The UHMS has published a supplemental issue of its member publication, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal, to summarize results in studies on traumatic brain injury (TBI). The issue, consisting of 11 papers plus an executive summary, reports new data from two interventional studies sponsored by the United States Army, as well as from a companion study of normative volunteers, and includes a pooled data analysis of all military-sponsored investigations of hyperbaric oxygen for persistent post-concussive symptoms to date.
Drawing on the robust data set from the completed studies the authors in this second special issue present new analyses that complement the primary publications and add to the general knowledge about tools for diagnosing and measuring deficits after mild TBI, the safety of hyperbaric oxygen in this population, and the possible role of hyperbaric oxygen in ameliorating post-concussive symptoms and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The special issue also highlights other exciting directions for research.
UHMS members can view or download the issue for free; non-members can purchase a PDF copy for $25 US. As a special offer you can get a print copy for $25 including shipping, or $25 plus $5 shipping if you are outside the U.S.