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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/28901223/the-lymphatic-system-the-achilles-heel-of-the-fontan-kreutzer-circulation
#2
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/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 8, 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/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/28880720/surgical-treatment-of-primary-lymphedema
#10
Jung Ho Lee, David W Chang
Primary lymphedema is due to abnormal congenital development or dysfunction in the lymphatic system. Limited data exist on the prevalence of primary lymphedema and there are only few studies focusing on primary lymphedema. The purpose of this article is to review the current options for surgical treatment of primary lymphedema.
September 7, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877360/improvement-of-the-efficacy-of-vascularized-lymph-node-transfer-for-lower-extremity-lymphedema-via-a-prefabricated-lympho-venous-shunt-through-lymphaticovenular-anastomosis-between-the-efferent-lymphatic-vessel-and-small-vein-in-the-elevated-vascularized-lymph
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Shinsuke Akita, Yoshihisa Yamaji, Hideki Tokumoto, Yoshitaro Sasahara, Yoshitaka Kubota, Motone Kuriyama, Nobuyuki Mitsukawa
BACKGROUND: Following vascularized lymph node (VLN) transfer (VLNT), the VLN may be at a risk for sclerosis because of efferent lymphatic vessel obstruction. We developed a new technique to prevent VLN sclerosis via a prefabricated lympho-venous (LV) shunt. This study compared the treatment outcomes of single VLNT with prefabricated LV shunt, conventional multiple VLNTs, and conventional single VLNT. METHODS: Overall, 47 limbs of 45 patients that underwent VLNT for lower-extremity lymphedema (LEL) in late clinical stage II/III were divided into 3 groups: conventional single VLNT group (control; 21 limbs where 4 had primary LEL), multiple VLNTs group (13 limbs where 3 had primary LEL), and prefabricated LV shunt group (13 limbs where 4 had primary LEL)...
September 6, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877002/lymphedema-pathogenesis-and-novel-therapies
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Joseph H Dayan, Catherine L Ly, Raghu P Kataru, Babak J Mehrara
Lymphedema affects up to 1 in 6 patients who undergo treatment for a solid tumor in the United States. Its prevalence has increased as more effective oncologic therapies have improved patient survival, but there remains no definitive cure. Recent research has elucidated new details in the pathogenesis of the disease and has demonstrated that it is fundamentally an immunologic progress that ultimately results in inflammation, fibroadipose deposition, impaired lymphangiogenesis, and dysfunctional lymphatic pumping...
September 6, 2017: Annual Review of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862111/how-can-we-improve-education-of-breast-surgeons-across-europe
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Agnieszka Kolacinska
The proposed global curriculum developed by the American Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and the textbook: provides a state-of- the- art of breast cancer surgery, complements the syllabus and curriculum of the Union Europeenne des Medecins Specialistes (UEMS) examination in breast surgery/ European Board of Surgery Qualification in Breast Surgery (EBSQinBS) administered by ESSO (1) Knowledge and understanding of the principles of breast cancer incidence, aetiology, risk factors, genetics, premalignant and high-risk lesions, pathology, prognostic and predictive factors, risk prediction models, screening, diagnosis and imaging, breast cancer, oncoplastic, reconstructive breast surgery, axillary surgery and future perspective for this, radiation therapy, neoadjuvant and adjuvant systemic treatment- endocrine-, immuno- and chemotherapy, side effects and toxicities of treatment, locoregional recurrence, follow-up, locally advanced breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, breast cancer in young and elderly patients, survivor issues, lymphedema, palliative care, chroni pain, body image and sexuality, fertility issues, cognitive functions, etc...
July 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854199/ultrasound-2d-strain-measurement-for-arm-lymphedema-using-deformable-registration-a-feasibility-study
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Xiaofeng Yang, Mylin Torres, Stephanie Kirkpatrick, Walter J Curran, Tian Liu
PURPOSE: Lymphedema, a swelling of the extremity, is a debilitating morbidity of cancer treatment. Current clinical evaluation of lymphedema is often based on medical history and physical examinations, which is subjective. In this paper, the authors report an objective, quantitative 2D strain imaging approach using a hybrid deformable registration to measure soft-tissue stiffness and assess the severity of lymphedema. METHODS: The authors have developed a new 2D strain imaging method using registration of pre- and post-compression ultrasound B-mode images, which combines the statistical intensity- and structure-based similarity measures using normalized mutual information (NMI) metric and normalized sum-of-squared-differences (NSSD), with an affine-based global and B-spline-based local transformation model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835857/maintenance-of-the-results-of-stage-ii-lower-limb-lymphedema-treatment-after-normalization-of-leg-size
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Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy, Henrique Jose Pereira de Godoy, Renata Lopes Pinto, Fernando Nestor Facio, Maria de Fatima Guerreiro Godoy
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify strategies to transfer responsibility of the maintenance of the results of lymphedema treatment to the patient. METHODS: Maintenance of the reduction of edema was evaluated in a prospective clinical trial in patients with Stage II leg lymphedema. Twenty-one lymphedematous lower limbs were evaluated in Clínica Godoy in 2014 and 2016. The evaluation was done by volumetry at baseline and weekly thereafter for volume control...
