domingo, 15 de julio de 2018

WHICH IS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR LYMPHEDEMA / LYMPHOEDEMA - GOOD GOLD STANDARD TREATMENT VERSUS MODIFIED ECONOMICAL VERSIONS FOR EDEMA REDUCTION AND MAINTENANCE - INEFFECTIVE OR DANGEROUS TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR LYMPHEDEMA

The best treatment for lymphedema, regarded as Gold Standard Treatment of excellence by the International Society of Lymphology (ISL), is known as Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT). This conservative and specialized physiotherapist treatment is highly effective, and has been used for decades, with little or no side effects for the reduction and maintenance of lymphedema. The treatment is also called Complete Decongestive Therapy, and consists of an intensive program that combines manual lymphatic drainage, bandaging, compression garments, skin care and exercise. It's success depends on that it must be administrated by a skilled Certified Physical Therapist with experience. CDT is generally considered safe, however there are some contraindications, that is why patients should consult with their doctor before starting treatment. 





By no means should this highly specialized treatment, be substituted by patient self "edema-reduction" treatments. The International Society of Lymphology (ISL) warns in the International Consensus Document, that self bandaging can produce grave complications. There is also little robust scientific evidence to support the use of self-administered lymphatic drainage (SLD). On the other hand, treatment consisting of the sole use of Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC), without previously applied manual lymphatic drainage, by skilled Certified Physical Therapists, can likewise be harmful for patients. Pneumatic compression therapy can surely reduce oedema, but in the case of lymphedema it only drains the liquid part, and not in the same way the proteins, and its progressive concentration favors the development of fibrosis. 

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On the other hand, nowadays one must be very cautious with the new terminology that is being used, to define treatment for lymphedema, as can be the term "Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy" (TLD), which is not the same as Complete Decongestive Therapy ( TDC).

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PREVENTION

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EARLY INTERVENTION

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 THE BEST PRINCIPLES

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GOOD MEDICAL PRACTICE

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 LYMPHEDEMA


References of interest:

Conservative treatment of lymphoedema of the limbs.
The lymphedema chaos: a lancet.
Treatment for Lymphedema of the Arm—The CasleySmith Method. A Noninvasive Method Produces Continued Reduction
The physical treatment of upper limb edema.
The treatment of lymphedema.
Long-term management of breast cancer-related lymphedema after intensive decongestive physiotherapy.
Prospective trial of complete decongestive therapy for upper extremity lymphedema after breast cancer therapy.
Efficacy of complete decongestive therapy and manual lymphatic drainage on treatment-related lymphedema in breast cancer.
A systematic review of the evidence for complete decongestive therapy in the treatment of lymphedema from 2004 to 2011.
Efficacy of complete decongestive therapy (CDT) on edematous rat limb after lymphadenectomy demonstrated by real time lymphatic fluid tracing.
Manual lymphatic drainage for lymphedema following breast cancer treatment
Clinical trial comparing multilayer bandaging followed by hosiery versus hosiery alone in the treatment of patients with lymphedema of the limb.
The risk of genital edema after external pump compression for lower limb lymphedema.
Phlebolymphedema–A Common Underdiagnosed and Undertreated Problem in the Wound Care Clinic
The International Society of Lymphology Documents


















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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



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Welches ist die beste Behandlung für Lymphödeme / што з'яўляецца лепшым сродкам для лячэння лимфедемы / což je nejlepší léčba lymfodémy / som er den bedste behandling for lymfødem / joka on paras hoito Lymfedeema / quel est le meilleur traitement pour le lymphoedème / που είναι η καλύτερη θεραπεία για το λεμφοίδημα / שהוא הטיפול הטוב ביותר עבור lymphedema / जो लिम्पेडेमा के लिए सबसे अच्छा उपचार है / amely a lymphedema legjobb kezelése / yang merupakan pengobatan terbaik untuk lymphedema / sem er besta meðferðin fyrir eitilfrumnafæð / quale è il miglior trattamento per il linfedema / yaiku perawatan paling apik kanggo lymphedema / kuris yra geriausias gydymas limfedemai / wat ass déi beschten Behandlung fir Lymphödem / yang merupakan rawatan terbaik untuk lymphedema / wat de beste behandeling is voor lymfoedeem / som er den beste behandlingen for lymphedem / który jest najlepszym lekarstwem na obrzęk limfatyczny / qual é o melhor tratamento para o linfedema / care este cel mai bun tratament pentru limfedem / что является лучшим методом лечения лимфедемы / vilket är den bästa behandlingen för lymfödem / lenfödem için en iyi tedavi hangisidir / đó là cách điều trị tốt nhất cho bệnh bạch huyết / وهو أفضل علاج للوذمة اللمفية / ដែលជាការព្យាបាលដ៏ល្អបំផុតសម្រាប់ lymphedema / 這是淋巴水腫的最佳治療方法 / 임파 부종에 가장 좋은 치료법 / リンパ浮腫の最良の治療法である / ലിംപേദെമയ്ക്കുള്ള ഏറ്റവും മികച്ച ചികിത്സയാണ് ഇത് / जसले लिम्बुमामाको लागि उत्तम उपचार गर्दछ / ซึ่งเป็นวิธีที่ดีที่สุดในการรักษา lymphedema / đó là cách điều trị tốt nhất cho bệnh bạch huyết.
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