Lymphedema Search Strategy

LYMPHEDEMA SEARCH STRATEGY AND RESULTS
 
Initial references prior to update: 25
 
Databases searched for update: PubMed, CINAHL, NCCN, Cochrane Collaboration
 
Search results of literature retrieved May 1, 2008–February 28, 2015:
  • 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*)) AND ("2008/05/01"[PDAT] : "2015/02/28"[PDAT] AND cancer[sb])
    • 846 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: 20080501-20150228, English Language, Research Article, Clinical Queries: Therapy - High Sensitivity, Therapy - High Specificity, Therapy - Best Balance
    • 255 citations retrieved
  • NCCN: No results
  • Cochrane Collaboration:
    • McNeely, M.L., Campbell, K., Ospina, M., Rowe, B.H., Dabbs, K., Klassen, T.P., . . . Courneya, K. (2010). Exercise interventions for upper-limb dysfunction due to breast cancer treatment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010(6). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD005211.pub2
    • Preston, N.J., Seers, K., & Mortimer, P.S. (2008). Physical therapies for reducing and controlling lymphoedema of the limbs. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2008(4). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD003141.pub2
234 titles were selected for full article review.
 
122 final studies were included after the removal of duplicates and studies that did not meet inclusion criteria and the addition of manuscripts retrieved in other topics meeting lymphedema-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, prevention, and management.
4. Study sample must include patients with cancer
 
Exclusion Criteria: 
1. Grey literature
2. Descriptive studies
3. Studies involving only vascular changes

 

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