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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301622/expert-consensus-on-cosmetic-outcomes-after-treatment-of-actinic-keratosis
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Brian Berman, Glynis R Ablon, Neal D Bhatia, Roger I Ceilley, David J Goldberg, Mark S Nestor, Susan H Weinkle
<p>Dermatologists treat actinic keratosis (AK) primarily because these lesions have the potential to progress to invasive squamous cell carcinoma. Patients, on the other hand, generally seek treatment to remove the lesions and achieve an improved appearance of their skin following treatment. In selecting a treatment option for AK, dermatologists should consider post-treatment cosmesis, because cosmetic outcomes differ across AK treatments. To obtain expert opinion on the cosmetic sequelae related to chronically photodamaged skin and the treatment of AK, an expert panel meeting among dermatologists was conducted in February 2016...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281862/model-based-approach-for-quantitative-estimates-of-skin-heart-and-lung-toxicity-risk-for-left-side-photon-and-proton-irradiation-after-breast-conserving-surgery
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Francesco Tommasino, Marco Durante, Vittoria D'Avino, Raffaele Liuzzi, Manuel Conson, Paolo Farace, Giuseppe Palma, Marco Schwarz, Laura Cella, Roberto Pacelli
BACKGROUND: Proton beam therapy represents a promising modality for left-side breast cancer (BC) treatment, but concerns have been raised about skin toxicity and poor cosmesis. The aim of this study is to apply skin normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) model for intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) optimization in left-side BC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten left-side BC patients undergoing photon irradiation after breast-conserving surgery were randomly selected from our clinical database...
March 10, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246541/a-review-of-black-salve-cancer-specificity-cure-and-cosmesis
#3
REVIEW
Andrew Croaker, Graham J King, John H Pyne, Shailendra Anoopkumar-Dukie, Lei Liu
Black salve is a topical escharotic used for the treatment of skin cancer. Although promoted as a safe and effective alternative to conventional management by its proponents, limited clinical research has been undertaken to assess its efficacy and potential toxicities. Patients are increasingly utilizing the Internet as a source of health information. As a minimally regulated space, the quality and accuracy of this information vary considerably. This review explores four health claims made by black salve vendors, investigating its natural therapy credentials, tumour specificity, and equivalence to orthodox medicine in relation to skin cancer cure rates and cosmesis...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226374/adjuncts-to-improve-nasal-reconstruction-results
#4
Shayna Lee Gordon, Eva A Hurst
The final cosmetic appearance of nasal reconstruction scars is of paramount importance to both the patient and surgeon. Ideal postreconstruction nasal scars are flat and indistinguishable from surrounding skin. Unfortunately, even with meticulous surgical execution, nasal scars can occasionally be suboptimal. Abnormal fibroblast response can lead to hypertrophic nasal scars, and excessive angiogenesis may lead to telangiectasias or an erythematous scar. Imperfect surgical closure or poor postoperative management can lead to surgical outcomes with step-offs, depressions, suture marks, or dyspigmentation...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183159/a-novel-schedule-of-accelerated-partial-breast-radiation-using-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-in-elderly-patients-survival-and-toxicity-analysis-of-a-prospective-clinical-trial
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Mutlay Sayan, Karen Wilson, Carl Nelson, Havaleh Gagne, Deborah Rubin, Ruth Heimann
Purpose: Several accelerated partial breast radiation (APBR) techniques have been investigated in patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC); however, the optimal treatment delivery techniques remain unclear. We evaluated the feasibility and toxicity of APBR delivered using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in elderly patients with stage I BC, using a novel fractionation schedule. Materials and Methods: Forty-two patients aged ≥65 years, with stage I BC who underwent breast conserving surgery were enrolled in a phase I/II study evaluating APBR using IMRT...
February 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165601/bikini-versus-traditional-incision-direct-anterior-approach-is-there-any-difference-in-soft-tissue-damage
#6
Brent A Lanting, Kirk C Hartley, Adam J Raffoul, Timothy A Burkhart, Lyndsay Sommerville, Glynn R Martin, James L Howard, Marjorie Johnson
INTRODUCTION: The direct anterior approach for total hip replacements has reported advantages of improved early function and muscle preservation. In an effort to improve healing and cosmesis, a change in the orientation of the incision has been proposed. Traditionally, the skin incision is in-line with the tensor fasciae latae muscle belly. The bikini incision is orthogonal to this orientation. The hypothesis was that muscle damage would be increased by using the bikini incision. METHODS: A traditional or bikini incision was performed on 18 cadaveric hips...
February 6, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160019/reconstructive-surgery-of-the-amputated-ring-finger
#7
Ricardo Monreal
PURPOSE: Loss of a fourth digit below the level of the proximal phalanx results in a weakened grip, loss of skilled movements, and the amputation stump is repeatedly traumatized. Transposition of an adjacent fifth digital ray can improve hand function and cosmetic appearance by closing the gap created by the missing digit. Digital ray amputation is not a commonly performed procedure. However, when performed correctly it can dramatically improve hand function and cosmesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional and aesthetic results of the fifth ray radial translation and intercarpal arthrodesis in mutilating ring finger injuries...
