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Traumatic Brain Injury TBI - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

1860 Town Center Drive
Suite G220
Reston, Virginia 20190

Voice: 703-709-1119
Fax: 703 709-7496

Samuel Shor, MD, FACP


Dr. Shor - Internal Medicine of Northern VA

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"Enrollment is open for the N-BIRR study"
N-BIRR- National Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Project

Announcement to Patients

NBIRR Inclusion - Exclusion Criteria

ANAM Results

Rockswold SB, Rockswold GL, Defillo A. Hyperbaric oxygen in traumatic brain injury. Neurol Res. 2007 Mar;29(2):162-72

Harch PG, Fogarty EF, Staab PK and Van Meter K Low pressure hyperbaric oxygen therapy and SPECT brain imaging in the treatment of blast-induced chronic traumatic brain injury (post-concussion syndrome) and post traumatic stress disorder: a  case report Cases Journal 2009, 2:6538

Harch PG, Kridt C, Van Meter KW and Sutherland RJ Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves spatial learning and memory in a rat model of chronic traumatic brain injury Brain Research 1174 (2007) 120-129

GOLDEN Z, GOLDEN CJ & NEUBAUER RA Improving neuropsychological function after chronic brain injury with hyperbaric oxygen Disability and Rehabilitation, November 2006; 28(22): 1379 – 1386

Wang YC, Zhang S, Du TY, Wang B, Sun XQ. Hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury by stimulating autophagy in neurocyte. Brain Res. 2010 Apr 6;1323C:149-151. Epub 2010 Feb 1.

Calvert JW, Cahill J, Zhang JH. Hyperbaric oxygen and cerebral physiology. Neurol Res. 2007 Mar;29(2):132-41

Neubauer RA, Neubauer V, Gerstenbrand F Late Treatment of Severe Brain Injury  with Hyperbaric OxygenationJournal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 10 Number 2 Summer 2005

Zhang T, Yang QW, Wang SN, Wang JZ, Wang Q, Wang Y, Luo YJ. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves neurogenesis and brain blood supply in piriform cortex in rats with vascular dementia Brain Inj. 2010 Aug 17.

Vila JF, Balcarce PE, Abiusi GR, Dominguez RO, Pisarello JB. Improvement in motor and cognitive impairment after hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a selected group of patients with cerebrovascular disease: a prospective single-blind controlled trial.Undersea Hyperb Med. 2005 Sep-Oct;32(5):341-9

Wright, James K (11/2009). "Case report: Treatment of mild traumatic brain injury with hyperbaric oxygen". Undersea & hyperbaric medicine (1066-2936), 36 (6),  391.

Al-Waili NS, Butler GJ, Beale J, Abdullah MS, Hamilton RW, Lee BY, Lucus P, Allen MW, Petrillo RL, Carrey Z, Finkelstein M.  Hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of patients with cerebral stroke, brain trauma, and neurologic disease.   Adv. Ther. 2005 Nov-Dec; 22(6):659-78.

“Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy has been used to treat patients with numerous disorders, including stroke. This treatment has been shown to decrease cerebral edema, normalize water content in the brain, decrease the severity of brain infarction, and maintain blood-brain barrier integrity. In addition, HBO therapy attenuates motor deficits, decreases the risks of sequelae, and prevents recurrent cerebral circulatory disorders, thereby leading to improved outcomes and survival. Hyperbaric oxygen also accelerates the regression of atherosclerotic lesions, promotes antioxidant defenses, and suppresses the proliferation of macrophages and foam cells in atherosclerotic lesions. …. In studies that investigated the effects of HBO therapy on the damaged brain, the treatment was found to inhibit neuronal death, arrest the progression of radiation-induced neurologic necrosis, improve blood flow in regions affected by chronic neurologic disease as well as aerobic metabolism in brain injury, and accelerate the resolution of clinical symptoms.”

TBI Treatment Act Introduced to House of Representatives



1860 Town Center Drive I Suite G220 I Reston, Virginia 20190 I Voice: 703-709-1119 I Fax: 703 709-7496