Evidence-based practice in the management of lower limb lymphedema after gynecological cancer.

CONCLUSIONS: Although LLL is more or as frequent and detrimental as upper limb lymphedema post-cancer treatment, there are only a few studies about this subject. Publications are even scarcer when considering studies with interventional approach. Randomized controlled trials are necessary to support rehabilitation resources on lymphedema post-gynecological cancer treatment. PMID: 27918865 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

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Condition:   Lymphedema, Secondary Interventions:   Other: Physical therapy treatment;   Behavioral: Lifestyle treatment Sponsors:   Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences;   Montebellosenteret, Mesnali, Norway Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: Axillary reverse mapping is a minimally invasive technique that can be performed during axillary lymph-node dissection, helping to prevent the subsequent development of arm lymphedema. Trial registration: #SCURCTN3276, retrospectively registered on 11 April 2017 at Research Ethics Committee at the Faculty of medicine-Suez Canal University. PMID: 31807140 [PubMed]
Source: Patient Safety in Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Patient Saf Surg Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Intermittent pneumatic compression seems to add no benefit when combined with complex decongestive treatment of lymphoedema, but, may be functional in reducing the sensations of heaviness and tightness for the patients with pitting oedema. PMID: 31795748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although PBMT demonstrated a slight improvement in reducing arm circumference and arm volume, the results of our meta-analysis did not show significant benefits in relieving of lymphoedema. Further trials are needed to recruit more participants, and to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of PBMT in management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema. PMID: 31780036 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study to assess patient-reported LEL after SLN mapping for endometrial cancer. SLN mapping was independently associated with a significantly lower prevalence of patient-reported LEL. High BMI and adjuvant EBRT were associated with an increased prevalence of patient-reported LEL. PMID: 31780238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
The objective of this review is to discuss current modalities and devices as well as highlight promising advancements intended to aid in diagnosing secondary lymp hedema in breast cancer patients.Recent FindingsImaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can offer high resolution of the lymphatics but are expensive and time-consuming. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is an alternative that reveals organ function as opposed to organ structure. Other imaging methods, such as color duplex ultrasound (CDU), laser scanner 3D (LS3D), and dual-energy X-ray absorptiome...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This article covers the common functional impairments experienced by cancer survivors and the treatment strategies used in cancer rehabilitation. Application of these services can enhance the ongoing care for cancer survivors.
Source: Medical Clinics of North America - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Lymphedema of Upper Limb;   Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Intervention:   Combination Product: bupivacaine and triamcinolone Sponsor:   Marmara University Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Breast Cancer;   Breast Cancer Lymphedema;   Pain;   Pain, Postoperative;   Pain, Chronic;   Mastectomy; Lymphedema;   Breast Surgery Interventions:   Other: Single rehabilitative treatment;   Other: Group rehabilitative treatment Sponsor:   University of Roma La Sapienza Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Lymphedema of Upper Limb;   Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Intervention:   Combination Product: bupivacaine and triamcinolone Sponsor:   Marmara University Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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