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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028413/initial-assessment-treatment-and-follow-up-of-minor-pediatric-burn-wounds-in-four-patients-remotely-a-preliminary-communication
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Marek A Paul, Parisa Kamali, Ahmed M S Ibrahim, Caroline Medin, Bernard T Lee, Samuel J Lin
BACKGROUND: Close, multidisciplinary collaboration with burn experts is the essential strategy to achieve the best functional and esthetic outcomes in burn wound treatment. Management of minor burn injuries, where no specialized care is available, might be challenging. One concept to achieve a fast and timely result is the application of telemedicine. The objective of this study was to assess and develop a simple telemedicine protocol, which can be applied globally. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present a pilot study based on a pediatric population of four patients with minor burns...
October 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026812/medical-student-perception-of-plastic-surgery-and-the-impact-of-mainstream-media
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S J Fraser, S Al Youha, P J Rasmussen, J G Williams
BACKGROUND: Plastic surgery as a discipline is poorly understood by many, including primary care physicians, nurses, medical students, and the public. These misconceptions affect the specialty in a number of ways, including referral patterns and recruitment of medical students into residency programs. The reason for these commonly held misconceptions has not yet been addressed in the plastic surgery literature. As such, we assessed medical students' knowledge and perceptions of plastic surgery as a discipline and explored factors influencing these opinions...
February 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025217/use-of-lipotransfer-in-scleroderma
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Michelle F Griffin, Aurora Almadori, Peter E Butler
Lipotransfer for soft tissue filling is a well-established plastic and aesthetic surgical technique. Elective fat grafting is considered a safe and well-tolerated procedure. Coleman and others have reported that fat grafting may have tissue regenerative properties and not only serve as a soft tissue filler. There have been reports from our group and others that it may improve fibrosis secondary to many different pathological aetiologies including scleroderma, burn injury, lichen sclerosis, graft vs host disease, and radiation...
July 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024377/forcing-ladderenes-into-plastic-semiconductors-with-mechanochemistry
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Samuel W Thomas
May the force be with you: Xia, Burns, Martinez, and co-workers harnessed the ring strain of ladderenes to enable both their polymerization and mechanochemical unzipping to yield semiconducting polyacetylene-based block copolymers. These materials have promise as functional polymers for applications such as detection of physical stress.
October 11, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017800/plasticity-of-the-epigenome-during-early-life-stress
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REVIEW
S Barnett Burns, J Kasia Szyszkowicz, Giamal N Luheshi, Pierre-Eric Lutz, Gustavo Turecki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 7, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984537/neurosurgical-transection-of-the-breast-an-unexpected-extracranial-complication-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-insertion
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Molly Jakeman, Ranjeet Jeevan, Sasha C Burn, Sian Falder
Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement is among the most common surgical procedures undertaken by neurosurgeons. Complications arising from the thoracic portion of the shunt are relatively rare in comparison with those of the intraventricular and peritoneal portions. Disruption of primary breast development following VP shunt placement has not previously been reported. The authors describe the case of a 15-year-old girl referred to the plastic surgery department with a significant right breast deformity and associated asymmetry following VP shunt placement performed during the neonatal period...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969190/groin-flap-in-paediatric-age-group-to-salvage-hand-after-electric-contact-burn-challenges-and-experience
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Pradeep Gupta, Rakesh Singh Tawar, Manohar Malviya
INTRODUCTION: Electric contact burn is characterised by multiple wounds produced by entrance and exit of the current. Hand is most commonly involved in the same and children are particularly susceptible to such accidents. AIM: To document effectiveness and challenges associated with the use of groin flap as an initial definitive treatment of electric contact burn in paediatric age group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2015 to December 2016, 25 children up to 12 years of age, who were admitted at SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, after electric burn injury with hand defect and who were treated by pedicled groin flap at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, were included in the study...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953520/an-evaluation-of-different-bridging-techniques-for-short-nerve-gaps
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Imran Ahmad, Mohd Altaf Mir, Arshad Hafeez Khan
BACKGROUND: In this study, we investigated sensory and motor outcomes for different bridging techniques for short nerve gaps. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was conducted in the Postdoctoral Department of Burns, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery of our institution from August 2014 to May 2017. All patients with posttraumatic short nerve gaps of 3 cm or less of median, ulnar, and/or both in forearm and wrists were included in the study. Patients with known causes of neuropathies were excluded...
