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https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681258/impact-and-implementation-of-plastic-surgery-interest-groups-national-survey-of-plastic-surgery-interest-group-leadership
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Nicholas A Elmer, Anamika Veeramani, Natalie Hassell, Eric Shiah, Samuel Manstein, Carly Comer, Valeria Bustos, Samuel J Lin
Background: Plastic surgery interest groups (PSIGs) provide an invaluable opportunity to enhance medical students' exposure to and knowledge of plastic surgery. Despite this, there have been no studies that provide information on the formation of these groups as well as the aspects that make for a productive PSIG. Methods: An anonymous survey was distributed by email via RedCAP to US medical students who hold leadership positions within their medical school's PSIG. Participants were asked baseline medical school information, the structure of their interest group, and perspectives on the most impactful and challenging components of their interest group...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681257/reconstruction-using-perforator-propeller-flaps-after-malignant-melanoma-resection-of-the-lower-extremity
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Adela Alvarez Rio, Josep Oriol Roca Mas, Gonzalo Joaquin Soroa Moreno, Daniel Navarro Sanchez, Ivan Monge Castresana, Jaime Estrada Cuxart
Introduction: Surgical excision with margin of 2 cm is the treatment of choice in malignant cutaneous melanoma when Breslow index is >1 mm. When located on the lower limb, these resections can lead to large defects that require complex reconstruction in order to salvage the limb. The use of propeller-perforator flaps has multiple advantages such as the preservation of adjacent muscles, decrease in morbidity in the donor site, and good aesthetic and functional results. Our objective is to expose our experience and results with the use of propeller-perforator flaps for coverage of this kind of defects...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681256/postoperative-prophylactic-antibiotic-use-in-breast-reduction-mammoplasty-a-single-centre-retrospective-cohort-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Véronique M Doucet, Jakob J Weirathmueller, Graham J McLeod, Kenneth A Murray
Introduction: Breast reduction mammoplasty (BRM) is a common procedure performed by plastic surgeons treating patients with hypermastia. It is customary to give preoperative prophylactic intravenous antibiotics for BRM, followed by several days of postoperative prophylactic oral antibiotics, despite the lack of evidence of their effectiveness in preventing surgical site infections (SSIs). The purpose of this study is to determine if the addition of prophylactic postoperative antibiotics is more effective in preventing SSIs in comparison to a single dose of preoperative prophylactic antibiotics in BRM...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681255/we-have-a-problem%C3%A2
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EDITORIAL
Cole V Roblee, William M Kuzon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681254/comparison-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-or-without-a-split-thickness-skin-graft-in-the-surgical-management-of-axillary-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Z Vinnicombe, G V Singh, J Spiers, A L Pouncey, H McEvoy, K Lancaster
Introduction: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) alone or with the addition of a split-thickness skin graft (STSG) are 2 reconstructive options available after surgical excision of axillary hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). The aim of this study was to retrospectively examine patients undergoing these treatments and to assess clinical and patient-related outcome measures. Methods: A single-centre, retrospective analysis was conducted, evaluating surgical excision of axillary HS, with STSG and NPWT, or NPWT alone...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681253/targeted-muscle-reinnervation-and-regenerative-peripheral-nerve-interfaces-versus-standard-management-in-the-treatment-of-limb-amputation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Morgan Yuan, Matteo Gallo, Lucas Gallo, Minh Hq Huynh, Mark McRae, Matthew C McRae, Achilleas Thoma, Christopher J Coroneos, Sophocles H Voineskos
Introduction: Painful neuromas are a common postoperative complication of limb amputation often treated with secondary reinnervation. Surgical reinnervation include Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) and Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interface (RPNI), and can be primary and secondary. The aim of this review is to assess the effects of primary TMR/RPNI at the time of limb amputation on the incidence and intensity of post-operative neuroma and pain. Methods: This review was registered a priori on PROSPERO (CRD42021264360)...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681252/lymphaticovenous-anastomosis-and-vascularized-lymph-node-transfer-for-the-treatment-of-lymphedema-a-canadian-case-series
