Position

Professor
FHCWI Medical Course

Biography

Neil is a Lymphologist and Director of the lymphoedema Research Unit, he is one of the coordinators of the Advanced studies topics in the MD Graduate Entry Medical Program and runs an elective in Lymphatics in Health and Disease. He is an executive member of the International Society for Lymphology, a member of the Editorial Boards of the "Journal of Lymphoedema" (UK), "Phlebology" (USA) and "Lymphology" (USA). He is Australasian Editor or the "Journal of Lymphatic research and Biology" (USA). Neil was President of the 22nd International Congress of Lymphology (Sydney.) He is a member International Advisory Board Union Internationale Phlebologie and a member of its consensus groups on Lymphoedema and Phlebo-lymphoedema, a Director of the UK based "International Lymphoedema Framework" and the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphoedema Care and a member of the steering committee for the Australian and American Lymphoedema Frameworks.

Qualifications

B Sc (Hons) 1973 Adelaide
Ph D 1977 Adelaide

Honours, awards and grants

Established Researcher Presentation Award (WALT World Association Laser Therapy)

2012
Fellow Australian College of Phlebology 2011
Gold Medal for Advancement of Lymphoedema research: Australasian college of Phlebology, Melbourne 2011

International Lymphoedema Framework Award for Lymphoedema research; London, 2010

Key responsibilities

Development of Advanced Studies (AS) Program for the MD
Clinical Trials Supervisor, Lymphoedema Research Unit 
SA coordinator HPS, Year  2
Coordinator  Reseach Electives Year 1

Teaching interests

Survey Research,   Research Design,  , Lymphatic and cardiovascular Physiology, Pathophysiology

Topic Coordinator:

Topic Lecturer:

Research expertise

  • Clinical sciences
  • Medical physiology
  • Other medical and health sciences

Research interests

Assessment, differential diagnosis of  lymph and other oedemas.

Treatment and management of Lymphoedemas

Supervisory interests

  • Blood tissue lymph systems
  • Lipoedema, assessment, treatment and management
  • Lymphatic system
  • Lymphoedema
  • Lymphoedema and oedemas, community based screening programs

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : The indicence and severity of lower limb lymphoedema in high impact trauma patients with severe soft tissue loss (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Clinical implications in the detection, prevention and therapeutic managment of secondary lymphoedema in patients with cutaneous wounds and scarring (Victoria Univ.) (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Acquired Hearing Loss and Health Professional Education (1) ; The efficacy of home based exercise regimes for limb oedemas (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Meeting women's information needs at menopause (1) ; Ecology of Musculoskeletal conditions (1) ; Response of Guinea Pig Mesenteric Lymphatics to Different Types of Oedema (1) ; The effects of depression on quality of life (1) ;

RHD Student Achievements

  • Malou van Zanten
    Siroptomist International Ester Bright Travel Award - April 2012
    International Society of Lymphology Presidential Prize- Rome - September 2013
    Best Day Presenter International Lymphoedema Framework Congress Glasgow - June 2014
    Channel 9 Young Achiever Semi-finalist - February 2015
  • Malou van Zanter
    Flinders University Publication Award - February 2016
  • Malou van Zanten
    Flinders University Best Ph D student presentation

