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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934950/effectiveness-of-acupuncture-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-protocol-for-a-single-blind-sham-controlled-randomized-multicenter-trial
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Huiru Zhu, Jinwan Li, Zheng Peng, Yujie Huang, Xiaolan Lv, Liuying Song, Gechen Zhou, Shengzhang Lin, Jifei Chen, Baoyu He, Fengxian Qin, Xumexiang Liu, Meiyu Dai, Yan Zou, Shengming Dai
BACKGROUND: Although various treatments for breast cancer related lymphedema exist, there is still a need for a more effective and convenient approach. Pilot studies and our clinical observations suggested that acupuncture may be a potential option. This study aims to verify the effectiveness of acupuncture on BCRL and evaluate its safety using a rigorously designed trial. METHODS/DESIGN: Women who are clinically diagnosed as unilateral BCRL, with a 10% to 40% increase in volume compared to the unaffected arm, will be recruited...
September 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934015/initial-clinical-experience-with-dual-agent-relaxation-contrast-for-isolated-lymphatic-channel-mapping
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Beth Ripley, Gregory J Wilson, Neeraj Lalwani, Noah Briller, Peter C Neligan, Jeffrey H Maki
Purpose To evaluate the clinical performance of dual-agent relaxation contrast (DARC) magnetic resonance (MR) lymphangiography compared with that of conventional MR lymphangiography in the creation of isolated lymphatic maps in patients with secondary lymphedema. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. The diagnostic quality of 42 DARC MR lymphangiographic studies was compared with that of 42 conventional MR lymphangiographic studies. Two independent readers rated venous contamination as absent, mild, or moderate to severe...
September 21, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933052/erratum-to-utilization-of-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-in-the-prevention-of-chronic-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema
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David I Kaufman, Chirag Shah, Frank A Vicini, Marisa Rizzi
In the original publication of the article, under the heading, Study limitations in the Discussion section, the second paragraph, fifth sentence was published incorrectly as "Patients with an L-Dex increase of ≥ 5.5 undergo…sleeve for 4 weeks".
September 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930808/the-influence-of-adverse-effects-on-quality-of-life-of-survivors-of-gynecologic-cancer
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Chiaki Omichi, Keiichiro Nakamura, Junko Haraga, Naoyuki Ida, Masayuki Saijo, Takeshi Nishida, Tomoyuki Kusumoto, Hisashi Masuyama
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this observational study was to investigate correlations between adverse effects (lower-extremity lymphedema [LEL], dysuria, and severe gastrointestinal symptoms) and quality of life (QOL) (physical well-being [PWB], social well-being, emotional well-being [EWB], and functional well-being) before treatment, at least 6 weeks after treatment (posttreatment1), and 3 or 6 months after treatment (posttreatment2) of patients with gynecologic cancer (GC). METHODS: From August 2012 to October 2016, questionnaire responses and clinical data of 75 patients with GC were collected and assessed by treatment received...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922322/-vectra-3d-imaging-for-quantitative-volumetric-analysis-of-the-upper-limb-a-feasibility-study-for-tracking-outcomes-of-lymphedema-treatment
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Mark J Landau, Jennifer S Kim, Daniel J Gould, Ketan M Patel
BACKGROUND: Secondary lymphedema of the upper limb is a common sequela following lymphadenectomy during oncologic surgery. The gold standard for evaluating treatment outcomes in upper limb lymphedema is limb volume measurement. However, current techniques lack sensitivity to localized changes. In this study, the Vectra 3D imaging system was utilized to accurately and precisely obtain volume measurements of the upper limb in patients with lymphedema. METHODS: A feasibility study was performed in 11 patients with lymphedema and 22 upper extremities; 24 arms were evaluated in total...
September 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913000/lipolymphedema-associated-with-idiopathic-cyclic-edema-a-therapeutic-approach
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Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy, Henrique Jose Pereira de Godoy, Aline Aparecida de Sene Souza, Ricardo Budtinger Filho, Maria de Fatima Guerreiro Godoy
Idiopathic cyclic edema is a type of generalized edema that mainly affects women. Diagnosis is made by the patient's clinical history and an evaluation of the accumulation of weight during the day. The objective of this study is to report the clinical control of lymphedema associated with idiopathic cyclic edema using calcium dobesilate. A 55-year-old female patient reported generalized edema for years in that she woke up in the morning with her legs swollen and the edema worsened during the day. The physical examination revealed generalized edema...
