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Adipose Grafting for Volume and Scar Release.

Ann Plast Surg 2021 Jun;86(6S Suppl 5):S487-S490

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Abstract: Adipose fat grafting (AFG) is a popular technique used to add volume in the face, breasts, and other tissue deficient areas of the body. In terms of scar release, not only has fat provided additional soft tissue coverage but also the relief of pain in scars in those patients suffering from disease processes, such as complex regional pain syndrome with steroid-induced atrophy, burn scars, morphea, and lupus. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the senior author's technique and outcomes of using AFG in the face and body for treating volume deficiency, atrophic scarring, and deformities. Read More

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Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser versus Combined Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser with Platelet-rich Plasma in the Treatment of Atrophic Post-acne Scars: A Split-face Comparative Study.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2021 Jan-Mar;14(1):41-46

Department of Physiology, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Context: Though many treatment options are available for treating post-acne scars, optimized treatment still does not exist. Till date, comparative split-face studies, analyzing the efficacy of combined treatment modalities for acne scars with adequate sample size and with statistically significant results, are still lacking.

Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the combined use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and fractional ablative CO laser (FACL) versus FACL in the management of acne scars and to study the safety of autologous PRP and FACL in the treatment of post-acne scars. Read More

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Split-face Comparative Study of Efficacy of Platelet-rich Plasma Combined with Microneedling versus Microneedling alone in Treatment of Post-acne Scars.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2021 Jan-Mar;14(1):26-31

Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Context: Skin conditions contribute substantial burden toward global morbidity and mortality. Acne vulgaris, with its rising prevalence, has become a cause of concern among researchers as well as dermatologists due to scarring.

Aims: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of microneedling alone versus microneedling combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in post-acne scars using a split-face method. Read More

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The Efficacy and Safety of Fractional 1064 nm Nd:YAG Picosecond Laser Combined With Intense Pulsed Light in the Treatment of Atrophic Acne Scar: A Split-Face Study.

Lasers Surg Med 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Dermatology, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, 12 Wulumuqi Road, Shanghai, 200040, China.

Background And Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fractional 1064 nm Nd:YAG picosecond laser combined with intense pulsed light (IPL) in the treatment of atrophic acne scar with post-inflammatory erythema (PIE). © 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLC.

Study Design/materials And Methods: Seventeen patients received five sessions of treatment at weeks 0, 4, 8, 12, 16 and were followed up at week 28. Read More

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Focus on the Primary Prevention of Intrauterine Adhesions: Current Concept and Vision.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 13;22(10). Epub 2021 May 13.

Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taipei 112, Taiwan.

Intrauterine adhesion (IUA), and its severe form Asherman syndrome (Asherman's syndrome), is a mysterious disease, often accompanied with severe clinical problems contributing to a significant impairment of reproductive function, such as menstrual disturbance (amenorrhea), infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. Among these, its correlated infertility may be one of the most challenging problems. Although there are many etiologies for the development of IUA, uterine instrumentation is the main cause of IUA. Read More

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Snail Soothing and Repairing Cream Improves Skin Hydration after Ablative Fractional CO2 Laser: A Split-Face Randomized Double-Blinded Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2021 May 26:1-9. Epub 2021 May 26.

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: Ablative fractional carbon dioxide laser (AFCO2) resurfacing causes transient skin barrier disruption characterized by decreased skin hydration and increased transepidermal water loss (TEWL). Snail Soothing and Repairing (SSR) cream, containing several glycoproteins with potential antimicrobial and antioxidant effects, may benefit skin hydration promotion after the laser treatment.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of SSR cream in skin hydration promotion after AFCO2 resurfacing. Read More

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Presented as Atypical Ocular Toxoplasmosis.

Case Rep Ophthalmol Med 2021 1;2021:5512408. Epub 2021 May 1.

Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: The aim is to report an atypical presentation of ocular toxoplasmosis which led to the diagnosis of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). . The 38-year-old woman was referred with metamorphopsia and reduced vision in the right eye over the past 3 weeks. Read More

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Hair Transplantation in Burn Scar Alopecia After Combined Non-Ablative Fractional Laser and Microfat Graft Treatment.

Aesthet Surg J 2021 May 17. Epub 2021 May 17.

