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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132859/lymphedema-diagnostic-workup-and-management
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REVIEW
Ayman A Grada, Tania J Phillips
Lymphedema is a localized form of tissue swelling resulting from excessive retention of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial compartment. It is caused by impaired lymphatic drainage. Lymphedema is a chronic progressive disease with serious physical and psychosocial implications. It can be challenging to diagnose, especially in obese patients and in those with coexisting venous disease. We performed PubMed and Google Scholar searches of the English-language literature (1966-2017) using the terms lymphedema, lymphedema management, and lymphatic complications...
December 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132848/lymphedema-pathophysiology-and-clinical-manifestations
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REVIEW
Ayman A Grada, Tania J Phillips
Lymphedema is a localized form of tissue swelling resulting from excessive retention of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial compartment and caused by impaired lymphatic drainage. Lymphedema is classified as primary or secondary. Primary lymphedema is caused by developmental lymphatic vascular anomalies. Secondary lymphedema is acquired and arises as a result of an underlying systemic disease, trauma, or surgery. We performed PubMed and Google Scholar searches of the English-language literature (1966-2017) using the terms lymphedema, cancer-related lymphedema, and lymphatic complications...
December 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132561/surgical-intervention-for-lymphedema
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REVIEW
Kristalyn Gallagher, Kathleen Marulanda, Stephanie Gray
Lymphedema is a chronic, progressive disease with no curative treatment. Breast cancer therapy is the most common cause of secondary lymphedema in the developed world. Treatment includes nonsurgical and surgical strategies. Conservative measures are reserved for subclinical lymphedema. Surgical options are divided into physiologic (to restore function) and reductive (to remove diseased tissue). Early stage disease is managed with physiologic procedures. Reductive treatment is reserved for moderate to severe staged disease owing to high morbidity...
January 2018: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122006/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-the-angiogenic-and-lymphangiogenic-pathways-are-associated-with-lymphedema-caused-by-wuchereria-bancrofti
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Linda Batsa Debrah, Anna Albers, Alexander Yaw Debrah, Felix F Brockschmidt, Tim Becker, Christine Herold, Andrea Hofmann, Jubin Osei-Mensah, Yusif Mubarik, Holger Fröhlich, Achim Hoerauf, Kenneth Pfarr
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema (LE) is a chronic clinical manifestation of filarial nematode infections characterized by lymphatic dysfunction and subsequent accumulation of protein-rich fluid in the interstitial space-lymphatic filariasis. A number of studies have identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with primary and secondary LE. To assess SNPs associated with LE caused by lymphatic filariasis, a cross-sectional study of unrelated Ghanaian volunteers was designed to genotype SNPs in 285 LE patients as cases and 682 infected patients without pathology as controls...
November 9, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063664/reducing-chronic-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-utilizing-a-program-of-prospective-surveillance-with-bioimpedance-spectroscopy
#5
Pat W Whitworth, Andrea Cooper
This single-institution experience evaluated the use of bioimpedance spectroscopy to facilitate early detection and treatment of breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) in a cohort of 596 patients (79.6% high risk). Seventy-three patients (12%) developed an elevated L-Dex score with axillary lymph node dissection (P < .001), taxane chemotherapy (P = .008), and regional nodal irradiation (P < .001) associated. At last follow-up, only 18 patients (3%) had unresolved clinically significant BCRL requiring complete decongestive physiotherapy...
October 24, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035997/stewart-treves-syndrome-on-the-lower-extremity-associated-to-idiopathic-chronic-lymphedema-visualized-on-fdg-pet-ct
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Jane Maestri Brittain, Tine Nymark, Malene Grubbe Hildebrandt, Dorrit Hovgaard, Kim Francis Andersen
Angiosarcomas are highly malignant and rare tumors of vascular or lymphatic endothelial cell origin with a poor prognosis. Lymphangiosarcoma associated with chronic lymphedema is known as Stewart-Treves syndrome. Stewart-Treves syndrome is primarily described in patients with lymphedema of an upper extremity occurring after breast cancer surgery including radical axillary lymph node dissection and subsequent radiotherapy. It is rarely described in the presence of idiopathic chronic lymphedema of the lower extremities...
