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Zomerlei Terri A TA Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners Plastic Surgery Residency in affilation with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MI, - - 2013
Upper arm deformities secondary to massive weight loss or senile elastosis have led to an increased demand for aesthetic contouring procedures such as brachioplasty. The records of all patients who underwent a brachioplasty procedure from a multipractice medical center were reviewed. Outcomes measured included patient demographics, operative interventions, and postoperative ...
Nuzzi Laura C LC Adolescent Breast Clinic, the Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, and the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the physical and psychosocial impact of gynecomastia and its severity on adolescents seeking treatment as compared with healthy adolescent males. The following surveys were administered to adolescents with gynecomastia and healthy male controls, aged 12 to 21 years: Short Form-36 Version 2, ...
Mofid M Mark MM Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, - - 2013
Enhancement of buttock volume with gluteal silicone implants has been performed by surgeons for over 30 years, but no studies have examined complication rates or outcomes of more than single-surgeon experiences. Numerous technical differences in how gluteal augmentation surgery with implants is performed also exist, and to date, surgeon preferences ...
Kao Huang-Kai HK Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA, - - 2013
Chronic wounds are biochemically complex and are associated with insufficient cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and extracellular matrix remodeling. The mechanisms by which pulsed radiofrequency energy modulates wound healing are still unclear. Db/db mice were wounded and exposed to pulsed radiofrequency energy. Gross closure, cell proliferation, and morphometric analysis of CD31-stained wound ...
MacIsaac Zoe M ZM Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa, - - 2013
Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) has been shown to be an effective therapy in the acute calvarial defect wound and in calvarial defects complicated by chronic scar and radiation. The authors assessed the effectiveness of rhBMP-2-mediated bone regeneration in calvarial defects complicated by durectomy. Sixteen adult New Zealand White ...
Romeo Marco M Department of Psychology, University of Fribourg, Scotland. - - 2013
Irreversible facial paralysis can be surgically treated by importing both a new neural and a new motor muscle supply. Various donor nerves can be used. If a nerve supply other than the facial nerve is used, the patient has to adapt to generate a smile. If branches of the fifth ...
de Kraker Marjolein M Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. - - 2013
Pollicization of the index finger is a well-established treatment in type IIIB to type V hypoplastic thumbs. However, there is a lack of quantitative outcome studies, and little is known about the outcome differences between patients with mild and severe longitudinal radial deficiencies. Therefore, the aim of this study was ...
Zhang Yi Xin YX Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, - - 2013
The reverse posterior interosseous artery perforator flap is useful for covering defects over the distal forearm, wrist, and hand, but some of its major limitations include short vascular pedicle, inadequate distal reach, difficult pedicle dissection, and risk of venous congestion. Some of these drawbacks have been overcome with refinements over ...
Seruya Mitchel M Department of Plastic Surgery, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 20010, - - 2013
Intensive care unit admission following fronto-orbital advancement for craniosynostosis is routine at most institutions. The authors determined the frequency of postoperative events requiring intensive care unit care that justify this practice. Infants with craniosynostosis who underwent primary fronto-orbital advancement at a single institution from 1997 to 2011 were included. Patient ...
Persichetti Paolo P Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit and CIR, Laboratory of Chemistry and Biomaterial, Campus Bio-Medico di Roma University, Rome, - - 2013
In the last decade, an increase in complications related to dermal filler injections has been reported, especially in patients who underwent multiple treatments with different products. Imaging or histological examinations may suggest what kind of substance was used, but none can precisely identify the biomaterial. The aim of this study ...
Menick Frederick J - - 2013
Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Examine a nasal defect to determine its true dimension and outline and plan the appropriate timing of reconstruction. 2. Develop a surgical plan to restore normal dimension, volume, symmetry, and outline. 3. Determine the need for local ...
Vyas Raj M RM Global Smile Foundation, USA. - - 2013
Many health organizations sponsor overseas surgical outreach initiatives, yet none has published a standardized protocol to prevent and manage unforeseen emergencies. Surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and administrators-working together on a brief overseas humanitarian initiative-benefit from education and training to maximize their collective emergency responsiveness. This article outlines the emergency response protocol ...
