New Perspectives in Personalized Management of Lymphedema and Lipedema

A special issue of Journal of Personalized Medicine (ISSN 2075-4426). This special issue belongs to the section "Personalized Therapy and Drug Delivery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2024 | Viewed by 96

Special Issue Editor

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The International Center for Lymphedema, Hiroshima University Hospital, 1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8551, Japan
Interests: microcirculation; microsurgery; regenerative medicine; lymphangiogenesis; lymphedema; immunity; adipose-derived stem cells; burns; wound healing; maxillofacial surgery; ischemic limbs; vascular surgery; transplant surgery; chronic ulcers; peripheral nerves

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lymphedema and lipedema are complex diseases. While the external presentation of swollen legs in lower extremity lymphedema and lipedema appear similar, the current mechanistic understandings of these diseases indicate unique aspects of their underlying pathophysiology. They share certain clinical features, such as fluid, fat and fibrosis. Nevertheless, these diverge on their time course and known molecular regulators of pathophysiology and genetics. This divergence likely indicates a unique route leading to interstitial fluid accumulation and subsequent inflammation in lymphedema versus lipedema. Much work remains in this area toward the better management of lymphedema and lipedema. This Special Issue intends to provide an overview of recent advances in the field of lymphedema and lipedema management, and understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of lymphedema and lipedema.

We cordially invite researchers involved in basic research, as well as in translational studies, to submit their original research, systematic reviews and short communications to this Special Issue.

Dr. Shuhei Yoshida
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • lymphedema
  • lipedema
  • lymphangiogenesis
  • microsurgery
  • vascular surgery
  • transplant surgery

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