A comparison of programmable and nonprogrammable compression devices for treatment of lymphoedema using an administrative health outcomes dataset.

Citation data:

The British journal of dermatology, ISSN: 1365-2133, Vol: 177, Issue: 6, Page: 1699-1707

Publication Year:
2017
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PMID:
28573790
DOI:
10.1111/bjd.15699
Author(s):
P. Karaca-Mandic; A. T. Hirsch; S. G. Rockson; S. H. Ridner
Publisher(s):
Wiley
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Medicine
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article description
Patients with lymphoedema experience lifelong swelling and recurrent cellulitis despite use of complete decongestive therapy. Pneumatic compression devices (PCDs), including nonprogrammable and programmable devices that meet individual patient needs, support long-term self-care in the home.