Publications

  • Piller, N.B. (2016). Conservative Treatments for Lymphedema. In Peter C. Neligan, Jaume Masia and Neil Piller, ed. Lymphedema: Complete Medical and Surgical Management. Australia: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 395-406.
  • Piller, N. (2011). Alternative Assessment and Measurement Tools. In Byung-Boong Lee, John Bergan and Stanley G. Rockson, ed. Lymphedema A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice. London, UK: Springer-Verlag, pp. 199-203.
    [10.1007/978-0-85729-567-5_24]
  • Piller, N. (2011). Differential Diagnosis - General Considerations. In Byung-Boong Lee, John Bergan and Stanley G. Rockson, ed. Lymphedema A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice. London, UK: Springer-Verlag, pp. 119-124.
    [10.1007/978-0-85729-567-5_16]
  • Piller, N. (2011). Other Contemporary Treatment Modalities. In Byung-Boong Lee, John Bergan and Stanley G. Rockson, ed. Lymphedema A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice. London, UK: Springer-Verlag, pp. 263-272.
    [10.1007/978-0-85729-567-5_32]
  • Piller, N.B. (2010). Recognition, treatment and management of post-cancer treatment lymphoedema. In Monica Robotin, Ian Olver, Afaf Girgis, ed. When cancer crosses disiplines - a physician's handbook. London, UK: Imperial College Press, pp. 603-625.
  • Neligan, P.C., Masia, J. and Piller, N.B. (Eds.). (2015). Lymphoedema: Complete Medical and Surgical Management. Boca Raton Florida: CRC Press.
  • Piller, N.B. (Ed.). (2015). Lymphoedema Complete Medical and Surgical Management. United Kingdom: CRC PressTaylor and Frances Group.
  • Piller, N.B. (Ed.). (2015). Lymphoedema Complete Medical and Surgical Management. USA: Taylor and Francis.
  • Piller, N.B. (2004). Editor. CHINA
  • Piller, N.B., Alitalo, K., Ferrara, N., Ferrell, R., Granger, D.N., Hendrix, M., et al. (2004). Editors. USA
  • Piller, N.B. and O'Connor, M. (2002). The Lymphoedema Handbook: Causes, Effects and Management. South Yarra, VIC: Michelle Anderson Publishing.
  • Piller, N.B., Moseley, A.L. and Walsh, J.A. (2001). Recognition, treatment and managemnt of a venous oedema leg. Bedford Park, SA: Flinders University Press.
  • Piller, N.B. (2001). Recognition, treatment and management of a lymphoedema leg. Bedford Park, SA: Flinders University Press.
  • Sarkar, A., kunnel, A., Woodman, R.J. and Piller, N.B. (2016). Awareness of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema among Australian Clinicians. Asia Pacific Lymphology Conference. Darwin. May 2016.
  • Woodman, R.J., Sarkar, A., Zhu, C., Bogner, Z.L. and Piller, N.B. (2015). Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) using Bayesian estimation achieved better model fit than with Maximum Likelihood (ML) and thereby provided construct validity for a lymphedema knowledge survey. Bayes on the Beach 2015. The Mantra Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. Dec 2015.
  • Piller, N.B. (2013). Innovations why are we so slow to accept. In 39th Congress of the European Society for Lymphology. 39th Congress of the European Society for Lymphology. Valencia, Italy. Jun 2013.
  • Piller, N.B. (2013). Lymphatics and Would Healing - lymphatic stimulation when the venous system fails. In New Zealand Wound Care Society - 'Wound Care Across the Lifespan' New Zealand Wound Care Society - 'Wound Care Across the Lifespan' Auckland, New Zealand. May 2013.
  • Piller, N.B. (2013). Lymphovascular relationships. In 16th Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops, Australasian College of Phlebology. 16th Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops, Australasian College of Phlebology. Hobart, Australia. Mar 2013.
  • Piller, N.B. (2013). Social aspects of lymphoedema management and outcomes. In 24th International Society of Lymphology Congress. Rome, Italy: International Society of Lymphology. 24th International Society of Lymphology Congress. Rome, Italy. Sep 2013.
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  • Vanderstelt, S., Pallotta, O., McEwen, M., Ullah, S. and Piller, N.B. (2013). Indurometer vs. Tonometer which is best; Do Indurometer readings Correlate with the ISL Staging of Lymphoedema. In 24th World Congress of the International Society of Lymphology. 24th World Congress of the International Society of Lymphology. Rome, Italy.
  • Piller, N.B. (2012). Lymphoedema and Wounds. In 4th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies. 4th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies. Yokahama, Japan. Sep 2012.
  • Piller, N.B. (2012). Getting Better Outcomes Using Simple Techniques? In 4th International Lymphoedema Framework Congress. 4th International Lymphoedema Framework Congress. Montpellier, France. Jun 2012.
  • Dawson, R., de Vries, D.B., Piller, N. and Rice, J. (2012). Lymphoedema Treatment and Breast Cancer Reoccurrence: Is there a relationship? In H Brorson, ed. Progress in Lymphology XXIII. Hassleholm, Sweden: AM-TYCK. 23rd International Congress of Lymphology. Malmo, Sweden. Sep 2011, pp. 207-209.
  • Piller, N.B. (2012). Lymphoedema and laser treatment. In 9th World Association for Laser Therapy Congress. 9th World Association for Laser Therapy Congress. Gold Coast, Australia. Sep 2012.
  • Piller, N.B. (2012). Lymphoedema. What, where, when, Why and How? In Australian Wound Management Association Congress. Australian Wound Management Association Congress. Sydney, Australia. Mar 2012.
  • Piller, N.B. (2011). How much evidence do you need to change? In 3rd International Lymphoedema Framework Congress. 3rd International Lymphoedema Framework Congress. Toronto, Canada. Jun 2011.
  • Finley, B., Ullah, S. and Piller, N.B. (2009). Relationship between subjective (pain, tightness, heaviness, perceived limb size) and objective (limb size) measures in patients with chronic upper-limb lymphoedema. In Australian Lymphology Association Conference 2009, Cairns, Australia. Australian Lymphology Association Conference 2009, Cairns, Australia. Cairns, Australia.
