Kate J. Buretta

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BACKGROUND Although multiple breast reduction outcomes studies have been performed, none has specifically identified the impact of advanced age. The authors aimed to study the impact of age on breast reduction outcome. METHODS Medical records for all patients billed for Current Procedural Terminology code 19318 over the past 10 years (1999 to 2009) at a(More)
BACKGROUND Breast reduction alleviates macromastia symptoms and facilitates symmetrical breast reconstruction after cancer treatment. We investigated a large series of consecutive breast reductions to study important factors that impact outcomes. METHODS An institutional review board-approved, retrospective review of all breast reductions from 1999 to(More)
BACKGROUND An abdominoperineal resection is an invasive procedure that leaves the patient with vast pelvic dead space. Traditionally, the vertical rectus abdominus myocutaneous flap is used to reconstruct these defects. Oftentimes, this flap cannot be used because of multiple ostomy placements or previous abdominal surgery. The anterolateral thigh flap can(More)
Wider application of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is limited by the need for chronic immunosuppression. Recent data suggest that the lymphatic system plays an important role in mediating rejection. This study used near-infrared (NIR) lymphography to describe lymphatic reconstitution in a rat VCA model. Syngeneic (Lewis-Lewis) and(More)
INTRODUCTION Reconstruction with flaps requiring delayed division remains common, even with increasing use of free tissue transfer. Patient quality of life and function are significantly decreased during the delay period. Delay could be minimized by developing methods to reliably determine when the flap has developed sufficient vascular supply to undergo(More)
Distinguishing cutaneous infection from sterile inflammation is a diagnostic challenge and currently relies upon subjective interpretation of clinical parameters, microbiological data, and nonspecific imaging. Assessing characteristic variations in leukocytic infiltration may provide more specific information. In this study, we demonstrate that homing of(More)
METHODS: We analyzed the frequency and types of selfreported COI in three major plastic surgery journals since the adoption of reporting policies in 2007. All original articles that were published in three major plastic surgery journals from 2008 to 2014 were included. The type of self-reported COI was characterized into the following categories: research(More)
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