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Oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler | ScienceDaily

Oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler | ScienceDaily

The two-year-old girl experienced cardiac arrest after a cold water drowning accident in a swimming pool. After resuscitation at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, MRI revealed deep gray matter injury and cerebral atrophy with gray and white matter loss. She had no speech, gait or responsiveness to commands with constant squirming and head shaking at hospital discharge.

Dr. Harch was consulted, and because hyperbaric oxygen therapy was not available in the patient’s location, he began a bridging treatment to prevent permanent tissue degeneration until he could get the patient to a hyperbaric treatment center.

Source: Oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler — ScienceDaily