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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431899/validation-of-the-fact-b-4-ul-questionnaire-and-exploration-of-its-predictive-value-in-women-submitted-to-surgery-for-breast-cancer
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Juan Alfonso Andrade Ortega, Ana Pilar Millán Gómez, Marisa Ribeiro González, Pilar Martínez Piró, Juan Jiménez Anula, María Belén Sánchez Andújar
INTRODUCTION AND OBJETIVE: The early detection of upper limb complications is important in women operated on for breast cancer. The "FACT-B+4-UL" questionnaire, a specific variant of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B) is available among others to measure the upper limb function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Spanish version of the upper limb subscale of the FACT-B+4 was validated in a prospective cohort of 201 women operated on for breast cancer (factor analysis, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, construct validity and sensitivity to change were determined)...
April 18, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420899/three-dimensional-imaging-of-lymphatic-system-in-lymphedema-legs-using-interstitial-computed-tomography-lymphography
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Kiyoshi Yamada, Akira Shinaoka, Yoshihiro Kimata
As a new trial, we used interstitial computed tomography-lymphography (CT-LG) in 10 patients with lower extremity lymphedema (n=20 limbs) at stage 0, 1, 2, or 3 under the International Society of Lymphology (ISL) classification. In all cases, CT-LG, lymphoscintigraphy, and indocyanine green fluorescence-lymphography (ICG-LG) were performed. In the examination of the ascending level of depicted lymphatic vessels, we measured the diameters of lymphatic vessels detected with CT-LG and conducted an image analysis of dermal backflow of lymph (DB)...
April 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411704/lymphoscintigraphic-abnormalities-in-the-contralateral-lower-limbs-of-patients-with-unilateral-lymphedema
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Camila Alcoforado de Almeida, Esdras Marques Lins, Simone Cristina Soares Brandão, Álvaro Antônio Bandeira Ferraz, Flavia Cristina Morone Pinto, Silvio Romero de Barros Marques
OBJECTIVE: The contralateral limbs of patients with unilateral lymphedema in the lower limbs (LLs) can exhibit abnormal lymphatic circulation, even in the absence of lymphedema. This idea is based on a number of reports that have studied isolated cases using lymphoscintigraphy. It is likely that these patients previously had some form of lymphopathy, and the lymphedema arose after the action of some external factor. However, there are no studies in the literature that adequately assess the asymptomatic contralateral limbs of these patients or address the prevalence and characteristics of the abnormal lymphatic circulation in these limbs...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405261/blocking-of-the-lymphatic-vessel-in-lymphedema
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Hisako Hara, Makoto Mihara
Objective: In this case report, we present a case wherein we observed a blocking of lymphatic vessels in indocyanine green lymphography and found a shrunken lymphatic vessel intraoperatively. Methods: We performed indocyanine green lymphography and lymphaticovenous anastomosis on a 77-year-old woman. She had previously undergone right mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection accompanied by radiotherapy and chemotherapy for right breast cancer. She noticed swelling in the right upper limb 22 years after the surgery and consulted our hospital...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395985/manual-lymphatic-drainage-in-blood-circulation-of-upper-limb-with-lymphedema-after-breast-cancer-surgery
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Raquel Michelini Guerero, Lais Mara Siqueira das Neves, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro, Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess blood flow after manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) in women who had received surgery for breast cancer and had post-axillary lymphadenectomy lymphedema. METHODS: Sixteen volunteers (mean age 64 ± 11.44 years) were divided into 2 groups. Those in group 1 received MLD without upper limb elevation, and those in group 2 received MLD with elevation of 30° of the upper limb. Blood flow velocity of the brachial vein and artery were measured using Doppler ultrasound before, immediately after, and 30 minutes after MLD, with and without 30° of upper limb elevation as defined by a random crossover design and an interval (washout) of 7 days...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355765/-liposuction-combined-with-lymphatico-venous-anastomosis-for-treatment-of-secondary-lymphedema-of-the-lower-limbs-a-report-of-49-cases
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K Chang, S Xia, Y G Sun, J F Xin, W B Shen
Objective: To study the clinical effects of liposuction combined with lymphatico-venous anastomosis for treatment of secondary lymphedema of the lower limbs. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed for 49 patients who had undergone liposuction combined with lymphatico-venous anastomosis to treat secondary lymphedema of the lower limbs at Department of Lymph Surgery, Beijing Shijitan Hospital from November 2013 to February 2015.All patients were female aging from 31 to 70 years with median age of (52±10)years...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350973/is-it-really-useful-the-harmonic-scalpel-in-axillary-dissection-for-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-case-series
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G Militello, P De Marco, N Falco, K Kabhuli, A Mascolino, L Licari, R Tutino, G Cocorullo, G Gulotta
BACKGROUND: The seroma is one of the most common complications in the axillary lymph nodal dissection (different surgical approaches have been tried to reduce the seroma incidence). In our study we evaluate the outcome of patients using or not the ultrasonic scalpel (Harmonic scalpel) according to a standardized surgical technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2011 to December 2015 120 patients underwent axillary dissection for breast cancer. Patients were divided in two groups: patients belonging to the first group underwent Harmonic scalpel dissection and patients belonging to the second group underwent classical dissection...
