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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122498/a-single-centre-retrospective-proof-of-concept-review-of-salvage-of-infected-or-exposed-implant-breast-reconstructions-with-explantation-and-one-stage-free-flap-replacement
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Russell J Bramhall, Izaro Hernan, Paul A Harris
INTRODUCTION: Implant-based breast reconstruction has relatively high complication rates. Removal of infected implants and immediate autologous reconstruction is a safe single-stage procedure that preserves the native breast skin envelope. METHODS: A single-centre, retrospective proof-of-concept review of all salvage procedures performed for acute/chronic infected or exposed implant-based reconstructions by a single surgeon over a 6-year period. RESULTS: We present 13 cases of a particularly difficult subgroup of acute/chronic infection/extrusion over a 6-year period...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108870/is-two-port-laparoendoscopic-single-site-surgery-t-less-feasible-for-pediatric-hydroceles-single-center-experience-with-the-initial-59-cases
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Furan Wang, Tiejun Shou, Hongji Zhong
INTRODUCTION: Although T-LESS is increasingly being used to treat pediatric inguinal hernia, there is no study regarding T-LESS for pediatric hydrocele. OBJECTIVE: To further evaluate the feasibility of T-LESS and present our single-center experience for repair of pediatric hydroceles. STUDY DESIGN: From January 2016 to July 2016, all boys undergoing T-LESS for hydrocele in our institute were retrospectively reviewed. A laparoscope and a needle-holding forceps were introduced at umbilicus...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108316/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-microwave-ablation-of-benign-breast-lesions
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Jie Yu, Bao-Hua Chen, Jing Zhang, Zhi-Yu Han, Han Wu, Yan Huang, Meng-Juan Mu, Ping Liang
The benign breast lesions (BBLs) share a high incidence for women and therapy methods with minimal invasion and better cosmetic outcome are thirsted for. In this study, 122 patients with 198 biopsy-proved BBLs were enrolled. Ultrasound (US)-guided microwave ablation (MWA) was performed with local anesthesia from November, 2013 to April, 2016. The mean longest tumor size assessed was 1.6±0.7 cm (ranging 0.7-4.9 cm). MWA was successfully performed in all cases including 85 lesions adjacent to the skin, pectoralis and areola...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106911/stem-cells-niches-and-scaffolds-applications-to-burns-and-wound-care
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Suzanne M Watt, Jonathan M Pleat
The importance of skin to survival, and the devastating physical and psychological consequences of scarring following reparative healing of extensive or difficult to heal human wounds, cannot be disputed. We discuss the significant challenges faced by patients and healthcare providers alike in treating these wounds. New state of the art technologies have provided remarkable insights into the role of skin stem and progenitor cells and their niches in maintaining skin homeostasis and in reparative wound healing...
October 26, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080650/modern-approaches-to-the-surgical-management-of-malignant-breast-disease-the-role-of-breast-conservation-complete-mastectomy-skin-and-nipple-sparing-mastectomy
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REVIEW
Tulin D Cil, David McCready
The armamentarium of the modern breast surgeon includes the time-tested procedures of modified radical mastectomy and lumpectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy with postoperative radiation, but has evolved to include several options that produce excellent oncologic endpoints and improved cosmesis. These options include skin- and nipple-sparing mastectomies with immediate reconstruction as well as oncoplastic procedures that allow larger excisions and better postoperative breast shape. This article provides an overview of these modern surgical approaches for breast cancer treatment...
January 2018: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075158/locoregional-and-microvascular-free-tissue-reconstruction-of-the-lateral-skull-base
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REVIEW
Demetri Arnaoutakis, Sameep Kadakia, Manoj Abraham, Thomas Lee, Yadranko Ducic
The goals of reconstruction following any oncologic extirpation are preservation of function, restoration of cosmesis, and avoidance of morbidity. Anatomically, the lateral skull base is complex and conceptually intricate due to its three-dimensional morphology. The temporal bone articulates with five other cranial bones and forms many sutures and foramina through which pass critical neural and vascular structures. Remnant defects following resection of lateral skull base tumors are often not amenable to primary closure...
November 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062631/immediate-nipple-areolar-complex-reconstruction-for-patients-undergoing-implant-based-reconstruction-or-therapeutic-mammoplasty
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Lyndsey R Highton, John A Murphy
BACKGROUND: We report a technique of immediate nipple-areolar complex (NAC) reconstruction for patients undergoing skin-sparing mastectomy and implant-based breast reconstruction or therapeutic mammoplasty with central excision. METHODS: Immediate nipple reconstruction is performed using a modified C-V flap planned along the edge of the incision. The areola is reconstructed using a full-thickness skin graft taken from skin usually discarded during the procedure...
