Hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of a diabetic foot ulcer.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126112
Title:
Hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of a diabetic foot ulcer.
Authors:
Davenport, Colin; Carmody, David; Higgins, Sean; Hickey, David P; Smith, Diarmuid
Affiliation:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. drcdavenport@gmail.com.
Citation:
Hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of a diabetic foot ulcer. 2011, 4 (1):45-8 Foot Ankle Spec
Journal:
Foot & ankle specialist
Issue Date:
Feb-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126112
DOI:
10.1177/1938640010387663
PubMed ID:
21135264
Abstract:
Although simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant improves most complications of type 1 diabetes, suppression of the immune system increases the risk for infection. The authors report the case of a patient who, despite receiving a simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant, subsequently developed neuro-ischemic ulcers of his right foot requiring repeated amputations. He then developed an infected ulcer of his remaining right big toe, with significant implications for his mobility. This ulcer proved resistant to multiple courses of antibiotics and care in a specialist foot clinic but resolved completely following a course of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The role of hyperbaric oxygen in diabetic foot ulcers is not yet fully established but should be considered in resistant cases with vascular insufficiency and a significant infective component.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1938-7636

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDavenport, Colinen
dc.contributor.authorCarmody, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Seanen
dc.contributor.authorHickey, David Pen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Diarmuiden
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-29T14:23:06Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-29T14:23:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-
dc.identifier.citationHyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of a diabetic foot ulcer. 2011, 4 (1):45-8 Foot Ankle Specen
dc.identifier.issn1938-7636-
dc.identifier.pmid21135264-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1938640010387663-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/126112-
dc.description.abstractAlthough simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant improves most complications of type 1 diabetes, suppression of the immune system increases the risk for infection. The authors report the case of a patient who, despite receiving a simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant, subsequently developed neuro-ischemic ulcers of his right foot requiring repeated amputations. He then developed an infected ulcer of his remaining right big toe, with significant implications for his mobility. This ulcer proved resistant to multiple courses of antibiotics and care in a specialist foot clinic but resolved completely following a course of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The role of hyperbaric oxygen in diabetic foot ulcers is not yet fully established but should be considered in resistant cases with vascular insufficiency and a significant infective component.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleHyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of a diabetic foot ulcer.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. drcdavenport@gmail.com.en
dc.identifier.journalFoot & ankle specialisten
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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