We paused to read and reread and reflect before scoring the state of the evidence on HBOT for stroke. Let's err on the side of caution: promising. But, really, come on. What's not compelling about increasing blood flow deep in the brain to reduce the extent of tissue damage and speed healing, recovery, and rehabilitation? After all, the very same therapeutic mechanisms were good enough to get HBOT approved for intracranial abscess, not to mention acute traumatic ischemias and chronic wounds. (And stay tuned for traumatic brain injury.)
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