September 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049675/combined-perventricular-septal-defect-closure-and-patent-ductus-arteriosus-ligation-via-the-lower-ministernotomy-approach
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Alexey Voitov, Alexander Omelchenko, Yuriy Gorbatykh, Alexander Bogachev-Prokophiev, Alexander Karaskov
Over the past decade, minimally invasive approaches have been advocated for surgical correction of congenital defects to reduce costs related to hospitalization and for improved cosmesis. Minimal skin incisions and partial sternotomy reduce surgical trauma, however these techniques might not be successful in treating a number of congenital pathological conditions, particularly for combined congenital defects. We focused on cases with a combined presentation of ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus...
September 25, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032999/a-prospective-phase-i-comparison-of-toxicity-and-cosmesis-outcomes-of-single-fraction-iort-and-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-with-iort-boost-in-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Tanuja Bhandari, Wesley Babaran, Afshin Forouzannia, Venita Williams, Jay Harness, Michele Carpenter, Maher Gobran, Rajesh Khanijou, Brittany Wagman, Robert Ash, Lawrence D Wagman
PURPOSE: Radiation therapy is proven to reduce local recurrence in patients with early-stage breast cancer. To reduce toxicity, treatment time, and improve accuracy, intraoperative radiation therapy was used as definitive treatment or as a boost. The study's objective was to compare the short-term toxicity and cosmesis of single-fraction (SF) IORT and hypofractionated radiotherapy with IORT boost (HfB) given as definitive treatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between March 2011 and December 2013, 57 patients aged 45-91 years and 24 patients aged 43-83 years (total n = 81) with Stage 0-II were treated with SF or HfB (Mobetron, IntraOp Medical, Sunnyvale, CA)...
October 9, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990694/suprafascial-versus-traditional-harvesting-technique-for-free-antero-lateral-thigh-flap-a-case-control-study-to-assess-the-best-functional-and-aesthetic-result-in-extremity-reconstruction
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Michele Maruccia, Nefer Fallico, Emanuele Cigna, Pedro Ciudad, Fabio Nicoli, Emilio Trignano, Eleonora Nacchiero, Giuseppe Giudice, Diego Ribuffo, Hung-Chi Chen
Clinical applications of ALT flap have currently extended to extremity (hand and foot) as well as oral cavity reconstruction. In these anatomical areas, the traditional harvesting technique presents a few disadvantages such as bulkiness of the recipient site and potential donor site morbidity including damage to the deep fascia and skin graft adhesions. The purpose of the present study was to compare the functional and aesthetic outcomes of upper and lower extremity reconstruction with either suprafascial or subfascial harvested anterolateral (ALT) flaps...
October 9, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979661/a-prospective-pilot-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-topical-therapy-with-ingenol-mebutate-gel-0-015-for-actinic-keratosis-on-an-expanded-area-of-the-chest
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Douglas C Wu, Isabella Guiha, Mitchel P Goldman
BACKGROUND: Ingenol mebutate gel 0.05% once daily for two consecutive days provides high clearance rates for actinic keratosis on a 25cm(2) area of the chest. However, it may cause intense local skin responses. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether a lower dose of ingenol mebutate gel 0.015% could clear actinic keratosis on the chest with acceptable tolerability and a possible beneficial effect on photodamage and cosmesis. DESIGN: This was a noncomparative, open-label study (NCT02446223)...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951753/comparison-of-electronic-brachytherapy-and-mohs-micrographic-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-early-stage-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-a-matched-pair-cohort-study
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Rakesh Patel, Robert Strimling, Stephen Doggett, Mark Willoughby, Kenneth Miller, Lawrence Dardick, Erick Mafong
PURPOSE: High-dose-rate electronic brachytherapy (EBT) provides a non-surgical treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). This matched-pair cohort study compared the outcomes of treatment with EBT to those of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) in patients with NMSC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: At four treatment centers, patients treated with EBT were case matched to patients treated with MMS based on retrospectively-collected patient age, lesion size, location and type, and year of treatment...
