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Sparavigna Adele A Derming, Clinical Research and Bioengineering Institute, Monza, MB, - - 2014
A novel Hyaluronic Acid (HA) derivative dermal filler has been developed with characteristics especially suited for nasolabial folds (NLF) and facial defects due to volume loss. An open-label prospective study was carried out to evaluate this HA filler's performance in correcting facial defects due to volume loss. A single Italian ...
Gruber Ronald P RP San Francisco and Stanford, Calif. From the Divisions of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, San Francisco; and Stanford - - 2014
Alar rim contour and alar rim grafts have become essential components of rhinoplasty. Ideally, grafts of the nose should be anatomical in shape. So doing might make grafts of the alar rim more robust. The authors considered doing that by applying the graft as a continuous extension of the lateral ...
Tappeiner Christoph C Department of Ophthalmology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, - - 2014
To analyse the influence of corneal cross-linking (CXL) with ultraviolet-A (UV-A) and riboflavin on drug permeability in human subjects. Keratoconus patients (n = 23; mean age 26.9 ± 5.8 years) undergoing a standard CXL procedure with UV-A (5.4 J/cm(2) , 30 min) and riboflavin in one eye were included in the study. The pupillary diameter, measured before ...
Lee In Hyeok IH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 300 Gumi-Dong, Bundang-Gu, Sungnam, Kyungki, 463-707, - - 2014
Calcaneal lengthening with allograft is frequently used for the treatment of patients with symptomatic planovalgus deformity; however, the behavior of allograft bone after calcaneal lengthening and the risk factors for graft failure are not well documented. (1) What proportion of the patients treated with allograft bone had radiographic evidence of ...
Ozturk M M Department of Otorhinolaryngology,Kocaeli University Faculty of - - 2014
Background: The use of cold nasal packs on the nose and nape of the neck is currently recommended for patients with epistaxis as this is thought to induce reflex nasal vasoconstriction, which decreases the bleeding. There have been a few investigations on the effect of cold compress application to the ...
Bizzotto N N Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Integrated University Hospital, Verona, - - 2014
Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) is a highly effective surgical treatment for severe joint involvement. However, due to the release of metal ions in the blood, the patients undergoing hip replacement with metal-on-metal (MOM) bearings may develop signs of allergic skin disease. We report a case of a 60-year-old man who ...
Srinivas Anirudh A Department of General Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, 160012, - - 2014
To compare the efficacy of chlorhexidine-gluconate versus povidone iodine in preoperative skin preparation in the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) in clean-contaminated upper abdominal surgeries. This was a prospective randomized controlled trial conducted on patients undergoing clean-contaminated upper abdominal surgeries. A total of 351 patients 18-70 years old were randomized ...
Mann-Salinas Elizabeth A EA From the US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, - - 2014
Skin grafts intended for autologous transplant may be dropped on the operating room floor during handling. The authors examined optimal procedures for decontaminating tissue intended for burn surgery. Porcine skin (5 × 5 cm sections) harvested from expired animals using standard procedures was inoculated with either 10 CFU/ml Staphylococcus aureus ...
Schiefer Jennifer L JL Jennifer L. Schiefer, MD, is a Resident, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Burn Surgery, BG-Trauma Center, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany. Afshin Rahmanian-Schwarz, MD, is the Director, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Aesthetic Surgery, HELIOS Clinic Wuppertal, Germany. Hans-Eberhard Schaller, MD, is the Director, and Theodora Manoli, MD, is a Consultant, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Burn Surgery, BG-Trauma Center, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, - - 2014
The standard therapy to treat superficial partial-thickness burns of the hand involves the application of skin substitutes such as Suprathel (PolyMedics Innovations GmbH, Denkendorf, Germany), which reduce pain significantly, thus allowing a fast mobilization and leading to a quicker restoration of function. The aim of this study was to simplify ...
Choi Hyun Nam HN Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, - - 2014
Administration of growth factors has been associated with increased viability of composite grafts greater than 1-cm in diameter. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains many of the growth factors studied. In this study, we evaluate the effect of PRP injection on composite graft viability and the proper time for injection. A total ...
Jeong Cheol C Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
Tissue expansion is an effective and valuable technique for the reconstruction of large skin lesions and scars. This study aimed to evaluate the applicability and safety of a newly designed skin expanding bioreactor system for maximizing the graft area and minimizing the donor site area. A computer-controlled biaxial skin bioreactor ...
Graham R Scott RS Department of Neurosurgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond; - - 2014
OBJECT Bone allografts used for interbody spinal fusion are often preserved through either freeze drying or lowtemperature freezing, each having disadvantages related to graft preparation time and material properties. In response, a glycerol preservation treatment has been developed to maintain the biomechanical properties of allografts at ambient temperatures, requiring no ...
