Document Detail


Upper Extremity Lymphedema Index: A Simple Method for Severity Evaluation of Upper Extremity Lymphedema.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21734534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Takumi Yamamoto; Nana Yamamoto; Hisako Hara; Makoto Mihara; Mitsunaga Narushima; Isao Koshima
Related Documents :
6662754 - The syed-neblett interstitial template in locally advanced gynecological malignancies.
19418394 - Is there an advantage to be gained from adding digital image cytometry of brush cytolog...
22460184 - Peritoneal phosphate removal varies by peritoneal dialysis regimen: an underestimated p...
22004844 - The clinical research office of the endourological society percutaneous nephrolithotomy...
20056224 - Metabolic syndrome is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events in high-risk pa...
22261534 - Serum adenosine deaminase activity as a predictor of disease severity in ulcerative col...
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:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
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.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Liposomal Amphotericin B-Induced Hypotension Leading to ST Segment Elevated Myocardial Infarction.
Next Document:  A Reappraisal of the Free Groin Flap in Aesthetic Craniofacial Reconstruction.