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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328635/a-systematic-review-of-the-use-of-telemedicine-in-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-and-dermatology
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Krishna S Vyas, H Rhodes Hambrick, Afaaf Shakir, Shane D Morrison, Duy C Tran, Keon Pearson, Henry C Vasconez, Samir Mardini, Amanda A Gosman, Marek Dobke, Mark S Granick
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine, the use of information technology and telecommunication to provide healthcare at a distance, is a burgeoning field with applications throughout medicine. Given the visual nature of plastic surgery and dermatology, telemedicine has a myriad of potential applications within the field. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review of articles published on telemedicine since January 2010 was performed. Articles were selected for their relevance to plastic and reconstructive surgery and dermatology, and then reviewed for their discussion of the applications, benefits, and limitations of telemedicine in practice...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325054/-the-use-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-the-fixation-of-split-thickness-skin-grafts
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J Ulianko, J Janek, Ľ Laca
INTRODUCTION: Negative pressure wound therapy is one of the latest methods of dealing with complicated healing wounds. It promotes granulation, mechanically attracts the edges of the wound, removes secretions, reduces the number of bacteria in the wound and reduces swelling. In addition to its use to start and enhance the healing process, this method is also important in the fixation of split-thickness skin grafts in non-ideal conditions. The goal of this article is to establish basic indications for negative pressure fixation of meshed split-thickness skin grafts in non-ideal conditions in the wound and to assess the impact of contamination of wounds on engraftment using vacuum therapy...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315455/7-8-dihydroxyflavone-facilitates-the-action-exercise-to-restore-plasticity-and-functionality-implications-for-early-brain-trauma-recovery
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Gokul Krishna, Rahul Agrawal, Yumei Zhuang, Zhe Ying, Afshin Paydar, Neil G Harris, Luiz Fernando F Royes, Fernando Gomez-Pinilla
Metabolic dysfunction accompanying traumatic brain injury (TBI) severely impairs the ability of injured neurons to comply with functional demands. This limits the success of rehabilitative strategies by compromising brain plasticity and function, and highlights the need for early interventions to promote energy homeostasis. We sought to examine whether the TrkB agonist, 7,8-dihydroxyflavone (7,8-DHF) normalizes brain energy deficits and restablishes more normal patterns of functional connectivity, while enhancing the effects of exercise during post-TBI period...
March 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301362/analysis-of-surfing-injuries-presenting-in-the-acute-trauma-setting
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Kevin T Jubbal, Charlie Chen, Todd Costantini, Fernando Herrera, Marek Dobke, Ahmed Suliman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Surfing is a rapidly growing major worldwide sport; however, little is understood regarding severe injuries and resulting hospital admissions. This study explores surfing-related injuries in the major surfing hub of San Diego presenting in the acute trauma setting. The purpose of this study is to address the void of information regarding severe surfing injuries in the trauma setting, including injury patterns, associated hospitalization course, and risk factors...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299922/fabrication-of-electrospun-mucoadhesive-membranes-for-therapeutic-applications-in-oral-medicine
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Martin E Santocildes-Romero, Lucie Hadley, Katharina H Clitherow, Jens Hansen, Craig Murdoch, Helen E Colley, Martin Thornhill, Paul V Hatton
Oral mucosal lesions are related to several etiologies including trauma, infection, and immunologic and neoplastic diseases. Their prevalence varies greatly depending on ethnicity, gender and exposure to risk factors. Currently, most oral mucosal lesions are treated with creams, mouthwashes or gels containing suitable drugs. However, topical medications may be relatively ineffective as they are removed rapidly from oral surfaces, limiting drug contact times. Systemic medications might be more effective, but are associated with unacceptable off-target side effects...
March 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297672/identification-of-intrinsic-axon-growth-modulators-for-intact-cns-neurons-after-injury
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Kathren L Fink, Francesc López-Giráldez, In-Jung Kim, Stephen M Strittmatter, William B J Cafferty
Functional deficits persist after spinal cord injury (SCI) because axons in the adult mammalian central nervous system (CNS) fail to regenerate. However, modest levels of spontaneous functional recovery are typically observed after trauma and are thought to be mediated by the plasticity of intact circuitry. The mechanisms underlying intact circuit plasticity are not delineated. Here, we characterize the in vivo transcriptome of sprouting intact neurons from Ngr1 null mice after partial SCI. We identify the lysophosphatidic acid signaling modulators LPPR1 and LPAR1 as intrinsic axon growth modulators for intact corticospinal motor neurons after adjacent injury...
