In 2020, the paper titled “The impact of monitoring techniques on progression to chronic breast cancer‑related lymphedema: a meta‑analysis comparing bioimpedance spectroscopy versus circumferential measurements” was published by Dr. Chirag Shah and colleagues.
In this paper, the concluded with a strong statement that “evidence suggests that monitoring with BIS, allowing for early intervention, significantly reduces the relative risk of chronic BCRL with a 69% and 81% reduction compared to background and circumference.”
This pathway of care is not widespread in the UK, however it is a standard of practice in territories including Australia, the USA and some European countries. It is also being used in some of the biggest Medical Institutions in the world, including the Cleveland Clinic, where Dr. Shah is based.
This webinar is your opportunity to speak to Dr. Shah the principal author behind this paper and quiz him on the data.
– Research paper background, why do the meta-analysis, the process of the study and the results
– Shah’s experience with Lymphoedema Prevention
– Q&A session on the publication
1. An overview of the Lipoedema research of Dr. Karen Herbst
2. Principles of Negative Pressure and Vibration Therapy
3. Application of Negative Pressure and Vibration features with a patient
Speaker – Chirag Shah, MD
Director of Breast Radiation Oncology and Director of Clinical Research
Department of Radiation Oncology (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio)
Dr. Shah specialises in breast cancer with a focus on shorter courses of breast radiation and targeted radiation approaches. Additionally, he performs research looking at toxicities of treatment including BCRL and cardiac toxicities.
Dr. Shah has worked with BIS and L-Dex including publication of the clinical practice guidelines, meta-analysis, and being an investigator on the largest international BCRL Lymphoedema trial, the PREVENT trial.
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