Wiedner Maria M Research Unit for Tissue Regeneration, Repair and Reconstruction, Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Research Unit for Tissue Regeneration, Repair and Reconstruction, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, A-8036 Graz, - - 2014
Despite the popularity of a simultaneous application of dermal matrices and split-thickness skin grafts, scarce evidence exists about the process of revascularizationinvolved. In this study, we aimed at analyzing the progression of revascularizationby high-resolution episcopic microscopy (HREM) in a porcine excisional wound model.Following the surgical procedure creating 5x5 cm2 full-thickness ...
Zeidler C C Department of Dermatology, Competence Center Chronic Pruritus, University Hospital of Muenster, Muenster, - - 2014
We would like to report on successful treatment of brachioradial pruritus (BRP) with a single application of a high dosage capsaicin patch. Five patients (4 females; 54-69 years) were suffering from magnet resonance tomography-confirmed BRP for 72 months (median). The intra-epidermal nerve fiber density (IENF) in itchy skin was reduced ...
Kim Joo Dong JD Division of hepatobiliary pancreas surgery and abdominal organ transplantation, Department of Surgery, Catholic University of Daegu College of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
Systemic heparinization has traditionally been performed in most transplant centers during living donor hepatectomy (LDH) due to the possibility of graft vascular thrombosis. However, no consensus on the use of systemic heparinization during LDH has yet emerged. The aim of the present study was to compare donor and recipient outcomes ...
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The Cornea Donor Study (CDS) showed that donor age is not a factor in survival of most penetrating keratoplasties for endothelial disease. Secondary analyses confirm the importance of surgical indication and presence of glaucoma in outcomes at 10 years. To assess the relationship between donor and recipient factors and corneal ...
Werfel T T Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Division of Immunodermatology and Allergy Research, Hannover Medical School, - - 2014
8-methoxypsoralen-UV-A (PUVA) and narrowband UV-B (NB-UVB) are well established treatments for chronic plaque type psoriasis vulgaris. However, long term risks of PUVA therapy are premature skin ageing and squamous cell cancer. To develop a device for targeted ultraviolet (UV) therapy of psoriatic plaques with protection of the healthy adjacent skin ...
Skeik Nedaa - - 2014
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is used as adjunctive therapy for a variety of indications. However, there is a lack of high quality research evaluating HBO treatment outcomes for different indications available in the current literature. We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent HBO therapy at a single hyperbaric center from January ...
Grunebaum Lisa D LD University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1450 NW 10th Ave, Miami, FL, 33136, - - 2014
Chest photodamage is a common cosmetic complaint. Laser treatment of the chest may be higher risk than other areas. The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of 2,790-nm chest resurfacing for photodamage. Twelve patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I-III were enrolled in this university IRB-approved ...
Takase K K Department of Surgery, Gastrointestinal Center, Saitama Medical University, International Medical Center, Saitama, - - 2014
Using a large animal model, we examined whether circumferential stricture after esophageal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) can be treated by grafting a bioabsorbable esophageal patch. Circumferential ESD was performed on the thoracic esophagus in pigs (n = 6) to create a stricture, for which one of the following interventions was ...
Mohsina A A Division of Surgery, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 243122, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2014
Acellular grafts can be used as a better substitute for the prosthetic meshes in reconstruction of abdominal wall defect. The purpose of study was to develop bioengineered scaffolds by seeding primary mouse embryo fibroblast cells (p-MEF) on decellularized rabbit skin and to test the efficacy of these scaffolds for the ...
Ozturan Seda - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to use cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT), which consistently allowed the determination of the dimensions of the soft tissue, to evaluate acellular dermal matrix grafts (ADMG) used to increase gingival soft tissue thickness (GSTT). Method and Materials: In total, 90 gingival defects were ...
Oberhuber Alexander A 1 University of Duesseldorf , Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Duesseldorf, Germany - - 2014
Abstract Background: To evaluate the outcome of different therapeutic pathways to manage infrainguinal prosthetic graft infections. In this study a total of 66 patients treated between 1993 and 2009 (48 males and 18 females) were included. Subgroups were formed according to the following options of surgical management: excision of the ...
Akhter Waseem W Department of Ophthalmology, Shifa College of Medicine, - - 2014
To compare the recurrence of pterygium between free conjunctival auto-graft and conjunctival rotation flap following simple surgical excision of pterygium. Quasi-experimental study. Shifa Foundation Community Health Clinic, Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, from January to November 2012. Fifty seven cases aged above 18 years, with a pterygium corneal encroachment of ...
Tsioli Vassiliki - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of skin-stretching devices on the closure of defects on the extremities of dogs. Antebrachial skin defects were created on limbs of 24 dogs randomly allotted in 3 groups. Regarding skin stretchers, staples and sutures passing through them (group A), sutures ...
