Hot of the Press March 2019

We have collated some great articles and material published over the last month. Click on the links below for more including abstracts, main findings and full articles to download.

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology


  • Diagnosing Male Unilateral Upper Limb Lymphedema: Determination of Normatively Determined Thresholds Using Bioimpedance Spectroscopy – abstract and main findings
  • Treatment Documentation in Practice-Based Evidence Research for Patients Receiving Physical Therapy Due to Lymphedema – abstract and main findings
  • Upper extremity disability and quality of life after breast cancer treatment in the Greater Plains Collaborative clinical research network – abstract and main findings
  • Lymphedema Incidence After Axillary Lymph Node Dissection. Quantifying the Impact of Radiation and the Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventive Healing Approach – abstract and main findings
  • Lymphoscintigraphic Evaluation of Systemic Tracer Uptake in Patients With Primary Lymphedema – abstract and main findings

Prevalence and Risk Factors

  • Frequency and risk factors for arm lymphedema after multimodal breast conserving treatment of nodal positive breast Cancer – a long-term observation – abstract and main findings

Management Strategies

  • Effects of acupuncture on breast cancer-related lymphoedema: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials  – abstract and main findings
  • Multiple lymphatic-venous anastomoses in reducing the risk of lymphedema in melanoma patients undergoing complete lymph node dissection. A retrospective case-control study  – abstract and main findings
  • Effectiveness of a precast adjustable compression system compared to multilayered compression bandages in the treatment of breast cancer–related lymphoedema: a randomized, single-blind clinical trial  – abstract and main findings
  • Surgical interventions for the prevention or treatment of lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment (Review) – download article and main findings