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

Experiences of a Community-Based Lymphedema Management Program for Lymphatic Filariasis in Odisha State, India: An Analysis of Focus Group Discussions with Patients, Families, Community Members and Program Volunteers.
 

Author(s): Tali Cassidy, Caitlin M Worrell, Kristen Little, Aishya Prakash, Inakhi Patra, Jonathan Rout, LeAnne M Fox

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Globally 68 million people are infected with lymphatic filariasis (LF), 17 million of whom have lymphedema. This study explores the effects of a lymphedema management program in Odisha State, India on morbidity and psychosocial effects associated with lymphedema.

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2016

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[Metastatic angiosarcoma of the thigh: rare complication of lymphedema].
 

Author(s): Redouane Ouakrim, Mustapha Mahfoud

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Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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Relapse of Yellow Nail Syndrome with Pulmonary Lymphedema.
 

Author(s): Kozo Morimoto, Takeshi Saraya, Atsuko Kurosaki, Ryozo Yano, Yuka Sasaki, Takeshi Osawa, Shoji Kudoh, Hajime Goto

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2016 ;55(2):169-72.

 

Yellow nail syndrome (YNS) is a rare disorder characterized by the triad of yellow, thickened nails, lymphedema, and respiratory manifestations such as pleural effusions, bronchiectasis, and recurrent lower respiratory tract infections. We report a case of YNS showing pulmonary interlobular ...

Last Updated: 19 Jan 2016

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Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Lymphedema" returned 41 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Factitious lymphedema of the arm: case report and review of publications.
 

Author(s): M De Fátima Guerreiro Godoy, J M Pereira De Godoy

Journal: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2015 Jun;51(3):337-9.

 

The aim of this study was to report a case of factitious lymphedema of the arm and related lymphoscintigraphic aspects. The case of a 36-year-old patient is reported who started to present with pain, in the 3rd finger of the right hand three years prior to this report, which she associated ...

Last Updated: 13 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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