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Cornelia Sigrid Lissi Müller, Barbara Burgard, Monika Zimmerman, Thomas Vogt, Claudia Pföhler
Methods used in the treatment of acute and chronic wounds undergo constant evolution, reevaluation, and innovation. While negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is an established treatment modality, the combination of NPWT and instillation of normal saline as well as solutions with active antiseptic components for topical treatment of the wound bed represents a novel approach. The well-known effects of NPWT may thus be combined with those of local antisepsis. They include a decrease in wound area, induction of granulation tissue, and reduction in bacterial colonization...
August 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Cornelia Sigrid Lissi Müller, Janina Jungmann, Claudia Pföhler, Farid Mohammad, Christian Rübe, Thomas Vogt
Cutaneous sarcomas are primarily treated with extensive surgery, and occasionally require adjuvant radiation therapy following complete wound healing. Thus, sarcoma surgery leads to large and deep wounds, and the initiation of adjuvant radiation therapy depends on the time required for defect closure. We present the case of a male patient with pleomorphic sarcoma of the temporal skin, which was treated with multiple wide and deep excisions, instant application of an Integra(®) bilayer, and immediate radiation therapy prior to wound closure...
May 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Niti Khunger, Sushruta Kathuria
Simulation-based learning in surgery is a learning model where an environment similar to real life surgical situation is created for the trainee to learn various surgical skills. It can be used to train a new operator as well to assess his skills. This methodology helps in repetitive practice of surgical skills on nonliving things so that the operator can be near-perfect when operating on a live patient. Various models are available for learning different dermatosurgery skills.
January 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Niti Khunger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Dammaningala Venkataramaiah Lakshmi, Kanathur Shilpa, Holavanahally Veerabhadrappa Nataraja, Kallapa Gorur Divya
Nose is the most prominent part of the mid-face and has important physiological, aesthetic and psychological functions. Skin diseases on the nose are commonly seen by dermatologists, otorhinolaryngologists, and plastic surgeons. Because of its exposed, highly visible localization, lesions on the skin of the nose are often noticed by patients themselves, typically very early in the course of the disease. Similarly, the dermatological lexicon is well known with descriptive terminologies, synonyms, acronyms, eponyms, toponyms, misnomers...
March 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
A Nast, S Rosumeck, R Erdmann, C Dressler, R N Werner
Guidelines are systematically developed decision aids for specific medical conditions. The German Dermatological Society, together with the German Professional Association of Dermatologists, takes the lead in the development of the guidelines for dermatology in Germany. In addition to national guidelines, European and international guidelines also exist. In 2014 and 2015 German guidelines on the following topics were newly developed or updated: cutaneous larva migrans, anticoagulation during dermatosurgery, pemphigus vulgaris and bullous pemphigoids, Mohs surgery, anal dysplasia, and anal carcinoma in HIV-infected patients...
May 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Lion Lehmann, Ulrich Wesselmann, Beate Weber, Ulrich Smentkowski
BACKGROUND: Patient safety is a central issue of health care provision. There are various approaches geared towards improving health care provision and patient safety. By conducting a systematic retrospective error analysis, the present article aims to identify the most common complaints brought forth within the field of dermatology over a period of ten years. METHODS: The reports of the Expert Committee for Medical Malpractice Claims of the North Rhine Medical Association (from 2004 to 2013) on dermatological procedures were analyzed (n =  247 reports in the field of dermatology)...
September 2015: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Bettina Alexandra Buhren, Holger Schrumpf, Norman-Philipp Hoff, Edwin Bölke, Said Hilton, Peter Arne Gerber
Over the past 60 years, hyaluronidase has been successfully utilized in ophthalmic surgery and is now being implemented in dermatosurgery as well as in other surgical disciplines. The enzyme is considered a "spreading factor" as it decomplexes hyaluronic acid (also called hyaluronan, HA), an essential component of the extracellular matrix (ECM). When applied as an adjuvant, hyaluronidase enhances the diffusion capacity and bioavailability of injected drugs. Therefore, the enzyme has been used as a local adjuvant to increase the diffusion capacity of local anesthetics, increasing the analgesic efficacy, and the anesthetized area particularly in the first minutes following injection, resulting in diminished intra- and postoperative pain...
2016: European Journal of Medical Research
Madhulika A Mhatre, Venkataram N Mysore, Shamanth S Murthy, Amitoj Garg
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April 2015: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Deepak S Hurkudli, Sacchidanand Sarvajnamurthy, Shwetha Suryanarayan, Vishal S Chugh
The skin punch or surgical punch is an instrument which is used almost exclusively by dermatologists. It is a circular hollow blade attached to a pencil-like handle ranging in size from 0.5 to 10 mm. It is available as a disposable, reusable, and automated instrument. The punch can be used as a diagnostic, therapeutic, and cosmetic tool in dermatology. We have used punch as a diagnostic, therapeutic, and cosmetic tool in our dermatosurgery practice in our hospital. Various original research articles, text book publications, and review articles were studied and compiled...