Bastidas Nicholas - - 2013
Surgical reconstruction of an earlobe requires adequate support without sacrificing the delicacy necessary for an attractive result. A two-stage ear lobule reconstruction using a mastoid skin pocket and cartilage from the nasal septum was performed in six patients. The earlobe aesthetics were acceptable and allowed ear piercing. There were no ...
Zandieh Stephanie O SO Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York University School of Medicine, - - 2013
The role of adenotonsillectomy in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with craniosynostosis is not well established. A retrospective review was conducted of all children with syndromic craniosynostosis (Apert, Crouzon, and Pfeiffer syndromes) seen at Boston Children's Hospital from January 2001 through April 2011. The primary outcome measure ...
Yu Benny T BT Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, E-Da Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung City 824, - - 2013
The skin texture of the internal mammary artery perforator flap closely resembles that in the face and neck, making it the perfect source of tissue for head and neck reconstruction. In this article, the authors describe their experience in recent application of this flap in head and neck reconstruction and ...
Yang Xiaodong X Department of Hand and Foot Surgery, Yiwu Central Hospital, Wenzhou Medical College, People’s Republic of - - 2013
There is a dearth of detailed published work on anterolateral leg perforators. The authors fully documented the vascular basis of the anterolateral leg perforator flap and report its use in reconstruction of distal extremities. Anterolateral leg perforators were investigated in 25 fresh cadavers and 10 casts of arteries. Fresh cadavers ...
Giladi Aviram M AM Department of Surgery, Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5340, - - 2013
Although numerous studies have investigated long-term outcomes after surgical treatment of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow with simple decompression, no study has evaluated the trend of postoperative recovery. The authors assessed timing of recovery after simple decompression for ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. The five-center Surgery of the Ulnar Nerve ...
Thomas Marc D MD Pediatric Dentistry and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520, - - 2013
Normal nasolabial anatomy has received little attention in infants younger than 1 year. However, the notion of an ideal lip and nose is critical to reconstruction of this region, especially for cleft lip and nose repair. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively define the normal nasolabial anatomy in ...
Bassetto Franco F Institute of Plastic Surgery, University of Padova, - - 2013
No perfect solution yet exists for dermal fillers. The authors hypothesized that autologous dermis can be processed in an operator-friendly manner and adopted in selected patients as a filler, following the principle of replacing "like with like." The authors designed a prototype "cutting chamber" to morsel dermis into an injectable ...
Mioton Lauren M LM Vanderbilt School of Medicine, - - 2013
Panniculectomy can improve quality of life in morbidly obese patients, but its functional benefits are counterbalanced by relatively high complication rates. The authors endeavored to determine the impact of plastic surgery training on panniculectomy outcomes. A retrospective review was performed of the prospectively maintained American College of Surgeons National Surgical ...
Kim Tae Kyun - - 2013
PURPOSE: This systematic review was undertaken to answer three specific questions relating to the clinical values of tranexamic acid (TNA) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA): (1) Whether there are differences in blood-saving effects between the systemic and topical administrations; (2) Whether blood-saving effects of TNA differ by doses and timings ...
Liu Xiaotong - - 2013
We previously reported that oroxylin A, a γ-aminobutyric acid A (GABAA) receptor antagonist, ameliorates drugs-induced memory impairments. We synthesized several oroxylin A derivatives in efforts to find a substance that has pro-cognitive effects as well as improves sensorimotor gating. The aim of the present study is to investigate the effect ...
Baek Minki - - 2013
PURPOSE: We investigated the treatment outcomes according to neuropathic bladder sphincter dysfunction (NBSD) type after oral oxybutynin (OBT) treatment in children with NBSD caused by myelodysplasia. METHODS: Among 334 pediatric patients who were diagnosed with NBSD caused by myelodysplasia, only children treated with oral OBT for more than 1 year with ...
Aggarwal Amita - - 2013
Antibodies to citrullinated peptides(ACPA) have high specificity for diagnosis and prognosis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ACPA are of IgG isotype and have an association with shared epitope-bearing HLA DR allele, suggesting that T cell help is needed for their generation. In mice models, T cell reactive to citrullinated self-peptide have ...
Lerche Catharina M - - 2013
It is well known that excessive X-ray radiation can cause non-melanoma skin cancers. With the increased incidence of sun-related skin cancer there is a need to investigate the combination of sunlight and X-rays. Immunocompetent C3.Cg/TifBomTac mice (n = 298) were divided into 12 groups. Mice were irradiated with 12, 29 or 50 kV ...
