Management Strategies

Hot of the Press

Below is a collection of great articles and material published. Click on the links below for more including abstracts, main findings full articles to download and videos.

April 2018

  • Pilot Study: The Effectiveness of Complex Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema in Palliative Care Patients with Advanced Cancer abstract and main findings
  • Use of compression garments by women with lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer treatment abstract and main findings

March 2018

  • Effects of exercise during chemotherapy on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: a multi-center, randomized controlled trial – abstract and main findings
  • Manual lymphatic drainage and quality of life in patients with lymphoedema and mixed oedema: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials – abstract and main findings
  • 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 – abstract and main findings
  • Acupuncture for breast cancer‑related lymphedema: a randomized controlled trial – abstract and main findings
  • Complex Decongestive Therapy Enhances Upper Limb Functions in Patients with Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema – abstract and main findings
  • Clinical effectiveness of decongestive treatments on excess arm volume and patient-centered outcomes in women with early breast cancer-related arm lymphedema: a systematic review – abstract and main findings
  • The Effect of Lymphaticovenous Anastomosis in Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: A Review of the Literature – abstract and main findings
  • Staged surgical treatment of extremity lymphedema with dual gastroepiploic vascularized lymph node transfers followed by suction-assisted lipectomy—A prospective study – abstract and main findings

February 2018

  • The effect of relaxation techniques on edema, anxiety and depression in postmastectomy lymphedema patients undergoing comprehensive decongestive therapy: A clinical trial  – abstract and main findings
  • Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of Tailored Yoga in Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer: A Pilot Study  – abstract and main findings
  • Is Continuous Passive Motion Effective in Patients with Lymphedema? A Randomized Controlled Trial – abstract and main findings
  • Effects of Kinesio Taping on breast cancer-related lymphedema: A meta-analysis in clinical trials – abstract and main findings
  • What Is Clinically Important in Lymphedema Management? A Systematic Review – abstract and main findings
  • Indocyanine Green Demonstrating Positive Anatomical Changes 1 Year After Initiation of Conservative Therapy for Lymphedema: A Case Report – abstract and main findings

January 2018

  • Physical Activity With and Without Arm Sleeves: Compliance and Quality of Life After Breast Cancer Surgery—A Randomized Controlled Trials abstract and main findings
  • Synergistic Effects of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Patients with Mastectomy-Related Lymphedema link to article and main findings
  • An Auto-Adjustable Night Garment to Control Early Rebound Effect of Edema Volume After Intensive Phase of Decongestive Lymphedema Therapy  abstract and main findings
  • Low level laser therapy (Photobiomodulation therapy) for breast cancer-related lymphedema: a systematic review abstract and main findings
  • Protocol of a randomised controlled trial regarding the effectiveness of fluoroscopy-guided manual lymph drainage for the treatment of breast cancer-related lymphoedema (EFforT-BCRL trial)  abstract and main findings

December 2017

  • Patient Perceptions of Barriers to Self-Management of Breast Cancer–Related Lymphedema (abstract and main findings)
  • A user-centred approach to developing bWell, a mobile app for arm and shoulder exercises after breast cancer treatment (abstract and main findings)
  • Lymphedema Diagnostic workup and management (abstract and main findings)
  • Managing chronic oedema and wet legs in the community: a service evaluation (abstract and main findings)
  • The effectiveness of a clinical and home-based physical activity program and simple lymphatic drainage in the prevention of breast cancer-related lymphedema: A prospective randomized controlled study (abstract and main findings)

November 2017

  • The effects of yoga and self-esteem on menopausal symptoms and quality of life in breast cancer survivors—A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial (abstract and main findings)
  • The Effect of Yoga on Arm Volume, Strength, and Range of Motion in Women at Risk for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema (abstract and main findings)
  • Usability of advanced pneumatic compression to treat cancer-related head and neck lymphedema: A feasibility study (abstract and main findings)
  • Heavy-Load Lifting: Acute Response in Breast Cancer Survivors at Risk for Lymphedema (abstract and main findings)
  • Effective and efficient lymphaticovenular anastomosis using preoperative ultrasound detection technique of lymphatic vessels in lower extremity lymphedema (abstract and main findings)
  • Multi-site lymphatic venous anastomosis using echography to detect suitable subcutaneous vein in severe lymphedema patients (abstract and main findings)

October 2017

  • A meta-analysis of the effectiveness and safety of kinesiology taping in the management of cancer-related lymphoedema (abstract and main findings)
  • Lymphedema Leads to Fat Deposition in Muscle and Decreased Muscle/Water Volume After Liposuction: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study (abstract and main findings)
  • Systematic review of lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA) for the treatment of lymphedema (abstract and main findings)
  • Chronic Effects of Resistance Training in Breast Cancer Survivors (abstract and main findings)

September 2017

August 2017

  • Top 10 Myths Regarding the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cellulitis (abstract and main findings)
  • Evaluation of Stiffness in Postmastectomy Lymphedema Using Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Imaging: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study for Identifying the Optimal Pneumatic Compression Pressure to Reduce Stiffness (abstract and main findings)
  • Investigating the Short-Term Effects of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Compression Garment Therapies on Lymphatic Function Using Near-Infrared Imaging (abstract and main findings)
  • The women in steady exercise research (WISER) survivor trial: The innovative transdisciplinary design of a randomized controlled trial of exercise and weight-loss interventions among breast cancer survivors with lymphedema (abstract and main findings)
  • Considerations for Clinicians in the Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Recommendations from a Multidisciplinary Expert ASBrS Panel: Part 1: Definitions, Assessments, Education, and Future Directions  (main findings)
  • Considerations for Clinicians in the Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema, Recommendations from an Expert Panel: Part 2: Preventive and Therapeutic Options (main findings)
  • Evidence for Health Decision Making — Beyond Randomized, Controlled Trials (main findings)

July 2017

  • The effects of complex exercise on shoulder range of motion and pain for women with breast cancer-related lymphedema: a single-blind, randomized controlled trial (abstract and main findings)
  • Immediate effects of active exercise with compression therapy on lower-limb lymphedema (abstract and main findings)
  • Interest of an auto-adjustable nighttime compression sleeve (MOBIDERM® Autofit) in maintenance phase of upper limb lymphedema: the MARILYN pilot RCT (abstract and main findings)
  • A comprehensive overview on the surgical management of secondary lymphedema of the upper and lower extremities related to prior oncologic therapies (abstract and main findings)
  • Understanding Lymphoedema Cancer Council NSW 2017 (main findings and downloadable fact sheet)

June 2017

  • Changes in arm tissue composition with slowly progressive weightlifting among women with breast cancer-related lymphedema (abstract and main findings)
  • Which are the best conservative interventions for lymphoedema after breast cancer surgery? (abstract and main findings)

May 2017