October 13, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029593/lymphatic-dysfunction-leukotrienes-and-lymphedema
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Xinguo Jiang, Mark R Nicolls, Wen Tian, Stanley G Rockson
The lymphatic system is essential for the maintenance of tissue fluid homeostasis, gastrointestinal lipid absorption, and immune trafficking. Whereas lymphatic regeneration occurs physiologically in wound healing and tissue repair, pathological lymphangiogenesis has been implicated in a number of chronic diseases such as lymphedema, atherosclerosis, and cancer. Insight into the regulatory mechanisms of lymphangiogenesis and the manner in which uncontrolled inflammation promotes lymphatic dysfunction is urgently needed to guide the development of novel therapeutics: These would be designed to reverse lymphatic dysfunction, either primary or acquired...
October 13, 2017: Annual Review of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979177/yellow-nail-syndrome-with-dramatic-improvement-of-nail-manifestations-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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Yu Hosokawa, Akihito Kuboki, Aya Mori, Hiroaki Kanaya, Tsuguhisa Nakayama, Shinichi Haruna
OBJECTIVES: Yellow nail syndrome (YNS) is a rare disease of unknown cause characterized by the triad of yellow nails, respiratory manifestations, and lymphedema. Although several therapies for YNS have been reported, there is no common consensus in the treatment. In this case report, we present a case of 56-year-old woman with YNS, whose nail manifestation was dramatically improved after endoscopic sinus surgery for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis. METHODS: Endoscopic sinus surgery involving middle meatal antrostomy was performed for the case of YNS with chronic rhinosinusitis and bronchiectasis resistant to antibacterial drugs...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976394/-approach-to-venous-diseases-in-the-elderly
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Ahmet Kürşat Bozkurt, Ozan Onur Balkanay
Incidence and severity of both deep vein thrombosis and chronic venous insufficiency are increased with age. Today, however, the significance of these diseases in the elderly patient population are still poorly comprehended. Although most patients have a history of previous treatment, chronic venous insufficiency is usually encountered in the advanced clinical stage. As a result, there is an increase in mobility restrictions, the need for assistance in daily activities and the risk of falls in elderly patients...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972280/systematic-review-of-lymphovenous-anastomosis-lva-for-the-treatment-of-lymphedema
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REVIEW
Mario F Scaglioni, Duveken B Y Fontein, Michael Arvanitakis, Pietro Giovanoli
INTRODUCTION: Lymphedema is a chronic condition caused by the obstruction or impairment of lymphatic fluid transport resulting in irreversible skin fibrosis. Besides conservative therapy, surgical techniques for lymphedema including liposuction, lymphatico-lymphatic bypass, lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA), and vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) are options with increasing popularity in the recent past. In our review, we investigated the efficacy of LVA for the treatment of lymphedema...
October 3, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961078/far-infrared-radiation-thermotherapy-improves-tissue-fibrosis-in-chronic-extremity-lymphedema
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Ke Li, Zheng Zhang, Ning Fei Liu, Parviz Sadigh, Verity Joyce Evans, Huihong Zhou, Weiqing Gao, Yi Xin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Fibrosis can enhance the exacerbation of lymphedema, which becomes obvious in late stage II-III lymphedema. However, whether far-infrared radiation thermotherapy (FIRT) can cure lymphedema fibrosis is still lack of research. This research was to investigate the therapeutic effect of FIRT on tissue fibrosis in the treatment of Late stage II-III lymphedema. METHODS: Patients accepted only FIRT for a total of 20 sessions. The treatment session duration was 2 hours, and a stable machine temperature of 42°C was maintained throughout treatments...
