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Evaluation of burned hand function after enzymatic debridement.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 Oct 22. Epub 2021 Oct 22.

Burn Unit, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Paseo de la Castellana, 261, Madrid 28046, Spain.

Hand burns are common injuries that can result in long-term impairment of hand function. Enzymatic debridement (ED) prevents damage to the viable dermis due to the procedure's selectivity and has become an option for obtaining an accurate depth assessment and enabling wound re-epithelialization with less skin graft use. We conducted a prospective study from July 2015 to July 2018, which enrolled patients with deep partial-thickness hand burns and treated them with ED using bromelain. Read More

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October 2021

[A prospective randomized controlled study of the effectiveness of artificial dermis combined with split-thickness skin for repair of wounds with bone and tendon exposure in the hand and foot].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2021 Nov 24;37:1-7. Epub 2021 Nov 24.

Department of Burns, Zhengzhou First People's Hospital, Zhengzhou 450004, China.

To explore the clinical effects of artificial dermis combined with split-thickness skin for repair of wounds with bone and tendon exposure in the hand and foot. A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted. From October 2018 to February 2020, 82 patients with bone and tendon exposed wounds in the hand and foot admitted to Zhengzhou First People's Hospital who met the inclusion criteria were selected. Read More

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November 2021

Single-Examination Risk Prediction of Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity.

Pediatrics 2021 Dec;148(6)

Departments of Ophthalmology.

Background And Objectives: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a leading cause of childhood blindness. Screening and treatment reduces this risk, but requires multiple examinations of infants, most of whom will not develop severe disease. Previous work has suggested that artificial intelligence may be able to detect incident severe disease (treatment-requiring retinopathy of prematurity [TR-ROP]) before clinical diagnosis. Read More

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December 2021

[A prospective randomized controlled study of the application effect of hydrogel dressings on deep partial-thickness burn wounds after dermabrasion and tangential excision].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2021 Nov;37(11):1085-1089

Department of Burns, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Jinan 250021, China.

To investigate the clinical effect of applying hydrogel dressings in deep partial-thickness burn wounds after dermabrasion and tangential excision. A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted. From November 2015 to August 2019, 168 patients with deep partial-thickness burns hospitalized in Zibo Sixth People's Hospital met the inclusion criteria. Read More

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November 2021

Efficacy and safety of oral ibrexafungerp for the treatment of acute vulvovaginal candidiasis: a global phase 3, randomised, placebo-controlled superiority study (VANISH 306).

BJOG 2021 Oct 21. Epub 2021 Oct 21.

Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of ibrexafungerp versus placebo for acute vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) treatment.

Design: Global phase 3, randomised, placebo-controlled superiority study.

Setting: Study sites in the USA (n = 19) and Bulgaria (n = 18). Read More

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October 2021

Facial pain and sensory outcomes following resection of tumors compressing the trigeminal nerve.

J Neurosurg 2021 Oct 8:1-9. Epub 2021 Oct 8.

1Department of Neurological Surgery and.

Objective: Tumors compressing the trigeminal nerve can cause facial pain, numbness, or paresthesias. Limited data exist describing how these symptoms change after resection and what factors predict symptom improvement. The objective of this study was to report trigeminal pain and sensory outcomes after tumor resection and identify factors predicting postoperative symptom improvement. Read More

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October 2021

Free thoracodorsal artery polyfoliate perforator flaps for repairing multiple soft tissue defects in the hand.

BMC Surg 2021 Oct 5;21(1):357. Epub 2021 Oct 5.

Department of Hand Surgery, Department of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Ningbo No. 6 Hospital, Ningbo, 315040, China.

Background: Hand injury is commonly associated with multiple soft tissue defects. Polyfoliate flaps grafting is the optimal approach for multiple wounds.The feasibility of clinical using of free thoracodorsal artery polyfoliate perforator flaps for repairing multiple soft tissue defects in the hand needs to be confirmed in clinical practice. Read More

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October 2021

A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis: Botulinum Toxin A Effect on Postoperative Facial Scar Prevention.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2021 Oct 5. Epub 2021 Oct 5.

Department of Orthopedics, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, 1 Shuai Fu Yuan, Beijing, 100730, China.

