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

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The terms "Lymphedema" returned 382 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Incidence of Cellulitis among Children with Primary Lymphedema.
 

Author(s): Isabelle Quéré, Nicolas Nagot, Miikka Vikkula

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 05;378(21):2047-2048.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Comparison of the effectiveness of complex decongestive therapy and compression bandaging as a method of treatment of lymphedema in the elderly.
 

Author(s): Ewa Zasadzka, Tomasz Trzmiel, Maria Kleczewska, Mariola Pawlaczyk

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Lymphedema is a chronic condition which significantly lowers the quality of patient life, particularly among elderly populations, whose mobility and physical function are often reduced.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Use of lymphoscintigraphy to differentiate primary versus secondary lower extremity lymphedema after surgical lymphadenectomy: a retrospective analysis.
 

Author(s): Mirela Mariana Roman, Romain Barbieux, Jean-Marie Nogaret, Pierre Bourgeois

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When managing patients with cancer, lymphedema of the lower limbs (LLL) is commonly reported as secondary to the surgical excision and/or irradiation of lymph nodes (LNs). In the framework of lymphoscintigraphic imaging performed to evaluate secondary LLL, some lympho-nodal presentations ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Lymphedema" returned 49 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lymphedema of the Transplanted Kidney and Abdominal Wall with Ipsilateral Pleural Effusion Following Kidney Biopsy in a Patient Treated with Sirolimus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Farin Rashid-Farokhi, Haleh Afshar

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BACKGROUND Sirolimus is a mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor, which is used in immunosuppressive treatment regimens in organ transplant recipients. Although mTOR inhibitors are well tolerated, their adverse effects have been reported. Sirolimus treatment in transplant ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Low level laser therapy (Photobiomodulation therapy) for breast cancer-related lymphedema: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): G David Baxter, Lizhou Liu, Simone Petrich, Angela Spontelli Gisselman, Cathy Chapple, Juanita J Anders, Steve Tumilty

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Breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL) is a prevalent complication secondary to cancer treatments which significantly impacts the physical and psychological health of breast cancer survivors. Previous research shows increasing use of low level laser therapy (LLLT), now commonly referred ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Incidence of lower limb lymphedema after vulvar cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Jiuzuo Huang, Nanze Yu, Xiaojun Wang, Xiao Long

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8722.

 

Lower limb lymphedema (LLL) is an important concern for patients with vulvar cancer. Studies of the incidence of vulvar cancer-related lymphedema and its risk factors have substantially increased in the new millennium.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lymphedema

 

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2017

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Last Updated: 20 Sep 2016

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