2017: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820837/non-contrast-mr-lymphography-for-evaluation-of-lymph-node-transfer-for-secondary-upper-limb-lymphedema
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Lionel Arrivé, Sarah Derhy, Chrif Dlimi, Sanaa El Mouhadi, Laurence Monnier-Cholley, Corinne Becker
BACKGROUND: Our purpose was to evaluate the results of axillary lymph node transplantation (LNT) with non-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) lymphography in 15 patients with secondary upper limb lymphedema. METHODS: Fifteen female patients with lymphedema following breast cancer treatment underwent LNT. Non-contrast MR lymphography was obtained with a free-breathing 3D fast spin-echo sequence. Images analysis criteria included: (A) before surgery: a) severity of lymphedema graded as absent, mild, moderate, and severe; b) involvement of the muscular compartment; c) distal dilated lymphatic vessels; (B) after surgery: a) visualization of site of transplantation; b) visualization of transplanted lymph nodes; c) severity of lymphedema with regard to pretransplantation severity (i...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818700/vascularized-jejunal-mesenteric-lymph-node-transfer-a-novel-surgical-treatment-for-extremity-lymphedema
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Michelle Coriddi, Corrine Wee, Joseph Meyerson, Daniel Eiferman, Roman Skoracki
BACKGROUND: Vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) is a surgical treatment for lymphedema. Multiple donor sites have been described and each has significant disadvantages. We propose the jejunal mesentery as a novel donor site for VLNT. METHODS: Cadaveric anatomic study analyzing jejunal lymph nodes (LNs) and description of outcomes from the first patients who received jejunal mesenteric VLNT for treatment of lymphedema. RESULTS: In 5 cadavers, the average number of total LNs and peripheral LNs were identified in the proximal, middle and distal segments of jejunum...
August 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818234/the-dutch-lymphedema-guidelines-based-on-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-and-the-chronic-care-model
#18
Robert J Damstra, Anne-Berth Halk
Lymphedema is a chronic and progressive condition due to an imbalance between lymphatic filtration and transport capacity. A relative overload of fluid is caused by lymphatic impairment (afterload impairment); an absolute overload is caused by increased filtration (preload raised). Lymphedema can result in considerable disability and loss of quality of life. The Dutch Society of Dermatology organized a task force to create guidelines using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817180/preventable-and-mitigable-adverse-events-in-cancer-care-measuring-risk-and-harm-across-the-continuum
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Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, David Pfister, David Classen, Coral L Atoria, Aileen Killen, Andrew S Epstein, Christopher Anderson, Elizabeth Fortier, Saul N Weingart
BACKGROUND: Patient safety is a critical concern in clinical oncology, but the ability to measure adverse events (AEs) across cancer care is limited by a narrow focus on treatment-related toxicities. The objective of this study was to assess the nature and extent of AEs among cancer patients across inpatient and outpatient settings. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 400 adult patients selected by stratified random sampling who had breast (n = 128), colorectal (n = 136), or lung cancer (n = 136) treated at a comprehensive cancer center in 2012...
August 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808631/painless-swollen-calf-muscles-of-a-75-year-old-patient-caused-by-bilateral-venous-malformations
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Roderick S M Piekaar, Eline W Zwitser, Paul P A Hedeman Joosten, Joris A Jansen
A 75-year-old man presented with knee pain due to medial osteoarthritis of the knee in the orthopedic outpatient clinic. Conservative treatment was started with steroid infiltration. Besides his knee complaint reported a bilateral painless swollen calf muscle without traumatic cause, and also without any pain at night, fever or medical illness. On physical examination the soleus muscle had a swollen aspect in both calfs. The skin appeared normal without deformities and the arterial pulsations were intact. An X-ray did not show abnormalities in the tibia...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
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