Background: Postoperative facial scarring can be a significant psychological burden for patients to carry after surgery, often resulting in prolonged mental health dysfunction. Currently, there is no established method to prevent facial scar formation; however, there are several methods to prevent facial scar hyperplasia and improve scar quality. Botulinum toxin A (BTA) has been widely used due to its properties of muscle paralysis and known success in plastic surgery and cosmetology. Read More

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October 2021

The effect of neck-trunk stabilization exercises in cerebral palsy: randomized controlled trial.

Minerva Pediatr (Torino) 2021 Sep 30. Epub 2021 Sep 30.

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: To investigate the effects of neck and trunk stabilization exercises on communication, speech performance, activities of daily living and quality of life in children with cerebral palsy (CP).

Methods: In this prospective, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial, forty children with CP were randomly assigned to Study and Control groups. The study group was received structured neck and trunk stabilization exercises in addition to NDT-B approach. Read More

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September 2021

Intraoperative Electrocochleography in Subjects Affected by Vestibular Schwannoma and Ménière's Disease: Comparison of Results.

Ear Hear 2021 Sep 20. Epub 2021 Sep 20.

Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Otolaryngology, IRCCS Casa Sollievo Della Sofferenza, Foggia, Italy Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital of Foggia, Foggia, Italy Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA Department of Neurological Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Objectives: Histologic reports of temporal bones of ears with vestibular schwannomas (VSs) have indicated findings of endolymphatic hydrops (ELH) in some cases. The main goal of this investigation was to test ears with VSs to determine if they exhibit electrophysiological characteristics similar to those of ears expected to experience ELH.

Design: Fifty-three subjects with surgically confirmed VS aged ≥18 and with normal middle ear status were included in this study. Read More

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September 2021

Outcome of Community-Based Early Intervention and Rehabilitation for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Rural Bangladesh: A Quasi-Experimental Study.

Brain Sci 2021 Sep 10;11(9). Epub 2021 Sep 10.

Specialty of Child and Adolescent Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia.

We evaluated the outcome of a community-based early intervention and habilitation for children with cerebral palsy (CP) in Bangladesh. Children registered on the Bangladesh CP Register (BCPR) were recruited in two groups for this study: Group A received a comprehensive six-month long community-based caregiver-led intervention program at the "Shishu Shorgo" (Bengali title, which translates to 'Children's Heaven') Early Intervention and Rehabilitation Centres developed to support participants from the BCPR. Group B received standard care. Read More

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September 2021

Pharmacokinetic, Clinical, and Myeloid Marker Responses to Acepromazine Sedation in Arabian Camels.

Front Vet Sci 2021 8;8:725841. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Clinical Pharmacy, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.

Sedatives and tranquilizers are important in the control of excited camels during camel transport. This study was conducted to investigate the clinical sedation of camels with acepromazine and its correlation with pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The sedation score, heart rate, respiration, body temperature, and pharmacokinetics were monitored before and after acepromazine injection, and myeloid marker expression was analyzed using membrane immunofluorescence and flow cytometry. Read More

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September 2021

Transvaginal natural orifice specimen extraction surgery (NOSES) in 3D laparoscopic partial or radical nephrectomy: a preliminary study.

BMC Urol 2021 Sep 8;21(1):123. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Department of Urology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Background: With the development of minimally invasive technology, more and more people pay attention to aesthetics of the wound after operation. This study is aim to introduce a new surgical technique of transvaginal natural orifice specimen extraction surgery (NOSES) in 3D laparoscopic partial or radical nephrectomy and evaluate the safety, feasibility and clinical effect.

Methods: Eleven patients who underwent 3D laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (n = 7) or radical nephrectomy (n = 4) and NOSES were included in this study. Read More

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September 2021

The efficacy and safety of fractional CO laser therapy in the treatment of burn scars: A meta-analysis.

Burns 2021 Nov 20;47(7):1469-1477. Epub 2021 Aug 20.

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Chang Chun 130021, PR China. Electronic address:

Although we have numerous publications about the effect of fractional CO laser therapy for burn scars, quantitative data about its efficacy and safety are sparse. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy and safety of fractional CO laser therapy for the treatment of burn scars. Pertinent studies were identified by a search of PubMed, Embase and Web of Science up to 20 September 2020. Read More

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November 2021

Web-based vestibular rehabilitation in persistent postural-perceptual dizziness.

Brain Behav 2021 Oct 2;11(10):e2346. Epub 2021 Sep 2.

