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Acta Vulnologica 2013 June;11(2):77-82

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Role of periwound transcutaneous oximetry in leg ulcers assessment

Failla G. 1, Majani A. 1, Cannavò A. 1, Ardita G. 1, Finocchiaro P. 1, Mugno F. 1, Attanasio L 1, Palumbo F. P. 2, Di Salvo M. M. 1

1 Operative Unit of Angiology, Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele Hospital, Catania, Italy;
2 Vulnologic Center, Palermo, Italy


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Transcutaneous oximetry is a noninvasive diagnostic technique but its role in monitoring chronic skin ulcers has not been defined to date. The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether there is an ischemic periwound area and whether partial oxygen and carbon dioxide pressure improves with adequate wound treatment. The study population was 10 patients. Periwound transcutaneous oximetry was performed at baseline and then at least twice 1 week after local and pharmacological treatment according to good clinical practice. The results confirmed the validity of combination therapy with drugs, compression and local treatment in the management of venous ulcers (grade A evidence) and drug therapy and local treatment of other ulcers. Oximetry provides reliable data for assessing treatment, monitoring healing, and adjusting therapy as necessary.Transcutaneous oximetry is a noninvasive diagnostic technique but its role in monitoring chronic skin ulcers has not been defined to date. The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether there is an ischemic periwound area and whether partial oxygen and carbon dioxide pressure improves with adequate wound treatment. The study population was 10 patients. Periwound transcutaneous oximetry was performed at baseline and then at least twice 1 week after local and pharmacological treatment according to good clinical practice. The results confirmed the validity of combination therapy with drugs, compression and local treatment in the management of venous ulcers (grade A evidence) and drug therapy and local treatment of other ulcers. Oximetry provides reliable data for assessing treatment, monitoring healing, and adjusting therapy as necessary.

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