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Low-Dose d-Amphetamine Induced Regression of Liver Fat Deposits in Dercum Disease., Ghazala, Sehem, Bilal Jawad, Ross Elle, Bin Riaz Irbaz, Kalb Bobby, and Herbst Karen L. , Am J Med, 2018 Jan 31, (2018) PMID: 29355511
Lipedema: friend and foe., De la Torre, Yanira Sanchez-, Wadeea Rita, Rosas Victoria, and Herbst Karen L. , Horm Mol Biol Clin Investig, 2018 Mar 09, Volume 33, Issue 1, (2018) PMCID: PMC5935449  PMID: 29522416
Subcutaneous adipose tissue therapy reduces fat by dual X-ray absorptiometry scan and improves tissue structure by ultrasound in women with lipoedema and Dercum disease., Ibarra, M, Eekema A, Ussery C, Neuhardt D, Garby K, and Herbst K L. , Clin Obes, 2018 Sep 24, (2018) PMID: 30248251


Differentiating lipedema and Dercum's disease., Beltran, K, and Herbst K L. , Int J Obes (Lond), 2017 Feb, Volume 41, Issue 2, p.240-245, (2017) PMID: 27857136
Pilot study: whole body manual subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) therapy improved pain and SAT structure in women with lipedema., Herbst, Karen L., Ussery Christopher, and Eekema Alyna , Horm Mol Biol Clin Investig, 2017 Sep 20, (2017) PMID: 28930626


Lymphedema and Lipedema Nutrition Guide: Foods, vitamins, minerals and supplements, Ehrlich, Chuck, Iker Emily, Herbst Karen L., Kahn Linda-Anne, Sears Dorothy D., and Kenyon Mandy , San Francisco, (2016)
Lipedema: A Relatively Common Disease with Extremely Common Misconceptions., Buck, Donald W., and Herbst Karen L. , Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 2016 Sep, Volume 4, Issue 9, p.e1043, (2016) PMCID: PMC5055019  PMID: 27757353


Differences in Weight Loss Between Persons on Standard Balanced vs Nutrigenetic Diets in a Randomized Controlled Trial., Frankwich, Karen A., Egnatios Jeremy, Kenyon Mandy L., Rutledge Thomas R., Liao Patricia S., Gupta Samir, Herbst Karen L., and Zarrinpar Amir , Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, 2015 Sep, Volume 13, Issue 9, p.1625-1632.e1, (2015) PMCID: PMC4546861  PMID: 25769412


An abnormal lymphatic phenotype is associated with subcutaneous adipose tissue deposits in Dercum's disease., Rasmussen, John C., Herbst Karen L., Aldrich Melissa B., Darne Chinmay D., Tan I-Chih, Zhu Banghe, Guilliod Renie, Fife Caroline E., Maus Erik A., and Sevick-Muraca Eva M. , Obesity (Silver Spring), 2014 Oct, Volume 22, Issue 10, p.2186-92, (2014) PMCID: PMC4180796  PMID: 25044620


Rare adipose disorders (RADs) masquerading as obesity., Herbst, Karen L. , Acta Pharmacol Sin, 2012 Feb, Volume 33, Issue 2, p.155-72, (2012) PMCID: PMC4010336  PMID: 22301856
Subcutaneous adipose tissue fatty acid desaturation in adults with and without rare adipose disorders., Yee, Jennifer K., Phillips Susan A., Allamehzadeh Kambiz, and Herbst Karen L. , Lipids Health Dis, 2012 Feb 03, Volume 11, p.19, (2012) PMCID: PMC3286418  PMID: 22300160


Pilot study: rapidly cycling hypobaric pressure improves pain after 5 days in adiposis dolorosa., Herbst, Karen L., and Rutledge Thomas , J Pain Res, 2010 Aug 20, Volume 3, p.147-53, (2010) PMCID: PMC3004643  PMID: 21197318


Lipomatosis-associated inflammation and excess collagen may contribute to lower relative resting energy expenditure in women with adiposis dolorosa., Herbst, K L., Coviello A D., Chang A, and Boyle D L. , Int J Obes (Lond), 2009 Sep, Volume 33, Issue 9, p.1031-8, (2009) PMCID: PMC3964847  PMID: 19621017