Expert Point of View: Sarah Blair, MD

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SARAH BLAIR, MD, a breast surgeon at the University of California San Diego, noted that lymphedema remains a significant clinical problem, although the rates of lymphedema are decreasing, as fewer full axillary node dissections are performed. 

“This study utilizes bioimpedance spectroscopy, a relatively new but promising technology, to detect early changes in fluid retention and demonstrates a benefit with a simple intervention that patients can do at home,” shared Dr. Blair. “These results are encouraging and should pave the way for larger studies with longer follow-up to examine this early detection and intervention paradigm.” ■

DISCLOSURE: Dr. Blair reported no conflicts of interest. 

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