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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315515/tailored-corneo-conjunctival-autografting-in-primary-and-secondary-pterygium-surgery
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Mahmoud M Genidy, Ahmed A Abdelghany, Jorge L Alio
PURPOSE: To describe the outcomes of a novel technique for pterygium removal: tailored corneo-conjunctival autograft, which offers the advantages of better postoperative cosmetic outcomes and recurrence prevention. METHODS: This retrospective interventional noncomparative study included 420 eyes in 370 patients (ages 25-60 years) (127 women, 243 men). We divided the patients into 2 groups. The first group included 348 primary pterygium; the second group included 72 recurrent pterygium...
February 28, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315298/pneumosinus-dilatans-over-100%C3%A2-years-without-an-etiology
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Joseph A Ricci
PURPOSE: Pneumosinus dilatans (PD) is a rare pathologic hyperaeration of the paranasal sinuses that causes serious deformation of the overlying bone and soft tissue. The condition occurs most commonly in the frontal sinus of young men who present with different complaints, including cosmetic. More than 100 cases have been reported in the literature since it was first described in 1898; however, the etiology of this condition remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of all available clinical publications on the subject of PD was conducted in the PubMed electronic database...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314226/long-term-follow-up-of-mucous-membrane-grafting-for-cicatricial-ectropion-in-ichthyosis-a-case-report
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Hind Manaa Alkatan, Manar A Aljebreen, Adel H Alsuhaibani
INTRODUCTION: Ichthyosis is a group of keratinizing diseases characterized by scaly and dry skin. One of the ocular complications associated with ichthyosis is cicatricial ectropion which often results in exposure keratopathy and eventually corneal scarring. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this report we are presenting a 21-year-old female who is known to have ichthyosis-related bilateral lower lid cicatricial ectropion, which was managed with Mucous Membrane Grafting (MMG) six years ago...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292293/batwing-versus-wise-pattern-mammoplasty-for-upper-pole-breast-tumours-a-detailed-comparison-of-cosmetic-outcome
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Tarek Hashem, Ahmed Farahat
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to compare the results of batwing mammoplasty and Wise pattern mammoplasty in the surgical management of upper pole breast tumours. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study including 126 breast cancer patients who presented between 2009 and 2015 to the National Cancer Institute of Cairo University in Egypt. All patients were candidates for breast conservation, with upper pole tumours, which was defined as tumours between 3 and 9 o'clock...
March 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291498/emergency-department-wounds-managed-by-combat-medics-a-case-series
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Steven G Schauer, James A Pfaff
BACKGROUND: Combat medics are an integral part of their unit helping to conserve the fighting strength. Minor wounds are a common problem in the deployed settings that affect a soldier's ability to partake in operations. While the medics often manage wound care, there is very little data on the outcomes. METHODS: Cases were acquired as part of a quality assurance project providing training feedback to medics on wound management. Laceration management is delegated to the medic at the direction of the provider...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284420/super-u-technique-for-ingrown-nails
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J Correa, J Magliano, C Agorio, C Bazzano
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Ingrown nails are a common problem, seen mostly in young adults. Also known as onychcrypotisis, this condition typically affects the great toenail. Four stages have been defined according to the severity and duration of the condition, and treatment varies from conservative to surgical techniques depending on the stage. We present our experience with this condition, describing the characteristics of our population and surgical treatment, in particular the super U technique...
March 8, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280295/clinical-presentation-and-management-of-congenital-ptosis
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REVIEW
Marco Marenco, Ilaria Macchi, Iacopo Macchi, Emilio Galassi, Mina Massaro-Giordano, Alessandro Lambiase
Congenital ptosis is a rare condition characterized by lower positioning of the upper eyelid that is present at birth and is a clinical condition that is persistent if not treated. It may be unilateral or bilateral and may be associated with other ocular disorders or systemic conditions, including Marcus Gunn, Horner, and Duane syndromes. It is a benign condition but causes functional, cosmetic, and psychological problems in children. However, not all patients need to undergo surgery, and usually only patients at risk of amblyopia need a prompt surgical correction, while in other cases, surgery can be postponed...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272857/management-of-acute-complex-traumatic-wound-with-a-dermal-regeneration-template-case-report
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R R V Patel, M Giaquinto-Cillers, J Kotze, R S Hartnick, L W van der Merwe, E B Holford
BACKGROUND: Acute complex traumatic wounds of the lower limbs are usually managed by a combination of multiple debridements, dressing changes, and specialized surgical procedures which may include tissue transfers for the reconstruction of the soft tissue injury. The recovery is lengthy, and the outcome dependent on the initial injury, the surgical procedures undertaken and rehabilitation programs with a multidisciplinary team. METHOD: A nine-year-old male patient presented to Kimberly Hospital with an extensive soft tissue injury of the leg associated with a tibia fracture caused by a high velocity pedestrian vehicle accident...
