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  1. A clinical study of the relationship between silicone breast implants and connective tissue disease.

    Article - En anglais


    This study was a blinded.

    Concurrent assessment of a historical cohort derived from a provincial registry (1978 to 1986) of breast implant recipients (cosmetic, not reconstructive) and controls (other cosmetic surgery) to test the hypothesis that connective tissue disease (CTD) is increased in breast implant recipients.


    Women who underwent breast implant or other cosmetic surgery during the interval from 1978 to 1986 were contacted confidentially by Alberta Health and asked to participate in the study.

    Those willing to participate completed an extensive questionnaire and supplied a blood sample, subsequent to which all surgical records were reviewed to confirm implant type (s) or cosmetic surgery (ies).

    All participants with any suggestion of rheumatic disease were assessed blindly by a rheumatologist for CTD.


    One thousand five hundred seventy-six breast implant recipients were recruited, including 1112 who had received silicone gel-filled implants (>13,500 person yrs exposure).

    Seven hundred twenty-six controls were recruited.

    Prevalence rates adjusted for sex and age for rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and Sjögren's syndrome (the principal targeted conditions) were consistent with published reports for Caucasian women. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Implant, Siloxane polymère, Glande mammaire, Analyse corrélation, Symptomatologie, Tissu conjonctif maladie mixte, Complication, Biomatériau, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Facteur risque, Femelle, Homme, Peau pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Muscle strié pathologie, Maladie système, Maladie autoimmune, Connectivite

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Implant, Siloxane polymer, Mammary gland, Correlation analysis, Symptomatology, Sharp syndrome, Complication, Biomaterial, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Risk factor, Female, Human, Skin disease, Cardiovascular disease, Respiratory disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Striated muscle disease, Systemic disease, Autoimmune disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0136102

    Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 21/07/1998.