  • Hunt, R.W., Robinson, J.A., Piller, N.B., Esterman, A. and Crawford, G.B. (2009). The value of prognostic indicators varies over the trajectory of illness. In International Palliative Care Conference 2009. International Palliative Care Conference. Perth, Western Australia. Sep 2009.
  • Crawford, G.B., Robinson, J.A., Hunt, R.W., Piller, N.B. and Esterman, A. (2009). Can psychological parameters (eg depression) improve treating clinicians' ability to more accurately predict patient survival? In Palliative Care Australia Conference. Palliative Care Australia Conference. Perth, Western Australia. Sep 2009.
  • Piller, N. (2009). Could the swelling be a Lymphodem, Lipodem or Myxodem? (Konnte die Schwellung ein Lymphodem, lipodem oder Myxodem sein) In VASOMED -BONN. Germany: Viavital Publisher, pp. 151-151.
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  • Moseley, A.L. and Piller, N.B. (2008). The placebo effect: good news for those with lymphoedema? In 20th International Congress of Lymphology. 20th International Congress of Lymphology, pp. 216-220.
  • Esplin, M.A., Piller, N.B. and Moseley, A.L. (2007). The effectiveness of machine-based massage (LPGA) for treatment of post-mastectomy arm lymphoedema: 3 case studies. In 20th International Congress of Lymphology. 20th International Congress of Lymphology, pp. 276-282.
  • Esterman, A.J., Piller, N.B., Robinson, J.A., Crawford, G.B. and Hunt, R.W. (2006). A prospective study of terminally ill patients aimed at determining factors that predict time left to live. In 15th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Epidemiological Association. 15th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Epidemiological Association. Melbourne, VIC. Sep 2006.
  • Esterman, A.J., Piller, N.B., Robinson, J.A., Crawford, G.B. and Hunt, R.W. (2006). The objective assessment of the trajectory of course of illness of terminal diseases. In Australian Statistical Conference / New Zealand Statistical Association Conference. Australian Statistical Conference / New Zealand Statistical Association Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. May 2007.
  • Carati, C.J., Grillett, S. and Piller, N.B. (2005). Factors affecting lymphatic rainage after lymph node resection. In Progress in Microcirculation Research. Australia and New Zealand Microcirculation Society, pp. 26-26.
  • Piller, N.B., Merritt, J., Esterman, A.J. and Moseley, A.L. (2004). Home use of a massage pad for chronic secondary leg lymphoedemas: what the patient can expect. In Lymphology: Progress in Lymphology : 19th International Congress on Lymphology. Tucson, USA: Lymphology. Progress in Lymphology: 19th International Congress on Lymphology.
  • Piller, N.B. (2004). Evidence-Based Medicine - Improving Outcomes. In LYMPHOLOGY. C/O C L WITTE MD 1501 N CAMPBELL AVE DEPT SURGERY, TUCSON, USA, AZ, 85724: LYMPHOLOGY. Progress in Lymphology: 19th International Congress on Lymphology.
  • Grbich, C.F., Maddocks, I., Parker, D., Brown, M., Willis, E.M., Piller, N.B., et al. (2004). Palliative care in aged care facilities for residents with a non-cancer disease. In Proceedings of the Joint 6th ANZSPM & 16th Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care Conference S. Christchurch, NZ: Conference Innovators Christchurch. Making Contacts. Auckland, NZ.
  • Anderson, S., Piller, N.B., Carati, C.J., Gannon, B.J. and Angel, A. (2004). Treating lymphoedema with low level laser therapy. In Light activated tissue regeneration and therapy. Berkeley Electronic Press. Engineering Conferences International Symposium Series. Kona, Hawaii. Aug 2004.
  • Carati, C.J., Anderson, S.N., Piller, N.B. and Gannon, B.J. (2003). Low level laser treatment for lymphoedema. In Progress in Microcirculation Research. Australia and New Zealand Microcirculation Society Meeting, pp. 41-41.
  • Piller, N.B. (2002). Lymphoedema 1: Diagnosis, Assessment and Early Detection. In The 8th Annual Conference of the Canadian Associaion of Wound Care: Wound Caring: from learning springs hope. The 8th Annual Conference of the Canadian Associaion of Wound Care: Wound Caring: from learning springs hope. Vancouver, Canada. Nov 2002, pp. 10-12.
  • Hawes, C.S., Borbasi, S., Donovan, J.E., Piller, N.B., Chapman, Y.B., de Crespigny, C.F., et al. (2002). The experience of Lymphoedema after breast cancer. In Challenges and Changes: 4th national Breast Care Nurses conference. Adelaide, SA: Breast Care Nurses. Challenges and Changes. Glenelg, SA. Feb 2002, pp. 22-22.
  • Hawes, C.S., Borbasi, S., Donovan, J.E., Piller, N.B., Chapman, Y.B., de Crespigny, C.F., et al. (2002). A survey to ascertain the knowledge level of people with or at risk of lymphoedema following surgery. In IVth Australasian Lymphology Association Conference. Adelaide, SA: Australasian Lymphology Association. IVth Australasian Lymphology Association Conference. Adelaide, SA. Apr 2001, pp. 15-15.
  • Donovan, J.E., Piller, N.B., Hawes, C.S., Borbasi, S., Chapman, Y.B., O'Brien, N., et al. (2002). The world's first free lymphoedema screening [abstract] In Challenges and changes: 4th national Breast Care Nurses conference. Adelaide, SA: Breast Care Nurses. Challenges and changes: 4th national Breast Care Nurses conference. Glenelg, SA. Feb 2002, pp. 6.
  • Anderson, S.N., Piller, N.B., Carati, C.J., Esterman, A.J., Gannon, B.J. and Angel, A. (2002). Laser Treatment of Lymphoedema. In International Society of Lymphology. International Society of Lymphology, pp. 1/2 page.
  • Piller, N.B. (2002). Lymphoedema II: PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT. In The 8th Annual Conference of the Canadian Associaion of Wound Care: Wound Caring: from learning springs hope. The 8th Annual Conference of the Canadian Associaion of Wound Care: Wound Caring: from learning springs hope. Vancouver, Canada. Nov 2002, pp. 10-12.
