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 222 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of Kinesiology Taping on breast cancer-related lymphedema: a randomized single-blind controlled pilot study.
 

Author(s): A Smykla, K Walewicz, R Trybulski, T Halski, M Kucharzewski, C Kucio, W Mikusek, K Klakla, J Taradaj

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():767106.

 

The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of Kinesiology Taping (KT) for treating breast cancer-related lymphedema. Sixty-five women with unilateral stage II and III lymphedema were randomly grouped into the KT group (K-tapes, n = 20), the Quasi KT group (quasi K-tapes, n = ...

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2013

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L-dex ratio in detecting breast cancer-related lymphedema: reliability, sensitivity, and specificity.
 

Author(s): M R Fu, C M Cleland, A A Guth, M Kayal, J Haber, F Cartwright, R Kleinman, Y Kang, J Scagliola, D Axelrod

Journal: Lymphology. 2013 Jun;46(2):85-96.

 

Advances in bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) permit the assessment of lymphedema by directly measuring lymph fluid changes. The objective of the study was to examine the reliability, sensitivity, and specificity of cross-sectional assessment of BIA in detecting lymphedema in ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2013

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Modification of a rodent hindlimb model of secondary lymphedema: surgical radicality versus radiotherapeutic ablation.
 

Author(s): Hyung Sub Park, In Mok Jung, Geum Hee Choi, Soli Hahn, Young Sun Yoo, Taeseung Lee

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():208912.

 

Secondary lymphedema is an intractable disease mainly caused by damage of the lymphatic system during surgery, yet studies are limited by the lack of suitable animal models. The purpose of this study was to create an improved model of secondary lymphedema in the hindlimbs of rodents ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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The terms "Lymphedema" returned 25 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lymphedema and therapeutic lymphangiogenesis.
 

Author(s): Yukihiro Saito, Hironori Nakagami, Yasufumi Kaneda, Ryuichi Morishita

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():804675.

 

Lymphedema is a disorder of the lymphatic vascular system characterized by impaired lymphatic return and swelling of the extremities. Lymphedema is divided into primary and secondary forms based on the underlying etiology. Despite substantial advances in both surgical and conservative ...

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2013

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Breast and gynecologic cancer-related extremity lymphedema: a review of diagnostic modalities and management options.
 

Author(s): Pankaj Tiwari, Michelle Coriddi, Ritu Salani, Stephen P Povoski

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Lymphedema remains a poorly understood entity that can occur after lymphadenectomy. Herein, we will review the pathogenesis of lymphedema, diagnostic modalities and the natural history of extremity involvement. We will review the incidence of upper extremity lymphedema in patients ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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Systematic review of quality of life and patient reported outcomes in patients with oncologic related lower extremity lymphedema.
 

Author(s): Yeliz Cemal, Sarah Jewell, Claudia R Albornoz, Andrea Pusic, Babak J Mehrara

Journal: Lymphat Res Biol. 2013 Mar;11(1):14-9.

 

Lower limb lymphedema (LLL) is a common complication of cancer treatment. The disease is chronic and progressive with no cure. Although a common and significant source of morbidity, the impact of this condition on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has only recently been addressed. ...

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Treatment Response to Different Lymphoedema Compression Programs Using a Pneumatic Compression Device
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lower Extremity Lymphoedema; Leg Lymphoedema

 

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2014

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Last Updated: 9 May 2006

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National Lymphatic Disease and Lymphedema Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lymphedema

 

Last Updated: 28 May 2013

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