Results of an Observation Longitudinal Retrospective Study
This study by Dr. Lullove and Dr. Alverez shows an 80% ulcer healing rate after 12 weeks. Their study also points out that compression therapy has been shown to be effective since 1955. In the study, the doctors used the Bio Compression 2004 pump, one of our favorite, compression pumps.
Use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression for Treatment of Upper Extremity Vascular Ulcers
This study shows that use of a Pneumatic Compression Pump can Dramatically shorten the healing time of Vascular Ulcers.
Lymphedema Incidence After Specific Post Mastectomy Therapy
This study talks about how early intervention can minimize the effects of Post Mastectomy Lymphedema. We have treated hundreds of Post Mastectomy patients over the years, and we agree with the conclusion. The longer you wait of treatment, the bigger the limb becomes. And the more complicated the treatment becomes. Early intervention means better reductions in size, and less complications.
The sequential pneumatic compression device in surgery for lymphedema of the limbs
This older, but very relevant study on extreme Lymphedema. The study by Dr. Zelikovski, a pioneer in the study and treatment of Lymphedema, shows that even extreme cases of Lymphedema can be treated with a Lymphedema compression pump.
Sequential gradient pneumatic compression enhances venous ulcer healing: A randomized trial
This study was published in 1990, showing that the use of Lymphedema Compression Pumps have been considered effective for quite awhile. The study from the Publication, Surgery, discusses all the various methods that are used to treat Venous Ulcers. Compression bandages, compression stockings, debridement, wound dressings, etc. The study illustrates that when a sequential, gradient intermittent compression pump was added to the treatment mix, patient saw a dramatic increase in healing speed. The rate of healing for the non-pump control group was 2.1% area per week vs. 19.8% for the treatment group that included the compression pump.
Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy for Patients with Breast Carcinoma-Associated Lymphedema
There has been a long, and contentious debate going on for some years in the world of Lymphedema treatment. Some therapist believe that only DLT or Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy is the proper way to treat Lymphedema. This study shows that a combination therapy of DLT and the use of a Lymphedema pump is the best method to combat Lymphedema. On page four of the study, the graph lays out that DLT by itself managed a 26% reduction in size of a limb. But, when combined with a Lymphedema Pump program, the results managed a 45% reduction. Clearly, superior results when using a pump.
Effectiveness of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression for the Treatment of Venous Ulcers in Subjects with Secondary (Acquired) Lymphedema
This latest study from the “Vein Magazine, Winter Issue 2012″ shows how compression therapy, administered from a Four Chambered Pneumatic Compression Pump & Boot shows that a Lymphedema Pump can reduce the size of wounds with repeated use. The study showed that the Compression Pump group had success in 141 days vs. 211 days for the group with out a pump.