  • Piller, N.B., Donovan, J.E., Hawes, C.S., Borbasi, S., Rice, J. and Chapman, Y.B. (2002). Reducing the risk: impact of free community based screening for post surgical lymphoedemas [Abstract] In Mobilising Public Health 34th Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference: Program & Abstracts. Curtin, ACT: Public Health Association of Australia. Mobilising Public Health: 34th Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference. Adelaide, SA. Sep 2002, pp. 65-65.
  • Piller, N.B., Donovan, J.E., Borbasi, S., Rice, J., de Crespigny, C.F., Hawes, C.S., et al. (2002). Free public lymphoedema screening: assessment of risk and objective detection of early changes: strategy and outcomes behind the world's first lyphoedema screening program in Adelaide and rural South Australia. In IVth Australasian Lymphology Association conference proceedings. Adelaide, SA: Australasian Lymphology Association. IVth Australasian Lymphology Association Conference. Adelaide, SA. Apr 2001, pp. 51-59.
  • Anderson, S.N., Carati, C.J. and Piller, N.B. (2001). Treating Lymphoedema with low level laser therapy (LLLT) In C Campisi, ed. The European Journal of Lymphology and related problems. ISL XVIII International Congress of Lymphoology. Genoa, Italy. Sep 2001, pp. 77-77.
  • Moseley, A.L. and Piller, N.B. (2001). The impact of an aerobic oxygen exerciser on secondary lymphoedema and venous oedema of the legs. In C Capaisi, ed. ISL XVIII International Congress of Lymphoology. ISL XVIII International Congress of Lymphoology. Genoa, Italy. Sep 2001, pp. 81-81.
  • Piller, N.B. (2001). Anatomy and Physiology of the Lymphatic System of the Arm and Chest and the Short and Longer-term Impact of Surgery/Radiotherapy. In Breast Cancer Management in the 21st Century - Second International Symposium and Workshop, (24-25 March 2001) Breast Cancer Management in the 21st Century - Second International Symposium and Workshop. Hong Kong, China. Mar 2001, pp. 51-51.
  • Piller, N.B. (2001). Keynote address: Targeted lymphoedema treatment and management through advanced objective assessment and diagnosis using tonometry (fibre changes), bio-impedance (fluid changes) and perometry (volume and circumference changes) In Breast Cancer Management in the 21st Century - Second International Symposium and Workshop. Breast Cancer Management in the 21st Century - Second International Symposium and Workshop. Hong Kong, China. Mar 2001.
  • Piller, N.B., Thelander, A., Anderson, S.N. and Or, A. (2001). Workshop: Hands-on demonstration and explanation of the use and action of Tonometry, Bio-impedance, Volumetry, Low Level Spot and Scanning Lasers and of Lymphatic Massage Techniques. In Breast Cancer Management in the 21st Century - Second International Symposium and Workshop, (24-25 March 2001) Breast Cancer Management in the 21st Century - Second International Symposium and Workshop. Hong Kong, China. Mar 2001, pp. 54-54.
  • Piller, N.B. (2001). Workshop: What is Lymphedema? Differential Diagnosis, Assessment Risk and Lymphedema Progression. In Breast Cancer Management in the 21st Century - Second International Symposium and Workshop, (24-25 March 2001) Breast Cancer Management in the 21st Century - Second International Symposium and Workshop. Hong Kong, China. Mar 2001, pp. 52-52.
  • Piller, N.B., Merritt, J.C.E. and Moseley, A.L. (2001). The objective measurement and assessment of venous and lymphoedemas of the lower limbs by Perometry (Volume and Circumference), Tonometry (Fibre) and Bio-impedance (Fluid) In P Balas, ed. International Angiology. Turin, Italy: Edizioni Minerva Medica. 14th World Congress of the Union Internationale De Phlebologie. Rome, Italy. Sep 2001, pp. 222-222.
  • Piller, N.B. and Harris, R.E. (2001). The effectiveness of our treatments. Objective measurement using tonometry, perometry and bio-impedance. In C Campisi, ed. European Journal of Lymphology and related problems. ISL XVIII International Congress of Lymphoology. Genoa, Italy. Sep 2001, pp. 126-126.
  • Piller, N.B. (2001). Workshop: Targeted Education, Treatment and Management Programmes Linked to Risk Reduction and Lymphoedema Severity Minimisation. In Breast Cancer Management in the 21st Century - Second International Symposium and Workshop, (24-25 March 2001) Breast Cancer Management in the 21st Century - Second International Symposium and Workshop. Hong Kong, China. Mar 2001, pp. 53-53.
  • Piller, N.B., Finnane, A., Partsch, H., Singh, B., Hayes, S. and Woodman, R.J. (2014). What’s best for our lymphoedema patients? Have we lost the patient as an individual in the quest for good science? Journal of Lymphoedema, 9(2) pp. 6-10.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Piller, N.B. (2014). New partnerships, new strengths and improved outcomes. Journal of Lymphoedema, 9(2) pp. 5-5.
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  • Piller, N.B. (2014). Is the problem lymphoedema and its treatment or is it our knowledge? Journal of Lymphoedema, 9(1) pp. 5-5.
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  • Piller, N.B. (2013). Lymphoedema and the impact of social and societal factors - can we do better? Journal of Lymphoedema, 8(2) pp. 5-6.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Piller, N.B. (2012). We need to help patients help themselves. Journal of Lymphoedema, 7(1) pp. 6-6.
    [Scopus]
  • Piller, N. (2011). Imaging of Lymphatics, LE and Lymphatic function. Journal of Lymphoedema, 6(2) pp. 3-4.
    [Scopus]
  • Piller, N. (2011). Proactive treatment needed for lymphoedema patients. Journal of Lymphoedema, 6(1) pp. 6-6.
    [Scopus]
  • Piller, N. (2010). ILF is spreading the global lymphoedema message. Journal of Lymphoedema, 5(1) pp. 6-7.
