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Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427105/optimizing-outcomes-in-free-flap-breast-reconstruction-in-the-community-hospitals-setting-a-stepwise-approach-to-diep-siea-flap-procedures-with-banking-a-hemiabdominal-flap
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Alberto Okada, Diego Daniel Pereira, Eduardo Montag, Marcelo Portocarrero, Carlos Felício, Eduardo Gustavo Arruda, Alexandre Fonseca, Rolf Gemperli, Alexandre Mendonça Munhoz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399607/surgeon-reported-needs-for-improved-training-in-identifying-and-managing-free-flap-compromise
#2
Catherine McMillan, Veerle D'Hondt, Alexandra H Marshall, Paul Binhammer, Joan Lipa, Laura Snell
Background This study examined the need for improved training in the identification and management of free flap (FF) compromise and assessed a potential role for simulated scenario training. Methods Online needs assessment surveys were completed by plastic surgeons and a subsample with expertise in microsurgery education participated in focus groups. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and mixed qualitative methods. Results In this study, 77 surgeons completed surveys and 11 experts participated in one of two focus groups...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380642/erratum-to-breast-reconstruction-in-elderly-patients-risk-factors-clinical-outcomes-and-aesthetic-results-j-reconstr-microsurg-efirst-ahead-of-print
#3
Rosaria Laporta, Michail Sorotos, Benedetto Longo, Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371964/tips-and-tricks-to-improve-clinical-and-aesthetic-outcomes-in-latissimus-dorsi-flap-breast-reconstruction
#4
Rosaria Laporta, Michail Sorotos, Benedetto Longo, Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo
Background The aim of this study is to present technical strategies to decrease donor-site complications, to optimize breast shaping, and to achieve symmetry in one-stage procedure in latissimus dorsi (LD) flap reconstruction. Methods Between 2004 and 2014, a retrospective review was performed on LD flap reconstructions. Demographics, reconstructive details, clinical, and aesthetic outcomes were collected and analyzed. Patients were divided in historical control group (HCG) and new strategy group (NSG)...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363228/super-thin-and-suprafascial-anterolateral-thigh-perforator-flaps-for-extremity-reconstruction
#5
Akhil K Seth, Matthew L Iorio
Background The anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap remains a workhorse for soft tissue reconstruction. However, the traditional ALT flap is often too bulky for resurfacing shallow, distal extremity defects, prohibiting adequate function, or well-fitted orthotics. This study evaluates extremity reconstruction using ALT flaps elevated in the suprafascial or super-thin plane. Methods Retrospective review of ALT free flap reconstruction from October 2014 to July 2016 was performed. Suprafascial and super-thin flaps were those elevated just above the crural fascia and within the superficial scarpal plane, respectively...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363227/morbidity-of-the-free-fibula-flap-reconstruction-in-head-and-neck-malignancies
#6
Harin Asokan, Jerry R John
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355656/morbidity-of-the-free-fibula-flap-reconstruction-in-head-and-neck-malignancies
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J N Lodders, E A J M Schulten, J G A M de Visscher, T Forouzanfar, K H Karagozoglu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 29, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340490/a-novel-method-of-neo-osseous-flap-prefabrication-induction-of-free-calvarial-periosteum-with-bioactive-glass
#8
Ali Aliyev, Omer Ekin, Ozan Bitik, Gokhan Tuncbilek
Background Reconstruction of craniofacial bone defects is a primary focus of craniofacial surgery. Although autogenous bone grafts remain as the gold standard, alloplastic materials have also gained widespread popularity due to their off-the-shelf availability, ease of use, and durability. In addition to replacing the missing bone, some of these alloplastic materials have also been found to induce new bone formation. Objectives In this study, the phenomenon of neo-osseous induction with bioactive glass was investigated for different implant-soft tissue configurations...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329874/long-term-health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-in-digital-replantation-versus-revision-amputation
#9
