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ABSTRACT Objective: To identify the efficacy of the hyperbaric oxygen therapy in rehabilitation of CP children. Methods: The study included 60 cerebral palsy patients attending the outpatient clinic of Physical Medicine, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Tanta University Hospital. They were assessed and divided into two groups: Group 1: (30 patients) referred to Hyperbaric Medical Institution in Tanta university hospital to receive HBOT 40 sessions, in addition to their conventional rehabilitation program for six months. Group 2: (30 patients) received their conventional rehabilitation program only in the form of sessions of physical therapy three times per week for the treatment period (six months). Results: Our study showed insignificant difference between 2 studied groups at 3 and 6 months in relation to gross and fine movement and reduction of spasticity. Conclusion: HBOT of minor role in improving motor delay and disabilities of CP and physical therapy is still the 1st line of rehabilitation in CP children.

Objectives

To identify the efficacy of the hyperbaric oxygen therapy in rehabilitation of CP children.

Materials & Methods

Methods: The study included 60 cerebral palsy patients attending the outpatient clinic of Physical Medicine, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Tanta University Hospital. They were assessed and divided into two groups: Group 1: (30 patients) referred to Hyperbaric Medical Institution in Tanta university hospital to receive HBOT 40 sessions, in addition to their conventional rehabilitation program for six months. Group 2: (30 patients) received their conventional rehabilitation program only in the form of sessions of physical therapy three times per week for the treatment period (six months).

Results

Our study showed insignificant difference between 2 studied groups at 3 and 6 months in relation to gross and fine movement and reduction of spasticity.

Conculsion

HBOT of minor role in improving motor delay and disabilities of CP and physical therapy is still the 1st line of rehabilitation in CP children.

References

Jindal P, Rosenbaum P, Direzze B, et al. Treatment and rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy in India. Dev Med Child Neuro 61, 1050-1060 (2019). Adam T, Juan C, Mark P, et al. Symptoms burden in individuals with cerebral palsy. J Rehabil Res Dev 47, 863-867 (2010).

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