HBO Therapy in Global Cerebral Ischemia/Anoxia and Coma

 Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy has been used in a number of conditions characterized by global ischemia (as opposed to focal ischemia of stroke), and anoxia, and leading to impairment of consciousness. Conditions such as coma due to brain injury and anoxia asso ciated with drowning and hanging are discussed under the following headings: (1) patho physiology, (2) rational basis of HBO therapy, (3) review of animal experimental studies, and (4) review of human clinical studies. Finally case studies are given. 

Categories: Child neurology, Medical clinic, Neurology, Rehabilitation