Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Research in Unresolved Traumatic Brain Injury

The International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation is studying a low-pressure hyperbaric oxygen treatment protocol in volunteers who have been diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and TBI/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in a multicenter clinical trial using an observational study design. All participants in the study receive the trial Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). OSU Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine is one of 17 study sites in the nation participating in the clinical trial and has studied the greatest number of participants to date.

About hyperbaric oxygen therapy

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is currently accepted and approved for treatment of more than a dozen medical conditions by professional medical organizations and CMS.
  • Use of hyperbaric oxygen for TBI stems from its use for treatment of diving injuries, including those to the brain.
  • Results of small studies and reported cases suggest a low-pressure hyperbaric oxygen protocol may ameliorate symptoms of TBI and improve quality of life for TBI sufferers. The National Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Clinical Trial (NBIRR) is designed to collect scientific evidence of the safety and efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for TBI/PTSD.

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