We seem to have made strides in our ability to differentiate between lipoedemas and myxoedemas on the basis of clinical testing and presentation, but there is still a lot of uncertainly it seems when it comes to defining the boundaries between chronic oedema and lymphoedema.
Assessment and diagnosis
Background: Lymphoedema is an often-neglected symptom of advanced malignancy. Subcutaneous needle drainage is a procedure that drains the fluid externally in refractory lymphoedema. It has the potential to improve quality of life but little objective data exist about its efficacy or adverse...
We see automation and robots wherever we look and go — at the airport, in our cars and in our homes. Automation and robots are already in medicine being most prominent in the surgery area, but will they spread into the diagnosis and treatment arenas for lymphoedemas?