October 2017 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.

Elliot Jacob, Ph.D.
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1:Diagnosis of Upper Quadrant Lymphedema Secondary to Cancer: Clinical Practice Guideline From the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Authors:Levenhagen K, Davies C, Perdomo M, Ryans K, Gilchrist L
Institution:Saint Louis University, Doisy College of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, St Louis, Missouri. Therapy, Los Angeles, California. South, Minneapolis, MN 55454.
Journal:Phys Ther. 2017 Jul 1;97(7):729-745. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzx050.

2:Risk factors and a prediction model for lower limb lymphedema following lymphadenectomy in gynecologic cancer: a hospital-based retrospective cohort study.
Authors:Kuroda K, Yamamoto Y, Yanagisawa M, Kawata A, Akiba N, Suzuki K, Naritaka K
Institution:Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yaizu City Hospital, 1000, Dobara, Yaizu-shi, 425-8505, Japan.
Journal:BMC Womens Health. 2017 Jul 25;17(1):50. doi: 10.1186/s12905-017-0403-1.

3:Lower Body Lymphedema in Patients with Gynecologic Cancer.
Authors:Biglia N, Zanfagnin V, Daniele A, Robba E, Bounous VE
Institution:Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, Umberto I Hospital, Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy; Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, Umberto I Hospital, Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
Journal:Anticancer Res. 2017 Aug;37(8):4005-4015.

4:Correlation Between Lymphedema Disease Severity and Lymphoscintigraphic Findings: A Clinical-Radiologic Study.
Authors:Maclellan RA, Zurakowski D, Voss S, Greene AK
Institution:Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Lymphedema Program, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Medical School, Boston, MA. Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Electronic address:
Journal:J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Sep;225(3):366-370. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.06.005. Epub 2017 Jun 29.

5:Specialized consultations in a hospital-based referral center for patients suspected of having limb lymphedema: Impact on diagnosis.
Authors:Vignes S, Vidal F, Arrault M
Institution:Department of Lymphology, Centre National de Reference des Maladies Vasculaires Rares (Lymphoedemes Primaires), Hopital Cognacq-Jay, Paris, France.
Journal:Vasc Med. 2017 Aug;22(4):331-336. doi: 10.1177/1358863X17714884. Epub 2017 Jun 20.

6:Lymphedema following gynecological cancer: Results from a prospective, longitudinal cohort study on prevalence, incidence and risk factors.
Authors:Hayes SC, Janda M, Ward LC, Reul-Hirche H, Steele ML, Carter J, Quinn M, Cornish B, Obermair A
Institution:School of Public Health and Social Work, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Electronic address: Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Queensland, Australia. Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Wales, Australia. Victoria, Australia. Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Women's Hospital, Queensland Centre of Gynaecological Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Journal:Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Sep;146(3):623-629. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.06.004. Epub 2017 Jun 16.

7:Readability, complexity, and suitability analysis of online lymphedema resources.
Authors:Tran BNN, Singh M, Lee BT, Rudd R, Singhal D
Institution:Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:; Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
Journal:J Surg Res. 2017 Jun 1;213:251-260. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.02.056. Epub 2017 Mar 6.

8:The vascularized groin lymph node flap (VGLN): Anatomical study and flap planning using multi-detector CT scanner. The golden triangle for flap harvesting.
Authors:Zeltzer AA, Anzarut A, Braeckmans D, Seidenstuecker K, Hendrickx B, Van Hedent E, Hamdi M
Institution:Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2017 Sep;116(3):378-383. doi: 10.1002/jso.24682. Epub 2017 May 25.

9:Clinical and diagnostic aspects of lymphedema.
Authors:Keo HH, Gretener SB, Staub D
Institution:1 Vascular Institute Central Switzerland, and Hirslanden Clinic, Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland. Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
Journal:Vasa. 2017 Jul;46(4):255-261. doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000622. Epub 2017 Mar 10.

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