Impact of Ipsilateral Blood Draws, Injections, Blood Pressure Measurements, and Air Travel on the Risk of Lymphedema for Patients Treated for Breast Cancer.

@article{Ferguson2016ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of Ipsilateral Blood Draws, Injections, Blood Pressure Measurements, and Air Travel on the Risk of Lymphedema for Patients Treated for Breast Cancer.},
  author={Chantal M. Ferguson and Meyha N. Swaroop and Nora K. Horick and Melissa Skolny and Cynthia L. Miller and Lauren S. Jammallo and Cheryl L. Brunelle and Jean A O'Toole and Laura Salama and Michelle Connolly Specht and Alphonse G. Taghian},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={
          691-8
        }
}
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to investigate the association between blood draws, injections, blood pressure readings, trauma, cellulitis in the at-risk arm, and air travel and increases in arm volume in a cohort of patients treated for breast cancer and screened for lymphedema. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 2005 and 2014, patients undergoing treatment of breast cancer at our institution were screened prospectively for lymphedema. Bilateral arm volume measurements were performed… CONTINUE READING
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