Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Manual lymphatic drainage for breast cancer-related lymphoedema.

Abstract

Breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL) is a common sequela of surgical or radiation therapy of breast cancer. Although being an important part of conservative therapy, the role of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) on BCRL is still debating. The objective of the current systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine whether the addition of MLD to the standard therapy (ST) could manage BCRL more effectively. We searched PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library for related randomised clinical trials to compare the volume reduction, improvement of symptoms and arm function between groups with or without MLD. Four randomised controlled trials, with 234 patients, were included. Results showed there was a significant difference in volume reduction between MLD plus routine treatment and sole routine treatment. Current trials show that adding MLD to the ST could enhance the effectiveness of treating volume reduction of lymphoedema, but might not improve subjective symptoms or arm function.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Oncology, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, China.Department of Oncology, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Meta-Analysis
Review
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27167238

Citation

Shao, Y, and D-S Zhong. "Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Breast Cancer-related Lymphoedema." European Journal of Cancer Care, vol. 26, no. 5, 2017.
Shao Y, Zhong DS. Manual lymphatic drainage for breast cancer-related lymphoedema. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2017;26(5).
Shao, Y., & Zhong, D. S. (2017). Manual lymphatic drainage for breast cancer-related lymphoedema. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26(5), doi:10.1111/ecc.12517.
Shao Y, Zhong DS. Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Breast Cancer-related Lymphoedema. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2017;26(5) PubMed PMID: 27167238.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Manual lymphatic drainage for breast cancer-related lymphoedema. AU - Shao,Y, AU - Zhong,D-S, Y1 - 2016/05/11/ PY - 2016/04/15/accepted PY - 2016/5/12/pubmed PY - 2018/5/17/medline PY - 2016/5/12/entrez KW - breast cancer KW - lymphoedema KW - manual lymphatic drainage KW - meta-analysis JF - European journal of cancer care JO - Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) VL - 26 IS - 5 N2 - Breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL) is a common sequela of surgical or radiation therapy of breast cancer. Although being an important part of conservative therapy, the role of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) on BCRL is still debating. The objective of the current systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine whether the addition of MLD to the standard therapy (ST) could manage BCRL more effectively. We searched PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library for related randomised clinical trials to compare the volume reduction, improvement of symptoms and arm function between groups with or without MLD. Four randomised controlled trials, with 234 patients, were included. Results showed there was a significant difference in volume reduction between MLD plus routine treatment and sole routine treatment. Current trials show that adding MLD to the ST could enhance the effectiveness of treating volume reduction of lymphoedema, but might not improve subjective symptoms or arm function. SN - 1365-2354 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27167238/Manual_lymphatic_drainage_for_breast_cancer_related_lymphoedema_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12517 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -