Homeopathic forms of treatment
Lipedema - similar but different from lympedema
Clinical Lymphedema Research Studies in Canada
Health information, advisories and research into lymphedema disorders and lymphedema. E-mail us at lymphovenous-canada.ca if you have up-to-date information on scientific research you want to share with us.
- Blood test accurately detects lymphedema, study shows. Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a set of proteins circulating in blood whose levels accurately flag the presence of lymphedema. The findings, reported Dec. 18, 2012 in PLoS ONE, spur optimism that this common but relatively neglected condition, which affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States, finally will be amenable to detection (and, eventually, treatment) with 21st-century techniques from www.lymphaticresearch.org
Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists find a way to protect 55 percent of lymph nodes from damaging radiation doses, preventing the development of lymphedema
Modest benefits found with combined decongestive therapy in Canadian DELTA study - 2009
CIHR grants $2.5 million to probe the impact of physical activity and breast cancer survivorship
Node Transplant may relieve lymphedema in BC-related lymphedema
Early physiotherapy and educational strategy found to reduce lymphedema after breast cancer surgery
Research offers insights on why some lymphedema patients get repeated infections
2-year American research study looks at incidence, treatment costs of BC-related lymphedema
Medications that cause or worsen edema (reprinted with permission), by Paula J. Stewart, MD, January/March 2009 edition of Lymphlink, a publication of the National Lymphedema Network. This article notes that up to 900 medications can cause or increase edema in some people with lymphedema, including many which are quite common.
Lymphatic pump mechamism explored by scientist in Alberta
Canadian researcher heads up a cross-Canada study on lymphedema, pain and limitations to range of motion in breast cancer survivors
- Devoogdt N, Christiaens MR, Geraerts I, et al. Is manual lymph drainage applied after axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer effective to prevent arm lymphoedema? A randomised clinical trial. Presented at: San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; December 8-12, 2010; San Antonio, TX.
- Schmitz KH, Cheville A, Ahmed RL, et al. Balancing risks of reconditioning vs. weight-lifting for breast cancer survivors. Presented at: San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; December 8-12, 2010; San Antonio, TX.