Changes to breast structure and function across a woman’s lifespan: implications for managing and modeling female breast injuries19 Jul, 2023 | 14:29h | UTC
RCT | Total breast reconstruction with autologous fat transfer using an expansion device vs implants in patients with breast cancer28 Jun, 2023 | 13:12h | UTC
Effect of Total Breast Reconstruction With Autologous Fat Transfer Using an Expansion Device vs Implants on Quality of Life Among Patients With Breast Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
See also: Visual Abstract
Summary: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided an update on reports of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the scar tissue (capsule) that forms around breast implants. The FDA is aware of 19 cases of SCC in the capsule around the breast implant from published literature, including 3 reports of deaths from the disease.
While the FDA continues to believe that occurrences of SCC in the capsule around the breast implant may be rare, the cause, incidence, and risk factors remain unknown. Health care providers and people who have or are considering breast implants should be aware that cases of SCC and various lymphomas in the capsule around the breast implant have been reported to the FDA and in the literature.
The FDA continues to ask health care providers and people with breast implants to report cases of SCC, lymphomas, or any other cancers around breast implants.
Instant noodle burns common in pediatric scald injuries: Study highlights need for prevention efforts21 Feb, 2023 | 11:50h | UTC
Summary: The study examined pediatric scald burns at the University of Chicago Burn Center between 2010 and 2020 and found that 31% of burns were attributed to instant noodles. Children with instant noodle burns were typically older, more likely to be Black/African American, and from lower socio-economic backgrounds. They were also more likely to be unsupervised at the time of the injury. While instant noodle burns were smaller and required less operative intervention than other scald burns, some still required hospitalization and were associated with complications. The study highlights the need for targeted burn prevention efforts to reduce the incidence of these common but serious injuries.
Article: Pediatric instant noodle burns: A ten-year single center retrospective study – Burns (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Consensus Statement | Development of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) surgical safety checklist10 Feb, 2023 | 14:03h | UTC
Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)
The @WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and the @ErasSociety guidelines come together.?
#ERAS teams can leverage 2 tools in 1 to improve care in critical perioperative communication moments https://t.co/EaXYyj7b56
via @JAMANetworkOpen part of @JAMANetwork pic.twitter.com/WHJMjThubO
— Mary Brindle (@MaryEBrindle) February 8, 2023
Systematic Review | Reconstructive surgery for treating pressure ulcers – little evidence to guide recommendations.18 Oct, 2022 | 12:46h | UTC
Systematic Review | Laser therapy for treating hypertrophic and keloid scars – not enough evidence to guide recommendations.30 Sep, 2022 | 12:27h | UTC
RCT | Multiple doses of prophylactic intravenous antibiotics are no better than a single dose in implant-based breast reconstruction.19 Sep, 2022 | 12:48h | UTC
Commentary on Twitter
Multiple-dose antibiotic prophylaxis was not superior to a single-dose regimen in preventing surgical site infection and implant removal after implant-based breast reconstruction in this RCT. https://t.co/p7GbNRMPfW #OAResarch
— JAMA Network Open (@JAMANetworkOpen) September 16, 2022
A Randomized Trial of Enteral Glutamine for Treatment of Burn Injuries – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentary on Twitter
RE-ENERGIZE Study: In this trial involving critically ill patients with burn injuries, enteral glutamine supplementation did not reduce the time to discharge alive from the hospital. @DarenHeyland #europeanburnsassociation #eba #burns https://t.co/f69MDVmsNv pic.twitter.com/fMWr675aCJ
— NEJM (@NEJM) September 9, 2022
Commentary on Twitter
— ClinRheumatol (@ClinRheumatol) August 17, 2022
Antiseptic Skin Agents to Prevent Surgical Site Infection After Incisional Surgery: A Randomized, Three-armed Combined Non-inferiority and Superiority Clinical Trial (NEWSkin Prep Study) – Annals of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Alcoholic chlorhexidine skin preparation or triclosan-coated sutures to reduce surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis of high-quality randomised controlled trials – The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Cohort Study | Association between excision margins and local recurrence in 1407 patients with primary in situ melanomas.1 Aug, 2022 | 12:03h | UTC