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2012-06-12 10:35:09

Liposuction is a novel and minimally invasive procedure for treating persistent submental lymphedema in patients with previous head and neck cancer, according to an article published in the June 2012 issue of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. "Submental lymphedema is a common problem encountered by patients following treatment of head and neck cancer," the authors state. It causes fluid deposition and persistent swelling of the soft tissues of the neck, leading to...

2012-04-17 22:15:58

The Prospective Surveillance Model, an innovative new model of breast cancer rehabilitation, is featured in a special supplement to the American Cancer Society's journal, Cancer released on April 6, 2012. The model addresses the numerous physical issues faced by women with breast cancer and offers hope for an improved quality of life for all women with breast cancer through rehabilitation and exercise. APTA members Nicole L. Stout, MPT, CLT-LANA, clinician and researcher at the Walter Reed...

2012-01-09 11:21:57

Model associated with significant cost savings Early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer-related lymphedema by a physical therapist can significantly reduce costs and the need for intensive rehabilitation, according to an article published in the January issue of Physical Therapy (PTJ), the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The study, led by APTA member and spokesperson Nicole Stout, PT, MPT, CLT-LANA, compared a prospective surveillance model...

2011-12-02 01:54:25

Lymphedema, a chronic swelling condition common in breast cancer survivors, affects three million people in the U.S. In the past, most people believed that exercise might induce or worsen lymphedema. After reviewing the literature, University of Missouri researchers say the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks for breast cancer survivors and patients with lymphedema. Jane Armer, professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing, says patients at risk for lymphedema can exercise if they...

2011-11-14 23:02:37

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists show that a gene essential for normal development of the lymphatic system also plays a critical role in forming the valves that help maintain the body's normal fluid balance A century after the valves that link the lymphatic and blood systems were first described, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have detailed how those valves form and identified a gene that is critical to the process. The gene is Prox1. Earlier work led...

2011-08-18 11:08:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wright Therapy Products, Inc. announced today that Michael Hinson has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. The company, based in Oakdale, PA, manufactures and sells pneumatic compression devices targeted for the treatment of lymphedema, venous insufficiency and the sports medicine markets. Hinson joins Wright Therapy after holding senior financial and sales leadership positions at MEDRAD, Inc, a global leader of...

2011-08-08 06:49:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows removing lymph nodes because of the presence of microscopic cancer cells found in the sentinel node has no impact on survival among women with early-stage breast cancer. Researchers studied more than 5,000 women with breast cancer at 126 sites around the country. All the participants underwent breast-conserving surgery and sentinel lymph node dissection. The sentinel lymph node is the one that is closest to the tumor. Results showed survival outcomes...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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