Serum Lipid Changes after Short Term SIPC Therapy for Lower Limb Lymphedema

Bahar, M. M. and Modaghegh, M. H. S. and Soltani, E. (2010) Serum Lipid Changes after Short Term SIPC Therapy for Lower Limb Lymphedema. Indian Journal of Surgery, 72 (4). pp. 305-307.

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Lymphedema is a ubiquitous chronic disease with various suggested treatment options, but no definite treatment. Using (Sequential) Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (SIPC) is one of the most appropriate non-surgical treatments without any noticeable complications. In this study, we evaluated the serum lipids changes following SIPC. Participants included 40 lower limb lymphedema patients who underwent High Pressure SIPC for a period of 48 hrs. Pre and Post SIPC serum lipids changes were evaluated. Though, there was some increase in the serum level of cholesterol and triglyceride, none of the patients had the values above the normal range. We concluded that, the fluid entering the serum during SIPC, contain large molecules such as lipids, which increases serum lipid levels. However this phenomenon does not have any significant complication for the patients. © Association of Surgeons of India 2010.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :3 Export Date: 16 February 2020 CODEN: IJSUA Correspondence Address: Soltani, E.; Mashhad Vascular and Endovascular Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intermittent pneumatic compression complication Lymphedema Postprandial hyperlipidemia
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 05:43
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 05:43

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