Hyperbaric oxygen as a therapy of Bell's palsy.

@article{Rai1997HyperbaricOA,
  title={Hyperbaric oxygen as a therapy of Bell's palsy.},
  author={Goran Ra{\vc}i{\'c} and Petar J. Denoble and Nikola Sprem and Lovro Boji{\'c} and Bo{\vz}o Bota},
  journal={Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc},
  year={1997},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={35-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare the therapeutic effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) to the effects of prednisone treatment in 79 subjects with Bell's palsy. Patients were randomly assigned either to the HBO2-treated group (n = 42) or to the prednisone-treated group (n = 37). The HBO2 group was exposed to 2.8 atm abs of 100% oxygen for 60 min, twice a day, 5 days a week and was given a placebo orally. The prednisone group was exposed to 2.8 atm abs of 7% O2 (equivalent to 21% O2 in air… CONTINUE READING

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