Lymphedema

Common Name(s)

Lymphedema

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Lymphedema" for support, advocacy or research.

Lymphatic Education & Research Network

Our Mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. We seek to accelerate the prevention, treatment and cure of the disease while bringing patients and medical professionals together to address the unmet needs surrounding lymphatic disorders.

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

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National Lymphedema Network

The mission of the NLN is to create awareness of lymphedema through education and to promote and support the availability of quality medical treatment for all individuals at risk for or affected by lymphedema.

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Lymphedema" for support, advocacy or research.

Lymphatic Education & Research Network

Our Mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. We seek to accelerate the prevention, treatment and cure of the disease while bringing patients and medical professionals together to address the unmet needs surrounding lymphatic disorders.

http://www.lymphaticnetwork.org

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

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National Lymphedema Network

The mission of the NLN is to create awareness of lymphedema through education and to promote and support the availability of quality medical treatment for all individuals at risk for or affected by lymphedema.

http://www.lymphnet.org

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Lymphedema" returned 334 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Giant Scrotal Hydrocele and Bilateral Leg Lymphedema as Clinical Manifestation of Chronic Lymphatic Filariasis.
 

Author(s): Indra Wijaya, Winfrey Pangestu

Journal: Acta Med Indones. 2016 Jul;48(3):239-241.

 

A 51-year-old male came with the complaint of recurrent swelling in the scrotum and legs. Swelling of the scrotum first appeared 17 years ago in the left scrotum approximately the same size as an apple and underwent surgery. However, 2 years after surgery, the swelling reemerged and ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2016

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[Stewart-Treves syndrome: a rare complication of chronic lymphedema].
 

Author(s): Sanaa Krich, Fatima Zahra Mernissi

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Last Updated: 31 Oct 2016

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Lymphedema after breast cancer.
 

Author(s): Sami Aziz Brahmi, Fatima Zahra Ziani

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Last Updated: 12 Aug 2016

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The terms "Lymphedema" returned 39 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The impact of early detection and intervention of breast cancer-related lymphedema: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Chirag Shah, Douglas W Arthur, David Wazer, Atif Khan, Sheila Ridner, Frank Vicini

Journal: Cancer Med. 2016 Jun;5(6):1154-62.

 

Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) has become an increasingly important clinical issue as noted by the recent update of the 2015 NCCN breast cancer guidelines which recommends to "educate, monitor, and refer for lymphedema management." The purpose of this review was to examine ...

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2016

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The Effect of Hygiene-Based Lymphedema Management in Lymphatic Filariasis-Endemic Areas: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Meredith E Stocks, Matthew C Freeman, David G Addiss

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Lymphedema of the leg and its advanced form, known as elephantiasis, are significant causes of disability and morbidity in areas endemic for lymphatic filariasis (LF), with an estimated 14 million persons affected worldwide. The twin goals of the World Health Organization's Global ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Manual lymphatic drainage for lymphedema following breast cancer treatment.
 

Author(s): Jeanette Ezzo, Eric Manheimer, Margaret L McNeely, Doris M Howell, Robert Weiss, Karin I Johansson, Ting Bao, Linda Bily, Catherine M Tuppo, Anne F Williams, Didem Karadibak

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More than one in five patients who undergo treatment for breast cancer will develop breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL). BCRL can occur as a result of breast cancer surgery and/or radiation therapy. BCRL can negatively impact comfort, function, and quality of life (QoL). Manual ...

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Quality of Life Changes on Lower Extremity Lymphedema Patients Using an Advanced PCD
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lymphedema

 

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2016

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Last Updated: 20 Sep 2016

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Two Pneumatic Compression Devices in the Treatment of Lower Extremity Lymphedema
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lymphedema

 

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2016

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