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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619363/looking-for-a-tax-break-offshore-a-primer-on-tax-havens-and-offshore-accounts
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REVIEW
Douglas R McKay, Daniel A Peters
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619362/oral-exam
#2
Douglas R McKay, Daniel A Peters, Kirsty U Boyd
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619361/how-to-prevent-costal-cartilage-graft-warping-in-secondary-correction-of-cleft-lip-nasal-deformity
#3
Hung-Chang Chen, Cheng-I Yen, Shih-Yi Yang, Yen-Chang Hsiao
Introduction: Autologous costal cartilage dorsal onlay graft is widely used for dorsum and radix augmentation in secondary cleft lip nasal rhinoplasty. The most common drawback of costal cartilage dorsal onlay graft is warping. The purpose of this article is to describe our chimeric autologous costal cartilage graft technique, which prevents warping significantly. "Chimeric" means the combination of 2 different tissues (bone and cartilage) to make a single dorsal onlay graft...
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619360/how-many-trigger-fingers-resolve-spontaneously-without-any-treatment
#4
Daniel McKee, Jan Lalonde, Don Lalonde
Introduction: There is very little information in the literature evaluating the natural history of adult trigger fingers and their rate of spontaneous resolution over time. Methods: A consecutive case series of patients with trigger finger was generated. For each patient, we recorded whether the patient's disease resolved from either no treatment versus active treatment options and over what time period. Results: Three hundred forty-three patients with trigger finger were included in the study...
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619359/how-competitive-is-plastic-surgery-an-analysis-of-the-canadian-and-american-residency-match
#5
Alexander Morzycki, Michael Bezuhly, Jason G Williams
Background: Plastic surgery (PS) is considered to be one of the most competitive specialties. As a result, some students are discouraged from applying, reducing the overall number of PS candidates. Still, much of what we know of the match is based in conjecture. Objective: To examine the Canadian PS match data from 1997 to 2016. To our knowledge, this is the first long-term analysis of the Canadian PS residency match. Method: We examined the Canadian Residency Matching Service reports from 1997 to 2016, extracting key match statistics, including available positions, number of applicants, positions filled, positions unfilled, and gender-specific match results...
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619358/forces-required-to-pull-the-superficial-fascia-in-facelifts
#6
Jin Suk Byun, Kun Hwang, Sang Yun Lee, Jae Min Song, Hun Kim
Purpose: The aims of this study were to characterize the histology of the sideburn and cheek area and to measure the force required to pull the superficial fascia (SF) of Asians in facelift procedures. Methods: The hemiface of a formalin-fixed Korean male adult cadaver (77 years old) was used to study the histology of the sideburn and cheek area. In 42 patients during facelift procedures, the force needed to pull the overlying skin at the midpoint between the sideburn and nasolabial fold 2 mm was measured using a tensiometer...
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619357/factors-influencing-american-plastic-surgery-residents-toward-an-academic-career
#7
Matthew D Chetta, Kristoffer B Sugg, Rafael J Diaz-Garcia, Steven J Kasten
Background: Plastic surgery residency program directors have an interest in recruiting applicants who show an interest in an academic practice. Medical school achievements (ie, United States Medical Licensing Examination® scores, publications, and Alpha Omega Alpha status) are metrics assessed to grade applicants but may not correlate with ultimately choosing an academic career. Objective: This study was designed to investigate factors influencing residents' choices for or against academic careers...
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619356/delivering-breast-reconstruction-information-to-patients-women-report-on-preferred-information-delivery-styles-and-options
#8
Carmen Webb, Vishal Sharma, Claire Temple-Oberle
Purpose: To discover missed opportunities for providing information to women undergoing breast reconstruction in an effort to decrease regret and improve patient education, teaching modalities, and satisfaction. Method: Thirty- to 45-minute semi-structured interviews were conducted exploring patient experiences with information provision on breast reconstruction. Purposeful sampling was used to include women with a variety of reconstruction types at different time points along their recovery...
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619355/comparison-of-outcomes-in-immediate-implant-based-breast-reconstruction-versus-mastectomy-alone
#9
Janelle Sousa, Ravi Sood, Daniel Liu, Kristine Calhoun, Otway Louie, Peter Neligan, Hakim Said, David Mathes
Objectives: Immediate implant-based techniques are common practice in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Previous studies have shown an increased complication rate in the setting of immediate versus delayed, MD reconstruction. We aimed to quantify any additional risk in complications when implant-based immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) is performed versus mastectomy alone. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all IBR cases and all mastectomies without reconstruction from 2007 to 2011...
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619354/canadian-plastic-surgery-resident-work-hour-restrictions-practices-and-perceptions-of-residents-and-program-directors
#10
Colin W McInnes, Joshua Vorstenbosch, Ryan Chard, Sarvesh Logsetty, Edward W Buchel, Avinash Islur
Background: The impact of resident work hour restrictions on training and patient care remains a highly controversial topic, and to date, there lacks a formal assessment as it pertains to Canadian plastic surgery residents. Objective: To characterize the work hour profile of Canadian plastic surgery residents and assess the perspectives of residents and program directors regarding work hour restrictions related to surgical competency, resident wellness, and patient safety...
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619353/an-evaluation-of-h-index-as-a-measure-of-research-productivity-among-canadian-academic-plastic-surgeons
#11
Jiayi Hu, Arian Gholami, Nicholas Stone, Justyna Bartoszko, Achilleas Thoma
Background: Evaluation of research productivity among plastic surgeons can be complex. The Hirsch index (h-index) was recently introduced to evaluate both the quality and quantity of one's research activity. It has been proposed to be valuable in assessing promotions and grant funding within academic medicine, including plastic surgery. Our objective is to evaluate research productivity among Canadian academic plastic surgeons using the h-index. Methods: A list of Canadian academic plastic surgeons was obtained from websites of academic training programs...
