Lymphedema Search Strategy

LYMPHEDEMA SEARCH STRATEGY AND RESULTS
 
  • Initial references prior to update – 57
  • Search results of literature retrieved 5/1/2008 – 3/31/2014
  • PubMed:
  • ((lymphoedema[ti] OR lymphedema[ti] OR Lymphedema[majr]) AND (systematic[ti] OR systematic[sb])) OR ((lymphoedema[ti] OR lymphedema[ti] OR Lymphedema[majr]) AND (Therapy/Broad[filter])) OR ((lymphoedema OR lymphedema) AND (decongestive OR CDT OR compression OR bandag* OR infection[ti] OR BMI OR weight[ti] OR drainage OR "skin care" OR exercise OR prophylactic* OR garment* OR hyperbaric OR laser OR pneumatic OR dressing OR pump OR diuretic* OR benzopyrenes OR venipunctur*))
  • Filters activated: Publication date from 2008/05/01 to 2014/03/31, Cancer
  • 656 citations retrieved
  • CINAHL:
  • ( (TI lymphoedema OR TI lymphedema OR MM Lymphedema) ) OR ( (lymphoedema OR lymphedema) AND (decongestive OR CDT OR compression OR bandag* OR TI infection OR BMI OR TI weight OR drainage OR "skin care" OR exercise OR prophylactic* OR garment* OR hyperbaric OR laser OR pneumatic OR dressing OR pump OR diuretic* OR benzopyrenes OR venipunctur*) )
  • Limiters:Published Date: 20080501-20140331, English Language,Research Article, Clinical Queries: Therapy - High Sensitivity, Therapy - High Specificity, Therapy - Best Balance
  • 224 citations retrieved
  • 148 titles selected from review of abstracts for full article review
  • 90 final publications included after removal of duplicates and studies that did not meet inclusion criteria, and addition of manuscripts retrieved in other topics meeting topic specific criteria
 
Inclusion Criteria
1. Full research report, systematic review, guideline or meta-analysis
2. Study must report results of measurement of lymphedema
3. The study examines an intervention aimed at affecting the symptom, including risk reduction and prevention as well as management
4. Study sample must include patients with cancer
 
Exclusion Criteria
1. Grey literature
2. Descriptive study 
3. Studies involving only vascular changes

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