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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705211/streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-due-to-streptococcus-dysgalactiae-subspecies-equisimilis-in-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-a-case-report
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Makoto Sumazaki, Fumi Saito, Hideaki Ogata, Miho Yoshida, Yorichika Kubota, Syunsuke Magoshi, Hironori Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer-related lymphedema often causes cellulitis and is one of the most common complications after breast cancer surgery. Streptococci are the major pathogens underlying such cellulitis. Among the streptococci, the importance of the Lancefield groups C and G is underappreciated; most cases involve Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis. Despite having a relatively weak toxicity compared with group A streptococci, Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis is associated with a mortality rate that is as high as that of group A streptococci in cases of invasive infection because Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis mainly affects elderly individuals who already have various comorbidities...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678084/magnetic-resonance-lymphography-at-9-4-t-using-a-gadolinium-based-nanoparticle-in-rats-investigations-in-healthy-animals-and-in-a-hindlimb-lymphedema-model
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Andreas Müller, Peter Fries, Bijan Jelvani, François Lux, Claudia E Rübe, Stephanie Kremp, Pietro Giovanoli, Arno Buecker, Michael D Menger, Matthias W Laschke, Florian S Frueh
OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance lymphography (MRL) in small animals is a promising but challenging tool in preclinical lymphatic research. In this study, we compared the gadolinium (Gd)-based nanoparticle AGuIX with Gd-DOTA for interstitial MRL in healthy rats and in a chronic rat hindlimb lymphedema model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comparative study with AGuIX and Gd-DOTA for interstitial MRL was performed in healthy Lewis rats (n = 6). For this purpose, 75 μL of 3 mM AGuIX (containing 30 mM Gd-DOTA side residues) and 75 μL 30 mM Gd-DOTA were injected simultaneously in the right and left hindlimbs...
July 3, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662302/cost-of-illness-of-patients-with-lymphedema
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M Gutknecht, K Herberger, K Klose, S Purwins, D Dietz, C Blome, M Augustin
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphedema is characterized by a continuous need for medical treatment, many comorbidities, and impaired quality of life. In Germany, about 4.5 million patients are affected by lymphedema. Thus, lymphedema causes high direct and indirect costs, even more in case of complications such as erysipelas and ulcers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determinate the costs of illness of community lymphedema patients living in the metropolitan area of Hamburg, Germany...
June 29, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654153/survivorship-and-the-chronic-cancer-patient-patterns-in-treatment-related-effects-follow-up-care-and-use-of-survivorship-care-plans
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Melissa A Frick, Carolyn C Vachani, Christina Bach, Margaret K Hampshire, Karen Arnold-Korzeniowski, James M Metz, Christine E Hill-Kayser
BACKGROUND: The survivorship needs of patients living with chronic cancer (CC) and their use of survivorship care plans (SCPs) have been overlooked and underappreciated. METHODS: A convenience sample of 39,088 SCPs completed for cancer survivors with an Internet-based SCP tool was examined; it included 5847 CC survivors (15%; CC was defined as chronic leukemia and/or recurrent/metastatic cancer of another nature). Patient-reported treatment effects and follow-up care patterns were compared between CC survivors and survivors treated with curative intent (CI)...
June 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637621/gata2-deficiency-and-related-myeloid-neoplasms
#5
Marcin W Wlodarski, Matthew Collin, Marshall S Horwitz
The GATA2 gene codes for a hematopoietic transcription factor that through its two zinc fingers (ZF) can occupy GATA-DNA motifs in a countless number of genes. It is crucial for the proliferation and maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells. During the past 5 years, germline heterozygous mutations in GATA2 were reported in several hundred patients with various phenotypes ranging from mild cytopenia to severe immunodeficiency involving B cells, natural killer cells, CD4(+) cells, monocytes and dendritic cells (MonoMAC/DCML), and myeloid neoplasia...
April 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633618/specialized-consultations-in-a-hospital-based-referral-center-for-patients-suspected-of-having-limb-lymphedema-impact-on-diagnosis
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Stéphane Vignes, Florence Vidal, Maria Arrault
Lymphedema, a chronic debilitating disease, is not always easily diagnosed. A total of 254 new patients ((217 women, 37 men), median (Q1-Q3) age 61 (46-72) years) were referred for suspected limb lymphedema to an exclusively lymphedema-dedicated department for a first consultation (January - March 2015) were included; among 118 with upper limb involvement, 100 (84.7%) were diagnosed with post-breast cancer therapy and four with primary lymphedemas; among 136 with lower limb involvement, 31 (22.8%) were diagnosed with primary lymphedemas and 35 (25...
