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Swanson Eric E Swanson Center 11413 Ash Street Leawood, Kan. 66211. - - 2013
Despite the popularity of breast augmentation, limited information is available evaluating this procedure from the patient's perspective. No existing studies assess patient-reported data prospectively in a large number of consecutive patients with a high inclusion rate, as required by evidence-based medicine. This prospective outcome study was undertaken to obtain this ...
Gart Michael S MS Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 675 North St. Clair Street, Galter Suite 19-250, Chicago, Ill. 60611, - - 2013
Breast implant procedures are commonly performed using general anesthesia; however, patient apprehension, the potential for improved safety, lower costs, and faster recovery times have increased interest in the use of conscious sedation in plastic surgery. The authors examined the safety and efficacy of breast implant procedures performed under conscious sedation ...
Kotsis Sandra V SV University of Michigan Health System Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109-0340, - - 2013
The traditional method of teaching in surgery is known as "see one, do one, teach one." However, many have argued that this method is no longer applicable, mainly because of concerns for patient safety. The purpose of this article is to show that the basis of the traditional teaching method ...
de Oliveira Riza Rute RR Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, State University of Campinas, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Campinas, São Paulo, - - 2013
Mastectomy negatively affects scapulothoracic and glenohumeral kinematics. Breast reconstructive methods such as the latissimus dorsi flap can result in anatomical modifications that may in theory further affect the shoulder apparatus. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction on the recovery of shoulder ...
Fischer John P JP Division of Plastic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, PA 19104, USA. - - 2013
The authors' institution has seen an increase in obese and morbidly obese patients seeking autologous breast reconstruction. The authors provide a comprehensive outcome analysis of patients undergoing abdominally based autologous breast reconstruction. The authors identified obese patients receiving free tissue transfer for breast reconstruction. World Health Organization body mass index ...
Chatterjee Abhishek A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA. - - 2013
Laser-assisted indocyanine green angiography is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved technology used to assess tissue viability and perfusion. Its use in plastic and reconstructive surgery to assess flap perfusion in autologous breast reconstruction is relatively new. There have been no previous studies evaluating the cost-effectiveness of this new technology ...
Donneys Alexis A University of Michigan Medical School, Pediatric Plastic Surgery Section, 4-730 C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital 1540 E. Hospital Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. - - 2013
Therapeutic augmentation of fracture-site angiogenesis with deferoxamine has proven to increase vascularity, callus size, and mineralization in long-bone fracture models. The authors posit that the addition of deferoxamine would enhance pathologic fracture healing in the setting of radiotherapy in a model where nonunions are the most common outcome. Thirty-five Sprague-Dawley ...
Lukasiewicz Aleksander A Department of Vascular Surgery, Regional Specialist Hospital, Rydgier 15–17 Str. 86–300 Grudziadz, Poland. - - 2013
Intraperitoneal placement of polypropylene mesh leads to extensive visceral adhesions and is contraindicated. Different coatings are used to improve polypropylene mesh properties. Collagen is a protein with unique biocompatibility and cell ingrowth enhancement potential. A novel acetic acid extracted collagen coating was developed to allow placement of polypropylene mesh in ...
Garcia Onelio O Jr Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, Fl, - - 2013
Postmastectomy breast reconstruction remains one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Acellular dermal matrix has been used extensively in expander-implant breast reconstruction and therefore is an appropriate material to be used to develop a clinically relevant animal model of breast reconstruction. The study population ...
Zhang Yi Xin YX Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. - - 2013
The main drawback of the latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap for large defect repairs is the relatively small skin paddle size that can be raised to allow primary closure of the donor site. In this article, the authors describe a novel design of the flap using multiple separate skin paddles, with ...
Shauver Melissa J MJ Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0340, - - 2013
The Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire has been used to assess a variety of hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions for nearly 15 years. It has been included in several overviews of upper extremity outcomes measures, but it has not been systematically examined regarding its clinometric properties during field trials. ...
Gatherwright James J Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44124, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential contribution of environmental factors and testosterone on male alopecia. Ninety-two identical male twins were recruited from 2009 to 2011. A comprehensive questionnaire was completed followed by the acquisition of sputum samples for testosterone analysis and standardized digital photography. Frontal, temporal, ...
