Plast Surg Nurs 2017 Jan/Mar;37(1):39-44
Marcia Spear, DNP, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN, CANS, is a nurse practitioner with the Department of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Kristen Thurman, PT, CWS, is Vice President, Clinical Affairs for Wellsense, Inc., Birmingham, MI.
Int J Surg Case Rep 2022 May 18;95:107223. Epub 2022 May 18.
Department of Ophthalmology, Aleppo University Hospital, Aleppo, Syria.
Introduction: We describe the management of a scleral thinning after uneventful pterygium surgery, it is an uncommon complication; in addition, we have reviewed similar published cases in the literature.Presentation Of Case: A 48-year-old woman presented with thinning sclera in the first week after pterygium excision surgery. Conservative treatment was the first line in the management. Read More
J Indian Soc Periodontol 2022 May-Jun;26(3):245-253. Epub 2022 May 2.
Department of Periodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
Background: Marginal tissue recession is a frequent clinical scenario that creates substantial compromise in esthetic appearance of the patient. The current randomized, double-blind interventional trial aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the combination of "platelet rich fibrin (PRF)" membrane with bioresorbable guided tissue regeneration (GTR) membrane as compared to GTR membrane alone utilizing "double lateral sliding bridge flap (DLSBF) technique" for the management of simultaneous GR defects in human subjects.Materials And Methods: Twenty subjects were randomly allotted in two groups: Group 1 (test): 10 subjects treated with PRF + GTR membrane using DLSBF technique and Group 2 (control): 10 subjects treated with GTR membrane alone using DLSBF technique. Read More
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2022 Apr 24. Epub 2022 Apr 24.
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), University of Lausanne (UNIL), Lausanne, Switzerland. Electronic address:
Objective: Opioid-based analgesia is often used in the management of postoperative pain in arthroplasty cases. This article analyses the safety of single-shot peripheral nerve block (PNB) and potential analgesic benefits in patients undergoing lower limb free flap reconstruction.Methods: A retrospective review including all patients undergoing lower limb reconstruction with free flaps between October 2017 and April 2020 was performed. Read More
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2022 Apr 22. Epub 2022 Apr 22.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan. Electronic address:
Introduction: Patients with head and neck cancer may suffer from xerostomia after repetitive surgery or radiation therapy. Free colon tissue transfer was used to restore the lubrication of the oral cavity, and a bacteriological study in mice was conducted to evaluate how the intestine transfer from the intra-abdominal to extra-abdominal locations may affect bacterial colonization.Patients And Methods: Twelve patients received free colon transfer for the reconstruction of their intraoral mucosal defect following trismus release. Read More
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2022 May 19. Epub 2022 May 19.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Florida Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, USA. Electronic address:
Opioids are often the mainstay of postoperative pain management, despite strong evidence of their ill effects and potential for long-term addiction. The goal of this study was to quantify opioid use and contrast pain management strategies of multiple international institutions performing fibula free flap reconstruction. A retrospective multicenter cohort study was designed, including five international centers. Read More