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Endermology treatment for breast cancer related lymphedema (ELOCS): Protocol for a phase II randomized controlled trial.

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Summary of "Endermology treatment for breast cancer related lymphedema (ELOCS): Protocol for a phase II randomized controlled trial."

Secondary lymphedema is a serious and debilitating condition, which may cause a range of cutaneous, infectious and joint complications with major psychological and social consequences. There is no curative treatment available. Initial symptomatic treatment includes Intensive Decongestive Treatment (IDT), which involves the use of multi-layered compression bandages, along with manual lymph drainage, physical exercise and skin care. IDT leads to an average decrease in limb volume of 20-40%, when compared to the contralateral limb. A better reduction may be obtained through the use of new adjuvant techniques, of which endermology is an example. The aim of this phase II study is to validate an IDT protocol combining endermology with standard of care in breast cancer related lymphedema.

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Name: European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
ISSN: 1872-7654
Pages: 35-41

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