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PRS Journal Club October 2019

  • Creator:   PRSJournal
  • Updated:   9/26/2019
  • Contains:  15 items
This collection contains articles selected by the Resident Ambassadors to the Editorial Board for the October 2019 PRS Journal Club. Each article from the current issue has been selected for further discussions in Journal Clubs around the country, on Facebook, and in the PRS Journal Club Podcasts and will be marked with a “Journal Club” icon.

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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Silicone versus Saline Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Using the BREAST-Q

Siotos, Charalampos; Sarmiento, Samuel; McColl, Michael; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(2):276e-284e, February 2019.

Classic Pairing

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 3:52

Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" highlights 3 articles which discuss the economics of breast and trunk reconstruction. He summarizes the authors’ findings on potential cost savings in plastic and reconstructive surgery despite growing healthcare costs. Volume 133, Issue 3.

“Economic implications of recent trends in U.S. immediate autologous breast reconstruction” by Matros et al; "The benefit of epidurals in abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR): an analysis of outcomes and cost" by Fischer et al; "Comparative Analysis of 18-Month Outcomes and Costs of Breast Reconstruction Flap Procedures " by Israeli et al.

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. Keywords: Breast reconstruction; Abdominal wall reconstruction; Economics; Cost;

Comparison of the Outcomes of Complex Orbital Fracture Repair with and without a Surgical Navigation System: A Prospective Cohort Study with Historical Controls

Zavattero, Emanuele; Ramieri, Guglielmo; Roccia, Fabio; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 139(4):957-965, April 2017.

Classic Pairing

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Creator: Emanuele Zavattero MD, Guglielmo Ramieri MD DDS, Fabio Roccia MD, Giovanni Gerbino MD DDS
Duration: 2:29
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
This video demonstrates Computer-aided orbital repair: planning, intraoperative navigation and postoperative control. From “Comparison of the outcomes of complex orbital fracture repair with and without surgical navigation system. A Prospective cohort study with historical controls.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: April 2017 – 139(4).

The Analgesic Effects of Liposomal Bupivacaine versus Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Administered as a Transversus Abdominis Plane Block after Abdominally Based Autologous Microvascular Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective, Single-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Ha, Austin Y.; Keane, Grace; Parikh, Rajiv; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(1):35-44, July 2019.

Classic Pairing

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:32

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses how patients and plastic surgeons can work together to combat the opioid epidemic.

Read the March 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Opioid Prescribing and Consumption Patterns Following Outpatient Plastic Surgery Procedures" by Rose, Christie, Block, Rao, and Michelotti.

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Keywords: plastic surgery; #PRSHotTopic; opioid; opioid epidemic; pain killers; prescriptions; pain medication; post-cancer breast reconstruction; pills; death; post-op; pain control; surgery; recovery; safety; caretaker; patient care; American; mammoplasty; abdominoplasty;