The use of hyperbaric oxygen in children with autism: a retrospective study

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Unit:
Library of the School of Health Sciences
ΠΜΣ Αναζωογόνηση
Deposit date:
2022-06-22
Year:
2022
Author:
Tsiourdas Theodoros
Supervisors info:
Ιακωβίδου Νικολέττα, Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Ξάνθος Θεόδωρος, Καθηγητής, Ευρωπαϊκό Πανεπιστήμιο, Κύπρος
Εκμεκτζόγλου Κωνσταντίνος, Ακαδημαϊκός Υπότροφος, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Η χρήση του υπερβαρικού οξυγόνου στα παιδιά με αυτισμό: αναδρομική μελέτη
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
The use of hyperbaric oxygen in children with autism: a retrospective study
Summary:
INTRODUCTION: Autism is defined as a developmental disorder that negatively affects the social, lingyistic, communication and cognitive skills of an individual. The use of hyperbaric oxygen has been reported to improve these deficits. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of hyperbaric oxygen helps to improve the neurological deficits of children who suffering from autism for the first time in Greece.

METHODS: In our study 9 children were included of which 8 boys and 1 girls. The aim of the research is to determine the safety of therapy, whether there is an improvement in the neurological deficits of children with autism.

RESULTS: We therefore observe that hyperbaric oxygen therapy contributes to the improvement or even the elimination of neurological deficits with the exception of epilepsy which was not affected by the treatment. The significance factor is quite strong p<0,005. Finally, the treatment seems to be safe as no side effects were observed and no children left the treatment.

CONCLUSION: The use of hyperbaric oxygen seems to improve the neurological deficits of children. However, other research will have to be done either to strengthen the theory or to refute it.
Main subject category:
Health Sciences
Keywords:
Autism, Hyperbaric, Oxygen, Treatment, Children, Nutrition.
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
Yes
Number of references:
17
Number of pages:
72
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