Feb 15, 2021 Issue
Compression Reduces Recurrent Cellulitis in Patients with Chronic Leg Edema [POEMs]

Adding compression to patient education reduces the likelihood of recurrent cellulitis in patients with chronic leg edema.

Aug 15, 2013 Issue
Interventions for Lower-Extremity Lymphedema [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Complete decongestive physiotherapy (i.e., a noninvasive protocol consisting of skin care, lymph drainage massage, exercises, and compression bandaging1) effectively improves edema, rates of infection, and quality of life in patients with lower-extremity lymphedema.

Jul 15, 2013 Issue
Edema: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Edema is an accumulation of fluid in the interstitial space that occurs as the capillary filtration exceeds the limits of lymphatic drainage, producing noticeable clinical signs and symptoms. The rapid development of generalized pitting edema associated with systemic disease requires timely diagnosi...

Jun 1, 2005 Issue
Treatment of Edema [Article]

Edema is the result of an imbalance in the filtration system between the capillary and interstitial spaces. The kidneys play a key role in regulating extracellular fluid volume by adjusting sodium and water excretion. Major causes of edema include venous obstruction, increased capillary permeability...

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