October 2021

Hippocampal cerebral blood flow increased following low-pressure hyperbaric oxygenation in firefighters with mild traumatic brain injury and emotional distress

Twenty firefighters with mTBI and mild emotional distress were treated with HBO[T] at a relatively low pressure of 1.3 atmospheres absolute for 45 min a day for 20 consecutive days (the mild emotional distress group). The rCBF [regional cerebral blood flow] of the limbic system was measured using an arterial spin labeling perfusion magnetic resonance imaging before and after the HBO[T]. Analyses were performed on the data from fourteen individuals who completed the study and 14 age- and sex-matched healthy firefighters (the comparison group).

Conclusion: The current study demonstrated that low-pressure HBO[T] might increase rCBF of the hippocampal and parahippocampal regions, suggesting a potential underpinning mechanism of HBO in the human brain. / Read Full Article

May 2021

Effect sizes for symptomatic and cognitive improvements in traumatic brain injury following hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proposed as a method to treat traumatic brain injuries. The combination of pressure and increased oxygen concentration produces a higher content of dissolved oxygen in the bloodstream, which could generate a therapeutic benefit for brain injuries. / Read Full Article

July 2020

New hyperbaric oxygen therapy protocol can improve cognitive function of older adults

The Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at Shamir Medical Center, together with the Sackler School of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University, announced...that a peer-reviewed study has demonstrated for the first time that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can significantly enhance the cognitive performance of healthy older adults.

"Over years of research, we have developed an advanced understanding of HBOT's ability to restore brain function. In the past, we have demonstrated HBOT's potential to improve/treat brain injuries such as stroke, traumatic brain injury and anoxic brain injury (due to sustained lack of oxygen supply) by increasing brain blood flow and metabolism," explained Dr. Amir Hadanny. "This landmark research could have a far-reaching impact on the way we view the aging process and the ability to treat its symptoms."

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September 2018

Effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on chronic neurocognitive deficits of post-traumatic brain injury patients: retrospective analysis

In the largest published cohort of patients [245] suffering from chronic deficits post-TBI of all severities, HBOT was associated with significant cognitive improvements. The clinical improvements were well correlated with increased activity in the relevant brain areas.

BMJ Journals / Read Full Article

JUNE 2018

Opioid Addiction and Substance Abuse Alleviated Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Safe and Effective Intervention in Drug Epidemic...

Cision PR Web / Read Full Article


Each year, thousands of Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury. In 2013, about 2.8 million TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths occurred in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Washington Post / Read Full Article

JULY 2017

Oxygen therapy brings 'remarkable' turnaround for toddler who fell in pool...

CNN / Read Full Article

JULY 2017

Arizona Legislature Approves Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury, Reports the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)... / Read Full Article