The new issue of the Journal of Lymphoedema is now online. This issue features a number of articles and case reports related to lymphoedema treatment and management. In his editorial, Professor Neil Piller, discusses the difficulty of making decisions for the treatment of lymphoedema, and in an article by Dorit Tidhar and Jane Armer, they describe their study aiming to understand what people with lymphoedema consider to be the meaning of success in the intensive phase and in the long-term phase of lymphoedema management.
Another article focuses on breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL) and the fact that decorative tattoos have become tremendously popular in recent years among breast cancer survivors. However, a possible clinical practice issue is that the use of tattoos within the at-risk area causing skin damage could potentially cause, or exacerbate, lymphoedema symptoms. This topic is investigated in an article by Natalie Kruger.
Find these and a range of other lymphoedema related articles in the Journal of Lymphoedema June 2018 issue here: http://www.journaloflymphoedema.com/
The Journal of Lymphoedema is the essential lymphoedema management resource for clinicians worldwide. It is affiliated by the International Lymphoedema Framework and published by Wounds International. The Journal of Lymphoedema is an open-access global website dedicated to providing free-to-download, peer-reviewed, information and education specifically on lymphoedema, written by experts in the field.