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Effect of fentanyl nasal packing treatment on patients with acute postoperative pain after closed reduction of nasal bone fracture: a randomized double-blind controlled trial.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 8:1-6. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

c Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Gangneung Asan Medical Center , University of Ulsan College of Medicine , Seoul , Korea.

Purpose: Nasal bone fracture reduction surgery is normally followed by nasal packing to control bleeding. Yet, patients suffer from pain and require further analgesic treatments following nasal packing and removal. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of fentanyl-soaked packing as a method of controlling pain after nasal surgeries in a prospective, randomized, double-blind controlled trial. Read More

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February 2019
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Objective evaluation of fat tissue induration after breast reconstruction using a deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 8:1-5. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

a Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine , Kyoto , Japan.

Problems in breast reconstruction with deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps include postoperative fat induration and necrosis. A resulting clinical symptom is palpable indurated tissue, but it is difficult to measure the stiffness of transplanted fat tissues objectively at a deep site. The ability to perform shear-wave elastography (SWE) was recently added to some common ultrasonic echo devices, enabling objective three-dimensional measurements of tissue stiffness. Read More

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February 2019

Comparison of contraction rates of epigastric and extended dorsal island skin flaps in rats.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Apr 3;53(2):65-70. Epub 2019 Feb 3.

b Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Istanbul Training and Research Hospital , Istanbul , Turkey.

Flap surgery is a wide field in plastic and reconstructive surgery practice and experimental research is needed to improve surgical success. These research is often performed on rats. Rat is a loose-skinned animal and contraction of skin flaps on rats is an underestimated condition. Read More

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Introduction of spring-assisted cranioplasty for scaphocephaly in Russia: first cases evaluated using detailed craniometry and principal component analysis.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 3:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 3.

d Central Research Institute of Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery , Moscow , Russia.

Spring-assisted cranioplasty (SAC) was recently introduced in Moscow. This study provides a detailed analysis of the results of the first 14 SAC cases in Russia. The patients underwent a computed tomography scan before surgery and prior to spring removal 3 months later. Read More

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February 2019

Effects of aspiration time on immediate viability of adipocyte cell in ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) and in traditional suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL).

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 1;53(1):14-19. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

a Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery , Necmettin Erbakan University, School of the Medicine , Konya , Turkey.

We aimed to determine the effect of aspiration periods following liposuction procedure on vascular structures, fibrocollagenous tissues and viability of adipose cells at different minutes, respectively in UAL and SAL. Abdominoplasty materials were divided into two equal parts from middle following excusion during the operations. Traditional SAL was performed to the right part of the abdominoplasty materials therewithal. Read More

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February 2019
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The effect of chemical hemodynamic regulation on the survival of arterialized venous flaps.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Apr 27;53(2):83-88. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

b Department of Orthopaedics (Division of Plastic and Hand Surgery) , The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University , Wenzhou , China.

The role of nitric oxide (NO) on the microcirculation of arterialized venous flaps (AVFs) remains controversial. We aimed to investigate the effect of hemodynamic regulation using nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor and its agonist as a chemical intervention on the survival of AVF. A 10 × 8 cm arterialized venous flap was designed symmetrically on the rabbit abdomen. Read More

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Ischemia postconditioning protects dermal microvascular endothelial cells of rabbit epigastric skin flaps against apoptosis via adenosine A2a receptors.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Apr 27;53(2):76-82. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

b Research Center of Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College , Beijing , China.

Background: It has been shown that endogenous adenosine-induced by ischemia postconditioning attenuates apoptosis in recent studies; however, they focus only on parenchymal cells. The detailed mechanism has not been clearly clarified in any research and the subtype of adenosine receptors involved remains unknown. In our study, dermal microvascular endothelial cells (DMECs) are used to explore the role of adenosine A receptor in the anti-apoptotic effects of ischemic postconditioning. Read More

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Comparison of wound closure techniques in median sternotomy scars in children: subcuticular suture versus Steri-Strip™ S.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Jan 27:1-6. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

a Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery , Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location AMC , Amsterdam , The Netherlands.

Objectives: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare subcuticular sutures and Steri-Strip™ S in closing median sternotomy incisions in children with regard to wound healing and scar formation.

