Postoperative pain remains a major challenge following immediate breast reconstruction with 40% of patients experiencing acute pain and up to 60% developing chronic pain. Paravertebral blocks (PVB's) have emerged as a promising adjunct to standard analgesic protocols. The aim of this study was to assess the utility of PVB's in immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy.
Background The diagnostic phase of care is an anxiety-provoking and stressful experience for the potential breast cancer patient. A multidisciplinary team of breast cancer specialists embarked on a new initiative to pilot a Rapid Diagnosis and Support (RADS) Clinic to coordinate the diagnostic workup and nursing support for patients with a high probability of breast cancer. Methods Consecutive patients...
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