19 Mar Research project – HBO after stroke
Based on our competence, and 40 year of experience from the oil and gas industry, we have established hyperbaric oxygen therapy in one of our pressure chambers. We deliver treatment for patients with diagnoses where HBO-therapy is recommended by international experts in hyperbaric medicine (ECHM and UHMS).
Some patients suffers from diagnoses where there is a theoretical medical basis for trying HBO therapy, to a lack of researh to be able to recommend HBO as a standard treatment for the patients. Read more about the evaluation of existing research HERE.
We have started planning a research project, starting in the autumn of 2019. This is a pilot project that will form the basis for a larger study. We will look at the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) to a small group of patients who have chronic imparement after going through cerebral stroke. We will investigate whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve physical and cognitive function.
The project is initiated by NUI, and we cooperate with Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and Haukeland university hospital. The project is financed by Hordaland County Council (RFFVEST), the The Research Council of Norway (Skattefunn), Gassco, Repsol, Spirit Energy, and NUI.
In this pilot study, we will include six patients to be treated with 100% oxygen in pressure chamber at 2.4 ATA, about 2 hours daily for 20 days. We obtain medical grounds from the latest consensus report from the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM), the European reference organisation for hyperbaric medicine.
More research is needed on the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for this large group of patients.