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Mulholland R Stephen RS Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York, N.Y.; and Los Angeles, Calif. From private practice; the Division of Plastic Surgery and New York Head & Neck Institute, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System; and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, Los - - 2013
The authors investigated the possibility of incorporating a well-vascularized, partial corticotomy of the anterolateral aspect of the tibia "in-series" with a dorsalis pedis fasciocutaneous free flap for oromandibular reconstruction. A cadaveric injection study was performed to characterize the vascular territory of the anterior tibial artery with regard to the surrounding ...
Manca Giorgio G Brescia, Pavia, Bologna, and Modena, Italy From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital "Spedali Civili di Brescia"; the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialization School, University of Pavia; the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute; and IGEA S.p.A. - - 2013
Keloids and hypertrophic scars are the result of abnormal healing responses and dermal tissue proliferation; current surgical procedures can give rise to exuberant scarring and permanent functional loss or disfigurement. Considering the promising results reported when treating keloids and hypertrophic scars with intralesional bleomycin injection and the enhanced effect of ...
Tiengo Cesare C Padova, Italy From the Clinic of Plastic Surgery, Padova University - - 2013
The use of biological meshes in management of infected abdominal hernias or in abdominal fields at high risk of infection (potentially contaminated or with relevant comorbidities) is well established. Available products include xenogenic patches or decellularized dermal allografts. Despite their biomechanical features, banked fascial allografts have not been investigated yet ...
Hidalgo David A DA New York, N.Y. From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical - - 2013
Mastopexy includes multiple skin incision design and parenchymal manipulation options. Patient evaluation includes assessment of goals, degree of ptosis, tissue volume, skin quality, and breast position on the chest wall. There are critical technical details for each of the three incision options, the various methods of parenchymal manipulation, and implant ...
Flynn Timothy Corcoran TC Cary and Chapel Hill, N.C.; and West Lafayette, Ind. From the Cary Skin Center; the Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; the Department of Chemistry, Purdue University; and Pandion Laboratories, - - 2013
In this study, the authors sought to determine the molecular weight distribution of three hyaluronic acids-Belotero Balance, Restylane, and Juvéderm Ultra-and their rates of degradation following exposure to hyaluronidase. Lot consistency of Belotero Balance also was analyzed. Three lots of Belotero Balance were analyzed using liquid chromatography techniques. The product ...
Lorenc Z Paul ZP New York and Nanuet, N.Y.; Boca Raton, Fla.; and Cary, N.C. From private practice; and Mount Sinai School of - - 2013
Belotero Balance is a novel highly cross-linked hyaluronic acid that uses cohesive polydensified matrix technology to achieve cohesive gel; improved adaptation by the dermis; and a soft, smooth fill. Several studies have now compared Belotero Balance to bovine collagen and other hyaluronic acids. Two pivotal studies demonstrated the noninferiority and ...
Downie Jeanine B JB Montclair, N.J.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and Glenn Dale, Md. From private practice; the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California; the Department Dermatology, University of California, Los Angeles; Howard University School of Medicine; and the Callender Skin and Laser - - 2013
Although the use of the hyaluronic acid with cohesive polydensified matrix hyaluronic acid has been well explored in subjects with lighter skin (i.e., Fitzpatrick skin types I, II, and III), further exploration in subjects with Fitzpatrick skin types IV, V, and IV is warranted. The primary purpose of the study ...
Cassuto Daniel D Milan, Italy; Rockville, Md.; and Fairfax, Va. From private - - 2013
Hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers are generally safe, efficacious, and well tolerated. However, complications are inevitable, as with any medical procedure. Nodules at the site of filler implantation may pose the greatest challenge, as treatment is often empiric and can be influenced by misconceptions. Hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite ...
Micheels Patrick P Geneva, Switzerland; Rockville, Md.; Fairfax, Va.; and Cary and Chapel Hill, N.C. From private practice; Laboratoire Viollier Weintraub; MedImage, Radiology Center; Cary Skin Center; and the Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel - - 2013
With the proliferation of dermal fillers in the aesthetic workplace have come instructions from various manufacturers regarding dermal placement. Determination of injection needle location in the dermis has in large part been based on physician expertise, product and needle familiarity, and patient-specific skin characteristics. An understanding of the precise depth ...
Sundaram Hema H Rockville, Md.; Fairfax, Va.; and Milan, Italy From private - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to present new rheologic data for hyaluronic acid filler products, correlate them with recent tissue integration studies, and provide a scientific rationale for selecting appropriate products for volume replacement within different tissue levels and anatomical zones. A brief overview of the methodology of filler ...
