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Researchers Report First Successful Treatment of Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury
Date:10/11/2007

c brain injury, including trauma, cerebral palsy, autism, toxic brain injury, dementia, and multiple other diagnoses.

Harch stated that when he presented this human case experience at scientific meetings from 1992 to 1999 he was criticized for lack of an animal model. As a result, he adapted the Feeney model of acute traumatic brain injury to chronic brain injury and applied his human protocol of HBOT. Harch and colleagues were able to show in Brain Research that they could improve cognition (spatial learning and memory) while increasing blood vessel density in the damaged hippocampus of the rats.

The potential application to chronic human TBI is important because there is currently no treatment. Chronic TBI affects over 5 million Americans. Costs of treating TBI exceed $60 billion/year in the U.S. alone. The personal toll is far greater. Traumatic brain injury has also been described as the signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As many as 400,000 U.S. servicemen have been exposed to blast injuries and could have varying degrees of TBI. Application of HBOT to these veterans could have a significant impact on their return to work, quality of life, and national security. For information on the Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Project, please visit http://www.healthfreedom.net.

Contact:

Brenna Hill, AAHF

Phone: 1.800.230.2762

Email: brenna@healthfreedom.net

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