Hyperbaric-oxygen treatment of multiple sclerosis. A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study.

@article{Fischer1983HyperbaricoxygenTO,
  title={Hyperbaric-oxygen treatment of multiple sclerosis. A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study.},
  author={Barbara H. Fischer and Mark M. Marks and Theodore Herman Reich},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1983},
  volume={308 4},
  pages={
          181-6
        }
}
Several uncontrolled studies have suggested a beneficial effect of hyperbaric oxygen on multiple sclerosis. We studied 40 patients with advanced chronic multiple sclerosis who were randomly divided into two matching groups. The experimental group received pure oxygen, and the placebo group received a mixture of 10 per cent oxygen and 90 per cent nitrogen; both groups were treated at a pressure of 2 atmospheres absolute for 90 minutes once daily, for a total of 20 exposures. Objective… CONTINUE READING
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