March 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288453/medical-treatment-of-tattoo-complications
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Jørgen Serup
Tattooing is a skin trauma and involves a special vulnus punctatum (with inserted tattoo ink, a vulnus venenatum), which should heal with no infection and no local complication. Local treatment in the healing phase ideally builds on the 'moist wound' principle using plastic film, hydrocolloids, silver dressing, and compression. Bacterial infections during healing are treated with oral antibiotics, and a list of first-line antibiotics is proposed. Notice is given to severe infections with affected general condition, and it is emphasized that intravenous antibiotic treatment must be instituted as early as possible to prevent septic shock and death...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267421/use-of-pig-as-a-model-for-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapies-for-bone-regeneration
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Marcello Rubessa, Kathryn Polkoff, Massimo Bionaz, Elisa Monaco, Derek J Milner, Scott J Holllister, Michael S Goldwasser, Matthew B Wheeler
Bone is a plastic tissue with a large healing capability. However, extensive bone loss due to disease or trauma requires extreme therapy such as bone grafting or tissue-engineering applications. Presently, bone grafting is the gold standard for bone repair, but presents serious limitations including donor site morbidity, rejection, and limited tissue regeneration. The use of stem cells appears to be a means to overcome such limitations. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) have been the choice thus far for stem cell therapy for bone regeneration...
March 7, 2017: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259488/initial-comparison-of-resident-and-attending-milestones-evaluations-in-plastic-surgery
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Amy Yao, Benjamin B Massenburg, Lester Silver, Peter J Taub
BACKGROUND: Graduate medical education has recently undergone a major archetypal shift toward competency-based evaluations of residents' performance. The implementation of the Milestones program by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is a core component of the shift, designed to ensure uniformity in measuring residency knowledge using a series of specialty-specific achievements. This study evaluates the correlation between residents' self-evaluations and program directors' assessments of their performance...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253940/how-to-choose-between-the-implant-materials-steel-and-titanium-in-orthopedic-trauma-surgery-part-1-mechanical-aspects
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S M Perren, P Regazzoni, A A Fernandez
When choosing between metal implants of different materials the surgeon mainly needs to balance the pros and cons of steel and titanium. Economic constraints often do not permit both to be kept in stock and it is necessary to decide beforehand which to choose. The arguments for the use of the "preferred metal" vary. The present paper elucidates the practical aspects based on the complex scientific background that has identified the differences between the two metals in their mechanical, electrochemical, biological and application behavior...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252480/delayed-treatment-of-a-neonatal-type-i-monteggia-fracture-dislocation-a-case-report
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William R Smith, Scott H Kozin, Dan A Zlotolow
Delayed diagnosis of a Monteggia fracture-dislocation changes a straightforward, treatable injury into a complex problem. Acute neonatal injuries may be missed because of the inability to visualize the unossified skeleton on radiography, interpreted later as 'congenital' dislocations. We report the case of a 14-month-old with a neonatal Monteggia type-I fracture-dislocation secondary to birth trauma, with anterior radial head dislocation and plastic deformation of the ulna. Uniplanar external fixation was used to restore ulnar length and correct angulation, with subsequent radiocapitellar joint closed reduction...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245665/current-concepts-in-plasticity-and-nerve-transfers-relationship-between-surgical-techniques-and-outcomes
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REVIEW
Mariano Socolovsky, Martijn Malessy, Dan Lopez, Fernando Guedes, Leandro Flores
OBJECTIVE Neuroplasticity is analyzed in this article as the capacity of the CNS to adapt to external and internal stimuli. It is being increasingly recognized as an important factor for the successful outcome of nerve transfers. Better-known factors are the number of axons that cross the coaptation site, the time interval between trauma and repair, and age. Neuroplasticity is mediated initially by synaptic and neurotransmitter changes. Over time, the activation of previously existing but lowly active connections in the brain cortex contributes further...
