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Chenxing Jian, Lisheng Lin, Limin Wu, Hang Li, Zifang Zheng, Yucheng Song, Wei Liu
Objective: To introduce a contralateral mastoplasty in breast reconstruction with prosthesis after breast cancer surgery in order to gain bilateral breasts symmetry. Methods: Between January 2016 and June 2018, 11 female patients with breast cancer were treated, aged 34-64 years old (mean, 49.6 years). There were 5 cases in left side and 6 cases in right side. There were 3 cases of invasive carcinoma and 8 cases of intraductal carcinoma. The diameter of tumor was 0...
March 1, 2019: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
Jonathan D Tijerina, Shane D Morrison, Daniel G Vail, Gordon K Lee, Rahim Nazerali
BACKGROUND: Google Trends (GT) is a free, open-source tool that permits customizable analysis of search term volumes entered into the Google search engine. Google Trends data may offer useful and actionable insight to plastic surgeons pertaining to worldwide, national, and regional evolution of patient interest for breast procedures and other common surgeries. METHODS: Search terms were generated using the "related queries" feature of GT. Google Trends data were collected for breast lift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, and male breast reduction from January 2004 to September 2017...
March 12, 2019: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Jonathan D Tijerina, Shane D Morrison, Ian T Nolan, Daniel G Vail, Gordon K Lee, Rahim Nazerali
BACKGROUND: Several online resources such as Google Trends (GT) enable plastic surgeons to track search volume trends for cosmetic procedures. Understanding these data may allow surgeons to better anticipate patients' interests and meet their needs. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the correlation between GT search volumes and annual surgery volumes. METHODS: Search terms were generated using the "related queries" feature of GT. Data were obtained for the terms breast augmentation, buttock augmentation, buttock implants, buttock lift, calf augmentation, liposuction, lower body lift, thighplasty, abdominoplasty, and brachioplasty from January 2004 to November 2017...
February 22, 2019: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Hesham A Helal, Asser El-Hilaly, Nahed Samir Boughdadi
BACKGROUND: The augmented breast frequently becomes ptotic by time and most of the patients may seek mastopexy. Although the rate of breast lift surgeries after breast augmentation is increasing, there are few studies regarding the nature of these procedures. METHODS: Sixty patients with moderate grade ptosis and previously augmented breast by breast implants seeking breast mastopexy. Group A included 30 patients who underwent intra-capsular circum-areolar mastopexy and Group B including another 30 patients who underwent extra-capsular circum-areolar mastopexy...
September 2018: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
Mustafa Akyurek, Eleanor Tomczyk, Mark Albert, Robert Quinlan
BACKGROUND: Breast deformity is common following lumpectomy. Use of ptotic lower pole tissue for restoration of volume in the upper pole is quite appealing since it allows for a concomitant lift. This study presents the medial pillar island flap technique of oncoplastic breast reconstruction of upper pole defects. METHODS: Vascular anatomy of the lower pole of the breast was investigated with cadaver study. The medial pillar island flap was designed utilizing the territory of the inferior pole of the breast as an island flap pedicled medially by the internal mammary artery perforators surrounded by the soft tissue of the medial pillar...
December 13, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Michelle M De Souza, Andrea D Jewell, Samuel N Grief, Belinda A Vail
Plastic surgery is a broad field, including maxillofacial surgery, reconstruction after injuries, hand surgery, and skin flaps and grafts, but the most common procedures for women are liposuction and body contouring, breast surgery, and facial cosmetic procedures. Techniques of face and brow lifts, blepharoplasty, and rhinoplasty are discussed as well as botulinum toxin and filler injections, and laser and pulsed light techniques that may delay or eliminate the need for surgery. Comparison of the surgeries for breast reconstruction, reduction, augmentation, and mastopexy is discussed...
