NATROX® O₂ Case Reports: Evaluating the outcomes of 8 DFU patients

Title: Evaluating the outcomes of 8 patients with diabetic foot ulcers using a new topical oxygen delivery device

Authors: Dr. Harikrishna KR Nair

Citation: Nair, H.KR, 2019. Evaluating the outcomes of 8 patients with diabetic foot ulcers using a new topical oxygen delivery device, Wounds Asia, 2(1): 40-43.

Keywords: Compliance, concordance, DFU, PAD

Key points:

  • Highlights the global scale of chronic wounds, then focuses on Malaysia.
  • Highlights the impact PAD has on wound healing, commonly seen in conjunction with diabetes.
  • 8 patients with DFUs on the higher scale of severity.
    Recent competitor papers have focused on superficial wounds only.
  • All participants showed significant changes in wounds, with 7 healing completely.
  • Considering the duration of the wounds prior to using NATROX® O₂ the treatment length was fairly short by comparison.
  • 87% success rate for wound closure during the study period.

Discussion points:

  • No wound infections during the study. This is exceptional as DFUs normally suffer a high infection rate.
  • Ease of use and therefore enhanced patient concordance / compliance.

Key takeaways:

  • Shows the use of NATROX® O₂ on DFUs.
  • Supports findings from other studies, which reported similar success rates.
  • Highlights the ease of use of NATROX® O₂ for clinicians and patients.