Counterpoint: hyperbaric oxygen for diabetic foot wounds is not effective.

  title={Counterpoint: hyperbaric oxygen for diabetic foot wounds is not effective.},
  author={Anthony R. Berendt},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={43 2},
BACKGROUND Diabetic foot ulceration is common, affecting 1.0%-4.1% of diabetic persons per year and up to 25% in a lifetime. Diabetic foot ulcers are multifactorial in origin, and many are slow to heal and/or are complicated by infection, frequently leading to amputation. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been suggested for numerous indications, and it is recognized by funding agencies for a smaller number including diabetic foot wounds. METHODS I reviewed the literature about the history and… CONTINUE READING


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