Hur Gi-Yeun GY Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Skin grafts with an artificial dermis have been widely used as a part of the efforts to minimize contractures and reduce donor-site scars. We conducted a prospective randomized clinical trial to study the effect of a dermal substitute by measuring the size of the graft after surgery for months. The ...
Gassner Holger G HG Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, - - 2014
The stairstep graft is a novel method to modify the lateral anchoring point of lateral grafts for nasal valve correction. Eight consecutive patients with a diagnosis of nasal valve collapse were included in the study. The novel method of stairstep grafts was performed to reinforce the lateral crus and to ...
Gunduz Yasemin Y Department of Radiology, Sakarya University Medical Faculty, Sakarya, - - 2014
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare inflammatory, noncaseating, chronic granulomatous benign disease. The etiology of IGM is still unknown. It is postulated to be an autoimmune localized response. The use of a course of oral steroids provides an important regression of breast mass and skin lesions. Topical corticosteroids are ...
Wyrzykowski D D Department of Surgery and Urology for Children and Adolescents, Medical University of Gdansk, - - 2014
Choice of the donor site for a split thickness skin graft depends on skin availability, possible complications and anticipated esthetic results. We selected the scalp to be the primary donor site at our institution. During a period of ten years (1998-2008), a group of 123 pediatric patients aged 4 months ...
Donati Gabriele G Nephrology Dialysis and Renal Transplantation Unit, S.Orsola University Hospital, Bologna, - - 2014
Vascular access-related complications are still one of the leading causes of morbidity in hemodialysis patients. The aim of this study was to compare polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts versus tunneled cuffed permanent catheters (TCCs) in terms of vascular access and patients' survival. An observational study was carried out with a 2-year follow-up. ...
Zhang Weina W The State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
We retrospectively compared the clinical outcomes of autogenous coronoid process grafts (n=32) and costochondral grafts (n=28) in condylar reconstruction for the treatment of unilateral ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in adults. Preoperative and postoperative assessments included diet scores, cone-beam computed tomography (CT), maximal interincisal opening, lateral excursion, and mandibular ...
Winklehner Anna A Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
This study was designed to evaluate retrospectively the long-term stent-graft patency after renovisceral revascularization with Viabahn Open Revascularization Technique (VORTEC) using computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). In 34 patients (seven women; mean age 72 ± 8 years) with aortic aneurysm, 63 renovisceral vessels (i.e., 54 renal, nine visceral arteries) ...
Kuipers Hester C HC Association of Dutch Burn Centres, Martini Hospital, NL-9728 NT Groningen, The Netherlands. - - 2014
Pruritus is a frequently encountered symptom following burns. Higher intensity of itching has been associated with depth of the wounds and specific body locations but these differences are not well understood. Our aim was to investigate the intensity of post burn pruritus in grafted and non-grafted burns across anatomic areas ...
Brenner Maria M From the *University College Dublin, Ireland; †Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Ireland; ‡Statistica Medica Ltd., Ireland; and §National University of Ireland Maynooth, - - 2014
Skin grafts are used to treat many types of skin defects in children, including burns, traumatic wounds, and revision of scars. The objective of this prospective randomized controlled trial was to compare the effectiveness of three dressing types for pediatric donor sites: foam, hydrofiber, and calcium alginate. Children attending a ...
Kalkbrenner Kristen K Kristen Kalkbrenner, PA-C, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix. Kyle Sanniec, MHA, MA, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix. Lyndsey Bryant, PA-C, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix. Jacques Heppell, MD, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix. Heather McEntarffer, RN, WOCN, Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix. Alanna Rebecca, MD, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, - - 2014
Peristomal hyperhidrosis can interfere with pouch adherence, resulting in pouch leakage and peristomal skin damage. A patient with autonomic dysregulation resulting in excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) experienced difficulty with adherence of her ileostomy appliance. Two hundred units of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) were injected in the dermis of the surrounding skin ...
Hoffart Louis L Ophthalmology Department, Aix-Marseille University - APHM, Hôpital de la Timone, Marseille - - - 2014
Clinical assessment of AlphaCor keratoprosthesis and evaluation of surgical method to treat keratolysis in case of stromal necrosis occurrence. This is a noncomparative, retrospective, interventional case series. The medical records of 12 eyes of 12 patients who underwent consecutive AlphaCor keratoprosthesis implantations were reviewed. Patients with severe bilateral corneal pathology ...
McDaniel David - - 2014
Multiple devices are currently on the market that employ radiofrequency to non-invasively treat skin laxity and wrinkle reduction. The study device was a unique monopolar radiofrequency device FDA cleared for the treatment of wrinkles and rhytids. The delivery system allows constant monitoring of the real-time local skin impedance changes, which ...
