Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in the US. Approximately 70-90% of the TBI cases are classified as mild, and up to 25% of them will not recover and suffer chronic neurocognitive impairments. The main pathology in these cases involves diffuse brain injuries, which are hard to detect by anatomical imaging yet noticeable in metabolic imaging. The current study tested the effectiveness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in improving brain function and quality of life in mTBI patients suffering chronic neurocognitive impairments.
Rahav Boussi-Gross equal contributor, Haim Golan equal contributor, Gregori Fishlev, Yair Bechor, Olga Volkov, Jacob Bergan, Mony Friedman, Dan Hoofien, Nathan Shlamkovitch, Eshel Ben-Jacob mail, Shai Efrati