August 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938286/optimizing-bone-defect-reconstruction-balanced-cable-transport-with-circular-external-fixation
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Stephen Matthew Quinnan, Charles Lawrie
Distraction osteogenesis has proven effective in the management of tibial bone loss from severe trauma and infection. Unfortunately, pain and scarring from wires and half pins dragging through the skin and the required prolonged time in the external fixator make treatment difficult. Cable bone transport has been shown to improve cosmesis and decrease pain during transport. However, the published methods have limitations in that they have poor control of transport segment alignment, do not allow for lengthening of the limb, and do not permit weight bearing during the treatment process...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904273/a-review-of-7-cases-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-pediatric-cholecystolithiasis
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Nobutaka Matayoshi, Norihiro Sato, Takashi Okimoto, Takehide Tajima, Koichi Arase, Nagahiro Sato, Toshihisa Tamura, Kazunori Shibao, Aiichiro Higure, Keiji Hirata
Pediatric cholecystolithiasis is a relatively rare disease, but it is recently increasing in Japan. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is a standard procedure for cholecystolithiasis not only in adults but also in children, and we are aggressively introducing single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) at our hospital. We reviewed the patient characteristics, operation procedures and outcomes of 7 children (15 years old and under) with cholecystolithiasis who underwent LC in our hospital between August 1995 and December 2015...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873118/topical-timolol-may-improve-overall-scar-cosmesis-in-acute-surgical-wounds
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Ganary Dabiri, Jeffrey Tiger, Renato Goreshi, Allison Fischer, Satori Iwamoto
Acute wounds created by dermatologists following the removal of nonmelanoma skin cancers are closed either by primary or secondary intention, and the best cosmetic outcome is preferentially desired. One parameter that determines the overall cosmesis of the healed wound is its vascularity. Vascular tone results from a complex interplay of a variety of chemokines in the body and their interaction with receptors located on endothelial cell surfaces. In this study, our aim was to determine if topical timolol could improve the overall cosmesis of acute surgical wounds...
July 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843727/hypofractionated-radiation-therapy-for-basal-and-squamous-cell-skin-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Nicholas G Zaorsky, Charles T Lee, Eddie Zhang, Scott W Keith, Thomas J Galloway
PURPOSE: To characterize the cosmetic outcomes and local recurrence (LR) rates of various hypofractionated radiation therapy (RT) regimens for skin basal and squamous cell cancers (BCCs/SCCs). METHODS: A PICOS/PRISMA/MOOSE selection protocol was performed to identify 344 articles published between 1985-2016 evaluating patients with T1-2 N0 SCCs/BCCs treated with definitive RT. Biologically equivalent doses with α/β=3 (BED3s) were calculated. The primary endpoint was post-treatment cosmesis...
October 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796885/photodynamic-therapy-is-more-effective-than-imiquimod-for-actinic-keratosis-in-organ-transplant-recipients-a-randomized-intra-individual-controlled-trial
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K Togsverd-Bo, C Halldin, C Sandberg, H Gonzalez, A M Wennberg, S S Sørensen, H C O Wulf, M Haedersdal
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratoses (AKs) in solid organ transplant recipients (OTRs) are difficult-to-treat pre-malignancies and comparison of topical therapies is therefore warranted. OBJECTIVES: In an intra-individual study to compare efficacy and safety of field treatment with methyl aminolevulinate photodynamic therapy (MAL-PDT) and imiquimod (IMIQ) for AKs in OTRs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: OTRs (n=35) with 572 AKs (grade I-III) in two similar areas in the face, scalp, dorsal hands or forearms were included...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759289/treatment-of-pseudoxanthoma-elasticum-like-papillary-dermal-elastolysis-with-non-ablative-fractional-resurfacing-laser-resulting-in-clinical-and-histologic-improvement-in-elastin-and-collagen
#18
Kristen Foering, Richard Lawrence Torbeck, Michael P Frank, Nazanin Saedi
OBJECTIVE: Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum-Like Papillary Dermal Elastolysis (PXE-PDE) is a rare skin condition seen predominantly in elderly females. These asymptomatic lesions are brought to the dermatologist's attention due to patient's displeasure in their appearance. We report a case of a 28-year old female with PXE-PDE on the right neck treated with Non-Ablative Fractional Resurfacing (NAFR). CASE: The patient on examination had yellow to skin-colored papules that coalesced into a cobblestone-appearing plaque on her lateral neck...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743612/clinical-outcomes-after-interstitial-brachytherapy-for-early-stage-nasal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Warren Bacorro, Alexandre Escande, Stéphane Temam, Isabelle Dumas, Emilie Routier, Marie-Catherine Gensse, Pierre Blanchard, François Janot, Christine Mateus, Yungan Tao, Caroline Robert, Eric Deutsch, Christine Haie-Meder, Cyrus Chargari
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy of nasal carcinomas results in cure rates comparable to surgery, with anatomic preservation and good cosmesis. Brachytherapy (BT) overcomes difficulties with dosimetric coverage and affords a localized and highly conformal irradiation. We report our experience of BT for early-stage nasal squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Clinical data, BT parameters, and outcome of consecutive patients treated by interstitial BT in our institute between December 1982 and April 2015 for a localized nasal SCC were examined...
July 22, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736163/robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-mace
#20
Rebecca S Zee, Nora G Kern, C D A Herndon
INTRODUCTION: The creation of a Malone antegrade continence enema (MACE) channel is an option to treat patients with neurologic conditions that result in fecal soiling or intractable constipation. It is typically performed in an open fashion through a midline incision or laparoscopically. The laparoscopic technique typically involves bringing the tip of the appendix to the skin whereas the open technique allows for imbrication of the cecum around the channel, which may improve continence and decrease the risk of perforation...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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