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Topical hyperbaric oxygenation in the treatment of recalcitrant open wounds. A clinical report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3749275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This clinical report discusses various conventional wound-care treatments, discusses the effectiveness of topical hyperbaric oxygenation (THO) in treating ischemic lower extremity ulcers and preventing amputation of the limb, provides treatment guidelines for improving the quality of wound care for recalcitrant cases, and presents two case studies supporting the efficacy of THO. Although other factors in the treatment have important effects, I attribute the success and improved rate of healing to THO therapy in these two cases. Further studies are needed of the effectiveness of THO therapy in improving circulation in ischemic lower extremity wounds, thus preventing amputation and the loss of independence, mobility, and self-esteem.
A V Upson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical therapy     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0031-9023     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Ther     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-08     Completed Date:  1986-10-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0022623     Medline TA:  Phys Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1408-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / surgery
Administration, Topical
Electric Stimulation
Hyperbaric Oxygenation / methods*
Leg Ulcer / therapy*
Middle Aged
Wound Healing

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