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

Influence of arm crank ergometry on development of lymphedema in breast cancer patients after axillary dissection: A randomized controlled trail.
 

Author(s): Thorsten Schmidt, Jette Berner, Walter Jonat, Burkhard Weisser, Christioph Röcken, Marion van Mackelenbergh, Christoph Mundhenke

Journal: J Rehabil Med. 2017 Jan;49(1):78-83.

 

To investigate the safety and efficacy of arm crank ergometry in breast cancer patients after axillary lymph node dissection, with regard to changes in bioelectrical impedance analysis, arm circumference, muscular strength, quality of life and fatigue.

Last Updated: 19 Jan 2017

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Primary Upper Limb Lymphedema: Case Report of a Rare Pathology.
 

Author(s): Michael Ec Mcfarlane

Journal: Perm J. 2017 ;21():.

 

Lymphedema is characterized by a defect in the lymphatic system that causes limb swelling. Impaired uptake and transport of lymphatic fluid through lymphatic vessels causes accumulation of protein-rich fluid in the interstitial spaces, which leads to swelling of the limb. Primary ...

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2017

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Giant Scrotal Hydrocele and Bilateral Leg Lymphedema as Clinical Manifestation of Chronic Lymphatic Filariasis.
 

Author(s): Indra Wijaya, Winfrey Pangestu

Journal: Acta Med Indones. 2016 Jul;48(3):239-241.

 

A 51-year-old male came with the complaint of recurrent swelling in the scrotum and legs. Swelling of the scrotum first appeared 17 years ago in the left scrotum approximately the same size as an apple and underwent surgery. However, 2 years after surgery, the swelling reemerged and ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2016

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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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The impact of early detection and intervention of breast cancer-related lymphedema: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Chirag Shah, Douglas W Arthur, David Wazer, Atif Khan, Sheila Ridner, Frank Vicini

Journal: Cancer Med. 2016 Jun;5(6):1154-62.

 

Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) has become an increasingly important clinical issue as noted by the recent update of the 2015 NCCN breast cancer guidelines which recommends to "educate, monitor, and refer for lymphedema management." The purpose of this review was to examine ...

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2016

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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: 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: 3 Feb 2016

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