Antonio Liliane de Fátima Lde F Laboratório de Vigilância em Leishmanioses (Lab VigiLeish), Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas (IPEC)/Fiocruz, - - 2014
A case-control study was conducted to examine the association among the Montenegro skin test (MST), age of skin lesion and therapeutic response in patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) treated at Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For each treatment failure ...
Manjhi Pramod Kumar PK Senior Resident, Department of Pharmacology, IGIMS , Sheikhpura, Patna, Bihar, India - - 2014
The conventionally used topical antiscabetics have poor compliance. Ivermectin, an oral antiparasitic drug, has been shown to be an effective scabicide and could be a useful substitute. This study was designed to compare efficacy of oral ivermectin with commonly used topical antiscabies drugs. This study was conducted on four groups ...
Kong Lingde L Department of Spine Surgery, The Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University; Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China - - - 2014
An accurate determination of the optimal level of transverse skin incision is important. We describe a new technique to determine the level on the basis of computed tomography multiplanar reformations techniques, and conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine the accuracy of the new method. Eighty patients were enrolled and ...
Nikkhah Dariush D Plastic Surgery Registrar, East Grinstead Hospital, East Grinstead, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
In many units, the standard mesh ratio is 1.5:1, but in our unit we have a 1:1 mesher, which does not expand the skin but provides regular fenestrations. There is some evidence that the unexpanded 1.5:1 meshed graft compares favourably with sheet grafts from a cosmetic perspective whilst reducing the ...
Zheng JiSi J Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ninth People's Hospital, College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology & Shanghai Research Institute of Stomatology, Shanghai, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to introduce a modified endoscopic lift of the floor of the maxillary sinus in beagles. Twelve operations (bilateral and randomly chosen) were done in 6 beagles each in the test group (modified endoscopic operation), and the control group, in which the operation was done ...
Feizi Sepehr S Department of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to report the incidence of epithelial defects and identify donor factors that might correlate with the presence of epithelial defects and graft reepithelialization time after a deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). In this retrospective study, 283 consecutive keratoconic eyes underwent DALK using donor corneas ...
Gershonowitz Amikam - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: The growing demand for skin rejuvenation procedures with minimal down time and low risk, has led to the development of fractional radiofrequency (RF) systems. The new VoluDerm™ RF micro needle technology creates minute columns of tissue thermal micro ablation. Treatment triggers natural fractional healing resulting in dermal volumizing ...
Chiricozzi Andrea A Dermatology Department, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Rome, - - 2014
Background: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic disabling inflammatory skin disorder, typically characterized by intensely itching, oozing, crusted, eroded vesicles or papules developing on erythematous plaques. Conventional treatments, both topical and systemic, may produce unsuccessful and unsatisfactory results. Objectives: we aimed to assess the efficacy of apheretic treatments in patients with ...
Puls Miriam M Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Göttingen, Göttingen, - - 2014
Aims: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) represents a less invasive treatment option for elderly patients. Therefore, we aimed to determine the impact of frailty measured by the Katz Index of activities of daily living (ADL) on short- and long-term mortality after TAVI. Methods and results: Our study included 300 consecutive ...
Chan Raymond Javan RJ Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia; School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia; Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the effects of a natural oil-based emulsion containing allantoin versus aqueous cream for preventing and managing radiation-induced skin reactions. A total of 174 patients were randomized and participated in the study. Patients received either cream 1 (the natural oil-based emulsion containing allantoin) or cream 2 (aqueous cream). Skin ...
Patil Shantanu S Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research & Education, 11025 North Torrey Pines Road, Suite 200, La Jolla, CA, 92037, - - 2014
At 14- to 17-year followup, we reported successful outcomes of the Press-fit Condylar total knee arthroplasty (TKA) system in 160 TKAs performed between 1986 and 1989. However, there are few published reports on TKA survivorship and patient function that include patients evaluated into the third decade after surgery. The study ...
Oram Yasemin Y Department of Dermatology, V.K. Foundation American Hospital of Istanbul, - - 2014
To assess the effectiveness of 10,600nm fractional CO2 laser for neck aging at one month and one year after treatment. Design/Setting/Participants/Measurement: Twenty patients underwent 10,600nm fractional CO2 laser treatment over the entire neck. Clinical features of the patients were classified according to Baker classification. The degrees of skin laxity, jowling, ...
Taniguchi Hiroaki H Department of Hematology, Atomic Bomb Disease and Hibakusha Medicine Unit, Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki - - 2014
Cryoglobulinemia (Cg) in multiple myeloma (MM) is rare and no standard treatment has yet been established. Herein, we report a case of MM with Cg, successfully treated with a combination of lenalidomide and dexamethasone. A 76-year-old woman suffering from skin ulcerations, extremity pain and peripheral neuropathy was diagnosed as having ...
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