Since their research going back to the 1980s, LSU Health Sciences doctors have been on the forefront of treating brain damage in oxygen chambers.
Medical Watch has been following their discoveries for two decades. Now there is an opportunity for the public to learn more from doctors at a free seminar.
For years, LSU emergency medicine experts Dr. Keith Van Meter and Dr. Paul Harsh have been studying treating brain injury in hyperbaric oxygen chambers.
Singer Charmaine Neville was helped with a chronic brain condition, as were stroke and near drowning patients, children with cerebral palsy and autism.
Soldiers with traumatic brain injury, PTSD and athletes have traveled here to be treated as well.
Many patients and doctors believe international studies showing damaged brain tissue can be helped, but there are still doctors who are skeptical.
You can learn more tomorrow at a free, all-day hyperbaric oxygen symposium at the Astor Crowne Plaza.
Here is the schedule:
HBOT2016 Public & Patriot Day
9:00am – 9:10am Welcome and Outline of the Day – Edward Fogarty, M.D.
9:10am – 9:50am Introduction to HBOT and the 15 Indications – Paul Harch, M.D.
9:50am – 10.20am Where is HBOT on the Spectrum of Translational Medicine – Robert Mozayeni, M.D.
10:20am – 11:00am HBOT and Cancer – Paul Anderson, N.M.D.
11:00am-11:30am Evolving Hyperbaric Treatment: An International Perspective – Mal Hooper, D.C.
11:30am – 12.00pm Hyperbaric Chambers: Are they safe? – Steve Reimers, P.E.
2:00pm – 2:40pm HBOT and Pediatrics: Autism and Cerebral Palsy – Paul Harch, M.D.
2:40pm – 3:20pm HBOT for CTE in Special Forces populations: Challenges – Carol Henricks, M.D.
3:20pm – 3:50pm Post TBI, A Soldiers Homecoming – Major Ben Richards, U.S. Army (Ret)
3:50pm – 4:20pm Realizing the American Dream – Jim Hooker
4:20pm – 5:00pm NBIRR and the Patriot Clinic – William Duncan, Ph.D.
5:00pm – Closing Remarks – Edward Fogarty, M.D.
For more: http://www.hbot2016.com/