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This research and systematic literature review evaluates the safety and efficacy of Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to improve treatment outcomes in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). This review included the search of PubMed, Cochrane Review, Clinical Key, and DynaMed. The search included randomized control trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses published in the last 20 years.
• Several studies show evidence to support the use of HBOT in TBIs, however the majority of research suggests overall insufficient evidence on the topic. Several studies also address the concern for safety and side effects, as individuals are exposed to increased pressures for long lengths of time.
• Ultimately, more research and studies are needed in order to claim safety and efficacy in the use of HBOT in TBI treatment.
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and traumatic brain injuries, hyperbaric oxygen effectiveness, hyperbaric oxygen safety, hyperbaric oxygen side effects, hyperbaric oxygen contraindications, hyperbaric oxygen mechanism of action, and hyperbaric oxygen evidence
Medicine and Health Sciences
Wiedmann, Jordan A., "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries" (2020). Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters. 241.