Methods: Fifty-three children and adolescents were enrolled in this study who all underwent a median sternotomy at age 0-18 years and had their presternal cutaneous wounds closed with either a running subcuticular suture (Group 1) or Steri-Strip™ S (Group 2). Their scars were assessed using the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS). Read More

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January 2019
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Fascicular turnover flap in the reconstruction of facial nerve defects: an experimental study in rats.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Jan 24:1-6. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

a Department of Plastic Surgery , Oita University Hospital , Oita , Japan.

The purpose of this study was to assess the utility of a fascicular turnover flap for facial nerve repair and to investigate its possible application in the field of facial nerve repair using a rat model of facial paralysis. Twenty-four Wistar rats were used in this study. A left vibrissal muscle palsy model was established via excision of the buccal and marginal branches through a periauricular incision. Read More

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January 2019
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Evaluation of the eyebrow position after aponeurosis advancement.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 24;53(1):60-64. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

f Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Yokohama City University Hospital , Yokohama-shi , Kanagawa , Japan.

Patients often develop eyebrow drooping after blepharoplasty or ptosis repair. After aponeurosis advancement was performed in 53 patients (100 eyelids) with blepharoptosis, the eyebrow heights at the medial canthus, center of the pupil, and lateral canthus were measured using scanned photographs obtained preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively. In the 100 eyelids subjected to aponeurosis advancement, the eyebrow position was lowered at the medial canthus in 81 eyelids (81%), at the center of the pupil in 84 eyelids (84%), and at the lateral canthus in 80 eyelids (80%). Read More

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February 2019
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Clinical, genetic and experimental studies of the Brooke-Spiegler (CYLD) skin tumor syndrome.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Apr 24;53(2):71-75. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

a Sahlgrenska Cancer Center, Department of Pathology , University of Gothenburg , Gothenburg , Sweden.

Brooke-Spiegler syndrome (BSS; a.k.a. Read More

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April 2019
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Is split-thickness skin graft safe for coverage of the vascular pedicle in free tissue transfer?

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Jan 24:1-5. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

a Department of Plastic Surgery, Asan Medical Center , University of Ulsan College of Medicine , Seoul , Republic of Korea.

Introduction: If the pedicle is compressed after microanastomosis during free flap reconstruction, additional tissue such as skin graft or vascularized flap is needed to avoid tension. Performing a skin graft directly on the vessel might cause considerable problems. We aimed to analyze the safety of skin grafting on the anastomosis site of the free flap. Read More

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January 2019

Bedside monitoring of free flaps using ICG-fluorescence angiography significantly improves detection of postoperative perfusion impairment.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Jan 24:1-6. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

a Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Hand Surgery , University Hospital Zurich , Zürich , Switzerland.

After microvascular tissue transfer, free flaps require meticulous postoperative surveillance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect and applicability of indocyanine green fluorescence angiography (ICG-FA) in bedside monitoring of free flaps postoperatively, especially considering its role in correctly identifying vascular thromboses. Between February 2012 and October 2015, 210 free flaps used for defect reconstruction were analyzed. Read More

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January 2019

Secondary reduction mammaplasty: does initial pedicle design matter?

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Apr 18;53(2):105-110. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

c The Georgia Institute for Plastic Surgery , Savannah , GA , USA.

Reduction mammaplasty is one of the most common plastic surgical procedures performed in the United States. Occasionally patients will require a second reduction to address persistent or recurrent symptomatic macromastia. When the vascular pedicle of a primary breast reduction is unknown, there is uncertainty regarding how best to proceed with a secondary reduction. Read More

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April 2019
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A comparison of the academic impact of plastic surgery units in the United Kingdom and Ireland using bibliometric analysis.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Apr 18;53(2):97-104. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

c Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Chelsea and Westminster Hospital , London , UK.

Academic output is just one aspect of a successful career as a plastic surgeon. However, for those with a strong interest in academia, the academic output of a department will likely be a key factor when deciding how to rank jobs. The aim of this study was to quantify and rank the academic output of plastic surgery units across the UK and Ireland. Read More

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April 2019
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Quality of life, patient satisfaction and cosmetic outcome after delayed breast reconstruction using DIEP flap: a 10 years' follow-up survey.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Apr 18;53(2):119-124. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

a Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Oslo University Hospital , Oslo , Norway.

