Recognizing the Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Utilization Among Plastic Surgery Patients
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More than a third of adults in the USA report utilization of complementary medicine of some form including herbal, vitamin, and other dietary supplementation . Despite its common utilization in the US population, such supplementation has received minimal consideration in the plastic surgery journals and the surgical literature at large.
Anecdotal evidence has taught anesthesiologists and surgeons that herbal medication and supplements should be discontinued prior to elective surgeries. However, there are data suggesting that some herb medication and supplements can augment wound healing. We have recently published a standardized review regarding the advantages of two commonly utilized herbal supplements...
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