Lymphedema

Common Name(s)

Lymphedema

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

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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Primary lymphedema of the lower limb: the clinical utility of single photon emission computed tomography/CT.
 

Author(s): Mayo Weiss, Ruediger G H Baumeister, Andreas Frick, Jens Wallmichrath, Peter Bartenstein, Axel Rominger

Journal: Korean J Radiol. ;16(1):188-95.

 

The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether the additional use of the single photon emission computed tomography/CT (SPECT/CT) technique improves the diagnostic value of planar lymphoscintigraphy in patients presenting with primary lymph edema of the lower limb.

Last Updated: 19 Jan 2015

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Lymphedema outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer.
 

Author(s): Brad G Smith, Katherine A Hutcheson, Leila G Little, Roman J Skoracki, David I Rosenthal, Stephen Y Lai, Jan S Lewin

Journal: Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Feb;152(2):284-91.

 

We sought to describe the presentation of external head and neck lymphedema in patients treated for head and neck cancer and to examine their initial responses to complete decongestive therapy.

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2015

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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 30 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Lymphedema and obesity: is there a link?
 

Author(s): Babak J Mehrara, Arin K Greene

Journal: Plast. Reconstr. Surg.. 2014 Jul;134(1):154e-160e.

 

Lymphedema is a chronic disorder that, in developed countries, occurs most commonly after lymph node dissection for cancer treatment. Although the pathophysiology of lymphedema is unknown, the disease is characterized histologically by fibrosis and abnormal adipose deposition. Clinical ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: 13 Nov 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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