Lymphedema

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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

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The terms "Lymphedema" returned 378 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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Mapping the geographical distribution of podoconiosis in Cameroon using parasitological, serological, and clinical evidence to exclude other causes of lymphedema.
 

Author(s): Kebede Deribe, Amuam Andrew Beng, Jorge Cano, Abdel Jelil Njouendo, Jerome Fru-Cho, Abong Raphael Awah, Mathias Esum Eyong, Patrick W Chounna Ndongmo, Emanuele Giorgi, David M Pigott, Nick Golding, Rachel L Pullan, Abdisalan M Noor, Fikre Enquselassie, Christopher J L Murray, Simon J Brooker, Simon I Hay, Peter Enyong, Melanie J Newport, Samuel Wanji, Gail Davey

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Podoconiosis is a non-filarial elephantiasis, which causes massive swelling of the lower legs. It was identified as a neglected tropical disease by WHO in 2011. Understanding of the geographical distribution of the disease is incomplete. As part of a global mapping of podoconiosis, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Lymphedema secondary to idiopathic occlusion of the subclavian and innominate veins after renal transplantation: A case report.
 

Author(s): Yong Min Kim, Chul Moon, Dong Erk Goo, Soo Bin Park, Ji Woong Park

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(48):e8942.

 

Among the causes of swelling in the extremities of renal transplantation patients, secondary lymphedema caused by complete idiopathic obstruction of large veins is rare and may be difficult to diagnose and treat.

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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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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