Oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in toddler saved from drowning

Oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in toddler saved from drowning

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Doctors have used hyperbaric oxygen therapy, where a patient is administered pure oxygen in a pressure-controlled ...

If medical professionals can intervene quickly enough, the heart can be restarted after a person has officially died, but the resulting brain damage often means they struggle to return to their former motor function and neurological capacity. Now, doctors at LSU Health New Orleans and the University of North Dakota have successfully reversed the brain damage of a two-year-old drowning victim using oxygen therapy techniques.

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July 18, 2017 at 02:32AM

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