|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|369901||621823||2016||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• Neuroimmune factors may play a role in the etiology of autism for some individuals.
• Because of this, researchers have postulated that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may impact ASD symptoms.
• We conducted a systematic review of the literature on HBOT treatment of autism.
• Current evidence indicates that HBOT is not an effective treatment for children and youth with autism.
BackgroundAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a common disorder that has a complex and heterogeneous etiology. Some evidence suggests that inflammation and oxidative stress may have a pathophysiological link. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been proposed as a possible therapy. Because HBOT is an expensive treatment with significant commercial opportunity, it is essential for it to have a research evidence base prior to widespread use.ObjectiveTo conduct a systematic review of the literature evaluating the clinical impact of HBOT on behavior and development in ASD with a view to inform practice.MethodsA literature search of electronic scientific databases focusing on clinical outcomes of HBOT in ASD was performed. Articles meeting inclusion criteria were independently assessed by reviewers and were classified according to the American Academy of Neurology Guidelines. Recommendations were made based on the evidence.ResultsFive articles were reviewed with data extraction. Based on the AAN Classification of Recommendations the data supported a rating of “A”, indicating that HBOT is not effective for treating children and youth with ASD.ConclusionsCurrent evidence does not support HBOT as an effective treatment for children and youth with ASD.
Journal: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Volumes 29–30, September–October 2016, Pages 1–7