Long-term Patient-Reported Outcomes in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)
Invited Commentary: Autologous vs Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction: Where Do We Stand? (free for a limited period)
Author Interview: Long-term Patient-Reported Outcomes in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction (free audio)
Commentaries: Breast reconstruction more satisfying than implants after cancer, survey says – UPI (free) AND Flap vs Implant for Breast Reconstruction: How to Choose – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Study explores satisfaction, quality of life after breast reconstruction – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, via MedicalXpress (free)
Effect of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy vs Standard Wound Management on 12-Month Disability Among Adults With Severe Open Fracture of the Lower Limb: The WOLLF Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)
Commentaries: High-tech treatment of open leg wounds no better than using regular dressings – University of Warwick (free) AND Negative-Pressure Therapy No Better for Open Fractures – Medscape (free registration required)
“Negative pressure wound therapy did not improve 12-month disability for patients with severe open fracture of the lower limb compared with standard wound dressing”
“Important for plastic surgeons in particular to remember: just because you *can* perform an operation, which might or might not be medically indicated, does not mean you *should* perform the operation” (via @JournalofEthics see Tweet)
Commentaries: More Cases Are Reported of Unusual Cancer Linked to Breast Implants – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Implant-Related Lymphoma Cases Rise – More than 400 cases reported to FDA – MedPage Today (free)
Breast Implants and the Risk of Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma in the Breast – JAMA Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentaries: Breast Implants Associated With Increased Risk of Breast Anaplastic Large-cell Lymphoma – Oncology Nurse Advisor (free) AND Dutch Study Links Implants to Increased Breast-ALCL Risk – MedPage Today (free registration required)
See also other Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Guidelines and Reviews in our collection and the ERAS Society Website.
Topical antimicrobial agents for treating foot ulcers in people with diabetes – Cochrane Library (link to summary – & for full-text)
Evidence for the treatment of pressure ulcers reviewed.
Invited commentary: Surgical Site Infection Prevention – What We Know and What We Do Not Know – JAMA Surgery (free)
Commentary: ‘Long-Awaited’ CDC Guidelines on SSI Prevention Released – Medscape (free registration required)
The wound/burn guidelines – Japanese Dermatological Association (all guidelines are free)
Wounds in general / Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment for pressure ulcers / Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment for diabetic ulcer/gangrene / Guidelines for the management of skin ulcers associated with connective tissue disease/vasculitis / Guidelines for the management of lower leg ulcers/varicose veins / Guidelines for the management of burns
Browse Appropriateness Criteria Topics (free)
This comprehensive guide from American College of Radiology (ACR) covers 230 topics with more than 1,100 clinical indications and has just been updated. It is a very useful resource for doctors in all specialties to guide which exam is most appropriate in each clinical situation.
Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open – New York Times (free access to 10 articles per month)
“More and more surgeries are being performed with the patient awake and looking on, for financial and medical reasons”.