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Lymphoedema and chronic oedema

Lymphoedema in the community

The first-line of treatment involves using compression of some kind. This may be compression hosiery (which the patient must be appropriately measured for), to complex massage (a drainage technique...

Compression therapy and heart failure: a scoping review of the existing evidence

Some 20 pieces of evidence were retrieved from varying backgrounds and locations on the application of CT in those diagnosed with HF. In terms of location, the evidence retrieved included studies...

Skin care considerations for those with chronic oedema or lymphoedema

Overall, skin care is a crucial part of nursing care of patients who have chronic oedema and lymphoedema. It is important to have a daily regimen set up in a care plan, with the involvement of tissue...

British Lymphology Society's EveryBodyCan campaign: 2021 relaunch

Empowering patients to undertake preventative strategies and support for self-care have never been more important. There are six main elements to reducing the risk of lymphoedema and self-management...

Best practice for chronic oedema in community settings: what can we learn?

The guidance reflects the changing emphasis of the NHS and its provision on personalised care, and how that can be achieved (NHS England, 2019). There is also an increased emphasis on self-management,...

Body weight and the management of lymphoedema

There is widespread recognition that obesity is a risk factor in the development of lymphoedema (Clinical Resource Efficiency Support Team, 2008; Mehrara and Greene, 2014; Fu et al, 2015). However,...

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