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decongestant

1. relieving congestion, esp nasal congestion
2. a decongestant drug
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Complete Decongestive Therapy: Complete Decongestive Therapy is specialised, conservative, long-term therapy consisting of skin and nail care, manual lymph drainage, application of bandages, decongestive exercise and medical compression garments (Weissleder & Schuchhardt 2008).
In 2009, a member of the public referred Bertha to a private health-care practitioner for the treatment of her lymphoedema but she could not afford private health care and was referred to the researcher after approximately 10 Complete Decongestive Therapy treatments over a period of 1 month.
Firstly, the researcher explained to the participant what lymphoedema was; what Complete Decongestive Therapy consisted of; and the self-care that would be required during the treatment and maintenance phase.
Weiss and Spray (2002) found that the quality of life of patients with lymphoedema improves significantly after Complete Decongestive Therapy, irrespective of the limb volume decrease, but Howell and Watson (2005) found the exact opposite.
The study demonstrated and confirmed that despite imperfect patient compliance, breast cancer related lymphoedema can be managed with Complete Decongestive Therapy, with a resultant improvement of the quality of life of women living with breast cancer.
2004, 'Prospective Trial of Complete Decongestive Therapy for Upper Extremity Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Therapy', The Cancer Journal 10, 42-48.
The effectiveness of complete decongestive physiotherapy for the treatment of lymphedema following groin dissection for melanoma.
Our case involving a patient with lymphedema associated with sirolimus therapy is important because of her significant recovery after the administration of complex decongestive therapy at our rehabilitation clinic.
Kompleks veya komplet dekonjestif tedavi/Kompleks fizik tedavi (Complex or complete decongestive therapy/Complex physical therapy, CDT/CPT),