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Abstract Title:

Successful Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen as Adjunctive Therapy for a Nonhealing Venous Ulcer in a Patient with Systemic Sclerosis and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Abstract Source:

Case Rep Pulmonol. 2020 ;2020:4750375. Epub 2020 Feb 24. PMID: 32181042

Abstract Author(s):

Isaac Biney, Tina Dudney, Mitchell Goldman, Lee Carder, Elise Schriver

Article Affiliation:

Isaac Biney

Abstract:

Skin ulcers are a common complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) that can significantly impact the quality of life. There have been recent reports on the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the management of nonhealing systemic sclerosis skin ulcers. The effect of HBOT on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), another common and potentially life-threatening complication of SSc, is unclear with literature on the subject lacking. We present the case of a 65-year-old female with limited SSc complicated by severe PAH and a nonhealing left lower extremity venous ulcer. HBOT was successfully used as an adjunct in her management resulting in complete resolution of the venous ulcer and improved quality of life without any adverse effects on her pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Study Type : Human: Case Report, Review
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Pharmacological Actions : Anti-Ulcer Agents : CK(390) : AC(140)

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