Autologous breast reconstruction (BR) aims to restore body image and improve health-related quality of life in women undergoing mastectomy due to breast cancer. We wanted to explore patient-reported cosmetic results and satisfaction 10 or more years post BR surgery, using deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP). This is a follow-up study based on the same patient population of 34 patients undergoing delayed DIEP-flap procedure during 2001-2004 at Oslo University Hospital investigated by our group and published in 2008; Four patients died during the 10 years' follow-up time and four patients with total or partial flap failure were excluded. Read More

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April 2019
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Who needs extra time? Amniotic membrane wrapped pauci-suture model for rapid anastomoses.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Apr 18;53(2):89-96. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

b Faculty of Medicine, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery , Ege University , Izmir , Turkey.

An ideal anastomosis method will obtain the highest post-anastomotic vessel patency and will repair the vessel anatomically with minimal thrombosis in an easier, faster and cheaper fashion. To achieve these goals an anastomosis model using an amniotic membrane is introduced. The study was performed on the femoral arteries of 22 Wistar Albino rats (11 control group, 11 experimental group). Read More

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April 2019
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Improved patient-reported outcomes after autologous fat transplantation and corrective surgery after breast surgery.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Apr 17;53(2):111-118. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

a Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery , Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm , Sweden.

Background: Autologous fat transplantation (AFT) is being increasingly used to improve the results after breast-conserving surgery and breast reconstruction. However, studies on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after AFT are scarce. The aim of this prospective longitudinal case-series study was to assess PRO in women who had undergone AFT after surgery for breast cancer or risk-reducing mastectomy. Read More

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Reverse vascularized bone graft of the lateral distal humerus for non-union of the radial neck fracture: anatomical study and case report.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 12;53(1):20-24. Epub 2019 Jan 12.

a Department of Orthopaedic Surgery , Nara Medical University , Kashihara , Japan.

A few treatment options for radial neck non-union have been reported, including radial head excision, radial head replacement, and internal fixation with a bone graft. We describe a new treatment for radial neck non-union using a reverse vascularized bone graft of the lateral distal humerus. In the anatomical study, the posterior radial collateral artery (PRCA) was dissected in eight fresh-frozen cadaver arms. Read More

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February 2019

Breast reconstruction with a dermal sling: a systematic review of surgical modifications.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 17;53(1):1-13. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

a Department of clinical sciences , University of Gothenburg. The Sahlgrenska Academy , Gothenburg , Sweden.

A dermal sling (DS) is used to cover the implant with two layers of tissue when immediate breast reconstruction is performed in women with large and ptotic breasts. It works as an autologous acellular dermal matrix/mesh that can be used to control the implant pocket and inframammary fold, without inferring an extra foreign material and higher costs. There is relatively little published about the DS technique. Read More

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February 2019
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Clinical outcomes and recipient vessel selection for free flap transfer following arteriovenous malformation resection.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 5;53(1):56-59. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

a Department of Plastic and Reconstructive, Aesthetic Surgery , Kyorin University School of Medicine , Mitaka-shi , Tokyo , Japan.

Background: Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare vascular lesion that is difficult to treat. Radical surgical resection followed by free flap transfer is currently one of the preferred treatments, and this study aimed to assess the selection of recipient vessels and clinical outcomes for free flap transfer after AVM resection to establish better surgical management.

Methods: Data from 22 consecutive patients who underwent free flap transfer after AVM resection were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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February 2019
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Quality of life in patients with toe-to-hand transplantation.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Dec 16;52(6):359-362. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

a Department of Orthopaedic Surgery , Nara Medical University , Kashihara , Japan.

Objective: Toe-to-hand transplantation is a reliable procedure that replaces like-with-like in cases of a lost thumb or finger. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of toe transplantation on patients from the perspectives of quality of life (QOL) and disability.

