Jenny Tzujane Chen

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BACKGROUND A pilot cardiovascular disease prevention project was implemented in the inner-city West Midlands. It was evaluated by comparing its effectiveness to a control group where full implementation was delayed by a year. METHODS Cardiovascular risk factor data were extracted on all untreated patients 35 to 74 years old from electronic medical(More)
The incidence and cost of nonmelanoma skin cancers are skyrocketing. Five million cases cost $8.1 billion in 2011. The average cost of treatment per patient increased from $1000 in 2006 to $1600 in 2011. We present a study of the economics and costs of skin cancer management in Medicare patients. METHODS We studied data released by the Centers for(More)
BACKGROUND A critical element of a thriving academic plastic surgery program is the quality of faculty. A decline in recruitment and retention of faculty has been attributed to the many challenges of academic medicine. Given the substantial resources required to develop faculty, academic plastic surgery has a vested interest in improving the process of(More)
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010. It represents the most extensive overhaul of the country's health care system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The Affordable Care Act has two goals. The first goal is to reduce the uninsured population in the United(More)
PurPose: The venous anastomotic flow-coupler has recently been developed for clinical use, contributing to a multitude of flap monitoring devices and techniques. To date, only one published small retrospective series (19 patients) reported this device to be both reliable and accurate for use in head and neck reconstruction; however, no data exists in the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of the venous anastomotic Flow Coupler in monitoring free flaps used for breast reconstruction in a consecutive series of patients. METHODS Retrospective data were collected on patients undergoing free flap breast reconstruction from May 2012 to March 2014. The venous anastomotic Flow Coupler was(More)
BACKGROUND The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to expand coverage to the uninsured, improve quality, and contain costs. The goal of this study was to ascertain how plastic surgeons perceive the ACA. METHODS An electronic questionnaire was e-mailed to members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons between May and June 2014. The survey was anonymous and(More)
BACKGROUND We describe the second largest contemporary series of flaps used in thoracic reconstruction. METHODS A retrospective review of patients undergoing thoracomyoplasty from 2001 to 2013 was conducted. Ninety-one consecutive patients were identified. RESULTS Thoracomyoplasty was performed for 67 patients with intrathoracic indications and 24(More)
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