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Book Reviews
November 2010

Hyperbaric Oxygen for Neurological Disorders

Author Affiliations
 

Author Affiliations: Paediatrics & Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, and Division of Paediatric Neurology, Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

OLAFSTÜVEMD, PhD

Arch Neurol. 2010;67(11):1411-1412. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2010.277

There are few topics in medicine that evoke such strongly opposing views as hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy, especially when discussed as a treatment for neurological disorders. Proponents argue that HBO is a clinically effective therapy that should hold a complementary place in the therapeutic armamentarium, whereas opponents contend that HBO remains unproven and is needless, expensive, and potentially unsafe. There are also those who hold a middle ground, admitting that HBO may exert a therapeutic effect under certain specific conditions, but who rightfully refrain from recommending it on a routine clinical basis and acknowledge that effective protocols carrying minimum risk have yet to be developed and validated.

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