December 2018: Primary Care
Narayanan M Nair, Daniel C Mills
Background: The GalaFLEX Scaffold is a mesh composed of resorbable P4HB monofilament fibers that aids in providing immediate internal soft tissue support, such as that of an underwire bra, to the breast after either breast reduction, lift, or augmentation. It has been described extensively as an adjunct for mastopexy and even facelifts to great success. Objectives: Our goal is to explore the possibility of GalaFLEX as an internal support that will help aid in the prevention of future sagging, predominantly in the lower pole of the breast...
October 13, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Andrew Martin, Alpana Ghadge, Paolo Manzoni, Kei Lui, Rebecca Brown, William Tarnow-Mordi
INTRODUCTION: Very-low birthweight (VLBW, <1500 g) infants comprise about 1%-1.4% of all births in high-income countries. Every year, about 3000 VLBW babies in Australia and New Zealand receive intensive care. Many die or else survive with severe brain injury, retinopathy, late-onset sepsis or necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), each of which carries substantial risk of disability. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This trial tests whether adding bovine lactoferrin (bLF) to feeds in VLBW infants improves (1) survival to hospital discharge free from brain injury, late-onset sepsis, NEC and treated retinopathy of prematurity (primary composite end point); (2) each component of the primary composite end point and (3) time to reach full enteral feeds, number of blood transfusions, chronic lung disease and length of hospital stay...
October 2, 2018: BMJ Open
Tao Han, Qing Yin, Lixin Wan
The crosstalk between cellular energy status and epigenetic modifications remains largely elusive. We recently uncovered that upon energy restriction, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) phosphorylates enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), which disrupts the integrity of the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), thus inhibiting PRC2 oncogenic functions in ovarian and breast cancer cells.
2018: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
Kenneth Wikström, Ulf Isacsson, Kristina Nilsson, Anders Ahnesjö
BACKGROUND: Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) for radiotherapy of left-sided breast cancer patients can effectively move the heart away from the target and reduce the heart dose compared to treatments in free breathing. This study aims to investigate the positional reproducibility of heart edge (HE) and thoracic wall (TW) during repeated DIBHs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: At three occasions, 11 left-sided breast cancer patients were CT imaged during 6 minutes of repeated DIBHs with 60 cine CT series...
August 3, 2018: Acta Oncologica
Michael Scheflan, Adi Maisel Lotan, Tanir M Allweis
Background: In women with large and ptotic breasts requiring a mastectomy and immediate, implant-based reconstruction, long flaps pose a high risk for flap ischemia and necrosis. A new trans-vertical incision for skin-reducing mastectomy is described, which reduces the skin envelope and lifts the breast. Objective: To describe the new mastectomy access incision and assess its efficacy and safety when followed by immediate implant-based reconstruction. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 70 consecutive patients (101 breasts) with large and ptotic breasts undergoing a unilateral (n=39; 55...
July 24, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Ulrich E Ziegler, Udo Lorenz, Adrien Daigeler, Selina N Ziegler, Philip H Zeplin
BACKGROUND: Pseudogynecomastia is the increased aggregation of fatty tissue in the area of the male breast with resultant female appearance. Two forms can appear: pseudogynecomastia after massive weight loss (pseudogynecomastia obese [PO]) and pseudogynecomastia, which is caused only by adipose tissue (pseudogynecomastia fat). For PO, only the Gusenoff classification with corresponding operative treatment options exists. However, this classification is limited by the fact that it underestimates the extensive variability of residual fat tissue and skin excess, both crucial factors for operative planning...
September 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Dominik Duscher, David Kiesl, Matthias Michael Aitzetmüller, Raphael Wenny, Karl Schableger, Clement Johannes Staud, Michael Stefan Pollhammer, Andreas Shamiyeh, Georg M Huemer
BACKGROUND: Postoperative surgical-site infections are severe complications following body contouring surgery. Here, the authors evaluate whether surgical-site infection rates are influenced by higher temperatures during the summer season. METHODS: We enrolled 602 patients who underwent body contouring surgery between 2009 and 2015 in a retrospective cohort study. Data collected included demographics, surgical data, and postoperative outcome. Body contouring surgery procedures included lower and upper body lift, abdominoplasty, breast reduction, mastopexy, brachioplasty, and thigh lift...
