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Dr Paul Harch's Testimony HASC For The Record, FDA Approval of HBOT for Traumatic Brain Injury

TESTIMONY FOR THE RECORD: Regarding FDA approval of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI), off-label prescription drug use by the Department of Defense for TBI and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the potential relationship of this drug use to the incidence of suicides in United States Service members. The National Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Project continues to reaffirm the biological nature of blast-induced brain injuries incurred by coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan . Fortunately, preliminary evidence at multiple centers suggests that these TBI war casualties respond to a low pressure protocol (HBOT 1.5) of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.  HBOT uses oxygen as an FDA-approved drug and is known to be a non-specific biological repair therapy for acute and chronic wounds. HBOT is the only FDA-approved treatment known to biologically repair and regenerate human tissue and activate growth factors at a DNA level. It is FDA-approved to treat conditions like blunt trauma, crush injury and non-healing wounds. Three of the 13 FDA-approved indications are for neurological injury. Physicians are permitted to use an approved drug or device “off-label” when they believe the underlying mechanisms of action may help a patient with a non-approved condition.

Traumatic Brain Injury Care For Our Wounded Soldiers - Dr Orrison's Response 12/08



Sirs and Ma'ams-

Many of you had the good fortune of seeing Dr. Orrison's neuro-radiology
presentation on  December 5th at the "HBOT in TBI" Consensus Conference.
Others have seen Dr. Harch's SPECT brain images of patients he has treated
over the past 18 years.  The quote below will be of interest.

At Dr. Orrison's presentation, he showed 3 patients' whole brain CT scans,
from his practice, who had been treated with HBOT 1.5 by three different
physicians.  All patients had major recovery of brain function. 

Gambit News: "Unseen Menace: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning"

Carbon monoxide is a gas byproduct from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. Common sources of acute and often lethal carbon monoxide poisoning include generators whose fumes to enter a house; kerosene heaters being used indoors; charcoal being burned inside a house; and cars left running in a garage, even with the door open.
Exposure to the toxic gas is less obvious when a gas heater or stove is not working properly, or when a fuel-burning appliance is not burning clean. In those cases, enough carbon monoxide can leak to cause chronic poisoning, but not severe, acute poisoning.

No more "sucking it up" emails from Soldier's Angels, it's time to help them, nurture and heal

Yes of course!
 I am busy right now but I am also brainstorming about mil blogs to post your info to..have you all talked to Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Blackfive, Milbloggers, Michael Yon, Michele Malkin????
Will be in Touch,

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Juliette Lucarini <> wrote:

VFW Ladies Auxiliary offers help TBI/PTSD & HBOT

 Traumatic Brain Injury: The new Scurge of Returning Veterans

Sharon Miller, Ladies Auxiliary Chaplain, VFW Post #12046 with Dr. Carol Henricks

... written October 2006, the numbers of wounded have changed but the general information remains the same....


We are fighting a war that is producing a new population of injured veterans. The term “polytrauma” is the descriptor used by the VA Hospital system to describe soldiers that have received a combination of orthopedic injuries, damage to internal organs and / or brain trauma.  An estimated 16,000 troops have been injured with up to 2/3 of that population suffering some degree of traumatic brain injury (TBI).  While the improved body armor has increased survivability from high power explosive blast injuries, the serious nature of the multiple injuries and their prolonged and complex recovery period has overwhelmed the system.  Recovery from brain injury is the most critical aspect of a soldier’s ability to recover.


LSU will study brain injury treatments - Veterans Pilot Study

The Advocate
Baton Rouge, LA, Newspaper
February 6, 2009

Dr. Paul Harch, an LSU Health Sciences Center emergency medicine professor, is starting a pilot study on treating people with chronic traumatic brain and posttraumatic stress disorder, according to a statement from LSU Health Sciences Center.

The study will examine 30 participants, half with traumatic brain injury and half with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, the statement says.

Dr Paul Harch M.D. speaks to Congress about value of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Dr. Paul G. Harch, New Orleans was invited and presented evidence for a restorative effect of low pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment on chronic brain injury before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. The testimony consisted of functional brain imaging (SPECT) documentation of improvements in brain blood flow in 15 patients with a variety of chronic brain injuries.