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Management of lymphedema.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22950562     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The basic principle of the management of lymphedema is so called complex decongestive physical therapy. This therapy is divided into two phases: (i) edema reduction phase - an initial intensive treatment phase aiming for limb volume reduction; and (ii) maintenance phase - following long-term phase to sustain a manageable limb volume. The first phase consists of a number of physical therapeutic approaches which are: manual lymph drainage, pneumatic pump drainage, low-stretch bandaging, exercises, and skin care. Long-term maintenance phase consists of self-lymph drainage, low-stretch bandaging, or compressive garments, and sometimes when indicated pneumatic pump drainage, exercises, and skin care.
Authors:
Naděžda Vojáčková; Jorga Fialová; Jana Hercogová
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic therapy     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1529-8019     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9700070     Medline TA:  Dermatol Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Dermatovenereology Department, Charles University 2nd Medical School and Bulovka Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic.
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