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  • Trends in immediate breast reconstruction and radiation after mastectomy: A population study. [Journal Article]
    Breast J 2019Doherty C, Pearce S, … Brackstone M
  • In the last decade, there has been an increase in women undergoing immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) at the time of mastectomy. Recent literature suggests a shift in practice: Surgeons are becoming more comfortable with IBR in the setting of possible postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy, despite the known complications. This study sought to investigate, at a population level, the patient and s…
  • Mastectomy Without Drains Reduces Cost with No Detriment to Patient Outcome. [Journal Article]
    Cureus 2019; 11(7):e5160Jackson PC, MacInnes EG, … Achuthan R
  • Introduction Use of drains after mastectomy remains highly variable. This study aimed to establish whether simple mastectomy managed without a drain would cost less than the same procedure managed with a drain and whether there would be any difference in complications. Methods Prospective data were collected on all patients undergoing simple mastectomy ± sentinel lymph node biopsy over sixteen mo…
  • Implications of Demographics and Socioeconomic Factors in Breast Cancer Reconstruction. [Journal Article]
    Ann Plast Surg 2019; 83(4):388-391Zahedi S, Colvill K, … Phillips LG
  • CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates that ethnicity and socioeconomic factors play a key role in determining why patients forego breast reconstruction. Ethnicity, language, education, income, and employment status are associated with patients not receiving appropriate education regarding their reconstructive options. Breast surgeons with a diverse patient population should ensure that these patients are adequately educated regarding their options, and if perhaps, more of these patients would decide to partake in the reconstruction process.
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