Diabetic foot - epidemiological and histopathological aspects.
Authors: Ţânţu MM, Man GM, Rogozea LM, Domnariu CD, Pleşa FC, Traşcă DM, Cotoi BV, Stoica LE, Nicolae C, Nemeş RM Abstract Our study included a total of 259 patients with diabetes, who were admitted to the Department of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery of the Emergency County Hospital of Piteşti, Romania, in 2016, with the diagnosis of "diabetic foot". Of the 259 patients, 55 (21.23%) were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and the remaining 204 (78.77%) were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes; the ratio of type 1∕type 2 diabetes was 1∕3.7. The injuries presented by the patients w...
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - December 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research

[Registry Research Funding of the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPR ÄC) and Research Funding Report 2017/2018].
This report serves to publicize the research of academic institutions for Plastic Surgery within our society DGPRÄC in 2017/2018 and sequels the funding report of 2015/2016. Applications to public, non-public, or industrial funding organizations were evaluated. At the same time, this paper analyses the number of approved DFG applications in Plastic, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery in the GEPRIS system. Contrary to these specialties, Plastic Surgery is not classified as an independent speciality in the subject structure of the DFG review board which results in a lack of transparency concerning Plastic Surgery research wo...
Source: Handchirurgie Mikrochirurgie Plastische Chirurgie - December 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir Source Type: research

3D Imaging Versus MRI for Measuring Breast Volume: What is the Evidence?
(Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - December 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Response to “Bacterial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation on Textured Breast Implant Shell Materials”
(Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - December 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

One-stage reconstruction of complex soft tissue defects in the hands using multidigit, chimeric, lateral arm, perforator flaps
To describe our experience using microsurgically fabricated, multilobed, chimeric, lateral arm flaps to reconstruct hand injuries with complex, multidigit, soft tissue defects, and to evaluate the morbidity and esthetic and functional outcomes of the donor sites. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - December 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Shu-Ming Ye, Yue Yu, Jue-Hua Jing, Yun Zhou, Ji-Sen Zhang, Xiao-feng Teng, Chun-Gui Xu, Wen-dan Cheng, Zi-yu Li, You-Jia Xu Source Type: research

Patient satisfaction after levator aponeurosis surgery for the treatment of involutional blepharoptosis
Levator aponeurosis surgery, in which the levator is reattached or advanced to the tarsus, is a widely used technique for the treatment of involutional blepharoptosis. Although this surgical treatment can achieve good results both functionally and aesthetically, few studies have analyzed patient satisfaction after this surgical treatment. In the present study, we investigated the patient satisfaction after levator aponeurosis surgery by asking patients to complete a postal questionnaire, and we analyzed the factors affecting their satisfaction/dissatisfaction. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - December 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Daisuke Sato, Hirotaka Suga, Mine Ozaki, Keigo Narita, Tomohiro Shiraishi, Kiyonori Harii, Akihiko Takushima Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Posterior Intercostal Artery Perforator Flap for Posterior Trunk Reconstruction: Perforator Mapping with High-Resolution Ultrasound and Clinical Application
Pedicled perforator flaps have progressively been used for reconstructive purposes of the anterior trunk. However, reports regarding perforator flaps for local reconstruction of the posterior trunk are sparse. The aim of this study was to investigate the vascular basis of perforator flaps based on the posterior intercostal arteries and to highlight the clinical versatility of these flaps for local posterior trunk reconstruction. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - December 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Manfred Schmidt, Thomas Moritz, Andreas Shamiyeh, Maximilian Zaussinger, Julia Jakobus, Dominik Duscher, Hans-G ünther Machens, Georg M. Huemer Tags: Original article Source Type: research

“Reduction Mammaplasty with Superomedial Pedicle Technique: A Literature Review and Retrospective Analysis of 938 Consecutive Breast Reductions”
The superomedial pedicle reduction mammaplasty has been noted in the literature to provide superior aesthetic results and longevity as well as shorter operative times. However, the inferior pedicle continues to be the most commonly utilized technique in the United States. There is a lack of large-volume outcome studies examining how the superomedial pedicle technique compares against more established reduction methods. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - December 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Adam J. Bauermeister, Kiranjeet Gill, Alexander Zuriarrain, Steven A. Earle, Martin I. Newman Tags: Review Source Type: research

Free medialis pedis venous flap transfer for reconstruction of volar finger defects: Clinical application and aesthetic evaluation
This study investigated the aesthetic outcomes after reconstruction of volar finger defects with free medialis pedis venous flaps, which are venous flaps that elevated between the submalleolar and medial plantar regions. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - December 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Motohisa Kawakatsu Source Type: research

