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Quality of life and anxiety of patients affected by the PIP/Rofil Medical breast implant recall: results from a prospective monocentre cohort study.
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PMID:  24966121     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The PIP/Rofil Medical breast implant recall affected around 40,000 women worldwide. An impact on quality of life (QoL) has been suspected but not yet reported.
OBJECTIVE: To quantify QoL and anxiety in affected women with respect to implant indication and their removal.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Women who attended consultation and opted for implant removal between December 2011 and 2012 were eligible for study. Quality of life and anxiety were measured using validated questionnaires pre- and postoperatively.
RESULTS: Fifty-five patients completed at least one questionnaire, of which 32 had received implants for breast cancer, 15 for aesthetic augmentation, and 8 for primary breast malformations. Removal of the implants improved QoL in every group, especially those who had malformations. The QoL of breast cancer patients was generally better compared to the patients with implant for other reasons.
CONCLUSION: The recall of PIP/Rofil Medical breast implants had a measurable impact on QoL in affected women and no pathological worry was measurable among those women.
Sarah Schott; Thomas Bruckner; Florian Schütz; Markus Wallwiener; Christof Sohn; Michael Golatta; Joerg Heil
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-6-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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