Methods: Ten patients with traumatic amputation of a digit underwent reconstruction with toe transplantation. Read More

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December 2018
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Aesthetic improvements of radial forearm flap donor site by autologous fat transplantation.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 16;53(1):51-55. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

a Plastic Surgery Unit , Sant'Andrea Hospital, School of Medicine and Psychology, "Sapienza" University of Rome , Rome , Italy.

Despite its reliability, radial forearm (RF) flap is still affected by high donor site morbidity with poor cosmetic and functional outcomes after coverage with skin grafts. Having fat grafting demonstrated promising and effective filling and rejuvenating properties, we considered and tested it as a valuable alternative to dermal substitutes for the aesthetic improvement of RF flap donor site. Thirty-three patients with previous RF free flap reconstruction and poor donor site outcomes after full-thickness skin grafting to RF region were evaluated for secondary fat injection to improve outcomes. Read More

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February 2019

FGF-2-containing dalteparin/protamine nanoparticles (FGF-2&D/P NPs) ameliorate UV-induced skin photoaging in hairless mice.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Dec 16;52(6):375-381. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

a Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , New Tokyo Hospital , Chiba , Japan.

UVB exposure penetrates deeply into the dermis to alter skin barrier function, which is a primary factor in skin photoaging. We previously reported that dalteparin and protamine nanoparticles (D/P NPs) are effective carriers of FGF-2. This study aimed to examine the ability of FGF-2-containing D/P NPs (FGF-2&D/P NPs) to ameliorate UVB-induced skin photoaging in hairless mice. Read More

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December 2018

Patient-and observer-reported long-term scar quality of wide local excision scars in melanoma patients.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Oct 31:1-6. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

a Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen , Denmark.

Wide local excision of the primary tumour is the mainstay of treatment for melanoma patients. The aims of this study were to assess the patient- and observer-reported long-term scar quality after surgery using the patient and observer scar assessment scale (POSAS) in melanoma patients, to assess the reliability and validity of POSAS, and to identify factors influencing the scar assessment. This cross-sectional clinical study included 320 melanoma patients with primary tumours on the trunk and limbs. Read More

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October 2018
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Sensory neurotization of muscle: past, present and future considerations.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 31;53(1):31-36. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

c Department of Plastic Surgery and Neurology , University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis , TN , USA.

Research has shown that temporary innervation by a sensory neuron can provide trophic support to a denervated muscle and stave off muscular atrophy until motor neuron transfer is viable. This so called 'sensory protection' allows for improved outcomes when motor reinnervation able to occur. The theoretical benefit of sensory neurotization is hypothesized to maintain tissue architecture of the end organ due to tropic effects of stimulation. Read More

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February 2019
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Oblique intradermal suture as a faster choice for intradermal closure: a randomized equivalence trial.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 31;53(1):45-50. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

c 3 Department of Surgery , Ratchaburi Hospital , Ratchaburi , Thailand.

Performing interrupted intradermal suture during bi-layered skin closure is time consuming. The oblique intradermal suture is hypothesized to be a faster choice for intradermal closure while yielding similar wound cosmetic outcomes. This study aims to demonstrate the equivalence of wound outcomes between the interrupted oblique intradermal suture (OIS) and conventional interrupted intradermal suture (IS) methods. Read More

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February 2019
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Subdermal nitrous oxide delivery increases skin microcirculation and random flap survival in rats.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 29;53(1):37-44. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

g Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Marmara University School of Medicine , Istanbul , Turkey.

Random skin flaps are essential tools in reconstructive surgery. In this study, we investigated the effect of subdermal nitrous oxide (NO) application on random flap survival. In this experimental study, we used 21 female rats in three groups. Read More

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February 2019

Anti-vasospastic effects of botulinum toxin B pretreatment in animal models.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2019 Feb 5;53(1):25-30. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

a Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine , Seoul , Republic of Korea.

Background: Botulinum toxin has been recently known for its vasodilatory effect. The main purpose of our study was to demonstrate the anti-vasospastic effect of botulinum toxin B in animal models.

Method: In this prospective experimental rat study, we used 10 male Sprague-Dawley rats. Read More

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February 2019
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Cold hypersensitivity after hand injuries. A prospective 7-year follow-up.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Dec 5;52(6):363-366. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

d Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Section of Research , Oslo University Hospital , Oslo , Norway.

