- Question from Gabriela: Is there any research being done to develop pharmaceutical solutions (i.e. drugs) to increasing lymphatic flow?
- Answers - Kathryn Schmitz I am aware of research that is likely at least a decade away. It is at the point of early discovery of targets that could lead to the development of a drug.
- Jennifer Sabol, M.D., F.A.C.S. I don't know of any in the present right now. I know several compounds have been used in the past anecdotally, and none have proven to be either effective or necessarily safe, even.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Preventing and Treating Arm Lymphedema featured Kathryn Schmitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.M.,Nicole Stout, M.P.T. C.L.T.-L.A.N.A., and moderator Jennifer Sabol, M.D., F.A.S.C. answering your questions about ways to prevent and manage lymphedema.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in April 2008.
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