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Lymphedema is a common side effect of cancer treatment impacting many survivors. The Lymphedema SIG serves to help disseminate information for physical therapists working with the lymphedema patients, through related literature, updates on lymphedema legislation and shared information between therapists experienced in treating the condition. Our common purpose is to enhance the quality of life of the lymphedema patients that we treat.
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J Clin Invest. 2014 Mar 3; 124(3): 915–921.
Published online 2014 Mar 3.
doi: 10.1172/JCI71608 PMCID: PMC3938261 New developments in clinical aspects of lymphatic disease Peter S. Mortimer1 and Stanley G. Rockson2
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“Arguably, it may be better to consider the presence of chronic edema as synonymous with the presence of lymphedema, inasmuch as all edema represents relative lymph drainage failure”
Peter S. Mortimer1 and Stanley G. Rockson2, New developments in clinical aspects of lymphatic disease
The lymphatic system is fundamentally important to cardiovascular disease, infection and immunity, cancer, and probably obesity — the four major challenges in healthcare in the 21st century. This Review will consider the manner in which new knowledge of lymphatic genes and molecular mechanisms has demonstrated that lymphatic dysfunction should no longer be considered a passive bystander in disease but rather an active player in many pathological processes and, therefore, a genuine target for future therapeutic developments. The specific roles of the lymphatic system in edema, genetic aspects of primary lymphedema, infection (cellulitis/erysipelas), Crohn’s disease, obesity, cancer, and cancer-related lymphedema are highlighted.
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