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Christopher Pannucci MD: Aesthetic Surgery Journal Grand Rounds on Venous Thromboembolism
Christopher Pannucci, MD discusses venous thromboembolism in the aesthetic surgery & plastic surgery population for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal’s Virtual Grand Rounds. April 2020. Dr. Pannucci is a board certified plastic surgeon at Plastic Surgery Northwest in Spokane, Washington.
VLOG – 5.22.20
Plastic Surgery Northwest’s VLOG from 5.22.20 discussing surgery center reopening and the Spring Sales Event
PSNW Surgeons on KREM2 discussing Breast Reconstruction Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! Take a look at the doctors on KREM 2 this Monday helping to spread the word.
Dr. Williams on KXLY discussing plastic surgery
See Dr. Williams answer Mark Peterson’s questions about Plastic Surgery on KXLY!
PSNW Surgeons supporting Spokane’s Pink Ribbon Run
Here are our fabulous surgeons out supporting Every Woman Can for this year’s virtual #pinkribbonrun! We can’t wait to see you all at the finish line next year
Dr. Pannucci Standard-of-care anticoagulants may be unnecessary for many surgery patients.
As many as three out of four surgery patients could be receiving anti-clotting medications that they do not need, according to a study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Dr. Pannucci: Breast Implants & Penetrating Trauma.
In a recent attempt to wrestle a handgun from the hands of a suicidal person, a 34-year-old woman was accidentally shot in the chest by a single bullet. When she was taken to the University of Utah Emergency Room for her trauma, her chest CT scan showed evidence of a miracle: There was no penetrating injury to her thoracic cavity and no rib fractures, despite the fact that she was less than two feet away from the handgun.
Later, a plastic surgery team determined that the bullet passed through her breast tissue and then hit something unexpected: her saline breast implant.
Did her breast implants save her life? Or, more specifically, was it possible that the implant affected the bullet trajectory or velocity in some way? That’s the question that came up for Dr. Christopher Pannucci, the University of Utah plastic and reconstructive surgeon who worked on this case, and the inspiration behind his recent paper published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
Dr. Pannucci: Deep dive into VTE Prevention.
It’s not easy to tell which patients are at risk for developing life-threatening deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus (PE), known collectively as venous thromboembolism (VTE). Besides the fact that clotting risk factors aren’t obvious, every patient has different risks for developing VTE, regardless of the type of surgery they’re undergoing.