Lorenc Z Paul ZP New York and Nanuet, N.Y.; Boca Raton, Fla.; and Cary and Chapel Hill, N.C. From private practice; Cary Skin Center; the Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Mount Sinai School of - - 2013
In this final article for the Supplement, the authors address the physical and aesthetic characteristics of the latest hyaluronic acid, Belotero Balance. Topics include unique characteristics of the hyaluronic acid, aesthetic indications, administration techniques, adverse events, and differences between Belotero and other hyaluronic acids. The article closes with a brief ...
Branford Olivier A OA London, United Kingdom From the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust; and The Consulting - - 2013
Widespread adoption of the extended latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in breast reconstruction has been limited by donor-site complications. The dissection plane may be either above or below the superficial layer of the thoracolumbar fascia, which may be transferred with the flap or retained on the back skin flaps. The aim ...
Chang Eric I EI Houston, Texas From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer - - 2013
The internal mammary vessels are commonly used as primary recipient vessels for free flap breast reconstruction. However, there is debate about the reliability of the left internal mammary vein. The authors explored the anatomy of the internal mammary vessels as revealed during free flap breast reconstruction to determine whether microvascular ...
Patel Kamlesh B KB St. Louis, Mo. From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University in St. - - 2013
Common variations in morphology of the medial crura have been described. The authors' observation is that changes in nasal tip projection depend on the shape and strength of the medial crura. The authors investigated how differences in medial crura shape affect tip projection after surgical intervention. Seventeen cadaver heads were ...
Core Grady B GB Birmingham, Ala. From the University of - - 2013
Effective lower eyelid blepharoplasty is possible in a virtually closed fashion without either an anterior subciliary skin incision or a transconjunctival incision, both of which put the patient at risk for lower lid retraction. Over a 6-year period, the author performed lower lid rejuvenation with only a lateral incision in ...
Vasudevan Srikanth S Dallas and Arlington, Texas; and Milwaukee, Wis. From the Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; the Department of Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Arlington; and the Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of - - 2013
The rat model has had limited utility for the study of long nerve gaps because of the small size of the animal. The authors sought to develop a simple, effective rat model for reconstruction of long nerve gap defects. Fifteen rats had a sciatic nerve transection followed by reconstruction. Positive ...
McDaniel Jarred M JM Cleveland, Ohio; and Chicago, Ill. From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University; and the Division of Plastic Surgery, Lurie Children's Hospital of Northwestern University Feinberg School of - - 2013
Secondary cleft nasal deformity in children of primary school age can result in permanent impact to a child's self-esteem. The ideal technique and timing of addressing the deformity remain controversial, as harvest of septal cartilage affects nasal growth and limits future options. Fifty-three patients underwent secondary cleft nasoplasty with resorbable ...
Zang Mengqing M Houston, Texas; and Beijing, People's Republic of China From the Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; and Plastic Surgery Hospital, Peking Union Medical - - 2013
The authors have previously demonstrated promising results with tissue engineered trachea in vitro using decellularized matrix scaffolds. The present study aims to investigate the applicability of the construct in vivo. Tracheae harvested from Brown Norway rats (donor) and Lewis rats (recipient) were decellularized with repeated detergent-enzymatic treatment cycles. Decellularized Brown ...
Sabino Jennifer J Bethesda and Baltimore, Md.; Washington, D.C.; and Pittsburgh, Pa. From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Georgetown University; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences; and the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical - - 2013
Combat injuries commonly result in massive bony and soft-tissue destruction within the extremities. These extremity wounds often require large free tissue transfers and/or composite flaps for definitive reconstruction. In U.S. military war trauma experience, the authors' practice has found the scapular flap increasingly useful for reconstruction of complex extremity injuries. ...
Amsdell Simon L SL Rochester, N.Y. From the Department of Orthopedics and Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical - - 2013
High-pressure injection injury to the hand and upper extremity is a rare but very serious clinical entity. The objective of this article was to review the current available literature and highlight important topics. A PubMed literature search was undertaken with the terms "high pressure injection injuries," "injection injuries," "finger injection ...
Becker Axel A Offenburg and Freiburg, Germany; and Palo Alto, Calif. From the Department of Traumatology and Hand Surgery, Klinikum Offenburg; Department of Medical Biometry and Statistics, German Cochrane Center, University Medical Center Freiburg; and Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical - - 2013
Increasing awareness of the importance of evidence-based medicine is demonstrated not only by an increasing number of articles addressing it but also by a specialty-wide evidence-based medicine initiative. The authors critically analyzed the quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials published in this Journal over a 21-year period (1990 to ...
Kellam Melissa D - - 2013
The potential that forced-air warming systems may increase the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) by acting as a vector or causing unwanted airflow disturbances is a concern to health care providers. To investigate this potential, we examined the literature to determine whether forced-air warming devices increase the risk of ...