November 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947688/-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-orofacial-pain
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Masamichi Shinoda, Noboru Noma
"Pain" is one of body defense mechanisms and crucial for the life support. However, orofacial pain such as myofascial pain syndrome, burning mouth syndrome and trigeminal neuralgia plays no part in body defense mechanisms and requires therapeutic intervention. Recent studies have indicated that plastic changes in the activities of trigeminal neurons, satellite glial cells in trigeminal ganglion, secondary neurons, microglia and astrocytes in trigeminal spinal subnucleus following orofacial inflammation and trigeminal nerve injury are responsible for orofacial pain mechanisms...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918904/comparison-of-laser-doppler-imaging-ldi-and-clinical-assessment-in-differentiating-between-superficial-and-deep-partial-thickness-burn-wounds
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Saadia Nosheen Jan, Farid Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Mustehsan Bashir, Muneeb Nasir, Hamid Hussain Ansari, Hussan Birkhez Shami, Umer Nazir, Asif Hanif, Muhammad Sohail
PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION/STUDY: To compare the accuracy of Laser Doppler Imaging (LDI) and clinical assessment in differentiating between superficial and deep partial thickness burns to decide whether early tangential excision and grafting or conservative management should be employed to optimize burn and patient management. STUDY PERIOD: March 2015 to November 2016. METHODS/PROCEDURE DETAILS: Ninety two wounds in 34 patients reporting within 5days of less than 40% burn surface area were included...
September 14, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902023/novel-modality-for-neck-rejuvenation-a-prospective-multicenter-trial-of-percutaneous-radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-cervical-branch-of-the-facial-nerve
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Daniel Rivlin, D Ryan Skinner, Christina Y Steinmetz-Rodriguez, Jordan S Fabrikant, Marie A Stoddard, Jeffrey J So, Shauntell J Solomon, Ronald L Moy
BACKGROUND: Neck rejuvenation offers few modalities of treatments limited to either invasive plastic surgery or temporary neuromodulation using botulinum toxin. OBJECTIVE: To access the efficacy, longevity, and safety of percutaneous monopolar radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the cervical branch of the facial nerve innervating the platysma for neck rejuvenation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, multicenter trial enrolled 19 adult patients with noticeable platysmal banding at 2 different centers...
September 8, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888318/under-pressure-applying-practice-based-learning-and-improvement-to-the-treatment-of-chronic-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-burns
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REVIEW
Mihaela Rapolti, Cindy Wu, Olga A Schuth, Charles Scott Hultman
Chronic neuropathic pain after burn injury may have multiple causes, such as direct nerve injury, nerve compression, or neuroma formation, and can significantly impair quality of life and limit functional recovery. Management includes a team-based approach that involves close collaboration between occupational and physical therapists, plastic surgeons, and experts in chronic pain, from neurology, anesthesia, psychiatry, and physiatry. Carefully selected patients with an anatomic cause of chronic neuropathic pain unequivocally benefit from surgical intervention...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888303/fat-grafting-for-burn-traumatic-and-surgical-scars
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REVIEW
Rafi Fredman, Adam J Katz, Charles Scott Hultman
Fat grafting provides a reliable modality with expanding usefulness in reconstructive plastic surgery. Owing to its mechanical and theorized regenerative properties, adipose tissue can improve scar qualities and scar related symptoms when grafted adjacent to or within a scar. In this article, the literature describing the effect of fat grafting on various types of scars, current scientific understanding of fat grafting for scars, and our current approach to the management of problematic burn scars are reviewed...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877135/want-correct-percentage-of-tbsa-burned-let-a-layman-do-the-assessment
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Ilaria Tocco-Tussardi, Benjamin Presman, Fredrik Huss
Accurate determination of burn size significantly impacts both immediate management and long-term outcome. In the era of evidence-based medicine, the variability in TBSA% assessment shown by traditional methods may prove unacceptable and technology-aided systems become the "accepted standard." The objective of this study was to push this scenario to the limit by investigating the accuracy and consistency of TBSA% estimations using a computer-aided tool. Five Laymen (health care-burn management naïve people) were trained on the handling of the technology-aided assessment tool Burn Case 3D and asked to calculate TBSA% for 18 clinical pictures of burns with different patterns and sizes...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869387/report-on-the-observer-training-at-brooke-army-medical-center-in-san-antonio-texas-usa
#15
A Bajus
A short report describing the unique experience of visiting the famous Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio, Texas, USA and its Burn Center and Plastic Surgery Department in the period between June 27 and August 26, 2016.
