Article by Janene Tomelty
In 2009 Dr Daniel Rossignol published in BMC Pediatrics, a multi centred, randomised, double blind, controlled trial looking at the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on children with Autism.
The children's ages ranged from two years of age to seven years.
There were 62 children in the trial.
There was a treatment group, randomly selected, who were exposed to:
- 1.3 ATA
- 24% 02
For forty sessions.
VERSUS the control group who received
- 1.03 ATA (normal pressure)
- 21% 02
The following measurement scales relevant for this diagnosis were used.
CGI- Clinical Global Impression
ABC- Aberant Behaviour Checklist
ATEC- Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist
The group receiving 24% oxygen in the pressured environment of 1.3 ATA showed significant improvements in overall functioning, namely
sensory cognitive awareness
12 Mar 2010
Article/Information supplied by Janene Tomelty
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