In humans this
application has never advanced beyond the original scientific report
in 1963. Similarly, the great majority of 336 acute coma and cardiac
arrest patients in China and 170 near-hanging patients in Northern
France were successfully resuscitated with a single high pressure
HBOT. HBOT delivered shortly after these brain insults seemed to
work identically to the manner in which it has worked all of these
years in the classic accepted application of HBOT, decompression
illness of divers (Harch PG.
of Decompression Illness and Use of SPECT Brain Imaging. In:
Treatment of Decompression Illness, 45th UHMS Workshop, Eds. RE
Moon, PJ Sheffield, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society,
Kensington, MD. 1996). Specifically, it treats the common major
underlying problem called reperfusion injury, or the injury that
occurs once blood flow and oxygen are restored.
example of the use of HBOT is the combination of hyperbaric oxygen
therapy with radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer patients.
It has been shown the kill ratio of cancer cells by radiation is
directly proportional to the oxygen content of the tissue. What more
obvious common sense method to increase the oxygen content of tumors
than by the administration of hyperbaric oxygen therapy? So thought
researchers 35 years ago in New Orleans where some of this seminal
work was performed.
In just the past
three years doctors in the Far East have delivered radiation therapy
to patients with one of the most deadly of all cancers, brain
cancer, within 15 minutes of exit from a hyperbaric oxygen chamber
and shown an approximately 50% increase in survival. Marlo Thomas,
the famous actress and benefactor of St. Jude's Medical Center in
Memphis, Tennessee recounted to Chairman Regula immediately before
my testimony last week how the researchers at St. Jude's are
desperately seeking and hope to develop new therapies for the
treatment of brain cancer in children with the addition of a new $80
million brain cancer center.
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