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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
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797867/preventing-early-postoperative-arm-swelling-and-lymphedema-manifestation-by-compression-sleeves-after-axillary-lymph-node-interventions-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Katarzyna Ochalek, Tomasz Gradalski, Hugo Partsch
CONTEXT: Breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL) remains one of the major long-term complications after surgery. Many reports showed the effectiveness of compression in BCRL treatment but randomized controlled trials evaluating compression garments for postoperative prevention are lacking. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential role of light arm compression sleeves for reducing the incidence of early postoperative swelling and of breast cancer related arm lymphedema...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795491/role-of-handedness-on-forearm-skin-tissue-dielectric-constant-tdc-in-relation-to-detection-of-early-stage-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema
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Harvey N Mayrovitz, Madeline Fasen, Paige Spagna, Jennifer Wong
skin tissue dielectric constant (TDC) measurements help assess local skin water to detect incipient early-stage lymphedema subsequent to breast cancer treatment-related lymphedema. However, presurgery measurements are not always obtained and assessments for evolving lymphedema are only made after surgery. Thus, subsequent TDC assessments may be biased in an unknown way dependent on a patient's handedness in relation to the at-risk arm. We investigated this issue by comparing TDC values in dominant and non-dominant volar forearms of 31 left-handed women and 31 right-handed women (age range 24-84 years)...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795273/capacity-of-gold-nanoparticles-in-cancer-radiotherapy
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Nadeem M S Nagi, Yasir A M Khair, Ahmed M E Abdalla
Radiotherapy is the ionizing radiation used for treatment of cancer and other diseases. Although radiotherapy is the major treatment for cancer, a lot of patients do not undergo radiation due to associated risks such as radiation pneumonitis, cardiovascular complications, development of secondary tumor, and lymphedema. However, the advantages of nanotechnology provide a unique potential to enhance radiotherapeutic performance, in particular by utilizing gold nanoparticles (Au NPs). In this review, we briefly describe the current direction of research towards the use of Au NPs for radiotherapeutic enhancement, combination, monitoring and in side effect reductions...
August 9, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782246/the-surgical-anatomy-of-the-vascularized-lateral-thoracic-artery-lymph-node-flap-a-cadaver-study
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Ines E Tinhofer, Stefan Meng, Johannes Steinbacher, Julia Roka-Palkovits, Eva Györi, Lukas F Reissig, Ming-Huei Cheng, Wolfgang J Weninger, Chieh-Han J Tzou
BACKGROUND: One promising surgical treatment of lymphedema is the VLNT. Lymph nodes can be harvested from different locations; inguinal, axillary, and supraclavicular ones are used most often. The aim of our study was to assess the surgical anatomy of the lateral thoracic artery lymph node flap. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 16 lymph node flaps from nine cadavers were dissected. Flap markings were made between the anterior and posterior axillary line in dimensions of 10 × 5 cm...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770484/high-resolution-mr-lymphangiography-for-planning-lymphaticovenous-anastomosis-treatment-a-single-centre-experience
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Maria Antonietta Mazzei, Francesco Gentili, Francesco Giuseppe Mazzei, Paolo Gennaro, Duccio Guerrieri, Andrea Nigri, Guido Gabriele, Elisabetta Weber, Alfonso Fausto, Giuseppe Botta, Luca Volterrani
PURPOSE: This article illustrates the feasibility of MR lymphangiography (MRL) for imaging lymphatic vessels in patients with lymphedema, its accuracy in distinguishing lymphatic vessels from veins, and its utility for planning Lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 30 patients (24 women, range 18-70, 17 cases of lower limb lymphedema, 6 cases of primary lymphedema). All the patients underwent MRL, using a 1...
August 2, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766232/considerations-for-clinicians-in-the-diagnosis-prevention-and-treatment-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-recommendations-from-a-multidisciplinary-expert-asbrs-panel-part-1-definitions-assessments-education-and-future-directions
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Sarah A McLaughlin, Alicia C Staley, Frank Vicini, Paul Thiruchelvam, Nancy A Hutchison, Jane Mendez, Fiona MacNeill, Stanley G Rockson, Sarah M DeSnyder, Suzanne Klimberg, Michael Alatriste, Francesco Boccardo, Mark L Smith, Sheldon M Feldman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766228/breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-risk-is-related-to-multidisciplinary-treatment-and-not-surgery-alone-results-from-a-large-cohort-study
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Toan T Nguyen, Tanya L Hoskin, Elizabeth B Habermann, Andrea L Cheville, Judy C Boughey
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a significant complication for women undergoing treatment. We assessed BCRL incidence and risk factors in a large population-based cohort. METHODS: We utilized the Olmsted County Rochester Epidemiology Project Breast Cancer Cohort from 1990-2010 and ascertained BCRL and risk factors. The cumulative incidence estimator was used to estimate the rate of BCRL; competing risks regression was used for multivariable analysis...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766218/considerations-for-clinicians-in-the-diagnosis-prevention-and-treatment-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-recommendations-from-an-expert-panel-part-2-preventive-and-therapeutic-options
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Sarah A McLaughlin, Sarah M DeSnyder, Suzanne Klimberg, Michael Alatriste, Francesco Boccardo, Mark L Smith, Alicia C Staley, Paul T R Thiruchelvam, Nancy A Hutchison, Jane Mendez, Fiona MacNeill, Frank Vicini, Stanley G Rockson, Sheldon M Feldman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766098/perceived-barriers-and-preferred-components-for-physical-activity-interventions-in-african-american-survivors-of-breast-or-endometrial-cancer-with-type-2-diabetes-the-s-u-c-c-e-s-s-framework
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Kristin Z Black, La-Shell Johnson, Carmen D Samuel-Hodge, Lavanya Gupta, Aditi Sundaresan, Wanda K Nicholson
PURPOSE: African-American (AA) female cancer survivors share a disproportionate burden of diabetes compared to their white counterparts. Our objectives were to explore the perspectives of AA survivors with type 2 diabetes on perceived barriers to physical activity (PA) and preferences for a PA intervention and develop a framework for a PA program after cancer treatment. METHODS: Trained interviewers conducted semi-structured interviews with AA survivors of breast or endometrial cancer with diabetes (total n = 20; 16 breast, 4 endometrial)...
