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(air compression) AND lymphedema

M Yu Gerasimenko, T A Knyazeva, T V, D B Kul'chitskaya
Based on the innovative "kinesio-taping" technique proposed by the Japanese researcher Kenzo Kace, we have designed a new physiotherapeutic complex including the well-known physiotherapeutic methods of lymphatic drainage with intermittent pneumatic compression and underwater massage shower. The objective of our study was to evaluate the efficiency of the application of the "kinesio-taping" technique for the non-pharmacological rehabilitative treatment of the patients presenting with stage I-III lymphedema of the lower sextremities...
September 2015: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoń≠ Fizicheskoń≠ Kultury
Yuko Horiba, Tetsuhiro Yoshino, Kenji Watanabe
Milroy's disease is a hereditary congenital lymphedema caused by lymphatic obstruction. The legs are most commonly affected, but impaired intestinal lymphatic flow can cause loose bowel movements. Here, we report the use of the Kampo extract of shinbuto for successful treatment of and abdominal pain in a patient with Milroy's disease. Milroy's disease was diagnosed because of left leg lymph-edema with onset at birth. Conservative therapy with a compression bandage was applied. However, when the patient moved to Manila at 35 years of age, she was exposed to drastic temperature changes between the air-conditioned cold environment in her room and the hot and humid environment outside...
January 2013: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
Sarah A McLaughlin
Lymphedema is a feared complication of cancer treatment and one that negatively impacts survivorship. The incidence of breast cancer-related lymphedema ranges from 6% to 70%, but lymphedema may be a common and under-reported morbidity. No standard guidelines for its diagnosis and assessment exist. Although the true etiology of lymphedema remains unknown, radiation, chemotherapy, type of breast surgery, and extent of axillary surgery are commonly cited risk factors. However, the relationship between the number of nodes removed and the risk of lymphedema is not clearly correlated...
March 2012: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
Thomas Charles, Deborah Mackintosh, Bridget Healy, Kyle Perrin, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley
INTRODUCTION: Graduated compression stockings represent a nonpharmacological approach to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) due to prolonged immobility through reducing lower limb venous stasis. A novel merino wool, double-layer, below-knee graduated compression stocking has been developed to reduce the risk of air travel-related DVT and PE. METHODS: Twenty healthy adult participants were randomized to wear the novel graduated compression stocking on either the left or right leg...
March 2011: Advances in Therapy
Sharon L Kilbreath, Leigh C Ward, Kirstin Lane, Margaret McNeely, Elizabeth S Dylke, Kathryn M Refshauge, Don McKenzie, Mi-Joung Lee, Carolyn Peddle, Katie J Battersby
To assess the impact of air travel on swelling of the 'at risk' arm of women treated for breast cancer. Women treated for breast cancer from Canada (n = 60) and from within Australia (n = 12) attending a dragon boat regatta in Queensland, Australia participated. Women were measured within 2 weeks prior to their flight, on arrival in Queensland and, for 40 women travelling from Canada, measured again 6 weeks following return to Canada. Changes to extracellular fluid were measured using a single-frequency bioimpedance device (BIA)...
April 2010: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
J R Casley-Smith, J R Casley-Smith
INTRODUCTION: This study arose because a number of patients volunteered that flying had triggered, or worsened, their lymphedema. The nature of lymphedema is discussed, including the pre-lymphedematous latent-phase. In this phase the limb is clinically normal, but lymphostatic. There are many of the alterations found in clinical lymphedema involving blood vessels, tissues, lymphatics, and proteolytic cells. Since edema itself impairs many of the safety factors against edema (increased tissue hydrostatic pressure, dilution of proteins in tissue fluid, increased lymphatic transport, and increased proteolysis), any edema occurring in such a limb is likely to persist as chronic lymphedema...
January 1996: Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
H Partsch, M A Horakova
AIM: of the study was to evaluate the efficiency of medical compression stockings, which do not require special application techniques, compared with short stretch bandages for treating leg-ulcers. STUDY-DESIGN AND PATIENTS: Prospective trial on a total of 50 out-patients with leg-ulcers randomly allocated into two therapy-groups: 25 patients got firm compression bandages using short stretch material (Rosidal K), 25 patients were treated by medical compression stockings (Thrombo+Sigvaris 503)...
1994: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
R Haaverstad, R Fougner, H O Myhre
OBJECTIVES: To see whether popliteal aneurysms cause venous obstruction and to investigate leg oedema and DVT following repair. DESIGN: Prospective open clinical study. SETTING: University Department of Surgery. MATERIALS: 8 patients undergoing popliteal aneurysm repair in 9 legs (1 bilateral repair). CHIEF OUTCOME MEASURES: CT and plethysmographic evidence of vein compression, the occurrence of postoperative leg oedema and phlebographic evidence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)...
February 1995: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
V N Gerasimenko, T I Grushina, E V Dorogova, S G Lev, E P Tikhomirov
Air compression procedure was used in the treatment of 32 females radically operated on for breast cancer. The desired pressure of compressed air was fed successively in the proximal direction to the six chambers of a cuffed sleeve unit which was fitted over the patient's arm enclosing it from shoulder joint to fingers. The study will be continued because good results were obtained following application of three courses of the treatment.
1984: Voprosy Onkologii
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