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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106896/the-2016-bowman-lecture-conjunctival-curses-scarring-conjunctivitis-30-years-on
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J K Dart
This review is in two sections. The first section summarises 35 conditions, both common and infrequent, causing cicatrising conjunctivitis. Guidelines for making a diagnosis are given together with the use of diagnostic tests, including direct and indirect immunofluorescence, and their interpretation. The second section evaluates our knowledge of ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid, which is the commonest cause of cicatrizing conjunctivitis in most developed countries. The clinical characteristics, demographics, and clinical signs of the disease are described...
January 20, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077239/the-versatility-of-the-karapandzic-flap-a-review-of-65-cases-with-patient-reported-outcomes
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Trevor A Teemul, Alexander Telfer, Rabindra P Singh, Martin R Telfer
OBJECTIVE: The Karapandzic flap is an established technique for reconstruction of large lip defects and in our experience is particularly valuable in repair of the upper lateral lip and the commissures as well. We present our experience in a case series of 65 patients under one consultant. METHOD: This is a retrospective study of patients who underwent Karapandzic flap repair for lip defects following cancer resection from 2007 to 2014 in North Yorkshire. A data collection tool was used which incorporated patient demographics, tumour location, histology, complications, resection margins and recurrence including functional and aesthetic outcomes...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057125/-treatment-and-outcome-of-polypropylene-mesh-or-tape-related-pain-after-reconstructive-pelvic-surgery
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Y Q Wang, X Yang, J L Wang
Objective: To investigate clinical treatment and outcome of mesh-related pain after pelvic floor reconstruction. Methods: Twelve patients were referred to Peking University People's Hospital for post-operation pain related to polypropylene mesh or tape used in pelvic floor reconstruction and received reoperation from January 2007 to December 2014. The demographic characteristics, clinical manifestation, operation method and follow-up outcome were retrospectively analyzed, and current literature was also reviewed...
December 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052826/a-systematic-review-and-comparison-of-outcomes-following-simple-syndactyly-reconstruction-with-skin-grafts-or-a-dorsal-metacarpal-advancement-flap
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Matthew A Sullivan, Joshua M Adkinson
PURPOSE: Many techniques exist for simple syndactyly reconstruction. The most commonly used techniques involve either skin grafts or a dorsal metacarpal advancement flap. Our aim was to review and compare the outcomes of these 2 techniques systematically. METHODS: We reviewed articles from PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Google Scholar published between January 1966 and January 2016. We identified studies that reported outcomes after reconstruction of simple syndactyly using skin grafts and those using only a dorsal metacarpal advancement flap...
January 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040091/reconstruction-of-patellar-tendon-following-implantation-of-proximal-tibia-megaprosthesis-for-the-treatment-of-post-traumatic-septic-bone-defects
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Giorgio M Calori, Emilio Luigi Mazza, Luca Vaienti, Simone Mazzola, Alessandra Colombo, Luca Gala, Massimiliano Colombo
INTRODUCTION: Latest advances made in joint replacement implants allows reconstruction of entire limbs. These special prostheses or megaprostheses were originally designed for the treatment of severe oncological bone loss. Nowadays, however, the indications and applications of these devices are expanding to other orthopaedic and trauma clinical conditions. Since 2008 we have implanted 152 megaprostheses in non-oncological conditions: 87 were implanted for post-traumatic failures aseptic/septic (represented by complex non-unions and critical size bone defects); 26 total femur, 52 distal femur and 9 proximal tibia...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033644/dome-division-a-viable-technique-today
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Armando Boccieri, Sebastiano Sciuto, Valerio Cervelli, Michele Pascali
Dome division can still be regarded as a valid surgical procedure today in some particular cases of revision rhinoplasty where the scarring is so extensive as to make precise isolation of the alar cartilages impossible. The presence of asymmetry of the nasal tip, a recurrent feature in the results of rhinoplasty, constitutes the primary indication, as division makes it immediately possible to restore balance between the two domes in such cases. The technique also proves useful in cases of overprojection of the tip as a result of rhinoplasty...
December 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929714/unusual-surprises-in-glaucoma-filtering-surgeries-lessons-learned-and-review-of-literature
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Aparna Rao, Debananda Padhy, Avik Kumar Roy, Sirisha Senthil
PURPOSE: To describe an unusual series of complications after glaucoma filtering surgeries with their clinical findings and outcome after tailored non-conventional modes of therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients who underwent re-interventions (medical or surgical) after glaucoma filtering surgeries during the period at two tertiary centers, excluding those that required conventional modes of treatment (medical control or re-trabeculectomy, simple wound closure for traumatic wound dehiscence, bleb revision or needling, laser iridotomy), were included...