November 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346854/breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-differentiating-fat-from-fluid-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-segmentation
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Yuka Sen, Yi Qian, Louise Koelmeyer, Robert Borotkanics, Robyn Ricketts, Helen Mackie, Thomas C Lam, Kevin Ho Shon, Hiroo Suami, John Boyages
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema is an iatrogenic complication after breast cancer treatment in which lymph fluid in the affected limb progresses to fat deposition and fibrosis that are amenable to liposuction treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for lymphedema can differentiate fat tissue from fluid, but estimating relative volumes remains problematic. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients underwent routine bilateral arm MRI both before and after liposuction for advanced lymphedema...
March 27, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346852/preoperative-lymphedema-related-risk-factors-in-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Zeynep Erdogan Iyigun, Tomris Duymaz, Ahmet Serkan Ilgun, Gul Alco, Cetin Ordu, Dauren Sarsenov, Ayse Esra Aydin, Filiz Elbuken Celebi, Filiz Izci, Yeşim Eralp, Vahit Ozmen
BACKGROUND: Prolongation of survival in patients with breast cancer due to early diagnosis and modern methods of treatment has turned the attention on lymphedema, which is the most important morbidity secondary to the treatment of the disease. Determination of lymphedema and related risk factors in patients before a surgical intervention may provide protection for patients and early treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the presence of lymphedema before surgery by bioimpedance analysis in patients with breast cancer and to establish risk factors associated with lymphedema...
March 27, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342628/poor-sleep-quality-depression-and-hope-before-breast-cancer-surgery
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Thalyta Cristina Mansano-Schlosser, Maria Filomena Ceolim, Teresa D Valerio
AIM: This study aims to identify the predictors of poor sleep quality and the associations between depression, hope and sleep in a sample of 156 women with breast cancer prior to surgery. BACKGROUND: The care and treatment of breast cancer is among the most important scientific challenges in public health. Sleep disturbances and depression are the important complaint of cancer patients. However, they are often neglected. Patients diagnosed with breast cancer also experience prejudice, fear of death, suffering, mutilation, fear of lymphedema, as well as feelings of social devaluation leading to hopelessness Several studies point to hope as an effective strategy to help patients cope with difficulties and achieve their goals, especially patients with cancer...
April 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340671/unique-techniques-or%C3%A2-approaches-in-microvascular-and-microlymphatic-surgery
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Jin Bo Tang, Luis Landín, Pedro C Cavadas, Alessandro Thione, Jing Chen, Gemma Pons, Jaume Masià
Several methods can be used for identifying tissues for transfer in donor-site-depleted patients. A fillet flap can be temporarily stored in other parts of the body and transferred back to the site of tissue defect, including covering the amputated stump of the lower extremity. Human arm transplant is rare and has some unique concerns for the surgery and postsurgical treatment. Cosmetics of the narrow neck of transferred second toes can be improved with insertion of a flap. Lymphedema of the breast after cancer treatment can be diagnosed with several currently available imaging techniques and treated surgically with lymphaticovenous anastomosis...
April 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332440/use-of-a-stent-graft-in-tumor-erosion-of-the-common-femoral-artery-with-life-threatening-bleeding
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Hong H Keo, Nicolas Diehm, Daniel Staub, Frederic Baumann
We report a case of a 56-year-old male patient with a life-threatening left common femoral artery bleeding due to tumor erosion. The patient had a history of advanced high-grade pleomorphic leiomyosarcoma of the left groin with pulmonary metastasis. Clinical examination revealed a massive tumor bulking at the left groin with necrosis and phleb- and lymphedema. Given the circumstances, open surgery was not possible. Thus, it was decided to treat the patient with an endovascular procedure. The postprocedural course was uneventful, the patient received blood product and was hemodynamically stable...
March 23, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331767/radiation-fibrosis-syndrome-imitating-breast-cancer-recurrence-a-case-report
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Dauren Sarsenov, Fatma Aktepe, Vahit Özmen
Nowadays, surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are the most frequently used modalities in the treatment of breast cancer. It is very well-known that some severe complications may result from after these treatments. Early and late complications of radiotherapy are well known. The complications of radiation therapy may be seen in (early) or after three months (late-delayed) of periods. These complications may be related with direct or indirect effect of radiation. The radiation fibrosis syndrome is a progressive fibrotic tissue sclerosis together with various clinical symptoms in the irradiation field...