2017: Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904904/scrotal-reconstruction-and-testicular-prosthetics
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Jacob W Lucas, Kyle M Lester, Andrew Chen, Jay Simhan
Scrotal surgery encompasses a wide-variety of surgical techniques for an even wider variety of indications. In this manuscript, we review our indications, techniques, and pit-falls for various reconstructive scrotal surgeries as-well-as surgical tips for placement of testicular prostheses. Penoscrotal webbing (PSW) is an abnormal, often-problematic distal insertion of scrotal skin onto the ventral penile shaft. There are several effective and straightforward techniques used to revise this condition, which include simple scrotoplasty, single- or double-Z-plasty, or the VY-flap scrotoplasty...
August 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903392/a-role-for-brg1-in-the-regulation-of-genes-required-for-development-of-the-lymphatic-system
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Ajeet Pratap Singh, Julie Foley, Arpit Tandon, Dhiral Phadke, H Karimi Kinyamu, Trevor K Archer
Lymphatic vasculature is an important part of the cardiovascular system with multiple functions, including regulation of the return of interstitial fluid (lymph) to the bloodstream, immune responses, and fat absorption. Consequently, lymphatic vasculature defects are involved in many pathological processes, including tumor metastasis and lymphedema. BRG1 is an important player in the developmental window when the lymphatic system is initiated. In the current study, we used tamoxifen inducible Rosa26CreERT2-BRG1(floxed/floxed) mice that allowed temporal analysis of the impact of BRG1 inactivation in the embryo...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901223/the-lymphatic-system-the-achilles-heel-of-the-fontan-kreutzer-circulation
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Christian Kreutzer, Guillermo Kreutzer
In spite of excellent long term survival the Fontan Kreutzer procedure commonly presents late failure due to end-organ damage. Several advances have been described to refine single ventricle management and surgical techniques. However, very little research has been dedicated to the lymphatic circulation in the precarious Fontan hemodynamic state. The lymphatic circulation is clearly affected since there is increased lymph production, which requires to be drained at a similar or higher pressure than it is produced, commonly resulting in chronic lymphedema...
September 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900318/normal-tissue-complications-following-hypofractionated-chest-wall-radiotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients-and-their-correlation-with-patient-tumor-and-treatment-characteristics
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Mohsin Khan, Shahid A Siddiqui, Manoj K Gupta, Rajeev K Seam, Manish Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Normal tissue complications following chest wall radiotherapy (RT) are inevitable, and the long-term data on hypofractionation are still limited. To quantify the late effects of hypofractionated RT on cardiac, pulmonary, brachial plexus, and regional lymphatics and their correlation with patient, tumor, and treatment characteristics is the main objective of this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and sixteen breast cancer patients following mastectomy were treated with hypofractionated schedules either 40 Gy in 15 fractions or 42...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894851/translation-and-validation-of-the-turkish-version-of-lymphedema-quality-of-life-tool-lymqol-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema
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Yeşim Bakar, Alper Tuğral, Özlem Özdemir, Elif Duygu, Ümmügül Üyetürk
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL) is a drastic situation that affects patients who have undergone breast cancer surgery. The impact of this condition on individuals' quality of life should be investigated in more detail to obtain better treatment results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 65 patients with BCRL participated in this study. Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) was used to evaluate the validity of associated domains in Lymphedema Quality of Life Tool (LYMQoL)...
July 2017: Eur J Breast Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894674/lymphedema-of-the-lower-extremities-due-to-refractory-malignant-lymphoma-treated-by-lymphaticovenous-anastomosis
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Naohiro Ishii, Marie Aoki, Kazuo Kishi
Lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) is primarily performed for lymphedema of the lower extremities after surgical treatment of gynecologic cancer and lymphedema of the upper extremities after surgical resection of breast cancer; however, LVA for lymphedema due to malignant lymphoma has not been reported to date. We herein present a patient with severe lymphedema of the lower extremities due to refractory malignant lymphoma, which markedly improved with LVA. LVA could contribute to improve quality of life in patients with end-stage disease with lymphedema of the lower extremities due to refractory malignant lymphoma...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894671/interosseous-membrane-release-for-long-standing-upper-limb-lymphedema-a-procedure-often-neglected
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Luigino Santecchia, Pedro Ciudad, Agko Mouchammed, Matteo Amoroso, Hung Chi Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894513/diagnostic-methods-risk-factors-prevention-and-management-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-past-present-and-future-directions
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Hoda E Sayegh, Maria S Asdourian, Meyha N Swaroop, Cheryl L Brunelle, Melissa N Skolny, Laura Salama, Alphonse G Taghian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a chronic, adverse, and much feared complication of breast cancer treatment, which affects approximately 20% of patients following breast cancer treatment. BCRL has a tremendous impact on breast cancer survivors, including physical impairments and significant psychological consequences. The intent of this review is to discuss recent studies and analyses regarding the risk factors, diagnosis, prevention through early screening and intervention, and management of BCRL...
