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July 5, 2000

Adjunctive Therapies for Wound Healing

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;284(1):40-41. doi:10.1001/jama.284.1.39

To the Editor: In their review of wound healing, Drs Bello and Phillips1 state that the "therapeutic efficacies of hyperbaric oxygen, infrared, UV, low energy and laser irradiation, and ultrasonography have not been sufficiently established to permit recommendations of these therapies for the treatment of pressure, venous, or diabetic ulcers." This statement is based on an article that reiterates the findings of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research panel that wrote the guidelines for pressure ulcers.2

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