We studied changes in cold hypersensitivity from 3 to 7 years following severe hand injuries. Data was collected using postal questionnaires 7 years after injury in 71 patients who had participated in a 3-year follow-up from the time of injury. There was no change in cold sensitivity measured using the McCabe Cold Sensitivity Severity scale (CSS) from 3 to 7 years after injury. Read More

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December 2018
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Histological study of costal cartilage after transplantation and reasons for avoidance of postoperative resorption and retention of cartilage structure in rats.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Dec 4;52(6):352-358. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

a Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery , Kurume , Japan.

Background: Limited information is available on the biological status of transplanted cartilage from which the perichondrium has been removed. This article describes the histological and three-dimensional structural picture of cartilage, using green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenic rats and normal wild rats.

Methods: Three sections of costal cartilage were harvested from 10-week-old wild rats. Read More

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December 2018
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Pharmacological thrombolysis: the last choice for salvaging free flaps.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Oct 4:1-8. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

a Department of Plastic Surgery , Korea University Guro Hospital , Seoul , South Korea.

Microvascular free flap transfer has become a prevailing surgery with a failure rate of <5%. However, pedicle thrombosis occurs more frequently than indicated by the failure rate. This difference is due to the successful salvage of failing flaps. Read More

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October 2018
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The lateral arm flap for reconstruction of tissue defects due to olecranon bursitis.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Sep 4:1-5. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

a Centre of Plastic, Aesthetic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery , University of Regensburg , Regensburg , Germany.

Wound healing problems following acute and chronic olecranon bursitis can result in problematic tissue defects around the elbow. These defects often require a regional flap or a free flap for durable tissue coverage. The aim of this study was to assess clinical outcome the lateral arm flap (LAF) used to cover tissue defects caused by chronic olecranon bursitis. Read More

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September 2018
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Factors that predict deep inferior epigastric perforator flap donor site hernia and bulge.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Sep 4:1-5. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

a Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust , London , UK.

Deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap has become the gold standard in autologous breast reconstruction. Attention is now being focused on the impact of DIEP flap harvest technique on abdominal hernia rates. The aim of this study was to evaluate DIEP abdominal wall morbidity in relation to flap harvest and fascial closure technique. Read More

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September 2018
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Danish translation and linguistic validation of the BODY-Q Chest Module.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Sep 4:1-4. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

a Department of Plastic Surgery , Odense University Hospital , Odense , Denmark.

The aim of this study was to translate and linguistically validate the patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument body-q chest module, designed to measure outcomes following chest contouring surgery. The BODY-Q Chest Module includes two scales that measure appearance of chest and nipples. The translation and validation were performed according to the guidelines from the world health organization (who) and the international society for pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research (ISPOR). Read More

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September 2018
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Antithrombotic treatment and risk of complications after head and neck full thickness skin graft surgery.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Sep 4:1-5. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

b Division of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Department of Clinical Sciences , Lund University , Lund , Sweden.

Head and neck skin cancer surgery using a full thickness skin graft is a common procedure. Evidence concerning the effects of perioperative antithrombotic treatment on complications is limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether perioperative antithrombotic treatment is associated with risk of necrosis, bleeding or infection after full thickness skin graft surgery. Read More

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September 2018
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Donor-site morbidities in 615 patients after breast reconstruction using a free muscle-sparing type I transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap: a single surgeon experience.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Jul 24:1-8. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

a Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital , Seoul , Republic of Korea.

Transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap is one of the most commonly used reconstruction tools after oncological mastectomy. However, post-operative donor-site morbidities remain an issue to be addressed. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed patients with either immediate or delayed breast reconstruction using a free muscle-sparing type I transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap only, performed by a single surgeon, regarding the donor-site morbidity. Read More

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July 2018
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A post hoc analysis of Dupuytren contracture treated with collagenase Clostridium histolyticum across disease stages.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Jul 24:1-6. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

d Department of Translational Medicine, Division of Hand Surgery , Lund University , Jan Waldenströms gata 5 , Malmö , Sweden;

