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HBO Therapy in Global Cerebral Ischemia/Anoxia and Coma

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Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine

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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 associated with drowning and hanging are discussed under the following headings: (1) pathophysiology, (2) rational basis of HBO therapy, (3) review of animal experimental studies, and (4) review of human clinical studies. Finally case studies are given.

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