Hershman Dawn L - - 2013
In 2006, the IOM released a report citing the importance of "survivorship plans" to improve quality of life and care coordination for cancer survivors, but little has been done to evaluate their efficacy. Women with early-stage breast cancer were randomized within 6 weeks of completing adjuvant therapy to a survivorship intervention ...
White Ann L - - 2013
Isotype plays a crucial role in therapeutic monoclonal antibody (mAb) function, mediated in large part through differences in Fcγ receptor (FcγR) interaction. Monoclonal Abs such as rituximab and alemtuzumab, which bind target cells directly, are designed for efficient recruitment of immune effector cells through their activatory FcγR engagement to mediate ...
Hata Taishi - - 2013
PURPOSE: A number of clinical trials, including the FIRIS study, have shown that S-1 plus irinotecan (IRIS) is safe and effective in patients with colorectal cancer. Several different treatment protocols for IRIS are commonly used in Japan, besides the one used in the FIRIS study. This study was designed to ...
Trouilloud P - - 2013
We describe our experience with a new system of patient-specific template called Personal Fit(®), which is unique in shoulder surgery and used in combination with Duocentric(®) prosthesis. The reverse prosthesis's concept is the invention of Paul Grammont, developed with Grammont's team of Dijon University as from 1981, which led to ...
Huang Jian Yu - - 2013
The ability to form tiny droplets of liquids and control their movements is important in printing or patterning, chemical reactions and biological assays. So far, such nanofluidic capabilities have principally used components such as channels, nozzles or tubes, where a solid encloses the transported liquid. Here, we show that liquids ...
Nozawa Ryu-Suke - - 2013
Human inactive X chromosome (Xi) forms a compact structure called the Barr body, which is enriched in repressive histone modifications such as trimethylation of histone H3 Lys9 (H3K9me3) and Lys27 (H3K27me3). These two histone marks are distributed in distinct domains, and X-inactive specific transcript (XIST) preferentially colocalizes with H3K27me3 domains. ...
Wakasugi Masaki - - 2013
This report addresses whether it is safe to perform totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair for patients taking antithrombotic agents. Between January 2011 and June 2012, 77 patients (70 men, 7 women) underwent TEP repair at Osaka Police Hospital, 22 (28.6 %) of whom had been treated with antithrombotic drugs preoperatively. ...
Scholtysek Carina - - 2013
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) act as metabolic sensors and central regulators of fat and glucose homeostasis. Furthermore, PPARγ has been implicated as major catabolic regulator of bone mass in mice and humans. However, a potential involvement of other PPAR subtypes in the regulation of bone homeostasis has remained elusive. Here ...
Keizman Daniel - - 2013
One third of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) suffer from bone metastases. Skeletal involvement in RCC is associated with the occurrence of skeletal-related events, and may negatively impact on the outcome of patients treated with systemic therapies. In patients with RCC and bone metastases, therapies that inhibit osteoclasts, ...
Wang Li - - 2013
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are believed to be responsible for tumor metastasis, recurrence, and high mortality of cancer patients due to their high tumorigenicity resistance to chemo-radiotherapy. Morusin possesses anti-cancer activity through attenuation of NF-κB activity, which is up-regulated in cancer stem cells. The purpose of this study is to ...
Raudino Francesco - - 2013
The Alzheimer's disease is considered a progressive cognitive disorder; however, several non-cognitive symptoms accompany all stages of the disease, appearing at times before the cognitive symptoms become manifest. This article reviews the literature on non-cognitive symptoms normally related to the Alzheimer's disease, including gait and balance dysfunction, olfactory dysfunction, diabetes, ...
Sinha Ranjita - - 2013
Polyamines play very important role in various cellular metabolic functions, including floral induction, floral differentiation and fertility regulation. In the present study, S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase (SAMDC), a key gene involved in polyamine biosynthesis, has been targeted in tapetal tissue of tomato using RNAi to examine its effect on tapetum development and ...
