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lymphoedema treatment

Jodie L Nixon, Amanda E Pigott, Bena Cartmill, Jane Turner, Jennifer Fleming, Sandro V Porceddu
PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the course and nature of distress and quality of life (QoL) during and after head and neck lymphoedema (HNL) treatment in people who developed HNL following treatment for head and neck cancer (HNC). METHODS: This study (n = 10) used a mixed method explanatory design to explore distress associated with HNL. Component 1 used a prospective repeated measures design to examine distress during a 22-week HNL program. Component 2 used a qualitative interview approach to understand the patient experience of distress after completion of HNL treatment...
August 2018: Oral Oncology
Judith Whatley, Rachael Street, Sally Kay
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: An estimated 1 in 5 women surviving breast cancer will go on to develop breast cancer related lymphoedema (BCRL). There is a gap in the literature capturing experiences of people living with BCRL who use complementary therapies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from 26 participants via a semi-structured interview. Questioning centred around their personal experiences of living with lymphoedema, and their use of reflexology lymphatic drainage...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Claire Jeans, Elizabeth C Ward, Bena Cartmill, Anne E Vertigan, Amanda E Pigott, Jodie L Nixon, Chris Wratten
Head and neck lymphoedema (HNL) is common following head and neck cancer (HNC) treatment, and may contribute to numerous physical, functional and psychological symptoms. However, its impact on swallowing, voice and speech is less well understood. The aim of this study was to use interpretive description to explore patient perceptions relating to the impact of HNL on swallowing, voice and speech. Twelve participants, >3 months post HNC treatment and experiencing some form of HNL, participated in individual, semi-structured interviews...
July 25, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
T N Shim, P R Doiron, N Francis, S Minhas, A Muneer, D Hawkins, M Dinneen, C B Bunker
BACKGROUND: Penile lymphoedema (with and without cellulitis) is a rare, often chronic, clinically heterogeneous entity with an uncertain pathogenesis and an important differential diagnosis. It creates significant physical and psychosexual morbidity, and presents considerable therapeutic challenges. The existing literature is limited. AIM: To describe and share our updated cumulative experience of a cohort of patients with penile lymphoedema. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of the case records of patients with chronic penile lymphoedema seen in two dedicated male genital dermatology clinics between January 2011 and July 2016...
July 15, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Derek B Hennessey, Ned Kinnear, Justin Chee
A 44-year-old man with a spinal cord injury was referred to a specialist urology service with a 7-year history of significant genital swelling. His condition had eluded diagnosis and was refractory to all previous treatments. The considerable swelling both impacted his quality of life and prevented the patient from adequately managing his neurogenic bladder. He was diagnosed with chronic idiopathic genital lymphoedema and underwent total scrotectomy, wide penile skin excision and split skin graft to the penile shaft...
July 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Louise Rooney, Garry Cooper-Stanton, Jayne Cave-Senior
Compression therapy is the main method used within the treatment and management of lymphoedema and chronic oedema. The increasing prevalence of the condition, which has multiple causes, such as genetic factors, age and external factors, require the effective management of the condition, and to enhance the management methods used to contain the condition. The use of exercise alongside the mainstay method of treatment (compression therapy) has been an underutilised area. The application of a structured exercise programme in conjunction with multi-layer lymphoedema bandaging combined with an adjustable velcro wrap based systems led to a decrease in limb volume in one case study...
July 2, 2018: British Journal of Community Nursing
Eran Shavit, Uwe Wollina, Afsaneh Alavi
Lipoedema is a rare painful disorder of the adipose tissue. It essentially affects females and is often misdiagnosed as lymphoedema or obesity. It is globally misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed, and the literature is lacking appropriate guidance to assist clinicians towards this diagnosis. However, the need to recognise this disorder as a unique entity has important implications to establish proper treatment and, therefore, its tremendous effect on patients. Early diagnosis and treatment can turn these patients' lives upside down...
