The Use of Bioimpedance to Determine Pre-Clinical Lymphedema in the Post-Operative Breast Cancer Patient
Primary Objective: To determine whether early intervention (with garment sleeve and
gauntlet) in patients with pre-clinical lymphedema can halt the progression of lymphedema.
Secondary Objectives:To evaluate whether bioimpedance is an accurate, reliable method to
measure pre-clinical and clinical lymphedema.
Tertiary Objective: To determine whether bioimpedance analysis is better than the gold
standard of volume displacement to measure lymphedema.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
To determine whether early intervention in patients with pre-clinical lymphedema can halt the progression of lymphedema.
Evaluate whether a short trial of compression garments in women identified to have pre-clinical lymphedema can actually halt the progression of disease.
Andrea V Barrio, MD
Bryn Mawr Hospital
United States: Institutional Review Board
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