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619352/complementary-and-alternative-medicines-and-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-case-of-mortality-and-systematic-review-of-patterns-of-use-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Grayson A Roumeliotis, Genevieve Dostaler, Kirsty U Boyd
Background: The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) is common among women being treated for breast cancer. A recent mortality associated with CAM at our center precipitated a systematic review of the Cochrane, EMBASE, and PubMed databases to identify English manuscripts including "CAM" and "breast cancer." Methods: Papers included for review were selected based on predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria. The primary outcome was the use of CAM by women with breast cancer...
November 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619351/cases-of-early-infectious-flexor-tenosynovitis-treated-non-surgically-with-antibiotics-immobilization-and-elevation
#13
Ashley M DiPasquale, Emily M Krauss, Andrew Simpson, Daniel E Mckee, Donald H Lalonde
Background: Early infectious flexor tenosynovitis has been treated with urgent surgery by most surgeons since Bunnell wrote the first textbook of hand surgery in 1945. Some surgeons have good experience with non-surgical management of early presenting disease in some cases. Methods: This retrospective chart review included 12 inpatients with early infectious flexor synovitis who received conservative treatment with antibiotics, immobilization, and elevation without surgical drainage...
November 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619350/linburg-comstock-is-overuse-an-etiological-factor
#14
Tugrul Bulut, Mesut Tahta, Tahir Ozturk, Eyup Cagatay Zengin, Cem Ozcan, Muhittin Sener
Background: Linburg-Comstock anomaly is typically defined as a tenosynovial interconnection between flexor pollicis longus and flexor digitorum profundus tendon of the second finger. There are several studies stating that the current anomaly is congenital or acquired. The aim of this study is to reveal whether overuse, which is mostly reported as an acquired etiologic factor, effective in development of the current anomaly. Methods: Three hundred thirteen medical secretaries who work with computer keyboard at least 6 hours a day were defined as study group...
November 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619349/how-well-are-we-doing-at-teaching-critical-appraisal-skills-to-our-residents-a-needs-assessment-of-plastic-surgery-journal-club
#15
Nicole Hryciw, Aaron Knox, Jugpal S Arneja
Objective: To perform a needs assessment of journal club in plastic surgery residency programs. Specifically, this study focused on potential gaps in journal club associated with teaching and assessing critical appraisal of the literature, an important component of medical education and practice. Methods: This is a qualitative study that utilized an online survey tool to collect information about the characteristics of journal club in plastic surgery residency programs in both Canada and the United States...
November 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619348/balancing-the-need-for-clinical-photography-with-patient-privacy-issues-the-search-for-a-secure-smartphone-application-to-take-and-store-clinical-photographs
#16
Danielle O Dumestre, Frankie O G Fraulin
Background: Physicians are increasingly using smartphones to take clinical photographs. This study evaluates a smartphone application for clinical photography that prioritizes and facilitates patient security. Methods: Ethics approval was obtained to trial a smartphone clinical photography application, PicSafe Medi. Calgary plastic surgeons and residents used the application to obtain informed consent and photograph patients. Surveys gauging the application's usability, consent process, and photograph storage/sharing were then sent to surgeons and patients...
November 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619347/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocol-enables-safe-same-day-discharge-after-alloplastic-breast-reconstruction
#17
Danielle O Dumestre, Jennifer Redwood, Carmen E Webb, Claire Temple-Oberle
Background: To compare enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) with traditional recovery after surgery (TRAS) for patients undergoing alloplastic breast reconstruction. Methods: A retrospective chart review of 2 patient groups (ERAS and TRAS) undergoing alloplastic breast reconstruction was performed. Data were collected from 2012 to 2013 (TRAS) and from 2013 to 2016 (ERAS). The ERAS protocol included day surgery, multimodal analgesia, and preoperative anti-emetic...
November 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619346/factors-influencing-the-rate-of-post-mastectomy-breast-reconstruction-in-a-canadian-teaching-hospital
#18
Mihiran Karunanayake, Patricia Bortoluzzi, André Chollet, Jenny C Lin
Background: Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction (PMBR) improves psychosocial well-being, quality of life, and body image. Reconstruction rates vary widely (up to 42% in the United States), but the few Canadian studies available report rates of 3.8% to 7.9%. We sought to evaluate the current state of breast reconstruction in 1 Canadian teaching hospital and factors determining patients' access to reconstruction. Methods: We performed a retrospective chart review of all patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy alone or mastectomy and reconstruction at a Canadian hospital between 2010 and 2013...
November 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619345/effectiveness-and-complications-of-improved-liposuction-curettage-through-mini-incisions-for-the-treatment-of-axillary-osmidrosis
#19
Hu Yang, Gang Xu, Chun-Lan Huang, Ying Xia, Xiao-Wei Wang, Qiang Chen, Shou-Jie Wang, Li-Yun Zhang, Wei-Qiang Tan
Background: Liposuction-curettage (LC) is a popular and effective surgical method for the treatment of axillary bromhidrosis (AB). However, residual malodour and skin necrosis often appear after this type of surgery. We investigated the efficacy and complications of 4 methods of LC. Methods: A total of 280 patients with AB comprised the study cohort, of which 228 were followed up. We carried out 4 methods of modified tumescent LC through mini-incisions and provided a questionnaire for evaluation of surgical outcome...
November 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026832/i-m-a-plastic-surgeon-how-should-i-manage-my-debt
#20
Daniel A Peters, Douglas R McKay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Plastic Surgery
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