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Conventional interventions for preventing clinically detectable upper-limb lymphoedema in patients who are at risk of developing lymphoedema after breast cancer therapy

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  • Intervention

Authors

  • Martijn M Stuiver,

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    1. The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Department of Physiotherapy, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Martijn M Stuiver, Department of Physiotherapy, The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Plesmanlaan 121, Amsterdam, 1066CX, Netherlands. m.stuiver@nki.nl. m.m.stuiver@amc.uva.nl.

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  • Marieke R ten Tusscher,

    1. The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Department of Physiotherapy, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Carla S Agasi-Idenburg,

    1. The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Department of Physiotherapy, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Cees Lucas,

    1. Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatics and Bioinformatics, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Neil K Aaronson,

    1. The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Department of Psychosocial Research, Division of Psychosocial Research & Epidemiology, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Patrick MM Bossuyt

    1. Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the effectiveness of conventional therapies for prevention of lymphoedema in (specific subgroups of) patients who are at risk of developing lymphoedema after treatment for breast cancer.

To investigate the relative effectiveness of the different interventions.