Ya Neretin, M. A. Lobov, S. V. Kotov, G.F. Cheskidova, G. S.
Mo1chanova and 0.G Safronova. Neurology Department (headed by Prof
V. Ya. Neretin), M. F. Viadimirsky Regional Research Institute of
Clinical Medicine (Director-G. A. Onopriyenko), Moscow.
Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO2) was used to treat
64 patients suffering from parkinsonism of diverse etiology. HBO2
sessions were provided daily) 8-12 per course; treatment pressure
ranged from 1.3 to 2 atm and exposure time ranged from 40 to 60
minutes. A marked beneficial effect was noted in 55 patients. HBO2
treatment produced better results in the presence of vascillar
parkinsonism, in patients under 65 years of age, and when the
history of disease ranged from 1 to 5 years. The akineticorigid
syndrome regressed to a greater extent, with HBO2 proving to be less
effective when trembling hyperkinesis was present Submitted to the
editorial office on 03 March 1988.