Rieky E. G. Dikmans

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Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair with intraperitoneal mesh is associated with a certain degree of adhesion formation to the mesh. This experimental study examined the efficacy of several coated meshes for adhesion reduction. Five commercially available meshes with a layered coating were placed intraperitoneally in rats and followed up for 90 days:(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse bilateral differences in the cross-sectional area of the internal mammary artery (IMA) and vein (IMV) in breast cancer patients compared to healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS On 135 breast MRIs the cross-sectional areas of the IMA and IMV were measured on the left and right side in the second and third intercostal space (ICS) by(More)
Gender dysphoria (GD) is often accompanied by dissatisfaction with physical appearance and body image problems. The aim of this study was to compare body satisfaction with perceived appearance by others in various GD subgroups. Data collection was part of the European Network for the Investigation of Gender Incongruence. Between 2007 and 2012, 660 adults(More)
BACKGROUND Implant-based reconstruction is the predominant form of breast reconstruction, with the two-stage tissue expander/implant approach being the most popular. Recently, the direct-to-implant, one-stage breast reconstruction procedure has gained momentum. In this study, national and regional trends across the United States for the two different types(More)
INTRODUCTION Strattice™, a porcine acellular dermal matrix, has emerged as a product to augment implant-based breast reconstruction. It aims to resolve problems related to poor tissue coverage of the implant. Presently, evidence justifying the use of Strattice in breast reconstruction is lacking. The objective of this study is to assess the clinical(More)
INTRODUCTION The rib-sparing technique to access the internal mammary vessels for microanastomosis is the current practice in our hospital nowadays. This study is performed to analyse the best intercostal space to expose those vessels. PATIENTS AND METHODS Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the chest wall of 133 women was evaluated. The Schwabegger(More)
BACKGROUND Valid tools to assess aesthetic outcomes after breast reconstructive surgery are scarce. Previously a professional aesthetic assessment scale was introduced, the Aesthetic Items Scale (AIS). We aim to determine if this method is a valid and reliable tool to assess aesthetic outcome after breast reconstructive surgery. METHODS The study(More)
Methods: Following approval by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Institutional Review Board, a retrospective review was performed identifying patients who underwent unilateral breast reconstruction using a double pedicle DIEP flap by a single two-surgeon team. Data was collected on patient characteristics, pre-operative risk factors, and(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of different located post surgical scars on both perfusion and redness. The pattern of change and correlation between perfusion and redness of post surgical scars is also examined. METHODS In this study, we measured redness and perfusion of the abdominal and breast scar of 24(More)
BACKGROUND The evidence justifying the use of acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) in implant-based breast reconstruction (IBBR) is limited. We did a prospective randomised trial to compare the safety of IBBR with an ADM immediately after mastectomy with that of two-stage IBBR. METHODS We did an open-label, randomised, controlled trial in eight hospitals in(More)