Case series: Using NATROX® Oxygen Wound Therapy in the management of diabetic foot ulcers

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Case series: Using NATROX® Oxygen Wound Therapy in the management of diabetic foot ulcers

Supported by Inotec AMD
Debbie Wilson, Diane Knowles, Elaine Ricci, Kaye McIntyre, Keith Harding, Keri Hutchinson, Leah Litchfield, Paul Goodfellow
1 November 2019

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are complex wounds with a complicated aetiology. Diabetic foot ulceration is a marker of serious complications and comorbidities of diabetes. DFUs have a major long-term health impact on patients’ morbidity and mortality (Jupiter et al, 2016), and also represent a significant impact on patient quality of life. Many patients with DFUs report pain levels that affect daily activities and disrupt sleep (Bradbury and Price, 2011).

DFUs are often ischaemic in nature, and lack of oxygen (hypoxia) can delay healing and increase the risk of complications. Hypoxia may be corrected by early intervention with topical oxygen therapy. Topical oxygen has been proven to have positive effects on chronic, hard-to-heal wounds (Harding, 2016). 

​This document contains a series of case reports describing the use of NATROX® Oxygen Wound Therapy (Inotec AMD) in patients with DFUs, alongside local protocol and guidelines.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Inotec AMD.

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