The Treatment of Cerebral Ischemia with Hyperbaric Oxygen (OHP)
The treatment of a patient for three and one-half months, following occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery with the associated neurological sequelae, with hyperbaric oxygen combined with methyldopa and hydrochlorthazide is presented. Treatment scheduled was two and one-half atmospheres absolute. The treatment was interrupted after 15 treatments to rule out spontaneous remission for a period of 30 days, and no further improvement occurred until treatments were reinstituted. The dramatic return to a near normal state during treatment appears to indicate that he did benefit from therapy.
- cerebrovascular disease
- cerebral artery
- cranial nerve
- cerebral blood flow
- deep tendon reflexes
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