A practice guideline for the management of lymphoedema

Kaoru Kitamura, Satoru Iwase, Yujiro Kuroda, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Daigo Yamamoto, Hiroki Odagiri, Yoshifumi Komoike, Taku Iwamoto, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Hiroshi Yagata, Hiroaki Kubota, Seiichi Teramoto

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Management and treatment options for lymphoedema in Japan have traditionally varied between different healthcare institutions. The authors of this article have developed guidelines to standardise treatment of lymphoedema patients, based on scientific evidence. Consensus methods based on the Delphi technique were used when formulating the guidelines. A literature search was conducted and a clinical guideline for lymphoedema, including 11 specific recommendations for clinicians, was constructed. In future, the clinical efficacy of this guideline should be tested in a clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-71
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Lymphoedema
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical questions
  • Delphi method
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Lymphoedema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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