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PRS Journal Club: January 2019

  • Creator:   PRS Journal
  • Updated:   8/22/2019
  • Contains:  15 items
This collection contains articles selected by the Resident Ambassadors to the Editorial Board for the January 2019 PRS Journal Club. Each article from the current issue has been selected for further discussions in Journal Clubs around the country, on Twitter, and in the PRS Journal Club Podcasts and will be marked with a “Journal Club” icon.

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Creator: Joseph J Disa, MD
Duration: 7:33
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
This video demonstrates the use of an alloderm sling for improved implant coverage for alloplastic breast reconstruction as described by Dr. Joseph J. Disa. From the “Breast Reconstruction after Breast Cancer” CME, June 2011. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Keywords: Breast reconstruction; Acellular dermal matrix; Tissue expander; Immediate;

Persistent Opioid Use and High-Risk Prescribing in Body Contouring Patients

Bennett, Katelyn G.; Kelley, Brian P.; Vick, Alexis D.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(1):87-96, January 2019.

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:09

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" discusses a special topic that explores the role of plastic surgery in addressing the opioid epidemic.

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Keywords: plastic surgery; #PRSHotTopic; opioid; analegesics; public health; pain; surgeons; prescriptions; pharmaceutical preparations; opioid epidemic

An Analysis of Differences in the Number of Children for Female and Male Plastic Surgeons

Furnas, Heather J.; Li, Alexander Y.; Garza, Rebecca M.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(1):315-326, January 2019.

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:24
In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” touches on the lack of adequate maternity policies in the medical field, and discusses the author’s suggestion for a standardized maternity policy.

This article appears in the January, 2017 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 139 Issue 1, “Pregnancy and the Plastic Surgery Resident” By Garza et al. Keywords: Pregnancy; Resident; Residency; Barriers;