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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463307/how-elimination-of-lymphatic-filariasis-as-a-public-health-problem-in-the-kingdom-of-cambodia-was-achieved
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Virak Khieu, Vandine Or, Chhakda Tep, Peter Odermatt, Reiko Tsuyuoka, Meng Chuor Char, Molly A Brady, Joshua Sidwell, Aya Yajima, Rekol Huy, Kapa D Ramaiah, Sinuon Muth
BACKGROUND: Endemicity of lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Cambodia was proven in 1956 when microfilariae were detected in mosquitos in the Kratié province. In 2001, an extensive study confirmed the presence of both Brugia malayi and Wuchereria bancrofti microfilariae. In 2003, the Ministry of Health established a national task force to develop policies and strategies for controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with the goal of eliminating LF by 2015. This article summarizes the work accomplished to eliminate LF as a public health problem in Cambodia...
February 20, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460193/use-of-compression-garments-by-women-with-lymphoedema-secondary-to-breast-cancer-treatment
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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...
February 19, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457942/management-of-chronic-oedema-in-patients-with-multiple-morbidity
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Marie Todd
Marie Todd, Lymphoedema Clinical Nurse Specialist, Specialist Lymphoedema Service, Glasgow, discusses the difficulties of caring for people with compounding conditions.
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455160/children-and-adolescents-experiences-of-primary-lymphoedema-semistructured-interview-study
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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...
February 17, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404923/manual-lymphatic-drainage-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-lymphoedema-and-mixed-oedema-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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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 ClinicalTrials.gov were searched to identify RCTs evaluating HRQoL after a MLD intervention compared to non-MLD interventions (PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016042255)...
February 5, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392828/arm-morbidity-of-axillary-dissection-with-sentinel-node-biopsy-versus-delayed-axillary-dissection
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Helen Ballal, Catherine Hunt, Chrianna Bharat, Kevin Murray, Roshi Kamyab, Christobel Saunders
BACKGROUND: Staging of axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer is important for prognostication and planning of adjuvant therapy. The traditional practice of proceeding to axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) if sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is positive is being challenged and clinical trials are underway. For many centres, this will mean a move away from intra-operative SLNB assessment and utilization of a second procedure to perform ALND. It is sometimes perceived that a delayed ALND results in increased tissue damage and thus increased morbidity...
February 2, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382314/assessing-the-feasibility-of-integration-of-self-care-for-filarial-lymphoedema-into-existing-community-leprosy-self-help-groups-in-nepal
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Joseph Pryce, Hayley E Mableson, Ramesh Choudhary, Basu Dev Pandey, Dambar Aley, Hannah Betts, Charles D Mackenzie, Louise A Kelly-Hope, Hugh Cross
BACKGROUND: Lymphatic filariasis (LF) and leprosy are disabling infectious diseases endemic in Nepal. LF infection can lead to lymphoedema and hydrocoele, while secondary effects of leprosy infection include impairments to hands, eyes and feet. The disabling effects of both conditions can be managed through self-care and the supportive effects of self-help groups (SHGs). A network of SHGs exists for people affected by leprosy in four districts in Nepal's Central Development Region, however no such service exists for people affected by LF...
January 30, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372593/lipoedema-in-patients-after-bariatric-surgery-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-literature
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S Pouwels, S Huisman, H J M Smelt, M Said, J F Smulders
Lipoedema is a disorder of adipose tissue that is characterized by abnormal subcutaneous fat deposition, leading to swelling and enlargement of the lower limbs as well as the trunk. This entity is often misdiagnosed as lymphoedema or obesity and, therefore, may be overlooked and missed in patients scheduled for bariatric surgery. Patients with lipoedema who undergo bariatric surgery may have to continue to have extensive lower extremity and trunk adiposity despite adequate weight loss. In this report, we present two patients who had extensive trunk and lower extremity adiposity, one of them before and the other after the bariatric surgery...
