Hi! I'm Eileen Geller from Seattle. I'd love to chat with you any time about Nate's experience with a concussion. He was 10 when it occurred, is 12 now, and much, much, much (90%) better after hyperbaric treatment.
The video you will view records the astounding recovery that Curt made as he underwent a course of HBOT. The segments of the video were edited from the running VHS tape I recorded of Curt’s progress beginning 4 months after his severe traumatic brain injury through 89 HBOT’s. Since the voices on the tape are hard to discern in places and Curt is speaking in hushed tones the following narrative accompanies each segment on the tape...
BY SCOTT RABALAIS
the more oxygen you put into your system for a variety of things the better it is,” Miles said recently.
His personal revelation led Miles to start peppering LSU’s medical staff with questions about the potential of oxygen treatment for injuries. Eventually, it led Miles to the discovery that a pair of doctors in New Orleans, Paul Harch and Keith Van Meter, were at the forefront of hyperbaric oxygen therapy...
Dr. Paul Harch explains in detail the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy benefit in TBI at The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana’s annual conference.
Paul G. Harch M.D. Lectures at BIALA 2013
On March 21st the foremost doctor of hyperbaric oxygen therapy Dr. Paul Harch was featured at the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana’s annual conference held at the Embassy Suites in Baton Rouge. Dr. Harch lectured for 77 minutes about how TBI can be treated, and gives in depth details of the HBOT benefits to chronic and acute traumatic brain injuries. A concise version of Curt Allen, a 19 year old male who sustained a TBI from a motor vehicle accident, is shown with commentary never before heard.
BIALA’s Annual Conference is the leading brain injury conference in Louisiana and attracts brain injury and/or spinal cord injury survivors, family members, medical professionals, discharge planners, therapists, and state officials.
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By Eileen Geller RN
Hi, I'm Eileen Geller, a Seattle-RN and mom of Nate, who is now 13 years old. I understand you have some questions about the potential use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for your nephews, one of whom has lost his eyesight. I am most happy to speak to you or to your sister or one of your other family members about Nate's experience. Perhaps it might also be helpful for me to provide a brief written overview of Nate's experience so you can pass this on in advance of a phone call. At 10 years old Nate received a brain injury playing lacrosse. He had some pretty severe after-effects, including physical debility, pain, balance, hearing, and cognitive function loss. The most severe problem involved vision. Nate's entire peripheral vision was knocked out by the injury—he had only an inch in front if each eye with mostly clear sight, the rest of his vision was totally opaque and spinning constantly. They determined the hit had knocked out his brain's ability to determine visual vergence, among other problems. For a year and a half we went to a slew of doctors, neurologists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other specialists. Eventually we went to a physician my ophthalmologist neighbor and friend called "the god of eye doctors." This fellow actually told Nate to his face that his vision would "never ever improve."
Dan suffered Chronic Brain Decompression Illness. He was then misdiagnosed and further institutionalized.
After 93 hyperbaric oxygen treatment dives administered by Dr. Paul Harch in Louisiana Dan returned to teaching educationally handicapped children for the state of New Mexico.
The Ronald McDonald House of New Orleans has been brightened up with the smiles and cheerful squeals of 4 year old Rusty Webb. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and has been undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatments at the Family Physicians Center with Dr. Paul Harch.
This article will review the current literature and history of application of low pressure (low dosage) LPHBOT to pediatric neurology. The most rigorous study on this subject will be analyzed and its interpretation debated in terms of past and present scientific data and theoretical considerations. The major flaw in the study's conclusion is illustrated by pre and post HBOT SPECT brain imaging on two of the author's cerebral palsy patients and the author's 12-year-experiehce of HBOT treatment of Cerebral Palsy children. There is substantial scientific explanation and data to argue for reimbursement of HBOT in Cerebral Palsy.