December 8, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928936/reconstruction-of-gluteal-deformities-a-systematic-review-and-experience-of-four-cases
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Mathias Tremp, Pietro Giovanni di Summa, Carlo M Oranges, Dirk J Schaefer, Daniel Felix Kalbermatten
BACKGROUND: The reconstruction of gluteal deformities remains a major challenge. The aim of this article is to provide a systematic review of the literature concerned, and to present a case series with representative defects from various zones. METHODS: A review of the literature was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library, in accordance with the PRISMA statement. Quality of evidence was rated according to GRADE. Patients with various buttock deformities were included and, depending on the defect, the reconstructive techniques applied consisted of lipoinjection, local fasciocutaneous flap, or pedicled gracilis muscle flap...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896263/complete-vaginal-outlet-stenosis-in-a-patient-with-sheehan-s-syndrome
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Minji Choo, Hana Park, Kyong Wook Yi
We present a case of complete vaginal stenosis in a woman diagnosed with Sheehan's syndrome. The patient delivered at full-term 5 months prior, and experienced massive postpartum bleeding at that time. During evaluation of persistent amenorrhea, we found that her vaginal orifice was completely adhesive and obstructed. Prior to corrective surgery, we managed the patient with an oral contraceptive to induce uterine bleeding into the vaginal outflow tract. After three cycles of an oral contraceptive, we could confirm that there was no stenotic lesion in the vaginal cavity as a hematocolpos was created...
November 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893637/timing-of-presentation-of-pediatric-compartment-syndrome-and-its-microsurgical-implication-a-retrospective-review
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Natalia I Ziolkowski, Leanne Zive, Emily Ho, Ronald Zuker
BACKGROUND: Forearm compartment syndrome in the pediatric population can lead to severe functional disability. Although it is known that earlier presentation with decompression leads to better outcomes, it is not known when presentation post-injury leads to significant loss of function requiring microsurgical intervention. AIM: To describe the rate of microsurgical reconstruction after forearm compartment syndrome in pediatric patients as related to timing of presentation...
November 21, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888895/treating-scars-in-the-auricle-region
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REVIEW
Deborah Watson, Bharat Panuganti
This article provides a review of the surgical and nonsurgical options available to manage a variety of auricular scars. The basics of wound healing are discussed in addition to the etiology of keloids and the cauliflower ear. Many auricular scars can be revised with scar excision techniques, but separate discussions for the treatment of keloids and the cauliflower ear are provided. The management plan for auricular scarring requires appropriate patient counseling regarding the risk of recurrence in keloids, regrowth of scar tissue in cauliflower ears, scar hypertrophy at the line of closure, widening of the scar, and persisting ear contour deformities...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888894/treating-scars-of-the-chin-and-perioral-region
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REVIEW
Jessyka G Lighthall, Fred G Fedok
Lip and chin scarring occurs owing to reconstruction of congenital, cancer resection, or traumatic defects. Knowledge of lip anatomy and function is critical to optimize results. Realistic expectations should be established before intervention. Scar revision and reconstruction is ideally performed with a subunit approach, placing scars along aesthetic borders and performing subunit reconstruction to camouflage scars. Surgical techniques include direct excision, scar reorientation, local flap rearrangement, pedicled flaps, and regional or free flaps...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888893/unique-clinical-aspects-of-nasal-scarring
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REVIEW
Benjamin P Caughlin, Christian Barnes, J Stuart Nelson, Brian J F Wong
Various methods are available for refining scars of the external nose and optimal scar revision frequently requires the utilization of multiple techniques. Differing anatomy of nasal subunits and their underlying structural framework limit surgical options in nasal scar revision compared with other areas of the face. An understanding of a variety of laser technologies and their specific applications can vastly aid in fine, controlled scar revision. Achieving optimal scar reduction regularly requires multiple stages of intervention, close follow-up, and repeat procedures...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888892/treating-scars-of-the-cheek-region
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REVIEW
Kofi Derek Boahene, James A Owusu
Scars of the cheek resulting from all causes can extol significant psychological toll. The cheek is the largest facial subunit and visually and aesthetically prominent making scars in this region difficult to ignore. An approach to scar management that targets specific characteristics of a scar using a combination of surgical and nonsurgical modalities can significantly improve the appearance of most scars. The ideal time to revise a scar should be based on the extent of scar maturation and presence or absence of any functional distortion...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888350/totally-implantable-vascular-access-device-tivad-placement-a-modified-technique-that-takes-post-procedure-aesthetic-aspects-into-account
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Gabriel Liberale
Major progress has been made in breast cancer reconstruction surgery. The standard technique for totally implanted vascular access device (TIVAD) implantation generally requires an incision for port insertion on the anterior part of the thorax that leaves a scar in the middle of the neckline in patients who have undergone mastectomy with complex breast reconstruction. The aim of this technical note is to report our revised surgical technique for TIVAD placement. In patients with breast cancer, we take a lateralized approach, performing an oblique incision on the lowest part of the deltopectoral groove...
