OMCT Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center ($839,000 grant received, Congresswoman Kay Granger to guest speak)
Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center on November 3, 2003 at 10:00 a. m. in the V. L. Jennings Outpatient Pavilion at 1001 Haskell Street. Among those participating in the festivities are Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief and U. S. Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Texas).
(PRWEB) October 26, 2003
FORT WORTH, TEXAS Â (Oct. 24, 2003) Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center on November 3, 2003 at 10:00 a. m. in the V. L. Jennings Outpatient Pavilion at 1001 Haskell Street. Among those participating in the festivities are Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief and U. S. Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Texas).
The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is the largest and most advanced wound care center in Tarrant County. The Center features the latest technologies, products and services, including multiplace and monoplace hyperbaric chambers. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is used around the world and has been proven to be effective in patients with chronic, non-healing diabetic wounds, negative effects of radiation therapy on bones and soft tissue and patients suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.
In addition to the specialized care given to wound care patients, the Center is also actively involved in the ongoing innovative research evaluating the use of HBOT in patients with cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injuries, such as stroke, near drowning, auto accidents, horseback riding accidents and skateboarding accidents.
OMCT recently received an $839,000 grant to study the potential benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for cerebral palsy. Irvine Prather, D. O., Kelly Grimes, D. O., Director Glenn Hermes and Granger were instrumental in securing funding for the study.
The study will test the hypothesis that HBOT will improve the neurological functioning in cerebral palsy patients. Cerebral palsy is a chronic condition affecting body and/or limb movement and control of muscle tone and coordination. It is caused by an injury to the brain before, during or shortly after birth.
Based on other research and a previous study done at OMCT, the outlook for new possibilities is promising. Children receiving HBOT have reported improvements that include decreased spasticity, improved speech, increased alertness, and improved visual functioning.
The Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas (OMCT) is the largest non-profit osteopathic hospital in Texas. It is the primary teaching hospital for the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. OMCT is the flagship of The Osteopathic Health System of Texas, a complete provider of osteopathic health care, with more than 400 physicians and eight family medicine clinics and a full complement of other allied health services.
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