BRA Day- Breast Reconstruction Awareness: The October 2014 Issue of PRS with Rod J. Rohrich, MD
In recognition of Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day, this month Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses four different reconstructive breast articles. The first study aims to help patients make challenging decisions about breast reconstruction. The second study investigates a new patient activated technology for breast expansion. The next paper- a Level One study from Brazil- discusses pain management for breast reconstruction patients. The final article looks into the morbidity and mortality rates in teaching versus non-teaching hospitals. Volume 134, Issue 4.
“Helping Patients Make Choices about Breast Reconstruction: A Decision Analysis Approach” by Markey et al; “Patient-Activated Controlled Expansion for Breast Reconstruction Using Controlled Carbon Dioxide Inflation: Confirmation of a Feasibility Study” by Connell; “Preemptive Analgesia with Bupivacaine
in Reduction Mammaplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo- Controlled Trial” by Valente; “Perioperative Outcomes of Autologous Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Teaching versus Nonteaching Hospitals” by Richland et al.
All content is available at http://prsjournal.com
Rod J. Rohrich, MD