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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930381/chronic-localized-fibrosing-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-associated-with-lymphedema-intralymphatic-and-intravascular-lymphocytosis-and-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-a-case-report-of-unilateral-erythema-elevatum-diutinum
#1
Juliana Atallah, Juan C Garces, Enrique Loayza, John A Carlson
One of the pathogenic causes of cutaneous inflammatory pseudotumors is chronic localized fibrosing leukocytoclastic vasculitis (CLFLCV), a vasculitic reaction pattern seen in granuloma faciale (GF), a localized vasculitis, and erythema elevatum diutinum (EED), a generalized vasculitis. Patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) are at risk for a diverse spectrum of cutaneous neutrophilic dermatoses such as EED. Herein, we report a 74-year-old man who presented with a large ulcerative, fungating tumor affecting the right flexor ankle caused by CLFLCV...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920709/shoulder-pain-after-fall-septic-shock-and-pyomyositis-associated-with-breast-cancer-chemotherapy-and-lymphedema
#2
Hiromitsu Kitayama, Junko Sugiyama, Michiaki Hirayama, Yosihiro Onada, Yasushi Tsuji
BACKGROUND: As a symptom of pyomyositis, sepsis usually follows local inflammation signs. Here, we report pyomyositis with lymphedema of upper extremity in which septic shock and poor local findings initially presented during chemotherapy for breast cancer. CASE REPORT: An 80-year-old woman presented with chronic right shoulder pain during chemotherapy for the recurrent disease. She had a history of postmastectomy lymphedema, diabetes mellitus, and repeated hyaluronic acid injections to the shoulder joint...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918865/evidence-based-practice-in-the-management-of-lower-limb-lymphedema-after-gynecological-cancer
#3
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
#4
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/27870714/robotic-assisted-video-endoscopic-inguinal-lymphadenectomy-in-carcinoma-vulva-our-experiences-and-intermediate-results
#5
Vandana Jain, Rupinder Sekhon, Shveta Giri, Nahida Hassan, Kanika Batra, Swati H Shah, Sudhir Rawal
OBJECTIVES: To describe the technique of robotic-assisted video endoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy (R-VEIL) in patients with carcinoma vulva and discuss the advantages of the technique and oncological outcome. METHODS: Twelve patients of squamous cell cancer of vulva underwent 22 R-VEIL procedures from February 2011 to February 2015. Their preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative data were retrospectively analysed. RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 61 years (range, 32-78 years)...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862787/two-diseases-one-remedy-systemic-amyloidosis-secondary-to-hidradenitis-suppurativa-treatment-with-infliximab
#6
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
#7
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/27795793/-stewart-treves-syndrome-a-rare-complication-of-chronic-lymphedema
#8
Sanaa Krich, Fatima Zahra Mernissi
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2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784526/abdominal-elephantiasis-nostras-verrucosa-an-underrecognized-disorder
#9
Derek Ho, Eve J Lowenstein
Case 1 A 60-year-old African American man presented with a medical history of morbid obesity (weighing more than 550 lb), benign prostatic hyperplasia, hyperlipidemia, gynecomastia, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, psoriasis, sleep apnea, and cardiomegaly. His size has limited his ability to clean himself properly. He experiences chronic and recurrent skin irritation and cellulitis possibly secondary to intertriginous superinfection, lymphedema, and venous stasis. On examination, his abdomen showed heavy skinfolding with hyperpigmentation, cobblestone and velvety changes, thickening and fibrotic induration of the skin, focal areas of redness, and tenderness on palpation (Figure 1A and 1B)...
2016: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764966/the-impact-of-comorbidity-on-the-relationship-between-life-stress-and-health-related-quality-of-life-for-chinese-and-korean-american-breast-cancer-survivors
#10
Jung-Won Lim
OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to (1) identify the occurrence of comorbidities among Chinese- and Korean-American breast cancer survivors (BCS), (2) examine whether health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores varied with the occurrence of specific comorbidities, and (3) investigate the mediating effect of comorbidities on the relationship between life stress and HRQOL. DESIGN: Data were drawn from the parent study, a cross-sectional study investigating HRQOL in 86 Chinese- and 71 Korean-American BCS in Southern California...
October 21, 2016: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746875/angiosarcoma-a-case-report-of-gingival-disease-with-both-palatine-tonsils-localization
#11
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/27737976/follow-up-after-treatment-for-breast-cancer-practical-guide-to-survivorship-care-for-family-physicians
#12
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730656/atypical-retiform-hemangioendothelioma-arising-in-a-patient-with-milroy-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Aileen Grace P Arriola, Laura A Taylor, Eseosa Asemota, Markus D Boos, David E Elder, Kristy L Weber, Robert G Micheletti, Paul J Zhang
Retiform hemangioendothelioma (RH) is a rare vascular neoplasm with a high rate of local recurrence and low metastatic potential. We describe an unusual case of RH in a 45-year-old patient with Milroy disease, with a prominent solid component diffusely involving a chronic lymphedematous leg. This case is consistent with the postulated relationship between lymphedema and vascular neoplasms developing as a result of local immune dysfunction, and highlights the need to closely monitor patients with Milroy disease for pathologic changes...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698469/high-resolution-3d-volumetry-versus-conventional-measuring-techniques-for-the-assessment-of-experimental-lymphedema-in-the-mouse-hindlimb
#14
Florian S Frueh, Christina Körbel, Laura Gassert, Andreas Müller, Epameinondas Gousopoulos, Nicole Lindenblatt, Pietro Giovanoli, Matthias W Laschke, Michael D Menger
Secondary lymphedema is a common complication of cancer treatment characterized by chronic limb swelling with interstitial inflammation. The rodent hindlimb is a widely used model for the evaluation of novel lymphedema treatments. However, the assessment of limb volume in small animals is challenging. Recently, high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) imaging modalities have been introduced for rodent limb volumetry. In the present study we evaluated the validity of microcomputed tomography (μCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound in comparison to conventional measuring techniques...