November 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270958/laparoscopic-donor-nephrectomy-complications-and-management-a-single-center-experience
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Volkan Tuğcu, Selçuk Şahin, İsmail Yiğitbaşı, Nevzat Can Şener, Fatih Gökhan Akbay, Ali İhsan Taşçı
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience with laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN), our complications and management modalities. Material and methods: Fifty-one transperitoneal LDNs performed in our clinic between the years 2011, and 2015, were evaluated retrospectively. Demographic characteristics of the patients, operative and postoperative data and complications were evaluated. RESULTS: Nineteen female and 32 male patients with ages ranging from 24 to 65 years underwent left- (n=44), and right-sided (n=7) LDNs...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267391/medial-canthal-defects-following-tumour-excision-to-reconstruct-or-not-to-reconstruct
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Fariha Shafi, Deepa Rathore, Andria Johnson, Purnima Mehta, Harpreet S Ahluwalia
Laissez-faire following excision of peri-ocular tumours has been described, but is not universally well established. We describe our experience with laissez-faire for managing medial canthal defects following tumour excision and compare our outcomes with full thickness skin grafts. Retrospective comparative case series of 68 patients who underwent reconstruction of a medial canthal defect using laissez-faire with sutured Sorbsan (LFS) (n = 36) or a full thickness skin graft (FTSG) (n = 32) at the same centre...
March 7, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263022/the-importance-of-patient-centred-care-to-overcome-barriers-in-the-management-of-actinic-keratosis
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R Cerio
Visible actinic keratosis (AK) lesions and subclinical (non-visible) sun damage in the field of cancerization are associated with risk of both non-melanoma skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and, more rarely, melanoma. As the incidences of AK and skin cancer are increasing, effective prevention and treatment of AK is essential to minimize disease burden and improve patient quality of life. Currently, AK lesions are often left untreated and field therapies are underused...
March 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255542/usability-and-feasibility-of-health-it-interventions-to-enhance-self-care-for-lymphedema-symptom-management-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Mei R Fu, Deborah Axelrod, Amber A Guth, Yao Wang, Joan Scagliola, Karen Hiotis, Kavita Rampertaap, Nardin El-Shammaa
PURPOSE: The-Optimal-Lymph-Flow health IT system (TOLF) is a patient-centered, web-and-mobile-based educational and behavioral health IT system focusing on safe, innovative, and pragmatic self-care strategies for lymphedema symptom management. The purpose of this study was to evaluate usability, feasibility, and acceptability of TOLF among the end-user of breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Two types of usability testing were completed with 30 breast cancer survivors: heuristic evaluation and end-user testing...
September 2016: Internet Interventions: the Application of Information Technology in Mental and Behavioural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255290/upper-eyelid-blepharoplasty-evaluation-treatment-and-complication-minimization
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REVIEW
Patrick Yang, Audrey C Ko, Don O Kikkawa, Bobby S Korn
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is one of the most common procedures performed worldwide for both functional and cosmetic indications. There is a high rate of patient satisfaction; however, in this era of social media, patient expectations are higher than ever. Today's digitally savvy patients expect perfect outcomes with no complications and rapid recovery. To achieve optimal results, a careful preoperative evaluation and sound surgical technique is essential for minimizing complications. Here the authors review their approach to the management of the blepharoplasty patient...
