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Surgical drains are routinely used following autologous reconstruction, but are often cited as the leading cause of peri-operative discomfort. In this study, Jacob Dinis and his co-authors defined routine drain use duration and assessed the risk factors for prolonged breast and abdominal drain use during microvascular breast reconstruction, measures which have never previously been defined. They found elevated BMI, hypertension, and axillary dissection increase risk for prolonged breast drain requirement in autologous reconstruction. African-American and Hispanic populations experienced prolonged breast drain requirement after controlling for other factors, warranting further study. Predictors for Prolonged Drain Use Following Autologous Breast Reconstruction Jacob Dinis, BS @jacob_dinis; Omar Allam, BS; Alexandra Junn, AB @alexjunn; Mohammad Ali Mozaffari, MD; Rema Shah, BA; Tomer Avraham, MD; Michael Alperovich, MD MSc @drmikealperovich. Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

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