Dr Elizabeth Dylke

Telephone 9351 9021
Fax 9351 9601

Website Breast Cancer Research Group

Current research students

Project title Research student
The efficacy of compression in preventing lymphoedema progression in women with breast cancer related lymphoedema Orsi KOKAI
Management of clinical data for lymphoedema Robyn SIERLA

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

Selected grants

2014

  • Determination of normatively-based diagnostic thresholds for unilateral and bilateral lower limb lymphoedema; Dylke E, Kilbreath S; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Dylke, E., Schembri, G., Bailey, D., Bailey, E., Ward, L., Refshauge, K., Beith, J., Black, D., Kilbreath, S. (2016). Diagnosis of upper limb lymphedema: development of an evidence-based approach. Acta Oncologica, In press. [More Information]
  • Kilbreath, S., Refshauge, K., Beith, J., Ward, L., Ung, O., Dylke, E., French, J., Yee, J., Koelmeyer, L., Kastanias, K. (2016). Risk factors for lymphoedema in women with breast cancer: A large prospective cohort. The Breast, 28, 29-36. [More Information]
  • Kilbreath, S., Refshauge, K., Beith, J., Ward, L., Ung, O., Dylke, E., French, J., Yee, J., Koelmeyer, L., Gaitatzis, K. (2016). Risk factors for lymphoedema in women with early breast cancer: A large prospective cohort. The Breast, 28(1), 29-36. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Kilbreath, S. (2015). Current rehabilitation processes do not prevent long-term impairments after treatment for breast cancer in Australia. Australian Family Physician, 44(6), 405-409.
  • Ward, L., Kilbreath, S., Dylke, E. (2015). Letter to the Editor Re: Bundred et al. "Comparison of multi-frequency bioimpedance with perometry for the early detection and intervention of lymphoedema after axillary node clearance for breast cancer". Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 152(1), 227-228. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Kilbreath, S., Ward, L. (2015). Reliability of lymphoscintigraphy. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 13(3), 227-227. [More Information]
  • Svensson, B., Dylke, E., Ward, L., Kilbreath, S. (2015). Segmental impedance thresholds for early detection of unilateral upper limb swelling. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 13(4), 253-259. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Alsobayel, H., Ward, L., Liu, M., Webb, E., Kilbreath, S. (2014). Use of impedance ratios to assess hand swelling in lymphoedema. Phlebology, 29(2), 83-89.
  • Thiel, D., Espinosa, H., Davis, G., Dylke, E., Foroughi, N., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Arm movement: the effect of obesity on active lifestyles. Procedia Engineering, 60, 182-187. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., McEntee, M., Schembri, G., Brennan, P., Bailey, E., Ward, L., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Reliability of a Radiological Grading System for Dermal Backflow in Lymphoscintigraphy Imaging. Academic Radiology, 20(6), 758-763. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Ward, L., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Standardized approach to lymphedema screening. The Oncologist, 18(11), 1242. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Ward, L., Meerkin, J., Nery, L., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Tissue composition changes and secondary lymphedema. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 11(4), 211-218. [More Information]
  • Ward, L., Dylke, E., Kilbreath, S. (2012). Measurement of Hand Volume by Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 10(2), 81-86. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Yee, J., Ward, L., Foroughi, N., Kilbreath, S. (2012). Normative Volume Difference Between the Dominant and Nondominant Upper Limbs in Healthy Older Women. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 10(4), 182-188. [More Information]
  • Ward, L., Winall, A., Isenring, E., Hills, A., Czerniec, S., Dylke, E., Kilbreath, S. (2011). Assessment of bilateral limb lymphedema by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 21(2), 409-418. [More Information]
  • Ward, L., Dylke, E., Czerniec, S., Isenring, E., Kilbreath, S. (2011). Confirmation of the Reference Impedance Ratios Used for Assessment of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema by Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 9(1), 47-51. [More Information]
  • Foroughi, N., Dylke, E., Paterson, R., Sparrow, K., Fan, J., Warwick, E., Kilbreath, S. (2011). Inter-Rater Reliability of Arm Circumference Measurement. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 9(2), 101-107. [More Information]
  • Ward, L., Dylke, E., Czerniec, S., Isenring, E., Kilbreath, S. (2011). Reference Ranges for Assessment of Unilateral Lymphedema in Legs by Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 9(1), 43-46. [More Information]
  • Kilbreath, S., Ward, L., Lane, K., McNeely, M., Dylke, E., Refshauge, K., McKenzie, D., Lee, M., Peddle, C., Battersby, K. (2010). Effect of air travel on lymphedema risk in women with history of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 120(3), 649-654. [More Information]
  • Crosbie, W., Kilbreath, S., Dylke, E., Refshauge, K., Nicholson, L., Beith, J., Spillane, A., White, K. (2010). Effects of Mastectomy on Shoulder and Spinal Kinematics During Bilateral Upper-Limb Movement. Physical Therapy, 90(5), 679-692. [More Information]
  • Crosbie, W., Kilbreath, S., Dylke, E. (2010). The kinematics of the scapulae and spine during a lifting task. Journal of Biomechanics, 43(7), 1302-1309. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Dylke, E., Ward, L., Stannard, C., Leigh, A., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Bioimpedance for the spot measurement of tissue density. XVth International Conference on Electrical Bio-Impedance (ICEBI), Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany: IOP Publishing. [More Information]
  • Ward, L., Essex, T., Gaw, R., Czerniec, S., Dylke, E., Abell, B., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Estimation of limb adiposity by bioimpedance spectroscopy in lymphoedema. XVth International Conference on Electrical Bio-Impedance (ICEBI), Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany: IOP Publishing. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Foroughi, N., Ward, L., Moore, K., Kilbreath, S. (2010). Normative upper limb volume measures in healthy older adults. 2010 Cancer Research Network Symposium, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Kilbreath, S., Ward, L., Lane, K., McNeely, M., Dylke, E., Refshauge, K., McKenzie, D., Lee, M., Peddle, C., Battersby, K. (2009). Does air travel preferentially impact on 'at risk' arm in breast cancer survivors? 22nd International Congress of Lymphology ISL 2009, United States: International Society of Lymphology.

