HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Infection in breast implants

Breast augmentation is the most frequent type of plastic surgery done in the UK and--after nose reshaping and liposuction--it is the third most common cosmetic procedure in the USA. However, infection complicates 22.5% of breast implantations, and is the leading cause of illness following such surgery. The comprehensive review in The Lancet Infectious Diseases of infection of breast implants is particularly timely in light of the recent call for tighter regulation of the private cosmetic surgery industry in the UK.

Professor Brigitte Pittet (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland) and colleagues provide a fascinating journey through the history of breast implants and review the myriad risk factors for breast implant infections, before discussing clinical features such as toxic shock syndrome and late infection occurring months--or even years--after implantation. Diagnostic and management strategies are proposed for such problems.

In addition, they discuss the idea that capsular contraction--the leading long-term complication that follows breast implantation, involving the formation and contraction of a collagenous sheath around the implant, thus forming hard, spherical masses in the breasts--may be caused by subclinical infection, and could be prevented by antibiotics.

Brigitte Pittet comments: "Patients should be aware that, similar to other invasive procedures involving the implantation of foreign material, breast implants may lead to potential complications such as infection or capsular contracture. In good hands, however, infection remains infrequent."


'"/>

Contact: Joe Santangelo
j.santangelo@elsevier.com
1-212-633-3810
Lancet
1-Feb-2005


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. No advantage of combination drug therapy for chronic hepatitis B Infection
2. Infection in ELBW infants linked with poor neurodevelopmental, growth outcomes
3. Infection puts extremely low birth weight infants at risk for developmental delays
4. Infections in low-birth-weight infants are associated with impaired neurodevelopment and growth
5. Infection, not lack of oxygen, plays larger role in premature infant brain injury
6. Infections linked to mental decline in elderly
7. Infection with toxoplasmososis increases the risk of being involved in a road traffic accident
8. Holding Policy Is Cost-Effective Way To Further Protect Blood Plasma Supply From HIV And Other Infections
9. Silent HIV Infection Lasts A Lifetime
10. New Contact Lens Material Could Lessen Risk Of Eye Infection
11. Study Offers Hope For Immune Reconstitution After HIV Infection

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/30/2021)... , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... the 21st Century , A Virtual Workshop Presented by WCG FDAnews and Cerulean ... 4:30 pm EDT, https://wcg.swoogo.com/modern-sop-and-quality-systems , Are one’s SOPs written for the ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... According to data released ... reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by ... Colorado’s 64 counties have lost some of their Title X resources. , The ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), a ... confusion due to low health literacy today announces a new partnership with the ... work with ACAP’s member Safety Net Health Plans, those that provide comprehensive health ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... ... Dr. Colin Campbell is proud to announce the 1 year anniversary in their new state ... internal medicine and is a primary care specialist who has been practicing for 23 years. ... keep South Jersey healthy one patient at a time. , “Over the past year, Dr. ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 30, 2021 , ... The COVID-19 ... and survivors; their families; and their caregivers. Crossroads4Hope is addressing the needs of ... emotional support system, MyGo2Support, which meets needs of people impacted by cancer, no ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... The University of Texas Health Science Center ... San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital, a destination center for research and treatment of ... In a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held virtually. , William ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Iora Health ... primary care, has partnered with Devoted Health , one of the fastest-growing ... across Maricopa County and provides seniors with the highest-quality care and experience possible, ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... CITY (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... has joined the Vaccine Credential Initiative (VCI), a group bringing together leading health ... record of vaccination status, based on open, interoperable standards. By joining the VCI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: