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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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To explore the effect of TIB for shoulder pain and function of breast cancer survivors post mastectomy.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Research poster Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Benefits of hypnosis sedation on breast cancer treatment are very encouraging and further promote the concept of integrative oncology. PMID: 29136523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
“You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.” – Richard Bartlett It’s always tough to look in the mirror and dislike what you see. Whether you’re unhappy with how you look because of unsightly and uncomfortable bloat, belly fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you exercise, flabby arms, cellulite on your legs, a nose that’s too long, wide or misshapen, Rosacea, acne, breasts too small or too large or any other emotion...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Healthy Living Self-Esteem belly fat bloat Body Acceptance Body Dissatisfaction Body Dysmorphia dieting Source Type: news
This study demonstrates that local anesthetic delivery via a surgical drain provides improved pain control compared to direct skin infiltration following axillary node dissection. This is likely to be important for the management of acute pain in the immediate post-operative period; however, further studies may be required to validate this in specific patient subgroups, e.g., breast-conserving surgery versus mastectomy. PMID: 29075936 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
The purpose of present case study was to explore the efficacy of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on post-mastectomy lymphedema (PML) induced disabilities. 55 years old female who presented with the chief complaint of swelling in the right upper extremity along with pain in the neck, arm and thoracic spine hindering her activities of daily living (ADL). The OMT sessions were planned as 2 sessions per week for 5 weeks. The OMT resulted in the reduction in the volume of the lymph, modified truncated cone method (1878ml –564ml), pain level, visual analogue scale (VAS) (7.8–3.4), disability of the upper lim...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
The purpose of present case study was to explore the efficacy of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on post mastectomy lymphedema (PML) induced disabilities. 55 year old female who presented with the chief complaint of swelling in the right upper extremity along with pain in the neck, arm and thoracic spine hindering her activities of daily living (ADL). The OMT sessions were planned as 2 sessions per week for 5 weeks. The OMT resulted in the reduction in the volume of the lymph, modified truncated cone method (1878ml to 564ml), pain level, visual analogue scale (VAS) (7.8 to 3.4), disability of the upper limb, Disab...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of met and unmet expectations after breast reconstruction among breast cancer survivors following mastectomy. A secondary objective was to examine reasons women report their experiences of reconstructive surgery were better or worse than expected. As part of a larger study of breast cancer survivors, participants completed self-administered questionnaires within 8 months of diagnosis and at 6, 12, and 18 months later. At the 18-month follow-up, women who had breast reconstruction were asked whether their reconstruction was better, the same, or worse than expected. Th...
Source: Plastic Surgical Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Reconstruction Department Source Type: research
ConclusionOver a broad range of probabilities, PPVB in mastectomy reduces postoperative pain at an acceptable incremental cost compared to GA. Commercial payers should be persuaded to reimburse this technique based on convincing evidence of cost-effectiveness.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
DiscussionPerioperative infusion of lidocaine has been reported to decrease the incidence of postsurgical pain at 3 and 6 months following mastectomy using dichotomous (yes/no) scoring. Although intravenous lidocaine reduced the reported incidence of pain at rest at 6 months, pain with activity, pain qualities, and the physical or emotional impact of the pain were unaffected. Future studies evaluating postsurgical persistent pain should adhere to the IMMPACT recommendations in order to more accurately describe the effect of an intervention on persistent pain.
Source: Pain Practice - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 September 2017 Source:Practical Radiation Oncology Author(s): Melissa P. Mitchell, Jamie Wagner, James Butterworth As survival rates for breast cancer continue to improve, there has been increasing interest in reducing toxicity of therapy. In the field of breast surgery, we have seen advancements in the surgical approach from total mastectomy to skin and nipple sparing mastectomy. Nodal surgery has also been significantly impacted by a “less is more” approach, sparing patients with healthy lymph nodes the side effect of axillary lymph node dissection by performing sentinel ...
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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