ONEP Plastic Surgery Science Institute, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Burn scar and alopecia on hair bearing area can severely affect social life of the patients. Unlike healthy skin, poor biological and mechanical properties of scar tissue in the recipient area can reduce survival rate of hair graft following hair transplantation.

Objectives: Combined non-ablative fractional laser (NAFL) and microfat injection could improve survival rate of hair grafts on post burn scar. Read More

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Comparison of results utilizing one-step and two-step triple innervation techniques.

J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Maxillofacial Surgery Department, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, University of Milan, Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

A retrospective comparison between two groups of patients who underwent one-step or two-step triple innervation was performed to reveal the role of scar tissue in axonal regeneration. The surgical technique used was the same in all cases, but the first group underwent a one-time triple innervation procedure, while patients in the second group underwent delayed performance of neurorrhaphies between the distal ends of the cross-face grafts and the terminal branches of the injured facial nerve. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test for paired groups showed a statistically significant improvement in both facial symmetry and voluntary movements in both groups of patients. Read More

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Mechanisms of Soft Tissue Injury.

Facial Plast Surg 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Soft tissue trauma to the face is challenging to manage due to functional and aesthetic concerns. Management requires careful regional considerations to maintain function such as visual fields and oral competence in periorbital and perioral injuries, respectively. Basic wound management principles apply to facial soft tissue injuries including copious irrigation and tension-free closure. Read More

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[Anatomical and clinical rationale for the use of a perforant flap from the periauricular region the blood-supplied from pool of the superficial temporal artery].

Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2021 (5):78-88

Medical Research and Education Center University Clinic of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

There is an urgent desire to use a method for the reconstruction of facial tissues that allows not only to reliably eliminate the defect, but also to recreate all the features of the damaged area, with an inconspicuous scar and minimal trauma. But one of the most difficult issues in microsurgical autotransplantation of tissues of the maxillofacial area is the choice of the donor area and vessels for the safe and adequate isolation and revascularization of flaps.

The Aim Of The Study: Was to increase the efficiency of functional and aesthetic results of surgical treatment by developing new flaps from the STA pool while eliminating limited soft tissue facial defects. Read More

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Case Report: Wound Closure Acceleration in a Patient With Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Using a Lyophilised Amniotic Membrane.

Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2021 16;9:649317. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital Brno, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia.

Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare life-threatening disease that mainly affects the skin and mucous membranes, resulting from a toxic delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) reaction (type IV reaction) to the presence of foreign antigens such as drugs. The clinical symptoms are caused by pathophysiological processes leading to massive apoptosis of keratinocytes in the dermo-epidermal junction. This results in the formation of a bulla and subsequent separation of the entire epidermis with the exposure of the dermis. Read More

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Repair of Defects in the Scalp and Face With Expanded Superficial Temporal Artery Flaps: A Single-Center Retrospective Study.

J Craniofac Surg 2021 Feb 9. Epub 2021 Feb 9.

*Department of Plastic Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu, Anhui †Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery and Vascular Biology Lab, Jinling Hospital ‡Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery and Vascular Biology Lab, Jinling Hospital, School of Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

Background And Objective: Defects resulted from the removal of large scars, benign tumors, severe pigmentation abnormalities, and vascular malformations, etc., in the scalp and face need to be repaired to restore the appearance. Here, the authors introduced the application of various expanded superficial temporal artery (STA) flaps in the repair of above defects. Read More

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February 2021

Extending the "Reach" of the Short-Scar Facelift with Energy Devices-An Early Report.

Fred G Fedok

Facial Plast Surg 2021 Apr 12;37(2):259-266. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Surgery, Fedok Plastic Surgery, Foley, Alabama.

Facial rejuvenation has become more popular. A wider breadth of the patient population is seeking procedures to preserve their youthful facial attributes and to remedy age-related deleterious changes. Along with this increasing interest in facial rejuvenation is also the expressed desire for any interventions to be relatively low risk, with limited recovery, and with achievable positive results. Read More

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Light emitting diode-red light for reduction of post-surgical scarring: Results from a dose-ranging, split-face, randomized controlled trial.

