Lymphedema
August 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:Lower Body Lymphedema in Patients with Gynecologic Cancer.
Authors:Biglia N, Zanfagnin V, Daniele A, Robba E, Bounous VE
Institution:Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, Umberto I Hospital, Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy nicoletta.biglia@unito.it. Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy. Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy. Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy. Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
Journal:Anticancer Res. 2017 Aug;37(8):4005-4015.

2:Assessment, treatment goals and interventions for oedema/lymphoedema in palliative care.
Authors:Cobbe S, Real S, Slattery S
Institution:Senior Physiotherapist, at Milford Care Centre, Limerick, Ireland.
Journal:Int J Palliat Nurs. 2017 Mar 16;23(3):111-119. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.3.111.

3:A wealth of information to apply to lymphoedema management.
Authors:Cooper G
Journal:Br J Nurs. 2017 Feb 23;26(4):200-202. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2017.26.4.200.

4: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.

5: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.

6: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.

7: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.

8:Massive Localized Lymphedema: A Case-Control Study.
Authors:Maclellan RA, Zurakowski D, Grant FD, Greene AK
Institution:Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Lymphedema Program, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Medical School, Boston, MA. Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Electronic address: arin.greene@childrens.harvard.edu.
Journal:J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Feb;224(2):212-216. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.10.047. Epub 2016 Nov 30.

9: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.

10:A head-to-head comparison among donor site morbidity after vascularized lymph node transfer: Pearls and pitfalls of a 6-year single center experience.
Authors:Ciudad P, Manrique OJ, Date S, Sacak B, Chang WL, Kiranantawat K, Lim SY, Chen HC
Institution:Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):37-42. doi: 10.1002/jso.24349. Epub 2016 Jul 20.

11: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.

12: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.

13:Lymph node flap transfer for patients with secondary lower limb lymphedema.
Authors:Batista BN, Germain M, Faria JC, Becker C
Institution:Plastic Surgery Department, Medical School of the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Paulo, Brazil.
Journal:Microsurgery. 2017 Jan;37(1):29-33. doi: 10.1002/micr.22404. Epub 2015 Mar 16.

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