January 2017: Journal of Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331754/informational-needs-of-postmastectomy-patients
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Duygu Soydaş Yeşilyurt, Ümmü Yıldız Fındık
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine informational needs of postmastectomy patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted in the general surgery clinics of a university health center for medical research and practice with 72 voluntary patients. For data collection, a patient identification form was used, which was prepared by the researchers in accordance with the literature. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 52...
October 2016: Journal of Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328630/fluorescein-isothiocyanate-a-novel-application-for-lymphatic-surgery
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Lisa Spiguel, Christiana Shaw, Adam Katz, Lifei Guo, Hung-Chi Chen, Bernard T Lee, Dhruv Singhal
The Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventing Healing Approach (LYMPHA) procedure entails performing a lymphovenous bypass (LVB) at the time of axillary lymph node dissection to reduce lymphedema risk. The two most common fluorophores utilized in LVB are blue dye and indocyanine green. We developed a novel application of fluorescein isothiocyanate for intraoperative lymphatic mapping. Our goal is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of fluorescein isothiocyanate for this application. We reviewed a prospectively collected database on breast cancer patients who underwent LYMPHA from March to September 2015...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323571/lymphatic-drainage-to-the-paravertebral-lymph-nodes-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Mirela Mariana Roman, Romain Barbieux, Olivier Leduc, Pierre Bourgeois
INTRODUCTION: Aberrant, altered, or blocked lymphatic drainage may contribute to the high recurrence rate of breast cancer. Thus, an efficient evaluation of lymphatic drainage from the breasts and/or upper limbs is essential in the management of lymphedema and in ipsilateral primary or contralateral recurrent breast cancer patients. There are very few reports of lymphatic drainage to the paravertebral lymph nodes in patients with a lymphedema after breast cancer surgery with or without reconstruction...
March 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301852/high-fat-diet-in-the-absence-of-obesity-does-not-aggravate-surgically-induced-lymphoedema-in-mice
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Epameinondas Gousopoulos, Sinem Karaman, Steven T Proulx, Kristin Leu, Dorina Buschle, Michael Detmar
BACKGROUND: Lymphoedema represents the cardinal manifestation of lymphatic dysfunction and is associated with expansion of the adipose tissue in the affected limb. In mice, high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity was associated with impaired collecting lymphatic vessel function, and adiposity aggravated surgery-induced lymphoedema in a mouse model. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether adiposity is necessary to impair lymphatic function or whether increased lipid exposure alone might be sufficient in a surgical lymphoedema model...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292569/indocyanine-green-applications-in-plastic-surgery-a-review-of-the-literature
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Pierre Burnier, Jérémy Niddam, Romain Bosc, Barbara Hersant, Jean-Paul Meningaud
INTRODUCTION: Use of indocyanine green (ICG) near-infrared fluorescence as a dye to assess tissue vascularization is now well standardized. The aim of this literature review was to review and resume the most recent recommendations for ICG use in its plastic surgery applications. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed using Medline, EMBASE, and PubMed databases to obtain the latest recommendations for ICG in plastic surgery. Inclusion criteria were all articles written in English language that evaluated pre-, intra-, or postoperative ICG applications in surgical procedures usually performed by plastic surgeons...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263428/longitudinal-monitoring-of-the-head-and-neck-lymphatics-in-response-to-surgery-and-radiation
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John C Rasmussen, I-Chih Tan, Syed Naqvi, Melissa B Aldrich, Erik A Maus, Angel I Blanco, Ron J Karni, Eva M Sevick-Muraca
BACKGROUND: The lymphatic vasculature provides a route for cancer metastases, and its dysfunction after cancer treatment can result in lymphedema. However, changes in the lymphatics before, during, and after surgery and radiation remain unclear. METHODS: Near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging was performed before and after lymph node dissection and fractionated radiotherapy to assess changes in external lymphatic function. RESULTS: Patients who underwent both lymph node dissection and radiotherapy developed lymphatic dermal backflow on treated sides ranging from days after the start of radiotherapy to weeks after its completion, whereas contralateral regions that were not associated with lymph node dissection but also treated with radiotherapy experienced no such changes in external lymphatic anatomies...
March 6, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252570/potassium-channel-candidate-genes-predict-the-development-of-secondary-lymphedema-following-breast-cancer-surgery
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Betty Smoot, Kord M Kober, Steven M Paul, Jon D Levine, Gary Abrams, Judy Mastick, Kimberly Topp, Yvette P Conley, Christine A Miaskowski
BACKGROUND: Potassium (K) channels play an important role in lymph pump activity, lymph formation, lymph transport, and the functions of lymph nodes. No studies have examined the relationship between K channel candidate genes and the development of secondary lymphedema (LE). OBJECTIVE: The study purpose was to evaluate for differences in genotypic characteristics in women who did (n = 155) or did not (n = 387) develop upper extremity LE following breast cancer treatment based on an analysis of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotypes in 10 K channel genes...
March 2017: Nursing Research
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