September 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Christodoulos Kaoutzanis, Julian Winocour, Varun Gupta, Max Yeslev, Nishant Ganesh Kumar, Blair Wormer, James C Grotting, K Kye Higdon
Background: Smoking has been associated with several postoperative adverse outcomes across multiple surgical disciplines, but the literature is limited for aesthetic surgical procedures. Objectives: To compare complication rates between smokers and nonsmokers undergoing common cosmetic procedures, identify specific cosmetic procedures where smoking increases the risk of complications, and evaluate smoking as an independent risk factor for major complications following aesthetic surgery...
April 6, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Aynur Abdulla, Wenjia Liu, Azarmidokht Gholamipour-Shirazi, Jiahui Sun, Xianting Ding
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are rare cells that detach from a primary or metastasis tumor and flow into the bloodstream. Intact and viable tumor cells are needed for genetic characterization of CTCs, new drug development, and other research. Although separation of CTCs using spiral channel with two outlets has been reported, few literature demonstrated simultaneous isolation of different types of CTCs from human blood using cascaded inertial focusing microfluidic channel. Herein, we introduce a cascaded microfluidic device consisting of two spiral channels and one zigzag channel designed with different fluid fields, including lift force, Dean drag force, and centrifugal force...
April 3, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
Burak Özkan, Abbas Albayati, Atilla Adnan Eyüboğlu, Ahmet Çağrı Uysal, Nilgun Markal Ertaş, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Transplant patients, like the nontransplant population, can have surgical interventions for body shape disorders. Studies on aesthetic surgeries in transplant patients are scarce. Our aim was to share our experiences with various aesthetic procedures in solid-organ transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six (5 female, 1 male) transplant patients who received surgical corrections of the aging face, ptosis and lipodystrophy of the breast, and abdomen at the Baskent University Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department between 2010 and 2017 were included...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Gulhima Arora, Sandeep Arora
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October 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Amanda Ewart Toland, Andrea Forman, Fergus J Couch, Julie O Culver, Diana M Eccles, William D Foulkes, Frans B L Hogervorst, Claude Houdayer, Ephrat Levy-Lahad, Alvaro N Monteiro, Susan L Neuhausen, Sharon E Plon, Shyam K Sharan, Amanda B Spurdle, Csilla Szabo, Lawrence C Brody
Clinical testing of BRCA1 and BRCA2 began over 20 years ago. With the expiration and overturning of the BRCA patents, limitations on which laboratories could offer commercial testing were lifted. These legal changes occurred approximately the same time as the widespread adoption of massively parallel sequencing (MPS) technologies. Little is known about how these changes impacted laboratory practices for detecting genetic alterations in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer genes. Therefore, we sought to examine current laboratory genetic testing practices for BRCA1 / BRCA2 ...
2018: NPJ Genomic Medicine
James M Economides, David H Song
Background: Despite the popularity of latissimus dorsi (LD) flap in breast reconstruction, a breast implant is often necessary to achieve sufficient volume. Prior reports describe fat grafting to the LD flap as a secondary procedure to correct contour deformities and improve volume. Our institution has instituted autologous breast reconstruction with an LD flap and immediate fat transfer (LIFT). Methods: A retrospective review of all patients undergoing the LIFT procedure was undertaken...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Tahereh Fatemian, Ezharul Hoque Chowdhury
Pharmacotherapy as the mainstay in the management of breast cancer has demonstrated various drawbacks, including non-targeted bio distribution and narrow therapeutic and safety windows. Thus, enhancements in pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic profiles of the classical anti-cancer drugs could lead to improved efficacy against cancer cells. Therefore, inorganic pH-dependent carbonate apatite (CA) nanoparticles were utilized to efficiently deliver various drugs into cancer cells. Following characterization and various modifications in the structure of CA complexes with different drugs, lifted outcomes were achieved...
February 5, 2018: Toxics
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