Willingness to Pay for Increased Attractiveness Through Rhinoplasty
This cross-sectional study uses web-based survey data to evaluate casual observers ’ willingness to pay for increased attractiveness through rhinoplasty and to determine a monetary value for changes in attractiveness. (Source: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery)
Source: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery - December 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome with asymmetric mosaic of paternal disomy causing hemihyperplasia
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2018Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral RadiologyAuthor(s): Tomohiro Yamada, Goro Sugiyama, Ken Higashimoto, Azusa Nakashima, Hiroyuki Nakano, Tomoki Sumida, Hidenobu Soejima, Yoshihide MoriBeckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is a congenital disorder with 3 main features—overgrowth in infancy, macroglossia, and abdominal wall defects. Here, we report on a 5-month old girl with hemihyperplasia and macroglossia caused by paternal uniparental disomy (pUPD) asymmetric mosaic on chromosome 11p15.5. She could not retract her tongue into her mouth and the m...
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - December 12, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Management of abnormal deep inferior epigastric vessels in microsurgical breast reconstruction: a report of 3 complex cases
We report three cases of successful bilateral breast reconstruction, in which a unilateral DIEA was found to be abnormal. In the first two cases, the unilateral DIE vessels were found to be damaged and the flaps salvaged based on the deep superior epigastric artery. In the third patient, previous DIEA injury resulted in vessel recanalization, which was only evident following initial anastomotic failure. In this case, the damaged DIEA segment was subsequently removed and the flap successfully revascularized. All three patients had an uneventful post-operative recovery and all flaps survived with no complications. Based on o...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - December 12, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Effects of Hat-Shaped Mortised Genioplasty with Genioglossus Muscle Advancement on Retrogenia and Snoring: Assessment of Esthetic, Functional, and Psychosocial Results
ConclusionWe conclude that hat-shaped mortised advancing genioplasty with genioglossus muscle advancement can relieve the symptoms of snoring for patients with hypoplastic chin or retrogenia. Patients were satisfied with the functional and esthetic results.Level of Evidence IVThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - December 12, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Standardized Practice Reduces Complications in Breast Augmentation: Results with the First 290 Consecutive Cases Versus Non-standardized Comparators
ConclusionsThe use of a structured, standardized approach to breast augmentation reduced the risk of postoperative complications.Level of Evidence IVThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - December 12, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The Meaning of Plastic Surgery
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Readability, Suitability, and Complexity of Online Resources for Lower Extremity Reconstruction
Conclusions Overall, online health resources for lower extremity amputation and free flap reconstruction do not meet the standard for quality and accessible health information. Free flap reconstruction resources are scarce and complex. Patients facing decisions about extremity reconstruction may not have appropriate online health resources available to them to make informed decisions. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Book Review State of the Art in Blepharoplasty. From Surgery to the Avoidance of Complications (Parskevas Kontoes). Book Review by Miss Parneet Gill. Springer 2017
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Text and Context Source Type: research

