Complications of abdominal-based free flaps for breast reconstruction in obese patients: a meta-analysis and case series

Complications of abdominal-based free flaps for breast reconstruction in obese patients: a... The findings reveal that obese patients have a higher risk of complications than nonobese patients receiving abdominal-based free flaps for breast reconstruction. As we move toward a pay-for-performance reimbursement system, appropriate risk adjustments will be a vital component, allowing provision of optimal treatment techniques for obese patients. Level of Evidence: Level IV, prognostic/risk study http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Complications of abdominal-based free flaps for breast reconstruction in obese patients: a meta-analysis and case series

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0858-8
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Abstract

The findings reveal that obese patients have a higher risk of complications than nonobese patients receiving abdominal-based free flaps for breast reconstruction. As we move toward a pay-for-performance reimbursement system, appropriate risk adjustments will be a vital component, allowing provision of optimal treatment techniques for obese patients. Level of Evidence: Level IV, prognostic/risk study

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2013

References

  • Increasing mastectomy rates among all age groups for early stage breast cancer: a 10-year study of surgical choice
    Dragun, AE; Huang, B; Tucker, TC; Spanos, WJ
  • An outcome study of breast reconstruction: presurgical identification of risk factors for complications
    Lin, KY; Johns, FR; Gibson, J; Long, M; Drake, DB; Moore, MM

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