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Lymphodema

Running a weight-management programme with a psychological focus within a lymphoedema service

Initially, the author's lymphoedema service ran two pilot groups, with no specific inclusion criteria—eight patients joined the first group and nine joined the second. The groups ran consecutively....

Lymphoedema and cancer: an overview

Lymphoedema is a chronic swelling that is caused by the lymph fluid not being able to drain properly. The result is leakage into the surrounding tissue and accumulation of the lymph fluid and fat in...

Enabling patients with learning disabilities to self-manage lower limb lymphoedema

Regular reviews of the caseload were undertaken as the service developed over the pilot period, and it became apparent that 25–30% of patients being referred had either a diagnosed learning disability...

Development of the Lymphoedema Patient Reported Outcome Measure (LYMPROM)

Historically, PROMs were collected by lymphoedema services using the All-Wales Lymphoedema and Lymphatic Venous Anastomosis Assessment and Review forms. The pool of relevant PROMs was first identified...

The education needs of health professionals conservatively managing genital oedema: UK survey findings

The aim was to identify the education needs of health professionals in order to manage chronic genital oedema (lymphoedema) conservatively, and establish the medium of education delivery that most...

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