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Liposuction Can Reduce Lymphedema - Related Swelling
Case report describes beneficial effect for three patients with lymphedema affecting the leg or arm (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Liposuction May Ease Swelling in Cancer Patients
Harvard researchers used the surgical technique to remove fat from just underneath the skin in three people with the condition. Two of the patients had lymphedema as a side effect of cancer treatment. The other one had a naturally developing form of lymphedema. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liposuction May Ease Limb Swelling in Cancer Patients
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer--Living with Cancer, Lymphedema (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liposuction May Ease Limb Swelling in Cancer Patients
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 -- Liposuction may help people with lymphedema -- a painful, disfiguring swelling of the arms, hands, legs or feet. Harvard researchers used the surgical technique to remove fat from just underneath the skin in three people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Common Is Hereditary Angioedema?
Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and oth...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Reducing lymphedema risk with exercise
Many breast cancer patients worry about complications of treatment, one of which is?lymphedema, or swelling of the arms after surgery or radiation. Exercise has been thought to possibly trigger or make lymphedema worse, so some heath care providers recommend that their patients avoid exercise. However, Dr. Sarah McLaughlin, a Mayo Clinic surgeon, says exercise may [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The human brain contains 'waste pipes,' study reveals
A landmark study from the NIH now confirms that the human brain has its own lymphatic vessels that 'drain out' excess fluid leaked by blood vessels. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Lymphedema risk is not just about surgery
Many women diagnosed with breast cancer have surgery as part of their treatment. Removing lymph nodes along with breast tissue increases the risk of lymphedema, or swelling of the arm. Dr. Judy Boughey, a Mayo Clinic surgeon, says surgery is not the only cause of lymphedema. https://youtu.be/aFeo3UoKl80 Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
happens every October and is a month which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about  the disease. Cochrane Breast Cancer's objective is to provide the best source of accurate and up-to-date information, especially about the prevention, early detection, treatments, follow-up care, and supportive practices for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Their Cochrane Reviews continue to be an integral part of national and international clinical best practice guidelines and their development of Plain Language Summaries provide evidence topolicymakers and members of the ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

World's first super-microsurgery operation with 'robot hands'
(Maastricht University Medical Center) Plastic surgeons at Maastricht University Medical Center have used a robotic device to surgically treat lymphedema in a patient. This is the world's first super-microsurgical intervention with 'robot hands'. The surgeons used the robotic device to suture vessels of 0.3 to 0.8 millimeter in the arm of the patient. The robotic device, created by Eindhoven company Microsure, enhances the surgeon's precision, making this type of procedure easier to perform. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tactile Medical shareholders ready $109 million offering
Tactile Systems Technology said this week that its investors have priced a new offering, looking to raise approximately $109 million. In the offering, investors in the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company will look to offer 3.3 million shares of common stock at approximately $33 per share. The offering will also include an underwriters option to purchase an additional 495,000 shares, which could bring in an additional $16.3 million. Tactile said it will receive no proceeds from the offering, which is expected to close today. William Blair & Co. and Piper Jaffray & Co. are acting as joint book runners, with Cannaco...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Tactile Systems Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Yellow nail syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Yellow nail syndrome is a complex, potentially painful disorder. In this article, learn about the potential causes and risk factors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