June 29, 2018: International Wound Journal
Rikke Falsig Vestergaard, Alexander Andersen Juhl, Tine Engberg Damsgaard
Lymphoedema is a frequent condition after surgical treatment for breast cancer. Lymphoedema causes great discomfort for the patients and is primarily treated conservatively with compression garments and physical therapy. Recently, surgical interventions have gained popularity in the form of lympho-lymphatic anastomoses, lympho-venous anastomoses and autologous lymph node transplantation, either as stand-alone treatment or in combination with secondary breast reconstruction. In Denmark, lympho-venous anastomoses is currently the primary surgical treatment for lymphoedema...
June 18, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Marie Todd, Charlotte Stubbs, Stacy Pugh
Lymphoedema can result in debilitating physical and psychosocial morbidity and when combined with other chronic comorbidity, often requires holistic, specialist management that encompasses all the complex and compounding problems. Self-care is an integral component of any treatment strategy, however, the patient must be fully prepared and ongoing support should be provided. Self-care consists of managing the symptoms of lymphoedema but should include other fundamental aspects of healthy living, for example, maintaining a healthy weight and activity levels...
April 1, 2018: British Journal of Community Nursing
Valentina Triacca, Marco Pisano, Claudia Lessert, Benoit Petit, Karima Bouzourene, Aimable Nahimana, Marie-Catherine Vozenin, Nikolaos Stergiopulos, Melody A Swartz, Lucia Mazzolai
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Despite recent advances in pharmacological research and microsurgery, lymphoedema remains an incurable disease that deeply affects quality of life. There is an urgent need for innovative approaches to restore continuous lymph flow in affected tissues. To this end, the efficacy of a subcutaneously implanted draining device in reducing lymphoedema volume in a rat hindlimb lymphoedema model was tested. METHODS: A rat model of chronic lymphoedema was developed by surgical removal of popliteal and inguinal lymph nodes, followed by irradiation...
May 24, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Miguel Brito, Rossely Paulo, Pedro Van-Dunem, António Martins, Thomas R Unnasch, Robert J Novak, Benjamin Jacob, Michelle C Stanton, David H Molyneux, Louise A Kelly-Hope
The Republic of Angola is a priority country for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination, however, the co-distribution of the filarial parasite Loa loa (loiasis) is a significant impediment, due to the risk of severe adverse events (SAEs) associated with ivermectin used in mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns. Angola has a high risk loiasis zone identified in Bengo Province where alternative interventions may need to be implemented; however, the presence and geographical overlap of the three filarial infections/diseases are not well defined...
August 2017: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
Henok Negussie, Meseret Molla, Moses Ngari, James A Berkley, Esther Kivaya, Patricia Njuguna, Greg Fegan, Abreham Tamiru, Abebe Kelemework, Trudie Lang, Melanie J Newport, Andy McKay, Fikre Enquoselassie, Gail Davey
BACKGROUND: Podoconiosis (also known as endemic, non-filarial elephantiasis) affects about 4 million subsistence farmers in tropical Africa. Poor awareness of the condition and inadequate evidence for the efficacy of treatment mean that no government in an endemic country yet offers lymphoedema management for patients with podoconiosis. Among patients with filarial lymphoedema, trials suggest that limb care is effective in reducing the most disabling sequelae: episodes of acute dermatolymphangioadenitis...
July 2018: Lancet Global Health
Jean Donadieu, Marie Lamant, Claire Fieschi, Flore Sicre de Fontbrune, Aurélie Caye, Marie Ouachee, Blandine Beaupain, Jacinta Bustamante, Hélène A Poirel, Bertrand Isidor, Eric Van Den Neste, Antoine Neel, Stanislas Nimubona, Fabienne Toutain, Vincent Barlogis, Nicolas Schleinitz, Thierry Leblanc, Pierre Rohrlich, Felipe Suarez, Dana Ranta, Wadih Abou Chahla, Bénédicte Bruno, Louis Terriou, Sylvie Francois, Bruno Lioure, Guido Ahle, Françoise Bachelerie, Claude Preudhomme, Eric Delabesse, Hélène Cave, Christine Bellanné-Chantelot, Marlène Pasquet
Heterozygous germline GATA2 mutations strongly predispose to leukemia, immunodeficiency, and/or lymphoedema. We describe a series of 79 patients (53 families) diagnosed since 2011, made up of all patients in France and Belgium, with a follow up of 2249 patients/years. Median age at first clinical symptoms was 18.6 years (range, 0-61 years). Severe infectious diseases (mycobacteria, fungus, and human papilloma virus) and hematologic malignancies were the most common first manifestations. The probability of remaining symptom-free was 8% at 40 years old...
