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L’ossigeno-terapia iperbarica applicata all’autismo: dagli studi internazionali all’esperienza italiana
Titolo Rivista: PNEI REVIEW 
Autori/Curatori: Roberto Vecchione, Nadia Picariello 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2017 Fascicolo: Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  13 P. 79-91 Dimensione file:  1116 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PNEI2017-001009
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La neuroimaging (PET, SPECT, fRMI, DTI) condotta in soggetti autistici ha evidenziato come alcune aree cerebrali, correlate alle espressioni cliniche di tali soggetti, manifestino anomalie sia a carico della sostanza grigia (ipoperfusione) che della sostanza bianca (aberrazioni sinaptiche). Presentiamo l’esperienza del nostro Centro Iperbarico che, inizialmente a carattere osservazionale, si è concretizzata con la pubblicazione di uno studio sulla rivista IJCR. Trenta bambini con disturbo dello spettro autistico (ASD) sono stati sottoposti a HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) e successivamente valutati con scale psicometriche standardizzate. Risultati: sono emersi miglioramenti delle abilità visuo-motorie, del linguaggio recettivo, dello "Shift"-capacità cognitiva-, del funzionamento adattivo e dei comportamenti-problema succitati: irritabilità, ritiro sociale, stereotipie, iperattività, linguaggio inappropriato, livello di attenzione e di presenza. Conclusioni: L’HBOT si è rivelata effi cace e sicura.


Keywords: Disordini dello spettro autistico (DSA), ossigeno-terapia iperbarica (OTI)

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