Pace Meredith M MM Department of Anesthesiology and the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA. - - 2013
The Practice Advisory on Liposuction published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons provides a thorough review of anesthetic techniques and guidelines for surgeons who perform liposuction. However, there is evidence to support several changes to the anesthetic infiltrate guidelines that will improve patient safety. These proposed recommendations will have ...
Franzblau Lauren E LE Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0340, - - 2013
Countless articles have demonstrated and emphasized the importance of mentoring in academic medicine. However, the upcoming role of mentors in the evolving medical field is poorly defined. As translational medicine, collaboration, and health care priorities change, so too must the goals and use of mentoring. The aims of this article ...
Selber Jesse C JC Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. - - 2013
The widespread use of bioprosthetic mesh in breast reconstruction has revealed an increased risk of seroma and infection, and a high financial cost. This study introduces a technique that mitigates these shortcomings using an autologous dermal graft (Autoderm). Indications, operative technique, and 1-year outcomes are reviewed. Thirty-six breasts in 21 ...
Baris Ruser R Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic Ankara Research and Training Hospital 06100 Ankara, - - 2013
In a random pattern skin flap, distal flap necrosis occurs as a result of inadequate blood flow. Microneedling with a handheld roller device is a new treatment modality, especially for facial rejuvenation. In this study, the authors used microneedling to increase flap viability. Forty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided ...
Pomahac Bohdan B Boston, Mass. From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical - - 2013
Facial allotransplantation is a revolutionary operation that has at last introduced the possibility of nearly normal facial restoration to patients afflicted by the most severe cases of facial disfigurement. The facial transplantation team at Brigham and Women's Hospital evaluated more than 20 patients as potential face transplant recipients; of these, ...
Vardanian Andrew J AJ Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 465, Los Angeles, CA 90024, - - 2013
Social media platforms have revolutionized the way human beings communicate, yet there is little evidence describing how the plastic surgery community has adopted social media. In this article, the authors evaluate current trends in social media use by practicing plastic surgeons. An anonymous survey on the use of social media ...
Maruthappu Mahiben M Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health, Boston, MA, - - 2013
The assessment of performance in surgery is expanding significantly. Application of relevant frameworks to plastic surgery, however, has been limited. In this article, the authors present two robust graphic tools commonly used in other industries that may serve to monitor individual surgeon operative time while factoring in patient- and surgeon-specific ...
Unadkat Jignesh V JV Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Suite 6b, Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA. - - 2013
Vascularized composite allotransplantation has become a clinical reality. Patients undergoing vascularized composite allotransplantation have modest functional return. Most patients have had multiple acute rejections. The effect of multiple acute rejections influencing functional outcomes is unknown. This study systematically analyzes the effects of multiple acute rejections on functional outcome. Rat functional ...
Zhang Yi Xin YX Shanghai and Changsha, People's Republic of China. - - 2013
Concerns and criticism have been reported on the feasibility and vascular reliability of the thoracoacromial artery perforator flap because of the inconsistent size of the pectoral branch of the thoracoacromial artery and its cutaneous perforators. The authors have investigated its vascular basis through a cadaver dissection and described their clinical ...
Senchenkov Alex A Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic, MN 55905, USA. - - 2013
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare, aggressive cutaneous malignancy with high rates of recurrence, metastases, and mortality. Its nonspecific clinical presentation often delays the diagnosis, and its treatment is still controversial because of the infrequent nature of the tumor. The authors provide an overview of the current literature on epidemiology, ...
Markeson Daniel Benjamin DB Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, United Kingdom. - - 2013
Zone 1 flexor digitorum profundus injury often precludes the use of a simple core suture as a result of a distal remnant that is too short. The aim of this study was to assess the senior author's (S.I.) simple technique for reinsertion of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon. The case ...
Swanson Eric E Swanson Center 11413 Ash Street Leawood, Kan. 66211. - - 2013
Our understanding of breast shape and size changes after surgery is limited by a lack of measurement studies that evaluate and compare changes in breast dimensions after cosmetic breast procedures. This study was undertaken to remedy this deficiency. Women undergoing primary vertical mastopexy, augmentation/mastopexy, and reduction were evaluated prospectively from ...
Orgill Dennis P DP Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Boston, MA 02115-6110, USA. - - 2013
After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Explain the present challenges in reconstructive burn surgery. 2. Describe the most appropriate treatment methods and techniques for specific burn injury types, including skin grafts, dermal substitutes, and a variety of flap options. 3. Identify the appropriate use, advantages, ...
