Impact of obesity on outcomes in breast reconstruction: analysis of 15,937 patients from the ACS-NSQIP datasets.

@article{Fischer2013ImpactOO,
  title={Impact of obesity on outcomes in breast reconstruction: analysis of 15,937 patients from the ACS-NSQIP datasets.},
  author={John Patrick Fischer and Jonas A. Nelson and Stephen J. Kovach and Joseph M. Serletti and Liza C. Wu and Suhail K. Kanchwala},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={217 4},
  pages={656-64}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States (US) affecting more than 33% of adults. We aimed to use the World Health Organization (WHO) obesity stratification scheme to assess the overall risk of obese patients undergoing breast reconstruction using the ACS-NSQIP database from 2005 to 2010. STUDY DESIGN We reviewed the 2005 to 2010 ACS-NSQIP databases identifying encounters for Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes including either implant-based reconstruction… CONTINUE READING
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