Nemlekar Poorva P 10222 Wateridge Circle, #176, San Diego, CA, 92121, USA. - - 2013
Promotion of prescription drug coupons and vouchers by pharmaceutical manufacturers has increased in recent years. These coupons and vouchers usually subsidize patients' cost-sharing obligations. In other words, drug companies pay for a patient's portion of the drug cost, and the remaining cost is paid by the patient and the patient's ...
Fitch Kathryn K Milliman, One Pennsylvania Plaza, 38th Fl., New York, NY 10119, USA. - - 2013
Diabetes prevalence is increasing in the United States, yet the control of critical clinical metrics (e.g., hemoglobin A1c [A1c], blood pressure, and lipids) remains suboptimal. Lower A1c levels have been shown to be associated with lower diabetes complication rates, and reduced medical costs have been reported in individuals with diabetes ...
Schabert Vernon F VF IMS Health, 1725 Duke St., #510, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA. - - 2013
Several anti-inflammatory biologic medications are available in the United States for the treatment of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis, moderate-to-severe psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis. The tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers etanercept, adalimumab, and infliximab are approved for use in adults with any of these conditions, but predicting the annual costs ...
Danno Karine K Laboratoires Boiron, 20, rue de la Liberation, F-69110 Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon, France. - - 2013
Pharmacists play an increasing role in advising on treatment for minor illnesses such as influenza-like illness (ILI) or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders. However, the profile of patients consulting pharmacists with these illnesses, the types of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines recommended by pharmacists, and the effectiveness of these treatments have ...
Kelly Elizabeth M EM Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan/University of Michigan Health Systems, 600 E. Lafayette, Mail Code 512C, Detroit, MI 48226., USA E-mail: - - 2013
Obesity may lead to the development of multiple chronic disease states, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Over a half billion adults worldwide are affected by obesity, and more than two-thirds of adults are either obese or overweight in the United States. Diet and exercise have been the ...
Peters Kenneth M KM Department of Urology, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI; Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, - - 2013
To evaluate the outcomes after cystectomy for ulcerative interstitial cystitis (IC). Medical records were reviewed for history, operative data, and postoperative events. A mailed survey assessed preoperative symptom severity/duration, providers seen, and symptom changes on 7-point scaled global response assessments. Descriptive statistics were performed. Of 10 women (mean age 64 ...
Zhan Chun - - 2013
Dissolution and migration of manganese from cathode lead to severe capacity fading of lithium manganate-carbon cells. Overcoming this major problem requires a better understanding of the mechanisms of manganese dissolution, migration and deposition. Here we apply a variety of advanced analytical methods to study lithium manganate cathodes that are cycled ...
Legg David A - - 2013
The relationships of major arthropod clades have long been contentious, but refinements in molecular phylogenetics underpin an emerging consensus. Nevertheless, molecular phylogenies have recovered topologies that morphological phylogenies have not, including the placement of hexapods within a paraphyletic Crustacea, and an alliance between myriapods and chelicerates. Here we show enhanced ...
Gody Guillaume - - 2013
A long-standing challenge in polymer chemistry has been to prepare synthetic polymers with not only well-defined molecular weight, but also precisely controlled microstructure in terms of the distribution of monomeric units along the chain. Here we describe a simple and scalable method that enables the synthesis of sequence-controlled multiblock copolymers ...
Jacques Simon D M - - 2013
An emerging theme of modern composites and devices is the coupling of nanostructural properties of materials with their targeted arrangement at the microscale. Of the imaging techniques developed that provide insight into such designer materials and devices, those based on diffraction are particularly useful. However, to date, these have been ...
Tian Yancong - - 2013
According to transition state theory, the rate of a reaction that traverses multiple energy barriers is determined by the least stable (rate-determining) transition state. The preceding ('inner') energy barriers are kinetically 'invisible' but mechanistically significant. Here we show experimentally and computationally that the reduction rate of organic disulphides by phosphines ...
Liu Dazhi - - 2013
Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) is the most significant neutron technique in terms of impact on science and engineering. However, the basic design of SANS facilities has not changed since the technique's inception about 40 years ago, as all SANS instruments, save a few, are still designed as pinhole cameras. Here ...
Adera Solomon - - 2013
Controlling wettability by varying surface chemistry and roughness or by applying external stimuli is of interest for a wide range of applications including microfluidics, drag reduction, self-cleaning, water harvesting, anti-corrosion, anti-fogging, anti-icing and thermal management. It has been well known that droplets on textured hydrophilic, that is superhydrophilic, surfaces form ...
Son Hyewon - - 2013
Ultrafast two-dimensional infrared (2DIR) spectroscopy was used to study H-bond exchange dynamics in aqueous NaPF6 solutions. Interestingly, there are two spectrally distinct hydrogen-bond (H-bond) configurations in aqueous NaPF6 solutions; water molecules that are H-bonded to PF6(-) ion (ODA) or other water molecules (ODW). These two spectrally distinct subsets of water ...
