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

L-dex ratio in detecting breast cancer-related lymphedema: reliability, sensitivity, and specificity.
 

Author(s): M R Fu, C M Cleland, A A Guth, M Kayal, J Haber, F Cartwright, R Kleinman, Y Kang, J Scagliola, D Axelrod

Journal: Lymphology. 2013 Jun;46(2):85-96.

 

Advances in bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) permit the assessment of lymphedema by directly measuring lymph fluid changes. The objective of the study was to examine the reliability, sensitivity, and specificity of cross-sectional assessment of BIA in detecting lymphedema in ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2013

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Low rate of lymphedema after extended pelvic lymphadenectomy followed by pelvic irradiation of node-positive prostate cancer.
 

Author(s): Elisabeth Rasmusson, Adalsteinn Gunnlaugsson, René Blom, Thomas Björk-Eriksson, Per Nilsson, Göran Ahlgen, Charlotta Jönsson, Karin Johansson, Elisabeth Kjellén

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence and severity of lower limb lymphedema after pelvic lymphadenectomy and radiotherapy to the pelvic lymph nodes in patients with prostate cancer.

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2014

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CCBE1 mutation in two siblings, one manifesting lymphedema-cholestasis syndrome, and the other, fetal hydrops.
 

Author(s): Sohela Shah, Laura K Conlin, Luis Gomez, Øystein Aagenaes, Kristin Eiklid, A S Knisely, Michael T Mennuti, Randolph P Matthews, Nancy B Spinner, Laura N Bull

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Lymphedema-cholestasis syndrome (LCS; Aagenaes syndrome) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, characterized by 1) neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis, often lessening and becoming intermittent with age, and 2) severe chronic lymphedema, mainly lower limb. LCS was originally described ...

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2013

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The terms "Lymphedema" returned 23 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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Systematic review of quality of life and patient reported outcomes in patients with oncologic related lower extremity lymphedema.
 

Author(s): Yeliz Cemal, Sarah Jewell, Claudia R Albornoz, Andrea Pusic, Babak J Mehrara

Journal: Lymphat Res Biol. 2013 Mar;11(1):14-9.

 

Lower limb lymphedema (LLL) is a common complication of cancer treatment. The disease is chronic and progressive with no cure. Although a common and significant source of morbidity, the impact of this condition on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has only recently been addressed. ...

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2013

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Effects of manual lymphatic drainage on breast cancer-related lymphedema: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Tsai-Wei Huang, Sung-Hui Tseng, Chia-Chin Lin, Chyi-Huey Bai, Ching-Shyang Chen, Chin-Sheng Hung, Chih-Hsiung Wu, Ka-Wai Tam

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Lymphedema is a common complication of axillary dissection for breast cancer. We investigated whether manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) could prevent or manage limb edema in women after breast-cancer surgery.

Last Updated: 4 Feb 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: 17 Jan 2014

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Lymphedema Prevention in Breast Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Breast Cancer; Lymphedema

 

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2008

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Last Updated: 9 May 2006

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