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Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned

Posted 3 days ago in Daily MedNews

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- In one of the first such confirmed cases, an Arkansas toddler who suffered severe brain injury after nearly drowning has had that brain damage reversed, using a new treatment. The treatment is known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). It exposes a patient to pure oxygen within the confines of a carefully controlled pressurized chamber. During the therapy, the body gets three times the normal amount of oxygen, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The...

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