Barriers Eliminated: An Advanced Digital Wound Platform Combined with Continuous Topical Oxyen Therapy Improves Access, Saves Time, and Decreases Wound Size in Complex Diabetic Patients

Author: Dr. Aliza Lee, DPM, MS, ABPM
Presented at: SAWC Spring 2023
Keywords: DFUs, PAD, telehealth, cTOT, advanced digital platform

Clinical poster by Dr. Aliza Lee, DPM, MS, ABPM, Director of Podiatric Medical Education, Staff Podiatrist & Clinical Research Investigator at the V.A. Hospital in Salem, Virginia. A 12-week study on 8 patients exploring the combined use of NATROX® O₂ with an advanced digital platform using Telehealth to understand the clinical benefits.

Results showed:

  • 96% avg. reduction in wound size.
  • 2 patients healed in under 2 weeks
  • Unhealed patients continued on cTOT. 5 went on to heal over an average of 5.2 weeks and 1 patient expired.
  • A hybrid health model of the digital platform coupled with innovative cTOT removed barriers.
  • A decrease in face-to-face visits saved time and resources. addressing short-staffing issues and improved access to care during a time when many patients were fearful of attending appointments.