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Spinal Cord. 2000 Sep;38(9):538-40.

Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy for acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Ebara Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN:

A retrospective study of spinal cord injury (SCI) treated with and without hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy.

OBJECTIVES:

To report on the use of HBO in spinal cord injury.

SETTING:

Neurosurgical Unit, Tokyo, Japan.

METHODS:

Thirty-four cases of hyperextension spinal cord injury without bone damage and previous history of surgical intervention were divided into two groups, with (HBO) or without (non-HBO) therapy. The neurological findings at admission and their outcomes were evaluated by means of Neurological Cervical Spine Scale (NCSS)1 and the average improvement rates in individual groups were compared.

RESULTS:

The improvement rate ranged from 100% to 27.3% with the mean value of 75. 2% in the HBO group, while these values were 100%, 25.0% and 65.1% respectively in the non HBO group.

CONCLUSION:

In the HBO group, the improvement rate indicated effectiveness in acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury.

PMID:
11035474
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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