September 29, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956970/lymphedema-leads-to-fat-deposition-in-muscle-and-decreased-muscle-water-volume-after-liposuction-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Mattias Hoffner, Pernilla Peterson, Sven Månsson, Håkan Brorson
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema leads to adipose tissue deposition. Water-fat magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can quantify and localize fat and water. The presence of excess fat and excess water/muscle in the subfascial compartment of the lymphedematous limb has not been investigated before. The aim of this study was to investigate epifascial and subfascial fat and water contents in patients with chronic lymphedema before and after liposuction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seven patients with arm lymphedema and six with leg lymphedema were operated on...
September 28, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945059/tissue-dielectric-constant-and-circumference-measurement-in-the-follow-up-of-treatment-related-changes-in-lower-limb-lymphedema
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Alper Tugral, Tuomas Viren, Yesim Bakar
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema of lower limbs is a chronic condition that requires life-long management. Therapeutic effect of Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy (CDP) is most often followed by circumference measurements (CM). However, the CM measurements are not specific to interstitial tissue fluid and have problems in sensitivity and objectivity. The aim of present study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of CDP with a new tissue water specific measurement technique, in patients with lower limb lymphedema (LLL)...
September 22, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
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/28901223/the-lymphatic-system-the-achilles-heel-of-the-fontan-kreutzer-circulation
#15
REVIEW
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/28894513/diagnostic-methods-risk-factors-prevention-and-management-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-past-present-and-future-directions
#16
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/28880710/serum-immune-proteins-in-limb-lymphedema-reflecting-tissue-processes-caused-by-lymph-stasis-and-chronic-dermato-lymphangio-adenitis-cellulitis
#17
Marzanna T Zaleska, Waldemar L Olszewski
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema of limbs affects a large mass of tissues. Pathological changes develop in skin and subcutaneous tissue. Bacterial retention in edema fluid is followed by chronic inflammatory reaction. The question arises whether the chronic processes affecting a large mass of limb tissues are reflected in the serum by appearance of specific proteins accumulating and subsequently absorbed from the lymphedematous tissues Aim: To measure the concentration of serum proteins (1) participating in cellular disintegration such as caspase 1, sFas, high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), and serpin, (2) cell growth regulating factors such as cortisol, human growth hormone, keratinocyte growth factor, and insulin-like growth factor (IGF), and (3) angiogenic and growth factors such as angiopoetins 1 and 2, adiponectin, leptin, and transforming growth factor beta...
September 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838560/skin-tumors-arising-on-chronic-lymphedema
#18
I Latour-Álvarez, C Vázquez-Rodríguez, M García-Bustínduy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 21, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835898/chronic-effects-of-resistance-training-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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REVIEW
Wanderson Divino Nilo Dos Santos, Paulo Gentil, Rafael Felipe de Moraes, João Batista Ferreira Júnior, Mário Hebling Campos, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Ruffo Freitas Júnior, Martim Bottaro, Carlos Alexandre Vieira
Objective. To analyse effects of resistance training (RT) in breast cancer survivors (BCS) and how protocols and acute variables were manipulated. Methods. Search was made at PubMed, Science Direct, and LILACS. All articles published between 2000 and 2016 were considered. Studies that met the following criteria were included: written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese; BCS who have undergone surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiotherapy; additional RT only; analysis of muscle performance, body mass composition (BMC), psychosocial parameters, or blood biomarkers...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831632/utilization-of-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-in-the-prevention-of-chronic-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema
#20
David I Kaufman, Chirag Shah, Frank A Vicini, Marisa Rizzi
BACKGROUND: This analysis was performed to assess the impact of early intervention following prospective surveillance using bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) to detect and manage breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL). METHODS: From 8/2010 to 12/2016, 206 consecutive patients were evaluated with BIS. The protocol included pre-operative assessment with L-Dex as well as post-operative assessments at regular intervals. Patients with L-Dex scores >10 from baseline were considered to have subclinical BCRL and were treated with over-the-counter (OTC) compression sleeve for 4 weeks...
August 22, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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