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Liposuction May Ease Limb Swelling in Cancer Patients

Posted 1 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 – Liposuction may help people with lymphedema – a painful, disfiguring swelling of the arms, hands, legs or feet. Harvard researchers used the surgical technique to remove fat from just underneath the skin in three people with the condition. Two of the patients had lymphedema as a side effect of cancer treatment. The other one had a naturally developing form of lymphedema. In all three cases, there was improvement in the lymphedema after liposuction, the researchers said. And the improvement appears to be more effective and lasting than expected. One patient has had more than five years of follow-up. "Liposuction is extremely effective at removing fat from underneath the skin, which makes the arm or leg smaller," explained study author Dr. Arin Greene, director of the lymphedema program at Boston Children's Hospital. "And the new data show that the surgery ... Read more

Related support groups: Cancer, Edema, Lymphatic obstruction, Diagnosis and Investigation

CMP Pharma, Inc. Announces FDA Approval of CaroSpir (spironolactone) Oral Suspension

Posted 8 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

Farmville, NC. August 7, 2017 – CMP Pharma today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted final approval of the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for CaroSpir (Spironolactone Oral Suspension, 25 mg/5mL), the first and only FDA-approved oral liquid dosage form of the potassium-sparing diuretic spironolactone. “CaroSpir provides a stable, ready to use and consistent liquid treatment option for adult patients, including those who have difficulty swallowing, or who cannot swallow tablets,” said Gerald Sakowski, CEO at CMP Pharma, Inc. “Up until now, these patients have been prescribed a pharmacy compounded liquid form of spironolactone. The dosing inconsistencies of compounded liquids have long been a persistent challenge for physicians.” CaroSpir will be introduced early in the fourth quarter of 2017. For more information, contact CMP Pharma at 252-753-711 ... Read more

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Health Tip: Managing Swelling During Pregnancy

Posted 2 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Thanks to increased blood and fluids in the body during pregnancy, swelling can be an uncomfortable problem. The American Pregnancy Association suggests how to minimize swelling: Don't stand for long periods, and stick to comfortable shoes, avoiding high heels. When the weather is hot, limit your time outdoors. Take breaks with your feet propped up. Don't wear clothing that fits tightly around the ankles or wrists. Wear stockings or tights that offer support. Soothe swelling with a cold compress or by going for a swim. Drink plenty of water, and limit salt intake. Read more

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