Oren Tessler, Matthew J Bartow, Marie P Tremblay-Champagne, Alex M Lin, Geneviève Landes, Sarah Sebbag, Andreas Nikolis
Background Earlier, digit viability judged the success of digital replantation. Now, utility health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measures can better assess the impact of digital replantation. Methods Overall, 264 digital injury patients were sent a regimen of utility measures: Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score, European Quality of Life 5 Dimensions, visual analog scale (VAS), time trade-off (TTO), and standard gamble (SG). Overall, 51 patients responded completely to all of these-36 replantation patients and 15 revision amputation patients...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293917/increasing-calcium-level-limits-schwann-cell-numbers-in-vitro-following-peripheral-nerve-injury
#10
Kai J Yang, Yuhui Yan, Lin-Ling Zhang, Michael A Agresti, Hani S Matloub, John A LoGiudice, Robert Havlik, Ji-Geng Yan
Background After peripheral nerve injury, there is an increase in calcium concentration in the injured nerves. Our previous publications have shown that increase in calcium concentration correlated well with degree of nerve injury and that local infusion of calcitonin has a beneficial effect on nerve recovery. Schwann cells play a pivotal role in regeneration and recovery. We aim to examine cultured Schwann cell survivals in various concentrations of calcium-containing growth media and the effect of calcitonin in such media...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282676/peroneal-flap-for-tongue-reconstruction
#11
Ying-Sheng Lin, Wen-Chung Liu, Yaoh-Shiang Lin, Lee-Wei Chen, Kuo-Chung Yang
Background For large tongue defects, reconstructive surgeons have devised a variety of feasible options, such as radial forearm free flap and anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap. In our institution, peroneal flap has been the workhorse flap for the soft tissue defect in head and neck reconstruction. We present our experience using peroneal flap in tongue reconstruction. Patients and Methods The study included 47 patients who had undergone tongue reconstructions with peroneal flaps after tumor resection. The size and location of the defect after tumor resection determined whether the peroneal flaps could be harvested as pure septocutaneous flaps to solely reconstruct the neotongue or to carry an additional muscle bulk to fill the adjacent defect...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282675/a-new-supermicrosurgery-training-model-of-saphenous-artery-and-great-saphenous-vein-anastomosis-for-development-of-advanced-microsurgical-skills
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Can Emre Bas, Joanna Cwykiel, Maria Siemionow
Background This study aimed to confirm the feasibility and reliability of saphenous artery (SA) and great saphenous vein (GSV) anastomosis as a new supermicrosurgery training model and to compare the one-way-up anastomosis with the currently used end-to-end anastomosis technique. Methods Twenty supermicrosurgical anastomoses were performed in 10 Sprague Dawley rats. The external diameters of SA and GSV were measured using Leica LAS EZ software. The right-side SA and GSV anastomoses were performed using the standard end-to-end anastomosis technique...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259114/injury-to-perineal-branch-of-pudendal-nerve-in-women-outcome-from-resection-of-the-perineal-branches
#13
Eric L Wan, Andrew T Goldstein, Hillary Tolson, A Lee Dellon
Background This study describes outcomes from a new surgical approach to treat "anterior" pudendal nerve symptoms in women by resecting the perineal branches of the pudendal nerve (PBPN). Methods Sixteen consecutive female patients with pain in the labia, vestibule, and perineum, who had positive diagnostic pudendal nerve blocks from 2012 through 2015, are included. The PBPN were resected and implanted into the obturator internus muscle through a paralabial incision. The mean age at surgery was 49.5 years (standard deviation [SD] = 11...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259113/surgeon-based-3d-printing-for-microvascular-bone-flaps
#14
Erin M Taylor, Matthew L Iorio
Background Three-dimensional (3D) printing has developed as a revolutionary technology with the capacity to design accurate physical models in preoperative planning. We present our experience in surgeon-based design of 3D models, using home 3D software and printing technology for use as an adjunct in vascularized bone transfer. Methods Home 3D printing techniques were used in the design and execution of vascularized bone flap transfers to the upper extremity. Open source imaging software was used to convert preoperative computed tomography scans and create 3D models...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259112/end-to-end-versus-end-to-side-microvascular-anastomosis-a-meta-analysis-of-free-flap-outcomes