Lacrimal Injury After Rhinoplasty: Two Case Reports
We present 2 cases of lacrimal injury after osteotomy in rhinoplasty and present the steps to managing such an injury. These cases were finally treated with endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy. We concluded that osteotomies must be at least 3 mm from the medial canthus or medial to the line from the medial canthus to the alar base. Also, it is recommended that osteotome blades be sharpened before each osteotomy. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact on Breastfeeding According to Implant Features in Breast Augmentation: A Multicentric Retrospective Study
Conclusion A woman with aesthetic breast implants has a 75% chance of breastfeeding if desired, regardless of the type and the volume of the implant and the surgical approach. She has an 82% probability of breastfeeding with retromuscular implants and 17% with retroglandular implants. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Time to Radiation After Oncoplastic Reduction
Background Partial breast reconstruction with reduction mammaplasty is an accepted option for women with breast cancer who wish to receive breast conserving therapy. With additional surgery and potential postoperative complications, the impact this approach has on the timely initiation of adjuvant radiation therapy has been raised as a concern. The purpose of this study was to determine if any postoperative complications after oncoplastic reduction (OCR) are associated with a delay in time to radiation. Methods All patients undergoing OCR with postoperative adjuvant radiation at a single institution between 1997 and 2...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Skin-Reducing Mastectomy and Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction With Submuscular-Dermal-Mesh Pocket
Conclusions The authors' series suggests that SRM with direct-to-implant breast reconstruction can be easily performed when an appropriate SRM pattern is designed, providing complete implant coverage with submuscular-dermal-mesh pocket. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Unfiltered Nanofat Injections Rejuvenate Postburn Scars of Face
The aim of this study was to compare the quality of postburn facial scars before and after injection of unfiltered nanofat. The study was performed in the Plastic Surgery Department of Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from January 2015 to December 2016. Forty-eight patients with postburn facial scars were included; age range was 4 to 32 years with Fitzpatrick skin types between 3 and 4. Patients with hypertrophic scars, contractures, or keloids were excluded. Scars were assessed by a senior plastic surgeon and the patient on the POSAS (Patient Observer Scar Assessment Scale). Fat was harvested from the abdomen and/or thigh...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly: Use of the Volar Bearing Plate
Conclusions Distal radius fractures in the elderly may successfully be treated with a volar bearing plate. Useful strategies include supraperiosteal dissection of the radius from the pronator quadratus, use of a longer plate for stronger proximal fixation in osteoporotic bone, and regional block. This methodology allows for a safe procedure facilitating the early return of hand and wrist function. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Modified Combined Fascia Sheath and Levator Muscle Complex Suspension With Müller Muscle Preservation on Treating Severe Congenital Ptosis
This study aims to evaluate the effect of a modified approach on severe congenital ptosis treatment. Methods Through anterior approach, Müller muscle was preserved, meanwhile the upper tarsus was suspended to combined fascia sheath (CFS) and levator muscle (LM) complex. The main outcome measures included marginal reflex distance1 (MRD1), palpebral fissure height (PFH), MRD1 regression, MRD1 improvement, and patient self-satisfaction. Results There were 70 patients (90 eyelids) with severe congenital ptosis received treatment of modified operation, including 20 bilateral and 50 unilateral ptosis. The average LF w...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Lower Eyelid Reconstruction Using a Nasolabial, Perforator-based V-Y Advancement Flap: Expanding the Utility of Facial Perforator Flaps
Conclusions The nasolabial, perforator-based V-Y advancement flap is a reliable reconstructive method for lower eyelid defects. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Botulinum Toxin Injection for Lower Face and Oral Cavity Raynaud Phenomenon After Mandibulectomy, Free Fibula Reconstruction, and Radiation Therapy
We present a rare case of a patient who developed Raynaud phenomenon of the lower face and tongue in the presence of spasmodic torticollis after mandibulectomy and free fibula reconstruction followed by RT to the oral cavity and neck. Possible causes, pathophysiologic mechanisms and treatment options are discussed. This is the first report of botulinum toxin treatment of isolated secondary Raynaud phenomenon of the lower face and tongue. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