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  • Piller, N. (2010). Outcome measures for lymphoedema. Journal of Lymphoedema, 5(2) pp. 6.
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  • Piller, N. and Carati, C. (2009). The diagnosis and treatment of peripheral lymphedema. Lymphology, 42(3) pp. 146-147.
    [Scopus]
  • Piller, N.B. (2009). Lymphologists, phlebologists, veins and lymphatics. Journal of Lymphoedema, 4(2) pp. 8-9.
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  • Piller, N.B. and Carati, C.J. (2009). Laser and Lymphoedema. Lymphology, 42(3) pp. 146-147.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Piller, N.B., Keeley, V., Ryan, T., Hayes, S. and Ridner, S. (2009). Early detection - a strategy to reduce risk and severity? Journal of Lymphoedema, 4(1) pp. 89-95.
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  • Piller, N.B. (2008). Lymphoedema - recognition of risk and treatment options when it presents. Clinical Updates in Breast Cancer, 3(2) pp. 18-20.
  • Piller, N.B. (2008). Advances in our understanding of the genetics of lymphoedema: from diagnosis to treatment. Lymph Link, 20(2)
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  • Piller, N. (2008). Advances in Understanding the Genetics of Lymphoedema. Lymphlink, 20(2)
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  • Moseley, A.L. and Piller, N.B. (2008). Exercise for limb lymphoedema: evidence that it is beneficial. Journal of Lymphoedema, 3(1) pp. 51-56.
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  • Piller, N.B. (2008). Lymphoedema Association of Australia. Journal of Lymphoedema, 3(2) pp. 71-73.
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  • Piller, N.B., Damstra, R., Cordero, I.F., Harvey, N. and Pond, C. (2008). Lymphatic system function and obesity - are there links? Journal of Lymphoedema, 3(1) pp. 81-85.
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  • Moseley, A.L., Piller, N.B. and Walsh, J.A. (2006). The effectiveness of below-the-knee support stockings for standing professions. Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, 22(4) pp. 335-340.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Piller, N.B. (2006). Emerging Treatments for Lymphoedema. Oedeminus, 9(1) pp. 15-17.
  • Piller, N.B. (2006). Measurement of Lymphedema From An International Perspective: Do I Really Have To Measure That Limb? Lymph Link, 18(3) pp. 7-8.
  • Piller, N.B. (2006). Objective outcome measures. Oedeminus, 9(1) pp. 22-23.
  • Piller, N.B., Craig, G., Leduc, A. and Ryan, T. (2006). Does breathing have an influence on lymphatic drainage? Journal of Lymphoedema, 1(1) pp. 86-88.
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  • Moseley, A., Piller, N.B. and Walsh, J.A. (2005). A randomised, single-blinded, cross-over trial of the effectiveness of below the knee support stockings (BKSS) for nurses who stand for prolonged periods of time. Australian Nursing Journal, 12(9) pp. 29.
    [Web Link]
  • Harris, R. and Piller, N.B. (2004). Manual Lymph Drainage. #Massage Therapy Canada, Spring pp. 14-16.
  • Piller, N.B. (2004). When absence of controls can help in the gaining of control - situations where findings are likely to be valuable for practitioners and patients. Lymphology, 37(2) pp. 45-46.
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  • Piller, N.B., Merritt, J., Esterman, A.J. and Moseley, A. (2004). Home use of a massage pad for chronic secondary leg lymphoedemas: what the patient can expect. Lymphology, 37 pp. 385-393.
  • Piller, N.B. and Eaton, M. (2004). Lymphoedema: Optimising Outcomes. Medicine Today, 5(4) pp. 48-62.
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  • Piller, N.B. (2003). Literature watch. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 1(4) pp. 337-339.
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  • Piller, N.B. and Birrel, S. (2003). Lymphoedema. Australian Doctor, June pp. 1-8.
  • Donovan, J.E., Hawes, C.S., Borbasi, S., Chapman, Y.B., Piller, N.B., O'Brien, N., et al. (2002). Our interest is swelling: a collaborative venture to establish the world's first free public screening for lymphoedema. Collegian, 9(1)
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Moseley, A.L. and Piller, N.B. (2002). The assessment and care of the patient with secondary limb lymphoedema. Australian Nursing Journal, 10(2) pp. Suppl. 1-4.
    [Scopus]
  • Llamas, K.J., Pickhaver, A.M. and Piller, N.B. (2001). Mainstreaming palliative care for cancer patients in the acute hospital setting. Palliative Medicine, 15 pp. 207-212.
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  • Llamas, K.J., Pickhaver, A.M. and Piller, N.B. (2001). Palliative Care needs assessment for cancer patients in acute hospitals: A Review. Progress in Palliative Care, 9(4) pp. 136-142.
  • Carati, C.J., Gannon, B.J. and Piller, N.B. (2009). Principles of Anatomy and physiology in relation to compression of the arm and upper body. *Journal of Lymphoedema, pp. 6-15.
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  • Grbich, C.F., Maddocks, I., Parker, D., Piller, N.B., Brown, M. and Willis, E.M. (2003). Palliative Care in Aged Care Facilities for Residents with Non-Cancer Diagnoses. Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, pp. 1-64.
  • Piller, N.B. (2002). Rural Issues in the management of Lymphoedema, pp. 2-4.
  • Piller, N.B. (2002). The Vital Essence - Lymphoedema.
  • Piller, N.B. (2002). New directions in the prevention, recognition, treatment and management of post mastectomy lymphoedema, pp. 1,3.
  • Moseley, A.L. and Piller, N.B. (2007). Relationship between limb size and composition using objective measures: their role in proving better treatment outcomes. In 20th International Congress of Lymphology. Arizona, USA: International Society of Lymphology. 20th International Congress of Lymphology. Salvador, Brazil, pp. 170-175.
