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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906302/chemotherapy-extravasation-management-21-year-experience
#1
Maria Giuseppina Onesti, Sara Carella, Paolo Fioramonti, Nicolò Scuderi
Chemotherapy extravasation may result in serious damage to patients, with irreversible local injures and disability. Evidence-based standardization on extravasation management is lacking and many institutions do not practice adequate procedures to prevent the severer damages. Our aim was to explore the prevention and treatment of extravasation injuries, proposing a standard therapeutic protocol together with a review of the literature. From January 1994 to December 2015, 545 cases were reviewed (age range, 5-87 years; 282 men and 263 women)...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906301/a-comparative-study-of-lateral-extension-versus-conventional-deltopectoral-flap-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction-after-surgical-extirpation-of-tumor
#2
Mohd Altaf Mir, Mohd Yaseen, Mohd Fahud Khurram
BACKGROUND: We investigated outcomes for nondelayed conventional deltopectoral (CDP) flaps and lateral extension deltopectoral (LEDP) flaps. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifteen CDP flaps and 17 LEDP flaps were raised in 32 patients. All flaps were nondelayed. The flaps were folded only in the LEDP flap group. Six of 17 LEDP flaps were folded to become bilayered flaps to repair full thickness defects. Flap success rates and complication rates were compared between the CDP flap and LEDP flap groups...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906300/isolated-dorsoradial-capsular-tear-of-the-thumb-metacarpophalangeal-joint-missed-diagnosis-and-the-management-of-delayed-presentation
#3
Yvette Godwin, Britt Ter Horst, Godwin Scerri
Isolated dorsoradial capsule injuries of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint are different from those associated with collateral ligament disruption. Early suspicion of this rare injury is important because, if overlooked, ulnarward subluxation of extensor pollicis longus tendon can develop. Functionally, active thumb extension becomes impaired, and over the long term, a thumb Boutonniere's deformity becomes established. Joint hypermobility/instability may predispose to this injury. The 2 cases presented illustrate this through anatomic differences...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906299/integrated-plastic-surgery-residency-applicant-trends-and-comparison-with-other-surgical-specialties
#4
Jasson T Abraham, Anson V Nguyen, Robert A Weber
BACKGROUND: There has been a relatively rapid increase in the number and size of "integrated" residency programs in plastic surgery (PS) over the past decade. The objective of this study is to evaluate trends of US senior applicants of PS compared with other surgical specialties from 2007 to 2016. METHODS: Data were obtained from "NRMP: Main Residency Match" and from "NRMP: Charting Outcomes in the Match." Frequencies, percentages, and proportions were calculated for categorical variables...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906298/a-simple-flap-design-for-the-salvage-of-immediate-implant-based-breast-reconstruction
#5
Sukru Yazar, Altug Altinkaya, Emine Cigdem Karadag, Halil Kara, Cihan Uras
BACKGROUND: Breast reconstruction with implants is a real challenge in patients with large breast volume. Skin-reducing inverted-T mastectomy is the best solution for these patients. Delayed wound healing or necrosis at the T-junction area can be seen in this procedure, although it may also lead to severe conditions such as the exposure and loss of implant. In this article, the use of local pedicled flap for the management of these situations was discussed. METHODS: Between April 2010 and July 2015, 54 patients underwent breast reconstruction by inverted-T skin-reducing mastectomy and immediate implant-based breast reconstruction at our clinic...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906297/evidence-based-medicine-in-plastic-surgery-are-we-there-yet
#6
Daniel G Leal, Maria Amelia Rodrigues, Ana Carolina B Tedesco, Fabio Xerfan Nahas, Lydia Masako Ferreira, Ana C W Roxo, Claudio Cardoso de Castro, Jose Horacio Aboudib
BACKGROUND: The practice of evidence-based medicine in plastic surgery is no longer a trend but a reality, with a growing number of studies published in recent years using evidence-based medicine as an assessment tool. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to verify whether the number of citations to articles with a high level of evidence is greater than articles with low level of evidence. METHODS: A search was conducted in the 4 main international journals of plastic surgery...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885315/tuberous-breast-past-present-and-future-personal-classification-treatment-and-surgical-outcomes
#7
Alessandro Innocenti, Marco Innocenti, Francesco Mori, Dario Melita, Francesco Ciancio, Adriana Cordova
