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

Effect of physical therapy on breast cancer related lymphedema: protocol for a multicenter, randomized, single-blind, equivalence trial.
 

Author(s): Mette Tambour, Berit Tange, Robin Christensen, Bibi Gram

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Physical therapy treatment of patients with lymphedema includes treatment based on the principles of 'Complete Decongestive Therapy' (CDT). CDT consists of the following components; skin care, manual lymphatic drainage, bandaging and exercises. The scientific evidence regarding what ...

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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Lymphedema in a 7-year-old boy infected with Wuchereria bancrofti in Sierra Leone: a case report.
 

Author(s): Mackenzie Dome, Rashid Ansumana, Andrea L Covington, Maria P Rebollo, Santigie Sesay, Kathryn H Jacobsen, Dziedzom K de Souza, Benjamin G Koudou, Edwin Michael, Moses J Bockarie

Journal: Acta Trop.. 2014 Jun;134():13-6.

 

We present a case of congenital lymphedema in a 7-year-old boy in Sierra Leone with active filarial infection and penile edema. The genital edema with onset at 6 months of age may have been due to a congenital abnormality in lymphatic drainage. Other possible causes of childhood lymphedema, ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014

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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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The terms "Lymphedema" returned 27 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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Lymphedema following treatment for breast cancer: a new approach to an old problem.
 

Author(s): Jean O'Toole, Lauren S Jammallo, Melissa N Skolny, Cynthia L Miller, Krista Elliott, Michelle C Specht, Alphonse G Taghian

Journal: Crit. Rev. Oncol. Hematol.. 2013 Nov;88(2):437-46.

 

Lymphedema following treatment for breast cancer can be an irreversible condition with a profound negative impact on quality of life. The lack of consensus regarding standard definitions of clinically significant lymphedema and optimal methods of measurement and quantification are ...

Last Updated: 21 Oct 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: 13 Nov 2014

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Pilot Efficacy Study of the Stendo Pulsating Suit in Patient With Leg Lymphoedema
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Lower Limb Lymphedema; Secondary Lower Limb Lymphedema

 

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2014

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National Lymphatic Disease and Lymphedema Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lymphedema

 

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2014

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