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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves health-related quality of life in patients with diabetes and chronic foot ulcer.
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PMID:  21219427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
AIMS: Adjunctive treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy has recently been shown to improve ulcer healing in patients with chronic diabetic foot ulcer. The aim of the present study is to evaluate whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves the health related quality of life in these patients.
METHODS: Prospective randomized placebo-controlled double-blinded study setting using SF-36.
RESULTS: A total of 75 patients were included in the study; 38 were randomized to hyperbaric oxygen therapy and 37 to placebo (hyperbaric air). The overall mean physical and mental summary scores for the entire study population at baseline were 29.6 ± 8.8 and 47.5 ± 12.4, respectively. There was a significant difference between baseline and 1 year follow-up responses to the mental summary score and two of the eight (SF-36) (?) domains in the -hyperbaric oxygen group, whereas no significant improvement of health related quality of life was seen in the placebo group. Comparing quality of life in patients who healed their ulcer (healers) with those who did not (non-healers), post-treatment levels of the mental health summary score, social functioning and role limitations due to physical and emotional health were significantly improved in healers. No differences were seen in any SF-36 (?) domain in non-healers.
CONCLUSIONS: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves long-term health related quality of life in patients with chronic diabetic foot ulcers, possibly attributable to better ulcer healing.
M Löndahl; M Landin-Olsson; P Katzman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1464-5491     ISO Abbreviation:  Diabet. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500858     Medline TA:  Diabet Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 The Authors. Diabetic Medicine © 2011 Diabetes UK.
Institution for Clinical Sciences in Lund, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
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