Shifrin David A DA Jr Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, - - 2013
Cells communicate with neighboring cells and condition their local environment by secreting soluble factors into the extracellular space. These well-studied facets of cell biology are essential for the establishment and maintenance of physiological homeostasis. However, accumulating evidence has revealed that specific ligands, enzymes, and macromolecules are distributed into the extracellular ...
Chen Shih-Yin SY Health Economics, United BioSource Corporation, 430 Bedford St., Ste. 300, Lexington, MA 02420, USA. - - 2013
Warfarin is the predominant oral anticoagulant used for the prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) events. However, its long-term use is complicated by the need to manage the drug within a narrow therapeutic range and by possible food and drug interactions. To examine the association between 1-year adherence, measured through ...
Casciano Julian P JP eMAX Health Systems, LLC, 445 Hamilton Ave., White Plains, NY 10601, USA. - - 2013
Atrial fibrillation (AF) imposes a substantial clinical and economic burden on the U.S. health care system. Despite national guidelines that recommend oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention, the literature consistently reports its underuse in AF patients with moderate to high stroke risk. To assess the economic burden of underuse and nonadherence ...
Esse Tara T Department of Health Services, HealthSpring, Inc., 7550 IH 10 West, Ste. 210, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA. - - 2013
Quality compensation programs (QCPs), also known as pay-for-performance programs, are becoming more common within managed care entities. QCPs are believed to yield better patient outcomes, yet the programs lack the evidence needed to support these claims. We evaluated a QCP offered to network primary care physicians (PCPs) within a Medicare ...
Monroe C Douglas CD Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy-Drug Information Services, 12254 Bellflower Blvd., Downey, CA 90242, USA, - - 2013
The specialty pharmaceuticals market is expanding more rapidly than the traditional pharmaceuticals market. Specialty pharmacy operations have evolved to deliver selected medications and associated clinical services. The growing role of specialty drugs requires new approaches to managing the use of these drugs. The focus, expectations, and emphasis in specialty drug ...
Bundeff Andrew W AW Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, USA. - - 2013
Previous studies have demonstrated an association between chronic proton pump inhibitor (PPI) utilization and adverse events such as fractures, infections, hypomagnesemia, and vitamin B12 deficiency. Because patients taking PPIs for an extended period of time are more susceptible to these adverse events, an approach to tapering patients off PPIs is ...
Zhang Delin - - 2013
We investigate the structural stability and magnetic properties of the cubic, tetragonal and hexagonal phases of Mn3Z (Z=Ga, Sn and Ge) Heusler compounds using first-principles density-functional theory. We propose that the cubic phase plays an important role as an intermediate state in the phase transition from the hexagonal to the ...
Grimblat Nicolás - - 2013
The Diels-Alder reactions of simple unsaturated boronates have been investigated using computational methods and the results were compared with those for the analogue dihalo- and dialkylboranes. Our results indicate that the activating effect of the boronate moiety is small. All the studied reactions are concerted normal electron-demand Diels-Alder reactions with ...
Lynnhtun Kyaw - - 2013
A 58-year-old lady presented with mediastinal lymphadenopathy. A thoracoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration showed large atypical epithelioid cells arranged in cohesive sheets and dispersed as single cells with intact cytoplasm amid a background of lymphocytes and histiocytes. A cytological diagnosis of "a malignant neoplasm" was made, raising a broad list of ...
Shi Yun - - 2013
Dose finding for combined drugs has grown rapidly in oncology drug development. The escalation with overdose control (EWOC) method is a popular model-based dose-finding approach to single-agent phase I clinical trials. When two drugs are combined as a treatment, we propose a two-dimensional EWOC design for dose finding on the ...
Zhang Y-H - - 2013
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common human neurodegenerative disease, is characterized pathologically by numerous deposits of amyloid plaques in the brain. Systemic administration of clioquinol (CQ) and inoculation with amyloid-beta42 (Aβ42) vaccines have been demonstrated to significantly inhibit deposits of amyloid in AD brains. However, each of these treatments has ...
Zhou Qingxiang - - 2013
Benzoylurea insecticides are a kind of important pesticides and have contributed great to the output of crops. Their residue in environment put serious threats on the human health and environmental safety. Present study established a new, rapid and reliable method for the monitoring of typical benzoylurea insecticides such as diflubenzuron, ...
