JPRAS Journal Club


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Join us monthly, to hear from the authors themselves about their article in the latest issue of JPRAS, with critical appraisal and discussion from plastic surgery trainees and experts from around the world.

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JPRAS ARTICLES DISCUSSED: Starting an autologous breast reconstruction program after plastic surgical training. Is it as good as it gets? Nikki Beudeker, Inge Smits, Renske Spierings, Thomas Rijntalder, Pieter S Verduijn, Thijs de Wit, Marc A Mureau, Hinne A Rakhorst JPRAS - February 2020 Setting up a new microsurgical breast service in a non-tertiary hospital: Is it safe, and do outcomes compare to centres of excellence? J Kiely, K Smith 2, A Stirrup 3, W J M Holmes 4JPRAS - January 2021 AUTHORS IN ATTENDANCE Dr Nikki Beudeker, Dr Hinne Rakhorst, Mr John Kiely, Mr Will Holmes CLASSIC ARTICLES FROM OUR AUTHORS: The perforasome theory: vascular anatomy and clinical implications Perforasomes of the DIEP flap: vascular anatomy of the lateral versus medial row perforators and clinical implications The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It

Jun 16

49 min 34 sec

JPRAS ARTICLE DISCUSSED: UK Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) on behalf of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Expert Advisory Group (PRASEAG) Philip Turton, Dima El-Sharkawi, Iain Lyburn, Bhupinder Sharma, Preethika Mahalingam, Suzanne D. Turner, Fiona MacNeill, Laura Johnson, Stephen Hamilton, Cathy Burton, Nigel Mercer JPRAS - November 11, 2020 AUTHORS IN ATTENDANCE: Mr Philip Turton, Dr Dima El-Sharkawi, Professor Iain Lyburn, Professor Suzanne D. Turner, Ms Fiona MacNeill, Dr Cathy Burton, Mr Nigel Mercer CLASSIC ARTICLE FROM OUR AUTHORS: Randomized Multicenter Trial of Sentinel Node Biopsy Versus Standard Axillary Treatment in Operable Breast Cancer: The ALMANAC Trial

Mar 4

1 hr

JPRAS ARTICLE DISCUSSED: Moving breast implant registries forward: Are they FAIR and Functional?. C A Bargon et al JPRAS - January 01, 2021 AUTHORS IN ATTENDANCE: Dr Claudia Bargon, Professor Birgit Stark, Professor Ingrid Hopper, Professor Marc Mureau, Dr Hinne Rakhorst. CLASSIC ARTICLES FROM OUR AUTHORS: A 10-year experience in nasal reconstruction with the three-stage forehead flap

Feb 15

1 hr 5 min

JPRAS ARTICLE DISCUSSED: Safety of major reconstructive surgery during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom and Ireland – multicentre national cohort study. N.G. Patel, D. Reissis, M. Mair, A. Hart, M. Ragbir, H. Giele, A. Mosahebi, V. Ramakrishnan, and ReconSurg Collaborative JPRAS - December 13, 2020 AUTHORS IN ATTENDANCE: Mr N.G. Patel, Mr M. Mair, Professor A. Hart, Mr M. Ragbir, Mr H. Giele, Professor A. Mosahebi and Mr V. Ramakrishnan INVITED EXPERT: Mr Mark Henley

Jan 14

49 min 12 sec

JPRAS ARTICLES DISCUSSED: The psychological, social and educational impact of prominent ears: A systematic review. Elizabeth S. Jones, John A.G. Gibson, Thomas D. Dobbs, Iain S. Whitaker JPRAS - December 01, 2020 ‘Operating is the easy part’: Surgeons’ decision-making processes and responses to parental requests for elective paediatric appearance-altering facial surgery Lauren Notini, Lynn Gillam, Merle Spriggs, Anthony Penington JPRAS - August 01, 2019 AUTHORS IN ATTENDANCE: Mr John A.G Gibson, Mr Thomas D. Dobbs, Professor Anthony Penington CLASSIC ARTICLES FROM OUR AUTHORS: Hemangiomas and vascular malformations in infants and children: a classification based on endothelial characteristics The MelFo Study UK: Effects of a Reduced-Frequency, Stage-Adjusted Follow-Up Schedule for Cutaneous Melanoma 1B to 2C Patients After 3-Years Writing outpatient letters to patients

Jan 8

46 min

JPRAS ARTICLES DISCUSSED: Predicting risk factors that lead to free flap failure and vascular compromise: A single unit experience with 565 free tissue transfers Lese I, Biedermann R, Constantinescu M, Grobbelaar AO, Olariu R JPRAS - September 19, 2020 Management of free flap salvage using thrombolytic drugs: a systematic review Brouwers K, Kruit AS, Hummelink S, Ulrich DJ JPRAS - May 25, 2020 AUTHORS IN ATTENDANCE: Dr Kaj Brouwers, Dr Dietmar J.O. Ulrich, Dr Ioana Lese, and Dr Radu Olariu CLASSIC ARTICLES FROM OUR AUTHORS: Early microsurgical reconstruction of complex trauma of the extremities Direct in vivo observations of embolic events in the microcirculation distal to a small-vessel anastomosis Reconstructive surgery after female genital mutilation: a prospective cohort study.

Nov 2020

57 min 44 sec

JPRAS ARTICLE DISCUSSED: How to interpret clinical outcome data in plastic surgery research and clinical practice Harrison C. J, Rodrigues J. N. JPRAS - August 01, 2020 AUTHORS IN ATTENDANCE: Mr. Conrad Harrison and Mr. Jeremy Rodrigues INVITED EXPERT: Dr. Christopher Gibbons CLASSIC ARTICLES FROM OUR AUTHORS: An evaluation of internal-mammary-artery ligation by a double-blind technic The COSMIN checklist for assessing the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties of health status measurement instruments: an international Delphi study What is value in health care?

Sep 2020

54 min 46 sec

JPRAS Open Access article: Predictors of oncologic outcome in patients with and without flap reconstruction after extremity and truncal soft tissue sarcomas. Dadras M, Koepp P, Wallner C, Wagner JM, Sogorski A, Lehnhardt M, Harati K, Behr B. Open Access article, JPRAS, Mar 2020 Dr. Anne O’Neill's Classic articles: Slump J, Hofer SO, Ferguson PC, Wunder JS, Griffin AM, Hoekstra HJ, Bastiaannet E, O'Neill AC. Flap reconstruction does not increase complication rates following surgical resection of extremity soft tissue sarcoma. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2018 Feb 1;44(2):251-9. The effect of the setting of a positive surgical margin in soft tissue sarcoma. O'Donnell PW, Griffin AM, Eward WC, Sternheim A, Catton CN, Chung PW, O'Sullivan B, Ferguson PC, Wunder JS. Cancer. 2014 Sep Dr Björn Behr's Classic article Soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities: surgical margins can be close as long as the resected tumor has no ink on it. Harati K, Goertz O, Pieper A, Daigeler A, Joneidi‐Jafari H, Niggemann H, Stricker I, Lehnhardt M. The oncologist. 2017 Nov;22(11):1400. Dr. Mehran Dadras' Classic article Pulmonary metastases from soft tissue sarcoma: analysis of patterns of disease and postmetastasis survival. Billingsley KG, Burt ME, Jara E, Ginsberg RJ, Woodruff JM, Leung DH, Brennan MF. Annals of surgery. 1999 May;229(5):602.

Jul 2020

44 min 7 sec

JPRAS Open Access article: Correlation between superficial and deep lymphatic systems using magnetic resonance lymphangiography in breast cancer-related lymphedema: Clinical implications. Usama Abdelfattah, Patricia Martinez Jaimez, Juan A. Clavero, Vittoria Bellantonio, Gemma Pons, Jaume Masia. Open Access article, JPRAS, June 2020 Dr Jaume Masia’s Classic article: Inferior epigastric artery skin flaps without rectus abdominis muscle. Isao Koshima. JPRAS, Nov 1989 Prof JP Hong's Classic article: Hallock, G.G., 2013. The four P's that make a microsurgeon: perfectionist, pragmatist, persistent, and paranoid. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery, 29(07), pp.425-426.

Jun 2020

1 hr

JPRAS Open Access article: Risk of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) in a cohort of 3546 women prospectively followed long term after reconstruction with textured breast implants. Peter G. Cordeiro, Paola Ghione, et al. Open Access article, JPRAS, May 2020 Dr Peter Cordeiro’s Classic article: Fibula Free Flap A New Method of Mandible Reconstruction. Hidalgo, David A. PRS, July 1989

May 2020

1 hr 8 min