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Upper Extremity Lymphedema Index: A Simple Method for Severity Evaluation of Upper Extremity Lymphedema.
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PMID:  21734534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Measurement of the circumference is the most commonly employed method for evaluating extremity lymphedema. However, comparison between different patients is difficult with this measurement. To resolve this problem, we have formulated a new index, upper extremity lymphedema (UEL) index, which can be easily obtained from measurements of the body. We evaluated correlation between UEL index and clinical stage in patients with UEL. The UEL indices were significantly correlated with clinical stages and could be used as a severity scale. The lower extremity lymphedema index makes objective assessment of the severity of lymphedema through a numerical rating, regardless of the body type. This numerical rating makes the index useful for evaluation of lymphedema severities between different cases.
Takumi Yamamoto; Nana Yamamoto; Hisako Hara; Makoto Mihara; Mitsunaga Narushima; Isao Koshima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-3708     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan.
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