BACKGROUND: Tuberous breast (TB) is a rare congenital deformity, which may appear in different clinical forms representing various degrees of a single pathological entity. The worst cases are characterized by severe hypoplasia. Following a detailed analysis of the available relevant literature and a significant number of treated cases, in this article, the authors propose a new classification, with the aim of summarizing and simplifying a more intuitive categorization of the malformation, considering all the clinical aspects and including all types of TBs, even the minor ones, thus allowing a more immediate diagnosis and surgical planning...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872479/letter-to-the-editor
#8
Donald Fetterolf, Thomas Koob
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872478/response-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-understanding-the-impact-of-preservation-methods-on-the-integrity-and-functionality-of-placental-allografts
#9
Amy Johnson, Alexandra Gyurdieva, Sandeep Dhall, Yi Duan-Arnold, Alla Danilkovitch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857777/barbed-ribbon-device-for-progressive-tension-closure-reduces-seroma-after-breast-reconstruction
#10
Devan Griner, Caleb M Steffen, Kristopher M Day, Mark A Brzezienski
PURPOSE: Implant-based breast reconstruction is fraught with complications related to seroma formation. Soft tissue stabilization with progressive tension closure (PTC) has been shown to decrease seroma formation after various procedures but is less suitable for mastectomy flap stabilization. We evaluate the incidence of seroma in breast reconstruction using bioabsorbable barbed ribbon devices (BRDs) as a novel approach to PTC. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all patients whose mastectomy flaps were stabilized with BRDs...
August 29, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846548/congenital-infiltrating-lipomatosis-of-the-face-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Yatong Li, Guojing Chang, Loubin Si, Hailin Zhang, Xiaoyan Chang, Zhixiong Chen, Jiuzuo Huang, Ming Bai, Yang Wang, Xiao Long, Ru Zhao, Xiaojun Wang
RATIONALE: Congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of the face (CILF) is a rare disorder characterized by collections of nonencapsulated mature lipocytes that infiltrate surrounding tissues. In this article, we would report a new case of CILF, which may be one of the first few cases reported in China. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 8-year-old boy presented with a hyperplasia of subcutaneous tissue of his left face, which had been gradually progressing since birth, resulting in a marked facial asymmetry...
August 24, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737564/localized-leg-volume-index-a-new-method-for-body-type-corrected-evaluation-of-localized-leg-lymphedematous-volume-change
#12
Takumi Yamamoto, Nana Yamamoto, Hidehiko Yoshimatsu, Yukio Seki, Akiyoshi Kajikawa
BACKGROUND: Volume measurement is one of the most common evaluations for lower-extremity lymphedema. However, volume comparison between different patients with different physique may be inappropriate, and it is difficult to evaluate localized limb volume change using leg volume evaluation. METHODS: Localized leg volumes (Vk, k = 1-5) and localized leg volume indices (LEVIk) at 5 points (1, thigh; 2, knee; 3, lower leg; 4, ankle; 5, foot) of 106 legs of 53 examinees with no leg edema were calculated based on physical measurements, leg circumferences and lengths, and body mass index (BMI)...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737563/reverse-distal-transverse-palmar-arch-in-distal-digital-replantation
#13
Ching-Yueh Wei, Oscar Orozco, Gustavo Vinagre, Mark Shafarenko
BACKGROUND: Refinements in microsurgery have made distal finger replantation an established technique with high success rates and good functional and aesthetic outcomes. However, it still represents a technically demanding procedure due to the small vessel caliber and frequent lack of vessel length, requiring the use of interpositional venous grafts in some instances. We describe a new technique for anastomosis in fingertip replantation, whereby the need for venous grafts is eliminated...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737562/dynamic-cleft-maxillary-orthopedics-and-periosteoplasty-25-patients-25-years
#14
Frederick N Lukash, Lauren B Shikowitz-Behr, Michael Schwartz, Frank Tuminelli
In 1985 this cleft team, dissatisfied with the treatment and results from cleft lip and palate repair, began a longitudinal long-term study using dynamic maxillary orthopedics and periosteoplasty as was originally described by Drs Millard and Latham. All cases were carefully documented through adolescence, including clinical assessments, orthodontic, radiographic, and cephalometric analyses. In 1998, in this journal, we published our data on 35 complete unilateral and 10 complete bilateral cleft patients. At that time facial growth was following normal cephalometric patterns...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737561/a-cadaver-study-to-assess-the-feasibility-of-a-cross-nerve-transfer-of-the-infraorbital-nerve-for-patients-with-peripheral-infraorbital-nerve-injury
