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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943307/the-role-of-ultrasound-technology-in-plastic-surgery
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REVIEW
Tyler Safran, Kevin Gorsky, Alex Viezel-Mathieu, Jonathan Kanevsky, Mirko S Gilardino
INTRODUCTION: The modern medical era is in part characterized by the increased availability of portable imaging devices. Ultrasound devices are used for either high-resolution non-invasive imaging or as a focused acoustic energy source capable of sculpting and shaping tissue. Given the broad scope of the field, plastic and reconstructive surgeons have the unique ability to implement and tailor the use of ultrasound in a variety of clinical situations. This article will review novel uses for ultrasound in the field of plastic surgery...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789802/fatalities-from-a-greek-burn-unit-a-clinicopathological-correlation-of-129-cases
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Myron Tsagkarakis, Georgia-Alexandra Spyropoulou, Leonidas Pavlidis, Othon Kritikos, Nikolaos Karakoukis, Evgenia Kyriopoulos, Dimosthenis Tsoutsos
INTRODUCTION: This is a retrospective study of the hospital data and autopsy reports of burn patients who died in the Burn Unit of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery and Burn Center of "G. Gennimatas" Hospital of Athens, Greece during the period 1999-2005. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of the burn victims deceased during the period 1999-2005 were reviewed and the cause of injury, percentage of body surface area (BSA) burned, age, gender, and co-morbidities were documented...
August 5, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734756/3d-bioprinting-for-reconstructive-surgery-principles-applications-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Zita M Jessop, Ayesha Al-Sabah, Matthew D Gardiner, Emman Combellack, Karl Hawkins, Iain S Whitaker
Despite the increasing laboratory research in the growing field of 3D bioprinting, there are few reports of successful translation into surgical practice. This review outlines the principles of 3D bioprinting including software and hardware processes, biocompatible technological platforms and suitable bioinks. The advantages of 3D bioprinting over traditional tissue engineering techniques in assembling cells, biomaterials and biomolecules in a spatially controlled manner to reproduce native tissue macro-, micro- and nanoarchitectures are discussed, together with an overview of current progress in bioprinting tissue types relevant for plastic and reconstructive surgery...
September 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734751/how-many-people-work-in-your-operating-room-an-assessment-of-factors-associated-with-instrument-recounts-within-plastic-surgery
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Derek D Reformat, Joshua A David, J Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, Natalie M Plana, Annie Wang, Nicholas D Brownstone, Daniel J Ceradini
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative instrument recounts are performed to avoid retained foreign surgical items. These additional counts, however, beget risks of their own, including prolonged operative times, exposure to radiation, and increased cost. Our study aimed to identify factors that increase the likelihood of instrument recounts during plastic surgery procedures, and use our findings to guide potential solutions for preventing unnecessary recounts across all surgical fields. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective review of all plastic surgical cases in the main operating setting at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) between March 2014 and February 2015...
September 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728324/the-chicken-thigh-adductor-profundus-free-muscle-flap-a-novel-validated-non-living-microsurgery-simulation-training-model
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Georgios Pafitanis, Yasmine Serrar, Maria Raveendran, Ali Ghanem, Simon Myers
BACKGROUND: Simulation training is becoming an increasingly important component of skills acquisition in surgical specialties, including Plastic Surgery. Non-living simulation models have an established place in Plastic Surgical microsurgery training, and support the principles of replacement, reduction and refinement of animal use. A more sophisticated version of the basic chicken thigh microsurgery model has been developed to include dissection of a type 1-muscle flap and is described and validated here...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723767/return-of-the-cadaver-key-role-of-anatomic-dissection-for-plastic-surgery-resident-training
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Swenn Maxence Krähenbühl, Paul Čvančara, Thomas Stieglitz, Raphaël Bonvin, Murielle Michetti, Marjorie Flahaut, Sébastien Durand, Lina Deghayli, Lee Ann Applegate, Wassim Raffoul
Successful Plastic Surgery Residency training is subjected to evolving society pressure of lower hourly work weeks imposed by external committees, labor laws, and increased public awareness of patient care quality. Although innovative measures for simulation training of surgery are appearing, there is also the realization that basic anatomy training should be re-enforced and cadaver dissection is of utmost importance for surgical techniques.In the development of new technology for implantable neurostimulatory electrodes for the management of phantom limb pain in amputee patients, a design of a cadaveric model has been developed with detailed steps for innovative transfascicular insertion of electrodes...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655336/a-survey-of-current-state-of-training-of-plastic-surgery-residents
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Asra Hashmi, Faraz A Khan, Floyd Herman, Nathan Narasimhan, Shaher Khan, Carrie Kubiak, Eti Gursel, David A Edelman
BACKGROUND: Plastic surgery training is undergoing major changes however there is paucity of data detailing the current state of training as perceived by plastic surgical trainees. Our aim was to determine the quality of training as perceived by the current trainee pool and their future plans. METHODS: A 25-item anonymous survey with three discrete sections (demographics, quality of training, and post-graduate career plans) was developed and distributed to plastic surgery residents during the academic year 2013...
