lunes, 4 de septiembre de 2017

STUDY ON THE EFFECTIVENESS AND SAFETY OF LYMPHEDEMA LIMB MICROSURGERY

The last study we found about lymphedema microsurgery, is given by the Spanish health administrations. Their perspective may be found in the document that is in the following link below: (The text is in Spanish)


On behalf of the association we want to highlight the recommendations stressed in the study, where in Point 1 it indicates that there is insufficient evidence to support the use of these surgical techniques. It also points out that complications may occur, which can be serious and permanent, specially in the case of Lymph Node Transplantation. It emphasizes that due to this, it is why its indication is not recommended, except in cases of highly selected patients, which do not respond to other less invasive alternatives. It is pointed out that the risk/benefit balance would be evaluated in each case, informing the patient about the limitations and risks of these surgical procedures.

In contrast to this study we find the following point of view from different university divisions of plastic surgery in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa. From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Plastic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems):

U.S. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Division of Plastic Surgery. U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library


We hope that the next International Society of Lymphology Congress to be held this month in Barcelona, ​​will show clearer evidence on the subject.

We would appreciate any information about this topic that users of this page can provide us with, to be able to disseminate new evidence on this matter.













LYMPHEDEMA INCIDENCE AND

 PREVALENCE










NEW CAMPAIGN FOR 2018
 


For global awareness it is being asked that the 
WHO - WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
name: 
"LYMPHEDEMA - AWARENESS & CURES"
as its World Health Day campaign - 2018

  

  KATHY BATES
LYMPHEDEMA EMBASSADOR


SIGN THE PETITION HERE


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