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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918865/evidence-based-practice-in-the-management-of-lower-limb-lymphedema-after-gynecological-cancer
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Lisandra Fossari Iwersen, Fabiana Flores Sperandio, Ariana Machado Toriy, Marina Palú, Clarissa Medeiros da Luz
PURPOSE: Lower limb lymphedema (LLL) is characterized as a physical-functional chronic complication that impacts the quality of life of women who have gone through treatment for gynecological cancer. The present study aims to check the conservative treatments available for lymphedema after gynecological cancer in the context of evidence-based practice. METHODS: The selection criteria included papers from May 1993 discussing treatment protocols used in LLL after treatment for gynecological cancer...
December 5, 2016: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911477/vascularized-appendicular-lymph-node-transfer-for-treatment-of-extremity-lymphedema-a-case-report
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Pedro Ciudad, Oscar J Manrique, Shivprasad Date, Wei-Ling Chang, Fabio Nicoli, Stamatis Sapountzis, Hsu-Tang Cheng, Agko Mouchammed, Hung-Chi Chen
Vascularized lymph node transfer has demonstrated promising results for the treatment of extremity lymphedema. In an attempt to find the ideal donor site, several vascularized lymph nodes have been described. Each has a common goal of decreasing morbidity and avoiding iatrogenic lymphedema while obtaining good clinical results. Herein, we present the preliminary clinical outcomes of an intra-abdominal lymph node flap option based on the appendicular artery and vein used for the treatment of extremity lymphedema...
December 2, 2016: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911069/-urological-pathology-of-lymphatic-origin
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A Domènech, A Serrano, I Forner-Cordero, F Gómez, D Maldonado, C Domínguez
OBJECTIVES: Lymphatic disease is a rarely cause of some very unspecific genitourinary manifestations, assuming a diagnostic challenge in most cases. The aim of this paper is to warn about the possible etiology of these urological lymphatic presentations and discuss its management. METHODS: Retrospective review of clinical data in pediatric patients with urological pathology of lymphatic origin between 2008-2014. Three patients, two boys and a girl, were included...
January 25, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887610/integral-strategy-to-supportive-care-in-breast-cancer-survivors-through-occupational-therapy-and-a-m-health-system-design-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mario Lozano-Lozano, Lydia Martín-Martín, Noelia Galiano-Castillo, Francisco Álvarez-Salvago, Irene Cantarero-Villanueva, Carolina Fernández-Lao, Carmen Sánchez-Salado, Manuel Arroyo-Morales
BACKGROUND: Technological support using e-health mobile applications (m-health) is a promising strategy to improve the adherence to healthy lifestyles in breast cancer survivors (excess in energy intake or low physical activity are determinants of the risk of recurrence, second cancers and cancer mortality). Moreover, cancer rehabilitation programs supervised by health professionals are needed due to the inherent characteristics of these breast cancer patients. Our main objective is to compare the clinical efficacy of a m-health lifestyle intervention system alone versus an integral strategy to improve Quality of Life in breast cancer survivors...
November 25, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885675/intratissue-lymphovenous-communications-in-the-mechanism-of-action-of-vascularized-lymph-node-transfer
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María Miranda Garcés, Gemma Pons, Rosa Mirapeix, Jaume Masià
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) as a surgical treatment for cancer-related lymphedema has shown beneficial effects. The mechanism of action of this procedure involves lymphangiogenesis and lymphovenous communications (LVC) within the lymph nodes. We propose intratissue LVC as an additional element responsible for drainage of lymph to blood in the flap and examine this hypothesis in the current study. METHODS: This prospective study determined the passage of lymph to the venous system via intratissue LVC in 26 free flaps used for breast reconstruction...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884343/increased-tolerance-to-stress-in-cardiac-expressed-gain-of-function-of-adenosine-triphosphate-sensitive-potassium-channel-subunit-kir6-1
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Matthew C Henn, M Burhan Janjua, Haixia Zhang, Evelyn M Kanter, Carol M Makepeace, Richard B Schuessler, Colin G Nichols, Jennifer S Lawton
BACKGROUND: The adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium (KATP) channel opener diazoxide (DZX) prevents myocyte volume derangement and reduced contractility secondary to stress. KATP channels are composed of pore-forming (Kir6.1 or Kir6.2) and regulatory (sulfonylurea receptor, SUR1 or SUR2) subunits. Gain of function (GOF) of Kir6.1 subunits has been implicated in cardiac pathology in Cantu syndrome in humans (cardiomegaly, lymphedema, and pericardial effusions). We hypothesized that GOF of Kir6...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872427/giant-lipoma-in-the-thigh-a-case-report
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Carlo de Werra, Gabriele di Filippo, Roberto Tramontano, Sergio Aloia, Rosa di Micco, Roberto Del Giudice
: Lipomas are the most common benign mesenchymal tumours; they are composed by mature lipocytes and are usually located in the subcutaneous tissue. They may occur at any place in which there is adipose tissue, most of them are found in the upper part of the body, especially in the trunk and neck, although they may also develop in other sites, including the hand. Most lipomas are small, weigh only a few grams, and usually the maximum diameter is smaller than 2 cm. Whereas, to be referred to as ''giant'', the lipoma must be at least 10 cm in diameter or weigh a minimum of 1,000 g...