This post hoc analysis from a multicenter study (NCT01674634) was designed to evaluate the efficacy of collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) treatment in patients with different stages of Dupuytren contracture. Previously untreated patients who received two concurrent injections of CCH in two affected joints in the same finger were assessed by disease severity (Tubiana stage). The mean (SD) improvement in total fixed flexion contraction (FFC) 31 days post-CCH treatment in 181 patients was: 71. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2000656X.2018.1484753DOI Listing
July 2018
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ICG angiography in immediate and delayed autologous breast reconstructions: peroperative evaluation and postoperative outcomes.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Oct 24;52(5):307-311. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

a Plastic Surgery Research Unit, Department of Plastic and Breast Surgery , Aarhus University Hospital , Aarhus , Denmark.

Postoperative complications in patients undergoing autologous breast reconstruction should be kept at the lowest possible level. Optimization of autologous breast reconstruction, especially techniques that can identify tissue perfusion and ischemia, will greatly benefit the patients and consequently society. Hence, the aim of this study was to evaluate the complication rates for autologous pedicle flap breast reconstructions, with and without the use of ICG-angiography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2000656X.2018.1486320DOI Listing
October 2018
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Bowel vaginoplasty: a systematic review.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Jul 24:1-9. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

e Department of Plastic Surgery , Sahlgrenska Akademin , Gothenburg , Sweden.

Among surgical procedures for constructing a neovagina, positive outcomes are reported in literature for bowel vaginoplasty for male-to-female transgenders and patients with vaginal aplasia. This systematic review shows outcomes of bowel vaginoplasty procedures, and rates the quality of evidence of the included studies. A search of the literature was performed in PubMed, Medline, Cochrane Library and SveMed+, in accordance with the PRISMA statement, between January 2016 and February 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2000656X.2018.1482220DOI Listing
July 2018
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Varenicline increases random flap survival in rats submitted to nicotine.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Jul 24:1-7. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

a Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery , Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine , Sihhiye , Ankara 06100 , Turkey.

Smoking is a leading cause of flap failure. Varenicline-assisted smoking cessation has shown beneficial effects on vascular endothelial function. The aim of this study was to determine whether varenicline conveys beneficial effects for skin flap survival. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2000656X.2018.1493387DOI Listing
July 2018
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The value of remembered pre-operative quick disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (QuickDASH) scores.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Jul 17:1-7. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

b Department of Orthopaedic Surgery , St. Olav´s University Hospital , Trondheim , Norway.

It would be useful if it were possible for the patients to recreate their pre-operative QuickDASH scores in audits where this score had not been recorded before surgery. We assessed the accuracy of remembered pre-operative QuickDASH scores among 229 consecutive patients and the value of a previously developed algorithm for correcting these scores. Real pre-operative scores and remembered pre-operative scores were compared after a mean of 21 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2000656X.2018.1483938DOI Listing
July 2018
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Godina revisited: a systematic review of traumatic lower extremity wound reconstruction timing.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Jul 2:1-6. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

c Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland , OH , USA.

Backround: Marko Godina suggested in 1986 that soft tissue coverage of traumatic extremity wounds within 72 h of injury optimizes outcomes. Decades later, these recommendations remain controversial.

Methods: We performed systematic review of the literature using keywords 'free flap coverage' OR 'soft-tissue reconstruction' AND 'lower extremity trauma' OR 'tibial or fibular fractures'. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2000656X.2018.1470979DOI Listing
July 2018
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'J' brachioplasty technique in massive weight loss patients.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Jun 29:1-6. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

a Department of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery , Citta della Salute e della Scienza Hospital University of Turin , Turin , Italy.

Upper extremity body reshaping is a very frequent surgical procedure in massive weight loss patients. Many surgeons have presented different patterns of brachioplasty skin excision and a variety of adjunctive techniques, each of them claiming improvements in scar aesthetic, arm shape or overall safety of the procedure. In this pape,r we want to illustrate our personal brachioplasty technique for massive weight loss patients. Read More

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Self-image after bariatric surgery and its relationship to gender, excess skin and health-related quality of life.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Jun 29:1-6. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

a Department of Surgery/Gastrosurgical Research and Education , Sahlgrenska University Hospital , Gothenburg , Sweden.

Introduction: There is limited knowledge about self-image in relation to excess skin after bariatric surgery. The aim of this study was therefore to explore self-image after massive weight loss and its relationship to gender, weight loss, discomfort regarding excess skin and health-related quality of life.

Methods: Eighteen months after obesity surgery, 131 patients filled in questionnaires about self-image (Som jag ser mig själv), excess skin (Sahlgrenska Excess Skin Questionnaire, SESQ) and quality of life (EQ-5D and SF-36). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2000656X.2018.1481860DOI Listing
June 2018
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Validation of the breast evaluation questionnaire for breast hypertrophy and breast reduction.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Jun 13:1-8. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

a Department of Plastic Surgery , Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, University of Gothenburg, The Sahlgrenska Academy , Gothenburg , Sweden.

Background: There is a lack of published, validated questionnaires for evaluating psychosocial morbidity in patients with breast hypertrophy undergoing breast reduction surgery.

Aim: To validate the breast evaluation questionnaire (BEQ), originally developed for the assessment of breast augmentation patients, for the assessment of psychosocial morbidity in patients with breast hypertrophy undergoing breast reduction surgery.

Study Design: Validation study Subjects: Women with macromastia Methods: The validation of the BEQ, adapted to breast reduction, was performed in several steps. Read More

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TIGR matrix surgical mesh - a two-year follow-up study and complication analysis in 65 immediate breast reconstructions.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Aug 7;52(4):253-258. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

a Department of Plastic Surgery , Sahlgrenska University Hospital , Gothenburg , Sweden.

In recent years, it has become increasingly popular to use matrices, such as acellular dermal matrices, in implant-based breast reconstruction. To lower the cost and to avoid implanting biological material, the use of synthetic meshes has been proposed. This is the first study examining TIGR Mesh in a larger series of immediate breast reconstruction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2000656X.2018.1478841DOI Listing

Long-term outcomes of bilateral direct-to-implant breast reconstruction in women at high breast cancer risk.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Aug 28;52(4):245-252. Epub 2018 May 28.

a Department of Surgical Oncology , Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, University Medical Center Rotterdam , Rotterdam , the Netherlands.

Introduction: Challenges of direct-to-implant breast reconstruction (BR) are to achieve sufficient implant coverage and lower pole projection. We assessed reoperation rates, long-term patient satisfaction and aesthetic outcome after direct-to-implant BR without acellular dermal matrix (ADM) in women with high breast cancer risk.

Methods: Women who underwent bilateral skin or nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate direct-to-implant BR between 1994 and 2006 completed a survey on reoperations and the Breast-Q Reconstruction questionnaire. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2000656X.2018.1476364DOI Listing
August 2018
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Complications, risk factors, and patients-reported outcomes after skin-sparing mastectomy followed by breast reconstruction in women with BRCA mutations.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Aug 9;52(4):234-239. Epub 2018 May 9.

e Department for Cancer, Unit for Breast and Endocrine Surgery , Oslo University Hospital , Oslo , Norway.

Background: Women with a BRCA mutation have the option of undergoing prophylactic mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction; however, the potential negative effects of reconstruction on women's physical and psychological well-being are unclear. This study aimed to investigate complications, patient-reported pain, health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) and satisfaction following reconstructive surgery at Oslo University Hospital between 2006 and 2013.

Methods: Data were collected retrospectively from the records of 238 patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2000656X.2018.1470093DOI Listing
August 2018
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Morphological patterns of the pretendinous cord in Dupuytren's disease: a predictor of clinical outcome?

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2018 Aug 9;52(4):240-244. Epub 2018 May 9.

a Department of Radiology , Sahlgrenska University Hospital , Mölndal , Sweden.

The morphology of the pretendinous cord in Dupuytren's disease is poorly described in vivo and especially with respect to recurrence after treatment. This prospective study was designed to describe the morphology of Dupuytren's cords by ultrasound and to identify possible correlation between the ultrasonographic characteristics of these cords and the clinical outcomes two years after treatment. Thirty-nine patients with a contracture of at least 20° in the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint, who were scheduled for local treatment by either injectable collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) or percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF), were examined by ultrasound. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2000656X.2018.1470521DOI Listing
August 2018
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