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Friday, October 2, 2015

Literature Review: HBOT is Not Recommended for ASD Treatement

From lbrb - Left Brain Right Brain

By Matt Carey
September 28, 2015

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) is one of the many “treatments” that are promoted for autism. This recent literature review shows that there is no good basis for HBOT and autism.

Or, as the abstract concludes:


“HBO2 should not be recommended for ASD treatment until more conclusive favorable results and long-term outcomes are demonstrated from well-designed controlled trials.”

Using Hyperbaric Oxygen for Autism Treatment: A Review and Discussion of Literature
Martin R, Srivastava T, Lee J, Raj N, Koth KA, Whelan HT

PURPOSE

To determine whether hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy should be used for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

METHODS

A literature search was performed on PubMed, Cochrane Library and DynaMed for studies evaluating the use of HBO2 for ASD treatment. The studies were then reviewed for the highest quality evidence.

RESULTS

The evidence is weak for the use of HBO2 in ASD, with only one, likely flawed, randomized control study showing treatment benefit.

CONCLUSIONS

HBO2 should not be recommended for ASD treatment until more conclusive favorable results and long-term outcomes are demonstrated from well-designed controlled trials.

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