How and why hyperbaric oxygen therapy can bring new hope for children suffering from cerebral palsy–an editorial perspective

Cerebral palsy (CP) is generally considered a nonprogressive condition resulting from neurological injury in the antenatal or perinatal period. The increased survival rates of premature infants due to advances in neonatal intensive care has led to increased incidence of CP, which is now higher than three in 1,000 births.Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) events resulting in cellular necrosis, neuronal inactivation and cerebral white matter injury are the most common causes of severe neurological handicaps in children with CP.

Categories: Child neurology
Tags: cerebral palsy, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy