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compression lymphedema bioimpedance

Marzanna T Zaleska, Waldemar L Olszewski
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) in lymphedema is classically based on measurements of circumferences and volume of the edematous limb. However, although important, it provides only a general information without insight into what proceeds under the skin with respect to hydromechanical and structural changes. AIM AND METHODS: We present the multimodal evaluation of the effectiveness of IPC device in limb edema by measuring tissue stiffness, fluid pressure, and flow volume, and lymphoscintigraphic and near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) indocyanine green (ICG) lymphography imaging of edema fluid movement, before and after one 45-60 minute compression cycle in over 50 patients with lymphedema stage II and III...
October 3, 2018: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Zeynep Erdogan Iyigun, Filiz Agacayak, Ahmet Serkan Ilgun, Filiz Elbuken Celebi, Cetin Ordu, Gul Alco, Alper Ozturk, Tomris Duymaz, Fatma Aktepe, Vahit Ozmen
BACKGROUND: Early detection of lymphedema gives an opportunity for effective and successful treatment of lymphedema. However, the current diagnosis methods, except the bioimpedance analysis, perometry, and indocyanine green lymphography, have limitations in detecting early stage lymphedema. Sonoelastography is a diagnostic ultrasound technique that provides an opportunity to estimate soft tissue stiffness. Shear wave elastography (SWE) is a brand new elastography technique. Unlike strain elastography, this method is conducted automatically, that is, independently of user's manual tissue compression...
September 13, 2018: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Janet Douglass, Patricia Graves, Susan Gordon
BACKGROUND: Expected values for tissue tonometry and bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) in the lower extremity of young people have not been established. These measures are commonly used to assess tissue changes in adult, breast cancer-related lymphedema of the arm. In tropical regions, identification of tissue changes in the lower limbs related to lymphatic filariasis is required; hence expected values and factors contributing to variation in tissue tonometry and BIS in two tropical populations were investigated...
June 2018: Lymphatic Research and Biology
David I Kaufman, Chirag Shah, Frank A Vicini, Marisa Rizzi
BACKGROUND: This analysis was performed to assess the impact of early intervention following prospective surveillance using bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) to detect and manage breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL). METHODS: From 8/2010 to 12/2016, 206 consecutive patients were evaluated with BIS. The protocol included pre-operative assessment with L-Dex as well as post-operative assessments at regular intervals. Patients with L-Dex scores >10 from baseline were considered to have subclinical BCRL and were treated with over-the-counter (OTC) compression sleeve for 4 weeks...
December 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Maria de Fátima Guerreiro Godoy, Livia Maria Pereira de Godoy, Renata Lopes Pinto, Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of lymphedema remains a challenge to modern medicine, due to the characteristics of the disease. CASE PRESENTATION: Report on the case of a 75-year-old patient with lower limb lymphedema for treatment prior to surgery. At age 45, he made the first hip replacement surgery in the left leg. One year later he performed the same surgery on the right leg. At that time his legs had slight ankle edema mainly of the left leg and the entire left leg was affected by lymphedema...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Janet Douglass, Patricia Graves, Susan Gordon
BACKGROUND: Measurements of tissue compressibility and extracellular fluid (ECF) are used to monitor progression of lymphedema, a chronic swelling of the subcutaneous tissue. Later stages of lymphedema are characterized by fibrotic induration in the subcutis and hyperkeratosis of the skin. Several devices are available to measure these changes, but previous reliability and validity studies have been conducted primarily on adult women with unilateral arm lymphedema using contralateral limbs as controls...
March 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Margaret L McNeely, Kristin L Campbell, Marc Webster, Urve Kuusk, Karen Tracey, John Mackey
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema is a prevalent long-term effect of breast cancer treatment that is associated with reduced quality of life. More recent observational data suggest that the addition of night-time compression to day-time use of a compression garment results in better long-term control of arm lymphedema. The primary objectives of the randomized controlled phase of the trial are to determine the efficacy of night-time compression on arm lymphedema volume maintenance and quality of life in breast cancer survivors who have completed intensive reduction treatment for their lymphedema...
August 4, 2016: BMC Cancer
B Singh, R U Newton, P Cormie, D A Galvao, B Cornish, H Reul-Hirche, C Smith, K Nosaka, S C Hayes
The use of compression garments during exercise is recommended for women with breast cancer-related lymphedema, but the evidence behind this clinical recommendation is unclear. The aim of this randomized, cross-over trial was to compare the acute effects of wearing versus not wearing compression during a single bout of moderate-load resistance exercise on lymphedema status and its associated symptoms in women with breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL). Twenty-five women with clinically diagnosed, stable unilateral breast cancer-related lymphedema completed two resistance exercise sessions, one with compression and one without, in a randomized order separated by a minimum 6 day wash-out period...
June 2015: Lymphology
Melody Man-Kuen Wong, Hin-Lun Liu
With radical treatment of cancer, lymphedema of limb has become a commonly faced adverse effect. The introduction of vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) has provided a possible treatment option for this troublesome condition. In this case report, we describe a 66-year-old lady who developed upper limb lymphedema after operation and radiotherapy for the cancer of her left breast. Her lymphedema did not improve despite wearing pressure garment and receiving six months of regular decongestive physiotherapy...
2015: Breast Disease
John Boyages, Katrina Kastanias, Louise A Koelmeyer, Caleb J Winch, Thomas C Lam, Kerry A Sherman, David Alex Munnoch, Håkan Brorson, Quan D Ngo, Asha Heydon-White, John S Magnussen, Helen Mackie
PURPOSE: This research describes and evaluates a liposuction surgery and multidisciplinary rehabilitation approach for advanced lymphedema of the upper and lower extremities. METHODS: A prospective clinical study was conducted at an Advanced Lymphedema Assessment Clinic (ALAC) comprised of specialists in plastic surgery, rehabilitation, imaging, oncology, and allied health, at Macquarie University, Australia. Between May 2012 and 31 May 2014, a total of 104 patients attended the ALAC...
December 2015: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Pamela L Ostby, Jane M Armer, Paul S Dale, Margaret J Van Loo, Cassie L Wilbanks, Bob R Stewart
Breast cancer survivors are at increased risk for the development of breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL), a chronic, debilitating, and disfiguring condition that is progressive and requires lifelong self-management of symptoms. It has been reported that over 40% of the 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States may meet the criteria for BCRL during their lifetimes. Ongoing surveillance, beginning with pre-operative assessment, has been effective in identifying subclinical lymphedema (LE). A prospective model for surveillance is necessary in order to detect BCRL at an early stage when there is the best chance to reduce risk or slow progression...
2014: Journal of Personalized Medicine
Y H Choi, K S Seo
New approaches for assessment of lymphedema using ultrasonography (US) have been introduced recently and are reported to be reliable and simple. Ultrasonography provides detailed information about physical properties of the tissue in addition to volume and size. There have been only limited studies comparing bioimpedance analysis (BIA), US, and circumferential measurement (CM), which is considered a standard measurement. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between US, BIA, and CM. Twenty-eight patients with lymphedema after breast cancer surgery underwent BIA, US, and CM...
September 2014: Lymphology
Atilla Soran, Tolga Ozmen, Kandace P McGuire, Emilia J Diego, Priscilla F McAuliffe, Marguerite Bonaventura, Gretchen M Ahrendt, Lori DeGore, Ronald Johnson
PURPOSE: Early detection and timely intervention have potential to reduce late-stage lymphedema (LE) in patients with breast cancer undergoing axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). This study aims to determine if detection and early treatment of subclinical LE by using prospective monitoring with bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) can lead to reduced development of clinical LE. METHODS AND RESULTS: Subclinical LE was prospectively detected using an L-Dex(®) U400 analyzer to measure BIS in 186 patients who underwent ALND between 2010 and 2013 through our LE monitoring program...
