Breast implants

Breast implants

FDA breast implant consumer handbook: 2004

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Rockville, MD

Presents information about breast implants to assist in making an informed decision about whether or not to have breast implants.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Canada needs a breast implant registry

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New Democratic Party
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Calls on the federal government to establish a national breast implant registry to monitor implant procedures and further scientific research.

Researchers call on federal government to create breast implant registry

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Canadian Women's Health Network
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Demonstrates that there are currently no mechanisms in Canada to track the health outcomes from plastic surgery, including breast implant surgery. Makes the argument for a federal registry.

Busted: the dangers of surgical breast implants

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Kathleen O'Grady
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Briefly examines the possible dangers associated with breast implants. Includes links to other sources of information. Article first appeared in Taloua (April/May/June 2003), la magazine de la jeune femme.

Breast Implant Information Project

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral

Provides a website for girls and women considering breast implants, and for those who already have implants and want more information. Collects, analyses, and summarizes information from peer-reviewed research.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
202-223-4000
Email Address: 
info@breastimplantinfo.org
Fax Number: 
202-223-4242
Street Address: 
901-1901 Pennsylvania Ave NW
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20006

Health complications from breast implant surgery common: follow up procedures from private cosmetic surgery draws on public heal

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Aleina Tweed
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Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides a listing of health complications associated with breast implants, including surgical, loca, systematic, and psychological complications.

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ISSN 14800039

Coalition of Silicone Survivors

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Forms an organization that assists women with silicone and saline breast implants to educate themselves on facts concerning these implantable medical devices. Provides information to persons with other silicone implant devices.

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Email Address: 
coss@siliconesurvivors.net
Street Address: 
2739 W 23rd St
City: 
Greeley
Province: 
Colorado
Postal/ZIP Code: 
80634

Health care utilization among women who have undergone breast implant surgery

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Aleina Tweed
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Demonstrates that women who have or have had breast implants experience more hospitalizations and visit doctors and specialists significantly more than women who had not undergone implantation surgery.

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BCCEWH BREA.T82 2003
ISBN 1894356284
ISSN 14817268
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Includes bibliographical references.

Registering the impact of breast implants

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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Ann Pederson
Aleina Tweed
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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the questions surrounding breast implant safety and mechanisms to track patients over time.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Breast implants

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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides an overview of the potential risks involved in regards to breast implants. Offers suggestions on ways to minimize the risks.

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Series: It's Your Health
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