February 3, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115955/clinical-outcomes-toxicity-and-cosmesis-in-breast-cancer-patients-with-close-skin-spacing-treated-with-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-apbi-using-multi-lumen-catheter-applicators
#8
Mani Akhtari, Mirna Abboud, Sean Szeja, Ramiro Pino, Gary D Lewis, Barbara L Bass, Darlene M Miltenburg, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
PURPOSE: Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) using a single-lumen device is associated with better cosmetic outcomes if the spacing between the applicator and skin is > 7 mm. However, there are no reports addressing the late toxicity and clinical outcomes in patients treated with single-entry multi-lumen/catheter applicators who had close skin spacing (7 mm or less). We undertook this study to report clinical outcome, acute and late toxicity as well as cosmesis of early stage breast cancer patients with close skin spacing treated with APBI using multi-lumen or multi-catheter devices...
December 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105901/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-staged-excision-and-definitive-closure-with-split-thickness-skin-graft-for-axillary-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-retrospective-study
#9
F B Pearce, K A Richardson
OBJECTIVE: Bilateral axillary hidradenitis is a chronic, suppurative, and scarring disease that is most effectively treated by complete excision of all hair-bearing tissues. We assessed our staged procedure for excision and placement of a split-thickness skin graft for bilateral axillary hidradenitis in terms of costs, outcomes, and timing of excision. METHOD: An IRB approved retrospective case analysis was performed on patients that underwent bilateral axillary hidradenitis skin excision with eventual placement of split-thickness skin grafting using the current LSUHSC/University Health hidradenitis surgical treatment protocol...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095541/safety-and-efficacy-evaluation-of-pulsed-dye-laser-treatment-co-sub-2-sub-ablative-fractional-resurfacing-and-combined-treatment-for-surgical-scar-clearance
#10
Joel L Cohen, Roy Geronemus
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Surgical scars are an unwanted sequela following surgical procedures. Several different treatment modalities and approaches are currently being employed to improve the cosmesis of surgical scars with each having varying degrees of success. The objective of this study was to assess the ef cacy and safety pulsed dye laser treatment, CO2 ablative fractional resurfacing, and a combined treatment with these two modalities for the cosmetic improvement of surgical scarring that occurred following the surgical removal of skin cancer from different anatomic areas...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094198/late-side-effects-and-cosmetic-results-of-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-with-interstitial-brachytherapy-versus-whole-breast-irradiation-after-breast-conserving-surgery-for-low-risk-invasive-and-in-situ-carcinoma-of-the-female-breast-5-year-results
#11
Csaba Polgár, Oliver J Ott, Guido Hildebrandt, Daniela Kauer-Dorner, Hellen Knauerhase, Tibor Major, Jaroslaw Lyczek, José Luis Guinot, Jürgen Dunst, Cristina Gutierrez Miguelez, Pavel Slampa, Michael Allgäuer, Kristina Lössl, Bülent Polat, György Kovács, Arnt-René Fischedick, Rainer Fietkau, Alexandra Resch, Anna Kulik, Leo Arribas, Peter Niehoff, Ferran Guedea, Annika Schlamann, Richard Pötter, Christine Gall, Wolfgang Uter, Vratislav Strnad
BACKGROUND: We previously confirmed the non-inferiority of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with interstitial brachytherapy in terms of local control and overall survival compared with whole-breast irradiation for patients with early-stage breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving surgery in a phase 3 randomised trial. Here, we present the 5-year late side-effects and cosmetic results of the trial. METHODS: We did this randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial at 16 centres in seven European countries...
February 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047662/su-f-t-537-prone-breast-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-using-non-coplanar-volumetric-arc-therapy
#12
G Beninati, J Barbiere, L Godfrey, A Ndlovu
PURPOSE: To demonstrate that Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) can be an alternative technique to Brachytherapy Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) for treating large breasted women. The non-coplanar VMAT technique uses a commercially available couch and a small number of angles. This technique with the patient in the prone position can reduce high skin and critical structure doses in large breasted women, which are usually associated with Brachytherapy APBI. METHODS: Philips Pinnacle treatment planning system with Smart Arc was used to plan a left sided laterally located excision cavity on a standard prone breast patient setup...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997116/cross-linked-fluorescent-supramolecular-nanoparticles-as-finite-tattoo-pigments-with-controllable-intradermal-retention-times
#13
Jin-Sil Choi, Yazhen Zhu, Hongsheng Li, Parham Peyda, Thuy Tien Nguyen, Mo Yuan Shen, Yang Michael Yang, Jingyi Zhu, Mei Liu, Mandy M Lee, Shih-Sheng Sun, Yang Yang, Hsiao-Hua Yu, Kai Chen, Gary S Chuang, Hsian-Rong Tseng
Tattooing has been utilized by the medical community for precisely demarcating anatomic landmarks. This practice is especially important for identifying biopsy sites of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) due to the long interval (i.e., up to 3 months) between the initial diagnostic biopsy and surgical treatment. Commercially available tattoo pigments possess several issues, which include causing poor cosmesis, being mistaken for a melanocytic lesion, requiring additional removal procedures when no longer desired, and potentially inducing inflammatory responses...
