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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Treatment for Brain Injuries Hiding in Plain Sight

By Robert L. Beckman, PhD   Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an FDA approved medical treatment which enhances the body's natural healing process by inhaling 100% oxygen in a chamber where the atmospheric pressure is increased. It has been employed for decades to treat a…

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Fear-mongering and Special Interest in Healthcare (FMSIH): What drives healthcare in North America?

BACKGROUND AND OBSERVATIONAL EXPERIENCE My sole motivation for writing this narrative is to record observations that I have seen over a period of 35 years in which I have worked in healthcare in the Western Hemisphere. My exposure to and experience within healthcare is diverse…

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Silent Wounding – Unrecognized and Untreated

It has been 7 years since I first published the following article.  What has changed? A lot of U.S. Taxpayers money has been committed to studies whose only definitive conclusion is further studies are needed. Investigators interject themselves into ongoing studies to further federal grants…

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Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Inflammatory Response to Wound and Trauma

There is growing interest in expanding the clinical applications for HBO2 (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) into new medical and surgical fields  The pathophysiology of response towards wounds, infection, trauma, or surgery involves various chemical mediators that include cytokines, prostaglandins (PGs), and nitric oxide (NO). The beneficial role played by HBO2…

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