  • Douglass, J., Piller, N.B. and Moseley, A.L. (2007). The effectiveness of manual lymphatic drainage (MLDA©) for treatment of post breast cancer arm lymphoedema: 4 case studies arising from a clinical trial. In 20th International Congress of Lymphology. 20th International Congress of Lymphology. Salvador, Brazil. Oct 2005, pp. 216-220.
  • Moseley, A.L., Piller, N.B., Carati, C.J. and Esterman, A.J. (2002). The impact of the sun ancon aerobic exerciser on chronic secondary lymphoedema of the legs. In Jamal S etal, ed. Lymphology. Arizona, USA: International Society of Lymphology and Lymphology. Progress in Lymphology XVIII. Genoa, Italy. Sep 2001, pp. 336-339.
  • Piller, N.B. and Harris, R. (2002). Objective measurement of the effectiveness of a single session of manual lymphatic drainage on primary and secondary lymphoedema of the lower leg. In Jamal S etal, ed. Lymphology: Progress in lymphology, XVIII : proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Lymphology. Tucson, Arizona: Lymphology. Progress in Lymphology XVIII. Genoa, Italy. Sep 2001, pp. 288-292.
  • Anderson, S.N., Carati, C.J. and Piller, N.B. (2002). Treating lymphoedema with low level laser therapy. In Jamal S etal, ed. Lymphology. Arizona, USA: International Society of Lymphology. Progress in Lymphology XVIII. Genoa, Italy. Sep 2001, pp. 349-352.
  • Lockwood, O.J., van Zanten, M.C., McEwen, M.P., Burrow, L.M., Beesley, J. and Piller, N.B. (2015). Development and validation of a custom made indocyanine green fluorescence lymphatic vessel imager. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL OPTICS, 20(6) pp. Art 066003.
    [10.1117/1.JBO.20.6.066003] [Scopus]
  • Vanderstel, S., Lockwood, O.J., McEwen, M.P., Ullah, S., Burrow, L.M. and Piller, N.B. (2015). Indurometer vs. Tonometer: Is the Indurometer Currently Able to Replace and Improve Upon the Tonometer? Lymphatic Research and Biology, 13(2) pp. 131-136.
    [10.1089/lrb.2014.0016] [Scopus]
  • Loudon, A., Barnett, T., Piller, N.B., Immink, M. and Williams, A.D. (2014). Yoga management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema: a randomised controlled pilot-trial. BMC Alternative Medicine, 14 pp. 214-214.
    [10.1186/1472-6882-14-214] [Scopus]
  • Lee, B.B., Antignani, P.L., Baroncelli, T.A., Boccardo, F.M., Brorson, H., Campisi, C., et al. (2014). Iua-Isvi consensus for diagnosis guideline of chronic lymphedema of the limbs. International Angiology,
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Lee, B.B., Andrade, M., Antignani, P.L., Boccardo, F., Bunke, N., Campisi, C., et al. (2013). Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Lymphedema. Consensus Document of the International Union of Phlebology (IUP)-2013. International Angiology, 32(6) pp. 541-574.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • van Zanten, M.C., Piller, N. and Finkemeyer, J. (2013). A review of severe lower limb trauma with extensive soft tissue loss and subsequent reconstructive surgery: Its impact on the lymphatic system. Wound Practice and Research, 21(2) pp. 66-68.
    [Web Link]
  • Finlay, B., Ullah, S. and Piller, N.B. (2013). Relationship between pain, tightness, heaviness, perceived limb size, and objective limb size measurements in patients with chronic upper-limb lymphoedema. Journal of Lymphoedema, 8(1) pp. 10-16.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Piller, N. (2013). Lymphoedema: causes, prevention and management in older people. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 23(2) pp. 142-154.
    [10.1017/S0959259812000238] [Scopus]
  • Douglass, J., Immink, M., Piller, N.B. and Ullah, S. (2012). Yoga for women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema: a preliminary 6-month study. Journal of Lymphoedema, 7(2) pp. 30-38.
    [Scopus]
  • Stout, N., Partsch, H., Szolnoky, G., Forner-Cordero, I., Mosti, G., Mortimer, P., et al. (2012). Chronic edema of the lower extremities: international consensus recommendations for compression therapy clinical research trials. International Angiology, 31(4) pp. 316-329.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Loudon, A., Barnett, T., Piller, N., Williams, A. and Immink, M. (2012). Using Yoga in breast cancer-related lymphoedema. Journal of Lymphoedema, 7(1) pp. 27-36.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Loudon, A., Barnett, T., Piller, N., Immink, M., Visentin, D. and Williams, A. (2012). The effect of yoga on women with secondary arm lymphoedema from breast cancer treatment. BMC Alternative Medicine, 12(66)
    [10.1186/1472-6882-12-66] [Scopus]
  • Vuong, D., Nguyen, M. and Piller, N. (2011). Medical education: a deficiency or a disgrace. Journal of Lymphoedema, 6(1) pp. 44-49.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Dawson, R. and Piller, N.B. (2011). Diet and BCRL: Facts and fallacies on the web. Journal of Lymphoedema, 6(1) pp. 36-42.
    [Scopus]
  • Pallotta, O., McEwen, M., Tilley, S., Wonders, T.J., Waters, M.J. and Piller, N. (2011). A new way to assess superficial changes to lymphoedema. Journal of Lymphoedema, 6(2) pp. 34-41.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • de Vries, D.B., Piller, N., Dawson, R. and Rice, J. (2011). Is there a link between LE treatment and breast cancer reoccurence? Journal of Lymphoedema, 6(1) pp. 85-86.
    [Scopus]
  • Piller, N., Douglass, J., Heidenreich, B. and Moseley, A. (2010). Placebo controlled trial of mild electrical stimulation. Journal of Lymphoedema, 5(1) pp. 15-25.
    [Web Link]
  • Partsch, H., Stout, N., Forner-Cordero, I., Flour, M., Moffat, C., Szuba, A., et al. (2010). Clinical trials needed to evaluate compression therapy in breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL). Proposals from an expert group. International Angiology, 29(5) pp. 442-453.
