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

The long-term risk of upper-extremity lymphedema is two-fold higher in breast cancer patients than in melanoma patients.
 

Author(s): Rachel K Voss, Kate D Cromwell, Yi-Ju Chiang, Jane M Armer, Merrick I Ross, Jeffrey E Lee, Jeffrey E Gershenwald, Bob R Stewart, Simona F Shaitelman, Janice N Cormier

Journal: J Surg Oncol. 2015 Dec;112(8):834-40.

 

We assessed the cumulative incidence, symptoms, and risk factors for upper-extremity lymphedema in breast cancer and melanoma patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy or axillary lymph node dissection.

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2016

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[Unilateral lymphedema of the upper limb in a rheumatoid arthritis].
 

Author(s): Salem Bouomrani, Hanène Nouma, Alaeddine Slama, Safouane Chebbi, Marwa Neffoussi, Afef Fara, Maher Beji

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Last Updated: 9 Oct 2015

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Sympathetic Block as a New Treatment for Lymphedema.
 

Author(s): Eunjoo Choi, Francis Sahngun Nahm, Pyung-Bok Lee

Journal: Pain Physician. ;18(4):365-72.

 

Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) not only has physical implications, but also affects the quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Despite numerous studies of various therapies, the optimal treatment for BCRL is unknown.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Lymphedema" returned 36 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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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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Bridging the divide between pathogenesis and detection in lymphedema.
 

Author(s): J Brandon Dixon, Michael J Weiler

Journal: Semin. Cell Dev. Biol.. 2015 Feb;38():75-82.

 

While our understanding of the lymphatic system has improved substantially in the past few decades, the translation of this knowledge into improved healthcare solutions for patients suffering from secondary lymphedema has been severely limited. The challenge facing clinicians is two-fold. ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Testing an Intervention to Foster Hope for Cancer Survivors With Lymphedema
 

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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: 19 Apr 2016

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lymphedema

 

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2016

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