81% Lower Rate of Chronic Cancer-Related Lymphedema

Chirag Shah, MD, April Zambelli-Weiner, Nicole Delgado, Ashley Sier, Robert Bauserman, Jerrod Nelms

This meta‑analysis comparing bioimpedance spectroscopy versus circumferential measurement includes:

  • 50 lymphedema studies and over 67,000 patients studied
  • Investigated BCRL in breast cancer patients
  • Analyzed impact of prospective monitoring and intervention

Study Findings

Results of meta-analysis comparing the use of Bioimpedance Spectroscopy vs. Circumferential Measurement (tape measure) and Impact of Prospective Monitoring and Intervention for Lymphedema.

81% Lower Rate of Chronic Lymphedema than Circumference Monitoring

This recent meta-analysis confirms that routine monitoring for early detection of lymphedema using ImpediMed’s L-Dex® technology, combined with early intervention, cuts the relative rate of chronic breast cancer-related lymphedema by 81% when compared to circumference monitoring.

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81% Lower Rate of Chronic Lymphedema than Circumference Monitoring

Statistically Lower Rates of Chronic Lymphedema in High-Risk Patients and Short-Term and Long-Term Follow-up

Reduced Rates of Chronic Lymphedema in Short-Term and Long-Term Follow-up

This recent meta-analysis confirms that routine monitoring for early detection of lymphedema using ImpediMed’s L-Dex® technology, combined with early intervention, cuts the relative rate of chronic breast cancer-related lymphedema by 81% when compared to circumference monitoring.

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Reduced Rates of Chronic Lymphedema in High-Risk Patients

The benefit is sustained in high-risk subgroups as well as short-term and long-term follow-up. L-Dex monitoring and intervention studies showed a statistically significant reduction in chronic lymphedema in studies with >50% axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), >40% mastectomy, <2 years follow-up, and>2 years follow-up when compared to circumference studies.

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Statistically Lower Rates of Chronic Lymphedema in High-Risk Patients and Short-Term and Long-Term Follow-up

Clinical Practice Guidelines

NCCN Guidelines® recommend patient education and regular monitoring for the early detection of lymphedema.

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Additional guidelines support early detection and intervention

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SOZO uses ImpediMed’s BIS technology to measure and track critical information about the human body to aid clinicians in managing chronic disease and maximizing patient health. SOZO is non-invasive, fast, and easy to use. Results from the 30-second test1 are available immediately providing proactive patient care including early detection of disease progression, treatment monitoring, and patient education.

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References

  1. As tested on Android.