August 1, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763369/sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-the-management-of-vulvar-carcinoma-an-evidence-based-insight
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Mark R Brincat, Yves Muscat Baron
OBJECTIVE: Lymph node metastasis has been shown to represent the most significant prognostic factor in vulvar carcinoma. Because only 25% to 35% of patients with early stage disease have lymph node metastases, a significant 65% to 75% possibly do not benefit from elective inguinofemoral lymphadenectomy considering the related morbidities of wound infection, breakdown, and lower limb lymphedema. This review article aims to present and summarize the evidence available with regard to sentinel lymph node (SLN)-guided management of vulvar carcinoma...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759331/reliability-and-diagnostic-thresholds-for-ultrasound-measurements-of-dermal-thickness-in-breast-lymphedema
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Elizabeth S Dylke, Helen Benincasa Nakagawa, Lanni Lin, Jillian L Clarke, Sharon L Kilbreath
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema of the breast, secondary to treatment for breast cancer, is difficult to assess due to the shape of the breast and the nature of the tissue. Ultrasound measurement of dermal thickness has been previously used to assess breast swelling; however, the reliability of the measurements, or what should be considered an abnormal thickness, is currently known. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-eight women with breast edema were recruited and underwent assessment using ultrasound...
July 31, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759319/an-experimental-lymphedema-animal-model-for-assessing-the-results-of-lymphovenous-anastomosis
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Randolfo Fernández Peñuela, Gemma Pons Playa, Laura Casaní Arazo, Jaume Masiá Ayala
BACKGROUND: The lymphatic system is the least studied of the body's systems, and as a result its contribution to human health and diseases is not well known. The failure of the lymphatic system to drain extravasated fluid efficiently leads to accumulation of lymph in the interstitial tissue, thus causing lymphedema. Despite developments in microsurgery procedures, the results of lymphedema treatment remain disappointing. The aim of this study was to develop an experimental animal model that is able to reproduce the disease and to apply various surgical and therapeutic approaches...
July 31, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749742/computed-tomographic-evaluation-of-posttreatment-soft-tissue-changes-by-using-a-lymphedema-scoring-system-in-patients-with-oral-cancer
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Masaya Akashi, Shun Teraoka, Yasumasa Kakei, Junya Kusumoto, Takumi Hasegawa, Tsutomu Minamikawa, Kazunobu Hashikawa, Takahide Komori
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate posttreatment soft-tissue changes in patients with oral cancer with computed tomography (CT). To accomplish that purpose, a scoring system was established, referring to the criteria of lower leg lymphedema (LE). METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred and six necks in 95 patients who underwent oral oncologic surgery with neck dissection (ND) were analyzed retrospectively using routine follow-up CT images. A two-point scoring system to evaluate soft-tissue changes (so-called "LE score") was established as follows: Necks with a "honeycombing" appearance were assigned 1 point...
July 27, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749717/circumference-based-criteria-for-detection-of-secondary-arm-lymphedema-for-chinese-women
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Hewei Wang, Li Shen, Tao Liu, Peng Shao, Elizabeth S Dylke, Jie Jia, Sharon L Kilbreath
BACKGROUND: Detection of upper limb lymphedema following treatment for breast cancer typically relies on interlimb circumference-based differences. Normative-determined criteria from an Australian population have high sensitivity and specificity for detection of mild lymphedema in Australian women. It is unknown whether these criteria are applicable to Chinese women whose body habitus is different from Australian women. The aims of this study, therefore, were to determine the normative-based interlimb circumference and volume differences in a Chinese population and whether specific population-based thresholds are required...
July 27, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748022/-primary-congenital-lymphedema-milroy-disease-the-first-case-observed-in-the-department-of-pediatrics-at-the-university-hospital-yalgado-ouedraogo-ouagadougou
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Chantal Zoungrana Ouattara, Angèle Kalmogho, Caroline Yonaba, Chantal Gabrielle Bouda, Ghislaine Yaméogo, Ludovic Kam
Congenital lymphedema is the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the child's interstitial spaces. Milroy disease is a rare, hereditary, autosomal dominant condition showing incomplete penetrance. We report the case of a 7-year old little girl with Milroy disease examined for erysipelas on congenital big right leg. A family history of large congenital member existed. Physical examination showed big oedematous right leg painful to palpation, with skin lichenification and erysipelas. Paraclinical assessment objectified cutaneous lymphedema with vascular involvement suggestive of ectasia of the right saphenous vein...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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