Last updated on April 2015

Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Age: 18 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:    No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All Stage Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)as demonstrated by loss of consciousness due to the injury that is a minimum of 1 year old
  • Age ≥18 years
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 0-2
  • Women: Negative pregnancy test: If sexually active, women will take contraceptive measures for the duration of the treatments. Medically acceptable contraceptives include: 1) surgical sterilization (such as tubal ligation, hysterectomy, 2) approved hormonal contraceptives (such as birth control pills, patches, implants or injections), 3) barrier methods (such as a condom or diaphragm) used with a spermicide, or 4) an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Subjects capacity to give legally effective consent (patient is alert and oriented x3)
  • Signed consent form approved by the Institutional Review Board prior to patient entry
  • History of lung disease (e.g. bronchitis, asthma) requires chest x-ray prior to inclusion in the study

  • Untreated Pneumothorax
    • Anti-metabolites/chemotherapeutic agents (is used currently)
    • Mafenide Acetate (sulfamylon): antibacterial drug; peripheral vasodilation Disulfiram (Antabuse)
    • History of spontaneous pneumothorax
    • Seizure Disorder
    • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
    • Acute High Fever
    • Acute Viral Infection
    • Participation in another experimental trial with active interventions
    • Women who are pregnant or lactating

Recruitment Status: Open


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