Christopher M. Badger

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BACKGROUND Lymphoedema is the accumulation of excess fluid in the body caused by obstruction of the lymphatic drainage mechanisms. It can be caused by a number of factors, including congenital predisposition, parasitic infection or surgery. Lymphoedema is chronic and progressive and affects a significant proportion of the population. The standard treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphoedema/chronic oedema is an important cause of morbidity in the population, but little is known of its epidemiology and impact on patients or health services. AIM To determine the magnitude of the problem of chronic oedema in the community, and the likely impact of oedema on use of health resources, employment and patient's quality of(More)
BACKGROUND Multilayered, low stretch bandages (MLB) combined with exercises, skin care, and manual lymphatic drainage therapy are recommended as an intensive phase of treatment for lymphedema patients. The relative efficacy of each of the components of this comprehensive treatment program have not been determined. This study aimed to compare the effect of(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphoedema is the accumulation of excess fluid in the body caused by obstruction of the lymphatic drainage mechanisms. Management involves decongesting the reduced lymphatic pathways in order to reduce the size of the limb. There is a great deal of debate as to which components of a physical treatment programme are the most crucial. OBJECTIVES(More)
Colour Doppler vascular mapping is a suitable alternative in patients for whom venography is a relative contraindication. The post mastectomy/radiotherapy swollen arm is one such situation where invasive tests could further compromise a disabling iatrogenic condition. Four patients are described in whom significant venous abnormalities were demonstrated(More)
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