    [Scopus]
  • Lee, B., Andrade, M., Bergan, J., Boccardo, F., Campisi, C., Damstra, R., et al. (2010). Diagnosis and treatment of primary lymphedema. Consensus Document of the International Union of Phlebology (IUP)-2009. International Angiology, 29(5) pp. 454-470.
    [Scopus]
  • Carati, C., Gannon, B. and Piller, N. (2010). Anatomy and Physiology in relation to compression of the upper limb and thorax. Journal of Lymphoedema, 5(1) pp. 58-67.
    [Web Link]
  • Bosman, J. and Piller, N. (2010). Lymph taping and seroma formation post breast cancer. Journal of Lymphoedema, 5(2) pp. 12-21.
    [Web Link]
  • Belton, S., Campbell, M., Foxley, S., Hamerton, B., Gladman, J., McGrath, S., et al. (2010). Evaluating the long-term effectiveness of the Maternity Emergency Care course in remote Australia. Women and Birth, 23(2) pp. 60-66.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2009.08.004] [Scopus]
  • Crawford, G.B., Robinson, J.A., Hunt, R.W., Piller, N.B. and Esterman, A.J. (2009). Estimating survival in patients with cancer receiving palliative care: is analysis of body composition using bioimpedance helpful? Journal of Palliative Medicine, 12(11) pp. 1009-1014.
    [10.1089/jpm.2009.0093] [Scopus]
  • Piller, N.B. (2009). Phlebolymphoedema/chronic venous lymphatic insufficiency: an introduction to strategies for detection, differentiation and treatment. Phlebology, 24(2) pp. 51-55.
    [10.1258/phleb.2009.009003] [Scopus]
  • Moseley, A.L., Piller, N.B., Heidenreich, B.G. and Douglass, J. (2009). Pilot study of a hand-held massage unit. Journal of Lymphoedema, 4(1) pp. 24-28.
  • Moseley, A.L. and Piller, N.B. (2008). Exercise for limb lymphoedema: Evidence that it is beneficial. Journal of Lymphoedema, 3(1) pp. 51-56.
  • Moseley, A.L. and Piller, N.B. (2008). Reliability of bioimpedance spectroscopy and tonometry after breast conserving cancer treatment. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 6(2) pp. 85-87.
    [10.1089/lrb.2008.1002] [Scopus]
  • Farinola, N. and Piller, N.B. (2007). CYP2A6 polymorphisms: is there a role for pharmacogenomics in preventing coumarin-induced hepatotoxicity in lymphedema patients? Pharmacogenomics, 8(2) pp. 151-158.
    [10.2217/14622416.8.2.151] [Scopus]
  • Johansson, K. and Piller, N.B. (2007). Weight-bearing exercise and its impact on arm lymphoedema. Journal of Lymphoedema, 2(1) pp. 15-22.
  • Moseley, A.L., Esplin, M.A., Piller, N.B. and Douglass, J. (2007). Endermologie (with and without compression bandaging)--a new treatment option for secondary arm lymphedema. Lymphology, 40(3) pp. 129-137.
    [Scopus]
  • Moseley, A.L., Piller, N.B., Douglass, J. and Esplin, M.A. (2007). Comparison of the effectiveness of MLD and LPG technique. Journal of Lymphoedema, 2(2) pp. 30-36.
  • Piller, N.B. (2007). To measure or not to measure? What and when is the question. Journal of Lymphoedema, 2(2) pp. 39-45.
    [Web Link]
  • Moseley, A.L., Carati, C.J. and Piller, N.B. (2007). A systematic review of common conservative therapies for arm lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer treatment. Annals of Oncology, 18(4) pp. 639-646.
    [10.1093/annonc/mdl182] [Scopus]
  • Piller, N.B. (2006). Understanding lymphoedema in the new millenium. Journal of Lymphoedema, 1(1) pp. 60-65.
    [Web Link]
  • Moseley, A.L., Piller, N.B. and Carati, C.J. (2005). The effect of gentle arm exercise and deep breathing on secondary arm lymphoedema. Lymphology, 38(3) pp. 136-145.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Grbich, C.F., Maddocks, I., Parker, D., Willis, E.M., Piller, N.B. and Brown, M. (2005). Palliative care in aged care facilities for residents with a non-cancer disease: results of a survey of aged care facilities in South Australia. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 24(2) pp. 108-113.
    [10.1111/j.1741-6612.2005.00085.x] [Scopus]
  • Grbich, C.F., Maddocks, I., Parker, D., Brown, M., Willis, E.M., Piller, N.B., et al. (2005). Identification of patients with noncancer diseases for palliative care services. Palliative and Supportive Care, 3(1) pp. 5-14.
    [10.1017/S1478951505050029] [Scopus]
  • Farinola, N. and Piller, N.B. (2005). Pharmacogenomics: Its role in re-establishing courmarin treatment for lymphoedema. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 3(2) pp. 81-86.
    [10.1089/lrb.2005.3.81] [Scopus]
  • Abbey, J., Piller, N.B., De Bellis, A.M., Esterman, A.J., Parker, D., Giles, L.C., et al. (2004). The Abbey pain scale: a 1-minute numerical indicator for people with end-stage dementia. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 10(1) pp. 6-13.
    [Scopus]
  • Carati, C.J., Gannon, B.J. and Piller, N.B. (2004). Low-level laser as a treatment option for postmastectomy lymphedema. The American Journal of Oncology Review, 3(5) pp. 255-260.
  • Hawes, C.S., Neill, C.J., Borbasi, S., Groenkjaer, M., Piller, N.B. and Chapman, Y.B. (2004). Ignorance is not bliss: information provided to Australian women at risk of developing lymphoedema following treatment for breast cancer. Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 5(1) pp. 3-15.
  • Mirnajafi, A., Moseley, A.L. and Piller, N.B. (2004). A New Technique for Measuring Skin Changes of Patients with Chronic Postmastectomy Lymphedema. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 2(2) pp. 82-85.
    [10.1089/lrb.2004.2.82] [Scopus]
  • Moseley, A.L., Piller, N.B., Esterman, A.J. and Carati, C.J. (2004). The Sun Ancon(R) Chi Machine(R) Aerobic Exerciser: a new patient-focused, home-based therapy for people with chronic secondary leg lymphadema. Lymphology, 37(2) pp. 53-61.
    [Scopus]
  • Piller, N.B. and Douglass, J. (2004). Manual lymphatic drainage: an effective treatment for lymphoedemas. Journal of The Australian Association of Massage Therapists, 2(4) pp. 8-15.
