Jessica A Gaido

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BACKGROUND There is a paucity of multi-institutional data that directly compares short term outcomes of autologous and prosthetic breast reconstruction. The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program provides a unique data platform for evaluating peri-operative outcomes of these two main categories of breast reconstruction. It has detailed data from(More)
BACKGROUND Aesthetic results following breast reconstruction have been shown to be a major contributor to patient satisfaction. While many presume that complications after reconstruction impact final aesthetic results, little data exist to substantiate this putative relationship. OBJECTIVE To track and evaluate aesthetic outcomes following implant(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombosis is a common cause of flap failure in microvascular tissue transfer, which questions the effects of anemia on this outcome. This article seeks to contribute a large, multi-institutional data analysis to this debate. METHODS Free tissue transfer patients were identified in the National Surgical Quality Improvement database through a(More)
BACKGROUND As elective nonreconstructive breast surgery increases in popularity, there is greater demand for accurate multi-institutional data on minor and major postoperative complications. OBJECTIVE The authors utilized a multi-institutional database to compare 30-day morbidities and reoperation rates among the different types of elective(More)
BACKGROUND Recent health care legislation institutes penalties for surgical readmissions secondary to complications. There is a paucity of evidence describing risk factors for readmission after breast reconstruction procedures. METHODS Patients undergoing breast reconstruction in 2011 were identified in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program(More)
BACKGROUND The potential ramifications of radiation use can be of particular concern in the breast reconstruction population, in which both surgical and aesthetic outcomes are important. Presently, there remains a paucity of data detailing the influence of radiation on specific reconstruction aesthetic outcomes. OBJECTIVE To conduct a quantitative(More)
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