Department of health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Objectives: The aims of the study were to investigate the feasibility and preliminary outcome of a Norwegian web-based self-help application for vestibular rehabilitation (VR) among patients with high symptom burden of chronic dizziness fulfilling the criteria for persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD).

Materials And Methods: The web application consists of six weekly online sessions, with written information and video presentations. It is self-instructive and freely available on NHI. Read More

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October 2021

Evaluation of statewide utilization of helicopter emergency medical services for interfacility transfer.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 09;91(3):496-500

From the North Carolina Trauma Registry, Office of Emergency Medical Services, Raleigh, North Carolina (P.U., A.S., K.T., S.M., S.R., S.S.); General Surgery/Trauma (P.U., A.S., K.T., S.M.), WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Raleigh, North Carolina; The University of Chicago Medical Center (S.R.); Department of Surgery (S.S.), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Background: Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMSs) are used with increasing frequency for the transportation of injured patients from the scene and from treatment facilities to higher levels of care. Improved outcomes have been difficult to establish, and reports of overutilization and financial harm have been published. Our study was performed to evaluate statewide utilization for interfacility transfers (IFTs). Read More

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September 2021

[Clinical effect of fractional carbon dioxide laser in the treatment of contracture scars].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2021 Aug;37(8):711-717

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200011, China.

To explore the clinical effect of the fractional carbon dioxide laser in the treatment of contracture scars. A retrospective before-after self-control study was conducted. From December 2016 to April 2021, 16 patients (7 males and 9 females, aged 3-49 years) with contracture scars causing impaired function of the adjacent joint were admitted to Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. Read More

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Early postoperative treatment of mastectomy scars using a fractional carbon dioxide laser: a randomized, controlled, split-scar, blinded study.

Arch Plast Surg 2021 Jul 15;48(4):347-352. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Mastectomy leaves unsightly scarring, which can be distressing to patients. Laser therapy for scar prevention has been consistently emphasized in recent studies showing that several types of lasers, including fractional ablation lasers, are effective for reducing scar formation. Nonetheless, there are few studies evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of ablative CO2 fractional lasers (ACFLs). Read More

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Efficacy and safety of pulsed dye laser for the treatment of surgical scars: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Lasers Med Sci 2021 Aug 5. Epub 2021 Aug 5.

Department of Dermatology, Hangzhou Third People's Hospital, Affiliated Hangzhou Dermatology Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.

Various clinical trials have explored whether the pulsed dye laser (PDL) method is safe to treat scars, especially surgical scars. However, comprehensive evidence confirming the exact outcomes of PDL for treating surgical scars is lacking. The efficacy and safety of PDL in the treatment of surgical scars were determined through a review of several studies. Read More

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Efficacy and safety of laser combination therapy and laser alone therapy for keloid: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Lasers Med Sci 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shenzhen University Health Science Center, Shenzhen, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of laser alone therapy and laser combination therapy (mainly combined with other kinds of laser or steroids) for keloid.PubMed, Embase and Web of Science were searched for relevant articles from inception to June 2020. Comprehensive Meta-Analysis software 2. Read More

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Botulinum Toxin for a Better Scar in Cleft Lip Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Control Trial.

J Craniofac Surg 2021 Jul 15. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Introduction: An unsightly scar following cleft repair can undo the good work of even an experienced surgeon. A functioning orbicularis oris muscle beneath the lip scar maintains a zone of dynamic tension resulting in a stretched scar. Botulinum toxin type A (BTA) can be used to create a temporary paralysis of the orbicularis muscle during the healing phase. Read More

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Does Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Improve Wound Healing and Pain Perception after Cesarean Section in High-Risk Patients?

Gynecol Obstet Invest 2021 14;86(4):336-342. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shebin Elkom, Egypt.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on wound healing and pain perception after cesarean section in high-risk patients.

Design: This was a prospective randomized controlled trial. Participants/Materials, Settings, and Methods: This was a randomized controlled trial of 200 patients who came to the outpatient clinic of Menoufia University Hospital for elective cesarean surgery. Read More

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September 2021

Efficacy of combined treatment with intense pulsed light and fractional erbium:YAG Laser in scar prevention: A randomized split wound trial.

Dermatol Ther 2021 09 16;34(5):e15061. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Department of Dermatology, Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Various methods have been used for scar prevention; however, the optimal method remains unclear. We investigated the efficacy of combinational intense pulsed light (IPL)/fractional erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser treatment in early wound healing. This was a prospective, randomized, controlled split wound trial. Read More

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September 2021

Outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery in young adults with vestibular schwannomas.

