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Comparison of efficacy of the intermittent pneumatic compression with a high- and low-pressure application in reducing the lower limbs phlebolymphedema

Overview of attention for article published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, October 2015
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Title
Comparison of efficacy of the intermittent pneumatic compression with a high- and low-pressure application in reducing the lower limbs phlebolymphedema
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Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, October 2015
DOI 10.2147/tcrm.s92121
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Robert Dymarek, Jakub Taradaj, Joanna Rosinczuk, Tomasz Halski, Winfried Schneider

Abstract

The primary lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency present an important medical problem, and effective physical therapeutic methods to treat this problem are still at the search phase. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) of a high- or low-pressure level in the treatment of primary phlebolymphedema of the lower limbs. The study included 81 patients with chronic venous insufficiency and primary lymphedema of the lower limbs. Group A consisted of 28 patients who underwent a monthly antiedematous therapy including a manual lymphatic drainage, multilayer bandaging, and IPC with the output pressure of 120 mmHg. Group B consisted of 27 patients who underwent the same basic treatment as group A and IPC with the output pressure of 60 mmHg. Group C (control) consisted of 26 patients who underwent only a basic treatment - without IPC. After completion of the study, it was found that the greatest reduction of edema occurred in patients who underwent treatment with a pressure of 120 mmHg. The comparison of percentage reduction of edema showed a statistically significant advantage of the group A over groups B and C, both for the changes in the right (P=0.01) and the left limb (P=0.01). Results in patients undergoing intermittent compression of the lower pressure (60 mmHg) were similar to those obtained in the control group. The IPC with the pressure of 120 mmHg inside the chambers effectively helps to reduce a phlebolymphedema. Furthermore, it appears that the treatments with a pressure of 60 mmHg are ineffective and their application becomes useless only in the antiedematous therapy.

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Unknown 56 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 18%
Student > Master 8 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Researcher 4 7%
Other 3 5%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 19 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 20%
Sports and Recreations 2 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Chemistry 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 22 39%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 February 2018.
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#3,963,736
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#188
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#6
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