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dc.contributor.authorDavenport, Colin
dc.contributor.authorCarmody, David
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Sean
dc.contributor.authorHickey, David P
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Diarmuid
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.
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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
html.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.


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