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F Weesie, N C Naus, D Vasilic, L M Hollestein, R R van den Bos, M Wakkee
BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread use of Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) for periocular basal and squamous cell carcinoma (together called keratinocyte carcinoma (KC)), follow-up data regarding recurrences are limited. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the recurrence rate for periocular KCs after MMS and describe experience with interdisciplinary collaborations. METHODS: Patients with periocular KCs treated with MMS between 2006 and 2016 in a tertiary MMS referral hospital were included in this retrospective cohort study...
December 11, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
R E Giunta, N Möllhoff, R E Horch, L Prantl, J P Beier, A Daigeler, A Dragu, S U Eisenhardt, P C Fuchs, G Germann, T Hirsch, M Infanger, R Jakubietz, U Kneser, S Langer, M Lehnhardt, H G Machens, P Mailänder, B Reichert, C Radtke, D J Schaefer, F Siemers, G B Stark, H U Steinau, P M Vogt
INTRODUCTION: This report serves to publicize the research of academic institutions for Plastic Surgery within our society DGPRÄC in 2017/2018 and sequels the funding report of 2015/2016. Applications to public, non-public, or industrial funding organizations were evaluated. At the same time, this paper analyses the number of approved DFG applications in Plastic, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery in the GEPRIS system. Contrary to these specialties, Plastic Surgery is not classified as an independent speciality in the subject structure of the DFG review board which results in a lack of transparency concerning Plastic Surgery research work...
December 10, 2018: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
Juliana Yang, Yen-I Chen, Shai Friedland, Ian Holmes, Christopher Paiji, Ryan Law, Amy Hosmer, Tyler Stevens, Franco Matheus, Rishi Pawa, Nihar Mathur, Divyesh Sejpal, Sumant Inamdar, Tyler M Berzin, Christopher J DiMaio, Sanchit Gupta, Patrick S Yachimski, Andrea Anderloni, Alessandro Repici, James Theodore, Laith H Jamil, Mel Ona, Simon K Lo, Gaddam Sirnivas, Markus Dollhopf, Nuha Alammar, Eugenie Shieh, Majidah Bukhari, Vivek Kumbhari, Vikesh Singh, Olaya Brewer, Omid Sanaei, Lea Fayad, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Eun Ji Shin, Todd H Baron, Mouen A Khashab
BACKGROUND:  Larger caliber lumen-apposing stents (LAMSs) have been increasingly used in the management of pancreatic fluid collections, specifically when solid debris is present; however, their advantages over smaller caliber plastic stents in the management of pancreatic pseudocysts are unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of LAMS specifically in the management of pancreatic pseudocysts compared with double-pigtail plastic stents (DPPSs). METHODS:  We performed a multicenter, international, retrospective study between January 2012 and August 2016...
December 7, 2018: Endoscopy
Marilena Monica Ţânţu, George Mihail Man, Liliana Marcela Rogozea, Carmen Daniela Domnariu, Florentina Cristina Pleşa, Diana Maria Traşcă, Bogdan Virgil Cotoi, Loredana Elena Stoica, Camelia Nicolae, Roxana Maria Nemeş
Our study included a total of 259 patients with diabetes, who were admitted to the Department of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery of the Emergency County Hospital of Piteşti, Romania, in 2016, with the diagnosis of "diabetic foot". Of the 259 patients, 55 (21.23%) were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and the remaining 204 (78.77%) were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes; the ratio of type 1∕type 2 diabetes was 1∕3.7. The injuries presented by the patients were osteitis (27.81%), moist gangrene (21...
2018: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Natsuko Kakudo, Masayasu Takegawa, Masakatsu Hihara, Naoki Morimoto, Hiromu Masuoka, Kenji Kusumoto
For medial canthal tendon reattachment, many kinds of surgical technique have previously been reported. They are complicated and generally require technical skill and prolonged operating times. We, for the first time, describe a novel device, the Caraji Anchor Suture System, used for reattaching the medial canthal tendon to the medial orbital wall after removal of squamous cell carcinoma. The medial canthal tendon was excellently fixed with this rapid and simple method. No complications, such as local infection or exposure, have occurred up to the present...
October 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Mathieu Haiun, Hersant Barbara, Adrien Durazzo, Mounia Sid-Ahmed-Mezi, Jean-Paul Meningaud
Introduction: Massive weight loss following bariatric surgery has a major functional and aesthetic impact on patients. Many patients are nonetheless reluctant to undergo plastic surgery in connection with their former obesity because they fear potentially large scars, even though such scars are not visible (ie, they are covered by undergarments). Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of wound healing in patients receiving Celergen supplementation following abdominoplasty, compared with a control group...
October 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Vivi W Chen, Don Hoang, Warren Garner
Background: Plastic surgery residency program websites (PSRWs) remain a major resource for applicants to one of the most competitive specialties in medicine, yet it is unclear how the website content aligns with information applicants need. Objective: To evaluate PSRWs and whether they are meeting applicant needs. Methods: An anonymous online survey of 2016 plastic and reconstructive surgery applicants evaluated the use of PSRWs and information desired...
October 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Benjamin A Mandel, Sharon M Weber, Karol A Gutowski, A Neil Salyapongse, Michael L Bentz
Background: A previous study demonstrated that independent model plastic surgery residents are less likely to pursue a career in academic surgery than those graduating from other surgical fellowships. This study was designed to evaluate whether a significant curriculum change emphasizing academic plastic surgery skills would be significant in influencing a plastic surgery resident's decision to pursue a career in academic plastic surgery. Methods: A survey was sent to 30 consecutive graduates of a university plastic surgery residency program...