March 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225648/safety-of-autologous-human-schwann-cell-transplantation-in-subacute-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
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Kim D Anderson, James D Guest, W Dalton Dietrich, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Rosie Curiel, Marine Dididze, Barth A Green, Aisha Khan, Damien D Pearse, Efrat Saraf-Lavi, Eva Widerström-Noga, Patrick Wood, Allan D Levi
The rationale for implantation of autologous human Schwann cells (SCs) in persons with subacute spinal cord injury (SCI) is based on evidence that transplanted SCs are neuroprotective, support local axonal plasticity, and are capable of myelinating axons. A Phase I clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the safety of autologous human SC transplantation into the injury epicenter of six subjects with subacute SCI. The trial was an open-label, unblinded, non-randomized, non-placebo controlled study with a dose escalation design and standard medical rehabilitation...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220660/sarcoma-survivors-perspectives-on-their-body-image-and-functional-quality-of-life-post-resection-limb-salvage-surgery
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Myra F Taylor, Julie A Pooley
Sarcomas often occur in patients' extremities and treatment typically involves bone resection/limb salvage surgery. Such treatments leave survivors with physical disfigurements, functional disabilities, and/or emotional traumas. Our post-surgery psychological intervention investigated how these experiences impinge on sarcoma survivors' lives. Twenty-three survivors aged 19-60 years (M = 36 years) participated in a tri-disciplinary (rehabilitative exercise, plastic surgery and psychological) intervention...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212927/patients-with-chronic-dizziness-following-traumatic-head-injury-typically-have-multiple-diagnoses-involving-combined-peripheral-and-central-vestibular-dysfunction
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Q Arshad, R E Roberts, H Ahmad, R Lobo, M Patel, T Ham, D J Sharp, B M Seemungal
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesised that chronic vestibular symptoms (CVS) of imbalance and dizziness post-traumatic head injury (THI) may relate to: (i) the occurrence of multiple simultaneous vestibular diagnoses including both peripheral and central vestibular dysfunction in individual patients increasing the chance of missed diagnoses and suboptimal treatment; (ii) an impaired response to vestibular rehabilitation since the central mechanisms that mediate rehabilitation related brain plasticity may themselves be disrupted...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163460/diode-laser-ear-piercing-a-novel-technique
#16
Bibilash Babu Suseela, Preethitha Babu, Ravi Kumar Chittoria, Devi Prasad Mohapatra
Earlobe piercing is a common office room procedure done by a plastic surgeon. Various methods of ear piercing have been described. In this article, we describe a novel method of laser ear piercing using the diode laser. An 18-year-old female patient underwent an ear piercing using a diode laser with a power of 2.0 W in continuous mode after topical local anaesthetic and pre-cooling. The diode laser was fast, safe, easy to use and highly effective way of ear piercing. The advantages we noticed while using the diode laser over conventional methods were more precision, minimal trauma with less chances of hypertrophy and keloids, no bleeding with coagulation effect of laser, less time taken compared to conventional method and less chance of infection due to thermal heat effect of laser...
October 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145925/anatomical-study-of-the-infraorbital-nerve-and-surrounding-structures-for-the-surgery-of-orbital-floor-fractures
#17
YongSeok Nam, Sujin Bahk, SuRak Eo
The infraorbital nerve (ION) can easily be damaged by orbital trauma and periorbital surgical manipulations, due to its abutment to the orbital floor. Anatomic variability of the ION and surrounding structures has infrequently been documented. The aim of this study is to give precise anatomical knowledge about the ION with surrounding structures, to avoid iatrogenic injury of the ION during periorbital procedures.Forty orbits of 40 skull subjects (20 males and 20 females) were studied to analyze structures around the ION...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144578/unhappy-triad-in-limb-reconstruction-management-by-ilizarov-method
#18
Barakat Sayed El-Alfy
AIM: To evaluate the results of the Ilizarov method in management of cases with bone loss, soft tissue loss and infection. METHODS: Twenty eight patients with severe leg trauma complicated by bone loss, soft tissue loss and infection were managed by distraction osteogenesis in our institution. After radical debridement of all the infected and dead tissues the Ilizarov frame was applied, corticotomy was done and bone transport started. The wounds were left open to drain...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141655/an-analysis-of-independent-variables-affecting-surgical-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-repair-of-maxillofacial-trauma-an-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-study
#19
Stephanie M Cohen, Brian E Rosett, David A Shifrin
INTRODUCTION: Facial fractures, from straightforward closed nasal reductions to complex pan facial fractures, are commonly encountered in the Plastic Surgical community. However, very little has been discussed in the literature regarding the outcomes of facial fractures relating to contributing factors. Our aim was to evaluate a battery of independent variables in order to identify, which, if any, factors correlate with suboptimal outcomes in patients who have undergone facial fracture surgery...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121876/emergency-department-wait-time-and-treatment-of-traumatic-digit-amputation-do-race-and-insurance-matter
#20
Elham Mahmoudi, Peter R Swiatek, Kevin C Chung
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the association between the quality of trauma care and management of nonfatal injuries. The authors used emergency department wait times as a proxy for hospital structure, process, and availability of on-call surgeons with microsurgical skills. They evaluated the association between average hospital emergency department wait times and likelihood of undergoing digit replantation for patients with traumatic amputation digit injuries. The authors hypothesized that hospitals with shorter emergency department wait times were associated with higher odds of replantation...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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