Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cerebral Palsy: 4MyChild Finds HBOT Results "Promising"

Where others (like us) have found scant evidence to support HBOT for cerebral palsy, the patient advocacy group 4MyChild reports:

In studies, increased oxygen intake and tissue saturation has shown promising results for children with brain injuries:

  • Improved breathing
  • New blood vessel growth
  • Decreased swelling and inflammation
  • Deactivation of toxins
  • Strengthened immune system

If brain damage caused your child's cerebral palsy, hyperbaric oxygen treatment is worth investigating.

We appreciate the enthusiasm and share the hope. But we urge O2.0 readers to weigh the current evidence, especially the fascinating Lancet study, where both HBOT and control groups enjoyed statistically significant benefits. Hmm. Obviously further investigation is warranted, and we found at least one new CP trial currently enrolling.

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