January 25, 2018: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368551/the-development-of-a-wet-leg-pathway-for-chronic-oedema
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Karen Morgan, Melanie Thomas
Chronic oedema and leaking lymphorrhoea can be distressing and challenging for patients to live with. This article introduces the Chronic Oedema 'Wet Leg' Pathway, which became an output from the Lymphoedema Network Wales 'On the Ground Education Project' ( Thomas et al, 2017 ). The evidence-based pathway provides nurses and therapists with clear guidelines to support prompt, efficient and effective management of all patients with chronic oedema and wet legs. This article presents the evidence and demonstrates the benefits of timely active treatment for all patients with leaking lymphorrhoea, which includes decreasing pain and improving mobility and daily activities...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330708/living-with-lymphoedema-the-perspective-of-cancer-patients-a-qualitative-study
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Ángela Río-González, Francisco Molina-Rueda, Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Isabel M Alguacil-Diego
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe the lived experience of lymphoedema and the barriers faced by cancer sufferers receiving physiotherapy outpatient treatment. METHODS: A qualitative, phenomenological study was performed. Purposeful sampling method was used. Data collection methods included unstructured and semi-structured interviews and researcher field notes. A thematic analysis was used. The study was conducted following the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research guidelines...
January 12, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324858/mapping-the-geographical-distribution-of-podoconiosis-in-cameroon-using-parasitological-serological-and-clinical-evidence-to-exclude-other-causes-of-lymphedema
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Kebede Deribe, Amuam Andrew Beng, Jorge Cano, Abdel Jelil Njouendo, Jerome Fru-Cho, Abong Raphael Awah, Mathias Esum Eyong, Patrick W Chounna Ndongmo, Emanuele Giorgi, David M Pigott, Nick Golding, Rachel L Pullan, Abdisalan M Noor, Fikre Enquselassie, Christopher J L Murray, Simon J Brooker, Simon I Hay, Peter Enyong, Melanie J Newport, Samuel Wanji, Gail Davey
BACKGROUND: Podoconiosis is a non-filarial elephantiasis, which causes massive swelling of the lower legs. It was identified as a neglected tropical disease by WHO in 2011. Understanding of the geographical distribution of the disease is incomplete. As part of a global mapping of podoconiosis, this study was conducted in Cameroon to map the distribution of the disease. This mapping work will help to generate data on the geographical distribution of podoconiosis in Cameroon and contribute to the global atlas of podoconiosis...
January 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304834/evolutionary-aspects-of-non-metastatic-breast-cancer-after-primary-treatment-in-a-sub-saharan-african-setting-a-16-year-retrospective-review-at-the-douala-general-hospital-cameroon
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Bibiana Ateh Nzeangung, Martin Essomba Biwole, Benjamin Momo Kadia, Ndemazie Nkafu Bechem, Christian Akem Dimala, Albert Mouelle Sone
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer has a high case fatality rate in sub-Saharan Africa, and this is chiefly because of late detection and inadequate treatment resources. Progressive renovations in diagnostic and management modalities of non-metastatic breast cancer (NMBC) have been noted in the region but there is paucity of data describing the clinical progress of patients with NMBC. This study sought to determine the rates of local relapse, distant metastasis and sequelae and the time span from initial treatment to the occurrence of these adverse events among patients with NMBC...
January 5, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290414/anaplastic-kaposi-s-sarcoma-5-cases-of-a-rare-and-aggressive-type-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma
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M Chapalain, G Goldman-Lévy, N Kramkimel, A Carlotti, N Franck, C Lheure, V Audard, M-F Avril, A-G Marcelin, D Damotte, B Terris, S Aractingi, N Dupin
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a rare form of KS characterized clinically by the development of a tumour mass with unusual local aggressiveness and histologically by a specific architecture and cytological morphology. A very small number of limited series in endemic countries have established characteristics common to these anaplastic forms of KS. We present five patients with an anaplastic form in a context of KS ongoing for several years in a non-endemic country. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected 5 cases of anaplastic KS followed in our department over a period of 20years...
December 28, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277358/protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-regarding-the-effectiveness-of-fluoroscopy-guided-manual-lymph-drainage-for-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphoedema-effort-bcrl-trial
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Tessa De Vrieze, Lore Vos, Nick Gebruers, Wiebren A A Tjalma, Sarah Thomis, Patrick Neven, Ines Nevelsteen, An De Groef, Liesbeth Vandermeeren, Jean-Paul Belgrado, Nele Devoogdt
OBJECTIVES: Lymphoedema is a dreadful complication following breast cancer therapy. According to the International Society of Lymphology, the consensus treatment for breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL) is the decongestive lymphatic therapy. This is a two-phase treatment and combines different treatment modalities including skin care, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), compression therapy and exercise. However, the additional effect of MLD is debated since pooled data only demonstrated a limited non-significant additional value...