June 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570585/prevalence-of-depression-and-associated-clinical-and-socio-demographic-factors-in-people-living-with-lymphatic-filariasis-in-plateau-state-nigeria
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MULTICENTER STUDY
James Obindo, Jibril Abdulmalik, Emeka Nwefoh, Michael Agbir, Charles Nwoga, Aishatu Armiya'u, Francis Davou, Kurkat Maigida, Emmanuel Otache, Ajuma Ebiloma, Samuel Dakwak, John Umaru, Elisha Samuel, Christopher Ogoshi, Julian Eaton
BACKGROUND: Lymphatic filariasis is a chronic, disabling and often disfiguring condition that principally impacts the world's poorest people. In addition to the well-recognised physical disability associated with lymphedema and hydrocele, affected people often experience rejection, stigma and discrimination. The resulting emotional consequences are known to impact on the quality of life and the functioning of the affected individuals. However, the management of this condition has focused on prevention and treatment through mass drug administration, with scant attention paid to the emotional impact of the condition on affected individuals...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570462/visualization-of-accessory-lymphatic-pathways-in-secondary-upper-extremity-lymphedema-using-indocyanine-green-lymphography
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Kensuke Tashiro, Shuji Yamashita, Isao Koshima, Shimpei Miyamoto
INTRODUCTION: The anatomical variations in accessory lymphatic pathways around the axillary region may work as a drainage route for excess lymphatic fluid accumulation in secondary upper extremity lymphedema. In this report, accessory lymphatic pathways extending to the shoulder, neck, and breast regions in secondary upper extremity lymphedema patients are shown using indocyanine green (ICG) lymphography. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2012 and May 2015, 30 limbs of 29 patients with upper extremity lymphedema after malignant tumor resection were evaluated...
May 31, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556023/index-report-of-cutaneous-angiosarcomas-with-strong-positivity-for-tyrosinase-mimicking-melanoma-with-further-evaluation-of-melanocytic-markers-in-a-large-angiosarcoma-series
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Alicia Leon-Castillo, John S A Chrisinger, Gauri Panse, Rashmi T Samdani, Davis R Ingram, Vinod Ravi, Victor G Prieto, Wei-Lien Wang, Alexander J Lazar
Cutaneous angiosarcoma can be challenging to diagnose particularly when they are poorly vasoformative and on biopsies. We report a case of a cutaneous angiosarcoma with strong positivity for tyrosinase, the first to our knowledge, initially misdiagnosed as melanoma. We subsequently evaluated the reactivity of panmelanocytic cocktail (tyrosinase, HMB-45 and melan-A), SOX10, tyrosinase and MITF in a large tissue microarray (TMA) of angiosarcoma. The TMA included 142 cases of angiosarcomas (29 cutaneous, 22 primary breast, 41 post-radiation breast, 15 visceral, 26 deep soft tissue and bone, 5 chronic lymphedema-associated and 4 angiosarcomas arising in other sarcomas)...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538886/cutaneous-angiosarcoma-report-of-three-different-and-typical-cases-admitted-in-a-unique-dermatology-clinic
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Aline Neves Freitas Cabral, Rafael Henrique Rocha, Ana Cristina Vervloet do Amaral, Karina Bittencourt Medeiros, Paulo Sérgio Emerich Nogueira, Lucia Martins Diniz
Angiosarcoma is a rare and aggressive tumor with high rates of metastasis and relapse. It shows a particular predilection for the skin and superficial soft tissues. We report three distinct and typical cases of angiosarcoma that were diagnosed in a single dermatology clinic over the course of less than a year: i) Angiosarcoma in lower limb affected by chronic lymphedema, featuring Stewart-Treves syndrome; ii) a case of the most common type of angiosarcoma loated in the scalp and face of elderly man and; iii) a skin Angiosarcoma in previously irradiated breast...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538870/liquid-silicone-used-for-esthetic-purposes-as-a-potentiator-for-occurrence-of-post-radiotherapy-genital-lymphedema-case-report
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Raíssa Quaiatti Antonelli, Davi Reis Calderoni, Igor Ferreira Garcia, Rafael Fantelli Stelini, Adriano Fregonesi, Paulo Kharmandayan
CONTEXT: Lymphedema consists of extracellular fluid retention caused by lymphatic obstruction. In chronic forms, fat and fibrous tissue accumulation is observed. Genital lymphedema is a rare condition in developed countries and may have primary or acquired etiology. It generally leads to urinary, sexual and social impairment. Clinical treatment usually has low effectiveness, and surgical resection is frequently indicated. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a male-to-female transgender patient who was referred for treatment of chronic genital lymphedema...
March 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538749/complications-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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Joyce T Yuan, Haley B Naik
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by recurrent painful nodules and abscesses involving intertriginous areas. Repeated episodes of profound inflammation in HS can lead to a number of complications, causing significant morbidity and decreasing quality of life. Complications of HS may affect the skin alone or may have systemic impact. Cutaneous complications of HS include sinus tracts, fistulae, scarring and contractures, squamous cell carcinoma, and lymphedema...
June 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514220/case-242-radiation-induced-angiosarcoma
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Meredith Disharoon, Kamilia F Kozlowski, Jessica M Kaniowski
History In 2004, this woman received a diagnosis of invasive mammillary carcinoma, tubular variant, strongly positive for estrogen and progesterone receptors. Her lesion was found at screening mammography performed at an outside institution when she was 59 years old. She underwent partial mastectomy, with partial axillary node dissection and sentinel node mapping. A 0.6 × 0.5 cm Nottingham grade 1 infiltrating ductal carcinoma was removed from the right upper outer quadrant, margins were free of tumor, and there was no angiolymphatic invasion...
