Healing Tough Wounds Using Topical Oxygen Therapy During Hemodialysis Sessions

Ronen Segev

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Abstract

Topical oxygen therapy (TOT) is used widely in the treatment of difficult-to-heal arterial and venous ulcers in patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD), diabetic ulcers, and lower extremity venous insufficiency. Successful TOT relies on supplying 100% oxygen at 1.04 atmospheres to the ulcered area. In principle, TOT allows a rapid proliferation of new epithelium over the ulcer. This article describes two case studies with successful wound healing as a result of using this clinical method during hemodialysis sessions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-336
Number of pages7
JournalNephrology Nursing Journal
Volume46
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 May 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • diabetic ulcer
  • hemodialysis
  • non-healing wounds
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • topical oxygen therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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