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Subject: RE: Concussion May 17th Dr Harch at BIALA
From: "Eileen Geller"
Date: May 18, 2012 11:10:27 AM CDT
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.
Curt Allen, Jr. was a 17 year old man who was involved in a high speed motor vehicle accident in June, 2004, in which he sustained severe traumatic brain injury. Curt was in a coma at the scene of the accident. He was admitted to an acute care hospital, underwent brain surgery to relieve pressure and placed in the ICU in critical condition. After one month he was transferred to a highly regarded post-acute brain injury rehabilitation center in Southeast Louisiana where he remained for 3 months. During these three months he made such minimal progress that he was discharged as a failure of standard intensive traumatic brain injury therapy. The day before discharge from this center his mother attended a local church where she asked the priest to request that the congregation pray for her son’s recovery. After the priest fulfilled this request during Mass Mrs. Allen was approached by a physician patient of mine to whom I had delivered low-pressure HBOT years before for his stroke and subsequent traumatic brain injury. My patient referred Mrs. Allen to me and the following week Curt was evaluated at my clinic.
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...
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Professor Keith Van Meter, MD / Chief of Emergency Medicine, LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans School of Medicine talks about the early days of Dr. Harch's medical career.
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Paul G Harch M.D. has long been considered a pioneer in hyperbaric medicine research and clinical applications. Author of The Oxygen Revolution, Dr. Harch has written numerous articles on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and has had several writings published in major medical journals. Dr. Harch was responsible for the scientific argument and application to Medicare that resulted in the approval of hyperbaric oxygen treatment of diabetic foot wounds. Based on Dr. Richard Neubauer’s work and in conjunction with Dr. Van Meter he has developed many of the accepted protocols for HBOT in neurological disorders, including chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in our military veterans.
Because hyperbaric oxygen treatments have not been approved for brain tissue healing, insurance will not pay for this treatment.
Still, people with brain damage, including military veterans with PTSD, come to New Orleans from around the world for treatment.
Since our first story ran in May, people with CADASIL from around the world have contacted Neville.
"We're trying to repair the damage that's been done, and to repair that damage, it takes more treatment. I should be able to get her to a higher level of function. With periodic treatment, we should be able to maintain her there and counteract the effects of the continued CADASIL degeneration," said Dr. Harch.
"I don't make them think that this is a cure (or) I'm cured you know. But I am better and I can feel it and I know people can see it, said Neville who still at times uses a cane to assure balance as she walks.
New research on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment (HBOT) for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was presented at the 8th World Congress on Brain Injury in Washington DC.
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This is a cry for help from our brave solders who survived some intense situations in the line of duty and made it home alive. Some were welcomed with cheers some weren’t. Some came home decorated and some came home with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Harch Hyperbarics honors all veterans with our deepest gratitude and for those who need it—treatment that will give them back their lives.
The following is an excerpt from Dr. Paul Harch’s book The Oxygen Revolution: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy