Navigation Links
Rates of breast reconstruction after mastectomy in Canada
Date:11/7/2011

Few patients in Canada undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy, despite its safety as a procedure and the positive psychological benefits, states a review article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

The article reviews rates of breast reconstruction and factors that influence the practice of immediate reconstruction in patients with early stage breast cancer. However, information is lacking on the current rate and factors that influence this procedure in Canada.

Rates in Canada have been historically low, with a reconstruction rate of 7.7% in Ontario (1994/95) and 3.8% in Nova Scotia from 1991. In contrast, rates were higher in Australia (9.9%, 1982), Denmark (14%, 1999) and England (16.5%, 2006). In the United States, rates for breast reconstruction have increased from as low as 3.4% in 1985 to a high of 42% from 1997 in a network of tertiary cancer centres. Use of immediate reconstruction at the same time as mastectomy has also increased in the US, in part due to a recommendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons in 2001 to incorporate this practice in the treatment of early stage breast cancer.

In general, older age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and geography affect the use of breast reconstruction. Women older than 50 years are less likely to undergo reconstruction. This may be secondary to concerns of increased complications or comorbidities, although a US study found that the negative relationship between advanced age and decreased breast reconstruction remained significant after controlling for patient comorbidities. Women of lower socioeconomic status were less likely to have reconstruction. Women living in large urban centres were more likely to undergo breast reconstruction. For example, there were 10 reconstructions per 100 mastectomies in the Toronto area compared with 4.3 per 100 mastectomies in the rest of Ontario in 1994/1995. Other modifiable barriers to br
'/>"/>

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca
613-520-7116 x2224
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Penn collaborates on $8 million Barretts esophagus research network
2. Hard Hats Still Have High Rates of Injury, Illness: Report
3. Poorer Countries Have Higher Rates of Stroke, Study Finds
4. Detroit holds record for highest lung cancer mortality rates
5. NSAID use associated with lower colorectal cancer mortality rates among postmenopausal women
6. NIPPV linked to increased hospital mortality rates in small group of patients
7. Suicide Rates Vary by Region: CDC
8. Magnetic attraction: NIST/CU microchip demonstrates concept of MRAM for biomolecules
9. U.S. Heart Disease Rates Keep Falling: CDC
10. USDA research demonstrates new breeds of broccoli remain packed with health benefits
11. Rising Global Smoking Rates Could Add Millions of TB Deaths
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical ... Use of ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors to get ... agency warns. "Although there is a lack ... and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by ... FDA biomedical engineer, said in an agency news release. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new ... said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and ... of Medicine. A time-use survey of nearly 125,000 Americans, ... main activity exchanged for sleep. Short sleepers -- those who ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care ... can be a daze of hassle, hustle, and bustle that ... decking halls, to burns when making special meals and heartburn ... can happen at any time. To prevent this season of ... made a list of helpful and healthful holiday tips to ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently ... better decisions during landings, a new study shows. ... pilots to master, and 36 percent of all airplane ... final approach and landing. Researchers monitored the brain ... pilots while they were at the controls of a ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 At the leading, long-established ... AutismOne and Focus Autism will welcome ... research on the effects of toxins to children’s health, ... information. , Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic ... with esteemed, credentialed colleagues of the United States to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 3Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3
... of bird flu had been discovered in a Farm in ... cull thousands more, South Korea’s Farm// Ministry officials said on ... Kim Chang-sub, a top official at the Ministry’s Quarantine department ... avian influenza.' Kim also added that the final results of ...
... a new vaccine that promises protection against a wide range ... using a cell-based technology in 11 weeks time.The vaccine is ... H5N1 virus. ,It is still in the early phase of ... been detected in many countries. It has caused maximum damage ...
... Group (World Against Toys Causing Harm), for the 34th time, ... title 'Most Dangerous Toys of 2006' to watch out for. ... James Swartz, an attorney and director of Boston-based WATCH, which ... toy shelves are potentially stocked with dangerous toys which may ...
... in childhood could face an increased risk of developing ... ,The traditional view has been that psychosis such ... most psychiatrists have believed that social factors cannot have ... new study by the Institute of Psychiatry here examined ...
... McKeith has been reprimanded by the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory ... a license. The authority said there was a lack of ... the star of Channel 4’s You Are What You Eat, ... Formula Wild Pink for women and Fast Formula Horny for ...
... incident 2 years ago, four persons had to be hospitalized ... with an cosmetic product that was unlicensed. The injection contained ... the lethal dose for humans, reported by The Journal of ... toxin, botox, is used to smoothen out facial wrinkles by ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:WATCH's 2006 List Of Ten Potentially - Dangerous Toys 2
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014   DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. ... nation,s largest and most innovative health care communities, ... DaVita Clinical Research  (DCR) and  HealthCare Partners Clinical ... its extensive clinical research and data analytics services, ... and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as well as ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... and BOSTON , December 15, ... GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, is pleased ... the United States relating to ... patents in the US significantly strengthens the global patent ... pharmaceutical markets. The suite of patents recently ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2r6bmg/drug_injection ... "Drug Injection Devices to 2020" report to ... As new drugs become available ... health conditions, drug developers have increasingly pursued packaging ... and increase the efficiency and reliability with which ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 2DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 3DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 4Heptares Extends Global Patent Protection for GPCR-Focused Drug Discovery Platform With Grant of Core Patents in the United States 2Drug Injection Devices to 2020 2Drug Injection Devices to 2020 3Drug Injection Devices to 2020 4
... treating the diabetes patient, doctors discussed how a ... not enough to reveal an individual,s risk for ... Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical ... "We need to be more aggressive in treating ...
... Corporation (Nasdaq: BPUR ) announced ... U.S. Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) by letter that it ... Hemopure(R) [hemoglobin glutamer -- 250 (bovine)] under a proposed protocol ... announced, the study, "Restore Effective Survival in Shock" (RESUS) was ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Taking a Hard-Line Approach to Cardiovascular Risks in the Diabetes Patient 2U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Proposed 'RESUS' Clinical Trial in Trauma Patients Remains on FDA Hold 2U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Proposed 'RESUS' Clinical Trial in Trauma Patients Remains on FDA Hold 3
... An external computer-enhanced microplate reader ... provides automated flexible and rapid ... for accurate and reliable photometric ... or without shaking before reading) ...
... a number of assay steps for ... simple to use benchtop device. The ... stand-alone device but also provides easy ... and standard add-on modules provide maximum ...
... AP-22 Micro Plate Processor is ... Automated Microplate Analyzer. It has been ... assigned area can be customised according ... Micro Plate Processor is able to ...
Grab one and go, One of the smallest handheld oximeters available, Datex-Ohmeda s TuffSat is the ideal spot-check solution for hospital, home care, transport, and EMS. TuffSat comes fully loaded wi...
Medicine Products: