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R Sacotte, N Fine, J Y Kim, M Alghoul, K Bethke, N Hansen, S A Khan, S Kulkarni, J B Strauss, J P Hayes, E D Donnelly
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Ian Chow, Mohammed S Alghoul, Nima Khavanin, Philip J Hanwright, Kristen E Mayer, Keith M Hume, Robert X Murphy, Karol A Gutowski, John Y S Kim
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April 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Ian Chow, Mohammed S Alghoul, Nima Khavanin, Philip J Hanwright, Kristen E Mayer, Keith M Hume, Robert X Murphy, Karol A Gutowski, John Y S Kim
BACKGROUND: No concrete data exist to support a specific volume at which liposuction becomes unsafe; surgeons rely on their own estimates, professional organization advisories, or institutional or government-imposed restrictions. This study represents the first attempt to quantify the comprehensive risk associated with varying liposuction volumes and its interaction with body mass index. METHODS: Suction-assisted lipectomies were identified from the Tracking Operations and Outcomes for Plastic Surgeons database...
September 2015: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Aiman Roslizar, M A Alghoul, B Bakhtyar, Nilofar Asim, K Sopian
Buildings are among the largest consumers of energy. Part of the energy is wasted due to the habits of users and equipment conditions. A solution to this problem is efficient energy usage. To this end, an energy audit can be conducted to assess the energy efficiency. This study aims to analyze the energy usage of a primary school and identify the potential energy reductions and cost savings. A preliminary audit was conducted, and several energy conservation measures were proposed. The energy conservation measures, with reference to the MS1525:2007 standard, were modelled to identify the potential energy reduction and cost savings...
2014: TheScientificWorldJournal
Sameer M Kapadia, Madeleine J Gust, Mohammed S Alghoul, Gregory A Dumanian
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April 2013: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Lauren M Mioton, Mohammed S Alghoul, John Y S Kim
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing scrutiny of surgical procedures, outpatient cosmetic surgery has an established record of safety and efficacy. A key measure in assessing surgical outcomes is the examination of readmission rates. However, there is a paucity of data on unplanned readmission following cosmetic surgery procedures. OBJECTIVES: The authors studied readmission rates for outpatient cosmetic surgery and compared the data with readmission rates for other surgical procedures...
February 2014: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Mohammed Alghoul, Salvatore J Pacella, W Thomas McClellan, Mark A Codner
Reconstruction of the eyelids after excision of skin cancer can be challenging. Knowledge of surgical eyelid anatomy and appropriate preoperative planning are critical in order to perform eyelid reconstruction and minimize complications and the need for reoperation. The fundamental principle for full-thickness eyelid reconstruction is based on reconstructing the subunits of the eyelid, including the anterior and posterior lamellae as well as the tarsoligamentous sling.
August 2013: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Mohammed Alghoul, Mark A Codner
The retaining ligaments of the face are important in understanding concepts of facial aging and rejuvenation. They are located in constant anatomic locations where they separate facial spaces and compartments. Their superficial extensions form subcutaneous septa that separate facial fat compartments. Their main significance relates to their surgical release in order to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome. Furthermore, they have a sentinel role in their anatomic relationship to facial nerve branches. When performing facial aesthetic surgery, plastic surgeons should select a plane of dissection, release the appropriate ligaments depending on the desired aesthetic goals, and avoid nerve injury by using the ligaments as anatomic landmarks...
August 1, 2013: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Mohammed Alghoul, Ozan Bitik, Jennifer McBride, James E Zins
BACKGROUND: The transition zone between cheek superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) and malar SMAS is difficult to raise because of proximity of zygomatic nerve branches. The authors attempted to clarify the three-dimensional anatomy of the retaining ligaments in relation to nerve branches in this area. METHODS: Facial dissection was performed on 22 cadaver hemifaces. The zygomatic and masseteric retaining ligaments and the zygomatic and buccal facial branches in the area of dissection were identified...
February 2013: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Mohammed Alghoul, Amanda Mendiola, Rahul Seth, Brian P Rubin, James E Zins, Anthony Calabro, Maria Siemionow, Shashidhar Kusuma
BACKGROUND: Autologous fat transplantation is a common technique for soft tissue augmentation in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery; however, the degree of fat graft take can be unpredictable. Hyaluronan has been shown to be a promising cell carrier in adipose tissue engineering. OBJECTIVES: The authors investigate the effect of a hyaluronan hydrogel on fat graft survival, angiogenesis, and volume maintenance in a rat model. METHODS: Fat was harvested from the groins of 27 rats, processed, and injected beneath the animals' dorsums to form 2 grafts: 1 containing fat alone and 1 containing fat and hyaluronan hydrogel in a 1:1 mix (fat-HA)...
