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Elderly patients in the USA account for 26-50% of all intensive care unit (ICU) admissions. The applicability of validated ICU scoring systems to predict outcomes in the "Oldest Old" is poorly documented. We evaluated the utility of three commonly used ICU scoring systems (SAPS II, SAPS III, and APACHE II) to predict clinical outcomes in patients > 90… (More)
Figure 1. Dorsal hand wound after debridement of infection. DESCRIPTION A 58-year-old woman on immunosuppression therapy for a kidney transplant developed a paronychia refractory to antifungal or bedside debridement therapy. The infection rapidly progressed and required extensive operative debridement. Her resulting full-thickness dorsal hand defect… (More)
Figure 1. Hematoxylin and eosin stain demonstrates a well-circumscribed dermal nodule (arrow) composed of mixed solid cellular proliferation including microcysts, ducts, and areas of myxoid stroma.
1 Sir: L indocyanine green angiography (most often using the SPY Elite System [LifeCell Corp., Branchburg, N.J.]) is a recent technology that is frequently described in the literature as a method useful for assessing flap viability and preventing flap failure. Although most of the attention on angiography surrounds breast reconstruction, fewer studies have… (More)
DESCRIPTION A 51-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after sustaining a transverse volar laceration over the middle phalanx of her right small finger. On physical examination, the patient was unable to flex her finger at the proximal or distal interphalangeal joint.
Figure 1. Submuscular forehead lipoma. Figure 2. Lipoma exposed under the frontalis muscle.
OBJECTIVE Management of full-thickness burn wounds represents a challenge when reconstructive options are not applicable. Fetal bovine dermal matrix is a bioactive collagen scaffold that assimilates into wounds and stimulates vascularization and dermal regeneration. METHODS We present the use of fetal bovine dermal scaffold PriMatrix in the treatment of a… (More)