December 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246738/liposuction-as-an-effective-treatment-for-lower-extremity-lymphoedema-a-single-surgeon-s-experience-over-nine-years
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C J Stewart, D A Munnoch
BACKGROUND: Lymphoedema is a chronic, debilitating condition caused by a compromised lymphatic system. In recent years, the success of treating upper extremity lymphoedema with liposuction has been translated to patients with lower extremity lymphoedema (LEL), yet there remains a paucity of clinical evidence firmly supporting its use within this patient group. METHODS: 69 patients with LEL (72 legs) were consecutively treated with liposuction by a single surgeon...
February 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204708/a-systematic-literature-review-of-the-prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-supportive-care-needs-among-women-with-gynaecological-cancer-and-their-caregivers
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Vanessa L Beesley, Chalachew Alemayehu, Penelope M Webb
PURPOSE: This review aimed to determine the prevalence of met and unmet needs, and the risk factors for unmet needs among people affected by gynaecological cancer. METHODS: The review was undertaken using the PRISMA guidelines. Eligible studies were identified though a range of electronic databases in October and November 2016. Study quality was independently appraised by two people. RESULTS: Thirty-seven studies were included (1 review, 24 quantitative and 12 qualitative)...
December 4, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196357/an-approach-to-familial-lymphoedema
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Gabriela E Jones, Sahar Mansour
Lymphoedema is the build-up of lymphatic fluid leading to swelling in the tissues. Most commonly it affects the peripheries. Diagnosis is based on clinical assessment and imaging with lymphoscintigraphy. Treatment is supportive with compression garments, massage, good skin hygiene and prompt use of antibiotics to avoid the complication of cellulitis. Most commonly, lymphoedema occurs as a result of damage to the lymphatic system following surgery, trauma, radiation or infection. However, it can be primary, often associated with a genetic defect that causes disruption to the development of the lymphatic system...
December 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189076/extremit-ease-compression-garment-a-review-and-cases
#18
Mary Mullins, Karen Bock, Animesh Bhatia
The rates of chronic oedema in the US continue to grow from multiple causative factors. One such factor is the skyrocketing rates of morbid obesity. There are about 40 million obese people in the US today. Among those people, the prevalence rate of lymphoedema is 74% ( Fife and Carter, 2008 ). Treatment usually involves some type of compression for life, but that is easier said than done. Many patients with chronic oedema have dexterity issues or have limited abilities to put on tight compression options. This article explores a product that has just been recently launched on the market: the Extremit-Ease® compression garment...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175490/impact-of-two-follow-up-schemes-on-morbidity-management-and-disability-prevention-mmdp-programme-for-filarial-lymphedema-in-matara-sri-lanka
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T Channa Yahathugoda, Mirani V Weerasooriya, Wilfred A Samarawickrema, Eisaku Kimura, Makoto Itoh
Alleviating morbidity due to lymphatic filariasis (LF)-especially in elderly patients who are rather ignorant-is presently the biggest challenge for the national filariasis campaign. We introduced two follow-up schemes and compared each other to address three key programmatic issues (1) locating patients, (2) educating patients, family members on practice of lymphoedema self-care (3) well sustained daily self-care. Hundred and seven lymphoedema patients were introduced to the new Community Home Based Care (CHBC) programme as a part of MMDP programme at their homes...
November 22, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131727/guidelines-for-teaching-yoga-to-women-with-breast-cancer-related-lymphoedema-an-evidence-based-approach
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Annette Loudon, Tony Barnett, Andrew D Williams, Denis Visentin, Maarten A Immink, Neil Piller
Breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL) is a chronic condition that requires lifelong management to prevent the condition worsening and to reduce the threat of infection. Women are affected in all domains of their life. As a holistic practice, yoga may be of benefit by reducing both the physical and psychosocial effects of lymphoedema. Women with BCRL are attending yoga classes in increasing numbers, so it is essential that yoga be based on principles that ensure lymphoedema is controlled and not exacerbated...
November 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
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