November 21, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866037/preoperative-preparation-of-a-patient-with-grade-ii-leg-lymphedema-for-his-third-hip-replacement-surgery
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Maria de Fátima Guerreiro Godoy, Livia Maria Pereira de Godoy, Renata Lopes Pinto, Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of lymphedema remains a challenge to modern medicine, due to the characteristics of the disease. CASE PRESENTATION: Report on the case of a 75-year-old patient with lower limb lymphedema for treatment prior to surgery. At age 45, he made the first hip replacement surgery in the left leg. One year later he performed the same surgery on the right leg. At that time his legs had slight ankle edema mainly of the left leg and the entire left leg was affected by lymphedema...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865752/reconstruction-of-massive-localized-lymphedema-of-the-scrotum-results-complications-and-quality-of-life-improvements
#9
Eric Wisenbaugh, Dena Moskowitz, Joel Gelman
OBJECTIVE: To review the surgical technique, outcomes and complications of surgical excision of massive localized lymphedema of the scrotum, and to determine changes in weight and quality of life after excision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for all patients who have undergone excision of MLL of the scrotum at our institution between 2008 and 2014. Standard baseline characteristics, complications, pre- and postoperative weight and quality of life data were recorded...
November 16, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862787/two-diseases-one-remedy-systemic-amyloidosis-secondary-to-hidradenitis-suppurativa-treatment-with-infliximab
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İlkay Özer, Cengiz Karaçin, Esra Adışen, Galip Güz, Mehmet Ali Gürer
Hidradenitis suppurativa, known as acne inversa, is a relapsing and chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting the skin folds. During the chronic course of the disease many local complications like fistulae to other tissues or systemic complications including anemia, secondary amyloidosis, lymphedema, nephrotic syndrome, artropathy may take place. Amyloid A amyloidosis is a rare complication of hidradenitis suppurativa, which has been described in a limited number of case reports. Herein, we present such a patient that had developed AA amyloidosis during the course of hidradenitis suppurativa...
November 12, 2016: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862152/cutaneous-polyarteritis-nodosa-localized-to-a-region-of-lymphedema-secondary-to-streptococcus-viridans-cellulitis-and-multiple-surgeries
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Andrew Matsumoto, Rami N Al-Rohil, Marina Bravin, Lori Anderson, Danielle Wroblewski, J Andrew Carlson
Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPAN) is a chronic, indolent, single organ arteritis that generally presents with lower extremity nodules and/or livedo racemosa, accompanied by malaise and arthralgias. CPAN is often triggered by infection, commonly Group A streptococcal species, and is considered an autoimmune reaction. Scarring from surgery and obliterative lymphangiitis from bacterial cellulitis are causes of lymphedema. Lymphedematous skin is predisposed to autoimmune disorders. Herein we report a 53yo woman who developed CPAN restricted to a localized area of the right upper arm-shoulder that had undergone multiple surgeries, complicated by episodes of Streptococcus viridans cellulitis...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857275/the-interdisciplinary-rehabilitation-care-team-and-the-role-of-physical-therapy-in-survivor-exercise
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Margaret L McNeely, Naomi Dolgoy, Mona Onazi, Kirsten Suderman
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation professionals offer expertise in functional assessment, treatment of impairments and functional limitations, and disability prevention. To optimize recovery, and often prior to participating in community-based exercise programming, survivors may need rehabilitation services from a range of healthcare professionals, including physiatrists, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, and speech, occupational, and physical therapists. OBJECTIVES: Survivors with physical impairments and functional limitations may benefit from interdisciplinary rehabilitation and physical therapy, including tailored therapeutic exercise interventions...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834003/prediction-of-rehabilitation-needs-after-treatment-of-cervical-cancer-what-do-late-adverse-effects-tell-us
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Tina Broby Mikkelsen, Bente Sørensen, Karin B Dieperink
PURPOSE: Women treated for cervical cancer with radiotherapy and chemotherapy have reported serious bowel, vaginal, and sexual late effects. The purpose of this study was to describe late adverse effects, health-related quality of life, and self-efficacy in a representative Danish cervical cancer population in order to describe rehabilitation needs. METHODS: Women, mean age 55 years, treated for cervical cancer from January 2010 to July 2013, who were alive and without known relapse/metastases were included in this cross-sectional study...
