Selasa, 09 September 2014

Autism Research: Brief Report: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Trial

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Research:

Clincial Trial Looks at Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as an Autism Treatment and its Effect on Cytokines

Autism Research Studies Effects of Hyperbaric 

Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) on Cytokines in Autisic Children and its Efficacy as an Autism Treatment One treatment option available for autism spectrum disorder is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).  Relatively few studies have been conducted using this treatment option.  Of those studies, many suggest there may be a benefit to hyperbaric oxygen therapy while at least one showed no benefit.  A recent clinical trial attempted to determine if HBOT was effective for autistic children.  

The research also attempted to determine if cytokines play a role in any possible benefits from HBOT. 

 The findings were published in an article titled
  Brief Report: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Trial.
Ten autistic children participated in the study.  There was no control group in the study.  The children received 80 HBOT sessions over a given period of time.
The researchers found that all 10 children in the study showed an improvement of 2 points in the clinician-rated CGI-I scale.  Parents also reported several areas of improvement in the children.
The study also looked at the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on cytokine levels in the participants.  The study participants had normal baseline cytokine levels.  No significant changes in cytokine levels were observed in the autistic children during the trial.
The authors state the study findings indicate that HBOT does not affect cytokine levels in autistic children.  They also suggest that the behavior improvements observed during the trial were not a result of changes in cytokines.

ditayangkan ulang oleh dr. Erick supondha (hyperbaric & diving Medicine consultant)
 dokter ahli hiperbarik dan kesehatan penyelaman , jakarta, indonesia 021 99070050