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

Liposuction for Swelling in Patients with Lymphedema.
 

Author(s): Arin K Greene, Stephan D Voss, Reid A Maclellan

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 11;377(18):1788-1789.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effectiveness of acupuncture for breast cancer related lymphedema: protocol for a single-blind, sham-controlled, randomized, multicenter trial.
 

Author(s): Huiru Zhu, Jinwan Li, Zheng Peng, Yujie Huang, Xiaolan Lv, Liuying Song, Gechen Zhou, Shengzhang Lin, Jifei Chen, Baoyu He, Fengxian Qin, Xumexiang Liu, Meiyu Dai, Yan Zou, Shengming Dai

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Although various treatments for breast cancer related lymphedema exist, there is still a need for a more effective and convenient approach. Pilot studies and our clinical observations suggested that acupuncture may be a potential option. This study aims to verify the effectiveness ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Ultrasound 2D strain measurement for arm lymphedema using deformable registration: A feasibility study.
 

Author(s): Xiaofeng Yang, Mylin Torres, Stephanie Kirkpatrick, Walter J Curran, Tian Liu

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Lymphedema, a swelling of the extremity, is a debilitating morbidity of cancer treatment. Current clinical evaluation of lymphedema is often based on medical history and physical examinations, which is subjective. In this paper, the authors report an objective, quantitative 2D strain ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Lymphedema" returned 43 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Incidence of lower limb lymphedema after vulvar cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Jiuzuo Huang, Nanze Yu, Xiaojun Wang, Xiao Long

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8722.

 

Lower limb lymphedema (LLL) is an important concern for patients with vulvar cancer. Studies of the incidence of vulvar cancer-related lymphedema and its risk factors have substantially increased in the new millennium.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Inflammatory Manifestations of Lymphedema.
 

Author(s): Catherine L Ly, Raghu P Kataru, Babak J Mehrara

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Lymphedema results from lymphatic insufficiency leading to a progressive inflammatory process that ultimately manifests as discomfort, recurrent infections, and, at times, secondary malignancy. Collectively, these morbidities contribute to an overall poor quality of life. Although ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Self-Care for Management of Secondary Lymphedema: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Janet Douglass, Patricia Graves, Susan Gordon

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Lymphedema is a debilitating and disfiguring sequela of an overwhelmed lymphatic system. The most common causes of secondary lymphedema are lymphatic filariasis (LF), a vector-borne, parasitic disease endemic in 73 tropical countries, and treatment for cancer in developed countries. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lymphedema

 

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2017

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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: 18 Jul 2017

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