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By Daniel Jaffurs Chief of plastic surgery, CHOC Children's Hospital
P Corre, C Merceron, J Longis, R H Khonsari, P Pilet, T Ngo Thi, S Battaglia, S Sourice, M Masson, J Sohier, F Espitalier, J Guicheux, P Weiss
UNLABELLED: For craniofacial bone defect repair, several alternatives to bone graft (BG) exist, including the combination of biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) biomaterials with total bone marrow (TBM) and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), or the use of growth factors like recombinant human bone morphogenic protein-2 (RhBMP-2) and various scaffolds. Therefore, clinicians might be unsure as to which approach will offer their patients the most benefit. Here, we aimed to compare different clinically relevant bone tissue engineering methods in an "all-in-one" study in rat calvarial defects...
October 2015: Acta Biomaterialia
Sammy Sinno, Karan Mehta, Lee Squitieri, Kavitha Ranganathan, Michael S Koeckert, Ashit Patel, Pierre B Saadeh, Vishal Thanik
PURPOSE: The National Residency Matching Program Match is a very unique process in which applicants and programs are coupled to each other based on a ranking system. Although several studies have assessed features plastic surgery programs look for in applicants, no study in the present plastic surgery literature identifies which residency characteristics are most important to plastic surgery applicants. Therefore, we sought to perform a multi-institutional assessment as to which factors plastic surgery residency applicants consider most important when applying for residency...
June 2015: Annals of Plastic Surgery
M E Beth Smith, Annette Totten, David H Hickam, Rongwei Fu, Ngoc Wasson, Basmah Rahman, Makalapua Motu'apuaka, Somnath Saha
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers affect as many as 3 million Americans and are major sources of morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. PURPOSE: To summarize evidence comparing the effectiveness and safety of treatment strategies for adults with pressure ulcers. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, and Health Technology Assessment Database for English- or foreign-language studies; reference lists; gray literature; and individual product packets from manufacturers (January 1985 to October 2012)...
July 2, 2013: Annals of Internal Medicine
Daniel L Davenport, William G Henderson, Shomari Hogan, Robert M Mentzer, Joseph B Zwischenberger
INTRODUCTION: Medical students demonstrate decreased interest in surgical residencies and resident attrition after entry into programs has been reported at 14% to 20%. This study surveyed surgery residents regarding working conditions and how those conditions influenced their job satisfaction. METHODS: A new survey was developed to measure residents' working conditions. Questions generated from literature review were expanded and validated through focus groups at 2 academic medical centers...
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