Dallas Tad - - 2013
Macroparasites are commonly aggregated on a small subset of a host population. Previous explanations for this aggregation relate to differences in immunocompetence or the degree to which hosts encounter parasites. We propose active tick host choice through chemical attraction as a potential mechanism leading to aggregated tick burdens. We test ...
Mohideen Mazlin - - 2013
A series of six/five member (E/Z)-Goniothalamin analogs were synthesized from commercially available (3,4-dihydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)methanol/5-(hydroxymethyl)dihydrofuran-2(3H)-one in three steps with good to moderate overall yields and their cytotoxicity against lymphoblastic leukemic T cell line (Jurkat E6.1) have been evaluated. Among the synthesized analogs, (Z)-Goniothalamin appeared to be the most active in cytotoxicity (IC50 = 12 μM). ...
Son You Hwa - - 2013
Over-expression of protein kinase CK2 is highly linked to the survival of cancer cells and the poor prognosis of patients with cancers. CX-4945, a potent and selective orally bioavailable ATP-competitive inhibitor of CK2, inhibits the oncogenic cellular events such as proliferation and angiogenesis, and the increase of tumor growth in ...
Hida Akira I - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The Ki67 labeling index (LI) reflects the proliferative activity of breast cancers and defines luminal A and B tumors; however, no detailed method to measure Ki67 has been standardized. Here, we propose a fast and easy way to evaluate Ki67. METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor ...
Flores-Monterroso Aranzazu - - 2013
Ectomycorrhizal associations are of major ecological importance in temperate and boreal forests. The development of a functional ectomycorrhiza requires many genetic and biochemical changes. In this study, suppressive subtraction hybridization was used to identify differentially expressed genes in the roots of maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Aiton) inoculated with Laccaria bicolor, ...
Kampfrath T - - 2013
In spin-based electronics, information is encoded by the spin state of electron bunches. Processing this information requires the controlled transport of spin angular momentum through a solid, preferably at frequencies reaching the so far unexplored terahertz regime. Here, we demonstrate, by experiment and theory, that the temporal shape of femtosecond ...
Hurley Judith - - 2013
Triple-negative breast cancers comprise about 20 % of breast cancers. They have poor prognosis and have no standard therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate pathologic complete response (pCR), progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS) in patients with TNBC treated with neoadjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy. This is a retrospective ...
Bouchet Renaud - - 2013
Electrochemical energy storage is one of the main societal challenges of this century. The performances of classical lithium-ion technology based on liquid electrolytes have made great advances in the past two decades, but the intrinsic instability of liquid electrolytes results in safety issues. Solid polymer electrolytes would be a perfect ...
Hajizadeh Mohammad - - 2013
This study examines trends in socioeconomic-related inequalities in obesity risk among Canadian adults (aged 18-65 years) from 2000 to 2010 using five nationally representative Canadian Community Health Surveys (CCHSs). We employed the concentration index (C) to quantify the socioeconomic inequalities in obesity risk across different demographic groups and geographic regions in ...
Russo Eleonora - - 2013
Radioiodide ((131)I) is routinely used for the treatment of toxic adenoma, Graves' disease, and for ablation of thyroid remnant after thyroidectomy in patients with thyroid cancer. The toxic effects of ionizing radiations on living cells can be mediated by a necrotic and/or apoptotic process. The involvement of apoptosis in radiation-induced ...
Chi Yanling - - 2013
PURPOSE: Our aim is to develop an automatic method which can detect diverse focal liver lesions (FLLs) in 3D CT volumes. METHOD:    A hybrid generative-discriminative framework is proposed. It first uses a generative model to describe non-lesion components and then identifies all candidate FLLs within a 3D liver volume by ...
Arozullah Ahsan M - - 2013
Juridical councils that render rulings on bioethical issues for Muslims living in non-Muslim lands may have limited familiarity with the foundational concept of wilāyah (authority and governance) and its implications for their authority and functioning. This paper delineates a Sunni Māturīdi perspective on the concept of wilāyah, describes how levels ...
Reichl Tobias - - 2013
PURPOSE   : Flexible fiber-optic bronchoscopy is a widespread medical procedure for the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases. Navigation systems are needed to track the flexible endoscope within the bronchial tree. Electromagnetic (EM) tracking is currently the only technology used clinically for this purpose. The registration between EM tracking and patient ...
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