Hot of the Press January 2020

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 /Pathophysiology

  • The Lymphatic System in Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Cardiovascular Diseases – abstract and main findings
  • Human Skin Fibrosis: Up-regulation of Collagen type III gene transcription in the fibrotic skin nodules of lower limb lymphoedema – abstract and main findings
  • Pathological changes in the lymphatic system of patients with secondary upper limb lymphoedema – download article and main findings
  • Molecular pathways involved in lymphedema: Hydroxytyrosol as a candidate natural compound for treating the effects of lymph accumulation – abstract and main findings

Prevalence and Risk Factors

  • 2b or Not 2b? Shoulder Function After Level 2b Neck Dissection: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial – abstract and main findings
  • Prevention of lymphedema via axillary reverse mapping for arm lymph-node preservation following breast cancer surgery: a randomized controlled trial – download article and main findings


  • Comparison of a novel algorithm quantitatively estimating epifascial fibrosis in three-dimensional computed tomography images to other clinical lymphedema grading methods – download article and main findings
  • Monitoring Leg Lymphedema Over the Course of Therapy Using an Infrared System – abstract and main findings

Management Strategies

  • Lower limb chronic edema management program: Perspectives of disengaged patients on challenges, enablers and barriers to program attendance and adherence – download article and main findings
  • Effectiveness of early rehabilitation on range of motion, muscle strength and arm function after breast cancer surgery: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials – abstract and main findings
  • Development of a community-based skin integrity service – abstract and main findings
  • Electrical Stimulation in the Treatment of Lymphedema and Associated Skin Ulcers – abstract and main findings
  • Heavy-load resistance exercise during chemotherapy in physically inactive breast cancer survivors at risk for lymphedema: a randomized trial – abstract and main findings
  • Topical Approach to Delivering Targeted Therapies in Lymphedema Treatment: A Systematic Review – download article and main findings
  • Role of intermittent pneumatic compression in the treatment of breast cancer–related lymphoedema: a randomized controlled trial – abstract and main findings
  • Quality of Life Improvements in Patients with Lymphedema After Surgical or Nonsurgical Interventions with 1-Year Follow-Up – abstract and main findings