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Levenhagen K, Davies C, Perdomo M, Ryans K, Gilchrist L, et al.
Physical therapy. Date of publication 2017 Jul 1;volume 97(7):729-745.
1. Phys Ther. 2017 Jul 1;97(7):729-745. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzx050. Diagnosis of Upper Quadrant Lymphedema Secondary to Cancer: Clinical Practice Guideline From the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Levenhagen K(1), Davies C(2), Perdomo M(3), Ryans K(4), Gilchrist L(5). Author information: (1)Saint Louis University, Doisy College of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, St Louis, Missouri. (2)Rehabilitation Services Baptist Health Lexington, Lexington, Kentucky. (3)University of Southern California, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Los Angeles, California. (4)Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York. (5)St Catherine University, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, 601 25th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454. The Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) developed a clinical practice guideline to aid the clinician in diagnosing secondary upper quadrant cancer-related lymphedema. Following a systematic review of published studies and a structured appraisal process, recommendations were written to guide the physical therapist and other health care clinicians in the diagnostic process. Overall clinical practice recommendations were formulated based on the evidence for each diagnostic method and were assigned a grade based on the strength of the evidence for different patient presentations and clinical utility. In an effort to maximize clinical applicability, recommendations were based on the characteristics as to the location and stage of a patient's upper quadrant lymphedema. © American Physical Therapy Association 2017. Published by Oxford University Press [on behalf of the American Physical Therapy Association]. DOI: 10.1093/ptj/pzx050 PMCID: PMC5803775 PMID: 28838217 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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Lymphedema - Introduction and Assessment
Lymphedema - Overview