Using Hyperbaric Oxygen to Treat Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Safety and Effectiveness

Heyneman, Catherine A.; Lawless-Liday, Cara
December 2002
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2002, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p52
Academic Journal
Examines the safety and effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat diabetic foot ulcers. Mechanism of action of HBOT; Classifications of diabetic foot ulcers; Pathophysiological processes involved in the development of diabetic foot ulcers; Role of oxygen in wound healing; List of clinical trials done to assess the usefulness of HBOT.


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