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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813987/personalized-design-of-a-hand-prosthesis-considering-anthropometry-of-a-real-hand-extracted-from-radiography
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E Castillo-Castaneda, A Bemardo-Vasquez
Commercially available prostheses do not meet patients' expectations regarding dimensions, shape and aesthetic reasons. This paper presents the design of an anthropomorphic and anthropometric prosthesis based on dimensions and shape extracted from a digitized radiograph of the healthy hand of the patient. The mobility of the hand is guaranteed by making a design of phalanges, joints, ligaments and tendons, as closest as possible to a real hand. The kinematic model is presented and validated. A proposal of the actuation system is also described...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809687/sonifeye-sonification-of-visual-information-using-physical-modeling-sound-synthesis
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Hessam Roodaki, Navid Navab, Abouzar Eslami, Christopher Stapleton, Nassir Navab
Sonic interaction as a technique for conveying information has advantages over conventional visual augmented reality methods specially when augmenting the visual field with extra information brings distraction. Sonification of knowledge extracted by applying computational methods to sensory data is a well-established concept. However, some aspects of sonic interaction design such as aesthetics, the cognitive effort required for perceiving information, and avoiding alarm fatigue are not well studied in literature...
August 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809377/health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-zygomatic-fracture
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L Kaukola, J Snäll, R Roine, H Sintonen, H Thorén
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) before and after surgical treatment of zygomatic complex fracture and assess patients' perceptions of the aesthetic and functional outcomes of surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study of 79 adult patients before and after surgery for zygomatic complex fracture was conducted. HRQoL was measured using the generic 15-dimensional (15D) instrument, and patient satisfaction was assessed by an additional questionnaire...
August 15, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807253/interdisciplinary-reconstruction-of-oncological-resections-at-the-skull-base-scalp-and-facial-region
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P M Vogt, T R Mett, G F Broelsch, C Radtke, N-C Gellrich, J K Krauss, M Samii, R Ipaktchi
Extensive bone and soft tissue defects of the skull require unique plastic and reconstructive techniques to avoid and optimize aesthetic appearance following oncological resections. Procedures are ideally planned in an interdisciplinary board composed of neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive surgery to facilitate reconstructive procedures of soft tissue and bone as early as possible in one approach. Large resections may require plastic surgery involvement from the beginning. Herein, we describe the function of a multidisciplinary approach to complex oncologic resections of the cranial base, scalp, and facial regions for neuro-oncologic patients...
September 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806650/floating-rice-culture-system-for-nutrient-remediation-and-feed-production-in-a-eutrophic-lake
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Ankita Srivastava, Seong-Jun Chun, So-Ra Ko, Junhwan Kim, Chi-Yong Ahn, Hee-Mock Oh
The increased inputs of nutrients have been demonstrated to be a major contributing factor to the eutrophication of lakes and reservoirs which can lead to the production of harmful algal/cyanobacterial blooms and deleteriously affect the aesthetics of water-bodies. Floating plant-culture systems have been widely used for the ecological remediation of eutrophic water in a cost-effective manner. We investigated the applicability of Korean japonica rice variety 'Nampyeong' in a floating-culture system in a eutrophic lake for nutrient uptake and biomass production...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806380/formation-of-the-philtral-column-using-a-dermal-graft-in-secondary-unilateral-cleft-lip
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Jeenam Kim, Jongok Park, Ki-Il Uhm, Donghyeok Shin, Hyungon Choi
INTRODUCTION: The philtral column has an important aesthetic significance and is especially important in patients with cleft lip. If the integrity of the philtrum cannot be preserved in patients of unilateral clefts, these patients will have profound abnormalities in their facial musculature. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of dermal grafting on the philtral column in patients with a unilateral alveolar cleft. METHODS: The authors retrospectively studied dermal grafts performed in Konkuk University Medical Center between January 2009 and January 2015...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806293/-optimizing-your-post-surgical-scars-a-systematic-review-on-best-practices-in-preventative-scar-management-1
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Justin L Perez, Rod J Rohrich
BACKGROUND: Scar management is critical for every plastic surgeon's practice and, ultimately, the patient's satisfaction with his or her aesthetic result. Despite the critical nature of this component of routine post-operative care, there has yet to be a comprehensive analysis of the available literature over the last decade to assess the best algorithmic approach to scar care. To this end, a systematic review of best practices in preventative scar management was conducted to elucidate the highest level of evidence available on this subject to date...
