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Since its first description, the nasolabial flap is one of the most preferred methods for the ala nasi reconstruction. Because of its similarity in skin color and texture to the nose, completely concealed scar in the nasolabial sulcus makes it a better choice. The major drawback of this flap is that it necessitates a 2-stage procedure. To gain more freedom(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare alcohol-based hand rubbing with hand washing using antimicrobial soap regarding antimicrobial efficacy and compliance with routine practice in hospital and intensive care units. SUBJECTS AND METHODS From February to June 2003, 35 nurses were randomly selected from a nursing staff of 141 and divided into two groups: hand rubbing and(More)
BACKGROUND In considering periorbital reconstructive options, the goals of reconstruction are to obtain functional and esthetic results. At the medial canthus, reconstruction should maintain the normal concavity of the canthus without distortion of the surrounding tissues and should maintain normal eyebrow contour and symmetry. The authors represent their(More)
Pericranial flap is a composite flap involving the periosteum of the skull with its overlying loose areolar tissue termed subgaleal fascia. The multiple blood supply of the pericranial tissue enables this versatility, with a rich, anastomosing arterial supply from the supraorbital, supratrochlear, superficial temporal, posterior auricular, and occipital(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared the electrophysiologic and histopathologic results of early primary nerve repair and grafting of transections made at different levels. METHODS Twenty-two male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups. In one group (distal group, n=8), the right sciatic nerve was transected near the proximal segment of, and in another(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen positivity and antibodies against Brucella in rural and urban areas of Bolu province of Turkey. METHODS A total of 4,234 [corrected] people were screened from the urban and rural regions (3084 [corrected] versus 1150, respectively). All sera were evaluated(More)
INTRODUCTION Irregularly shaped wounds or flap borders usually require specified software or devices to measure their area and follow-up wound healing. In this study, an easy way of area measurement called histogram planimetry (HP) for wounds with irregular geometric shapes is defined and compared to conventional millimetric wound measurement. MATERIALS(More)
Studies concerning natural and synthetic graft materials that have been used in different medical procedures have focused on freeze-dried bone, coral, hydroxylapatite, and tricalcium phosphate. This study histologically investigates the effects of these materials on the healing of bone defects. The experiments were performed on 30 albino rabbits. Cavities(More)
Medial canthal and dorsal nasal defects after surgery have been a challenging problem for surgeons and patients. The main purpose in reconstruction is not solely covering the defects with similar skin and soft tissue, but also causing minimal donor-area morbidity. The authors described an elliptical fashioned frontal island flap at the level of the frontal(More)
Management of an open wound is a problem frequently faced, with skin defects that cannot be closed primarily. Functional and aesthetic outcome could be improved if primary approximation of skin in these large defects were possible. Primary closure may be assisted using the viscoelastic properties of the skin. The viscoelastic properties of mechanical creep(More)
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