Chapters 17 - 22

17: A Tale of Trials and the New England Journal of Medicine


Multiple sclerosis—plaques—oxygen—pressure—remission—MRI—swelling—inflammation—Schumacher—healing—blood-brain barrier—hot bath test—Neubauer—New York University—Fischer—hyperbaric oxygen treatment trial—New England Journal of Medicine—p<0.0001—cyclophosphamide trial—hair loss—cancer—editorials—Ingelfinger rule—Glasgow chamber 1963—brain oxygen levels— HIF 1α

18: The UK Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centres: Self-Help in Action


MS Society trials—Newcastle—London—ARMS—Dundee—self help—hyperbaric oxygen treatment—community centres—NICE—Kleijnen and Knipschild—disease modifying drugs—Tysabri—JC virus—progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy—Care Quality Commission—barochambers—deregulation by Act of Parliament—15 year MS study—Pallotta—A patient's story—UBOs

19: Head Injuries—The Curse of Life in the Fast Lane


Gunshot wounds—neurosurgery—brain swelling—pressurised aircraft—motor vehicle accidents—costs—recovery after 19 year coma—oxygen—blood-brain barrier—idling neuron—neutrophils—free radicals—MRI—fat embolism—UBOs—ventilator injury—drug failures—Sukoff—Jacobson—Zamboni—hypoxia—neutrophil—Rockswold—lawyer awareness—UHMS—Neubauer—SPECT—Harch—Courville—Iraq veterans—hyperbaric oxygen treatment—inflammation—long term effects of head injury—second impact syndrome

20: Stroke and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment


Blocked arteries—hypoxia—haemorrhage—aneurysm—emboli—blood-brain barrier—dementia—Alzheimer's disease—cardiac surgery—brain damage—arterial disease—fibrocartilage—PFO—anastomoses—lenticular-striatal arteries—clot busting—drugs fail—emergency treatment—anti-phospholipid syndrome—TIAs—stem cells—ischaemic penumbra—MRI—neuroprotection—no reflow phenomenon—reperfusion injury—chronic stroke—End—Neubauer—Hart—Holbach—idling neurons—SPECTHarch—Efrati—UBOs—Low—emboli—hyperbaric oxygenation—air embolism—stents

21: Healing More than the Brain


Tissue injury—hypoxia—inflammation—auto immunity—'self' antigens—deconstruction—HIF 1α—capillary regrowth—oxygen—stem cells—sports injuries—Tuberculin response—Valenzuela—infection—pneumonia—antipyretic—septicaemia—gangrene—anaerobic infections— Babior—oxygen as an antibiotic—multiple organ failure—carbonmonoxide—angina—oxygen bubbles—organ preservation—ECMO—heart attacks—hypoxia—ST elevation—stents—cardiac surgery—coronary bypass surgery—MRI—brain damage—Cianci—burns—Blue Cross/Shield—denial of service—Edward Teller—President Reagan—UHMS—wound healing—USAF Davis—Barr—diabetic gangrene—diabetic retinopathy—frostbite—children—meningococcal septicaemia—femoral head repair—MRSA
treatment—haemorrhagic cystitis treatment

22: The Way Forward

Carbon monoxide—incomplete combustion—hyperbaric medicine—UK—Japan—Russia—China—US—carbon monoxide poisoning—symptoms—J.S. Haldane—Life without Blood—Jack Haldane—MRI—mid brain damage—hyperbaric oxygen treatment—Randal McCloy—oxygen dosage—principles—degree and duration of hypoxia—emergency treatment—brain mapping—computer brain simulation—resistances to oxygen treatment—cost efficiency—inflammation— hypoxia—equals oxygen treatment—patient's right to choose—education the key

Appendices

1. John Scott Haldane, Curriculum Vitae

2. References to Fat Embolism and Multiple Sclerosis

3. Anecdotes—The Patients' Stories
Hyperbaric Treatment of Acute Eczema—Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Restores a Patient's Speech—Problems from Lumbar Puncture Resolved with Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment— Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lung Damage— Rheumatoid Arthritis in a Young Person Controlled by Oxygen Treatment —Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment for Steroid-Induced Hip Damage—Treating Injured Legs with Oxygen Includes the Brain—Is the Brain a Soft Tissue? Not when Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment is Needed!—A Dedicated Wife Proves that the Brain May Not be Dead but Sleeping— Torture by "Diagnosis": A Multiple Sclerosis Patient's Story—A "Clinically Isolated Syndrome" After a Bruise–Is it Multiple Sclerosis?—A Doctor with Multiple Sclerosis Recovers from an Attack Using More Oxygen—Doctor Reacts to a Patient Reporting Benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment—Oxygen Treatment Beneficial 45 Years After Inflammation from a Spinal Injection—Dr. Oliver Sacks and Awakenings–The Stories Neurology has Forgotten—Brain Injury: Late Benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Followed by MRI—A Veteran Improves from Brain Injury with Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment— Hyperbaric Treatment of a Four-Year-Old Boy with Autism