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Lymphedema breast cancer

Aslı Gençay Can, Emel Ekşioğlu, Fatma Aytül Çakçı
BACKGROUND: Early identification and treatment of subclinical lymphedema may prevent development of advanced stages and its related complications. We aimed to detect subclinical lymphedema and to evaluate the effects of early treatment program on the development of clinical lymphedema, upper extremity functions, and quality of life in patients with subclinical lymphedema. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-five women who were diagnosed having subclinical lymphedema were enrolled in the study...
December 13, 2018: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Francesco Iovino, Gianluca Gatta, Pasquale Pio Auriemma, Luca Dani, Giulio Antoniol, Alfonso Barbarisi
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess whether the use of the harmonic scalpel (HS) in axillary dissection would reduce long-term shoulder-arm morbidity compared to traditional instruments (TIs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis on 180 patients who underwent standard axillary dissection for breast cancer between 2007 and 2015 was carried out. All patients were evaluated for postoperative pain, impairment of shoulder-arm mobility, seroma formation in axilla, frozen shoulder, and lymphedema...
January 2019: Journal of Surgical Research
Freerk T Baumann, Alexandra Reike, Michael Hallek, Joachim Wiskemann, Vanessa Reimer
Background: Secondary lymphedema (SL) is a possible side effect of breast cancer treatment. Current data describe a positive influence of exercise on upper lymphedema. This systematic review evaluates studies examining a potential preventive effect of exercise on SL incidence. Methods: A systematic literature search of PubMed, LIVIVO, and the Cochrane Library was performed. Results: 8 randomized controlled trials were included in the review...
October 2018: Breast Care
Fabíola Cristina Brandini da Silva, Jonathas José da Silva, Almir José Sarri, Carlos Eduardo Paiva, René Aloisio da Costa Vieira
INTRODUCTION: When evaluating a quality-of-life questionnaire (QLQ), many validation studies do not correlate quality-of-life scores with objective measurements of complications associated with treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional observational study with 300 patients submitted to breast-conserving therapy. The patients answered the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQs C-30 and BR23, as well as the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Breast Cancer Treatment Outcome Scale (BCTOS) questionnaire...
October 27, 2018: Clinical Breast Cancer
Hin-Lun Liu, Suet-Ying Pang, Chung-Ching Lee
INTRODUCTION: Vascularized lymph node transfer is an established treatment for secondary lymphedema. Different donor sites of lymph node flap have been described. In our institute, vascularized groin lymph node (VGLN) flap is the workhorse flap for treating breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL). Potential complications of VGLN flap harvesting include seroma formation, thigh dysaesthesia, and iatrogenic lymphedema. METHODS: Between August 2013 and June 2016, 30 consecutive patients with a mean age of 60 years underwent VGLN transfer for BCRL...
November 3, 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Ju Sang Lee
[Purpose] This study aimed to determine the effect of scrambler therapy on upper extremity pain in patient who had undergone breast cancer related lymphedema. [Participant and Methods] The patient was a 39-year-old woman who developed pain and lymphedema in the right upper extremity after mastectomy. Scrambler therapy was administered once a day every 45 minutes for 10 days to patient. [Results] After 10 sessions of scrambler therapy, pain was reduced 6 points. Bioimpedence and circumference was not increased after 10 treatment sessions...
November 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
An-Ti Chiang, Qi Chen, Yao Wang, Mei R Fu
Using Kinect sensors to monitor and provide feedback to patients performing intervention or rehabilitation exercises is an upcoming trend in healthcare. However, the joint positions measured by the Kinect sensor are often unreliable, especially for joints that are occluded by other parts of the body. Also, users' motion sequences differ significantly even when doing the same exercise and are not temporally aligned, making the evaluation of the correctness of their movement challenging. This paper aims to develop a Kinect-based intervention system, which can guide the users to perform the exercises more effectively...
2018: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
Rogério Mendonça de Carvalho, Fausto Miranda
BACKGROUND: The traditional overflow method for measuring limb volume remains the gold standard, but many disadvantages still inhibit its routine use in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: To assess the intra-rater and inter-rater reliability and criterion validity of the 'communicating vessels volumeter' (CVV) for volume measurement of lymphedematous upper extremities (LUE) by using the overflow volumeter (OV) as the reference standard. METHODS: Twelve LUE of 12 women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer were measured three times each by three raters using both methods, totaling 216 volume measurements...
November 12, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
An-Ti Chiang, Qi Chen, Yao Wang, Mei R Fu
Using Kinect sensors to monitor and provide feedback to patients performing intervention or rehabilitation exercises is an upcoming trend in healthcare. However, the users' motion sequences differ significantly even when doing the same exercise and are not temporally aligned, making the evaluation of the correctness of their movement challenging. We have developed a method to divide the long motion sequence for each exercise into multiple subsequences, each corresponding to the transition of one key pose to another...
July 2018: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Stanley G Rockson
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 379, Issue 20, Page 1937-1944, November 2018.
November 15, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
Linda A Koehler, Harvey N Mayrovitz
BACKGROUND: Tissue dielectric constant (TDC), as an index of local tissue water, and girth measurements are quantitative methods to measure and characterize lymphedema. OBJECTIVE: To describe the spatial and temporal variability in arm girth and TDC values in women surgically treated for breast cancer and to describe the relationship between these measures. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a prospective longitudinal study that observed 36 women for 78 weeks after breast cancer surgery with lymph node removal...
