Video – Telemedicine and treating lymphedema patients at home

“Social distancing” and quarantine measures during the COVID-19 pandemic pose unique challenges for lymphedema therapists, as they may need to treat patients via telemedicine or telephone contacts. Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR, CLT-LANA, offers tips on how to use telemedicine to help new and current patients care for themselves at home when clinic visits are not…

Video – Maintaining a lymphedema self-care program at home

The COVID-19 situation has suspended clinic visits for many lymphedema patients who need them.  A good self-care lymphedema treatment program can help patients care for their lymphedema at home during this time of social distancing.  Self-care for lymphedema includes lymphatic breathing, exercise, and self-manual lymph drainage, which can be used together with Lympha Press® treatments…

Study in mice shows that MRSA infection causes long-lasting damage to lymphatic vessels

A study in mice shows that infection with the aggressive MRSA  bacteria (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) seems to cause persistent – perhaps permanent-   damage to  lymphatic vessels in the affected tissue.  This may explain why patients have frequent recurrences of cellulitis. The finding may also point the way to new treatments for cellulitis infections. In a report published…