Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Diabetic Foot Ulcer: New ACHM Registry Is ACES

Compelling real-world data would add an important new story to the medical literature on HBOT for diabetic foot ulcers and other chronic wounds. Here comes just the study. Sponsored by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and led by ACHM vice president Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, and the The American Hyperbaric Comparative Effectiveness Study (ACES) Group, the research registry is entitled "A Prospective, Real-world, Multiple-treatment, Multicenter Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Combination with Best Practices in the Treatment of Wagner III Diabetic Foot Ulcers." (Pause. Deep breath.) Investigative sites across the US aim to enroll 250 subjects. ACHM will provide details and begin enrollment before year-end.

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