An article in USA Today, Hyperbaric chamber treatments did not help with mild TBI reports a study, published this week in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, which reports that using hyperbaric oxygen therapy
does not improve the outcome in soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injuries. This study confirms an earlier study published in 2011 with similar results.
This is the latest study to test the hypothesis that using oxygen under high pressure to perfuse brain tissue promotes healing of damaged brain cells. In studies sponsored by the Pentagon and the Veterans Administration, this therapy has been found to be ineffective for treatment of traumatic brain injury.