2016

  • Dylke, E., Schembri, G., Bailey, D., Bailey, E., Ward, L., Refshauge, K., Beith, J., Black, D., Kilbreath, S. (2016). Diagnosis of upper limb lymphedema: development of an evidence-based approach. Acta Oncologica, In press. [More Information]
  • Kilbreath, S., Refshauge, K., Beith, J., Ward, L., Ung, O., Dylke, E., French, J., Yee, J., Koelmeyer, L., Kastanias, K. (2016). Risk factors for lymphoedema in women with breast cancer: A large prospective cohort. The Breast, 28, 29-36. [More Information]
  • Kilbreath, S., Refshauge, K., Beith, J., Ward, L., Ung, O., Dylke, E., French, J., Yee, J., Koelmeyer, L., Gaitatzis, K. (2016). Risk factors for lymphoedema in women with early breast cancer: A large prospective cohort. The Breast, 28(1), 29-36. [More Information]

2015

  • Dylke, E., Kilbreath, S. (2015). Current rehabilitation processes do not prevent long-term impairments after treatment for breast cancer in Australia. Australian Family Physician, 44(6), 405-409.
  • Ward, L., Kilbreath, S., Dylke, E. (2015). Letter to the Editor Re: Bundred et al. "Comparison of multi-frequency bioimpedance with perometry for the early detection and intervention of lymphoedema after axillary node clearance for breast cancer". Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 152(1), 227-228. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Kilbreath, S., Ward, L. (2015). Reliability of lymphoscintigraphy. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 13(3), 227-227. [More Information]
  • Svensson, B., Dylke, E., Ward, L., Kilbreath, S. (2015). Segmental impedance thresholds for early detection of unilateral upper limb swelling. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 13(4), 253-259. [More Information]

2014

  • Dylke, E., Alsobayel, H., Ward, L., Liu, M., Webb, E., Kilbreath, S. (2014). Use of impedance ratios to assess hand swelling in lymphoedema. Phlebology, 29(2), 83-89.

