Accession Number:

ADA611534

Title:

The Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Symptoms after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH DEPT

Report Date:

2012-11-20

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Since 2000 the Department of Defense DoD has documented more than 230,000 cases of traumatic brain injury TBI, nearly 80 of which are classified as mild.1 Conflicts in the Middle East have contributed to a rise in the incidence of TBI among deployed service members SMs, with a 117 increase in the average incident diagnoses in the past 6 years of conflict compared to the first 6 years. Explosive blasts e.g., improvised explosive devices cause the majority of combat-related mild TBI mTBI. Most of the injuries affecting active-duty SMs involve both the primary effects of the blast wave plus the resultant blunt trauma caused by the physical displacement of the injured persons or objects in their environment, known as tertiary blast injury.2 Importantly, many SMs also have had repetitive blast exposures, often with associated head trauma and resultant brain injury with associated physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms.3

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE