Estimation of limb adiposity by bioimpedance spectroscopy in lymphoedema

Ward, L. C., Essex, T., Gaw, R., Czerniec, S., Dylke, E., Abell, B. and Kilbreath, S. L . (2013) Estimation of limb adiposity by bioimpedance spectroscopy in lymphoedema. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 434 1: 012062.1-012062.4. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/434/1/012062

Author Ward, L. C.
Essex, T.
Gaw, R.
Czerniec, S.
Dylke, E.
Abell, B.
Kilbreath, S. L .
Title Estimation of limb adiposity by bioimpedance spectroscopy in lymphoedema
Journal name Journal of Physics: Conference Series   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1742-6588
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Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1088/1742-6596/434/1/012062
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 434
Issue 1
Start page 012062.1
End page 012062.4
Total pages 4
Place of publication Temple Way, Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher Institute of Physics Publishing
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Lymphoedema is a chronic debilitating condition that may occur in approximately 25% of women treated for breast cancer. As the condition progresses, accumulated lymph fluid becomes fibrotic with infiltration of adipose tissue. Bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy is the preferred method for early detection of lymphoedema based on the measurement of impedance of extracellular fluid. The present study assessed whether these impedance measurements could also be used to estimate the adipose tissue content of the arm based on a model previously used to predict whole body composition. Estimates of arm adipose tissue in a cohort of women with lymphoedema were found to be highly correlated (r > 0.82) with measurements of adipose tissue obtained using the reference method of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Paired t-tests confirmed that there was no significant difference between the adipose tissue volumes obtained by the two methods. These results support the view that the method shows promise for the estimation of arm adiposity in lymphoedema.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article number 012062

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