CALGARY, Oct. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - More Calgarians and Southern Albertans with non-healing diabetic wounds could see the quality of their lives improved if they had hyperbaric oxygen therapy [HBOT] in addition to their standard wound care, according to medical research highlighted in an advertorial being published this Thanksgiving weekend by the not-for-profit HBOT Clinics Calgary.
In the advertorial, HBOT Clinics Calgary notes diabetics "know that lower limb wounds need to be treated with concern, caution and care" and that nearly "50% of all non-injury amputations are due to diabetes." The full-page advertorial appears in the Calgary Sun.
HBOT Clinics Calgary is encouraging patients with non-healing diabetic wounds to discuss this option with their physician. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an adjunct to the standard wound care a patient receives from her or his physician.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a non-invasive and non-intrusive medical therapy during which therapy a patient inhales 100% pure oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber under pressure of 2.4 – 2.6 times greater than atmospheric pressure. This combination of pure oxygen and pressure supports standard wound care by providing the body with about 12 times the normal level of oxygen.
"After consultation by the HBOT physician with you and your referring physician, you can make the best decision for YOU," the advertorial explains. Given the capacity of HBOT Clinics Calgary, many more Calgary and Southern Albertans could have the quality of their lives improved by avoiding amputation.
Alberta Health covers all facility fees and physician services provided by HBOT Clinics Calgary.
A 90-minute test known as a Tcom [transcutaneous oximetry test] determines whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be of benefit to an individual.
- Selected cases of lower extremity lesions show a 70-90% rate in avoiding amputations with the adjunct of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- Clinical trials in Edmonton have demonstrated improvement in the quality of patient's life by utilizing hyperbaric oxygen therapy in healing difficult and limb-threatening wounds.
- An initial analysis suggests the hyperbaric clinic at Edmonton's Misericordia's Hospital treats many more non-healing diabetic wound patients than are treated in Calgary and Southern Alberta.
The vision of HBOT Clinics Calgary is "Healing diabetic wounds. Improving quality of life." It operates under patient treatment approval of Alberta Health Services and the purview of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, which licenses medical doctors and accredits medical facilities such as HBOT Clinics Calgary in the province of Alberta.
On-Site Interviews can be arranged for Monday, October 13, 10 am – 1 pm
2204 – 2 Street SW #100g [next to the old Holy Cross Hospital]
Ronald Kustra of Legacy Public Affairs Inc. is the spokesperson for HBOT Clinics Calgary.
A HBOT Clinics Calgary physician may be available to answer clinical questions.
SOURCE: HBOT Clinics Calgary
For further information: Media Contact: Ronald Kustra, Legacy Public Affairs Inc., Cell: 587.983.8891, [email protected]