In strict terms, medical treatment implies that the treating physician will venture beyond the potential physiotherapeutic and surgical options and seek to embrace the benefits of pharmacotherapy. Here, unfortunately, there is still a paucity of options that have any proven benefit for the lymphedema patient.
KeywordsCoumarin Derivative Secondary Hypertension Proven Benefit Oncotic Pressure Objective Validation
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