Drainage

Publication Title: 
Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists

A systematic review of published evidence was conducted investigating surgical and conservative management of rotator cuff disease. Medical databases searched included Medline, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), and the Cochrane Collaboration library. Two independent reviewers evaluated each article for inclusion. Established criteria were used to assess the methodologic quality of articles examining outcomes of treatment interventions for rotator cuff disease.

Author(s): 
Grant, Heather J.
Arthur, Anne
Pichora, David R.
Publication Title: 
Zentralblatt Fur Chirurgie

Lung damage in the wake of thorax trauma has often occurred with delay. Treatment of such cases is difficult, and pulmonary failure has often been the result. Extended shock phase due to haemato-pneumothorax is one of the causes involved in this type of complication. Surgical treatment is often necessary of abdominal and thoracic injuries which occur in combination. The severity of haemorrhagic shock can be detected by early drainage of the thorax as a way of lung relief, and it will provide some safety for prolonged diagnostic and therapeutic action and for situations of obstruction.

Author(s): 
Blum, M.
Boettcher, K.
Buchholz, B.
Kessler, B.
Publication Title: 
Lymphology

The Global Alliance for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) has recommended exploring local health traditions of skin care and a low cost treatment paradigm for rural communities has been proposed by Vaqas and Ryan. Our case study incorporates these promising treatments for use in treating filariasis in rural communities.

Author(s): 
Narahari, S. R.
Ryan, T. J.
Mahadevan, P. E.
Bose, K. S.
Prasanna, K. S.
Publication Title: 
Revue Des Maladies Respiratoires

The treatment of asthma is medical. The prescription of respiratory physiotherapy should not be routine. It only appears to be indicated in asthmatics with continuous dyspnoea or hypersecretion who are unstable, despite medical treatment which is both correctly prescribed and properly taken. Bronchial drainage, on condition that certain technical precautions are taken, is only useful in asthma with hypersecretion. Asthmatic crises are not relieved by physiotherapy. Standard respiratory exercises could have a certain value on hyperinflation in the chronic asthma of childhood.

Author(s): 
Vandevenne, A.
Publication Title: 
Revue Des Maladies Respiratoires

The treatment of asthma is medical. The prescription of respiratory physiotherapy should not be routine. It only appears to be indicated in asthmatics with continuous dyspnoea or hypersecretion who are unstable, despite medical treatment which is both correctly prescribed and properly taken. Bronchial drainage, on condition that certain technical precautions are taken, is only useful in asthma with hypersecretion. Asthmatic crises are not relieved by physiotherapy. Standard respiratory exercises could have a certain value on hyperinflation in the chronic asthma of childhood.

Author(s): 
Vandevenne, A.
Publication Title: 
Acta Oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden)

A prospective randomized study was carried out to investigate whether the addition of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) to the standard therapy could improve treatment outcome in women with lymphedema of the ipsilateral arm after breast cancer treatment. Forty-two patients were randomly assigned to receive standard therapy or standard therapy plus MLD 8 times in 2 weeks and training in self-massage. The standard therapy consisted of use of a compression garment, exercises and information about lymphedema and skin care.

Author(s): 
Andersen, L.
Højris, I.
Erlandsen, M.
Andersen, J.
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Cancer Care

This paper describes a randomized controlled crossover study examining the effects of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) in 31 women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema. MLD is a type of massage used in combination with skin care, support/compression therapy and exercise in the management of lymphoedema. A modified version of MLD, referred to as simple lymphatic drainage (SLD), is commonly taught as a self-help measure. There has been limited research into the efficacy of MLD and SLD. The study reported here explores the effects of MLD and SLD on a range of outcome measures.

Author(s): 
Williams, A. F.
Vadgama, A.
Franks, P. J.
Mortimer, P. S.
Publication Title: 
Praxis

Depending on its genesis, edema must be treated by medication or diet. Simultaneous application of lymph drainage may be beneficial in some cases, especially in combined edema. The manual lymphdrainage is a special method of massage. In some kinds of edema, in particular lymphedema, only therapeutic lymph drainage introduced into medicine by Vodder, Asdonk and Kuhnke can attain an improvement, since there is no drug which acts on the lymphatic system. We report about primary and secondary lymphedemas of the face and head.

Author(s): 
Reiss, M.
Reiss, G.
Publication Title: 
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to compare the reduction in arm lymphedema volume achieved from manual lymph drainage massage (MLD) in combination with multi-layered compression bandaging (CB) to that achieved by CB alone. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Fifty women with lymphedema (mean age of 59 years +/- 13 years) were randomly assigned to 4 weeks of combined MLD/CB or CB alone. The primary study endpoint was the reduction in arm lymphedema volume, which was determined by water displacement volumetry and measurement of circumference.

Author(s): 
McNeely, Margaret L.
Magee, David J.
Lees, Alan W.
Bagnall, Keith M.
Haykowsky, Mark
Hanson, John
Publication Title: 
Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine

INTRODUCTION: Lymphoedema (LE) is a disorder characterized by persistent swelling caused by impaired lymphatic drainage because of various aetiologies, including lymphatic injury and congenital functional or anatomical defects. OBJECTIVE: Literature review and expert opinion about diagnosis and treatment of LE in children. RESULTS: LE is rare in children, with a prevalence of about 1.15/100,000 persons, 20 years old. The management of LE in children differs considerably from adults in terms of origin, co-morbidity and therapeutic approach.

Author(s): 
Damstra, R. J.
Mortimer, P. S.

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