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May 2022 Journal Club: Reconstruction Complications; Decreasing Early Lymphedema; Mesh for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

  • Updated:   4/8/2022
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This collection contains articles selected by the Resident Ambassadors to the Editorial Board for the May 2022 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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Duration: 57:59
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery May 2022, Volume 149, Issue 5;

In this episode of the Award-winning PRS Journal Club Podcast, 2022 Resident Ambassadors to the PRS Editorial Board – Saïd Azoury, Emily Long, and Ronnie Shammas- and special guest Vu T. Nguyen, MD, discuss the following articles from the May 2022 issue

“A Comparison of Complications in Therapeutic versus Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Reconstruction: A Paired Analysis” by Sergesketter, Marks, Broadwater, et al.

“Reverse Lymphatic Mapping and Immediate Microsurgical Lymphatic Reconstruction Reduces Early Risk of Breast Cancer–Related Lymphedema” by Weinstein, Le, Robertson, et al.

“Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Resorbable Synthetic Onlay and Biologic Intraperitoneal Mesh for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: A 2-Year Match-Paired Analysis ” by Othman, Christopher, Patel, et al.

Special guest Jonas A. Nelson, MD, MPH from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Nelson is the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cornell. Dr. Nelson completed his residency training at the University of Pennsylvania followed by a Microsurgery Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

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A Comparison of Complications in Therapeutic versus Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Reconstruction: A Paired Analysis

Sergesketter, Amanda R.; Marks, Caitlin; Broadwater, Gloria; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 149(5):1037-1047, May 2022.

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Creator: Jeff Janis, MD
Duration: 1:01
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Video demonstrates a technique for application of fibrin glue for mesh fixation in a retrorectus repair. From “Strategies for Mesh Fixation in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Concepts and Techniques”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: February 2021 – 147(2).

Keywords: ventral hernia; abdominal wall reconstruction; mesh fixation; transfascial suture; tack, fixation; self-adhering mesh; fibrin glue
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American Society of Plastic Surgeons Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline Revision: Reduction Mammaplasty

Perdikis, Galen; Dillingham, Claire; Boukovalas, Stefanos; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 149(3):392e-409e, March 2022.