Inflammatory Conditions Research

As many individuals with lymphedema are at risk of inflammatory conditions, we felt it is important to identify research projects related to these conditions, particularly pertaining to treatment options.  The following lists recent and currently ongoing research projects.


Comparrison of Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy and Connective Tissue Massage in Woman with Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Ekici G, Bakar Y, Akbayrak T, Yuksel I.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Feb 2009;32(2):127-33.

Asplund R. Manual lymph drainage therapy using light massage for fibromyalgia sufferers: A pilot study. Phys Ther 2003;7:192–196.

Manual Lymph Drainage therapy using light massage for fibromyalgia sufferers: a pilot study
Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing. 2003: 7: 192 – 196, R Asplund

A study of the effects of Manual Lymph Drainage on fibomyalgia.
Journal of Soft Tissue Manipulation, 1998, 5 #3. S. Krueger

Simon, MS, RL Cody: Cellulitis after axillary lymph node dissection for carcinoma of the breast. Am. J. Med. 93 (1992), 543-548

Moses, M, MZ Papa, A Karasik, et al:
The role of infection in post-mastectomy lymphedema. Surg. Annu. 14 (1982) 73-83.

Comparison of Lymph Drainage and Connective Tissue Massage in Fibromyalgia Patients (FM)
Sponsor: Pamukkale University, Turkey
Principal Investigator: Gamze Ekici, PhD, et al