August 2018: Haematologica
Jan Kazenwadel, Natasha L Harvey
How are lymphatic vessels built? What are the sources of progenitor cells employed to construct lymphatic vessels during embryogenesis and in pathological situations? Are lymphatic vessels in different tissues built the same way? These questions have been highly topical and actively debated in the field of lymphangiogenesis research for more than 100 years. While embryonic veins and cells of mesenchymal origin have been recognised as sources of embryonic lymphatic endothelial cells for many years, recent advances in technology have revealed the existence of additional sources of lymphatic endothelial cells important for embryonic lymphangiogenesis...
April 25, 2018: Current Opinion in Immunology
Eriko Kashihara, Osamu Kanai, Misato Okamura, Tadashi Mio
Cutaneous lymphangitis carcinomatosa (CLC) is a rare form of cutaneous metastasis that causes lymphoedema and various eruptions. We report a case of lung cancer with CLC that caused both superior vena cava (SVC) stenosis and cervicofacial oedema, suggestive of SVC syndrome. A 64-year-old woman with lung adenocarcinoma presented with cervicofacial oedema and erythema, followed by severe dyspnoea 2 months after four cycles of carboplatin, pemetrexed and bevacizumab triplet therapy. Although chest CT indicated SVC stenosis, cervicofacial oedema remained despite treating the SVC stenosis via balloon dilation...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Adele Wingrave, Hannah Jarvis
BACKGROUND: Chondrosarcomas account for approximately 20% of bone sarcomas, with the most common site being the lower limb. Hemipelvectomies that involve hindquarter amputation have previously been the treatment of choice for pelvic tumors. However, with advances in chemotherapy, radiotherapy, imaging and surgical techniques more patients are now being treated with limb salvage surgery. The rehabilitation outcomes following an internal hemipelvectomy have not been well identified and there is currently little, if any, gait analysis data on rehabilitation following hemipelvectomy in limb salvage patients...
March 28, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
M-M Farhat, A Le Guern, C Peugniez, F Dabouz, J-F Quinchon, P Modiano
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphoedema is classically complicated by recurring episodes of cellulitis. Degeneration to the angiosarcoma form (Stewart-Treves syndrome) is much less common. It occurs mainly in the upper limbs following surgery or radiotherapy for mammary neoplasia. Herein we report a rare case of Stewart-Treves syndrome (STS) of the lower limb as a complication of congenital lymphoedema. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 69-year-old woman treated for bilateral lower-limb oedema present for 30years developed painful necrotic lesions in her left lower limb...
April 2018: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
E Longhurst, E S Dylke, S L Kilbreath
PURPOSE: This aim of this study was to determine the use of compression garments by women with lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer treatment and factors which underpin use. METHODS: An online survey was distributed to the Survey and Review group of the Breast Cancer Network Australia. The survey included questions related to the participants' demographics, breast cancer and lymphoedema medical history, prescription and use of compression garments and their beliefs about compression and lymphoedema...
August 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Camilla S Hanson, Johanna Newsom, Davinder Singh-Grewal, Nicholas Henschke, Margaret Patterson, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND: Congenital lymphoedema is a lifelong condition that has detrimental physical and psychosocial outcomes for young patients and burdensome treatment responsibilities that may hamper patients' motivation for self-management. There is limited research from the perspective of young people with primary lymphoedema. We aimed to describe the experiences and views of children and adolescents with lymphoedema to inform patient-centred practice. METHODS: Twenty patients (aged 8-21 years) with primary lymphoedema were purposively sampled from two paediatric clinics in Sydney, Australia, to participate in a semistructured interview...
July 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Martin Müller, Karsten Klingberg, Maria M Wertli, Helena Carreira
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of adults with lymphoedema or mixed oedema, through a systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CENTRAL, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and were searched to identify RCTs evaluating HRQoL after a MLD intervention compared to non-MLD interventions (PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016042255)...
June 2018: Quality of Life Research
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