Lymphoedema

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Karen Jenns, Robert G. Twycross, Jacquelyne Todd
Radcliffe Publishing, 2000 - Medical - 377 pages
This practical reference draws together the combined expertise of a wide range of health professionals in managing this condition. Their work is soundly based on recent research into its pathology, manifestations and treatment to develop appropriate management strategies. Part of the value in this book lies in its reference to patient perspectives and how they can contribute to the most effective care.
 

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Contents

The patients perspective
1
How does tissue swelling occur? II
11
Classification of lymphoedema
22
Clinical features of lymphoedema
44
Pain in lymphoedema
68
Psychosocial aspects of lymphoedema
89
Management strategies
97
Skin management in lymphoedema
118
Containment in the management
165
Manual lymphatic drainage
203
Simple lymphatic drainage
217
Pneumatic compression therapy
236
Surgery and lymphoedema
285
Lymphoedema of the head and neck
306
Breast lymphoedema
321
Oedema in advanced cancer
338

Acute inflammatory episodes
130
Exercise and lymphoedema
140
an Indian perspective
359
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