October 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686553/myc-amplification-in-angiosarcomas-arising-in-the-setting-of-chronic-lymphedema-of-morbid-obesity
#15
David Harker, Michael Jennings, Patrick McDonough, Melissa Mauskar, Stephanie Savory, Gregory A Hosler, Travis Vandergriff
BACKGROUND: Angiosarcoma is a malignancy of vascular endothelial cells which may arise secondarily as a complication of lymphedema, including chronic lymphedema of morbid obesity. Amplifications in MYC are frequently present in secondary angiosarcoma (arising in irradiated sites and chronic lymphedema) and less frequently in primary cutaneous angiosarcoma. OBJECTIVE: To describe the presence of MYC amplifications in two cases of cutaneous angiosarcoma secondary to chronic lymphedema of morbid obesity...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673568/intrarater-reliability-of-tonometry-and-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-to-measure-tissue-compressibility-and-extracellular-fluid-in-the-legs-of-healthy-young-people-in-australia-and-myanmar
#16
Janet Douglass, Patricia Graves, Susan Gordon
BACKGROUND: Measurements of tissue compressibility and extracellular fluid (ECF) are used to monitor progression of lymphedema, a chronic swelling of the subcutaneous tissue. Later stages of lymphedema are characterized by fibrotic induration in the subcutis and hyperkeratosis of the skin. Several devices are available to measure these changes, but previous reliability and validity studies have been conducted primarily on adult women with unilateral arm lymphedema using contralateral limbs as controls...
September 27, 2016: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638996/patterns-of-pediatric-venous-disease
#17
Elizabeth A Andraska, Danielle C Horne, Danielle N Campbell, Jonathan L Eliason, Thomas W Wakefield, Dawn M Coleman
BACKGROUND: The spectrum of chronic venous disease (CVD) is well documented in adults; clinical guidelines standardize diagnosis and treatment. There is a paucity of data published commenting on pediatric CVD exclusive of Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome (KTS) and post-thrombotic syndrome. METHODS: This study aimed to define patterns of pediatric venous disease. All venous reflux studies performed on patients <18 years of age between January 2012 and June 2014 were reviewed...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590738/cost-of-a-lymphedema-treatment-mandate-10-years-of-experience-in-the-commonwealth-of-virginia
#18
Robert Weiss
Treatment of chronic illness accounts for over 90 % of Medicare spending. Chronic lymphedema places over 3 million Americans at risk of recurrent cellulitis. Health insurers and legislators have taken an active role in fighting attempts to mandate the treatment of lymphedema for fear that provision of the physical therapy and compression materials would result in large and uncontrollable claim costs. The author knows of no open source of lymphedema treatment cost data based on population coverage or claims...
December 2016: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586634/lymphatic-imaging-to-assess-rheumatoid-flare-mechanistic-insights-and-biomarker-potential
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REVIEW
Homaira Rahimi, Richard Bell, Echoe M Bouta, Ronald W Wood, Lianping Xing, Christopher T Ritchlin, Edward M Schwarz
UNLABELLED: Proliferation of draining lymphatic vessels coupled with dynamic changes in lymph node volume and flow are characteristic features in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Furthermore, impaired lymph egress from inflamed synovium is associated with joint flare in murine models of inflammatory-erosive arthritis. Unfortunately, advances towards a greater understanding of lymphatic changes in RA pathogenesis have been slow due to the absence of outcome measures to quantify lymphatic function in vivo...
September 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573626/economic-costs-and-benefits-of-a-community-based-lymphedema-management-program-for-lymphatic-filariasis-in-odisha-state-india
#20
Eileen Stillwaggon, Larry Sawers, Jonathan Rout, David Addiss, LeAnne Fox
Lymphatic filariasis afflicts 68 million people in 73 countries, including 17 million persons living with chronic lymphedema. The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis aims to stop new infections and to provide care for persons already affected, but morbidity management programs have been initiated in only 24 endemic countries. We examine the economic costs and benefits of alleviating chronic lymphedema and its effects through a simple limb-care program. For Khurda District, Odisha State, India, we estimated lifetime medical costs and earnings losses due to chronic lymphedema and acute dermatolymphangioadenitis (ADLA) with and without a community-based limb-care program...
October 5, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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