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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816489/the-path-to-an-autism-spectrum-disorders-diagnosis-in-ethiopia-parent-perspective
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Waganesh A Zeleke, Tammy Hughes, Morgan Chitiyo
This study explores the common characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and the available diagnostic and intervention currently practiced for children with ASDs in Ethiopia based on parents' experience. Data gathered from 100 parents in Ethiopia detail the difficulties families face when they suspect their child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The data indicate Ethiopian parents pursued a diagnosis of ASD after noting common ASD behaviors such as hand flapping and unusual attachments to objects...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796109/resurfacing-of-the-mid-and-lower-faces-by-preexpanded-supraclavicular-flap
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Muxin Zhao, Yangqun Li, Lisi Xu, Zhe Yang, Chunmei Hu, Yong Tang, Wen Chen, Ning Ma, Weixin Wang, Jun Feng
Extensive scarring and giant nevi on the mid and lower faces places further demands on scar resurfacing in terms of match, size, and thickness. The area of supraclavicular cervical flap is rather limited, but the expansion could expand its utility in facial resurfacing.Rectangular expanders were inserted via the incisions at the upper fringes of clavicles, and implanted under supraclavicular flap areas. After full expansion, the flap based on supraclavicular artery was elevated to cover the defects left by surgical removal of scar or tumor...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796100/single-stage-reconstruction-of-eyebrow-defect-using-a-v-y-advancement-pedicle-flap-based-on-the-orbicularis-oculi-muscle
#3
Hai-Peng Liu, Ying Shao, Duo Zhang
Eyebrows play an important role in face expression and facial mimics by virtue of muscle contraction. Defects or deformity of the eyebrows result in abnormal facial expressions, and may lead to aesthetic issues for patients. The objective of this study is to report the case of a patient, with a congenital skin pigmented nevus at the right side of the eyebrow treated with direct surgical resection and followed by immediate reconstruction of the eyebrow with a V-Y advancement pedicle flap based on the orbicularis oculi muscle...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794226/asymmetry-costs-effects-of-wing-damage-on-hovering-flight-performance-in-the-hawkmoth-manduca-sexta
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María José Fernández, M Ellis Driver, Tyson L Hedrick
Flight performance is fundamental to the fitness of flying organisms. Whilst airborne, flying organisms face unavoidable wing wear and wing area loss. Many studies have tried to quantify consequences of wing area loss to flight performance with varied results; suggesting that not all types of damage are equal and different species may have different means compensating for some forms of wing damage with little to no cost. Here, we investigate the cost of control during hovering flight with damaged wings, specifically wings with asymmetric and symmetric reductions in area, by measuring maximum load lifting capacity and the metabolic power of hovering flight in hawkmoths (Manduca sexta)...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791472/keloid-skin-flap-retention-and-resurfacing-in-facial-keloid-treatment
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Shu Liu, Weizhong Liang, Kexin Song, Youbin Wang
OBJECTIVE: Facial keloids commonly occur in young patients. Multiple keloid masses often converge into a large lesion on the face, representing a significant obstacle to keloid mass excision and reconstruction. We describe a new surgical method that excises the keloid mass and resurfaces the wound by saving the keloid skin as a skin flap during facial keloid treatment. METHODS: Forty-five patients with facial keloids were treated in our department between January 2013 and January 2016...
August 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759871/dna-origami-nanorobot-fiber-optic-genosensor-to-tmv
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Emanuela Torelli, Marisa Manzano, Sachin K Srivastava, Robert S Marks
In the quest of greater sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic systems, one continually searches for alternative DNA hybridization methods, enabling greater versatility and where possible field-enabled detection of target analytes. We present, herein, a hybrid molecular self-assembled scaffolded DNA origami entity, intimately immobilized via capture probes linked to aminopropyltriethoxysilane, onto a glass optical fiber end-face transducer, thus producing a novel biosensor. Immobilized DNA nanorobots with a switchable flap can then be actuated by a specific target DNA present in a sample, by exposing a hemin/G-quadruplex DNAzyme, which then catalyzes the generation of chemiluminescence, once the specific fiber probes are immersed in a luminol-based solution...
July 21, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756096/endoscopic-contralateral-transmaxillary-approach-for-pterygoid-process-osteotomy-in-total-maxillectomy-a-technical-case-report
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Toyoyuki Hanazawa, Kazuki Yamasaki, Hideaki Chazono, Yoshitaka Okamoto
An approach for total maxillectomy with endoscopic transection of the pterygoid process via the contralateral maxillary sinus is described. In total maxillectomy, the resection of the pterygoid process of the sphenoid is a key step for successful resection. However, a conventional craniofacial approach requires extensive incision in the face, elevation of the lateral cheek flap. Even after elevation of the lateral cheek flap, visualization of this region is not good. An endoscopic approach through the contralateral maxillary sinus improved visualization of the pterygoid process, and osteotomy using a diamond-drilling bar was successfully performed...
