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Operative Treatment of Peripheral Lymphedema: A Systematic Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy and Safety of Lymphovenous Microsurgery and Tissue Transplantation
TLDR
Operative interventions for peripheral lymphedema appear to provide consistent quantitative improvements postoperatively, with a relatively wide safety margin.
1000 Consecutive Venous Anastomoses Using the Microvascular Anastomotic Coupler in Breast Reconstruction
TLDR
The patency rate for venous anastomoses performed with the microvascular coupler is excellent when compared with standard suture techniques and has the advantage of overall easier application.
Comprehensive Outcome and Cost Analysis of Free Tissue Transfer for Breast Reconstruction: An Experience with 1303 Flaps
TLDR
Overall, major surgical and medical complications are associated with increased hospital length of stay and greater cost in autologous breast reconstruction.
Trends in immediate breast reconstruction across insurance groups after enactment of breast cancer legislation
TLDR
Evaluated legislation to improve access to breast reconstruction for mastectomy patients in the United States and the impact of this legislation on patients with different insurance plans was evaluated.
Free Tissue Transfer in the Hypercoagulable Patient: A Review of 58 Flaps
TLDR
Although hypercoagulability produces an unfavorable condition for microvascular reconstruction, free tissue transfer is feasible in this series, the authors had an 80 percent success rate and collaboration with a hematologist may be helpful.
Free Tissue Transfer in the Obese Patient: An Outcome and Cost Analysis in 1258 Consecutive Abdominally Based Reconstructions
TLDR
Increasing obesity is associated with increased perioperative risk in free abdominally based autologous breast reconstruction, which translated into greater peri operative morbidity, higher hospital cost, and increased health care resource consumption.
Vacuum Assisted Closure for the Treatment of Sternal Wounds: The Bridge between Débridement and Definitive Closure
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Patients with sternal wounds who have benefited from V.A.C.C.'s therapy alone have a significant decrease in the number of dressing changes and number of soft‐tissue flaps needed for closure.
Prophylactic muscle flaps in vascular surgery.
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