August 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806288/acellular-dermal-matrix-in-immediate-expander-implant-breast-reconstruction-a-multicenter-assessment-of-risks-and-benefits
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Michael Sorkin, Ji Qi, Hyungjin M Kim, Jennifer B Hamill, Jeffrey H Kozlow, Andrea L Pusic, Edwin G Wilkins
INTRODUCTION: Acellular dermal matrix (ADM) has gained widespread acceptance in immediate expander/implant reconstruction due to perceived benefits, including improved expansion dynamics and superior aesthetic results. Although previous investigators have evaluated its risks, few studies have assessed the impact of ADM on other outcomes, including patient-reported measures. METHODS: The Mastectomy Reconstruction Outcomes Consortium (MROC) Study used a prospective cohort design to evaluate patients undergoing post-mastectomy reconstruction from 10 centers and 58 participating surgeons between 2012 and 2015...
August 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806127/therapeutic-communication-in-mental-health-nursing-aesthetic-and-metaphoric-processes-in-the-engagement-with-challenging-patients
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Jeremy Mills
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806115/-combined-treatment-of-avulsion-of-maxillary-central-incisors
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Katalin Vajda, Gergő Fekecs, Zsófia Muzsek
Avulsion of the permanent teeth is one of the most serious forms of traumatic dental injuries, which endangers the patients' quality of life. Therefore, the fast and proper treatment is crucial. In this case report we will discuss the supportive and definitive functional treatment and correct rehabilitation. The traumatic force can cause complex oral and maxillofacial injuries, which comprehensive treatment constitutes a major challenge for the dentist. Here we review functional restoration of dental injuries and their definitive aesthetic solution...
August 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805247/beauty-in-the-blink-of-an-eye-the-time-course-of-aesthetic-experiences
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San Verhavert, Johan Wagemans, M Dorothee Augustin
Under normal circumstances, perception runs very fast and seemingly automatic. In just a few ms, we go from sensory features to perceiving objects. This fast time course does not only apply to general perceptual aspects but also to what we call higher-level judgements. Inspired by the study on 'very first impressions' by Bar, Neta, and Linz (2006, Emotion, 6, 269) the current research examined the speed and time course of three aspects of the aesthetic experience, namely beauty, specialness, and impressiveness...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803738/vertical-platysma-myocutaneous-flap-reconstruction-for-oral-defects-using-three-different-incision-designs-experience-with-68-cases
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L Huang, X Gao, T Su, C-H Jiang, X-C Jian
This study evaluated the effects of three different incision designs for the vertical platysma myocutaneous flap (VPMF): apron, MacFee, and T-shaped. This flap was used for the reconstruction of intraoral defects following cancer ablation in selected patients. Sixty-eight cases of VPMF reconstruction were assessed: the apron incision was used in 28, MacFee incision in 22, and T-shaped incision in 18. With regard to postoperative outcomes, there were 26 cases of flap survival and two of partial necrosis with the apron incision; 20 of survival and two of partial necrosis with the MacFee incision; 15 of survival and three of partial necrosis with the T-shaped incision...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802386/otoplasty-for-prominent-ears-demographics-and-surgical-timing-in-different-populations
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Lauri Kajosaari, Juhani Pennanen, Tuomas Klockars
INTRODUCTION: Prominent ears are seen in approximately 5% of the population. This benign condition can be treated surgically to reduce or prevent psychological and social problems, most commonly in children before the start of school. Our aim was to examine the demographic characteristics of patients undergoing prominent ear surgery in Finland, and compare findings with international data. METHODS: A retrospective study of all the patients treated for prominent ears in our academic tertiary care referral center during 2007-2011 was performed to gather demographic details of operated patients...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799650/facial-microcirculatory-and-biomechanical-skin-properties-after-single-high-energy-er-yag-laser-application
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Fabian Medved, Antonia Wurm, Manuel Held
OBJECTIVE: Owing to skin aging and the growing demand for skin rejuvenation, minimal invasive aesthetic treatments such as laser procedures are increasingly coming into focus. However, until now, little has been known about the objective effects of these procedures with respect to skin microcirculation or changes in skin elasticity. STUDY DESIGN: Facial skin rejuvenation was performed on 32 volunteers using ablative Erbium: YAG laser. Skin microcirculation and skin elasticity have then been evaluated objectively...
