Lymphedema
June 2017 Issue
 
 
 

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Lymphedema abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Lymphedema. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Lymphedema. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

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1:Current Concepts in the Surgical Management of Lymphedema.
Authors:Kung TA, Champaneria MC, Maki JH, Neligan PC
Institution:Seattle, Wash.; and Ann Arbor, Mich. From the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, and the Department of Radiology, University of Washington; and the Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan Health System.
Journal:Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Apr;139(4):1003e-1013e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003218.

2:Successful outpatient management of lymphoedema and lymphorrhoea with wrap around compression: a case study.
Authors:Patullo L, Rajagopalan S
Institution:Vascular Nurse Specialist, Royal Stoke University Hospital and Leighton Hospital Vascular Alliance, Leighton Hospital Middlewich Road, UK. Hospital Vascular Alliance, Leighton Hospital Middlewich Road, UK.
Journal:J Wound Care. 2017 Mar 2;26(3):100-106. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2017.26.3.100.

3:Efficacy and safety of far infrared radiation in lymphedema treatment: clinical evaluation and laboratory analysis.
Authors:Li K, Zhang Z, Liu NF, Feng SQ, Tong Y, Zhang JF, Constantinides J, Lazzeri D, Grassetti L, Nicoli F, Zhang YX
Institution:Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. China. Hangzhou, China. zhjuf@vip.ina.com.cn. Foundation Trust, London, UK. Ancona, Italy. Ancona, Italy. Foundation Trust, London, UK. Vergata", Rome, Italy. Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. zhangyixin6688@hotmail.com.
Journal:Lasers Med Sci. 2017 Apr;32(3):485-494. doi: 10.1007/s10103-016-2135-0. Epub 2017 Jan 26.

4:Influence of arm crank ergometry on development of lymphedema in breast cancer patients after axillary dissection: A randomized controlled trail.
Authors:Schmidt T, Berner J, Jonat W, Weisser B, Rocken C, van Mackelenbergh M, Mundhenke C
Institution:Breast Unit, Comprehensive Cancer Center North, University of Kiel, Arnold-Heller-Str. 3, DE- 24105 Kiel, Germany. E-mail: thorsten.schmidt@uksh.de.
Journal:J Rehabil Med. 2017 Jan 19;49(1):78-83. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2167.

5:Progressive strength training to prevent LYmphoedema in the first year after breast CAncer - the LYCA feasibility study.
Authors:Ammitzboll G, Lanng C, Kroman N, Zerahn B, Hyldegaard O, Kaae Andersen K, Johansen C, Dalton SO
Institution:a Survivorship Unit , Danish Cancer Society Research Center , Copenhagen , Denmark. Burns , Rigshospitalet , Copenhagen , Denmark. Hospital , Herlev , Denmark. Operations , Rigshospitalet , Copenhagen , Denmark. Research Center , Copenhagen , Denmark. Denmark. Denmark.
Journal:Acta Oncol. 2017 Feb;56(2):360-366. doi: 10.1080/0284186X.2016.1268266. Epub 2017 Jan 13.

6:Platysma-sparing vascularized submental lymph node flap transfer for extremity lymphedema.
Authors:Poccia I, Lin CY, Cheng MH
Institution:Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):48-53. doi: 10.1002/jso.24350. Epub 2017 Jan 6.

7:Photobiomodulation therapy in breast cancer-related lymphedema: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.
Authors:Storz MA, Gronwald B, Gottschling S, Schope J, Mavrova R, Baum S
Institution:Medical Faculty, The Saarland University, Homburg, Germany. Homburg, Germany. Homburg, Germany. Saarland University, Homburg, Germany. Homburg, Germany. Homburg, Germany.
Journal:Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2017 Jan;33(1):32-40. doi: 10.1111/phpp.12284.

8:Latissimus dorsi flap with vascularized lymph node transfer for lymphedema treatment: Technique, outcomes, indications and review of literature.
Authors:Inbal A, Teven CM, Chang DW
Institution:Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):72-77. doi: 10.1002/jso.24347. Epub 2016 Dec 12.

9:Effectiveness of Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy in Patients with Lymphedema Resulting from Breast Cancer Treatment Regardless of Previous Lymphedema Treatment.
Authors:Bozkurt M, Palmer LJ, Guo Y
Institution:Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
Journal:Breast J. 2017 Mar;23(2):154-158. doi: 10.1111/tbj.12710. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

10:Evidence-based practice in the management of lower limb lymphedema after gynecological cancer.
Authors:Iwersen LF, Sperandio FF, Toriy AM, Palu M, Medeiros da Luz C
Institution:a Department of Physiotherapy , Center of Health and Sport Sciences, Santa Catarina State University (UDESC) , Coqueiros , Florianopolis , Brazil. Catarina State University (UDESC) , Coqueiros , Florianopolis , Brazil. Catarina State University (UDESC) , Coqueiros , Florianopolis , Brazil. Catarina State University (UDESC) , Coqueiros , Florianopolis , Brazil. Catarina State University (UDESC) , Coqueiros , Florianopolis , Brazil.
Journal:Physiother Theory Pract. 2017 Jan;33(1):1-8. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2016.1247935. Epub 2016 Dec 5.

11:Circumferential suction-assisted lipectomy in the treatment of primary and secondary end-stage lymphoedema of the leg.
Authors:Lamprou DA, Voesten HG, Damstra RJ, Wikkeling OR
Institution:Expert Centre of Lympho-Vascular Medicine, Departments of Vascular Surgery, Nij Smellinghe Hospital, Drachten, The Netherlands. Smellinghe Hospital, Drachten, The Netherlands. Smellinghe Hospital, Drachten, The Netherlands.
Journal:Br J Surg. 2017 Jan;104(1):84-89. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10325. Epub 2016 Nov 3.

12:Pathophysiology of lymphedema-Is there a chance for medication treatment?
Authors:Hespe GE, Nores GG, Huang JJ, Mehrara BJ
Institution:Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):96-98. doi: 10.1002/jso.24414. Epub 2016 Aug 26.

13:MR lymphangiography in the treatment of lymphedema.
Authors:Neligan PC, Kung TA, Maki JH
Institution:University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):18-22. doi: 10.1002/jso.24337. Epub 2016 Jul 4.

14:The 5th world symposium for lymphedema surgery-Recent updates in lymphedema surgery and setting up of a global knowledge exchange platform.
Authors:Loh CY, Wu JC, Nguyen A, Dayan J, Smith M, Masia J, Chang D, Koshima I, Cheng MH
Institution:Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan. New York. York. Spain. University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, Chicago, Illinois. Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):6-12. doi: 10.1002/jso.24341. Epub 2016 Jun 28.

15:Treatment of postmastectomy lymphedema by bypassing the armpit with implanted silicone tubings.
Authors:Olszewski WL, Zaleska M
Institution:Department of Vascular Surgery, Central Clinical Hospital, Ministry of Home Affairs, Warsaw, Poland - waldemar.l.olszewski@gmail.com; Department of Transplantation Surgery, Mossakowski Medical Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; Department of Epigenetics, Mossakowski Medical Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Affairs, Warsaw, Poland; Department of Transplantation Surgery, Mossakowski Medical Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; Department of Epigenetics, Mossakowski Medical Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; Department of Applied Physiology, Mossakowski Medical Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.
Journal:Int Angiol. 2017 Feb;36(1):50-58. doi: 10.23736/S0392-9590.16.03630-0. Epub 2015 Nov 23.

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