March 2015: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Arijit Coondoo, Sujata Sengupta
Serendipity is a pleasant surprise of finding a particularly useful information while not looking for it. Significant historic events occurring as a result of serendipity include the discovery of the law of buoyancy (Archimedes principle) by the Greek mathematician Archimedes, of the Americas by Christopher Columbus and of gravity by Sir Isaac Newton. The role of serendipity in science has been immensely beneficial to mankind. A host of important discoveries in medical science owe their origin to serendipity of which perhaps the most famous is the story of Sir Alexander Fleming and his discovery of Penicillin...
March 2015: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Balakrishnan Nirmal, Savitha Somiah, Sarvajnamurthy A Sacchidanand
Dermal grafting is a valuable technique in the field of dermatosurgery for the treatment of atrophic scars where the source of filler material is the patient's own dermis. However, it is underused for the reasons being difficulties in placing the graft in the tunnel, keratin cysts and complications due to biofilms. Railroading technique used in urology for rupture urethra has been described for dermal grafts to overcome the technical difficulties of graft placement.
October 2014: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Mukta Sachdev, Gillian R Britto
Aesthetic dermatology is becoming a vital and popular branch of medicine. This article aims to guide dermatologists to set up a professional and ethical aesthetic practice. Dermatologists should have an integrated practice of clinical dermatology, dermatosurgery and cosmetic dermatology. Ethical practice is the gold standard for any medical field, especially with dermatologists, who should avoid doing unnecessary procedures. Proper patient counselling and addressing the patients' concerns is imperative.
July 2014: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
K H Satyanarayana Rao
Dermatosurgery has become an integral and essential component of current dermatology practice. No surgery can be totally risk free, only the level of risk varies. Patient safety has to be ensured by following standard protocols and taking appropriate precautions to prevent complications and mishaps. Mismatch between patient's expectations and outcome can lead to litigation. A dermatosurgeon should take care of his legal safety by obtaining informed consent and meticulously documenting and preserving medical records...
April 2014: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
C Löser, E Haneke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2014: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Hugo Barreiros, João Goulão
Z-Plasty is a procedure involving the transposition of two interdigitating triangular flaps. This technique is useful in a number of dermatological procedures. It can be used to correct defects resulting from surgical complications. This paper highlights several examples where Z-Plasty is of benefit in dermatosurgery, including the correction of: ectropion, lip misalignment and bifid earlobe. A valuable technique that every dermatologist should be able to perform.
January 2014: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Pratik Gahalaut, Nitin Mishra, Sandhya Chauhan, Madhur Kant Rastogi
Introduction. Topical application of local anesthetics is currently considered to be the easiest, most effective, and convenient way for treatment of patients who may be undergoing superficial dermatosurgical procedures. Materials and Methods. This study compares the anesthetic potential of 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine topical cream with 7% lignocaine and 7% tetracaine combination cream for radio ablative dermatosurgery when applied, under occlusion, for 30 minutes. 40 subjects of achrocordons were enrolled in this split-side randomized trial...
2014: ISRN Dermatology
Agnieszka Gmitrowicz, Adrian Kostulski, Pawel Kropiwnicki, Anna Zalewska-Janowska
Self-harm of the skin is a complex problem encountered mainly in adolescents and young adults. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of deliberate cutaneous self-harm without suicidal intent among secondary school teenagers of the Lodz region. A self-administered specially designed anonymous questionnaire was delivered to 1,448 secondary school teenagers, aged 12-19 years. The lifetime prevalence of self-reported deliberate self-harm was 19.5%, out of which 14.4% confirmed isolated cutaneous self-injury (self-cutting in the vast majority of cases), 1...
July 2014: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Daniela Kulichová, Till Geimer, Michael Mühlstädt, Thomas Ruzicka, Christian Kunte
The main interests covered in this article are the determination of risk factors and incidence of surgical site infections in dermatosurgery and suggestions for rational use of antibiotic prophylaxis. A total of 3284 consecutive dermatosurgical interventions in 1088 patients were performed in our dermatosurgery department. Data regarding patient characteristics and perioperative course were prospectively collected and retrospective analysis of this data was performed. Association of perioperative parameters and postoperative surgical site infections was assessed by χ(2) -test...
October 2013: Journal of Dermatology
C Löser, U Zeymer, A Nast
Many patients requiring dermatologic surgery are taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet agents. The perioperative management of these drugs is not standardized and affected by fear of bleeding complications. Studies show only moderate increase in bleeding complications while taking these drugs. Our clinical experience shows no significant peri- or postoperative bleeding. As part of a risk assessment, thromboembolic complications outweigh any bleeding risk of surgery. Therefore, in the experience of the authors, blood thinning drugs should be continued before and during dermatosurgical procedures...
August 2013: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
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