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Preoperative anemia and postoperative outcomes in immediate breast reconstructive surgery : a critical analysis of 10,958 patients from the ACS-NSQIP database
(Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open., 2013-08-06)
Background: Preoperative anemia is independently associated with adverse outcomes after general and cardiac surgery. Outcomes after breast reconstruction are not established. We assessed the effect of preoperative ...
Increased flap weight and decreased perforator number predict fat necrosis in DIEP breast reconstruction
(American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2013-05-28)
BACKGROUND: Compromised perfusion in autologous breast reconstruction results in fat necrosis and flap loss. Increased flap weight with fewer perforator vessels may exacerbate imbalances in flap perfusion. We studied deep ...
Positive effect of neurolysis on diabetic patients with compressed nerves of the lower extremities: a systematic review and meta-analysis
(American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2013-07-02)
BACKGROUND: Despite proven benefits of upper extremity nerve decompression in diabetics, neurolysis for diabetic patients with lower extremity (LE) nerve compression remains controversial. METHODS: A search of ...
Patient-reported assessment of functional gait outcomes following superior gluteal artery perforator reconstruction
(American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2013-08-14)
BACKGROUND: Harvesting the superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP) flap involves dissection of vessels through the gluteal muscle, potentially compromising gait and ambulation. We compared patient-reported gait and ...