July 2012: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Ahmed M Afifi, Mohammed Alghoul, Fatih Zor, Shashidhar Kusuma, James E Zins
BACKGROUND: Corrugator resection is an integral part of periorbital rejuvenation and can be accomplished through the open coronal, endoscopic, or transpalpebral technique. While most authors concur about the importance of corrugator resection during brow lift surgery, considerable debate remains regarding the efficacy and technical ease of muscle resection with these approaches. OBJECTIVES: The authors conducted a cadaver study to compare the completeness of resection of the corrugator muscle with the transpalpebral and endoscopic techniques...
February 2012: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Chad R Gordon, Mohammed Alghoul, Jonathan S Goldberg, Mutaz B Habal, Francis Papay
Dorsal nasal augmentation is commonly performed for various aesthetic deficiencies and/or reconstructive defects such as the saddle nose deformity. However, the optimal technique for volume augmentation has yet to be identified. The senior author (F.P.) has since developed a new modified technique using wrapped diced cartilage within an AlloDerm. This novel construct provides the plastic surgeon a smooth, convenient, pliable option with similar operative times as compared with other popular techniques. In summary, this technique has been proven to be successful in achieving attractive, safe, and acceptable outcomes in nasal dorsal configuration and overall patient satisfaction...
July 2011: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Mohammed S Alghoul, Chad R Gordon, Randal Yetman, Gregory M Buncke, Maria Siemionow, Ahmed M Afifi, Wong K Moon
Accomplishing successful microvascular anastomoses is undoubtedly one of the most critical steps in performing free tissue transfer. However, the ideal technique has often been a subject of debate. Therefore, our objective was to review the current literature in an attempt to find objective evidence supporting the superiority of one particular technique. A PubMed and OVID on-line search was performed in November 2007 using the following keywords: microvascular anastomoses, microsurgical anastomosis, continuous suture, interrupted suture, mattress suture, and sleeve anastomosis...
January 2011: Microsurgery
James E Zins, Mohammed Alghoul, Andrea Moreira Gonzalez, Patricia Strumble
BACKGROUND: Laser-assisted photoepilation has become the procedure of choice for permanent hair reduction. Our purpose was to evaluate patient satisfaction with the procedure using a diode-laser system. METHOD: A self-administered survey was mailed to 220 patients who underwent treatment between 2000 and 2004. These questions addressed the area treated, number of treatments received, postprocedure hair density, and overall satisfaction. RESULTS: Of 220 patients, 114 (52%) completed the survey...
March 2008: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Maria Siemionow, Mohammed Alghoul, Michal Molski, Galip Agaoglu
Surgical decompression of peripheral nerves in patients with diabetes was reported to restore sensation and improve function. In this study, a retrospective review of 12 diabetic and 20 nondiabetic patients with lower-extremity peripheral neuropathy who underwent surgical decompression was performed. Clinical evaluation by Tinel test, muscle power examination, and 2-point discrimination were performed preoperatively, at 6 months, and between 9 and 15 months postdecompression. Clinical outcomes were classified into excellent, good, or fair based on improvement in symptoms and return of function...
October 2006: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Mira Milas, Angela Mensah, Mohammed Alghoul, Eren Berber, Antonia Stephen, Allan Siperstein, Collin J Weber
BACKGROUND: Some have suggested that thyroid disease is even more prevalent among patients with hyperparathyroidism (HPT) than in the general population. We sought to define the incidence and optimal management strategies of thyroid disease in patients undergoing surgery for HPT. METHODS: Clinical characteristics were reviewed for 1200 consecutive HPT patients treated at two endocrine surgery referral centers from 1992-2003. Both centers practice bilateral neck exploration, and one routinely obtains preoperative neck ultrasound (US) performed by surgeons...
September 2005: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Allan Siperstein, Eren Berber, Richard Mackey, Mohammed Alghoul, Kristin Wagner, Mira Milas
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the ability of localizing studies and rapid intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) to predict the success of a limited approach in patients who then underwent bilateral exploration. METHODS: Preoperative sestamibi-iodine subtraction scan and neck ultrasonography (US) were used to direct a focal (1-gland) and unilateral (1-sided) parathyroid exploration by using rapid intraoperative PTH determinations in 350 patients with sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism...
October 2004: Surgery
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