ImpediMed shares rise on FDA nod for Sozo system
Australian medtech developer ImpediMed saw shares rise as much as 9.7% after it said it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Sozo bioimpedance spectroscopy platform. The Sozo system is designed to non-invasively measure and monitor fluid status and body composition using the company’s L-Dex lateral lymphedema assessment system. “We are delighted to receive this FDA clearance for Sozo in the US. Sozo makes it far simpler for cancer patients to be monitored for lymphoedema via their L-Dex score and significantly streamlines the patient flow within the cancer clinic. This clearance puts us ahead of schedule for o...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance ImpediMed Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lymphangioma: Diagnosis and treatment
A lymphangioma is a type of swelling usually found on the neck or head. In this article, learn about the causes, symptoms, and how it is treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Axillary web syndrome: Symptoms and treatment
Axillary web syndrome is a condition that is most commonly caused by surgery for breast cancer. Learn about the symptoms, and how it can be treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Kathy Bates Reflects on Life With Lymphedema
Award-winning actor and cancer survivor Kathy Bates shares her new outlook on life. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction for Breast-Cancer-Related Lymphedema Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction for Breast-Cancer-Related Lymphedema
The addition of microvascular breast reconstruction to lymphedema microsurgery does not improve breast-cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL), according to results of a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Melbourne mother has 26 PINTS of fat drained from her legs
Nola Young, 59, from Melbourne, was ignored by doctors who spent decades telling her she was just overweight. She was eventually diagnosed with lipoedema and lymphoedema. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impedimed wins CE Mark for Sozo monitoring system
Australian medtech developer ImpediMed said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Sozo bioimpedance spectroscopy platform. The Sozo system is designed to non-invasively measure and monitor fluid status and body composition using the company’s L-Dex lateral lymphedema assessment system. With the clearance, the Sozo platform is indicated for use as a bioimpedance spectroscopy platform for use in hospitals, clinics and in patient’s homes under a clinician’s direction, the company said. “Obtaining CE Mark for multiple indications for the Sozo platform is a pivotal regulat...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance ImpediMed Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Armpit pain: Common causes and treatments
In this article, we look at a number of conditions which can cause pain in the armpit, including swollen lymph nodes, skin conditions, and cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Tactile Systems launches Flexitouch lymphedema device
Tactile Systems Technology said today it launched its Flexitouch device designed to treat lymphedema of the head and neck, touting it as the 1st and only pneumatic compression therapy approved for the condition. The Flexitouch device is designed to use pneumatic compression to stimulate the lymphatic system to deliver non-invasive, self-delivered therapy for lymphedema, which is a common result of head and neck cancer and their treatments, the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company said.   “We are thrilled with these positive results demonstrating that the Flexitouch system can help head and neck lymphedema patie...
Source: Mass Device - May 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Pain Management Tactile Systems Technology Source Type: news

Papers of note in Science Translational Medicine 9 (389)
This week’s articles highlight how tumor-associated macrophages limit the efficacy of PD-1–targeted checkpoint therapy and show that an anti-inflammatory drug may be used to treat lymphedema. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Leukotriene B4 Is Promising Drug Target for Tx of Lymphedema
Ketoprofen prevents tissue injury, fluid build - up by blocking leukotriene B4, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Hope for 1st Drug Against Lymphedema, a Cancer Complication
Title: Hope for 1st Drug Against Lymphedema, a Cancer ComplicationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hope for 1st Drug Against Lymphedema
Mouse study offers clues to ease the painful, swollen limb condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New understanding of lymphedema may lead to treatment
Researchers say they have found the underlying mechanism of lymphedema, a painful condition cancer patients often experience, which may lead to a treatment for it. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for 1st Drug Against Lymphedema, a Cancer Complication
Mouse study offers clues to ease the painful, swollen limb condition (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Research, News, Source Type: news

Hope for 1st Drug Against Lymphedema, a Cancer Complication
WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 -- Many cancer patients, especially those who've undergone breast cancer treatment, experience painful, swollen limbs, a condition called lymphedema. Now researchers say they've found an underlying mechanism that could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hope for 1st Drug Against Lymphedema, a Cancer Complication
Mouse study offers clues to ease the painful, swollen limb condition (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - May 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mesenteric adenitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
In this article, learn about mesenteric adenitis, which is also known as mesenteric lymphadenitis. How is it diagnosed and what treatments are available? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Surgery Not Only Culprit in Breast Cancer Lymphedema
(MedPage Today) -- RT, chemo add to total burden (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Lymphedema Related to Multimodality Treatment
Results of a new study suggest that breast cancer –related lymphedema is strongly associated with multimodality treatment, including chemotherapy, and not axillary node surgery alone. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

