Lymphedema
January 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:Lymphedema and concomitant venous comorbidity in the extremity: Comprehensive evaluation, management strategy, and outcomes.
Authors:Sachanandani NS, Chu SY, Ho OA, Cheong CF, Lin MC, Cheng MH
Institution:Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Center for Tissue Engineering, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.; Department of Radiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2018 Nov;118(6):941-952. doi: 10.1002/jso.25237. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

2:Aquatic Exercise Training Outcomes on Functional Capacity, Quality of Life, and Lower Limb Lymphedema: Pilot Study.
Authors:Dionne A, Goulet S, Leone M, Comtois AS
Institution:1 Sports Centre, University of Quebec in Montreal , Montreal, Canada . Saguenay, Canada . Montreal, Canada .
Journal:J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Sep/Oct;24(9-10):1007-1009. doi: 10.1089/acm.2018.0041.

3:Lymph node transplantation for the treatment of lymphedema.
Authors:Gould DJ, Mehrara BJ, Neligan P, Cheng MH, Patel KM
Institution:Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Southern California, California. Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Washington.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct;118(5):736-742. doi: 10.1002/jso.25180. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

4:Immediate lymphatic reconstruction.
Authors:Johnson AR, Singhal D
Institution:Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct;118(5):750-757. doi: 10.1002/jso.25177. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

5:MR lymphography in patients with upper limb lymphedema: The GPS for feasibility and surgical planning for lympho-venous bypass.
Authors:Zeltzer AA, Brussaard C, Koning M, De Baerdemaeker R, Hendrickx B, Hamdi M, de Mey J
Institution:Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Brussels (VUB), Brussel, Belgium.; Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University Hospital Brussels (VUB), Brussel, Belgium.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2018 Sep;118(3):407-415. doi: 10.1002/jso.25145. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

6:Lymphovenous bypass for the treatment of lymphedema.
Authors:Garza RM, Chang DW
Institution:Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences, Chicago, Illinois.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct;118(5):743-749. doi: 10.1002/jso.25166. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

7:Mobilization of Fluids in the Intensive Treatment of Primary and Secondary Lymphedemas.
Authors:de Godoy JMP, Pereira de Godoy HJ, Gracino de Marqui T, Spessoto LC, Godoy MFG
Institution:Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Department, The Medicine School in Sao Jose do Rio Preto (FAMERP), CNPq (National Council for Research and Development), Sao Jose do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil. Clinica Godoy, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil. Clinica Godoy, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil. Brazil. Clinica Godoy, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil.
Journal:ScientificWorldJournal. 2018 May 10;2018:6537253. doi: 10.1155/2018/6537253. eCollection 2018.

8:Complex Therapy Physical alone or Associated with Strengthening Exercises in Patients with Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment: a Controlled Clinical Trial
Authors:Luz RPC, Simao Haddad CA, Rizzi SKLA, Elias S, Nazario ACP, Facina G
Institution:Department of Gynecology, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Email: roberta_pitta@hotmail.com
Journal:Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2018 May 26;19(5):1405-1410. doi: 10.22034/APJCP.2018.19.5.1405.

9:Understanding Patient Expectations of Lymphedema Surgery.
Authors:Fahradyan A, El-Sabawi B, Patel KM
Institution:Los Angeles, Calif. From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; and the Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Journal:Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jun;141(6):1550-1557. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004417.

10:Comparison of the effectiveness of complex decongestive therapy and compression bandaging as a method of treatment of lymphedema in the elderly.
Authors:Zasadzka E, Trzmiel T, Kleczewska M, Pawlaczyk M
Institution:Department of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland. of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland. of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland.
Journal:Clin Interv Aging. 2018 May 14;13:929-934. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S159380. eCollection 2018.

11:Vascularized lymph node transfer for treatment of extremity lymphedema: An overview of current controversies regarding donor sites, recipient sites and outcomes.
Authors:Pappalardo M, Patel K, Cheng MH
Institution:Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Sciences, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy. California, Los Angeles, California.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2018 Jun;117(7):1420-1431. doi: 10.1002/jso.25034. Epub 2018 Mar 24.

12:Effects of Kinesio Taping on breast cancer-related lymphedema: A meta-analysis in clinical trials.
Authors:Kasawara KT, Mapa JMR, Ferreira V, Added MAN, Shiwa SR, Carvas N Jr, Batista PA
Institution:a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , University of Campinas , Campinas , Brazil. Public Service , Sao Paulo , Brazil.
Journal:Physiother Theory Pract. 2018 May;34(5):337-345. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1419522. Epub 2018 Jan 8.

13:Long term effects of manual lymphatic drainage and active exercises on physical morbidities, lymphoscintigraphy parameters and lymphedema formation in patients operated due to breast cancer: A clinical trial.
Authors:Oliveira MMF, Gurgel MSC, Amorim BJ, Ramos CD, Derchain S, Furlan-Santos N, Dos Santos CC, Sarian LO
Institution:Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology- University of Campinas, School of Medicine, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.; Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, University of Campinas, School of Medicine, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Journal:PLoS One. 2018 Jan 5;13(1):e0189176. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189176. eCollection 2018.

14:The effect of relaxation techniques on edema, anxiety and depression in post-mastectomy lymphedema patients undergoing comprehensive decongestive therapy: A clinical trial.
Authors:Abbasi B, Mirzakhany N, Angooti Oshnari L, Irani A, Hosseinzadeh S, Tabatabaei SM, Haghighat S
Institution:School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Sciences, Tehran, Iran. University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Journal:PLoS One. 2018 Jan 5;13(1):e0190231. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190231. eCollection 2018.

15:Surgical Intervention for Lymphedema.
Authors:Gallagher K, Marulanda K, Gray S
Institution:Department of Surgery, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 7213, 1150 POB, 170 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7123, USA. Electronic address: Kristalyn_gallagher@med.unc.edu.
Journal:Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2018 Jan;27(1):195-215. doi: 10.1016/j.soc.2017.08.001.

16:Reconstruction of Massive Localized Lymphedema of the Scrotum: Results, Complications, and Quality of Life Improvements.
Authors:Wisenbaugh E, Moskowitz D, Gelman J
Institution:Department of Urology, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA. address: jgelman@uci.edu.
Journal:Urology. 2018 Feb;112:176-180. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.09.063. Epub 2016 Nov 16.

17:Comprehensive review of vascularized lymph node transfers for lymphedema: Outcomes and complications.
Authors:Scaglioni MF, Arvanitakis M, Chen YC, Giovanoli P, Chia-Shen Yang J, Chang EI
Institution:Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.; Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.; Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
Journal:Microsurgery. 2018 Feb;38(2):222-229. doi: 10.1002/micr.30079. Epub 2016 Jun 7.

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