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journal of reconstructive microsurgery

Lauren Tracy Daly, Donald Mowlds, Merrick A Brodsky, Michael Abrouk, Jessica R Gandy, Garrett A Wirth
Introduction Microsurgical reconstruction of the breast represents an area of continual evolution, as new autologous flaps are introduced and principles are refined. This progression can be demonstrated by bibliometric analysis of the scientific literature. Methods The top 10 plastic surgery journals were determined by impact factor (IF). Each issue of every journal from 1993 to 2013 was accessed directly, and all articles discussing microsurgery on the female breast were classified by authors' geographic location, study design, and level of evidence (LOE, I-V)...
May 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Kuylhee Kim, Ahmed M S Ibrahim, Pieter G L Koolen, Mark K Markarian, Bernard T Lee, Samuel J Lin
BACKGROUND: Microsurgery has developed significantly since the inception of the first surgical microscope. There have been few attempts to describe "classic" microsurgery articles. In this study citation analysis was done to identify the most highly cited clinical and basic science articles published in five peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals. METHODS: Thomson/Reuters web of knowledge was used to identify the most highly cited microsurgery articles from five journals: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery, Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Microsurgery...
September 2015: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Arash Momeni, Khosrow S Houschyar, Derrick C Wan, Rebecca Y Kim, Gordon K Lee, Gerhard Björn Stark
BACKGROUND: Although the level of evidence is an important parameter during critical appraisal, the quality of reporting is similarly relevant. It is surprising that no objective analysis of the quality of reporting of the most common group of studies (ie, evidence level 4) has been performed to date. METHODS: A hand search was conducted including all issues of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, British Journal of Plastic Surgery, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery, and Microsurgery for the years 1992, 2002, and 2012...
February 21, 2015: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Arash Momeni, Joshua Y Jacobson, Gordon K Lee
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews frequently form the basis for clinical decision making and guideline development. Yet, the quality of systematic reviews has been variable, thus raising concerns about the validity of their conclusions. In the current study, a quality analysis of systematic reviews was performed, addressing microsurgical head and neck reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PubMed search was performed to identify all systematic reviews published up to and including December 2012 in 12 surgical journals...
January 2015: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Fei Liu, Hua Xu, Tao Wang, Jiasheng Dong, Chuanchang Dai
BACKGROUND: A short columella can result in significant cosmetic and functional deformities. Various techniques such as local flap transfer and composite grafts have been reported for columellar lengthening, but the overall results remain unsatisfactory. Transferring a local flap cannot provide new tissue for the columella, which limits its application. Composite grafting can provide new tissue volume, and the composite tissue from the preauricular region has an excellent color and texture match...
April 2013: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Ajay J Iyengar, Warren M Rozen, Shivam Kapila, Simon Donahoe, Alexander G Heriot
Despite the sacrifice of rectus abdominis muscle, the vertical rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (VRAM) flap is still a preferred option for perineal reconstruction. This journal has previously reported on the utility of preoperative computed tomographic angiography (CTA) in this setting to identify cases that are both suitable and unsuitable for rectus abdominis flaps after previous surgery. We report a case which highlights a unique example of the benefits of such imaging, with the largest deep inferior epigastric artery (DIEA) perforator described to date identified on imaging, and used to potentiate a donor-site sparing procedure...
July 2011: Microsurgery
R E Horch
The often groundbreaking developments of new methods in Plastic Surgery have been published in the journal "Der Chirurg" (The Surgeon) ever since its foundation in 1928, when it was established as a journal dealing with all aspects of surgery and containing many innovations and developments. Historically this is also reflected in the establishment of Plastic Surgery initially as a subspecialty and later on as a specialty within the German Society for Surgery. The interdisciplinary character of modern reconstructive and oncological concepts, not only with other specialties but also within various surgical specialties, raises further challenges and leads to new developments in reconstruction, which will definitely induce an increasing amount of knowledge to the advantage of our patients...
December 2009: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
I S Whitaker, D Izadi, D W Oliver, G Monteath, P E Butler
Medicinal leech therapy is an ancient craft that dates back to ancient Egypt and the beginnings of civilisation. The popularity of Hirudo Medicinalis has varied throughout history, reaching such a peak in Europe in the early 19th century that supplies were exhausted. During the latter half of the 19th century, their use fell out of favour, as they did not fit in with the emerging concepts of modern medicine. Leeches have enjoyed a renaissance in the world of reconstructive microsurgery during recent years, and their first reported use in alleviating venous engorgement following flap surgery was reported in this journal [M Derganc, F Zdravic, Venous congestion of flaps treated by application of leeches, Br J Plast Surg 13 (1960) 187]...
June 2004: British Journal of Plastic Surgery
H J Buncke
Two hundred eighty articles related to microvascular transplants and replants published in The Journal of Hand Surgery over the past 25 years were reviewed. Every facet of microsurgery was covered. One hundred seventy-one articles are referenced and discussed under the following major categories: microvascular transplants, replants, nerve grafts, vein grafts, cold intolerance, vasospasm, monitoring, immediate reconstruction, and historical. Contributions were received from 37 countries and 175 authors or groups of authors...
May 2000: Journal of Hand Surgery
N Weir
Otorhinolaryngology, a product of the early 20th century, developed from the joining together of the separate departments of otology, whose practitioners were surgeons, and laryngology which was managed by physicians who also treated diseases of the nose and chest. The 20th century opened with brave attempts to perform skilful surgery under conditions of primitive anaesthesia and no antibiotics. The stimulus of two world wars led to significant advances in technology and greater opportunities to explore new and resurrect old surgical procedures...
February 2000: Postgraduate Medical Journal
T L Bochdansky, A Zauner-Dungl, J Kollmitzer, H Piza-Katzer
As a supplement to our publication in the Journal Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie 21 (1989) 315-317, we would like to report a five-year follow up of a patient with recurrent sigmoid carcinoma, infiltrating all layers of the abdominal wall. Treatment was by radical tumor excision and reconstruction with a combined tensor fasciae latae and rectus femoris flap. Abdominal wall, hip, and knee functions were evaluated by gait-analysis (Motion Analysis Corporation AMTI) and dynamometry (Cybex 6000)...
March 1994: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
D Swain, D H Shell
Microvascular tissue transfer is a growing subspecialty in reconstructive surgery. Its use is increasing, and it has been used to solve difficult wound problems. The use of microvascular surgery has placed new demands on the perioperative nurse to remain current on perioperative implications of this type of surgery. Operating room nurses must continue to expand their knowledge of this area through ongoing education from journal review, specialty seminars, and increased operative experiences.
April 1989: AORN Journal
N J Lüscher
Since the rediscovery of the latissimus dorsi flap in 1976 axial skin- and musculocutaneous flaps have dramatically improved the possibilities of plastic reconstruction. Better knowledge of the microvascular anatomy of the thoracic wall is the condition for safe flap surgery. The frequent topographic variations and the possibility of a reversed flow through vascular anastomosis are shown. This paper is ment to be a basic introduction to the following communications on flaptechniques in the same journal.
July 1991: Helvetica Chirurgica Acta
P I Androsov
Professor Androsov's articles should be of considerable interest to American surgeons, representing as they do a new freedom in the exchange of ideas with the medical profession of the Soviet Union. In recent years no Russian surgeon has sought publication of original work in surgical journals of this country. Early last fall I visited Professor Androsov in Moscow at the Sklifosovsky Institute, a hospital made famous by the late Professor Yudin. I was impressed by the work that he and his associates were doing in peripheral vascular surgery and in the reconstruction of lye burns of the esophagus...
1992: Microsurgery
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