55 minutes | Dec 21, 2020

066 - Breast Implants and Statins' Nocebo Effect

Breast implants: reasons why, the (not so) good old days of regulatory freedom, benefits, risks, silicone vs. saline; the fear of statin side effects; a very special kind of cat video.   * Jingle by Joseph Hackl * Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl. * Assistant researcher: Nicholas Koziris   To contribute to The Body of Evidence, go to our Patreon page at: http://www.patreon.com/thebodyofevidence/.   Patrons get a bonus show on Patreon called “Digressions”! Check it out!     References:   1) The number of breast implants per year: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/press-releases/new-statistics-reveal-the-shape-of-plastic-surgery & https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2018/plastic-surgery-statistics-report-2018.pdf   2) A report of a study by the Institute of Medicine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44775/   3) Survey of breast augmentation surgery satisfaction: https://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Abstract/1994/12000/The_Efficacy_of_Breast_Augmentation__Breast_Size.9.aspx & https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5682175/   4) FDA recommendations on breast implant complications and screening post-implantation: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/breast-implants/risks-and-complications-breast-implants   5) Study linking textured implants to anaplastic large cell lymphoma: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2667737   6) Health Canada recall of textured breast implants: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/69520a-eng.php   7) Silicone gel implants taken off the market in 1992: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199206183262525   8) Silicone gel implants reinstated in 2006: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/17/washington/17cnd-breast.html   9) New England Journal of Medicine review of implant safety: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK68334/   10) Annals of Internal Medicine review: https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M15-1169?doi=10.7326%2FM15-1169   11) Institute of Medicine report on implants: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44775/   12) Re-operation rates: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26202563/   13) Trailer for the TV show NURSES (for no reason): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm_cWMDtD28   14) Chris’ Gazette article on people reporting side effects from statins: https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/christopher-labos-statins-have-a-proven-track-record   15) Catspiracy: https://vimeo.com/482278265     Music Credits:   Summer Swing 2018 by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3160-summer-swing-2018 License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   Loving Modern Technology by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7056-loving-modern-technology License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   Blockbuster Atmosphere 9 (Sadness) by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/304-blockbuster-atmosphere-9-sadness- License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   Inspiring Advertising  by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising- License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   Lights  by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5309-lights- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   Jingle Bells by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3942-jingle-bells License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
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