J Neurooncol 2021 Aug 9;154(1):93-100. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8655, Japan.

Purpose: Vestibular schwannomas (VSs) are comparatively rare in younger patients, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) outcome data are limited. We aimed to evaluate long-term SRS outcomes concerning sporadic VSs in patients aged ≤ 40 years.

Methods: Of 383 patients with VS who had undergone SRS at our institution between 1990 and 2017, we retrospectively compared younger and older patients' tumor control and radiation-induced complication rates using case-control propensity score (PS) matching. Read More

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The Additional Effect of Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy on Residual Dizziness After Successful Modified Epley Procedure for Posterior Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

Am J Audiol 2021 Sep 30;30(3):535-543. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Department of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Purpose The aim of the study was to evaluate the additional effect of vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) compared with the modified Epley procedure alone on residual dizziness after a successful modified Epley procedure in patients with posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Method In this cross-sectional analytical comparative study, 47 patients (35 women and 12 men) aged 18-80 years with posterior canal BPPV were randomly assigned to one of two following groups: the control group, who received the modified Epley procedure only, and the VRT group, who received the modified Epley procedure plus vestibular rehabilitation for 4 weeks. Outcome measures, including the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI), the Vertigo Symptom Scale-Long Version (VSS-L), and the Vertigo Symptom Scale-Short Form (VSS-SF), were conducted on the same session before initial therapy (T1), at 48 hr later (T2), and at 4 weeks later (T3). Read More

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September 2021

Evaluation of Efficacy of Corticosteroid and Corticosteroid Combined with Botulinum Toxin Type A in the Treatment of Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars: A Meta-Analysis.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2021 Jun 28. Epub 2021 Jun 28.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, People's Republic of China.

Background: Both keloid and hypertrophic scars are common benign skin lesions manifested by hyperplasia of fibroblasts. Clinically, this will not only have physiological effects on patients, but also cause psychological damage. However, there is no unified standard treatment method at present. Read More

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[Transepidermal water loss of scar skin in three types of scar patients and its correlation with scar severity].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2021 Jul;37(7):629-634

Burns and Plastic Surgery Department and Plastic Surgery Cosmetology Laser Center, General Hospital of Jilin Chemical Industry Group (The Second Affiliated Hospital of Beihua University), Jilin 132022, China.

To study the transepidermal water loss (TEWL) of scar skin in patients with superficial scars, hypertrophic scars, and atrophic scars, and to explore the correlation between TEWL and scar severity. A retrospective observational study was conducted. From February 2017 to February 2019, 120 scar patients who met the inclusion criteria were admitted to the General Hospital of Jilin Chemical Industry Group, including 78 males and 42 females, aged (35±14) years. Read More

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Postoperative incision scars and cosmetic satisfaction of living liver donors.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jun;100(23):e26187

Department of General Surgery, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua.

Abstract: Cosmetic appearance is a major concern for living donors. However, little is known about the impact of a surgical scar on body image changes in living liver donors. The aim of this study was to identify potential factors that cause displeasing upper midline incision scar, and to evaluate the overall satisfaction regarding body image and scarring after living donor hepatectomy. Read More

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Clinical outcomes of adjunct sinus stenting in dural arteriovenous fistulas : Role of flow restoration in steno-occlusion and cortical venous reflux.

Clin Neuroradiol 2021 May 31. Epub 2021 May 31.

Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Purpose: This study investigated the clinical outcomes and follow-up results of venous sinus stenting (VSS) for constrictive dural sinus restoration in patients with intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs). We hypothesized that this treatment would have durable benefits in such patients.

Methods: Patients who underwent VSS for DAVFs with cortical venous reflux between January 2008 and June 2020 were identified after a retrospective review (n =18). Read More

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Early intervention by Z-plasty combined with fractional CO laser therapy as a potential treatment for hypertrophic burn scars.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 Nov 20;74(11):3087-3093. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Burn and cutaneous surgery, Xijing Hospital, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.

The aim of this study is to determine whether Z-plasty combined with fractional CO laser therapy can be a potential management option for hypertrophic burn scars in the proliferation stage. A total of 105 patients (46 male and 59 female patients) diagnosed with hypertrophic scars under tension but without any functional limitations were enrolled in this study. The Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS) score and scar height were analyzed and compared. Read More

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November 2021