Dr. Caroline Fife and Missy Baylor, OTR, LMT, CSWS, CLT-LANA, discuss clinical presentations of lymphedema in the pediatric population. Special considerations for manual lymphatic drainage, bandaging, and compression in lymphedema treatment for children and young adults are also covered in the presentation.
About our Speakers
Caroline Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, is the co-editor of Today’s Wound Clinic. Fife received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University College of Medicine. After a residency in family medicine at the University of Texas, Southwestern, she completed a two-year fellowship in undersea and hyperbaric medicine at Duke University, then joined the faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, where she served on the faculty for 23 years, ending her academic career as a professor of medicine in the division of cardiology. She is also the chief medical officer of Intellicure, a Texas-based software company, which since 2000 has provided a specialty-specific electronic medical record system to wound and hyperbaric centers across the US. Dr. Fife is the director of clinical research for the US Wound Registry, a nonprofit corporation that provides data for comparative effectiveness studies in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. She is currently the medical director of St. Luke’s Wound Clinic, The Woodlands, TX.
Missy Baylor, OTR, LMT, CSWS, CLT-LANA, is an occupational therapist specializing in treating patients with primary and secondary lymphedema, lipedema, post-surgical edema, vascular-related edema and various other conditions including wound care. She obtained her massage therapy license in 1996, completed her lymphedema therapy training in 1998 at the Dr. Vodder School in Walchsee, Austria, and obtained her LANA (Lymphology Association of North America) certification in 2002.
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