Effects of photobiomodualtion therapy on breast cancer-related lymphoedema: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Although PBMT demonstrated a slight improvement in reducing arm circumference and arm volume, the results of our meta-analysis did not show significant benefits in relieving of lymphoedema. Further trials are needed to recruit more participants, and to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of PBMT in management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema. PMID: 31780036 [PubMed - in process]
Conditions: Breast Cancer; Mastectomy; Lymphedema; Pain, Shoulder; Mobility Limitation Interventions: Other: Myofascial Massage; Other: Light Touch Sponsor: MetroHealth Medical Center Not yet recruiting
This study aimed to identify subgroups of breast cancer survivors with the SC of pain, fatigue, and psychological distress, and to examine sociodemographic and clinical characteristics associated with this SC.MethodsData were obtained from a nationwide survey of breast cancer survivors (N = 834). Exhaustive enumeration of possible combination of the three binary variables (pain, fatigue, psychological distress) was conducted. They were identified using the recommended threshold for the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Fatigue Questionnaire, and a score of one or more o n a numeric rating scale for p...
DiscussionIn view of the high prevalence of breast cancer among women, the implementation of a specific protocol of Pilates solo and belly dancing for patients with breast cancer is important, considering the necessity to improve their physical and psychological quality of life. Pilates solo and belly dancing are two types of physical activity that involve mental and physical concentration, music, upper limb movements, femininity, and social involvement. An intervention with these two physical activities could offer options of supportive care to women with breast cancer undergoing treatment, with the aim being to improve p...
CONCLUSION: Intermittent pneumatic compression seems to add no benefit when combined with complex decongestive treatment of lymphoedema, but, may be functional in reducing the sensations of heaviness and tightness for the patients with pitting oedema. PMID: 31795748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conditions: Breast Cancer; Breast Cancer Lymphedema; Pain; Pain, Postoperative; Pain, Chronic; Mastectomy; Lymphedema; Breast Surgery Interventions: Other: Single rehabilitative treatment; Other: Group rehabilitative treatment Sponsor: University of Roma La Sapienza Completed
Conditions: Breast Cancer; Pain, Chronic; Pain, Postoperative; Mastectomy; Lymphedema Intervention: Other: Rehabilitation protocol Sponsor: University of Roma La Sapienza Completed
The objectives of this pilot study for women breast cancer survivors with lymphedema was 1) to evaluate recruitment rates, retention rates, adherence to Bowenwork (a noninvasive complementary therapy involving gentle muscle movements), home exercises, safety and comfort; 2) determine the effect of Bowenwork on quality of life (QOL), functional status, perceived pain, range of motion (ROM), arm/ankle circumference (to assess for localized and systemic changes). METHODS: Participants received 4 Bowenwork sessions with home exercises. Initial and post assessments included QOL, functional status, and pain. ROM, arm/ankle ...