Mortality Rates Among Augmentation Mammoplasty Patients: An Update

@article{Brinton2006MortalityRA,
  title={Mortality Rates Among Augmentation Mammoplasty Patients: An Update},
  author={Louise A. Brinton and Jay H. Lubin and Mary Cay Murray and Theodore Colton and Robert N. Hoover},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={162-169}
}
Background: A large follow-up study of cosmetic breast implant patients previously suggested an overall decrease in mortality but increased risks of brain and respiratory cancers and of suicides. Methods: This cohort of 12,144 implant patients and 3614 patients with other types of plastic surgeries was followed for 5 additional years, enabling derivations of standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) based on population rates and relative risks (RRs) based on comparisons with the other patients… 
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