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Michelle Bonapace-Potvin, Elisabeth Lorange, Marie-Pascale Tremblay-Champagne
Introduction: Lymphedema is a chronic and debilitating condition. This study aims to assess the efficacy and safety of lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) and vascularized lymph node transfers (VLNT) for the treatment of patients suffering from lymphedema, mainly by comparing pre- and postoperative daily compression use, limb volumes, and occurrence of cellulitis. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients who were treated by a single surgeon for lymphedema with LVA and/or VLNT between March 2018 and February 2020...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681251/flap-monitoring-using-interstitial-fluid-glucose-measurements
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Tomoki Kiuchi, Naohiro Ishii, Takahiro Uno, Yuichiro Uoya, Shigeki Sakai, Kyoichi Matsuzaki, Kazuo Kishi
Background: Various flap monitoring techniques have been used in the early detection of anastomotic thrombus; however, the use of automatic and continuous monitoring methods is presently uncommon. The purpose of this study was to investigate trends in interstitial fluid glucose concentration (IFG) in flap monitoring by measuring IFG automatically and continuously. Methods: Nine patients underwent unilateral breast reconstruction using a transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap with vascular anastomosis...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681250/successful-applicant-and-program-director-perspectives-on-the-virtual-residency-selection-process-for-canadian-surgical-subspecialties
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Jad Abi-Rafeh, Victoria Sebag, Hassan ElHawary, Dino Zammit, Mirko S Gilardino
Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic imparted an important shift in strategies postgraduate surgical programs use to recruit, interact with, and select medical students applying through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). With this unprecedented shift toward virtual applicant selection, this study sought to explore and analyze perspectives of the first cohort of program directors (PDs) and applicants who participated in this process. Methods: A cross-sectional survey study was designed using Google Forms for both PDs and applicants participating in the 2021 CaRMS surgical subspecialty selection process...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681249/conversion-from-alloplastic-to-autologous-breast-reconstruction-what-are-the-inciting-factors
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Brendon Bitoiu, Sofie Schlagintweit, Zach Zhang, Esta Bovill, Kathryn Isaac, Sheina Macadam
Introduction: Failure of alloplastic breast reconstruction is an uncommon occurrence that may result in abandonment of reconstructive efforts or salvage with conversion to autologous reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that predict failure of alloplastic breast reconstruction and conversion to autologous reconstruction. Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients who underwent mastectomy and immediate alloplastic breast reconstruction between 2008 and 2019. Inclusion criteria included patients 18 years or older who underwent initial alloplastic reconstruction with a minimum of 3-year follow-up...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681248/most-cited-articles-in-body-contouring-a-bibliometric-analysis-of-the-past-45-years
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REVIEW
Luis A Antezana, Lucas Kreutz-Rodrigues, Daniel Shapiro, Austin Chen, Basel Sharaf, Jorys Martinez-Jorge, Karim Bakri
Introduction: The purpose of this study is to produce a bibliometric review of the 30 most cited articles related to 6 major domains of body contouring-abdominoplasty, thighplasty, brachioplasty, gluteoplasty, body lift, and liposuction-for resident and fellow education. Methods: The authors utilized the Web of Science Citation Index to identify the 30 most cited articles related to surgery for body contouring published from 1975 to 2020. Articles were classified according to their level of evidence, type of study, and country of publication...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681247/ventral-hernia-reconstruction-with-gore-enform-biomaterial
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Andrew W Hollins, Andrew Atia, Gloria Zhang, Catalin Mateas, Michael Schmidt, Rebecca Fillipo, William W Hope, Howard Levinson
Introduction: Ventral hernia repair (VHR) is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. Degradable mesh is the recommended choice for patients presenting with high-risk co-morbidities or increased risk for infection. GORE® ENFORM BiomaterialTM is a biosynthetic degradable mesh that has recently been approved for use in ventral hernia reconstruction with no reports of its clinical outcomes. Methods: This study was a single surgeon case series. Patients were included in the study if they underwent VHR with GORE® ENFORM BiomaterialTM ...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681246/managing-severe-postburn-wrist-flexion-contracture-by-proximal-row-carpectomy-and-abdominal-interpolation-flap
