Multi-segment bioimpedance in the evaluation of treatment for secondary lower limb lymphedema: Gynecological cancer
Henrique Jose Pereira de Godoy 1 2 , Ana Carolina Pereira de Godoy 1 2 , Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy 1 3 * , Maria de Fatima Guerreiro Godoy 1 2
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1 Medicine School in São José do Rio Preto, São José do Rio Preto, BRAZIL2 Clínica Godoy, São Jose do Rio Preto, BRAZIL3 National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Lago Sul, BRAZIL* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Aim: The present aimed study was to report the mobilization of body fluids after five days of intensive treatment for secondary lower limb lymphedema.
Materials and methods: A crossover clinical trial was conducted involving the analysis of changes in intracellular and extracellular fluids in all extremities and the trunk in women with lower limb lymphedema secondary to treatment for gynecological cancer. Evaluations were performed with multi-segment bio impedance analysis before and after intensive treatment using Godoy Method® eight hours per day for five days. Comparisons were made using Wilcoxon signed-ranks test.
Results: Significant changes in intracellular and extracellular fluids were found in all extremities and the trunk (p<0.0001 for all comparisons).
Conclusion: Intensive Godoy Method® leads to important changes in the distribution of body fluids in the treatment of lower limb lymphedema following treatment for gynecological cancer, with a significant increase in fluids in the upper limbs and trunk as well as significant reductions in the lower limb and in intracellular and extracellular water.

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Article Type: Original Article

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2023, Volume 20, Issue 4, Article No: em491

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/13148

Publication date: 01 Jul 2023

Online publication date: 03 Apr 2023

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