July 26, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749842/reconstruction-of-large-postburn-facial-scalp-scars-by-expanded-pedicled-deltopectoral-flap-and-random-scalp-flap-technique-improvements-to-enlarge-the-reconstructive-territory
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Xianjie Ma, Yang Li, Weiyang Li, Chaohua Liu, Pai Peng, Baoqiang Song, Wensen Xia, Chenggang Yi, Kaihua Lu, Yingjun Su
The scars of face and scalp caused by burning often show as 1 large facial-scalp scar. The deltopectoral flap was recognized as one of the first choices for the facial scar reconstruction. However, this flap cannot cross the level of zygomatic arch traditionally when it was transferred with pedicle. When the flap reconstructed the facial-scalp scars with expanded random scalp flap, another flap was often needed to reconstruct the remaining temple and forehead scars. The authors reviewed 24 patients of large facial-scalp scars reconstructed by expanded pedicled deltopectoral flap and scalp flap with several technique improvements...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746417/immunological-and-inflammatory-mapping-of-vascularized-composite-allograft-rejection-processes-in-a-rat-model
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Or Friedman, Narin Carmel, Meirav Sela, Ameen Abu Jabal, Amir Inbal, Moshe Ben Hamou, Yakov Krelin, Eyal Gur, Nir Shani
BACKGROUND: Hand and face vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is an evolving and challenging field with great opportunities. During VCA, massive surgical damage is inflicted on both donor and recipient tissues, which may contribute to the high VCA rejection rates. To segregate between the damage-induced and rejection phase of post-VCA responses, we compared responses occurring up to 5 days following syngeneic versus allogeneic vascularized groin flap transplantations, culminating in transplant acceptance or rejection, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734993/esthetically-favorable-surgical-alternative-for-the-removal-of-sinonasal-malignant-tumors-the-modified-facial-degloving-technique
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REVIEW
Gábor Vass, Zsolt Bella, Zoltán Tóbiás, Attila Nagy, László Iván, László Rovó
PURPOSE: The widely used external approach (Weber-Fergusson incision) for the removal of maxillary ethmoid tumors leaves stigmatizing scars and deformities on the patient's face. As an alternative technique, the scarless facial degloving approach was first described in the 1970s; since then, several modifications have been developed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors have been using a modified facial degloving technique for 7 years to remove maxillary ethmoid tumors...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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/28728320/temple-and-postauricular-dissection-in-face-and-neck-lift-surgery
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Joo Heon Lee, Tae Suk Oh, Sung Wan Park, Jae Hoon Kim, Tanvaa Tansatit
Periauricular paresthesia may afflict patients for a significant amount of time after facelift surgery. When performing face and neck lift surgery, temple and posterior auricular flap dissection is undertaken directly over the auriculotemporal, great auricular, and lesser occipital nerve territory, leading to potential damage to the nerve. The auriculotemporal nerve remains under the thin outer superficial fascia just below the subfollicular level in the prehelical area. To prevent damage to the auriculotemporal nerve and to protect the temporal hair follicle, the dissection plane should be kept just above the thin fascia covering the auriculotemporal nerve...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717295/animal-inflicted-maxillofacial-injuries-treatment-modalities-and-our-experience
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Anjani Kumar Yadav, Mehul Rajesh Jaisani, Leeza Pradhan, Ashok Dongol, Arpita Singh, Pradeep Acharya, Alok Sagtani
INTRODUCTION: Animal inflicted injuries to the face and neck are becoming much more common as people lavish affection on pets. Injuries caused by animal attacks to the face can cause complex injuries to soft and hard tissues, presented as perforations, lacerations, crushes, avulsion or fractures. An uncountable number of bacteria and virus can be found in such injuries, with a potential pathological effect to humans, regarding infections. Although the infection rate is low due to excellent blood supply to face, the injuries have disfiguring effect with possible psychological repercussion to the patients...
