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

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The terms "Lymphedema" returned 311 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impact of adjuvant taxane-based chemotherapy on development of breast cancer-related lymphedema: results from a large prospective cohort.
 

Author(s): Meyha N Swaroop, Chantal M Ferguson, Nora K Horick, Melissa N Skolny, Cynthia L Miller, Lauren S Jammallo, Cheryl L Brunelle, Jean A O'Toole, Steven J Isakoff, Michelle C Specht, Alphonse G Taghian

Journal: Breast Cancer Res. Treat.. 2015 Jun;151(2):393-403.

 

Taxane-based chemotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer is associated with fluid retention in the extremities; however, its association with development of breast cancer-related lymphedema is unclear. We sought to determine if adjuvant taxane-based chemotherapy increased risk ...

Last Updated: 15 May 2015

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Exercise barriers self-efficacy: development and validation of a subcale for individuals with cancer-related lymphedema.
 

Author(s): Jena Buchan, Monika Janda, Robyn Box, Laura Rogers, Sandi Hayes

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No tool exists to measure self-efficacy for overcoming lymphedema-related exercise barriers in individuals with cancer-related lymphedema. However, an existing scale measures confidence to overcome general exercise barriers in cancer survivors. Therefore, the purpose of this study ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2015

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The incidence and risk factors for occurrence of arm lymphedema after treatment of breast cancer.
 

Author(s): L Rebegea, D Firescu, M Dumitru, R Anghel

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;110(1):33-7.

 

The arm lymphedema is reported as being the most frequent late reaction and complication that influences breast cancer patients'€™ quality of life after lymph node dissection and radiotherapy. The aim of the study is to identify the risk factors in arm lymphedema occurrence in breast ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2015

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The terms "Lymphedema" returned 34 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Bridging the divide between pathogenesis and detection in lymphedema.
 

Author(s): J Brandon Dixon, Michael J Weiler

Journal: Semin. Cell Dev. Biol.. 2015 Feb;38():75-82.

 

While our understanding of the lymphatic system has improved substantially in the past few decades, the translation of this knowledge into improved healthcare solutions for patients suffering from secondary lymphedema has been severely limited. The challenge facing clinicians is two-fold. ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2015

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Recent progress in the treatment and prevention of cancer-related lymphedema.
 

Author(s): Simona F Shaitelman, Kate D Cromwell, John C Rasmussen, Nicole L Stout, Jane M Armer, Bonnie B Lasinski, Janice N Cormier

Journal: CA Cancer J Clin. ;65(1):55-81.

 

This article provides an overview of the recent developments in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer-related lymphedema. Lymphedema incidence by tumor site is evaluated. Measurement techniques and trends in patient education and treatment are also summarized to include ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2015

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Tissue-engineered lymphatic graft for the treatment of lymphedema.
 

Author(s): Muholan Kanapathy, Nikhil M Patel, Deepak M Kalaskar, Afshin Mosahebi, Babak J Mehrara, Alexander M Seifalian

Journal: J. Surg. Res.. 2014 Dec;192(2):544-54.

 

Lymphedema is a chronic debilitating condition and curative treatment is yet to be found. Tissue engineering approach, which combines cellular components, scaffold, and molecular signals hold great potential in the treatment of secondary lymphedema with the advent of lymphatic graft ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Testing an Intervention to Foster Hope for Cancer Survivors With Lymphedema
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Mastectomy Related Lymphedema; Lymphedema of Upper Limb; Lymphedema of Lower Extremity

 

Last Updated: 22 May 2015

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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: 2 Sep 2015

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lymphedema

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2016

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