June 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493139/-lipedema-up-to-date-of-a%C3%A2-long-forgotten-disease
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REVIEW
Uwe Wollina
Lipedema is a chronic disorder of subcutaneous adipose tissue of unknown etiology not uncommon among post-puberty women. The disease has a negative impact on self-esteem, mobility, and quality of life. Lipedema is characterized by symmetrical, disfiguring hyperplastic adipose tissue combined with bruising and pain. Untreated lipedema fosters osteoarthritis, secondary lymphedema, limited mobility, and psychosocial stigmatization. Treatment consists of conservative complex decongestive therapy and surgery by microcannular tumescent liposuction...
May 10, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490340/morbidity-and-oncologic-outcome-after-saphenous-vein-sparing-inguinal-lymphadenectomy-in-melanoma-patients
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Johannes Baur, Katrin Mathe, Anja Gesierich, Gerhard Weyandt, Armin Wiegering, Christoph-Thomas Germer, Martin Gasser, Jörg O W Pelz
BACKGROUND: Inguinal lymph node dissection (LND) is a surgical procedure with a high morbidity rate. Variations in surgical procedure, such as sparing of the saphenous vein, have been proposed to reduce surgical morbidity. While sparing of the saphenous vein has shown promising results in earlier studies, data for this procedure in melanoma patients are rare. In this retrospective study, we report 10-year findings on the effects of saphenous vein-sparing LND on surgical morbidity and oncologic outcomes in melanoma patients...
May 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479437/modified-mouse-models-of-chronic-secondary-lymphedema-tail-and-hind-limb-models
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Heungman Jun, Ji Yoon Lee, Ji Hun Kim, Minsu Noh, Tae-Won Kwon, Yong-Pil Cho, Young-Sup Yoon
BACKGROUND: Postsurgical secondary lymphedema is usually a progressive and lifelong condition lacking any curative treatment. The aim of this study was to develop new, simple surgical mouse models of chronic lymphedema, better simulating chronic nature of human postsurgical lymphedema. METHODS: Two experimental mouse models of secondary lymphedema were created surgically without radiation by modifications of the previously described methods: the tail model and the hind limb model...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434105/far-infrared-ray-for-treating-chronic-lower-extremity-lymphedema-with-dermatolymphangioadenitis-a-postoperative-complication-of-gynecological-tumor-resection
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Ke Li, Heng Xu, Ning Fei Liu, Parviz Sadigh, Verity Evans, Yi Xin Zhang
PURPOSE: Lower extremity lymphedema is regarded as a relatively common postoperative complication and is often accompanied with dermatolymphangioadenitis (DLA). This study combines clinical assessment and laboratory investigation to explore therapeutic effects of far-infrared radiation (FIR) therapy for chronic lower extremity lymphedema accompanied with DLA, occurring after gynecological tumor resection. METHODS: Patients who met inclusion and exclusion criteria would be enrolled...
June 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355890/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-expressive-writing-in-breast-cancer-survivors-with-lymphedema
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Stephanie J Sohl, Mary S Dietrich, Kenneth A Wallston, Sheila H Ridner
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer survivors who develop lymphedema report poorer quality of life (QoL) than those without lymphedema. Expressive writing is a potential intervention to address QoL. DESIGN: Adult women (N = 107) with breast cancer and chronic Stage II lymphedema were randomised to writing about thoughts and feelings specific to lymphedema and its treatment (intervention) or about daily activities (control) for four, 20-min sessions. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Outcome measures were several indicators of QoL assessed at baseline, one, three, and six months post-intervention (total scores and subscales of Upper Limb Lymphedema 27 and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast)...
July 2017: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350684/current-concepts-in-the-surgical-management-of-lymphedema
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Theodore A Kung, Manish C Champaneria, Jeffrey H Maki, Peter C Neligan
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Discuss the key points in diagnosing lymphedema. 2. Understand the imaging modalities that facilitate diagnosis and surgical planning. 3. Appreciate the indications for both physiologic and ablative procedures. 4. Recognize the potential role of lymphaticovenular anastomosis and vascularized lymph node transfer in the treatment of patients with lymphedema. SUMMARY: Lymphedema is an incurable disease caused by insufficient lymphatic drainage leading to abnormal accumulation of interstitial fluid within the soft tissues...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337783/primary-cutaneous-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-with-intralymphatic-involvement-associated-with-chronic-lymphedema
#20
Peiyuan Fan, Lin Nong, Jingru Sun, Xiaoqing Liu, Marshall E Kadin, Ting Li, Ping Tu, Yang Wang
Chronic lymphedema predisposes to develop malignant cutaneous tumors, including angiosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma and B-cell lymphoma. T-cell malignancy has rarely been associated with chronic lymph stasis. Here, we report a case of primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (pcALCL) with lymphatic spread associated with chronic lymphedema. The patient is a 56-year-old man who received orchiectomy and right inguinal lymphadenectomy for malignant seminoma 10 years ago, which led to prominent lymphedema of the right leg...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
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