February 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254497/evaluation-of-moderate-and-severe-blepharoptosis-correction-using-the-interdigitated-part-of-the-frontalis-muscle-and-orbicularis-oculi-muscle-suspension-technique-a-cohort-study-of-235-cases
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Tailing Wang, Xiuqi Li, Xiao Wang, Qianwen Wang, Wuyan Li, Lu Zhou, Weiming Song, Jiaqi Wang
BACKGROUND: Blepharoptosis is defined as an abnormally low-lying upper eyelid margin in the primary gaze, causing vertical narrowing of the palpebral fissure. It is difficult to achieve consistently satisfactory results in moderate or severe cases despite many surgical methods being available to correct them. METHODS: Between January 2001 and December 2014, a retrospective cohort study was conducted using medical records and perioperative photographs of 235 patients...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247538/management-of-pinna-of-haematoma-study-maphaes-a-multicentre-retrospective-observational-study
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Ananth Vijendren, Matthew Coates, Matthew Smith, Olakunle Ajayi, Wesam Al-Dhahir, Jessica Bewick, Phillipe Bowles, Paula Coyle, Cameron Davies-Husband, Sally Erskine, Edwin Halliday, Anna Kaleva, Andrew Lau, Lorna Longstaff, Elizabeth Mathew, Sheneen Meghji, Andrea Testera, Jamie R V Thomas, Michael Eisenhut
OBJECTIVES: To assess current variation in the management of pinna haematoma (PH) and its effect on outcomes. DESIGN: Multicentre retrospective observational record-based study. SETTING: Eleven hospitals around the UK. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-three patients above the age of 16 with PH. OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome measure was recurrence rate of PH over a six-month period post treatment, assessed by treatment type (scalpel incision vs...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228944/semi-closed-surgical-technique-for-treatment-of-pilonidal-sinus-disease
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Georgios Sahsamanis, Stavros Samaras, Georgios Mitsopoulos, Titos Deverakis, Georgios Dimitrakopoulos, Dionysios Pinialidis
INTRODUCTION: Pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) is a highly debatable disorder regarding its surgical management, despite an assortment of surgical techniques described in the medical literature. The aim of this report is to provide an alternate semi-closed surgical method for treatment of PSD, with early recovery and a satisfactory cosmetic result. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 34 patients underwent surgical treatment for primary PSD; 32 male and 2 female. Patients were suffering from primary PSD, with the cyst located in the gluteal midline...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226374/adjuncts-to-improve-nasal-reconstruction-results
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Shayna Lee Gordon, Eva A Hurst
The final cosmetic appearance of nasal reconstruction scars is of paramount importance to both the patient and surgeon. Ideal postreconstruction nasal scars are flat and indistinguishable from surrounding skin. Unfortunately, even with meticulous surgical execution, nasal scars can occasionally be suboptimal. Abnormal fibroblast response can lead to hypertrophic nasal scars, and excessive angiogenesis may lead to telangiectasias or an erythematous scar. Imperfect surgical closure or poor postoperative management can lead to surgical outcomes with step-offs, depressions, suture marks, or dyspigmentation...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216820/siliconomas-of-the-lower-limb-tumour-like-excision-and-reconstruction
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Tommaso Agostini, Raffaella Perello
BACKGROUND: Silicone oil injection can cause several complications including pain, cellulitis, abscesses, skin compromise, migration, embolism and multiorgan failure. Oil-infested tissue excision remains the solely treatment to prevent such complications. OBJECTIVES: The authors evaluate tumor-like excision of the oil-infested tissue as a treatment for patients experiencing silicone injections in the lower limbs, to both preserve aesthetic appearance and solve further risk of complication from silicone...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216816/awkward-defects-around-the-elbow-the-radial-recurrent-artery-flap-revisited
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Maksud M Devale, Rohit P Munot, Chirag A Bhansali, Neeraj D Bhaban
BACKGROUND: Soft tissue defects on the posterior aspect of the elbow are commonly seen in patients treated with internal fixation for fractures around the elbow joint. An axial flap based on the radial recurrent artery (RRA) is very useful for such defects, especially if a posterior midline arm incision has been taken for skeletal fixation. The aim of this study is to describe the usefulness of RRA flap (based on the RRA) in the management of such defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present a retrospective analysis of 4 cases managed with the RRA flap for soft tissue reconstruction of defects around the elbow joint at our institute from January 2015 to August 2016...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210386/ionic-hydrogel-monotherapy-and-in-combination-with-antiviral-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-the-post-procedure-management-of-fractional-laser-treated-patients
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Francesca Romana Grippaudo
Objective: The pre- and postoperative care for fractionated laser resurfacing is still controversial, especially in regard to the use of antibiotics to prevent bacterial infection and potential consequences. Recently, an ionic hydrogel has shown to be useful in the postoperative treatment of minor burns. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of this hydrogel after fractional laser treatments targeting photoaging and chronoaging damage to skin. Design: A randomized prospective study. Setting: one plastic surgeon private practice...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
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