Lymphedema
July 2019 Issue
 
 
 

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Lymphedema abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Lymphedema. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Lymphedema. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

We will continue to update you with the latest scientific and clinical developments through the Medifocus Digest Alert on Lymphedema every 3 months. Thank you for your ongoing subscription to this publication.

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1:Frequency and risk factors for arm lymphedema after multimodal breast-conserving treatment of nodal positive breast Cancer - a long-term observation.
Authors:Rupp J, Hadamitzky C, Henkenberens C, Christiansen H, Steinmann D, Bruns F
Institution:Department of Radiation Oncology, Hannover Medical School (MHH), Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany. Hannover, Germany. Medical School, Hannover, Germany. Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany. Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany. Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany. Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany. Bruns.Frank@mh-hannover.de.
Journal:Radiat Oncol. 2019 Mar 7;14(1):39. doi: 10.1186/s13014-019-1243-y.

2:Surgical interventions for the prevention or treatment of lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment.
Authors:Markkula SP, Leung N, Allen VB, Furniss D
Institution:Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, PL 266, Helsinki, Finland, FIN-00029 HUS.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Feb 19;2:CD011433. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011433.pub2.

3:Non-contrast Magnetic Resonance Lymphangiography: an emerging technique for the study of lymphedema.
Authors:Cellina M, Oliva G, Menozzi A, Soresina M, Martinenghi C, Gibelli D
Institution:Department of Radiology, ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, Piazza Principessa Clotilde 3, 20121 Milan, Italy. Electronic address: michaela.cellina@asst-fbf-sacco.it. 3, 20121 Milan, Italy. Piazza Principessa Clotilde 3, 20121 Milan, Italy. Piazza Principessa Clotilde 3, 20121 Milan, Italy. Milan, Italy. via Mangiagalli 31, 20133 Milan, Italy.
Journal:Clin Imaging. 2019 Jan - Feb;53:126-133. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2018.10.006. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

4:Patient experience of head and neck lymphedema therapy: a qualitative study.
Authors:Deng J, Sinard RJ, Murphy B
Institution:School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 418 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, 19104-4217, USA. jiedeng@nursing.upenn.edu.
Journal:Support Care Cancer. 2019 May;27(5):1811-1823. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4428-2. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

5:"It still affects our economic situation": long-term economic burden of breast cancer and lymphedema.
Authors:Dean LT, Moss SL, Ransome Y, Frasso-Jaramillo L, Zhang Y, Visvanathan K, Nicholas LH, Schmitz KH
Institution:Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe St, E6650, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA. ldean9@jhu.edu. ldean9@jhu.edu. New York, NY, USA. Haven, CT, USA. Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe St, E6650, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA. Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, USA.
Journal:Support Care Cancer. 2019 May;27(5):1697-1708. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4418-4. Epub 2018 Aug 18.

6:Exercise-Loaded Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Lymphangiography for Diagnosing Lymphedema.
Authors:Matsumoto K, Shinaoka A, Yamada K, Kimata Y
Institution:Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan. School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan. Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan. Okayama, Japan. School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.
Journal:J Reconstr Microsurg. 2019 Feb;35(2):138-144. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1667366. Epub 2018 Aug 12.

7:Variability in compression pressure of multi-layer bandaging applied by lymphedema therapists.
Authors:Hara H, Hamanaka N, Yoshida M, Ikehata N, Tachibana S, Nakakawaji K, Mihara M
Institution:Department of Lymphatic and Reconstructive Surgery, JR Tokyo General Hospital, 2-1-3 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-8528, Japan. 2-1-3 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-8528, Japan. mihara.plasticsurgery@gmail.com.
Journal:Support Care Cancer. 2019 Mar;27(3):959-963. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4385-9. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

8:Patient perceptions of living with head and neck lymphoedema and the impacts to swallowing, voice and speech function.
Authors:Jeans C, Ward EC, Cartmill B, Vertigan AE, Pigott AE, Nixon JL, Wratten C
Institution:School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld, Australia. Lucia, Qld, Australia. District, Queensland Health, Buranda, Qld, Australia. District, Queensland Health, Buranda, Qld, Australia. Australia. Lambton Heights, NSW, Australia. NSW, Australia. Lambton, NSW, Australia. Australia. Australia.
Journal:Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2019 Jan;28(1):e12894. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12894. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

9:Penile lymphoedema: approach to investigation and management.
Authors:Shim TN, Doiron PR, Francis N, Minhas S, Muneer A, Hawkins D, Dinneen M, Bunker CB
Institution:Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Coventry, West Midlands, UK. Canada.
Journal:Clin Exp Dermatol. 2019 Jan;44(1):20-31. doi: 10.1111/ced.13609. Epub 2018 Jul 15.

10:Lymphedema symptoms and limb measurement changes in breast cancer survivors treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and axillary dissection: results of American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z1071 (Alliance) substudy.
Authors:Armer JM, Ballman KV, McCall L, Armer NC, Sun Y, Udmuangpia T, Hunt KK, Mittendorf EA, Byrd DR, Julian TB, Boughey JC
Institution:University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA. armer@missouri.edu. Boughey.Judy@mayo.edu.
Journal:Support Care Cancer. 2019 Feb;27(2):495-503. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4334-7. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

11:Health and economic benefits of advanced pneumatic compression devices in patients with phlebolymphedema.
Authors:Lerman M, Gaebler JA, Hoy S, Izhakoff J, Gullett L, Niecko T, Karaca-Mandic P, O'Donnell T, Rockson SG
Institution:Health Advances LLC, Weston, Mass. Minneapolis, Minn. Department of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass. Cardiovascular Research Center, Stanford, Calif. Electronic address: rockson@stanford.edu.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2019 Feb;69(2):571-580. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.04.028. Epub 2018 Jun 15.

12:Ileocecal vascularized lymph node transfer for the treatment of extremity lymphedema: A case report.
Authors:Ciudad P, Manrique OJ, Agko M, Liu EW, Chang WL, Sze-Wei Yeo M, Huang TC, Chilgar RM, Chen HC
Institution:Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Taichung, Taiwan. Minnesota. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
Journal:Microsurgery. 2019 Jan;39(1):81-84. doi: 10.1002/micr.30186. Epub 2017 May 24.

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