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Study: Oxygen Therapy Treatments Work the Same as a Placebo

The Army Times has reported that a study suggests that Oxygen therapy is no better than a placebo for treating post-concussion syndrome.

“New research finds that oxygen therapy, administered in the same type of pressurized chamber used to treat scuba divers for decompression sickness, works no better than compressed air for treating troops with lingering symptoms of concussion,” according to the media outlet.

The aforementioned study was reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. “In research involving 72 service members with chronic post-concussive symptoms, physicians found that patients who received a series of 40 oxygen therapy treatments in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber did see significant improvements in their symptoms — but so did those who were treated with slightly pressurized regular air in a chamber,” according to the Army Times.

The full article can be viewed at:

http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/benefits/health-care/2014/11/17/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-concussion-tbi/19183763/

 

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