iBRA Summer Newsletter

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iBRA Recruiting

iBRA Recruiting

Summer Newsletter for Trainee Collaborators 

Progress to date 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the iBRA study so far. Following our successful pilot in Liverpool, we are now recruiting and making good progress………

 58 breast units and 30 plastic surgical units have expressed an interest in participating in the iBRA study.

 34 Units have contributed to the National Practice Survey

 24 Units have secured audit approvals

 13 units are actively recruiting

 86 patients have been recruited to iBRA so far of whom 80 have consented to receive PROMs

Well done everyone – fantastic progress!

iBRA outputs – Presentation and Publications 

Collaborators can cite the following iBRA presentations on their CVs. Our abstract was also selected as one of the 50 best presentations at the recent ESPRAS meeting in Edinburgh and the abstract will be published in JPRAS in October or November.

The iBRA study: A national multicentre audit of the outcomes of implant-based breast reconstruction with and without lower pole support. S Potter, C Holcombe, S Mylvaganam, S Thrush, L Whisker, J Skillman on behalf of the National Trainee Research Collaborative. 12th European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Quadrennial Meeting, 6th-11th July, 2014 (oral presentation).

The iBRA Study: A national multicentre audit of the practice and outcomes of implant-based breast reconstruction. S Potter, C Holcombe, S Mylvaganam, S Thrush, L Whisker, J Skillman on behalf of the National Trainee Research Collaborative. ESSO 34 – BASO 2014, Liverpool, 29th-31st October, 2014 (poster)

Abstracts have also been submitted to the BAPRAS Winter Meeting. Further details can be found on our website (www.ibrastudy.com) ‹#› 

What next?……Time-lines and upcoming events 

Save the date! – ADM and Mesh-assisted Implant Reconstruction Study Day and iBRA Launch Event – Monday 17th November – Birmingham 

We are planning a study day as an opportunity for trainees and consultants to hear from experts in ADM and mesh assisted-implant-based reconstruction, learn tips and tricks for different techniques and hear about revisional surgery. The event will be free and lunch and refreshments provided. A flyer for the event is attached. We would love to see you there!

National Practice Questionnaire Study 

We hope to have the National Practice Questionnaire Study completed by the end of the year. This will be written up early 2015 and abstracts summarising the findings submitted to all the major meetings (ABS, ASGBI, SABCS, BAPRAS etc). Please help us by completing the NPQ for your Unit. Every questionnaire makes our data set stronger and more useful!

Prospective Audit 

We plan to recruit patients to the prospective audit until December 2015. We are aiming to recruit 1000 patients to the study making this the largest prospective cohort of implant-based breast reconstruction in the world. We are almost 10% there – with your help – we can do it!

Thank you to all our collaborators! 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed data so far as listed below. Data is taken from REDCap so if your name is not there and should be or you need a REDCap login, let us know!

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: G Irwin*, S McIntosh, S Refsum, S Sloan; Bradford Teaching Hospitals: S Hignett*, R Linforth; Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals: R Rathinaezhil*, H Osman, F Ugolini, C Zammit; BUPA Cromwell Hospital: Suba M*; Countess of Chester Hospital: A Hargreaves*, J Seward; Dorset County Hospital: M Youssef*, T Graja; East Lancashire Hospitals: R Brindle*, S Gawne; GWH Swindon: I Dash*, M Galea, A Chaudhry, N Coombs; Lancashire Teaching Hospitals: A Topps*; Leeds: J Massey*, F Langlands, P Turton, Mr Achuthan; Musgrove Park Taunton: C Ives*, A Thorne, S Potter; Northern Lincolnshire & Goole: S Joglekar*, J Smith; Portsmouth: B Pearce*, L Mansfield: Royal Devon and Exeter: D Egbeare*, R Johnston, D Ferguson, R Tillett; Royal Liverpool: N Barnes*, C Holcombe, S Bathla, T Kiernan, M Chandrahekar, G Mitchell, A Tansley; Royal Marsden: A Knight*, F MacNeill; Royal Surrey: A Conway*, T Irvine, F Pakzad; St Barts: L Johnson*, S Ledwidge; University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire: A Carbone*, J Skillman; University Hospitals North Staffordshire: V Voynov*, S Soumian, S Narayanan; University Hospitals South Manchester: J Henderson*, J Harvey; West Herfordshire: D Cocker*, S Baldota, K Chong, S Thomson, LM Lai; Whiston Hospital: L Chagla, A Iqbal; Yeovil Hospital: C Osborne*. (*Unit Lead)

Anyone who contributes the equivalent of 10 complete data sets will be a PUBMED citable collaborator on all resultant publications and presentations – a real incentive to get involved!

Get involved! We’re still looking for new sites to participate in iBRA! 

If you or your unit would like to get involved in the iBRA study – it’s not too late! E-mail ibrastudy@gmail.com or go to our website www.ibrastudy.com