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Australian Diabetes Foot Network: management of diabetes-related foot ulceration — a clinical update

Glen C Hawkins, Michael H Bennett and David R Smart
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (5): 259-260. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11486
Published online: 18 March 2013

To the Editor: We commend the clinical update of Bergin and colleagues on the management of diabetes-related foot ulceration.1 We agree that a multidisciplinary approach is the best way to manage these complex wounds. However, we believe that the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) for ulcers which have failed to respond to 3 months’ standard treatment justifies more prominent consideration.

  • Glen C Hawkins1
  • Michael H Bennett2
  • David R Smart3

  • 1 Department of Medicine, Hyperbaric Health, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, TAS.

Correspondence: glen@hyperbarichealth.com

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