  • Carati, C.J., Anderson, S.N., Gannon, B.J. and Piller, N.B. (2003). Treatment of postmastectomy lymphedema with low-level laser therapy: a double blind, placebo-controlled trial. Cancer, 98(6) pp. 1114-1122.
    [10.1002/cncr.11641] [Scopus]
  • Gassner, L.J., Dunn, S.V. and Piller, N.B. (2003). Aerobic exercise and the post myocardial infarction patient: a review of the literature. Heart and Lung, 32(4) pp. 258-265.
    [10.1016/S0147-9563(03)00039-6] [Scopus]
  • Harris, R. and Piller, N.B. (2003). Three case studies indicating the effectiveness of manual lymph drainage on patients with primary and secondary lymphedema using objective measuring tools. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 7(4) pp. 213-221.
    [10.1016/S1360-8592(03)00036-6] [Scopus]
  • Moseley, A.L., Piller, N.B., Esterman, A.J. and Carati, C.J. (2003). The impact of the sun Ancon airobic exerciser on chronic oedema of the legs. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Phlebology, 7(2) pp. 5-10.
    [Web Link]
  • Gassner, L.J., Dunn, S.V. and Piller, N.B. (2002). Patients' interpretation of the symptoms of myocardial infraction: implications for cardiac rehabilitation. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 18(6) pp. 342-354.
    [10.1016/S0964-3397(02)00072-1] [Scopus]
  • Harris, R. and Piller, N.B. (2002). Evaluierung der behandlungs- effektivitat-objektive Messungen zur wirkung der manuellen lymphdrainage. Lymphologie in Forschung Und Praxis, 6(2) pp. 93-96.
    [Scopus]
  • Moseley, A.L., Piller, N.B. and Carati, C.J. (2002). Combined electro-optical perometry and bioimpedance to measure objectively the effectiveness of a new treatment intervention for chronic secondary leg. Lymphology, 35(4) pp. 136-143.
    [Scopus]
  • Llamas, K.J., Llamas, M., Pickhaver, A.M. and Piller, N.B. (2001). Provider perspectives on palliative care needs at a major teaching hospital. Palliative Medicine, 15 pp. 461-470.
    [Scopus]
  • Vanderstel, S., Lockwood, O.J., McEwen, M.P., Ullah, S., Burrow, L.M. and Piller, N.B. (2015). Indurometer vs. Tonometer: Is the Indurometer Currently Able to Replace and Improve Upon the Tonometer? Lymphatic Research and Biology, 13(2) pp. 131-136.
    [10.1089/lrb.2014.0016] [Scopus]
  • Lockwood, O.J., van Zanten, M.C., McEwen, M.P., Burrow, L.M., Beesley, J. and Piller, N.B. (2015). Development and validation of a custom made indocyanine green fluorescence lymphatic vessel imager. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL OPTICS, 20(6) pp. Art 066003.
    [10.1117/1.JBO.20.6.066003] [Scopus]
  • Lee, B.B., Antignani, P.L., Baroncelli, T.A., Boccardo, F.M., Brorson, H., Campisi, C., et al. (2014). Iua-Isvi consensus for diagnosis guideline of chronic lymphedema of the limbs. International Angiology,
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Loudon, A., Barnett, T., Piller, N.B., Immink, M. and Williams, A.D. (2014). Yoga management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema: a randomised controlled pilot-trial. BMC Alternative Medicine, 14 pp. 214-214.
    [10.1186/1472-6882-14-214] [Scopus]
  • Lee, B.B., Andrade, M., Antignani, P.L., Boccardo, F., Bunke, N., Campisi, C., et al. (2013). Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Lymphedema. Consensus Document of the International Union of Phlebology (IUP)-2013. International Angiology, 32(6) pp. 541-574.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Piller, N.B. (2016). Conservative Treatments for Lymphedema. In Peter C. Neligan, Jaume Masia and Neil Piller, ed. Lymphedema: Complete Medical and Surgical Management. Australia: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 395-406.
  • Piller, N. (2011). Differential Diagnosis - General Considerations. In Byung-Boong Lee, John Bergan and Stanley G. Rockson, ed. Lymphedema A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice. London, UK: Springer-Verlag, pp. 119-124.
    [10.1007/978-0-85729-567-5_16]
  • Piller, N. (2011). Alternative Assessment and Measurement Tools. In Byung-Boong Lee, John Bergan and Stanley G. Rockson, ed. Lymphedema A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice. London, UK: Springer-Verlag, pp. 199-203.
    [10.1007/978-0-85729-567-5_24]
  • Piller, N. (2011). Other Contemporary Treatment Modalities. In Byung-Boong Lee, John Bergan and Stanley G. Rockson, ed. Lymphedema A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice. London, UK: Springer-Verlag, pp. 263-272.
    [10.1007/978-0-85729-567-5_32]
  • Piller, N.B. (2010). Recognition, treatment and management of post-cancer treatment lymphoedema. In Monica Robotin, Ian Olver, Afaf Girgis, ed. When cancer crosses disiplines - a physician's handbook. London, UK: Imperial College Press, pp. 603-625.

Professional and community engagement

Lymphoedema Screening;  detection of those at risk of lymphoedema

Self/partner management strategies for chronic lymphoedemas

Educating the at risk  population

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Lymphoedemas

Interests

  • Community Based Screening Programs for Lymphoedema and Other Oedemas
  • Objective Assessment of Lymphoedemas
  • Patient/Home Based Management Strategies
  • Development of Instruments for The Objectification of Tissue Changes
  • Measurement of Changes in Tissue Fluids
  • Measurement of Fibrotically Indurated Tissues
  • Body Compositional Changes and Impact on Health and Wellbeing
  • Bioimpedance Spectroscopy for Sub-Clinical Fluid Detection
  • Mode of Action of Treatments for Lymphoedemas and Oedemas
  • Health Professional Training in Assessment, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Lymphoedemas
  • Blood Tissue Lymph Systems, Inter-Relationships and Interfaces
  • Lipoedema: Assessment, Treatment and Management

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