October 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Stephanie Douglas, Erik Geiger, Andrew McGregor, Amanda Norwich, Deena Abbate, Henry Hsia, Deepak Narayan
Background: Telemedicine is a rapidly growing tool since its invention in the 1950s. Recently, it has expanded to the field of plastic surgery. In the Connecticut VA System, there is 1 plastic surgeon at a central location for the state of Connecticut and southern Massachusetts. Our aim was to pilot a telehealth program for plastic surgery consultation within the VA to improve access to subspecialty care. We intend to discuss the value of telehealth as part of consultation services, and assess patient attitudes toward telemedicine...
October 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Jose Enrique Barrera, Michael Julian Adame, Josh A Lospinoso, Thomas M Beachkofsky
Background: To assess clinical outcomes based on established rating scales in patients who underwent treatment for rhytids using laser resurfacing with and without facial plastic surgery. Methods: Retrospective case review of 48 patients treated by the senior author (J.E.B) between 2009 and 2016. Three reviewers assigned ratings to a total of 48 patients using estimated age and Fitzpatrick, Modified Fitzpatrick, and Glogau scales. Reviewers were blinded to patient demographics and before and after photographs...
October 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Alberto Goldman, Uwe Wollina
Background: Mondor's disease of the subcutaneous veins of the breast is an uncommon disorder. The etiology of Mondor's disease remains unclear. Usually, it is a self-limited disease. This condition has been associated with trauma, surgical biopsies, breast surgery (including silicone breast implant), physical activity, and a manifestation of breast cancer. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 652 female patients who underwent aesthetic breast surgery in the last 10 years...
July 2018: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Yoshihiro Otani, Kazuhiko Kurozumi, Joji Ishida, Masafumi Hiramatsu, Masahiro Kameda, Tomotsugu Ichikawa, Isao Date
Background: Surgeries for deep-seated lesions are challenging because making a corridor and observing the interface between lesions and normal brain tissue are difficult. The ViewSite Brain Access System, which is a clear plastic tubular retractor system, is used for resection of deep-seated lesions. However, the tapered shape of this system may result in limitation of the surgical field and cause brain injury to observe the interface between lesions and normal tissue. In this study, we evaluated the usefulness of the combination of ViewSite and brain spatulas...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Ian Chow, Vu T Nguyen, Joseph E Losee, Jesse A Goldstein, Alexander M Spiess, Mario G Solari, J Peter Rubin, Jeffrey A Gusenoff
BACKGROUND: The Plastic Surgery Milestones Project was jointly conceived by the ACGME and American Board of Plastic Surgery as a tool to improve granularity in resident feedback. Resident self-evaluations were compared to attending clinical competency committee evaluations to gauge resident self-perceptions and understanding of the milestones framework. METHODS: Semi-annual evaluations from June 2014-2017 were analyzed and compared with corresponding resident self-evaluations from the 2015-2017 academic year at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center...
November 26, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Felipe Molina Burbano, Amy Yao, Nikki Burish, Michael Ingargiola, Matthew Freeman, Jeffrey Stock, Peter J Taub
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 26, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Karan Mehta, Sammy Sinno, Vishal Thanik, Katie Weichman, Jeffrey E Janis, Ashit Patel
BACKGROUND: Integrated plastic surgery residency applicants sometimes complete research fellowships prior to residency. The average productivity and impact of these fellowships on subsequent application to residency is unknown. The purpose of this study is to provide objective data to better understand the utility and productivity of a research fellowship. METHODS: A national survey was conducted in which integrated plastic surgery residency applicants from 2013-2016 were surveyed regarding their experiences with research fellowships...
November 26, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dario Bertossi, Luca Lanaro, Simone Dorelan, Kristen Johanssen, Pierfrancesco Nocini
OBJECTIVE: Non-surgical rhinoplasty using injectable fillers, in contrast to traditional but more invasive surgery, offers low morbidity, improved skin quality and texture, cost-effectiveness and quick recovery. The aim of this study was to provide a valid and customized protocol for injecting the nose with the aid of a nasal grid to achieve constant attractive results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2015 and October 2018 150 consecutive patients entered the non-surgical rhinoplasty trial...
November 26, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Gabriel F Santiago, Amir Wolff, Chad Gordon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 10, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Tom Shokri, Sameep Kadakia, Masoud Saman, Mutaz Habal, Scott Kohlert, Mofiyinfolu Sokoya, Yadranko Ducic, Donald Wood-Smith
Nasal reconstruction is considered the historic foundation of facial plastic surgery, and the forehead flap remains the workhorse of repair. To recreate both the aesthetic contour and function of the nose, all anatomic layers must be addressed-covering, lining, and structural support. This article reviews the noteworthy history underlying the development of the paramedian forehead flap as the primary tool in reconstruction of large nasal defects while highlighting its implications on modern nasal repair. Current developments in the use of 2-staged paramedian forehead flap reconstruction are examined and a modern technique is presented...
December 10, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Shyi-Gen Chen, Chwei-Chin Chuang, Hsian-Jenn Wang, Chien-Tzung Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2019: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Gal Koplewitz, Daniel M Blumenthal, Nate Gross, Tanner Hicks, Anupam B Jena
OBJECTIVES: To examine patterns of golfing among physicians: the proportion who regularly play golf, differences in golf practices across specialties, the specialties with the best golfers, and differences in golf practices between male and female physicians. DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: Comprehensive database of US physicians linked to the US Golfing Association amateur golfer database. PARTICIPANTS: 41 692 US physicians who actively logged their golf rounds in the US Golfing Association database as of 1 August 2018...
December 10, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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