November 10, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783011/advances-and-innovations-in-microsurgery
#14
Julie E Park, David W Chang
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. summarize the evolution of perforator, chimeric, and free style flaps; 2. define and give examples of supermicrosurgery as well as understand its application in treatment of lymphedema; and 3. appreciate the development and advancements of composite tissue allotransplantation. SUMMARY: Although microsurgery may seem like a highly specialized niche within plastic surgery, it is more than just a discipline that focuses on small anastomoses...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768126/navigating-the-transition-from-cancer-care-to-primary-care-assistance-of-a-survivorship-care-plan
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Jeannine M Brant, Karyl Blaseg, Kathy Aders, Dona Oliver, Evan Gray, William N Dudley
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine symptom and quality-of-life (QOL) trajectories in breast cancer and lymphoma survivors enrolled in a survivorship navigation intervention and to explore patient, caregiver, and primary care provider (PCP) satisfaction with receipt of a survivorship care plan (SCP). 
. DESIGN: Prospective, cohort, longitudinal.
. SETTING: The Billings Clinic, an integrated cancer center in Montana. 
. SAMPLE: 67 patients with breast cancer or lymphoma who recently completed cancer treatment, along with 39 of their caregivers and 23 PCPs...
November 1, 2016: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761887/erratum-to-cost-of-a-lymphedema-treatment-mandate-10%C3%A2-years-of-experience-in-the-commonwealth-of-virginia
#16
Robert Weiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757353/lipedema-a-relatively-common-disease-with-extremely-common-misconceptions
#17
Donald W Buck, Karen L Herbst
Lipedema, or adiposis dolorosa, is a common adipose tissue disorder that is believed to affect nearly 11% of adult women worldwide. It is characterized most commonly by disproportionate adipocyte hypertrophy of the lower extremities, significant tenderness to palpation, and a failure to respond to extreme weight loss modalities. Women with lipedema report a rapid growth of the lipedema subcutaneous adipose tissue in the setting of stress, surgery, and/or hormonal changes. Women with later stages of lipedema have a classic "column leg" appearance, with masses of nodular fat, easy bruising, and pain...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746875/angiosarcoma-a-case-report-of-gingival-disease-with-both-palatine-tonsils-localization
#18
Frédéric Chamberland, Tristan Maurina, Séverine Degano-Valmary, Thierry Spicarolen, Loïc Chaigneau
Angiosarcomas are one of the rarest subtypes of sarcomas; those are malignant vascular tumors arising from vascular endothelial cells. Occurrence of intra-oral angiosarcoma is extremely rare (0.0077% of all cancers in Europe). We present here, to our knowledge, the first case of a 83-year-old man with gingival and both palatine tonsils localization of a grade-two angiosarcoma discovered after a two months history of a painful lesion followed by hematoma and spontaneous bleeding. Chemotherapy with paclitaxel and hemostatic radiotherapy were inefficient and he died seven months after the first symptoms...
September 5, 2016: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745890/reliable-prediction-of-postmastectomy-lymphedema-the-risk-assessment-tool-evaluating-lymphedema
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Marten N Basta, Liza C Wu, Suhail K Kanchwala, Joseph M Serletti, Julia C Tchou, Stephen J Kovach, Joshua Fosnot, John P Fischer
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer-related lymphedema remains a significant complication post mastectomy. Identifying patients at highest risk may better inform targeted healthcare resource allocation and improve outcomes. This study aims to identify lymphedema predictors after mastectomy to develop a simple, accurate risk assessment tool. METHODS: An institutional retrospective review identified all women with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy between January 2000 and July 2013 with postmastectomy lymphedema as the primary outcome...
September 7, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737976/follow-up-after-treatment-for-breast-cancer-practical-guide-to-survivorship-care-for-family-physicians
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REVIEW
Jeffrey Sisler, Genevieve Chaput, Jonathan Sussman, Emmanuel Ozokwelu
OBJECTIVE: To offer FPs a summary of evidence-based recommendations to guide their follow-up survivorship care of women treated for breast cancer. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: A literature search was conducted in MEDLINE from 2000 to 2016 using the search words breast cancer, survivorship, follow-up care, aftercare, guidelines, and survivorship care plans, with a focus on review of recent guidelines published by national cancer organizations. Evidence ranges from level I to level III...
October 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
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