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Establishment and Characterization of Bacterial Infection of Breast Implants in a Murine Model Print

Jennifer N Walker, PhD, Louis H Poppler, MD, MHS, Chloe L Pinkner, BA, Scott J Hultgren, PhD, Terence M Myckatyn, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 40, Issue 5, May 2020, Pages 516–528

Background: Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are the most common causes of Gram-positive and Gram-negative breast implant–associated infection. Little is known about how these bacteria infect breast implants as a function of implant surface characteristics and timing of infection.

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Understanding Breast Implant Illness Print

Jill M Newby, PhD, Samantha Tang, PhD, Kate Faasse, PhD, Maria J Sharrock, BAdvSci(Hons), William P Adams, Jr, MD

Aesthetic Surgery Journal, sjaa329

Background: Breast implant surgery is the most common plastic surgery procedure performed globally. A subset of women with breast implants report experiencing a myriad of disabling and distressing physical and psychological symptoms attributed to their implants. Social media groups have coined the condition ‘Breast Implant Illness’ (BII). Little to no scientific research currently exists for BII.

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Vibration Exposure Safety Guidelines for Surgeons Using Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) Print

Chaowen Wu, MD, PhD, Stephen Laswell, BSME, James A Mentz, BA, Rolando Morales, MD

Aesthetic Surgery Journal, sjaa373

Background: As power-assisted liposuction (PAL) gains popular use, plastic surgeons operating these devices experience occupational exposure to hand-transmitted vibration, which can result in Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), a debilitating neurovasculopathy.

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