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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
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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
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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...
January 13, 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
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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
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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
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H Tuffaha, M Hussien
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
November 2, 2016: 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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788951/magnetic-resonance-image-guided-radiation-therapy-for-external-beam-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-evaluation-of-delivered-dose-and-intrafractional-cavity-motion
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Sahaja Acharya, Benjamin W Fischer-Valuck, Thomas R Mazur, Austen Curcuru, Karl Sona, Rojano Kashani, Olga Green, Laura Ochoa, Sasa Mutic, Imran Zoberi, H Harold Li, Maria A Thomas
PURPOSE: To use magnetic resonance image guided radiation therapy (MR-IGRT) for accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI) to (1) determine intrafractional motion of the breast surgical cavity; and (2) assess delivered dose versus planned dose. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Thirty women with breast cancer (stages 0-I) who underwent breast-conserving surgery were enrolled in a prospective registry evaluating APBI using a 0.35-T MR-IGRT system. Clinical target volume was defined as the surgical cavity plus a 1-cm margin (excluding chest wall, pectoral muscles, and 5 mm from skin)...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782094/photodynamic-therapy-and-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
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REVIEW
Liezel L Griffin, John T Lear
Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common malignancy among the Caucasian population. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is gaining popularity for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), Bowen's disease (BD) and actinic keratosis (AK). A topical or systemic exogenous photosensitiser, results in selective uptake by malignant cells. Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) is produced then activated by the introduction of a light source. Daylight-mediated MAL (methyl aminolaevulinate) PDT for AKs has the advantage of decreased pain and better patient tolerance...
October 22, 2016: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779979/outcomes-of-nipple-sparing-mastectomy-role-of-anatomic-measurements
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Seyed S Pairawan, Derek Cody, Hahns Kim, M Katherine Hughes, Naveenraj Solomon, Maheswari Senthil, Carlos Garberoglio, Sharon Lum
Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) offers improved cosmesis for women undergoing mastectomy; however, there is increased risk for complications with this technique. We sought to determine if standard anatomic measurements could be used to predict complications of NSM. We performed a retrospective review of NSM for which anthropometric measurements of sternal notch to nipple distance, base width, and inframammary fold to nipple distance were available, and compared outcomes by anatomic measurements. We identified 102 cases of NSM with measurements available for study performed in 55 patients...
October 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777163/comparative-study-of-two-skin-incisions-for-microscopic-lumbar-discectomy
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Waeel Ossama Hamouda, Mohammed Aladdin, Sarah Abdulaziz Al-Muammar, Danya Mohammed Khalid Gari
BACKGROUND: Microscopic lumbar discectomy is a common, minimally invasive surgery. A transverse skin incision has sound theoretical cosmetic advantages in comparison to the classic vertical incision. OBJECTIVES: the study aimed to compare transverse and vertical skin incisions for microscopic discectomy regarding cosmetic outcome, postoperative pain and the provided surgical cutaneous inlet. MATERIALS & METHODS: Eighty-six patients were randomly enrolled prospectively in the study, divided among a vertical incision group (V group) and a transverse incision group (T group)...
October 21, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770192/reconstruction-of-totally-degloved-fingers-a-novel-application-of-the-bilobed-spiraled-innervated-radial-artery-superficial-palmar-branch-perforator-flap-design-provides-for-primary-donor-site-closure
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Zhenglin Chi, Peng Yang, Dajiang Song, Zan Li, Liang Tang, Weiyang Gao, Yonghuan Song, Tingang Chu
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the results of resurfacing completely degloved digits using bilobed innervated radial artery superficial palmar branch (RASPB) perforator flap in a spiral fashion. METHODS: A detailed anatomic study on 30 adult fresh frozen cadavers preinjected with silicone rubber compound to demarcate arterial anatomy documented locations, numbers, and diameters of arteries and skin perforators with surrounding nerves. The flap-raising procedure was performed using four fresh cadaver specimen...
October 21, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660474/accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-in-an-asian-population-dosimetric-findings-and-preliminary-results-of-a-multicatheter-interstitial-program
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Yaling Vicky Koh, Poh Wee Tan, Shaik Ahmad Buhari, Philip Iau, Ching Wan Chan, Liang Shen, Sing Huang Tan, Johann I-Hsiung Tang
INTRODUCTION: Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) using the multicatheter method has excellent cosmesis and low rates of long-term toxicity. However, there are few studies looking at the feasibility of this procedure and the outcomes in an Asian population. This study aims to look at outcomes at our hospital. METHODS: We identified 121 patients treated with APBI at our center between 2008 and 2014. The median follow-up for our patient group was 30 months (range 3...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621010/cost-modeling-for-management-strategies-of-uncomplicated-gastroschisis
#18
James X Wu, Steven L Lee, Daniel A DeUgarte
INTRODUCTION: Compared to operative fascial closure, nonoperative flap and/or skin-closure repair for gastroschisis has several potential advantages: avoidance of anesthesia, decreased pain, and improved cosmesis. Disadvantages include a higher risk of hernia. We hypothesized that routine nonoperative closure results in cost savings versus conventional management in uncomplicated gastroschisis. METHODS: A decision tree was constructed to compare three different strategies for the management of uncomplicated gastroschisis: nonoperative closure, primary closure, and routine silo...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618292/keloids-current-therapies-in-barbados
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O J Nelson, J Ward, A L Forde, N Ojeh
Keloids are characterised by scar tissue overgrowth on the skin beyond the borders of the original wound following an abnormal wound healing process and tend not to regress. These disfiguring scars can cause pain, itching and inflammation for the patient leading to an emotional and psychological impact and a sub-standard quality of life. A variety of treatments using surgical and non-surgical approaches exists that have been reported to be beneficial. However, no one treatment currently stands out as the most optimal due to a number of factors including different keloid subtypes...
March 10, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600333/comparing-steri-strip-and-surgical-staple-wound-closures-after-primary-total-knee-arthroplasties
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Satoshi Takayama, Takeshi Yamamoto, Chiduru Tsuchiya, Hideo Noguchi, Junko Sato, Yoshinori Ishii
BACKGROUND: Steri-Strips (3M, Two Harbors, MN, USA) have recently been employed for skin closures after orthopedic surgeries. Here we compare the performance of Steri-Strips and skin staples for wound closure after primary total knee arthroplasties (TKAs). METHODS: A total of 76 consecutive osteoarthritic knees (71 patients) that underwent a primary TKA at our facility were included in this study. Thirty-eight knees received Steri-Strips for wound closure and were evaluated prospectively...
September 6, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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