Adv Skin Wound Care 2022 Jul;35(7):1-6
At the National Cancer Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Erica Alves Nogueira Fabro, MSc, PT, is Physical Therapist Manager, Physiotherapy Service, Cancer Hospital III; Clarice Gomes Chagas Teodózio, MSc, PT, is a PhD student, Oncology PhD Student Program; Rejane Medeiros Costa, PhD, PT, and Flávia Oliveira Macedo, MSc, PT, are Physical Therapists, Physiotherapy Service, Cancer Hospital III; Aline Cecilia Drumond Dutra Luz Machado Cardoso, BSc, and Raquel Barroso Evaldt Jacob, BSc, are nurses, Nursing Service, Cancer Hospital III; and Luiz Claudio Santos Thuler, MD, PhD, and Anke Bergmann, PhD, PT, are Researchers, Clinical Epidemiology Program. Acknowledgment: The authors thank Fisiovital (Indaiatuba, Sao Paolo, Brazil) for donating the Vitaltape bandage necessary for this research. The authors have disclosed no other financial relationships related to this article. Submitted May 19, 2021; accepted in revised form August 18, 2021.
Objective: To evaluate the safety of compressive taping in patients with seroma secondary to breast cancer surgery.
Methods: This study was a nonrandomized clinical study of medical devices applied to women indicated for seroma aspiration puncture after breast cancer surgery in a public reference hospital in Brazil. The intervention consisted of applying compressive taping over the seroma fluctuation area and maintained for 5 days. Read More