September 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708657/reconstruction-of-facial-cervical-scars-with-pedicled-expanded-deltopectoral-flap
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Xianjie Ma, Yang Li, Weiyang Li, Chaohua Liu, Hengxin Liu, Ping Xue, Jiangbo Cui
The facial-cervical scars bring the suffering to the patients both physically and mentally. Choosing a proper donor soft tissue is always one of the critical issues, especially to Asian patients. Among the common used donor sites, the deltopectoral site was conceived as the most suitable donor tissue for the reconstruction in face and neck for its adjacent site and match in color and texture. There were 220 patients with facial-cervical scars reconstructed by the pedicled expanded deltopectoral flap between 2007 through 2015 in the authors' hospital...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692739/analysis-of-retinal-architectural-changes-using-intraoperative-oct-following-surgical-manipulations-with-membrane-flex-loop-in-the-discover-study
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Atsuro Uchida, Sunil K Srivastava, Justis P Ehlers
Purpose: We investigate acute retinal alterations identified on intraoperative optical coherence tomography (iOCT) immediately following surgical intervention with the Finesse Flex Loop for vitreoretinal interface disorders. Methods: The Determination of feasibility of Intraoperative Spectral domain microscope Combined/integrated OCT Visualization during En face Retinal and ophthalmic surgery (DISCOVER) study is a prospective multisurgeon intraoperative OCT clinical study...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692516/clinical-application-of-the-pedicled-buccal-fat-pad-flap-in-immediate-reconstruction-of-oral-tissue-defects-in-oral-surgery
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Youmei Zhang, Xiaoqiang Zhao, Shuai Fu, Yong Wu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to present a new immediate reconstructive option for oral tissue defects with a pedicled buccal fat pad flap in oral surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen cases (10 males, 5 females; mean age: 50 years) suffering from oral tumor and attending the Affiliated Stomatology Hospital of Kunming Medical University were included in this study. All patients underwent immediate repair surgery involving a pedicled buccal fat pad graft in oral surgery, from July 2013 to August 2016...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691469/nasal-reconstruction-our-experience
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A Baj, A Russillo, E Segna, M Romano, A Bolzoni, F J Silvestre, A B Giannì, G A Beltramini
The nose is a critically important aesthetic and functional portion of the face. We can explore nasal defects following trauma or tumor resections. Reconstructive techniques based on primary closure, skin graft, local flap, regional flap and microvascular free tissue transfer provides an algorithmic framework applicable to any reconstructive problem. From 2010 to 2016, 33 patients were treated with nasal reconstruction. Malignant tumor resection was the main cause of nasal defect. The most common tumor resected was BCC (basal cell carcinoma) followed by SCC (squamous cell carcinoma)...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684338/midface-rejuvenation-surgery-combining-preperiosteal-midcheek-lift-lower-blepharoplasty-with-orbital-fat-preservation-and-autologous-fat-grafting
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H Chatel, B Hersant, R Bosc, S La Padula, J P Meningaud
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe a technique for midface rejuvenation combining lower blepharoplasty, midcheek lift and autologous fat transfer. METHODS: All patients who underwent a midface rejuvenation procedure performed by the same surgeon and using a classic subciliary blepharoplasty surgical approach were identified. The technique combined three distinct procedures: lower blepharoplasty with use of a transposition flap of orbital adipose tissue in the medial and central compartment to reduce the subpalpebral bags and attenuate the palpebrojugual sulcus; midcheek lift in the preperiosteal plane with trans-osseous fixation exerting traction on the soft tissues of the cheek along several vectors; autologous fat transfer to offset the loss of volume in the target area...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682018/vascular-displacement-in-idiopathic-macular-hole-after-single-layered-inverted-internal-limiting-membrane-flap-surgery
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Jae Jung Lee, In Ho Lee, Keun Heung Park, Kang Yeun Pak, Sung Who Park, Ik Soo Byon, Ji Eun Lee
PURPOSE: To compare vascular displacement in the macula after surgical closure of idiopathic macular hole (MH) after single-layered inverted internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap technique and conventional ILM removal. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients who underwent either vitrectomy and ILM removal only or vitrectomy with single-layered inverted ILM flap for idiopathic MH larger than 400 μm from 2012 to 2015. A customized program compared the positions of the retinal vessels in the macula between preoperative and postoperative photographs...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676167/reconstruction-of-mohs-defects-of-the-lips-and-chin
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REVIEW
Yuna C Larrabee, Jeffrey S Moyer
Reconstruction of defects of the lips after Mohs micrographic surgery should encompass functional and aesthetic concerns. The lower lip and chin compose two-thirds of the lower portion of the face. The focus of this article is local tissue transfer for primarily cutaneous defects after Mohs surgery. Various flaps exist for repair. For small defects, elliptical excision with primary closure is a viable option. During reconstruction of the lip, all of the involved layers need to be addressed, including mucosa, muscle, and the vermillion or cutaneous lip...
August 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
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