The Use of Microplates for Internal Fixation of Comminuted Mandibular Fractures
Conclusions These results suggest that 3-level fixation using microplates is appropriate for the reconstruction of comminuted mandibular fractures without bony defects. The small size and malleability of these devices facilitate accurate anatomical reduction for complete contact of the comminuted bony segments by multiple fixation. Furthermore, microplates allow for preservation of sufficient periosteal blood supply and restoration of premorbid occlusion (by occlusal self-adjustment) while providing sufficient stability. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Free Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap in a 6-Month-Old Child for Reconstruction of a Temporal Fossa Defect After Teratoma Resection
We present a case of a 6-month-old boy with a large volume deficit in the right temporal fossa after resection of a teratoma. This led to a large volume deficit with widely undermined skin margins. Therefore, we provided volume augmentation by microsurgical free latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap transplantation. Intraoperative use of laser-assisted indocyanine green angiography indicated excellent flap perfusion. Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging showed adequate flap perfusion with no signs of flap necrosis. To our best knowledge, this case presents the youngest patient who underwent free flap transplantation in th...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Large Soft Tissue Defects of the Extremities in Children Using the Kiss Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap to Achieve Primary Closure of Donor Site
Conclusion The kiss DIEP flap could be an alternative for reconstruction of large soft tissue defects of the extremities in children, with lower morbidity and improved cosmetic of the donor site. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Temporary Ectopic Implantation of an Amputated Leg Using the Distal Runoff Vessel of the Anterolateral Thigh Flap Followed by Subsequent Prefabricated Chimeric Replantation
Conclusions We believe that the distal runoff vessel of the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral system can not only serve as a recipient site for temporary ectopic implantation but also enable the harvest of a prefabricated anterolateral thigh flap with the amputated part at the replantation stage. This prefabricated tissue containing the anterolateral thigh flap and the amputated part needs only 1 set of vascular anastomosis to accomplish replantation and simultaneous revascularization of the anterolateral thigh flap. Most importantly, this ectopically prefabricated chimeric tissue minimizes the need for...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Cross-sectional Area Just Proximal to the Carpal Tunnel According to the Ulnar Variances: Positive Ulnar Variance and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Conclusions We found a positive relationship between decreased cross-sectional area around the distal radioulnar joint and positive ulnar variance on radiologic investigation. These findings show the importance of variance in the positive ulna variance to the development of CTS. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Two-Team Surgical Approach to Improve Retroperitoneal Nerve Identification in the Treatment of Groin Pain
Conclusions A combined open surgical procedure, to identify the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, and a laparoscopic procedure in the retroperitoneum have demonstrated the feasibility of this approach to identify correctly the nerve to be resected to relieve disabling groin pain. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Linea Arcuate Hernia Following Transversus Abdominis Release Incisional Hernia Repair
We present a rare case of herniation below the linea arcuate (LAH) following repair via TAR-PCS. Given its novelty compared with more widely utilized techniques, literature review revealed less discussion regarding potential pitfalls associated with this type of reconstruction, in particular the potential for LAH. To date, only 9 cases of symptomatic LAH have been described, although 2 previously described “suprapubic” herniations following TAR-PCS may represent previously mischaracterized cases of this type of complication. Nonetheless, none of these reports were in the setting of ventral hernia repair. (Sourc...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Vascularized Tissue Reconstruction in Previously Irradiated Sarcoma Defects
Conclusions The current study demonstrates the safety of both pedicled and free flap reconstruction in previously irradiated sarcoma defects. Judicious selection of reconstructive technique and recipient vessels is crucial in obtaining optimal outcomes given the devastating effects of RT on native tissues. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Comparative Study of Choke Vessel Reconstruction With Single and Multiple Perforator–Based Flaps on the Murine Back Using Delayed Surgery
Objective Choke vessels, vascular anastomosis between adjacent angiosome, play an important role in flap expansion and survival. Here we established a flap model with single and multiple perforators to detect and compare the changes in choke vessels, discuss the effect of hemodynamics on the vascular morphology, and explore the underlying mechanism. Methods One hundred mice (7–8 weeks) were subjected to a “choke zone” surrounded by 4 perforators on their backs. Delayed surgery was performed by the ligation of 1, 2, or 3 perforators to establish flap models. The blood flow of the choke zone was measur...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

An Effective Simulator for Intraoral Facial Skeletal Contour Surgeries
Background In East Asia, intraoral facial skeletal contour surgeries (intraoral FSCSs), including reduction gonioplasty, reduction malarplasty, and genioplasty, have become increasingly popular. Nonetheless, intraoral FSCSs are technically difficult and have a steep learning curve. An effective simulator could be beneficial for intraoral FSCS training. However, there is no intraoral FSCS simulator available. We introduced an intraoral FSCS simulator and assessed its effectiveness. Methods An intraoral FSCS simulator was established by covering a 3-dimensional printed skull with elastic cloth. Twenty residents were enr...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Treatment With Topical Deferoxamine Improves Cutaneous Vascularity and Tissue Pliability in an Irradiated Animal Model of Tissue Expander–Based Breast Reconstruction
Conclusions In an animal model of irradiated tissue expander–based breast reconstruction, treatment with topical DFX improved the cutaneous vascularity and tissue pliability, resulting in vascular density and final tissue expansion volumes similar to those found in the nonirradiated control group. Topical DFX may be an effective agent for the treatment of soft tissue radiation injury; future studies are indicated to further characterize this novel drug formulation. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Influence of Recipient Site on the Function and Survival of Fat Grafts
Conclusions Assuming that the extrinsic factors influencing fat function and distribution remain stable, capabilities of the redistributed fat to handle free fatty acid and store lipid substance are reduced, leading to substantial tissue atrophy and volume decline after grafting. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Functional Shoulder Impairment After Latissimus Dorsi Breast Reconstruction
Conclusions There are several influencing factors, such as age, smoking, obesity, radiotherapy, and physiotherapy. Moreover, the impact on shoulder function seemed influenced by the type of thoracodorsal vessel–based flap. From the level of evidence analysis, there is a tendency that the LDF transfer does affect shoulder function. This limitation seems to be minimal, and few patients experience a major impact on shoulder function. However, the existing literature on total shoulder impairment after breast reconstruction with LDF is insufficient to draw any final conclusion. There is a need for future studies and cur...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

