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Combat Veteran effectively treated with Stellate Ganglion block and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Volume 7, Issue 6, December 2022    |    PP. 312-325    |PDF (384 K)|    Pub. Date: November 22, 2022
DOI: 10.54647/cm32948    16 Downloads     154 Views  

Emily L. Perreault, ARNP, MSN Progressive Rehabilitation Medicine, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Francesca Arese Lucini, Phd Lead Researcher at WAVi Co. 3535 So Irving St. Englewood, CO 80101
Sunny Kim, MD Progressive Rehabilitation Medicine, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

A Vietnam combat veteran with a positive history of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was successfully treated with ultrasound guided stellate ganglion block and hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Cognitive EEG testing was done prior to the intervention and then again at three months showing improvement in cognitive functioning. The PCL-C questionnaire was utilized to assess the severity of the PTSD symptoms, which also improved post treatment. There is varying literature on the recommendations of SGB and HBOT treatments in this population and we proposed that additional research is warranted for treatment of these complex individuals to improve their quality of life thus positively affecting productivity and functionality within society.

Stellate Ganglion Block, SGB, hyperbaric oxygen, HBOT, EEG spectrum analysis, Post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD

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Emily L. Perreault, Francesca Arese Lucini, Sunny Kim, Combat Veteran effectively treated with Stellate Ganglion block and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy., SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vol. 7 , No. 6 , 2022 , pp. 312 - 325 . https://doi.org/10.54647/cm32948


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