HBOT News & Research

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is increasingly appearing in the news and new research as a treatment for a variety of conditions involving inflammation.  Use the search or select an article below to to keep up to date on the most recent HBOT News.

Recent Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) News

During NC Phase 1 COVID-19 Re-Opening

COVID-19 Update - Extivita-RTP REMAINS 5 DAYS/WEEK and continue to serve all of our patients with dive times offered throughout the day. As North Carolina enters Phase 1 of re-opening today, we continue to comply with CDC infection control...

Minimize Loss of Life From COVID-19 with HBOT

Minimize Loss of Life From COVID-19 with HBOT

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can destroy harmful bacteria and viruses, while enhancing the body’s natural defenses. We propose HBOT for high risk, early stage COVID-19 patients, recommending this novel use of pressure and oxygen based on its...

Extivita, HBOT, & Covid-19

Extivita, HBOT, & Covid-19

As you probably know by now, the WHO Director-General has declared the global COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic, meaning it is an epidemic which has spread across multiple continents. This page will inform you of the steps Extivita is taking to...

Oxygen Therapy working for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Oxygen Therapy working for coronavirus (COVID-19)

South Korea states that oxygen therapy has been assisting with the recovery of a critically ill COVID-19 patient - COVID-19 is the new strain of the coronavirus, which has caused the 2020 worldwide pandemic. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of Korea...

Recent Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Research

Retrospective Case Series of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Retrospective Case Series of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Returning veterans are frequently diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Considering a recent case-controlled study of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) reporting a reduction in suicidal ideation, we investigated retrospectively three veterans with chronic TBI/PTSD symptoms who were treated with multiple rounds of HBOT with neurophysiological testing performed before and after treatment. Improvements were detected on parameters within neurocognitive domains, including reductions in suicide-related symptoms. These findings independently confirm that HBOT may be effective in treating specific symptoms of TBI/PTSD that are not currently addressed with existing therapeutic approaches.

Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is defined as the use of oxygen at higher than atmospheric pressure for the treatment of underlying disease processes and the diseases they produce. Modern HBOT in which 100% O2 is breathed in a pressurized chamber dates back to the 1930s, when it was first used for treatment of decompression illness in divers. There are currently 13 FDA-approved uses for HBOT, including decompression illness, gas gangrene, air embolism, osteomyelitis, radiation necrosis, and the most recent addition—diabetic ulcers. HBOT can dramatically and permanently improve symptoms of chronic TBI months or even many years after the original head injury. This assertion is generally met with skepticism within the medical establishment because we have been taught for generations that any post-concussion symptoms persisting more than 6 months or so after a head injury are due to permanent brain damage that cannot be repaired.