2013

  • Thiel, D., Espinosa, H., Davis, G., Dylke, E., Foroughi, N., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Arm movement: the effect of obesity on active lifestyles. Procedia Engineering, 60, 182-187. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Ward, L., Stannard, C., Leigh, A., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Bioimpedance for the spot measurement of tissue density. XVth International Conference on Electrical Bio-Impedance (ICEBI), Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany: IOP Publishing. [More Information]
  • Ward, L., Essex, T., Gaw, R., Czerniec, S., Dylke, E., Abell, B., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Estimation of limb adiposity by bioimpedance spectroscopy in lymphoedema. XVth International Conference on Electrical Bio-Impedance (ICEBI), Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany: IOP Publishing. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., McEntee, M., Schembri, G., Brennan, P., Bailey, E., Ward, L., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Reliability of a Radiological Grading System for Dermal Backflow in Lymphoscintigraphy Imaging. Academic Radiology, 20(6), 758-763. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Ward, L., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Standardized approach to lymphedema screening. The Oncologist, 18(11), 1242. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Ward, L., Meerkin, J., Nery, L., Kilbreath, S. (2013). Tissue composition changes and secondary lymphedema. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 11(4), 211-218. [More Information]

2012

  • Ward, L., Dylke, E., Kilbreath, S. (2012). Measurement of Hand Volume by Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 10(2), 81-86. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Yee, J., Ward, L., Foroughi, N., Kilbreath, S. (2012). Normative Volume Difference Between the Dominant and Nondominant Upper Limbs in Healthy Older Women. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 10(4), 182-188. [More Information]

2011

  • Ward, L., Winall, A., Isenring, E., Hills, A., Czerniec, S., Dylke, E., Kilbreath, S. (2011). Assessment of bilateral limb lymphedema by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 21(2), 409-418. [More Information]
  • Ward, L., Dylke, E., Czerniec, S., Isenring, E., Kilbreath, S. (2011). Confirmation of the Reference Impedance Ratios Used for Assessment of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema by Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 9(1), 47-51. [More Information]
  • Foroughi, N., Dylke, E., Paterson, R., Sparrow, K., Fan, J., Warwick, E., Kilbreath, S. (2011). Inter-Rater Reliability of Arm Circumference Measurement. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 9(2), 101-107. [More Information]
  • Ward, L., Dylke, E., Czerniec, S., Isenring, E., Kilbreath, S. (2011). Reference Ranges for Assessment of Unilateral Lymphedema in Legs by Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 9(1), 43-46. [More Information]

2010

  • Kilbreath, S., Ward, L., Lane, K., McNeely, M., Dylke, E., Refshauge, K., McKenzie, D., Lee, M., Peddle, C., Battersby, K. (2010). Effect of air travel on lymphedema risk in women with history of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 120(3), 649-654. [More Information]
  • Crosbie, W., Kilbreath, S., Dylke, E., Refshauge, K., Nicholson, L., Beith, J., Spillane, A., White, K. (2010). Effects of Mastectomy on Shoulder and Spinal Kinematics During Bilateral Upper-Limb Movement. Physical Therapy, 90(5), 679-692. [More Information]
  • Dylke, E., Foroughi, N., Ward, L., Moore, K., Kilbreath, S. (2010). Normative upper limb volume measures in healthy older adults. 2010 Cancer Research Network Symposium, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Crosbie, W., Kilbreath, S., Dylke, E. (2010). The kinematics of the scapulae and spine during a lifting task. Journal of Biomechanics, 43(7), 1302-1309. [More Information]

2009

  • Kilbreath, S., Ward, L., Lane, K., McNeely, M., Dylke, E., Refshauge, K., McKenzie, D., Lee, M., Peddle, C., Battersby, K. (2009). Does air travel preferentially impact on 'at risk' arm in breast cancer survivors? 22nd International Congress of Lymphology ISL 2009, United States: International Society of Lymphology.

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