[Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic ulcers]

Molinari L, Soto N, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A.
Record ID 32018001407
Original Title: Oxígeno hiperbárico para úlceras crónicas
Authors' recommendations: CONCLUSIONS Low-quality evidence suggests that hyperbaric oxygen therapy as adjuvant to conventional therapy in patients with chronic diabetic ulcers would be associated to a higher rate of wound healing; however no benefit is observed in the rate of major amputations. The evidence supporting the use of hyperbaric oxygen in other types of wounds is scarce and of low quality. Most clinical practice guidelines consulted mention hyperbaric oxygen therapy as the treatment for cases with difficult-to-treat chronic diabetic foot ulcers. The arterial or venous ulcer guidelines mention it for very specific cases and pressure ulcer management guidelines contraindicate or do not mention the hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The health sponsors consulted agree on covering hyperbaric oxygen therapy for specific cases of chronic diabetic ulcers where standard treatment has failed.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2017
URL for published report: https://www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Wound Healing
  • Varicose Ulcer
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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