has been shown to decrease cerebral edema, normalize water content in the brain, decrease the severity of brain infarction, and maintain blood-brain barrier integrity. In addition, HBO therapy attenuates motor deficits, decreases the risks of sequelae, and prevents recurrent cerebral circulatory disorders, thereby leading to improved outcomes and survival.
Hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. A double-blind pilot study.
Nighoghossian N, Trouillas P, Adeleine P, Salord F.
Department of Neurology, Cerebrovascular Disease, Neurological Hospital, Lyon,
Hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke: an unsettled issue.
Nighoghossian N, Trouillas P.
Department of Neurology, Cerebrovascular Disease and Ataxia Research Center, Lyon,
Improvement in motor and cognitive impairment after hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a selected group of patients with cerebrovascular disease: a prospective single-blind controlled trial.
Vila JF, Balcarce PE, Abiusi GR, Dominguez RO, Pisarello JB.
Hospital Naval CMPMde Buenos Aires, Argentina 2 Hospital Sirio Libanes, Buenos