J Biophotonics 2021 Mar 31:e2747. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Dermatology Service, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Scarring has significant esthetic and functional consequences for patients. A need exists for anti-scarring therapeutics. Light emitting diode-red light (LED-RL) has been shown to modulate skin fibrosis. Read More

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Hypopigmented burn hypertrophic scar contains melanocytes that can be signaled to re-pigment by synthetic alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone in vitro.

PLoS One 2021 25;16(3):e0248985. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, United States of America.

There are limited treatments for dyschromia in burn hypertrophic scars (HTSs). Initial work in Duroc pig models showed that regions of scar that are light or dark have equal numbers of melanocytes. This study aims to confirm melanocyte presence in regions of hypo- and hyper-pigmentation in an animal model and patient samples. Read More

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The importance of palpation in the skin cancer screening examination.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2021 Mar 9. Epub 2021 Mar 9.

Division of Dermatologic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Background: With the recent unprecedented shift towards contactless healthcare solutions, providers should recall the value that proper palpation adds to dermatologic practice.

Aims: We present a case that demonstrates the limitations of touchless care and how proper palpation during skin cancer examinations may impact cosmetic outcomes.

Patients: One 86 year-old male patient with Sezary syndrome and monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis whose squamous cell carcinoma invasion was missed by visual inspection alone. Read More

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[Clinical effects of pre-expanded anterior perforator flap of transverse cervical artery and pre-expanded thoracic random flap in reconstructing extensive facial and cervical scar in relay].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2021 Apr;37(4):350-355

Department of Burns & Plastic Surgery, Institute of Burns, the Fourth Medical Center, PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100048, China.

To explore the clinical effects of pre-expanded anterior perforator flap of transverse cervical artery in extensive facial and cervical scar reconstruction and contralateral pre-expanded thoracic random flap in relay in donor site repair. A retrospective cohort study was conducted. From May 2008 to December 2018, 10 patients with extensive facial and cervical scar after burns were treated in the Fourth Medical Center of PLA General Hospital, including 8 males and 2 females, aged 10-55 years. Read More

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Nanotransfection-based vasculogenic cell reprogramming drives functional recovery in a mouse model of ischemic stroke.

Sci Adv 2021 Mar 19;7(12). Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.

Ischemic stroke causes vascular and neuronal tissue deficiencies that could lead to substantial functional impairment and/or death. Although progenitor-based vasculogenic cell therapies have shown promise as a potential rescue strategy following ischemic stroke, current approaches face major hurdles. Here, we used fibroblasts nanotransfected with , , and () to drive reprogramming-based vasculogenesis, intracranially, as a potential therapy for ischemic stroke. Read More

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Reconstruction of whistling deformity using V-Y advancement flap after primary cleft lip repair.

J Surg Case Rep 2021 Mar 8;2021(3):rjab026. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan.

Whistling deformity often occurs after cleft lip primary repair, marked by deficiency of vermilion tubercle. The purpose of the surgery includes improving the appearance and function of the lip. Adequate amount of vermillion tubercle is necessary to fully cover the front teeth, produce lip seal while speaking consonant sound and balance the projection of face. Read More

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Split-face comparative study of fractional Er:YAG laser versus microneedling radiofrequency in treatment of atrophic acne scars, using optical coherence tomography for assessment.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2021 Mar 15. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.

Background: Efficacy and safety of ablative fractional laser used for treatment of acne scars have been described in several studies. Recently, microneedling radiofrequency treatment has been showing promising results with low risk of side effects and rapid healing time.

Objective: To study efficacy and safety of ablative fractional Er:YAG laser 2940 nm and microneedling radiofrequency for facial atrophic acne scar. Read More

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Assessment of Freestyle Local Facial Perforator Flaps for Coverage of Facial Defects.

J Craniofac Surg 2021 Mar-Apr 01;32(2):e122-e125

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.

Objective: To assess local freestyle facial perforator flaps in the reconstruction of small to medium-sized facial defects.

Materials And Methods: In a case series, local freestyle perforator flaps were used in Suez Canal University Hospital to reconstruct 28 facial defects in 26 patients between 2017 and 2019. Adequate perforators were identified near those defects and flaps were designed as propeller or VY advancement. Read More

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Anterior Neck-scar Contracture Reconstruction Using a Long Skin-pedicled Flap.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2021 Feb 17;9(2):e3404. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.