Lymphedema Is'Multimodal Insult,' Say Breast Surgeons Lymphedema Is'Multimodal Insult,' Say Breast Surgeons
Most clinicians are unaware that chemotherapy also adds to the risk for chronic arm swelling and discomfort, say experts. A new study evaluates the impact of a variety of factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Armpit lumps: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Armpit lumps are usually harmless and caused by a swollen lymph node or gland, but sometimes they indicate a more serious condition. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Researchers study patients' genetic and susceptibility risk factors for lymphedema
Genetic variations may be one of the important factors that influence breast cancer survivors'responses to the inflammatory processes and vulnerability to lymphedema. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NYU researchers study patients' genetic and susceptibility risk factors for lymphedema
(New York University) Genetic variations may be one of the important factors that influence breast cancer survivors' responses to the inflammatory processes and vulnerability to lymphedema. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Exercise Does Not Prevent Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Exercise Does Not Prevent Lymphedema in Breast Cancer
A new randomized trial found that exercise did not prevent lymphedema in breast cancer patients, although adherence was poor.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Actress Kathy Bates to be honored at Research!America's Advocacy Awards Dinner
(Research!America) Kathy Bates, award-winning actress and Lymphatic Education& Research Network (LE&RN) spokesperson, will receive Research!America's Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion for raising the visibility of lymphedema and lymphatic diseases and advocating tirelessly on behalf of the patient community. The Rosenfeld Award is presented to individuals who have worked to effectively deliver medical or other health-related research advocacy messages to the public. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Man whose 4 STONE leg left him unable to work and causes him excruciating pain
Boonthing Namphet, 42, from Thailand, is believed to have suffered from lymphoedema for 10 years. But a monk, who is famous for bringing aid to the poor, has appealed for help through social media. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother describes painful chronic lymphoedema cause leg to swell to 30 kilos
Mother-of-two Helen Madden, from NSW, has a condition that has caused her left leg to swell to 30 kilos. The condition flared up after treatment for life-threatening cancer 14 years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JCO releases new sentinel node biopsy guidelines
Sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer patients is a safe alternative to full...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASCO releases updated breast RT guideline The good, the bad, and the ugly about breast ultrasound ASTRO: Rad therapy doesn't increase lymphedema risk ARRS: Positive USNB cases need axillary dissection SPECT/CT may reduce lymphedema risk in breast cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 13, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

8 Quick Questions About Lymphedema
Lymphedema is a difficult diagnosis. Test your knowledge of etiology, signs/symptoms, diagnostic clues, and complications. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 8, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Special Report Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM update: NIH MedlinePlus magazine Fall 2016
Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on NIH MedlinePlus magazine Fall 2016. The transcript is also available. The new edition of NIH MedlinePlus magazine covers the cancer research moonshot, the opioid overdose epidemic, as well as lymphedema... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarah Allford from Somerset was one of the first to try the new procedure for lymphodema
Lymphoedema affects up to 20 percent of female breast cancer patients. Sarah Allford, 50, a consultant haematologist from Taunton, Somerset, tried the new microsurgery procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improved treatments available for lymphedema patients
Arm or leg swelling, fluid retention and skin infections are common among?cancer patients who have had surgery?on?or radiation to their lymphatic network. The condition, known as lymphedema, occurs when there is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the upper or lower extremity because the lymphatic vessels are unable to drain adequately. ?For many people, lymphedema [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lymphedema and Breast Cancer: When Is Risk Greatest? Lymphedema and Breast Cancer: When Is Risk Greatest?
A new study reveals the time of greatest risk for lymphedema after breast cancer treatment, which is helpful because there are limited data on the subject.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mobile self-care apps for early identification & treatment of lymphedema
(New York University) The development of TOLF was motivated by the request from breast cancer survivors in our prior research where nurse-patient-in-person delivery model was used and guided by the Model of Self-Care for Lymphedema Symptom Management based on our prior research in the figure above. TOLF focuses on building self-care skills based on research-based, innovative, safe, feasible and easily-integrated-into daily-routine self-care strategies to lessen lymphedema symptom burden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lymphoedema signs can be spotted thanks to green dye injection
The new technique involves injecting a tiny amount of fluorescent green dye into the wrist or between the toes, where there are branches of the lymphatic system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stanford launches independent study of Fibralign ’s BioBridge
Stanford University has begun enrollment in an investigator-led clinical study of Fibralign‘s BioBridge collagen matrix designed for treating secondary lymphedema, the company said yesterday. The BioBridge collagen matrix is an implantable, biocompatible and biodegradable surgical mesh with 510(k) clearance for use in surgery to “reinforce and repair soft tissue where weakness and deficiencies exist,” the company said, and its not currently cleared for treating lymphedema. The trial aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the BioBridge in supporting and guiding lymphatic repair in patients with ac...
Source: Mass Device - September 2, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Fibralign Stanford University Source Type: news