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Hyperbaric Treatment is Successful in Chronic Brain Injury

The USAF study from Brookes Air Force base has finally established that hyperbaric treatment benefits patients with mild chronic brain injury (mTBI ). However, the authors allege that the concept of the idling neurone is unproven, despite its acceptance by neurologists. In 1934, Courville described the persistence of neurons in the margin of a traumatised area of brain wound after an interval of 22 years. There have been many cases of recovery of consciousness in head-injured patients after years in coma. This is certain proof that brain cells can be revived when they are “not dead but sleeping.”

PB James

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