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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...

2011-08-03 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightlife Direct now carries two new lines of Allegro compression garments. The Rumba and Jazz series both offer the soft comfort and modern technology of microfiber. The latest styles are available through the Washington, DC-based compression clothing distributor's website and are made in the USA. "The microfiber material wicks moisture away from the skin and allows the legs and feet to breathe," said Kip Bright, president of BrightLife Direct....

2011-07-27 14:29:00

Avon Foundation for Women-sponsored white paper reports latest lymphedema clinical advances that could benefit many of the 2.3 million U.S. breast cancer survivors NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An expert panel issued a white paper examining new evidence that shows early detection and intervention hold the greatest promise for reducing breast cancer-related lymphedema, which affects up to one-third of the 180,000 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients annually and...

2011-07-27 00:01:21

HomeCEUConnection.com is excited to announce the release of two new Seminars on Demand (video) continuing education courses designed for rehabilitation professionals - Sensory Impairments Across the Lifespan, by Heather Vasilopoulos, MT, OT/L, and Practical Applications of Manual Lymphatic Therapy by Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT. Plano, TX (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 HomeCEUConnection.com is excited to announce the release of two new Seminars on Demand (video) continuing education courses...

2011-07-01 00:19:40

The LLE is the third certification offered by the NAWC. Prerequisite education for LLE certification will be offered by Lymphedema and Wound Care Education, LLC (LWCE). Glendale WI (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Lymphedema in the lower extremity is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial tissue that causes excessive swelling in the leg(s), and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can develop when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired, or when lymph vessels are...

2011-05-05 07:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightLife Direct, a compression clothing distributor, recently added three new lymphedema products to its inventory. Products by Farrow Medical, Solaris and Gottfried are now available online through the Washington, DC-based company. These compression garments are used in lymphedema treatment. Lymphedema is a medical condition that involves swelling of the arms, legs or hands. Although it can be caused by a genetic condition, it is often caused by...

2010-12-13 07:46:08

With guidance from a specialized scan, radiation oncologists at Mayo Clinic were able to reduce by 55 percent the number of lymph nodes critical for removing fluid from the arm that received damaging radiation doses. The researchers report that integrating single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with the computerized tomography (CT) scans utilized for breast cancer radiotherapy planning may offer patients substantial protection against lymphedema, an incurable, chronic swelling of...


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