#15
Tomoyuki Yano, Keiichi Akita, Kumiko Yamaguchi, Masayuki Sawaizumi
BACKGROUND: Patients with facial fracture or head and neck surgery sometimes suffer from infraorbital nerve injury. This injury results in severe hemilateral numbness in the midfacial area. The infraorbital nerve ends with two major branches; the infra nasal branch (INB) and superior labial branch (SLB). In this study, we assessed the feasibility of cross-nerve transfer of the INB and SLB based on a cadaver study. METHODS: The INB/SLB from a total 20 sides of 10 cadavers (2 men and 8 women; average age, 79...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737560/influence-of-large-volume-liposuction-on-metabolic-and-cardiovascular-health-a-systematic-review
#16
Alexander M Sailon, J Roscoe Wasserburg, Rochelle R Kling, Christina M Pasick, Peter J Taub
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggesting that adipose tissue is a metabolically active tissue has generated debate on the effects of large-volume liposuction (LVL) on metabolic and cardiovascular health. Given the inconsistency in the literature, the authors performed a systematic review to identify available evidence in order to elucidate the potential impact of LVL on metabolic markers and cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: A PubMed search using relevant keywords was conducted...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737559/complex-reconstruction-after-sarcoma-resection-and-the-role-of-the-plastic-surgeon-a-case-series-of-298-patients-treated-at-a-single-center
#17
Jonathan I Leckenby, Rachel Deegan, Adriaan O Grobbelaar
BACKGROUND: More than 1000 new patients present to the London Sarcoma Unit each year and between 5% and 10% require plastic surgery intervention. Advancements in radiotherapy and chemotherapy protocols combined with higher expectations for limb preservation has led to increased reconstructive challenges. Frequently, primary closure is achievable; however, larger tumors often require specialist reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review of all referred patients from the London Sarcoma Unit requiring reconstruction between February 2006 and January 2015 was performed...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737558/upper-extremity-patterns-of-injury-and-management-at-a-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-referral-center-in-mexico-city
#18
Jose E Telich-Tarriba, Enrique Velazquez, Alberto Theurel-Cuevas, Kenji Shinji-Perez, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Yusef Jimenez-Murat, Alexander Cardenas-Mejia
BACKGROUND: Acute upper extremity injuries remain one of the most common consultations in the emergency departments for plastic surgery services. These injuries can affect a person's quality of life and negatively affect work-related or social interactions if not properly managed. We aim to evaluate our experience and management in a specialized referral center in Mexico City. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed. All patients with hand trauma managed by our service from July 2010 to June 2015 were included; their demographic characteristics were described as well as the most common patterns of injury, management, and outcome...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737557/human-and-autologous-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-increase-flap-survival-in-rats-independently-of-host-immune-response
#19
Navid Mohamadpour Toyserkani, Charlotte Harken Jensen, Ditte Caroline Andersen, Søren Paludan Sheikh, Jens Ahm Sørensen
INTRODUCTION: There is a rising interest in adipose-derived stromal cells for clinical use; however, it is unknown whether freshly isolated stromal cells (SVF) or culture-expanded cells (ASCs) are more efficacious. We therefore aimed to compare the 2 cellular therapies in an in vivo model of angiogenesis, the ischemic flap in rats, which induces acute ischemia. We also aimed to determine the importance of cell presence and the host immune response. METHODS: A total of 96 rats (n = 12 in each group) were used, and in each rat, a caudally based random flap measuring 2 × 7 cm was made...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737556/application-of-epineural-sheath-as-a-novel-approach-for-fat-volume-maintenance
#20
Maria Siemionow, Safak Uygur, Maria Madajka
INTRODUCTION: Various methods have been suggested to improve fat graft survival and decrease graft loss. The exact mechanism of fat graft survival is still unclear, and new strategies are needed to further investigate it. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The efficacy of epineural sheath in fat volume maintenance was tested in rat model. Five experimental groups were created: group 1, fat graft without any coverage; group 2, epineural sheath tube alone; group 3, epineural sheath tube filled with fat graft; group 4, fat graft mixed with minced epineural sheath without any coverage; and group 5, fat graft covered with the epineural sheath patch...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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