The application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) technologies in cancer care

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Title: The application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) technologies in cancer care
Authors: O'Connor, DominicCaulfield, Brian
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Date: 24-Jun-2017
Online since: 2019-07-03T10:56:30Z
Abstract: Despite the increase in long term cancer survivors, successful treatment is associated with significant sequelae. As a result, participation in voluntary exercise becomes difficult highlighting the need for pragmatic alternatives. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been shown as effective in pathological conditions for improving muscle strength. However, its use in cancer care is sparse and has provided equivocal results. This paper outlines a proposed approach to the design, development, evaluation and implementation of NMES technology into cancer pathways. The proposed process comprises four stages; 1) understanding the clinical challenges faced by survivors, 2) identify the benefits of NMES in this cohort, 3) the design of the NMES protocol, 4) the evaluation of the protocol in cancer survivors, and 5) the implementation of the protocol into cancer care pathways. In this paper, we outline advancements in NMES technology which may be utilised to simultaneously improve indices of cardiovascular exercise capacity and skeletal muscle strength.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright (published version): 2017 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Keywords: CancerCachexiaNMESNeuromuscular electrical stimulation
DOI: 10.1109/CBMS.2017.95
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Bamidis, P.D., Konstantinidis, S.T., Pereira Rodrigues, P. (eds.). Proceedings 2017 IEEE 30th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems CBMS 2017
Conference Details: IEEE CBMS 2017: 30th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), Thessaloniki, Greece, 22-24 June 2017
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