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Challenging wounds, improving outcomes; Biofilm management with topical oxygen therapy

22 October 2018

Evidence has proven the positive effects of topical oxygen therapy on chronic, hard-to-heal wounds (Harding, 2016). It is becoming widely accepted that hard-to-heal wounds contain biofilm and that the presence of biofilm delays and/or prevents healing (WUWHS, 2016). 

The aim of this document is to inform practitioners about the issue of biofilm and how it affects wound chronicity, as well as how topical oxygen therapy may help to resolve stalled healing. Evidence provided in this document suggests that topical oxygen therapy can help in the management of biofilm in chronic wounds.

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