June 27, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648580/flowmetry-evolution-in-microvascular-surgery-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Georgios Pafitanis, Maria Raveendran, Simon Myers, Ali M Ghanem
This review aims to provide a summary of the flowmeter devices used in microvascular surgery and assesses their contribution to improving the clinical outcomes of free tissue transfer. Flowmeters are widely accepted as the standard method of intraoperative assessment of the patency of coronary vascular anastomoses, providing thresholds that predict outcome. There is limited evidence regarding the use of flow measurements in plastic surgery microvascular anastomoses; however, flowmetry appears to have some role in postoperative free flap monitoring and prevention of complications...
September 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526634/microsurgery-simulation-training-system-and-set-up-an-essential-system-to-complement-every-training-programme
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Dhalia Masud, Nadine Haram, Margarita Moustaki, Whitney Chow, Samer Saour, Pari Naz Mohanna
INTRODUCTION: Microsurgical techniques are essential in plastic surgery; however, inconsistent training practices, acquiring these skills can be difficult. To address this, we designed a standardised laboratory-based microsurgical training programme, which allows trainees to develop their dexterity, visuospatial ability, operative flow and judgement as separate components. METHOD: Thirty trainees completed an initial microsurgical anastomosis on a chicken femoral artery, assessed using the structured assessment of microsurgical skills (SAMS) method...
July 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486090/self-citation-rate-and-impact-factor-in-the-field-of-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery
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Shimpei Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: Journal ranking based on the impact factor (IF) can be distorted by self-citation. The aim of this study is to investigate the present status of self-citation in the plastic surgery journals and its effect on the journals' IFs. METHODS: IF, IF without self-citations (corrected IF), self-cited rate, and self-citing rate for 11 plastic surgery journals were investigated from 2009-2015, by reviewing the Journal Citation Report(®). The correlations of the IF with the self-cited rate and the self-citing rate were statistically assessed...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399607/surgeon-reported-needs-for-improved-training-in-identifying-and-managing-free-flap-compromise
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Catherine McMillan, Veerle D'Hondt, Alexandra H Marshall, Paul Binhammer, Joan Lipa, Laura Snell
Background This study examined the need for improved training in the identification and management of free flap (FF) compromise and assessed a potential role for simulated scenario training. Methods Online needs assessment surveys were completed by plastic surgeons and a subsample with expertise in microsurgery education participated in focus groups. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and mixed qualitative methods. Results In this study, 77 surgeons completed surveys and 11 experts participated in one of two focus groups...
July 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292569/indocyanine-green-applications-in-plastic-surgery-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Pierre Burnier, Jérémy Niddam, Romain Bosc, Barbara Hersant, Jean-Paul Meningaud
INTRODUCTION: Use of indocyanine green (ICG) near-infrared fluorescence as a dye to assess tissue vascularization is now well standardized. The aim of this literature review was to review and resume the most recent recommendations for ICG use in its plastic surgery applications. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed using Medline, EMBASE, and PubMed databases to obtain the latest recommendations for ICG in plastic surgery. Inclusion criteria were all articles written in English language that evaluated pre-, intra-, or postoperative ICG applications in surgical procedures usually performed by plastic surgeons...
June 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280722/tissue-engineered-solutions-in-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-principles-and-practice
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REVIEW
Sarah Al-Himdani, Zita M Jessop, Ayesha Al-Sabah, Emman Combellack, Amel Ibrahim, Shareen H Doak, Andrew M Hart, Charles W Archer, Catherine A Thornton, Iain S Whitaker
Recent advances in microsurgery, imaging, and transplantation have led to significant refinements in autologous reconstructive options; however, the morbidity of donor sites remains. This would be eliminated by successful clinical translation of tissue-engineered solutions into surgical practice. Plastic surgeons are uniquely placed to be intrinsically involved in the research and development of laboratory engineered tissues and their subsequent use. In this article, we present an overview of the field of tissue engineering, with the practicing plastic surgeon in mind...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251838/is-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-indispensable-for-saving-mutilated-hand-injuries
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I-Han Chiang, Yuan-Sheng Tzeng, Shun-Cheng Chang
Mutilated hand injuries are a profound challenge to the plastic surgeon, and such injuries often lead to limb loss and severe functional impairment. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) appears to counteract tissue hypoxia and stimulate acute wound healing. This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of HBOT as an adjunctive therapy in patients with a mutilated hand injury. Between January 2006 and December 2014, 45 patients with a mutilated hand injury were enrolled. After reconstruction or revascularisation, patients underwent 120 minutes of HBOT with oxygen at 2·5 atmospheres absolute while breathing 100% oxygen...
