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New Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury in U.S. Soldiers

A new treatment that is geared specifically for U.S. soldiers from the Iraq war has been developed for those with traumatic brain injury. The brain injury treatment will treat diver’s bends, which occurs when a diver is exposed to pressures that begin to increase without proper precautions. The brain injury treatment is known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Scientists believe that when applied to a traumatic brain injury victim, HBOT may be able to relieve the pressures of an explosive blast-induced brain injury, which has become very common in the Iraq war. Victims of the brain injury may find hope in the new treatment, which can be physically, mentally and financially devastating. To read the full story, click here.