Would you like to deepen your medical or therapeutic knowledge in the areas of phlebology, lymphology, scar therapy or orthopaedics? The Juzo Academy invites you to attend one of its international symposia during 2017, where informative presentations, interesting workshops and stimulating discussions await you – why not sign up now!
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The boundaries in lymphology are fluid. Whether it be differentiating between lymphoedema, lipoedema and phleboedema, classifying the severity of a lymphoedema, or the issue of borderline cases in lymphology. All lymph-related swelling can, in principle, be successfully treated. Giving a prognosis of the level of success, on the other hand, is very difficult according to Prof. Dr. med. Markus Stücker, Head Physician at the Interdisciplinary Vein Center at the Ruhr-University Hospital, Bochum and scientific director of the 6th Bochum Lymph Day.
The objective of this very well attended event, which welcomed 350 guests from medical products suppliers, the medical profession, and therapy centers, was to consider a selection of issues in the field of lymphology and to discuss them from a practical perspective.
For example, PD Dr. med. Stefanie Reich-Schupke, dermatologist and venereologist at the Vein Center of the Dermatological and Vascular Surgery Clinic, Bochum, presented on the discrepancy between expectations and reality in relation to lymphological care products. The results of a survey of 72 patients revealed deficits not only in diagnosis and treatment but also in self-management instructions. Generally speaking, there have been good developments in the area of lymphological care products, however there is still scope for improvement in particular in the treatment of patients.
Age-related cardiovascular disorders, for example cardiac insufficiency, can limit the possibilities for applying classical CPDT in patients with secondary lymphoedema and may, on the other hand, themselves lead to oedema. The significance of these disorders, their interaction, which symptoms are important and how they impact CPDT, was discussed by Dr. med. Sören Sörensen, Senior Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mainburg Hospital.
Prim. Dr. med. Christian Ure from the Lymph Clinic in Wolfsberg, Austria described his experiences with neck, head and facial lymphoedema after ENT and facial / mandibular surgical procedures. Improvements could be achieved in this area in particular through new surgical techniques, more effective handling of recurrent and radiotherapy-related sequelae, and through logopaedic rehabilitation measures.
Dr. med. Johannes Link, Senior Physician in the Vascular Surgery Unit of the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Ulm presented on the topic “Post-ischaemic lymphoedema”. He described the problems associated with diagnosing and treating patients with persistent circulatory disorders based on his experience as a surgeon.
Thiha Aung from the Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital of Regensburg described a variety of surgical methods from lymph node transplantation, multiple lymphovenous anastomoses, to liposuction. He explained the various surgical procedures and also provided an overview of the surgical methods that are already in use in Asia, and those that are likely to be employed in Europe as well in the coming years.
The difficulties associated not only with diagnosing but also treating artificial lymphoedema were elucidated by Dr. med. Klaus-Peter Martin, Internist and Chief Physician at the Földi Clinic in Hinterzarten. Although they constitute only a relatively small proportion of the overall group of secondary lymphoedemas, the estimated number of undiagnosed cases is likely to be higher given the shorter hospital stay lengths involved and the lack of time to obtain a detailed medical history.
The PD event concluded with a practical demonstration of the decongestion of oedemas in the neck / head area by Martin Denzer, a specialist instructor in manual lymphatic drainage / CPDT, as well as a presentation by the physiotherapist and lecturer in lymphology Georgis Anastassopoulos on the therapeutic aspects of oedemas in the genital area.
The 6th Bochum Lymph Day was conducted in collaboration with the Academy of Medical Education of the Medical Association of Westphalia-Lippe, the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at St. Josef Hospital, the Vein Center of the Dermatological and Vascular Surgery Clinic at Ruhr-University Hospital, Bochum, and the company Julius Zorn GmbH (Juzo) in Aichach.
The initiators of the event were highly satisfied with the number of attendees and the feedback they received. Preparations are already underway for a follow-up event in 2017.