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869383/experience-with-integra%C3%A2-at-the-prague-burns-centre-2002-2016
#16
R Zajíček, I Grossová, H Šuca, R Kubok, I Pafčuga
INTRODUCTION: Integra® dermal replacement has a wide spectrum of use both in burn medicine as well as in reconstructive plastic surgery and traumatology. Since 2002, it has been a part of surgical treatment of patients at Prague Burns Centre of the Královské Vinohrady Teaching Hospital. STUDY GROUP: Integra® was used in 47 patients in total between years 2002 and 2016. In this group there were 28 paediatric patients and 19 adult patients. Eleven children were operated during the reconstructive period, 8 children had an acute injury...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855688/maximizing-non-enzymatic-methods-for-harvesting-adipose-derived-stem-from-lipoaspirate-technical-considerations-and-clinical-implications-for-regenerative-surgery
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Barbara Bellei, Emilia Migliano, Marinella Tedesco, Silvia Caputo, Mauro Picardo
In the past decade, adipose tissue has become a highly interesting source of adult stem cells for plastic surgery and regenerative medicine. The adipose source offers two options for the isolation of regenerative cells: the enzymatic digestion an expensive time-consuming procedure lacking a common standard operating protocol, or the non-enzymatic dissociation methods based on mechanical forces to break the processed adipose tissue. Here, we propose innovative inexpensive non-enzymatic protocols to collect and concentrate clinically useful regenerative cells from adipose tissue by centrifugation of the infranatant fraction of lipoaspirate as first step, usually discarded as a byproduct of the surgical procedure, and by fat shaking and wash as second enrichment step...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852298/reconstructions-of-small-scalp-defects-with-step-flap
#18
Ali Ebrahimi, Nasrin Nejadsarvari, Azin Ebrahimi
INTRODUCTION: Defects of the scalp arise from several aetiologies including trauma, burn, injury, infection, radiation and surgical excision of tumours. Multiple options for reconstruction of scalp defects exist that included primary closure, skin grafts, local flaps, regional and distal free flaps. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective case-series study, which was carried out in the Department of Plastic Surgery of our Hospital. Step flap was used for small (2...
April 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835072/-advances-in-preparation-and-clinical-application-of-amniotic-membrane-graft
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S Q Zheng, T S Chen, S Z Ji, P F Luo, S C Xiao
Amniotic membrane has been used as wound dressing for more than 100 years. With the development of the preservation and preparation techniques, amniotic membrane is widely used in ophthalmology, burns, plastic surgery, dentistry, and neurosurgery. In recent years, as more and more amniotic membrane is used in chronic wounds, it will be a new treatment method for wounds. This paper is a brief review about advances in preparation and clinical application of amniotic membrane graft.
August 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826296/recent-progresses-in-plastic-surgery-using-adipose-derived-stem-cells-biomaterials-and-growth-factors
#20
Farshad Zarei, Babak Negahdari
Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a distinct specialty, which entails craniofacial and hand surgery; trauma, oncologic and congenital reconstruction; burn care, and aesthetic surgery. However, advances in nanotechnology have significantly affected wound management, skin care, implant and prosthetic design, tissue engineering, and drug delivery systems. Presently, plastic surgeons are applying the efficacy of stem cells (ADSCs), biomaterials and growth factors in different facets of plastic surgery. In this review, we will elucidate the applications of stem cells, biomaterials and growth factors in plastic surgeries...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Microencapsulation
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