New Orleans doctors hope hyperbaric chambers could save COVID-19 patients


NEW ORLEANS — A new and different way of treating patients with COVID-19 may soon be studied in New Orleans. 


Monday, a panel of doctors met to decide if the study, treating patients in oxygen chambers, can move forward. The idea dates back more than a century.


Hyperbaric oxygen chambers have been used for decades to heal. They pump many times the oxygen under pressure into a patient. And recently Dr. Paul Harch, emergency medicine and hyperbaric oxygen specialist at LSU Health, came across information from the deadly 1918 Spanish flu outbreak.


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