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NCT ID: NCT06438133 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for Venous Insufficiency

Digital Supported Compression Bandaging in Patients With Chronic Edema in the Lower Limbs

Start date: June 2024
Study type: Observational

Patients with chronic edema of the lower limb referred to compression bandaging in a hospital setting will be invited to participate in the validation study of a novel sensor (CIMON), which have been developed for assessing the effect of compression bandaging. Participants will have the sensor applied to the lower limb before initiation of compression bandaging and will receive usual compression treatment according to severity of the edema and usual practice at the treatment site. Duration of participation is 14 days.

NCT ID: NCT06421285 Not yet recruiting - Breast Neoplasms Clinical Trials

Effect of Preoperative Exercise on the Prevention of Secondary Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Patients

Start date: May 27, 2024
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Research purpose: Lymphedema is a very common complication in breast cancer patients. However, since there is currently no curable treatment, it is important to prevent and reduce the severity of lymphedema. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether preoperative exercise is effective in preventing lymphedema after surgery. For secondary outcome, the preventive effects of exercise on other upper extremity dysfunctions (eg. pectoralis tightness, Axillary web syndrome, Adhesive capsulitis), which are common in breast cancer patients, were assessed.

NCT ID: NCT06418282 Recruiting - Lymphedema Clinical Trials

Clinical Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Health Economics of a Novel Portable Non-Pneumatic Active Compression Device (NPCD) for Lymphedema/Phlebolymphedema

Start date: May 13, 2024
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

An open-label, multi-center, prospective VA study to evaluate the effectiveness and health economics of a Novel Portable Non-Pneumatic Active Compression Device (NPCD) for lymphedema/phlebolymphedema

NCT ID: NCT06415526 Completed - Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

OPERA - Incorporating Robotic Surgery in Both Mastectomy and DIEP Flap Reconstruction

Start date: May 3, 2024
Study type: Observational

Current breast cancer surgery is achieving minimally invasive approach to reduce incision while providing better surgical vision and freedom in mastectomy. Breast reconstruction with free deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap was considered the gold standard, however, the donor site morbidity remains an endless concern. Here we applied robotic-assisted surgery in both mastectomy and free DIEP flap harvest, so-called Oncoplastic Entirely Robot-Assisted Approach (OPERA). A retrospective chart review identified 14 patients with unilateral breast cancer received robotic-assisted mastectomy and robotic assisted free DIEP flap harvest for breast reconstruction. The patient demographics and mastectomy and flap characteristics were reviewed.

NCT ID: NCT06415396 Completed - Clinical trials for Lymphedema, Breast Cancer

Effects of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) and Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LLLT) Added to Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) on Extremity Volume, Pain Intensity, Functional Status and Quality of Life in Patients With Postmastectomy Stage 2 Lymphedema

Start date: December 1, 2021
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

This study aimed to comparatively investigate the effects of ESWT and LLLT added to conventional CDT (which is the standard treatment for breast cancer-related lymphedema) on patients' limb volume, pain intensity, functional status and quality of life.

NCT ID: NCT06407791 Not yet recruiting - Lymphedema Clinical Trials

Clinical Evaluation of a Device for Treatment of Lymphedema of the Upper Extremity

Start date: May 1, 2024
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Lymphedema is a painful and disfiguring condition related to the buildup of protein-rich fluid in the body's tissues. The goal of this research study is to determine the safety and efficacy of a novel, proprietary device in the treatment of upper extremity lymphedema. This device has been previously studied on healthy people that do not have a diagnosis of lymphedema. It was found that using the device on them does not cause significant changes to their vital signs or level of pain. Side effects are reported sometimes; however, these are to be expected and are also frequently reported when people receive the standard of care for their lymphedema. Patients who have diagnosed lymphedema will be approached to participate in this study as part of their care. Participants will wear this device for approximately 40 minutes and then have certain measurements taken before and after doing so. These measurements include the size of their arm, how much pain/discomfort they are currently in, and if they experienced any side effects. After getting treatment with the device, they will receive the standard of care treatment for their lymphedema from their provider. After the standard of care has concluded, the previously mentioned measurements will be repeated. This data will be put together and analyzed to look for differences in arm size before and after treatment with the device as well as to look for the prevalence of side effects.

