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TCOMs as a screening tool for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12024495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transcutaneous oximetry (TcPO2), often referred to as TCOM, is a noninvasive measurement of oxygen tension in the tissue via a heated electrode. TCOMs can be used prior to beginning hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment to determine if the patient has adequate blood flow to the wounded area to benefit from HBO. A case study of how it can be used in a problematic wound is presented.
C R Ratliff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0741-5206     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast Surg Nurs     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-23     Completed Date:  2002-06-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403490     Medline TA:  Plast Surg Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-7; quiz 18-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Chronic Wound Care Clinic, University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Gas Monitoring, Transcutaneous*
Hyperbaric Oxygenation*
Middle Aged
Skin Ulcer / blood,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Wound Healing*

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