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Monday, February 4th, 2019

 

Ketoprofen ‘a huge step forward’ for treatment of lymphedema symptoms

The anti-inflammatory drug ketoprofen appeared to effectively treat lymphedema symptoms and ease the burden of care, according to study results. “Ketoprofen restores the health and elasticity of the skin. … I believe it will reduce recurrent infection [and] can also reduce swelling,” Stanley G. Rockson, MD,professor of cardiovascular medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, said in a press release. “This new treatment does not cure lymphedema, but our studies show it has the capacity to make the illness more livable and more workable.” Lymphedema — a common condition that stems from aRead More