#15
Iraj Ahmadi, Pradyumna Herle, George Miller, David J Hunter-Smith, James Leong, Warren Matthew Rozen
Background Optimal outcomes in microsurgery have been attributed to a range of factors, with performing of end-to-end (ETE) versus end-to-side (ETS) influencing anastomotic complications and flap outcomes. Methods A systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis was undertaken to evaluate the relative risks of anastomotic complications with ETE versus ETS approaches, for arterial and venous anastomoses looking at risk ratios (RRs) for thrombosis and overall flap failure. Results RRs of thrombosis and flap failure in ETS versus ETE venous anastomosis groups were 1...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249304/theoretical-implications-of-oxygenation-in-limb-replant-or-transplant
#16
Thomas M Suszynski, Nicholas T Haddock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236793/complications-and-cost-analysis-of-intraoperative-arterial-complications-in-head-and-neck-free-flap-reconstruction
#17
Catherine S Chang, Michael W Chu, Jonas A Nelson, Marten Basta, Patrick Gerety, Suhail K Kanchwala, Liza C Wu
Background Microvascular anastomotic patency is fundamental to head and neck free flap reconstructive success. The aims of this study were to identify factors associated with intraoperative arterial anastomotic issues and analyze the impact on subsequent complications and cost in head and neck reconstruction. Methods A retrospective review was performed on all head and neck free flap reconstructions from 2005 to 2013. Patients with intraoperative, arterial anastomotic difficulties were compared with patients without...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235220/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-on-flaps-a-systematic-review
#18
Panxi Yu, Nanze Yu, Xiaonan Yang, Xiaolei Jin, Haibin Lu, Zuoliang Qi
Background Although flap transfer is a popular reconstructive procedure with a high success rate, it is associated with a high complication rate and low salvage rate. During the past decade, negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been increasingly applied to facilitate flap transfer and salvage flaps threatened by complications. It has achieved some success, but its efficacy and safety remain controversial because of the limited number of reports and lack of systematic reviews. Methods English-language articles describing the application of NPWT on flaps were screened using predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235219/prefabrication-of-vascularized-allogenic-bone-graft-in-a-rat-by-implanting-a-flow-through-vascular-pedicle-and-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-containing-hydroxyapatite-collagen-composite
#19
Konosuke Yamaguchi, Yoshio Kaji, Osamu Nakamura, Sachiko Tobiume, Tetsuji Yamamoto
Background Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is known to stimulate bone formation and angiogenesis. Hydroxyapatite/collagen composite (HAp/Col) is also known to have very strong bone conductive activity. In this study, prefabrication of vascularized allogenic bone (allo-bone) graft was attempted in recipients by implanting vascular bundles from recipients into the transplanted allo-bone graft. Furthermore, the effect of bFGF-containing HAp/Col on the prefabricated vascularized allo-bone graft was investigated...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235218/national-breast-reconstruction-utilization-in-the-setting-of-postmastectomy-radiotherapy
#20
Shantanu N Razdan, Peter G Cordeiro, Claudia R Albornoz, Joseph J Disa, Hina J Panchal, Alice Y Ho, Adeyiza O Momoh, Evan Matros
Background Immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) is often deferred, when postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) is anticipated, due to high complication rates. Nonetheless, because of robust data supporting improved health-related quality of life associated with reconstruction, physicians and patients may be more accepting of tradeoffs. The current study explores national trends of IBR utilization rates and methods in the setting of PMRT, using the National Cancer Database (NCDB). The study hypothesis is that prosthetic techniques have become the most common method of IBR in the setting of PMRT...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
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