Burnham S C - - 2013
Dementia is a global epidemic with Alzheimer's disease (AD) being the leading cause. Early identification of patients at risk of developing AD is now becoming an international priority. Neocortical Aβ (extracellular β-amyloid) burden (NAB), as assessed by positron emission tomography (PET), represents one such marker for early identification. These scans ...
Arevalo Ryan Lacdao - - 2013
We show through first-principles calculations that the electronic properties of Pt4 clusters can be tuned by adsorption on substrates with different electronic valence characters. Pt clusters exhibit a metallic character on γ-Al2O3(111) and insulator properties on CaZrO3(001). The noted difference indicates the role of the electronic valence states of the ...
Danescu Adrian - - 2013
Endometrioid or type-I endometrial carcinoma (EC) develops from hyperproliferative glandular pathologies. Inactivation of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN is frequently associated with type-I EC. Using a previously characterized Pten heterozygous (Pten+/-) mouse model, this study investigates the three-dimensional (3D) telomere profiles during progression from hyperplastic lesions to EC to test ...
Zhao Yaguang - - 2013
This article describes the photo-induced living radical polymerization of acrylamides mediated by organo-cobalt porphyrins through photo-cleavage of the Co-C bond to give organic radicals, which propagate polymerization, and cobalt(ii), which is a persistent metal-centered radical. Photo stimulus controls the initiation steps and regulates chain growth by activating the Co-C bond.
Cheng Quan - - 2013
Abstract Aim: To investigate the relation between brain ischemia and persistent vegetative state after severe traumatic brain injury. Methods:The 66 patients with severe brain injury were divided into two groups: The persistent coma group (coma duration >10 days) included 51 patients who had an admission coma score of 5 to 7 ...
Xue Jiangli - - 2013
The pure natural cotton provides a low-cost material platform for the facile assembly of all-cotton-derived electrochemical supercapacitors (allC-ECs) with a remarkable character of arbitrary foldability and high response rate, which can be bent, rolled-up, and fully folded without loss of high-rate (<50 ms) capacitive performance.
Ichibangase T - - 2013
8-Amino-5-chloro-7-phenylpyrido[3,4-d]pyridazine-1,4(2H,3H)dione (L-012) was recently synthesized as a new chemiluminescence (CL) probe; the light intensity and the sensitivity of L-012 are higher than those of other CL probes such as luminol. Previously, our group developed four lophine-based CL enhancers of the horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-catalyzed CL oxidation of luminol, namely 2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4,5-diphenylimidazole (HDI), ...
Ashford Stephen - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This paper aimed to select studies evaluating botulinum toxin (BoNT) intervention applied for upper-limb spasticity and from these identify outcome measures that are a) applicable in the hemiparetic upper limb and b) include evaluation of functional outcome in the context of everyday real-life activities. METHODS: A systematic ...
Haponiuk Ireneusz - - 2013
Since 2008 we have performed 10 hybrid procedures for perventricular muscular ventricular septal defects (mVSD) closure. The mean age was 8.5 months (range 2.7 to 17.8), the mean diameter of mVSD was 6.3 mm (range 4 to 10 mm). The postoperative course was uncomplicated and complete closure of the mVSD was accomplished ...
Beasley Spencer W - - 2013
Introduction of an increasingly competence-based Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Surgical Education and Training (SET) programme has influenced the nature and conduct of the Fellowship Examination (FEX). The FEX is the final summative assessment taken near the completion of SET training, and is aligned to the other SET assessment ...
Kyriakides T - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Myalgia, defined as any pain perceived in muscle, is very common in the general population and a frequent cause for referral to neurologists, rheumatologists and internists in general. It is however only rarely due to primary muscle disease and often referred from ligaments, joints, bones, the peripheral and central ...
Li Meifang - - 2013
Glycine betaine (GB) can enhance heat tolerance and the accumulation of heat shock protein (HSP) in plants, but the effects of GB on HSP accumulation during salt stress were not previously known. To investigate the mechanism of how GB influences the expression of HSP, wild-type tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) seedlings pretreated ...
Haino Takeharu - - 2013
Photochromic tris(phenylisoxazolyl)benzene and bispyridine derivatives were mixed in a certain ratio to generate stable gels in benzyl alcohol, 4-methoxybenzyl alcohol, and aniline. Supramolecular assembly of in solution was confirmed by (1)H NMR study. The Tgel value was saturated in a 2 : 3 ratio of and . The intermolecular hydrogen bonds OHN ...
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