June 2017: Current Breast Cancer Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885862/volume-and-tissue-composition-changes-measured-with-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-in-melanoma-related-limb-lymphedema
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Caroline A Gjorup, Helle W Hendel, Bo Zerahn, Karin Dahlstroem, Krzysztof T Drzewiecki, Tobias W Klausen, Lisbet Rosenkrantz Hölmich
Abstracts Background: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the volume, fat mass, and lean mass in both upper and lower limbs measured with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in melanoma patients with melanoma-related limb lymphedema. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four hundred thirty-one patients who had undergone surgical treatment with wide local excision and unilateral axillary or inguinal sentinel lymph node biopsy and/or complete lymph node dissection participated in a survey, and they underwent clinical examination and measurements of their upper or lower limbs with DXA...
September 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884733/-the-application-of-impulse-magnetic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-the-patients-presenting-with-lymphedema-of-the-lower-extremities
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D B Kulchitskaya, M Yu Gerasimenko, T V Aphanova, T V Konchugova
AIM: The principal objective of the present work was to evaluate the influence of impulse magnetic therapy on the state of the microcirculatory system in the patients presenting with lymphedema of the lower extremities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 59 patients with stage of 1 and 2 lymphedema who were divided into two groups. Those comprising the first group had impulse magnetic therapy applied to their lower extremities while the patients making up the second group served as controls...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883248/the-development-of-yellow-nail-syndrome-after-the-implantation-of-a-permanent-cardiac-pacemaker
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Tomoharu Suzuki, Yasuharu Tokuda, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
Yellow nail syndrome (YNS) is characterized by yellowish nails, lymphedema, sinusitis, and pulmonary involvement and can be triggered by various underlying conditions, such as sinusitis or titanium exposure from an artificial joint or dental implant. Since YNS is potentially treatable, its timely diagnosis is important. The authors recently experienced a case of YNS in a patient who developed sinusitis, yellowish nails, bilateral edema of the extremities, and subclinical rheumatoid arthritis after the implantation of a cardiac pacemaker made from titanium...
September 6, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881471/strategic-recruitment-of-an-ethnically-diverse-cohort-of-overweight-survivors-of-breast-cancer-with-lymphedema
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Kathleen M Sturgeon, Renata Hackley, Anna Fornash, Lorraine T Dean, Monica Laudermilk, Justin C Brown, David B Sarwer, Angela M DeMichele, Andrea B Troxel, Kathryn H Schmitz
BACKGROUND: Black women are more likely to experience adverse effects from cancer treatment such as lymphedema. Thus, black women may particularly benefit from research regarding interventions to improve lymphedema. Herein, the authors report the challenges and strategies related to the recruitment of minority survivors of breast cancer and to the recruitment of survivors of breast cancer with lymphedema into the Women In Steady Exercise Research (WISER) Survivor Clinical Trial. METHODS: Subjects for this community-based trial were recruited from the Philadelphia area through active (mailings) and passive (printed materials and Web site) recruitment strategies...
September 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880750/effects-of-aqua-lymphatic-therapy-on-lower-extremity-lymphedema-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Gulbin Ergin, Didem Karadibak, Hulya Ozlem Sener, Baris Gurpinar
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of the aqua-lymphatic therapy (ALT) on unilateral lower extremity lymphedema in the maintenance phase. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a randomized controlled trial with a blinded assessor. The study was completed with 30 ALT and 27 control group participants. Foot volume was assessed by a water displacement device, limb volume by circumference measurements, functional capacity by a 6-minute walk test, quality of life by Short Form-36, and social appearance by Social Appearance Anxiety Scale and hopeless by Beck Hopeless Scale...
September 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880734/precautionary-behaviors-and-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema
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Cheryl Brunelle, Meyha Swaroop, Maria Asdourian, Melissa Skolny, Hoda Sayegh, Alphonse G Taghian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
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