Lymphedema
April 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: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.

2: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.

3: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.

4:Lymphoedema management with the LymphFlow Advance pneumatic compression pump.
Authors:Lee N, Wigg J, Pugh S, Barclay J, Moore H
Institution:Clinical Manager, Haddenham Healthcare.
Journal:Br J Community Nurs. 2016 Oct;21(Suppl 10):S13-S19.

5:Lymphoedema management at night: views from patients across five countries.
Authors:Whitaker JC
Institution:Nurse Consultant and Senior Lecturer (Uclan), Northern Lymphology Ltd.
Journal:Br J Community Nurs. 2016 Oct;21(Suppl 10):S22-S30.

6:Multinational, pilot audit of a Velcro adjustable compression wrap system for venous and lymphatic conditions.
Authors:Ehmann S, Whitaker JC, Hampton S, Collarte A
Institution:Clinical Specialist, Carolinas HealthCare System Stanly. Lancashire, Northern Lymphology Ltd.
Journal:J Wound Care. 2016 Sep;25(9):513-20. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2016.25.9.513.

7: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.

8:Vascularized lymph node transfer from thoracodorsal axis for congenital and post filarial lymphedema of the lower limb.
Authors:Venkatramani H, Kumaran S, Chethan S, Sabapathy SR
Institution:Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):78-83. doi: 10.1002/jso.24374. Epub 2016 Jul 22.

9:The use of supraclavicular free flap with vascularized lymph node transfer for treatment of lymphedema: A prospective study of 100 consecutive cases.
Authors:Mardonado AA, Chen R, 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):68-71. doi: 10.1002/jso.24351. Epub 2016 Jul 22.

10:Long-term outcomes of the minimally invasive free vascularized omental lymphatic flap for the treatment of lymphedema.
Authors:Nguyen AT, Suami H, Hanasono MM, Womack VA, Wong FC, Chang EI
Institution:Integrative Lymphedema Institute, Pine Creek Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Houston, Texas. Houston, Texas. Houston, Texas.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):84-89. doi: 10.1002/jso.24379. Epub 2016 Jul 20.

11:Childhood lymphoedema and 'Lymphaletics': overcoming barriers.
Authors:Todd M
Institution:Lymphoedema Clinical Nurse Specialist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Gillian Craig, Chronic Oedema Specialist, NHS Grampian, Denise Hardy - CNS Lymphoedema/Clinical manager. Kendal Lymphology Centre, Kendal Cumbria.
Journal:Br J Nurs. 2016 Jul 14;25(13):718-24. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.13.718.

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:Self-Care for Management of Secondary Lymphedema: A Systematic Review.
Authors:Douglass J, Graves P, Gordon S
Institution:College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Control of Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil Transmitted Helminths and Other Neglected Tropical Diseases, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Control of Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil Transmitted Helminths and Other Neglected Tropical Diseases, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Control of Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil Transmitted Helminths and Other Neglected Tropical Diseases, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
Journal:PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Jun 8;10(6):e0004740. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004740. eCollection 2016 Jun.

14:Risk factors for lymphoedema in women with breast cancer: A large prospective cohort.
Authors:Kilbreath SL, Refshauge KM, Beith JM, Ward LC, Ung OA, Dylke ES, French JR, Yee J, Koelmeyer L, Gaitatzis K
Institution:Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Electronic address: sharon.kilbreath@sydney.edu.au. Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Journal:Breast. 2016 Aug;28:29-36. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2016.04.011. Epub 2016 May 13.

15:Haemodynamic Performance of Low Strength Below Knee Graduated Elastic Compression Stockings in Health, Venous Disease, and Lymphoedema.
Authors:Lattimer CR, Kalodiki E, Azzam M, Geroulakos G
Institution:Josef Pflug Vascular Laboratory, Ealing Hospital, Middlesex, UK; Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK; West London Vascular and Interventional Centre, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK. Electronic address: c.lattimer09@imperial.ac.uk. Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK. Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK; West London Vascular and Interventional Centre, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK.
Journal:Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2016 Jul;52(1):105-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2016.04.001. Epub 2016 May 6.

16:Vascularized lymph node transfer and lymphovenous bypass: Novel treatment strategies for symptomatic lymphedema.
Authors:Silva AK, Chang DW
Institution:Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, Chicago, Illinois. of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, Chicago, Illinois.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jun;113(8):932-9. doi: 10.1002/jso.24171. Epub 2016 Feb 5.

17:Lymphedema surgery: Patient selection and an overview of surgical techniques.
Authors:Allen RJ Jr, Cheng MH
Institution:Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Center for Tissue Engineering, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Surgery, Center for Tissue Engineering, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jun;113(8):923-31. doi: 10.1002/jso.24170. Epub 2016 Feb 5.

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