Turkish Neurosurgery 2020 , Vol 30 , Num 3
Clinical Research of Early Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Patients with Hypertensive Cerebral Hemorrhage After Craniotomy
Xuejian WANG1,Yang CHEN1,Zhifeng WANG1,Ming QIAN1
1Nantong University, The Second Hospital Affiliated to Nantong University, Department of Neurosurgery, Nantong, Jiangsu, PR China DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.25044-18.3 AIM: To observe the effect of early hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy on the improvement of consciousness and prognosis of patients with severe brain damages after craniocerebral craniotomy.

MATERIAL and METHODS: Eighty-one patients who had cerebral hemorrhage and underwent clearance of hematoma and decompressive craniectomy from August 2013 to August 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into HBO and non-HBO therapy groups. The treatment effects were scored and subjected to corresponding statistical analysis.

RESULTS: There were significant differences in the Glasgow coma scale (GCS) scores at 3 and 5 weeks (t=2.293 and t=3.014, respectively, p<0.05), and in Glasgow outcome scale (GOS) scores at 5 weeks and 3 months between the two groups (p<0.05).

CONCLUSION: Early HBO therapy could improve the consciousness and prognosis of patients with cerebral hemorrhage after craniotomy. Keywords : Cerebral hemorrhage, Post-craniotomy, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Glasgow coma scale, Glasgow outcome scale

Corresponding author : Xuejian WANG, 6841441@163.com