Journal article

Hyperbaric oxigen therapy in acute cerebral ischemia

P Kranke, M Bennett, A Schnabel, J Wasiak, C French, E Kranke, N Roewer

Nervenheilkunde | SCHATTAUER GMBH-VERLAG MEDIZIN NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN | Published : 2006

Abstract

It has been postulated that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may improve outcome in patients following acute stroke. Therefore, the aim of this review was to assess the effectiveness and safety of adjunctive HBOT in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke. Two authors systematically searched all randomised controlled trials that compared the effect of adjunctive HBOT with no HBOT and they extracted the data independently. Each trial was assessed for validity. Data were extracted and analysed with RevMan 4.2. Three randomised controlled trials satisfied the inclusion criteria. There were no significant differences in mortality rate at six months in those receiving HBOT compared to the control..

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