Lymphoedema

Queensland Health lymphoedema clinical practice guideline 2014

“Lymphoedema is a chronic, progressive, high-protein form of oedema resulting from an abnormality in the lymphatic system.1 Lymphoedema is commonly defined as swelling or accumulation of fluid (lymph) containing protein, water and cell debris in the tissue space due to an imbalance between interstitial fluid production and transport capacity.2,3 Földi

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Lymphoedema

Lymphedema: Diagnosis, prevention, and management

“There is no cure for secondary lymphedema, the chronic, progressive, and frequently debilitating swelling of the arm, shoulder, neck, or thorax triggered by surgical dissection or radiotherapy involving the axillary lymph nodes.” Source: Lymphedema: Diagnosis, prevention, and management

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Lymphoedema

Devastating elephantiasis disease facing elimination

“Dr Deirdre Hollingsworth, who leads the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Modelling Consortium, led an international team that has discovered that if a recently proposed combination of three particular drugs is used together, the disease can be prevented or treated rapidly, in a maximum amount of people, using fewer rounds of

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