NCT ID: NCT06399458 Completed - Clinical trials for Lymphedema of Upper Limb

The Relationship Between Primary Lymphedema and Joint Hypermobility

Start date: March 15, 2024
Study type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Lymphoedema is the swelling of one or several parts of the body owing to lymph accumulation in the extracellular space. It is often chronic, worsens if untreated, predisposes to infections and causes an important reduction in quality of life.Primary lymphoedema (PLE) is thought to result from abnormal development and/or functioning of the lymphatic system, can present in isolation or as part of a syndrome, and can be present at birth or develop later in life. Joint hypermobility ( JH) is a clinical condition characterized an excess range of motion in a joint beyond the physiological range of motion . It is termed generalized joint hypermobilty (GJH) , when the condition is asymptomatic; when it is associated with symptoms such as arthralgia, soft tissue damage, and joint instability, it is referred to as benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS) .An increase in the proportion of collagen or collagen subtypes, such as type III/type I has been detected in JH . This abnormal collagen structure causes joint laxity, and fragility of the connective tissue increases. The lymphatic system begins to develop at the end of the fifth gestational week. Lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes develop from the mesoderm. Mesoderm differentiates to form many tissues and structures, including connective tissue, muscle, bone, urogenital and circulatory systems. The relationships between systems developing from the same mesoderm-derived structures (such as carpal tunnel hypermobility, lumbar disc herniation hypermobility, shoulder impigment and adhesive capsulitis hypermobility) and joint hypermobility were examined. There are studies showing that hypermobility may pose a risk for venous insufficiency. In addition, one of the criteria for benign joint hypermobility syndrome is the presence of varicose veins. It has been revealed that the lymphatic system develops embryonicly from the cardinal vein, intersomatic vein and lymphangioblasts. Therefore, the lymphatic system can be considered as a branch of the developmental venous system with endothelial vascular walls. We aimed to investigate the relationship between primary lymphedema and joint hypermobility, as it has not been investigated before in the literature and based on this developmental similarity.

NCT ID: NCT06399367 Enrolling by invitation - Lymphedema Clinical Trials

Investigation of Lipedema, Lymphedema and Vascular Malformations by Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT)

Start date: August 2024
Study type: Observational

This study aims to analyze the fatty tissue architecture of the subcutaneous tissue in patients from the plastic surgery department. Plastic surgery patients show a wide variety of subcutaneous fatty tissue structures during clinical examination. These include patients with edema of the extremities such as lipedema or lymphedema. Fatty tissue architecture plays a major role in our everyday lives, as wound healing and scar formation, for example, are influenced by the blood flow to the overlying skin. The fatty tissue architecture, especially in the subcutaneous fatty tissue, also plays a major role in our appearance. An analysis of the architecture can potentially provide information about the genesis of different skin fold formations. The aim of this study is to quantitatively describe structural differences in adipose tissue architecture. Adipose tissue architecture is still a largely unexplored area because imaging has not been possible to date. MSOT imaging is similar to conventional sonography in that a transducer is placed on the skin and energy is supplied to the tissue by pulsed laser light instead of sound. On a macroscopic level, this leads to a constant change of minimal oscillations of individual tissue components. The resulting sound waves can then be detected by the same transducer. Previous studies have shown that the quantitative determination of hemoglobin can be used to obtain information on blood circulation and inflammatory activity. In the extended spectrum, in contrast, not only hemoglobin and its oxygenation stages but also other biomarkers such as collagens and lipids can be detected. This is very useful for imaging of fat, lymphatics and normal and abnormal blood vessels in vascular malformations. This process was largely researched by the working group of Prof. Ntziachristos (Helmholtz Center Munich and Technical University of Munich) and Prof. Razansky (Eidgenösische Technische Hochschule Zurich) and is being further developed into a clinically applicable technology and sold commercially by the company iThera. As a first series of demonstrative clinical studies following rigorous technical development, MSOT will serve as a key tool for research partners in the investigation of several diseases that remain poorly-understood and have limited treatment options. These parallel studies will focus on lipedema and lymphedema as well as vascular malformations - three distinct disease groups with similarly unmet clinical needs for appropriate imaging modalities and high potential of translation to further major disease areas. By focusing on two unrelated diseases, this project will show the wide-reaching application of this innovative imaging approach. Following successful proof-of-principle validation in a clinical research environment, full exploitation and dissemination of the results will strive to deliver MSOT to the greater scientific community. The main objectives are to confirm/validate the spectral profile of fat and vasculature on MSOT in lipedema patients, to establish the spectral profile of vascular malformations based on MSOT for adults and children and to establish the spectral profile and imaging of lymphatic vessels. With a detailed analysis of the architecture, our understanding of the physiology and pathology of the skin may be enhanced.

NCT ID: NCT06374745 Recruiting - Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

An Integrated Algorithm for Surgical Intervention in Chronic Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment: The Basel Lymphedema Protocol

Start date: January 2, 2015
Study type: Observational

The primary objective of the investigators is to develop an integrated algorithm for surgical treatment of chronic lymphedema after breast cancer surgery. This will be achieved by retrospectively analysing a subgroup of patients who had breast cancer-related surgery prior to lymphedema.

NCT ID: NCT06329167 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Lower Extremity Lymphedema

Daphnetin Capsules for Lower Limb Lymphoedema Following Gynaecological Surgery

Start date: March 25, 2024
Phase: Phase 4
Study type: Interventional

This clinical trial is designed to learn more about treating patients with lower limb lymphoedema following gynaecological surgery. The main question to be answered is To evaluate the efficacy of Daphnetin capsule in the treatment of patients with lower limb lymphedema following gynaecological malignancy surgery. Participants will take Daphnetin capsule 150mg tid (3 capsules/time, 3 times daily) orally at the same time as gradient compression stocking treatment. Researchers will compare 150mg Forte tablets (2 capsules/time, 2 times daily) and gradient compression stockings to see if Daphnetin capsule can be used to treat patients with lower extremity lymphedema following gynaecological malignancy surgery.