Comment on: Margolis et al. Lack of Effectiveness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcer and the Prevention of Amputation: A Cohort Study. Diabetes Care 2013;36:1961–1966

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The retrospective study recently published by Margolis et al. (1) raises many questions. First, it appears that the excluded cohort had a lower extremity amputation (LEA) rate of 4.5% in the first 28 days. This seems high. Previous studies have shown overall amputation rates (major and minor) after 1 year of 12.5–22.6% in two smaller cohort studies of… (More)
DOI: 10.2337/dc13-0566

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@inproceedings{Carter2013CommentOM, title={Comment on: Margolis et al. Lack of Effectiveness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcer and the Prevention of Amputation: A Cohort Study. Diabetes Care 2013;36:1961–1966}, author={Marissa Janine Carter and Caroline E. Fife and Michael Bennett}, booktitle={Diabetes care}, year={2013} }