Tracking blister complication from 12-hour medical adhesives post mastectomy – 2018 case series

Starting January 2018, I will keep tab of patients who do not develop and who develop blister complication from 12-hour medical adhesives placed on dressing after a mastectomy.  The dressing and medical adhesives are removed 12 hours postop with no replacement.

My hypothesis: there is a smaller likelihood for blisters to occur if I remove the medical adhesives earlier (12 hours postop) compared to longer period (one day) after mastectomy.

Before this study, I have observed blister formations for medical adhesives retained for one to 2 days at a subjective probability of 30%.

An accompanying premise: there is a minimal risk for infection if the dressing is removed 12 hours postop.

Current tab (April 10, 2018):

One in April (1 out of 14 patients) – 7% at the moment.

Will try to accrue 30 patients.

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ROJ@18apr10

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