December 20, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917661/a-technique-for-minimising-the-redundant-skin-of-a-mastectomy-scar-and-improving-cosmesis-for-delayed-reconstruction
#14
H Tuffaha, M Hussien
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898429/dosimetric-improvements-with-a-novel-breast-stereotactic-radiotherapy-device-for-delivery-of-preoperative-partial-breast-irradiation
#15
James W Snider 3rd, Yildirim Mutaf, Elizabeth Nichols, Andrea Hall, Patrick Vadnais, William F Regine, Steven J Feigenberg
OBJECTIVE: Partial-breast irradiation (PBI) with external-beam radiotherapy has produced higher than expected rates of fair-to-poor cosmesis. Worsened outcomes have been correlated with larger volumes of breast tissue exposed to radiation. A novel breast-specific stereotactic radiotherapy (BSRT) device (BSRTD) has been developed at our institution and has shown promise in delivering highly conformal dose distributions. We compared normal tissue sparing with this device with that achieved with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)-PBI...
2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836404/randomized-controlled-trial-of-octyl-cyanoacrylate-skin-adhesive-versus-subcuticular-suture-for-skin-closure-after-implantable-venous-port-placement
#16
Jonathan G Martin, Scott T Hollenbeck, Gemini Janas, Ryan A Makar, Waleska M Pabon-Ramos, Paul V Suhocki, Michael J Miller, David R Sopko, Tony P Smith, Charles Y Kim
PURPOSE: To compare early outcomes of skin closure with octyl cyanoacrylate skin adhesive versus subcuticular suture closure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a 7-month period, 109 subjects (28 men and 81 women; mean age, 58.6 y) scheduled to undergo single-lumen implantable venous port insertion for chemotherapy were randomly assigned to skin closure with either octyl cyanoacrylate skin adhesive or absorbable subcuticular suture after suturing the deep dermal layer...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815740/single-site-laparoscopic-percutaneous-extraperitoneal-closure-of-the-internal-ring-using-an-epidural-and-spinal-needle-excellent-results-in-1464-children-with-inguinal-hernia-hydrocele
#17
Furan Wang, Hongji Zhong, Yi Chen, Junfeng Zhao, Yan Li, Junxian Chen, Sheng Dong
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure (LPEC) of the internal ring is a well-developed procedure for pediatric inguinal hernia and hydrocele. To reduce the skin incisions and improve the cosmesis, single-site LPEC (SLPEC) has been developed with numerous techniques and instruments. In this study, we described our modifications of SLPEC using an epidural and spinal needle in a large pediatric population. METHODS: From February 2013 to February 2016, 1464 pediatric patients who underwent SLPEC in our hospital were retrospectively reviewed...
November 4, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811633/wingtip-flap-for-reconstruction-of-full-thickness-upper-and-lower-eyelid-defects
#18
Ivan Vrcek, Eva Chou, Sean Blaydon, John Shore
PURPOSE: Pentagonal wedge resection is a technique used to address a wide variety of eyelid pathology. This procedure frequently results in excess skin at the apex of the wound, commonly known as a "dog ear." A variety of methods have been described to address the cutaneous redundancy, the most classic of which is the Burow's triangle repair. The authors present a technique to address the anterior lamellar excess that avoids placement of a vertical scar traversing the pretarsal and preseptal portion of the affected eyelid...
March 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811630/comparison-of-colorado-microdissection-needle-versus-scalpel-incision-for-aesthetic-upper-and-lower-eyelid-blepharoplasty
#19
Yonca O Arat, Almila S Sezenoz, Francesco P Bernardini, Mark A Alford, Merih Tepeoglu, Richard C Allen
PURPOSE: Traditionally, eyelid skin incisions with electro-cautery devices have been avoided due to the concerns of aesthetically unacceptable scar formation. The purpose of this study is to compare ecchymosis, cosmesis, and histologic tissue damage of incisions made with a scalpel or Colorado needle in patients undergoing upper and lower aesthetic blepharoplasty. To the best of authors' knowledge, no previous study has been performed before to compare these 2 modalities in aesthetic blepharoplasty surgery...
November 2, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806156/reliability-and-photographic-equivalency-of-the-scar-cosmesis-assessment-and-rating-scar-scale-an-outcome-measure-for-postoperative-scars
#20
Jonathan Kantor
Importance: Until recently, no ideal valid, feasible, and reliable scar scale existed to effectively assess the quality of postoperative linear scars. The Scar Cosmesis Assessment and Rating (SCAR) scale was developed and validated as a tool to assess the quality of postoperative scars in clinical and research settings. Objective: To assess the reliability of using photographs in lieu of live patient scar rating assessments, and to determine the interrater and intrarater reliability of the SCAR scale...
January 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
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