Carolyn De La Cruz
University of Pittsburgh
RadiologyPlastic surgerySurgeryRetrospective cohort studyStage (cooking)CarcinomaBreast surgeryMastectomySexual misconductResponse rate (survey)Body mass indexBreast reconstructionMammaplastyImplantPopulationFamily medicineFertilityBreast cancerWeight lossClinical psychologyText miningMedicine
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BACKGROUND Gender bias and sexual misconduct continue to pervade medicine. The authors hypothesize that gender bias and sexual misconduct disproportionately and negatively affect female plastic surgery trainees. METHODS A national survey of plastic surgery trainees (2018 to 2019) was conducted using previously validated sexual harassment surveys adapted for relevance to plastic surgery. Respondents were queried about experiences with workplace gender bias and harassment; personal and professiona...
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#1Walter J. Joseph (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 1
#2Samyd S. Bustos (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 3
Last. Carolyn De La Cruz (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 5
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BACKGROUND/AIM: We employed a survey to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) to investigate the management of breast reconstruction across the US during the COVID-19 pandemic. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An electronic survey on breast reconstruction practice demographics, COVID-19-related restrictions on breast reconstruction, and pertinent dates of restrictions was employed. RESULTS: A total of 228 responses were obtained. Demographics were balanced for geography with most respondents loca...
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#1Eva Roy (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 1
#2Jennifer Hall (University of Pittsburgh)
Last. Carolyn De La Cruz (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 5
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#1Wendy Chen (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
#2Marissa BaronH-Index: 1
Last. Carolyn De La CruzH-Index: 5
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BACKGROUND: The year 2017 marked the first year women comprised a majority of U.S. medical school matriculants. While more women are pursuing surgical training, within plastic surgery, there is a steady attrition of women advancing in leadership roles. The authors report the current status of women in academic plastic surgery, from trainees to chairwomen and national leadership positions. METHODS: The Electronic Residency Applications Service, San Francisco Match, National Resident Matching Prog...
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#1Debra A. Bourne (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 6
#2Wendy ChenH-Index: 8
Last. Carolyn De La CruzH-Index: 5
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Background:Plastic surgery trainees who wish to start a family face challenges. This is the first study to collect data directly from residents and fellows to understand issues surrounding childbearing and to propose solutions.Methods:Following institutional review board approval, an anonymous surve
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#1Wendy ChenH-Index: 8
#2Jordan E. FishmanH-Index: 2
Last. Carolyn De La CruzH-Index: 5
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BackgroundNo single technique for nipple areola reconstruction best fits every patient and clinical scenario. Many techniques fail to provide long-term projection. One especially challenging cohort are those patients who have undergone bilateral implant-based reconstruction. We developed a modificat
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#1William D. Tobler (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 2
#2Kelly N. Nicholas (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 1
Last. Carolyn De La Cruz (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 5
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: Umbilical preservation can be challenging, particularly in complex cases involving simultaneous ventral hernia repair and abdominoplasty. Although the umbilicus serves no functional purpose, removal of the umbilicus can draw unwanted attention to the abdominal area and can cause emotional distress to patients. There are several well documented options for umbilical reconstruction. We present a new umbilical reconstruction technique relevant for such cases. This neoumbilicoplasty allows for pre...
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