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Mild hyperbaric therapy for autism - Shh!…don’t say it’s expensive by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 29 Mar 2009 3:40pm When I recently wrote about the new HBOT -for-autism study (Rossignol et al. 2009) 1, I took issue with unlikely claimed treatment pressures for at least one of the study locations. While a potential methodological weakness, this is probably a fairly small problem in light of potential issues with blinding and interpretation of the results as qua ... Read on »
Controlled Evaluation of the Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on the Behavior of 16 Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 21 Apr 2011 2:00am Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) has become a big topic in the world of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) and autism. An upcoming parent convention with a focus on CAM is even sponsored by an HBOT company. A few papers have come out, without much clear evidence of benefit. A recent paper looks again at HBOT. This paper has a ... Read on »
Oxygen Therapy in COPD and Evidence to be Collected by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 5:48am COPD and decreased Oxygen Decrease in levels of Oxygen in blood is an important consequence of COPD. Compromising the air flow in the lungs leads to diminished blood Oxygen. The amount of Oxygen in blood is taken from arterial blood levels with samples (Presure of Oxygen gas) or with devices using infrared readings (Saturation by Oxymeter). ... Read on »
Hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of childhood autism: a randomised controlled trial by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 24 Oct 2012 2:16pm Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT) has risen in recent years as an “alternative” therapy for many conditions, autism included. The logic behind HBOT is rather fuzzy . For example, there was some discussion of using HBOT to reduce oxidative stress a few years back. How increasing oxygen in the body would decrease oxidative stress was not clear. ... Read on »
The Path Between Anger & Sympathy by debstake Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm I found out yesterday morning that not only did the Travolta’s (see previous post HERE ) know of Jett’s autism; they refused to treat him because of their chosen religion;  ChristianScientology. This is where my anger comes into play here. I get so damn mad when the parents who have the means to help their child using therapies not tradit ... Read on »
Oxygen Therapy for COPD Has Other Consequences by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 03 Feb 2011 9:00am 1 Comment Individuals on long-term oxygen therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been found to face greater risk of death from other diseases, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers enrolled 7,600 patients who had oxygen therapy and studied them until t ... Read on »
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Ineffective Treatment for Children with Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:01pm Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has grown in popularity over the last few years. This growth has occurred without any evidence that HBOT is at all beneficial. A recent study, published in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders entitled Randomized trial of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for children with autism, explores this questi ... Read on »
Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treat Severe Addiction? by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jul 2010 1:56am Hyoerbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has had a controversial history.  The use of high-pressure oxygen in specialized environmental tanks has been invaluable in treating pathological conditions such as decompression sickness, air embolisms, gas gangrene, and carbon monoxide poisoning.  Despite this success, use of HBOT in treating more unconven ... Read on »
Brief Report: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Trial by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Aug 2011 6:28pm Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a popular offering in the alternative medical community. It is a therapy that has proven and approved uses (most notably treatment for decompression sickness or carbon monoxide poisoning). It has been proposed as a therapy for autism, and there is already a mixed body of literature on the subject, most wi ... Read on »
Controversial issues in hyperbaric oxygen therapy: a European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine Workshop by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 19 Aug 2011 3:51pm After writing the post on the University of California HBOT paper ( Brief Report: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Trial ) this new abstract came out: Controversial issues in hyperbaric oxygen therapy: a European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine Workshop. It covers a discussion of ap ... Read on »