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Berrak Karatan, Kamil Yamak
Introduction: Postburn upper extremity contractures can greatly diminish the quality of life. To successfully manage these contractures and achieve successful functional outcomes, an optimal surgical method should be planned to address all affected tissues on the extremities. Conventional soft tissue transfers after releasing the contracture, such as skin grafts or flaps, may be insufficient. In addition to capsulotomy, tendon release, and lengthening procedures, more aggressive modalities may be indicated...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681245/commentary-we-have-a-problem%C3%A2
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Achilles Thoma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681244/resident-exposure-and-involvement-in-core-procedural-competencies-within-pediatric-plastic-surgery
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Josephine A D'Abbondanza, Jessica G Shih, Aaron D C Knox, Nick Zhygan, Mitchell H Brown, Joel S Fish, Douglas J Courtemanche
Introduction: The implementation of competency-based residency training in plastic surgery is underway. Key competencies in plastic surgery have been previously identified, however, within the domain of pediatrics, data suggest limited exposure throughout training for Canadian graduates. This study aims to identify the exposure and involvement of residents in core pediatric cases. Methods: We performed a retrospective, multicenter review of plastic surgery resident case logs (T-Res, POWER, New Innovations) across 10 Canadian, English-speaking training programs between 2004 and 2014...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681243/plastic-surgery-in-the-metaverse
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Nicholas A Elmer, Natalie Hassell, Carly D Comer, Valeria Bustos, Samuel J Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681242/minimal-pain-tumescent-local-anesthesia-injection-for-wide-awake-modified-radical-mastectomy
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Sameer M Pandya, Tabitha Njuguna, Carol Maina, Pankaj Jani, Donald Lalonde
The advent of minimal pain tumescent local anesthesia injection has improved patient safety by eliminating the need for sedation for many wide awake operations, especially in patients with significant medical comorbidities. Modified radical mastectomy (MRM) for breast cancer is commonly performed under general anesthesia as it requires the dissection of the entire breast and an ipsilateral axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). General anesthesia has been shown to have a high risk in patients with severe medical comorbidities...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681241/what-technique-results-in-the-lowest-rate-of-velopharyngeal-insufficiency-in-patients-with-submucous-cleft-palate-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Sarah Gardiner, Lindsay Bjornson, Colleen Pawliuk, Marija Bucevska, Jeffrey Bone, Jugpal S Arneja
Objective: To determine which surgical technique offers the lowest rate of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) without the need for further operative intervention, in pediatric patients with nonsyndromic submucous cleft palate (SMCP). Methods: This systematic review and meta-analysis included articles reporting on nonsyndromic pediatric patients treated surgically during childhood for SMCP, with data on postoperative speech outcomes and/or recommendations for secondary surgery. Main outcome measures included rates of unfavorable speech outcomes defined as persistent VPI requiring secondary surgery and speech outcome data...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38681240/outcomes-of-nerve-transfers-in-peroneal-nerve-palsy
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Julia B Lichtenstein, Linden K Head, Gerald Wolff, Kirsty U Boyd
Background: The objective of this work is to: (i) evaluate the postoperative outcomes after lower extremity nerve transfer (LENT) in patients with peroneal nerve palsy, and (ii) evaluate the patient and surgical factors that best predict successful restoration of ankle dorsiflexion following nerve transfer. Methods: A retrospective cohort of prospectively collected data included all patients who underwent LENT (2010-2018). Two independent reviewers performed data collection. Primary outcome measures were: (i) clinically with British Medical Research Council (MRC) strength assessments, and (ii) electrodiagnostically with nascent motor unit potentials...
May 2024: Plastic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38603175/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-reconstructive-surgery-for-burns-and-complex-wounds
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Alan D Rogers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2024: Plastic Surgery
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