We previously reported cases of anterior-neck reconstruction using super-thin and perforator-supercharged skin-pedicled flaps harvested from the pectoral area and back. Here, we reconstructed a neck-scar contracture with a long skin-pedicled flap from the pectoral area that survived without congestion despite not being supercharged with a perforator, as planned. The patient, a 67-year-old man, was admitted to our hospital due to neck-scar contracture after a chemical burn 3 years previously. Read More

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February 2021

Evolution of a melanoma in situ to a sarcomatoid dedifferentiated melanoma.

J Cutan Pathol 2021 Mar 6. Epub 2021 Mar 6.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Sarcomatoid dedifferentiated melanoma (SDDM) is a recently recognized subtype of melanoma that stains diffusely for CD10 and lacks the expression of the usual melanocytic markers including S100, SOX10, MITF, and Melan A. Advances in next-generation DNA sequencing technology have facilitated the increased recognition of this rare, aggressive spindle cell melanoma. Herein, a case of relatively early lesion of SDDM arising in association with melanoma in situ is highlighted. Read More

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Device Adjustment and Recovery in Patients With Heart Failure Undergoing a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Implantation: A Longitudinal Study.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2021 Feb 28. Epub 2021 Feb 28.

Ingela Thylén, PhD, RN Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology and Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden. Tiny Jaarsma, PhD, RN Professor, Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden. Brynja Ingadottir, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Background: Little is known about risk factors for poor adjustment to the device after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantation in patients with heart failure.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore device adjustment and the postoperative recovery of patients with heart failure undergoing elective CRT device implantation.

Methods: In this prospective multicenter longitudinal study, data were collected before implantation and after 2 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year, using validated self-reported instruments and investigator-designed, CRT-specific questions. Read More

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February 2021

"Stealth" retro-auricular endoscopic surgery for a submandibular mass.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Mar 23;80:105677. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Burjeel Hospital VPS Group, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Electronic address:

Introduction: With the need for increased cosmesis, it is the desire of patients all over the world to avoid an unsightly scar over the neck, face, or any of the exposed areas. This popularised the concept of "stealth" surgery.

Case Details: A 42 year-old gentleman underwent a stealth surgery for a painless progressively growing mass in the left submandibular triangle, which was provisionally diagnosed as a Lymphoma. Read More

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Combination of Extended Paramedian Forehead Flap and Laser Hair Removal in the Reconstruction of Distal Nasal Defect.

Ann Plast Surg 2021 03;86(3 Suppl 2):S293-S298

From the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, PR China.

Aim: The study sought to determine whether extended forehead flap by using part of the scalp combined with laser hair removal is a practical approach when repairing distal nasal defect.

Methods: A retrospective study was conducted with 6 patients who underwent reconstruction of nasal defects with extended forehead flaps (including scalp combined with subsequent laser hair removal) at Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital between June 2016 and December 2018. Surgical data collected included age, causes of defects, sizes of defects, invaded nasal subunits, implantation of tissue expander, time elapsed between the formation of defects and surgical treatments, sessions of laser hair removal, and follow-up results. Read More

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Special Considerations in Chinese Face-Lift Procedure: Insights From a 15-Year Experience of 1026 Cases.

Ann Plast Surg 2021 03;86(3S Suppl 2):S244-S252

Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Background: There is extensive literature on different face-lift techniques; however, few articles published in the English language address the particularities of the face-lift for Chinese patients. Because of differences in facial anatomy, facial aging, and patient expectations, facial rejuvenation procedures for Chinese patients can be quite different from those of White patients.

Methods: The study includes 1026 consecutive primary face-lift cases performed by the senior author (D. Read More

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Experience of Comprehensive Three Dimensional Epicanthoplasty With Upper Blepharoplasty in Asian Patients.

Ann Plast Surg 2021 03;86(3S Suppl 2):S235-S238

From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Purpose: To introduce the experience of comprehensive 3-dimensional epicanthoplsty with upper blepharoplasty in Asian patients.

Methods: The patients who underwent comprehensive 3-dimensional epicanthoplsty with upper blepharoplasty at the Shanghai Ninth People's hospital from January 2018 to January 2019 were included in our study. The interepicanthal distance was evaluated preoperatively and 6 months after the surgery, scar visibility and patient's satisfaction were documented 6 months after the surgery. Read More

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