November 25, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882837/determining-multiple-sclerosis-phenotype-from-electronic-medical-records
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Richard E Nelson, Jorie Butler, Joanne LaFleur, Kristin Knippenberg, Aaron W C Kamauu, Scott L DuVall
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS), a central nervous system disease in which nerve signals are disrupted by scarring and demyelination, is classified into phenotypes depending on the patterns of cognitive or physical impairment progression: relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), primary-progressive MS (PPMS), secondary-progressive MS (SPMS), or progressive-relapsing MS (PRMS). The phenotype is important in managing the disease and determining appropriate treatment. The ICD-9-CM code 340.0 is uninformative about MS phenotype, which increases the difficulty of studying the effects of phenotype on disease...
December 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845966/chest-surgery-in-female-to-male-transgender-individuals
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Michael J Frederick, Aaron E Berhanu, Richard Bartlett
BACKGROUND: Societal awareness of transgender individuals has led to increased acceptance and demand for sex-confirming surgery. In female to male transsexuals, the most common procedure is removal of breast tissue to masculinize the chest. METHODS: Eighty-eight transgender patients underwent either a subcutaneous nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) with or without a periareolar mastopexy or nipple reduction, or bilateral mastectomies with free nipple grafts (MFNG) with or without nipple reduction...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830141/total-and-partial-laser-arytenoidectomy-for-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis
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REVIEW
Taner Yılmaz, Ozan Muzaffer Altuntaş, Nilda Süslü, Gamze Atay, Serdar Özer, Oğuz Kuşçu, Tevfik Sözen
Introduction. Treatment for bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP) has evolved from external irreversible procedures to endolaryngeal laser surgery with greater focus on anatomic and functional preservation. Since the introduction of endolaryngeal laser arytenoidectomy, certain modifications have been described, such as partial resection procedures and mucosa sparing techniques as opposed to total arytenoidectomy. Discussion. The primary outcome measure in studies on BVFP treatment using total or partial arytenoidectomy is avoidance of tracheotomy or decannulation and reported success ranges between 90 and 100% in this regard...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829707/effect-of-topical-administration-of-fractions-and-isolated-molecules-from-plant-extracts-on-skin-wound-healing-a-systematic-review-of-murine-experimental-models
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REVIEW
Mariáurea Matias Sarandy, Fernanda Barbosa Lopes, Sérgio Luis Pinto da Matta, Marcus Vinicius Mello Pinto, Sirlene Souza Rodrigues Sartori, Rômulo Dias Novaes, Reggiani Vilela Golçalves
Background and Purpose. Skin wound healing is a dynamic process driven by molecular events responsible for the morphofunctional repair of the injured tissue. In a systematic review, we analyzed the relevance of plant fractions and isolates on skin wound healing. By revising preclinical investigations with murine models, we investigated if the current evidence could support clinical trials. Methods. Studies were selected in the MEDLINE/PubMed and Scopus databases according to the PRISMA statement. All 32 identified studies were submitted to data extraction and the methodological bias was investigated according to ARRIVE strategy...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805927/management-of-gynecomastia-in-patients-with-different-body-types-considerations-on-312-consecutive-treated-cases
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Alessandro Innocenti, Dario Melita, Francesco Mori, Francesco Ciancio, Marco Innocenti
BACKGROUND: Gynecomastia is a common finding in male subjects which incidence varies widely in the world population. In adolescents, it is frequently temporary but, if it becomes persistent, it generates considerable embarrassment, inducing the patients to seek surgical consultation. Even in patients with good body contour, gynecomastia creates even greater distress considering the special attention given by these subjects to their physical appearance. The authors present their experience in the treatment of gynecomastia comparing different body types of patients with the aim to investigate dissimilar expectations, needs and surgical outcomes thus optimizing the management of the pathological condition, achieving high levels of agreement and reducing unsatisfied patients arising from cosmetic surgery...
November 1, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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