March 1, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033624/-plastic-surgery-in-palliative-care-report-on-the-consensus-workshop-of-the-37th-annual-meeting-of-the-german-language-group-for-microsurgery-of-the-peripheral-nerves-and-vessels-dam-2016-in-bochum
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A Daigeler, M Lehnhardt, S Bauer, S Goldhammer, P M Vogt
Introduction: At the consensus meeting on "Plastic Surgery in the Palliative Situation" at the 37th Annual Meeting of the DAM 2015 in Bochum, treatment options were discussed with oncologists and palliative care anesthesiologists and recommendations were given. Methods: The literature was reviewed and the results of the expert-meeting options and limits of therapy were illustrated. The role of plastic surgery for palliative care patients was pointed out and recommendations given for successful cooperative treatment...
December 2016: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978581/microsurgery-fellowship-selection-criteria-a-national-program-director-survey
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Francesco M Egro, Nathaniel A Blecher, Michael L Gimbel, Vu T Nguyen
Background Desirable candidate characteristics for microsurgery fellowship applicants still remain unclear, as no data are available in the literature. This study aims to provide information on the criteria that are used to select and rank applicants for the microsurgery fellowship match. Methods A 38-question survey was sent in April 2015 to all microsurgery fellowship directors (n = 36) involved in the U.S. match, using QuestionPro Software. The survey investigated various factors used for selection of applicants, including medical school, residency training, research experience, fellowship interview, and candidate characteristics...
March 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878799/microsurgery-robots-addressing-the-needs-of-high-precision-surgical-interventions
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Leonardo S Mattos, Darwin G Caldwell, Giorgio Peretti, Francesco Mora, Luca Guastini, Roberto Cingolani
Robotics has a significant potential to enhance the overall capacity and efficiency of healthcare systems. Robots can help surgeons perform better quality operations, leading to reductions in the hospitalisation time of patients and in the impact of surgery on their postoperative quality of life. In particular, robotics can have a significant impact on microsurgery, which presents stringent requirements for superhuman precision and control of the surgical tools. Microsurgery is, in fact, expected to gain importance in a growing range of surgical specialties as novel technologies progressively enable the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases at earlier stages...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857655/microsurgery-without-borders-new-limits-for-reconstruction-of-post-burn-sequelae-in-the-humanitarian-setting
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I Tocco-Tussardi, B Presman, M Cherubino, C Garusi, F Bassetto
Post-burn contractures account for up to 50% of the workload of a plastic surgery team volunteering in developing nations. Best possible outcome most likely requires extensive surgery. However, extensive approaches such as microsurgery are generally discouraged in these settings. We report two successful cases of severe hand contractures reconstructed with free flaps on a surgical mission in Kenya. Microsurgery can be safely performed in the humanitarian setting by an integration of: personal skills; technical means; education of local personnel; follow-up services; and an effective network for communication...
March 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818149/scientific-impact-of-presentations-from-the-euraps-and-the-aaps-meetings-a-10-year-review
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Hoda Khorasani, Mats Højbjerg Lassen, William Kuzon, Christian Bonde
INTRODUCTION: Presentation at scientific meetings is the usual first step to communicate new research findings. However, without subsequent, peer-reviewed publication, the wider propagation and the permanent documentation of important scholarly work may be lost. Our aim was to analyze and compare the publication status of the work presented at the European Association of Plastic Surgeons' (EURAPS) and at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons' (AAPS) annual meetings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: By using the abstract booklets from the annual meetings, all presentations given over a 10-year period (2000-2009) were analyzed...
January 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783014/practical-guidelines-for-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-free-tissue-transfer
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Joseph A Ricci, Kayva Crawford, Olivia A Ho, Bernard T Lee, Ketan M Patel, Matthew L Iorio
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism encompasses a spectrum of disease, ranging from asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis to fatal pulmonary embolism. As microsurgical techniques increase in complexity, the overriding benefit from a microsurgical versus a venous thromboembolism prophylactic regimen remains unclear. This study evaluated the current recommendations and procedure-specific strategies for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis with a focus on the utility of prophylaxis in microsurgical procedures...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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