Brain Injury Study Under Way at Camp Pendleton

Saturday, Oct 1, 2011  |  Updated 11:37 AM PDT
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Brain Injury Study Under Way at Camp Pendleton

A half-dozen Marines with brain injuries from combat in Afghanistan or Iraq will crawl inside a hyperbaric chamber at Camp Pendleton next week to begin eight weeks of treatment breathing pure oxygen to see if it speeds their recovery, reports the North County Times.

Up to 100 base troops eventually are expected to take part in the study trying to find the best treatments for what is known as traumatic brain injury.

Many other troops suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from their battlefield experiences also are expected to take part in the study to see if it helps them heal.

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