August 11, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799442/the-use-of-innervated-radial-artery-superficial-palmar-branch-perforator-free-flap-for-complex-digital-injuries-reconstruction
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Zhenglin Chi, Georgios Pafitanis, Luis Eduardo Parra Pont, Roshan Vijayan, Stefano Marcelli, Weiyang Gao, Zan Li, Xiao Zhou, Dajiang Song, Peng Yang
Loco-regional flaps have been widely used for the reconstruction of digital injuries without requiring microvascular anastomosis, however, they result in scarring and compromised functional outcomes. This study demonstrates our experience utilizing the innervated radial artery superficial palmar branch (RASPB) perforator free flap for complex digital injury reconstruction. From May 2007 to March 2014, the innervated RASPB perforator free flap was used to reconstruct 79 distal complex hand and digital soft tissue defects of which 14 were used to re-vascularise the distal digit in a flow-through fashion...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799070/the-beauty-of-sensory-ecology
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Fernando Otálora-Luna, Elis Aldana
Sensory ecology is a discipline that focuses on how living creatures use information to survive, but not to live. By trans-defining the orthodox concept of sensory ecology, a serious heterodox question arises: how do organisms use their senses to live, i.e. to enjoy or suffer life? To respond to such a query the objective (time-independent) and emotional (non-rational) meaning of symbols must be revealed. Our program is distinct from both the neo-Darwinian and the classical ecological perspective because it does not focus on survival values of phenotypes and their functions, but asks for the aesthetic effect of biological structures and their symbolism...
August 10, 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798551/total-ear-reconstruction-using-porous-polyethylene
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REVIEW
Kausar Ali, Jeffrey G Trost, Tuan A Truong, Raymond J Harshbarger
Total ear reconstruction has been approached by several techniques involving autologous graft, prosthetic implant, and alloplastic implant options. Recent studies have shown the superiority of porous polyethylene (Medpor, Porex Surgical) reconstruction over autologous reconstruction based on improved aesthetic results, earlier age of intervention, shorter surgery times, fewer number of required procedures, and a simpler postoperative recovery process. A durable and permanent option for total ear reconstruction, like Medpor, can help alleviate the cosmetic concerns that patients with auricular deformities may be burdened with on a daily basis...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798549/autologous-ear-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Asaf Olshinka, Matthew Louis, Tuan A Truong
Since the pioneering use of autologous rib cartilage for the reconstruction of microtia, there have been significant advances in surgical technique that have helped to ameliorate the psychological burden of microtia. To date, the use of rib cartilage for auricular reconstruction is one of the most enduring and ubiquitous techniques for microtia reconstruction as it provides excellent aesthetic results with lasting durability. In this review, the authors outline the most common methods of microtia reconstruction with a comparison of each technique and illustrative case examples...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798548/newborn-ear-deformities-early-recognition-and-novel-nonoperative-techniques
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REVIEW
Kelly Schultz, Diana Guillen, Renata S Maricevich
Congenital auricular anomalies are common sources of aesthetic concern and psychosocial distress for both children and their parents. Only one-third of these anomalies self-correct, leaving a large need for acceptable corrective methods. Otoplasty is often the standard treatment; however, newer nonsurgical methods, including splinting and molding in the neonatal period, have shown favorable results without the complications of surgical intervention and with the advantage of early intervention. These treatment options have not yet been widely adopted in Western countries due to delayed diagnosis of auricular deformities and confusion regarding treatment indications and technique...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798546/otologic-and-audiology-concerns-of-microtia-repair
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REVIEW
Kausar Ali, Kriti Mohan, Yi-Chun Liu
Microtia is a congenital auricular deformity that commonly presents with associated congenital aural atresia. The most acute concern in these patients is concomitant hearing loss at birth. A team-based approach by plastic surgeons and otologists is necessary to address both the otologic and audiologic concerns of microtia and atresia. Hearing rehabilitation is imperative; yet it should not compromise the aesthetic components of reconstruction and vice versa. Here, the authors propose a framework to evaluate and manage patients with microtia and atresia with the goal of optimizing functional and cosmetic outcomes...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
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