Lymphedema

Common Name(s)

Lymphedema

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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

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The terms "Lymphedema" returned 346 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ultrasound 2D strain measurement for arm lymphedema using deformable registration: A feasibility study.
 

Author(s): Xiaofeng Yang, Mylin Torres, Stephanie Kirkpatrick, Walter J Curran, Tian Liu

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Lymphedema, a swelling of the extremity, is a debilitating morbidity of cancer treatment. Current clinical evaluation of lymphedema is often based on medical history and physical examinations, which is subjective. In this paper, the authors report an objective, quantitative 2D strain ...

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2017

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[Primary congenital lymphedema: Milroy disease: the first case observed in the Department of Pediatrics at the University Hospital Yalgado Ouedraogo, Ouagadougou].
 

Author(s): Chantal Zoungrana Ouattara, Angèle Kalmogho, Caroline Yonaba, Chantal Gabrielle Bouda, Ghislaine Yaméogo, Ludovic Kam

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Congenital lymphedema is the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the child's interstitial spaces. Milroy disease is a rare, hereditary, autosomal dominant condition showing incomplete penetrance. We report the case of a 7-year old little girl with Milroy disease examined for erysipelas ...

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2017

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Risk factors and a prediction model for lower limb lymphedema following lymphadenectomy in gynecologic cancer: a hospital-based retrospective cohort study.
 

Author(s): Kenji Kuroda, Yasuhiro Yamamoto, Manami Yanagisawa, Akira Kawata, Naoya Akiba, Kensuke Suzuki, Kazutoshi Naritaka

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Lower limb lymphedema (LLL) is a chronic and incapacitating condition afflicting patients who undergo lymphadenectomy for gynecologic cancer. This study aimed to identify risk factors for LLL and to develop a prediction model for its occurrence.

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2017

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The terms "Lymphedema" returned 41 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Inflammatory Manifestations of Lymphedema.
 

Author(s): Catherine L Ly, Raghu P Kataru, Babak J Mehrara

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Lymphedema results from lymphatic insufficiency leading to a progressive inflammatory process that ultimately manifests as discomfort, recurrent infections, and, at times, secondary malignancy. Collectively, these morbidities contribute to an overall poor quality of life. Although ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2017

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Self-Care for Management of Secondary Lymphedema: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Janet Douglass, Patricia Graves, Susan Gordon

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Lymphedema is a debilitating and disfiguring sequela of an overwhelmed lymphatic system. The most common causes of secondary lymphedema are lymphatic filariasis (LF), a vector-borne, parasitic disease endemic in 73 tropical countries, and treatment for cancer in developed countries. ...

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2016

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Sodium selenite and cancer related lymphedema: Biological and pharmacological effects.
 

Author(s): Christina Pfister, Horst Dawzcynski, Franz-Josef Schingale

Journal: J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2016 Sep;37():111-116.

 

A significant percentage of cancer patients develop secondary lymphedema after surgery or radiotherapy. The preferred treatment of secondary lymphedema is complex physical therapy. Pharmacotherapy, for example with diuretics, has received little attention, because they were not effective ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 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: 26 Apr 2017

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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: 18 Jul 2017

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