December 2014: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Y H Choi, K S Seo
New approaches for assessment of lymphedema using ultrasonography (US) have been introduced recently and are reported to be reliable and simple. Ultrasonography provides detailed information about physical properties of the tissue in addition to volume and size. There have been only limited studies comparing bioimpedance analysis (BIA), US, and circumferential measurement (CM), which is considered a standard measurement. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between US, BIA, and CM. Twenty-eight patients with lymphedema after breast cancer surgery underwent BIA, US, and CM...
September 2014: Lymphology
Betty Smoot, Sarah Zerzan, Joanne Krasnoff, Josephine Wong, Maria Cho, Marylin Dodd
Research on the effect of cardiorespiratory (CR) exercise on upper extremity (UE) limb volume is limited in women with breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL). The aim of this study was to compare changes in UE volume immediately following a symptom-limited CR treadmill test in women with and without BCRL. As part of a cross-sectional study, 133 women post unilateral BC treatment completed symptom-limited treadmill testing. Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) was used to measure UE resistance before and immediately following treadmill testing...
November 2014: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
José Maria Pereira de Godoy, Renata Lopes Pinto, Ana Carolina Pereira de Godoy, Maria de Fátima Guerreiro Godoy
The objective of the current study was to assess whether Venosan elastic stockings have a synergistic effect on the maintenance of results after Mechanical Lymphatic Therapy. Eleven patients with grade II lymphedema of the legs, regardless of cause, were evaluated in the Clinica Godoy between September and November 2012. The participants' ages ranged from 53 to 83 years old with a mean of 65.1 years. Two groups were formed with Group I using Venosan elastic stockings and Group II not using any type of compression therapy...
2014: Dermatology Research and Practice
Mei R Fu, Deborah Axelrod, Amber A Guth, Francis Cartwright, Zeyuan Qiu, Judith D Goldberg, June Kim, Joan Scagliola, Robin Kleinman, Judith Haber
BACKGROUND: Advances in cancer treatments continue to reduce the incidence of lymphedema. Yet, many breast cancer survivors still face long-term postoperative challenges as a result of developing lymphedema. The purpose of this study was to preliminarily evaluate The Optimal Lymph Flow program, a patient-centered education and behavioral program focusing on self-care strategies to enhance lymphedema risk reduction by promoting lymph flow and optimize body mass index (BMI). METHODS: A prospective, longitudinal, quasi-experimental design with repeated-measures was used...
October 2014: Annals of Surgical Oncology
J Maher, K Refshauge, L Ward, R Paterson, S Kilbreath
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the acute effect of massage and compression components of lymphoedema treatment in women with and without arm lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer from a single treatment session. METHODS: Women with (n = 15) and without (n = 15) lymphoedema underwent a single session of lymphatic massage. Following the session, women were randomised to receive or not receive a compression sleeve. Measurements were taken prior to, during, and following the massage as well as 30 min after completion of the massage...
December 2012: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Susan Gordon, Wayne Melrose, Jeffrey Warner, Petra Buttner, Leigh Ward
Lymphedema related to lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a disabling condition that commonly manifests in adolescence. Fifty-three adolescents, 25 LF infected and 28 LF non-infected, in age and sex-matched groups, using the Binax ICT rapid card test for filarial antigen were recruited to the study. None of the participants had overt signs of lymphedema. Lymphedema assessment measures were used to assess lower limb tissue compressibility (tonometry), limb circumference (tape measure), intra- and extra-cellular fluid distribution (bioimpedance) and joint range of motion (goniometry)...
July 2011: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Karen L Herbst, Thomas Rutledge
Adiposis dolorosa (AD) is a rare disorder of painful nodular subcutaneous fat accompanied by fatigue, difficulty with weight loss, inflammation, increased fluid in adipose tissue (lipedema and lymphedema), and hyperalgesia. Sequential compression relieves lymphedema pain; we therefore hypothesized that whole body cyclic pneumatic hypobaric compression may relieve pain in AD. To avoid exacerbating hyperalgesia, we utilized a touch-free method, which is delivered via a high-performance altitude simulator, the Cyclic Variations in Altitude Conditioning™ (CVAC™) process...
August 20, 2010: Journal of Pain Research
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