The role of hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.

@article{Tiaka2012TheRO,
  title={The role of hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.},
  author={Elisavet K Tiaka and Nikolaos Papanas and Anastassios C. Manolakis and Efstratios S Maltezos},
  journal={Angiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={302-14}
}
Diabetic foot ulcers are still extremely difficult to heal. Therefore, therapeutic options to improve healing rates are continuously being explored. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) has been used in addition to standard treatment of the diabetic foot for more than 20 years. Evidence suggests that HBO reduces amputation rates and increases the likelihood of healing in infected diabetic foot ulcers, in association with improved tissue oxygenation, resulting in better quality of life. Nonetheless, HBO… CONTINUE READING

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