One-Stage Reconstruction of Huge Scalp Defect With a Free Vascularized Greater Omentum
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Re: Brazilian Consensus Recommendation on the Use of Polymethylmethacrylate Filler in Facial and Corporal Aesthetics by T úlio Armanini Blanco Souza, Letícia Marques Colomé, Eduardo André Bender, Gottfriede Lemperle Aesthethic Plastic Surgery 2018; 42(5): 1244–51
This report is not a consensus nor reflects the opinion of plastic surgeons represented by the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP). Moreover, SBCP does not approve the use of PMMA as a filler for esthetical purposes in healthy patients.Level of Evidence V This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The role of self-management in burns aftercare: a qualitative research study
Some 250,000 individuals sustain burns in the UK every year with the potential of lasting impact on appearance, and psychological, social, and physical functioning [1]. For severe burns in particular, patient care presents a considerable challenge, necessitating an integrated multi-disciplinary approach and utilising a range of treatments [2]. Typically it consists of two distinct phases; the first acute phase is when the patient is hospitalised where beyond their initial survival, the key requisite is closing the wound [3]. (Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - December 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Ian Litchfield, Laura L. Jones, Naiem Moiemen, Nicole Andrews, Sheila Greenfield, Jonathan Mathers Source Type: research

Rhytidectomy (Face-Lift Surgery)
This JAMA Patient Page describes the rhytidectomy procedure. (Source: JAMA)
Source: JAMA - December 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Recurrence of periocular basal and squamous cell carcinoma after Mohs Micrographic Surgery: a retrospective cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: MMS is an excellent treatment option for periocular KCs with a low recurrence rate. Due to its specific location an interdisciplinary approach should pre-eminently be considered. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30536656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - December 11, 2018 Category: Dermatology Authors: Weesie F, Naus NC, Vasilic D, Hollestein LM, van den Bos RR, Wakkee M Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research

Discussion: Submuscular Breast Augmentation Using Tumescent Local Anesthesia
(Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - December 10, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Ultrasound-Guided Bilateral Erector Spinae Block Versus Tumescent Anesthesia for Postoperative Analgesia in Patients Undergoing Reduction Mammoplasty: A Randomized Controlled Study
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this prospective, randomized, double-blind study was to compare the tumescent anesthesia method and erector spinae block with respect to postoperative analgesia consumption, pain scores and patient satisfaction, in patients receiving breast reduction surgery under general anesthesia.MethodsThe study included 44 females, aged 20 –65 years, who were to undergo breast reduction surgery, without adjunctive liposuction on the breast. Using the closed envelope method, the patients were randomly separated into two groups to receive tumescent anesthesia or erector spinae block (ESB). Patients i...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - December 10, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Supercooled Liquid Serum Physiologic Solution Instantly Crystallized on the Nurse Table Used for Cooling of Periorbital Region During Rhinoplasty
ConclusionThe instant crystallization of supercooled liquid serum physiologic solution can be applied as a tissue cooling method in rhinoplasty and in several other surgical procedures.Level of Evidence IVThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - December 10, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Measurement of vascularity in the scar: A systematic review
Scars can lead to different degrees of functional limitations and psychological difficulties, which further affect survivors ’ quality of life [1,2]. Various treatments for scar management are currently in clinical use such as pressure therapy, silicone gel sheeting and laser treatment [3,4]. Scar assessment is essential for evaluating and comparing the effectiveness of clinical treatments among different patient groups , and is important for monitoring the progress of scar quality over time. (Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - December 10, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Huan Deng, Cecilia W.P. Li-Tsang Tags: Review Source Type: research

How self-inflicted injury and gender impacted the outcome following a severe burn
Self-inflicted burn injuries may occur in the context of either deliberate self-harm or attempted suicide. Intentional injuries are associated with serious physical, psychological and social challenges for the patient, their family and the community [1], and pose a significant medical problem worldwide [2]. (Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - December 10, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Hannah Dobson, Stuart Lee, Carolyn Breadon, Heather Cleland, Donovan Moncur, Jayashri Kulkarni Source Type: research

Incidence of oxandrolone induced hepatic transaminitis in patients with burn injury
Oxandrolone, a synthetic derivative of testosterone, has become a standard of care treatment in patients with severe burn injury at many comprehensive burn centers. The testosterone derivative exhibits high anabolic and low androgenic effects, and has been used for its ability to counterbalance the hypermetabolism and hypercatabolism associated with severe burn injuries [1 –4]. Oxandrolone promotes skeletal muscle growth in burn patients by improving the efficiency of amino acid utilization and increasing overall muscle protein synthesis [5–7]. (Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - December 10, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Brittany Kiracofe, Rebecca Coffey, Larry M. Jones, J. Kevin Bailey, Sheela Thomas, Kyle Porter, Claire V. Murphy Source Type: research