November 14, 2018: Lymphatic Research and Biology
James M Economides, Michael V DeFazio, Kenneth L Fan, David H Song
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October 4, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
T I Grushina
The author selected the set of ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) categories selected for breast cancer patients presenting with the major late complications of the surgical treatment, such as upper limp lymphedema, pain syndrome, and mobility limitation in the shoulder joint on the side of the intervention. The problems associated with each component of ICF are described including the body functions - 26 categories, body structures - 15, activities and participation - 49, environmental factors - 31 categories...
2018: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Farzana Khan, Nezamuddin Ahmad, Fazle Noor Biswas
Background: Breast cancer (BC) patients may experience multiple symptoms due to the disease itself, cancer treatment or combination of both. Aim: The aim of the present study was to express multiple symptoms experienced by the patients with BC as clusters. Methods: This was a retrospective study. We examined symptom profiles of 120 patients with BC who attended the Centre for Palliative Care, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from January 2009 to December 2013...
October 2018: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
Sarah J Skuli, Jennifer Y Sheng, Elissa T Bantug, Nelli Zafman, Carol Riley, Jessica M Ruck, Katherine C Smith, Claire F Snyder, Karen L Smith, Vered Stearns, Antonio C Wolff
PURPOSE: Breast cancer survivors face numerous challenges after diagnosis and treatment. Several models have been developed to attempt to improve quality of care. Here, we describe characteristics and outcomes of patients who participated in survivorship visits (SV) at Johns Hopkins (JH). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed charts of breast cancer patients who participated in an optional SV 1-3 months after completing locoregional therapy and initial systemic therapy...
November 7, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Eran Shavit, Afsaneh Alavi, James J Limacher, R Gary Sibbald
Chronic lymphedema is rarely complicated by an angiosarcoma. Angiosarcoma superimposed on chronic lymphedema (Stewart-Treves syndrome) is usually seen post breast cancer surgery accompanied by lymph node resection of the axilla. This is a case report of a 59-year-old male patient with elephantiasis that developed an angiosarcoma of the lower leg. He died a month after the diagnostic biopsy was obtained. This is a rare multifocal tumor in a male with an unusual lower leg location. We reviewed the literature and the need to differentiate this often deadly lesion from a Kaposi's sarcoma...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
Gyu Sang Yoo, Won Park, Jeong Il Yu, Doo Ho Choi, Yeon-Joo Kim, Kyung Hwan Shin, Chan Woo Wee, Kyubo Kim, Kyung Ran Park, Yong Bae Kim, Sung Ja Ahn, Jong Hoon Lee, Jin Hee Kim, Mison Chun, Hyung-Sik Lee, Jung Soo Kim, Jihye Cha
Purpose: We compared the oncologic outcomes of breast-conserving surgery plus radiation therapy (BCS+RT) and modified radical mastectomy (MRM) under anthracycline plus taxane-based (AT) regimens and investigate the role of adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) in patients with pathologic N1 (pN1) breast cancer treated by mastectomy. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 2,011 patients with pN1 breast cancer who underwent BCS+RT or MRM alone at 12 institutions between January 2006 and December 2010...
November 1, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
Minji Jung, Jae Yong Jeon, Gi Jeong Yun, Seoyon Yang, Sara Kwon, Yu Jin Seo
Secondary lymphedema is a chronic debilitating lifelong complication and early diagnosis is crucial. The Inbody 720, which is widely used, has no universal index of diagnostic criteria for test results. We aim to determine the normal range, cutoff values, and mean + standard deviation values of extracellular fluid (ECF) and the single frequency bioimpedance (SFBIA) ratios for the diagnosis of lymphedema and suggest the usefulness of these values for detecting lymphedema.Seventy patients with unilateral breast cancer-related lymphedema and 643 healthy subjects were enrolled...
November 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
René Aloisio da Costa Vieira, Fabíola Cristina Brandini da Silva, Maria Elis Sylvestre Silva, Jonathas José da Silva, Almir José Sarri, Carlos Eduardo Paiva
BACKGROUND: Breast conservative treatment (BCT) is safe when it is performed in association with radiotherapy. The number of referral for BCT has increased, and it has become an important treatment modality. Patients who undergo BCT present some characteristics that are associated with better quality of life compared with patients who undergo mastectomy without reconstruction. Instruments that measure the quality of life specifically used in cases of BCT are limited. One of these instruments is the Breast Cancer Treatment Outcome Scale (BCTOS), which has not yet been translated into Brazilian Portuguese...
July 2018: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
Joël Visser, Michel van Geel, Anouk J M Cornelissen, René R W J van der Hulst, Shan Shan Qiu
BACKGROUND: Secondary lymphedema is a complication following breast cancer therapy and constitutes the main form of lymphedema in the western world. The purpose of the current study was to provide a clear overview of the genetic predisposition and secondary lymphedema. METHODS AND RESULTS: A systematic search was performed between February and June 2017 in MEDLINE and Embase. Search terms included Genes, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Lymphedema, Breast Cancer Lymphedema, Secondary Lymphedema, Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema, and Humans...
October 24, 2018: Lymphatic Research and Biology
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