Nakagawa Takafumi - - 2013
A platinum complex containing a tetracene dicarboxylic imide disulfide (TIDS) was synthesized and structurally characterized by X-ray analysis. Steady-state absorption and emission spectroscopy for Pt-TIDS revealed its extended π-conjugated structure. Excited state studies characterized its triplet state with a lifetime of 0.18-0.28 μs.
Haake Steve J - - 2013
Abstract Improvements in track and field sports have been attributed to factors such as population increase, drugs and new technologies, but previous research has found it difficult to distinguish the contributions from specific influences. Here it is shown how this is possible by means of a performance improvement index based ...
Wang Panpan - - 2013
An ultrasensitive photoelectrochemical (PEC) immunoassay was introduced into microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μ-PADs) based on a multiple electron transfer system for the first time, which was constructed using narrow-band-gap semiconductor nanoparticles (NPs), wide-band-gap semiconductor NPs, and an electron-accepting medium.
Tejero Rubén - - 2013
A variety of cycloheptapyrane derivatives were prepared via Ni-catalyzed formal [8+3] cycloaddition of tropones with 1,1-cyclopropanediesters. The asymmetric version of the process can be achieved using either an enantiomerically enriched cyclopropane as the starting material or a racemic cyclopropane and a chiral Lewis acid.
Ueno Haruna - - 2013
Design and synthesis of a boronic acid based artificial receptor which selectively and effectively bound to a neurotransmitter, l-DOPA (), in aqueous media. In addition, the synthetic receptor was found to effectively inhibit the DDC (l-DOPA decarboxylase) enzymatic reaction under physiological conditions.
Xie Xiaochen - - 2013
The radical cation [1,2-B2{1,2-(MeN)2C6H4}2]˙(+) has been synthesised and its structure and bonding have been probed using a combination of X-ray crystallography, EPR spectroscopy and DFT calculations which show that it represents a new type of radical centred primarily on two N-heterocyclic units joined by a B2 linker but with only ...
Kubota Takayuki - - 2013
The consumption of probiotics by pregnant and lactating women may prevent the onset of allergic disorders in their children by increasing the concentrations of immunoactive agents such as cytokines in breast milk. Prebiotics such as fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) increase the number of beneficial organisms such as bifidobacteria. Thus, prebiotics may have ...
Zhou Chengcheng - - 2013
It has long been considered that the addition of cyclodextrins (CDs) disfavors the self-assembly of surfactants in dilute solutions since the hydrophobic effect is destroyed upon the formation of hydrophiphilic CD/surfactant inclusion complex. However, in this work, we found that β-CD/nonionic surfactant inclusion complexes are able to self-assemble into vesicles ...
Manfo Faustin Pascal Tsagué - - 2013
Abstract Context: Male infertility is one of the leading causes of social frustration and marginalization, mainly in the developing world. It is attributed to many factors including exposure to agropesticides such as manganese ethylenebis (dithiocarbamate) (maneb), which is one of the most frequently used fungicides in Cameroon. Previous reports support ...
Haglund Lena - - 2013
Abstract Aim: This paper reports the measurement properties of the Occupational Circumstances Assessment Interview and Rating Scale - Sweden (OCAIRS-S V2). The OCAIRS is a semi-structured interview and rating scale designed to capture, in detail, a person's occupational participation. The English version 4.0 has been translated into Swedish. The psychometric ...
Gastin Paul B - - 2013
Abstract Children and adolescents mature at different rates such that individuals competing in the same competition may differ in physical and biological maturity despite being of similar chronological age. Whether or not differences translate into on-field performance in competition is relatively unknown. This study investigated the influence of biological maturity ...
Scogin Forrest - - 2013
Objectives: Substantial evidence indicates that depressed participants perform more poorly than nondepressed participants on a number of memory tasks. Cognitive deficits associated with depression (i.e., poor allocation of attention, poor encoding strategies), may help explain why depressed older adults are particularly prone to evidence poorer memory performance. Method: The present ...
Larsson Ellinor - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To explore how client-centred occupational therapy intervention processes for participation in meaningful Social Internet-Based Activities (SIBAs) can be designed, and to explore the influences of participation in SIBAs on seniors' social activities and social contacts. Method. A qualitative, descriptive, multiple-case study was conducted, and an intervention was provided ...
Savel Paul - - 2013
The photophysical properties of 6-phenyl-2,2'-bipyridyl platinum(ii) complexes bearing different σ-alkynyl-linked azobenzene ancillary ligands were investigated. These complexes exhibited strong, broad, structureless charge-transfer bands in the visible region, which were red-shifted when the electron-donating ability of the para substituent on the azo-acetylide ligand increased. When excited at the charge-transfer absorption band, ...
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