Complete resorption of Veritas ® in acellular dermal matrix (ADM)-assisted implant-based breast reconstructions—is there a need for tighter regulation of new products developed for use in breast reconstruction?

ConclusionsVeritas ® collagen matrix has a comparable immediate postoperative complication rate when compared to other acellular dermal matrix. However, the long-term resorption rate in this series is high resulting in frequent correctional surgery.Level of Evidence:  Level III, risk/prognostic study.
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Pec II block with ropivacaine delivered under vision reduced analgesic requirement and pain scores significantly.
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Egyptian breast cancer survivors reported lower overall global QOL. HRQOL is better in BCS in spite of good global health and body image in MRM.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: PPBCT remains to be a prevalent and complex clinical issue, despite a variety of different techniques and treatments. Various factors such as varying definitions of pain, inconsistent use of assessment tools and differences in methodology between studies may contribute to discrepancies in reports of PPBCT. A greater understanding of BC treatments and their impact on PPBCT may help identify potential risk factors, prevention and pain management strategies. PMID: 30243159 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Fat necrosis is a subjective early as well as delayed complication, which sometimes mimics local recurrence and ruins the quality of life by pain and poor cosmetic result. While, the frequency and severity of fat necrosis are important issues that breast surgeons should explain to the patient, these data are not revealed well. METHODS: A total of 1476 patients who underwent breast surgery from January 2000 to December 2012 were enrolled in the present study. We assessed fat necrosis by mammographic and physical findings and created grading criteria: Grade (G) 0, no fat necrosis; G1, no sy...
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
ConclusionsBrachytherapy APBI is associated with higher rates of grade 1 fibrosis and seroma than 3D-CRT but lower rates of grade 1 edema and grade 2-3 pain than 3D-CRT. Rates of radiation oncologist-reported “fair” or “poor” cosmetic outcome are higher with brachytherapy. We identified dosimetric parameters that predict reduced risk of adverse cosmetic outcome after brachytherapy-based APBI. Ipsilateral breast recurrence was equivalent for brachytherapy and 3D-CRT.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
From time to time I have commented on the controversies over cancer screening. Most people assume that screening is an unqualified good, that early detection of cancer saves lives. Whenever some panel proposes recommending less screening, we hear screaming and yelling from advocates who claim they are trying to " ration " health care to save money at the expense of people's lives.In fact,as a bunch of Australians and a Minnesotan explain in BMJ, there are a few conditions called " cancer " that you are better off not treating, or perhaps treating very conservatively. These include what is called ductal ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
The Erector Spinae Plane (ESP) block, which was first described by Forero in 2016, is currently receiving a lot of attention [1,2]. The ESP block anesthetizes the ventral and dorsal rami of thoracic and lumbar nerves. The technique involves injection a local anesthetic in the plane between the erector spinae muscle and the spinal transverse processes. It has been reported to induce effective analgesia for several surgeries, especially thoracic surgery [1]. The ESP block has also been reported to induce effective analgesia in the perioperative pain management of breast surgeries [3]; however it was not reported to achieve a...
Source: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Conclusions Pecs I is not better than a saline placebo in the presence of multimodal analgesia for breast cancer surgery. However, its role in extended (major) breast surgery may warrant further investigation. Clinical Trial Registration This study was registered at, identifier NCT01670448.
Source: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain: Original Articles Source Type: research
We describe 2 patients with local recurrence 3 and 9 years, respectively, after mastectomy with DIEAP (deep inferior epigastric artery perforator) flap breast reconstruction. Patients generally present with a palpable mass, pain, or other visible abnormalities. Various imaging techniques are helpful, always completed by biopsy to characterize the tumour. A repeated sentinel node procedure can be useful in staging. The treatment of the local recurrence needs to be determined in a multidisciplinary team consultation.Case Rep Oncol 2018;11:493 –498
Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsWhile new advances in plastic surgery may improve on cosmetic outcomes for breast cancer patients, increased discussion with radiation oncologists is needed to appropriately select candidates for these procedures. Prospective trials are necessary to ensure that these new techniques do not compromise oncologic outcomes.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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